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Deepak Tripathi

Opinion

No end to the revolution?

History has the answer for the turbulent Middle East of today.

Opinion

Obama, Karzai and the Afghan labyrinth

With deep mutual distrust, Obama and Karzai consider their legacies.

Politics

Afghanistan: Countdown to US withdrawal

Attention may now turn from the Arab uprisings to Afghanistan as the US and NATO forces prepare to leave in 2014.

Opinion

Back to the state of nature

US commando raids in Libya and Somalia show American power, and its limits, where anarchy rules after state destruction.

Politics

The illusion of American exceptionalism

Despite Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, the idea of American exceptionalism remains embedded in the US psyche.

Politics

The consequences of Cameron's Syria defeat

Parliament's rejection of Syria intervention will have important repercussions in Britain as well as abroad.

Politics

Syria's escalating crisis

Excessive ideological zeal, immoderate sincerity and determination to fight to the finish are fuelling Syria's crisis.

Politics

In Orwellian Egypt, a state of denial rules

Behind the bloody conflict in Egypt is a state of denial among competing actors of each other's place in society.

Politics

A "democratic" coup

The military overthrow of President Morsi is not a coup for democracy, but an old remedy that has long failed.