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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

Burma election denounced

The Obama administration slammed a decision by Burma’s ruling junta to hold the country’s first elections in two decades on Nov. 7, saying the vote will lack credibility. Published August 13, 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS A man uses his BlackBerry in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Canada's Research in Motion (RIM) hopes to rock the telecom world with its new BlackBerry Torch smart phone. But security-obsessed officials in some countries are carrying anything but a torch for RIM's services.

India sets deadline for potential BlackBerry stoppage

India's decision to set a deadline for BlackBerry to share encrypted data or face a ban is symptomatic of a clash between nations - both democratic and undemocratic - and the boundary-less world of information technology. Published August 12, 2010

India issues ultimatum on BlackBerry services

India will ban BlackBerry's e-mail and messenger services unless the cell phone's manufacturer, Research in Motion (RIM), allows the government to monitor the messages by Aug. 31. Published August 12, 2010

Tom Little is one of the six American medical aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. All of the victims belonged to the humanitarian group International Assistance Mission. (Associated Press)

Killing of aid workers will hurt Afghans

The recent execution-style slaying of 10 medical aid workers, six of them Americans, by the Taliban in Afghanistan will hurt poverty-stricken Afghans the most and underscores the vulnerability of humanitarian groups, charities working in the region say. Published August 11, 2010

Indonesia arrests militant cleric again

Indonesian police on Monday arrested the spiritual leader of an al Qaeda-linked group that is accused of carrying out the 2002 Bali bombings and of plotting to assassinate the country's president. Published August 9, 2010

** FILE ** Tariq Aziz, Iraqi deputy prime minister in Saddam Hussein's regime, is shown in 2004. (AP Photo/Karen Ballard/Pool, File)

Saddam aide Tariq Aziz criticizes U.S. pullout plan

Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former right-hand man and once the international face of the Iraqi regime, says President Obama is "leaving Iraq to the wolves" by withdrawing troops from the country. Published August 6, 2010

Wolf seeks ‘fresh eyes’ on mission in Afghanistan

Nine years into the war in Afghanistan, the American people and their elected representatives still do not have a clear sense of U.S. goals in the region, a senior House Republican says in a letter to President Obama. Published August 6, 2010

Flood aid helps U.S. ties with Pakistan

Pakistan's worst flash floods in decades, which have left more than 1,500 people dead, have provided an opportunity for the Obama administration to repair the tattered image of the U.S. with a crucial ally. Published August 4, 2010

Treasury’s Iran blacklist of backers of terror grows

The Treasury Department on Tuesday added two Iranian groups and seven Iranians to its terrorism blacklist for their support of terrorists in Afghanistan and the Middle East under the guise of providing development assistance or social services. Published August 3, 2010

Zardari: Taliban winning war, Afghan support

The U.S.-led international coalition is losing the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan because it has failed to win over the Afghan people, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said in a grim assessment of the war this week. Published August 3, 2010

Hammer Taliban first, says ex-envoy

The U.S.-led coalition force in Afghanistan first must escalate its counterinsurgency operations and only then begin reconciliation efforts with leaders of the militancy, veterans of the Iraq campaign told members of Congress on Tuesday. Published July 27, 2010

Kerry: Don’t ‘overhype’ leaked documents

A senior Democratic senator on Tuesday played down the significance of information contained in leaked documents that reveal collaboration between Pakistan's intelligence agency and militants fighting in Afghanistan. Published July 27, 2010

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the data leak does not raise any doubts about Pakistan's reliability as a key ally in the war against terrorism, adding that the U.S. has "certainly known about safe havens in Pakistan." (Associated Press)

Leaks raise U.S. policy doubts

The disclosure of classified military documents revealing close ties between Pakistan's intelligence service and militants fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan has prompted calls on Capitol Hill to rethink U.S. policy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan. Published July 26, 2010

Pakistan urged to echo U.S. terror sanctions

The U.S. wants Pakistan to implement international sanctions against three terrorist financiers who have been raising money for the Taliban and its Pakistan-based affiliate the Haqqani Network. Published July 23, 2010

U.S. sanctions 3 linked to Taliban

The Treasury Department froze the U.S.-held assets of three key leaders and financiers of the Taliban and its affiliated group, the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network. Published July 22, 2010

U.S. places sanctions on Taliban financiers

The Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against three key leaders and financiers of the Taliban and its affiliated group, the Pakistan-based Haqqani network. Published July 22, 2010