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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.

 

Articles by Ashish Kumar Sen

** FILE ** Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Egyptian government heading toward autocracy, an opposition leader says

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government is asserting its dominance in ways that raise the specter of an autocracy similar to the regime Egyptians toppled almost two years ago, an Egyptian opposition leader warned foreign-policy specialists in Washington. Published November 18, 2012

Jordanian policemen prepare to disperse protesters blocking a main road in Amman on Wednesday during a demonstration against the spike in fuel prices after the government lifted subsidies. Protesters denounced the king and threw rocks at police. (Associated Press)

Protests against Jordan’s king rock capital

Jordan, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, was rocked Wednesday by a second day of protests that uncharacteristically targeted the king after the government raised fuel prices in a desperate act to reduce a massive budget deficit. Published November 14, 2012

**FILE** Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant group the Haqqani network, speaks Aug. 22, 1998, during an interview in Miram Shah, Pakistan. (Associated Press)

Haqqani Network talks peace but continues attacks in Afghanistan

The Haqqani Network, a group of Pakistan-based terrorists that has killed coalition troops in Afghanistan, is willing to participate in peace talks with the U.S. as long as the Afghan Taliban's top leader approves, according to a senior commander in the group. Published November 13, 2012

**FILE** Attendees at the Retreat Session of the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, on Nov. 19, 2011, include (from left) U.S. President Barack Obama, Myanmar President Thein Sein (rear), Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Vietnamese President Nguyen Tan Dung, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. (Associated Press)

Obama to visit Myanmar this month

President Obama will make history later this month by becoming the first U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, which after nearly five decades of military rule has shaken off its pariah status by taking tentative steps toward democratic reform. Published November 8, 2012

A satellite image from Oct. 25 shows the aftermath of an explosion at a Sudanese weapons factory. (Associated Press)

Strike on Sudan arms factory points to Iran threat to Israel

Sudan's longtime ties to Iran — and the two nations' roles in arming Islamic militants — have come under scrutiny in the wake of an explosion at a Khartoum weapons factory, blamed on an Israeli airstrike, and the dockings of two Iranian warships at a Sudanese port. Published November 5, 2012

**FILE** Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks Nov. 1, 2012, to the Albanian Parliament in Tirana, Albania. (Associated Press)

Clinton designates Haqqani commander as a terrorist

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday listed a member of a Pakistan-based terrorist network linked to several deadly attacks, including one on the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan in September 2011, as a "specially designated global terrorist." Published November 5, 2012

** FILE ** In this Jan. 15, 2010, file photograph, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal speaks to journalists after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon. Mashaal won't seek re-election, Hamas announced Saturday, paving the way for a leadership contest and possible struggle over the ideological direction of the Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Lebanese lawmaker calls for government to resign

A senior member of Lebanon's Parliament on Monday accused the government of colluding with assassins and said it must resign to prevent the country from drifting into chaos. Published October 22, 2012

**FILE** This photo released by the French Navy shows pirates holding their hands up to soldiers (left) of the French vessel La Somme early Oct. 7, 2009, off the Somalia coast. Somali pirates in two skiffs fired on a French navy vessel after apparently mistaking it for a commercial boat, the French military said. The French ship gave chase and captured five suspected pirates. (Associated Press/Olivier Amalvict/ECPAD/French Navy)

Piracy increasing near West Africa, declining near East Africa

Criminal gangs have stepped up attacks on ships off Africa's west coast, even as similar incidents involving Somali pirates off the continent's east coast have declined sharply, according to the International Maritime Bureau. Published October 22, 2012

** FILE ** Rep. Christopher H. Smith (Associated Press)

Chinese policies blamed in worsening U.S. deficit

China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, says a report by a congressional commission. Published October 11, 2012

** FILE ** Rep. Christopher H. Smith (Associated Press)

Congressional report hits Chinese trade practices

China has done nothing to end trade practices that favor Chinese enterprises at the expense of U.S. workers and businesses, a report by a congressional commission says. Published October 11, 2012

Fuel riches could bring Cypriots to table

The discovery of vast reserves of oil and natural gas off the coast of Cyprus has ignited hope for stalled talks to reunify the Mediterranean island, which is split into an internationally recognized ethnic-Greek south and an ethnic-Turkish north. Published October 7, 2012

Protesters hold banners that read "No to War" during a debate at Turkey's parliament in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 4, 2012, after Turkey fired on Syrian targets for a second straight day. Turkey said it has no intention of declaring war, despite rising tensions after deadly shelling from Syria killed five civilians in a Turkish border town. (Associated Press)

Head of U.N. alarmed by Turkey-Syria tensions

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm Thursday over the growing tension on the Turkish-Syrian border after Turkey’s Parliament authorized military operations against Syria. Published October 4, 2012

Quarrel between Japan, S. Korea may destabilize region

The Obama administration's strategic pivot toward Asia could be adversely affected by a territorial quarrel between two key U.S. allies, Japan and South Korea, over a rocky outcrop of islands. Published October 2, 2012

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2012 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. Republicans lashed out at President Barack Obama and senior administration officials over their evolving description of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, a late campaign-season broadside challenging the veracity and leadership of an incumbent on the upswing. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Iranian group is taken off U.S.’s list of terrorists

The Obama administration has taken a group of Iranian dissidents off the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations, culminating a long-running public relations campaign by the dissidents and their supporters. Published October 1, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 27, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Netanyahu to U.N.: It’s 11th hour on Iran nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned world leaders Thursday that Iran could make a nuclear weapon by spring, and called on them to draw a "red line" to stop the Islamic regime. Published September 27, 2012

Thein Sein, President of Myanmar, speaks Sept. 27, 2012, during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. (Associated Press)

Myanmar leader hails democratic reform

Myanmar's president told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that no one can reverse the democratic reforms that have helped his nation shed its international pariah status over the past 18 months. Published September 27, 2012