December 25, 2013

Nannygate: U.S.-India Relations Rocked

Seema Sirohi, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Whether the diplomat is guilty or not, Washington must consider the implications of a long, drawn-out public trial. The U.S.-India relationship, which has blossomed over the last decade, is crucial not only for regional peace and security in South Asia but also for the stabilization of Afghanistan, for ebbing the forces of religious extremism and for ensuring a fair balance of power in Asia.

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TAGGED: India, United States, Devyani Khobragade


December 19, 2013
Outrage and Overreaction in India
The Hindu
It is not surprising that the details of the treatment to which Devyani Khobragade, the Indian deputy-consul in New York, was subjected after her roadside arrest on charges of fudging her domestic help’s visa forms and... more ››
December 20, 2013
The Odd Case of the Indian Diplomat
New York Post
One wonders why there is so much outrage about the alleged treatment of the Indian national accused of perpetrating these acts but precious little outrage about the alleged treatment of the Indian victim and her spouse. more ››
December 20, 2013
America Does Not Respect India
Times of India
There's a hard lesson in international affairs that India must take away from the Devyani affair. Even as India's leadership allowed its growth story to implode, the global economic downturn has placed the West in a sour mood and... more ››
The Devyani Khobragade controversy at least managed to unify a fractured Indian parliament into professing condemnation of the incident. This means that when it comes to national interest, warring Indian politicians can also... more ››
December 19, 2013
U.S. Owes India Apology over Strip-Search
Ruben Navarrette, CNN
The U.S. Marshals Service claims that a strip-search is standard operating procedure and that none of its policies were violated in this case. A spokesman says that Khobragade was treated just like anyone else. That's the... more ››