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Meet Rashad Hussain, Obama's point man for anti-terror outreach
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Meet Rashad Hussain, Obama's point man for anti-terror outreach

The 36-year-old desi speaks impeccable Arabic and quotes freely from the Quran during his speeches. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC. Indian American Rashad Hussain. Photograph: US Mission Geneva photo stream/Flickr Indian American Rashad Hussain, 36, one of United States President Obama’s close aides, was appointed as US special envoy and coordinator for strategic counter-terrorism communications. On the first day of the White House summit on Countering Violent ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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US won't use India to contain China: White House

'This is a US-India effort and it is not necessarily to counterweight anyone.' Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washingtonm DC. America's embrace of India, as evidenced during President Barack Obama's trip to India last month and his summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, does not make New Delhi a counterweight against Beijing, the White House has made clear. Phil Reiner, Senior Director for South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House, who traveled with Obama ...
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'A new high between our nations'

US Congressman Joe Crowley, who traveled with Barack Obama to to India, shares his memories of the visit with Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com "It was an incredible trip," US Congressman Joe Crowley, erstwhile co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, tells Rediff.com on his return to the US after accompanying President Barack Obama to India. "Being on Air Force One alone was so memorable," gushes Crowley. Crowley, who is vice chair of the Democratic Caucus in the US House of ...
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India-US ties: What if Modi were to suddenly disappear from the scene?

Was the Modi-Obama summit the panacea for all that troubles the India-US relationship? Experts don’t think so, Aziz Haniffa findsIn the first major conference dissecting the Modi-Obama summit in New Delhi -- that is being touted as the cementing of the India-United States strategic partnership -- leading policy wonks and experts, including some who served in US administrations, have warned that a surfeit of euphoria is misplaced.The conference coincided with the release of a report by the ...
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'I believe in Republican Party's principles of free enterprise and smaller gover ...

'I believe in Republican Party's principles of free enterprise and smaller government ... Indian American Raj Shah tells Aziz Haniffa about his plans as the GOP's
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Jaitley in DC: If only India's reforms had begun 20 years earlier...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on his maiden visit as minister to Washington, DC, addresses two think thanks, leaves American Establishment impressed, reports Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on his maiden visit to Washington, DC,  as minister, address two think tanks and used the opportunity to enthrall America Inc with his refreshing candour and assurances that India is indeed open for business. He, however, warned that dire challenges remain. On Thursday, in ...
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Desi appointed dean of top US college

Physicist Kanwal Singh appointed dean of Sarah lawrence College, the first Indian American to head a leading liberal arts college in the US. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC. Dr Kanwal Singh has been appointed Dean of the Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, effective August 1, 2015, becoming the first Indian American to head up a leading liberal arts college in the country, which counts among its faculty Vijay Seshadri, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. 'I am ...
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'Vested interests on both sides of LoC keep Kashmir problem alive'

'It would be very easy for me to say, it's only the Pakistanis that want the Kashmir issue to remain alive.' 'Trust me, there is a vested interest on the Indian side in keeping the issue of Jammu and Kashmir alive.' Omar Abdullah speaks at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com listens in. Omar Abdullah, speaking at a US university for the first time in his life -- and that too at the prestigious Georgetown University -- slammed the Narendra Modi government for not ...
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Pak general: No chances of India-Pakistan war

'We have worked to create road blocks in the path of those who thought that there was space for conventional war despite Pakistan's nuclear weapons.' 'Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme is not open-ended and aligned with India only.' 'In this unstable regional environment, one nuclear power is trying to teach lessons to another nuclear power through the medium of small arms and mortar shells on the Line of Control, and bluster.' 'A historic opportunity of a lifetime beckons the leaderships of ...
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'If Pakistan instigates Kabul against India, it will backfire'

'Some Pakistani generals are saying -- a little more so now than before -- that the biggest threat to Pakistan is not external -- not India -- but internal.' 'The proof of that will be their change of policies and that is going to be the challenge,' Rakesh Sood, one of India's most distinguished diplomats, tells Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com in Washington, DC. Afghanistan's growing political and security stability effectively negates Pakistan's efforts to exploit the situation in that country, ...
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