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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

Social unraveling spreads in Africa

An ongoing cycle of rape and exploitation has left in tatters the social fabric in Sierra Leone and Liberia and threatens to do the same in other parts of Africa, according to social workers based in the continent. Published May 24, 2010

South Korea cuts trade links with Pyongyang

South Korea's president on Monday severed trade links with North Korea in response to the sinking of his country's warship and said Pyongyang will "pay a price corresponding to its provocative acts." Published May 24, 2010

Kim collects cash for 'private economy'

As South Korea, the U.S. and the international community weigh options on how to punish North Korea for sinking a South Korean navy warship, a defector said the best way would be to cut off the supply of hard cash to Kim Jong-il's "private economy." Published May 24, 2010

Kim collects cash for 'private economy'

As South Korea, the U.S. and the international community weigh options on how to punish North Korea for sinking a South Korean navy warship, a defector says the best way would be to cut off the supply of hard cash to Kim Jong-il's "private economy." Published May 23, 2010

Obama urged to speak out on Ethiopia

A bipartisan group of lawmakers says the Obama administration must speak out against human rights violations in Ethiopia ahead of elections in the Horn of Africa nation on Sunday. Published May 21, 2010

North Korea may return to terrorism sponsor list

A multinational report linking North Korea to the sinking of a South Korean warship has set in motion an effort to put the North back on a U.S. list of countries that sponsor terrorism. Published May 21, 2010

Evidence ties N. Korea to sinking of ship

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak promised "stern action" against North Korea on Thursday after a multinational group of investigators found concrete evidence linking the North to the sinking of his country's warship in March. Published May 20, 2010

Solid evidence ties N. Korea to sinking of navy ship

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak promised "stern action" against North Korea on Thursday after a multinational group of investigators found concrete evidence linking the North to the sinking of his country's warship in March. Published May 19, 2010

Obama security advisers go to Pakistan

President Obama has sent his top national security advisers to Pakistan to reiterate to the government in Islamabad the importance of cracking down on terrorists in the wake of the Times Square car-bomb attempt. Published May 19, 2010

Abdullah: Afghan criminals may go free

Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's former foreign minister, says he is concerned that militants locked up at a Bagram Air Base could be released after the U.S. detention facility is handed over to Afghans next year. Published May 19, 2010

Abdullah worries Afghan criminals may go free

Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's former foreign minister, says he is concerned that militants locked up at a Bagram Air Base could be released after the U.S. detention facility is handed over to Afghans next year. Published May 18, 2010

Obama sends top security advisers to Pakistan

President Obama has sent his top national security advisers to Pakistan to reiterate to the government in Islamabad the importance of cracking down on terrorists in the wake of the Times Square car-bomb attempt. Published May 18, 2010

Terrorists aimed to kill Indonesian leader

Terrorists plotting to assassinate Indonesia's president and other top officials during independence celebrations in August were considering carrying out their strike in June to coincide with President Obama's visit, intelligence officials say. Published May 18, 2010

**FILE** Former Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah (Associated Press)

Abdullah: Afghan parliamentary election a 'big test'

Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah warned on Monday that a rigged parliamentary election in his country will be much more catastrophic than the discredited presidential election in August that prompted him to abandon his challenge to President Hamid Karzai. Published May 18, 2010

Abdullah: Afghan parliamentary election a 'big test'

Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah warned on Monday that a rigged parliamentary election in his country will be much more catastrophic than the discredited presidential election in August that prompted him to abandon his challenge to President Hamid Karzai. Published May 18, 2010

Chinese deal with Pakistan hems Obama

China's decision to sell nuclear reactors to Pakistan, which has not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), is posing a challenge to the Obama administration's commitment to curb the spread of nuclear technology. Published May 13, 2010

UK elections could result in hung Parliament

With national elections scheduled for Thursday, political commentators in the United Kingdom are in a tizzy over the prospect of the first hung Parliament — in which no party has a clear majority — in 36 years. Published May 3, 2010

Brown, Cameron hit 'amnesty' for illegals

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Conservative Party challenger, David Cameron, on Thursday opposed giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, saying that would send the wrong message to people looking to sneak into Britain. Published April 30, 2010