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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

Members of a U.N. investigation team take samples from sand near a part of a missile that is likely to be a chemical-weapons rocket, according to activists, in the Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/United Media Office of Arbeen) ** FILE **

Lack of mutual trust could kill Syria talks on chemical weapons

The success of any effort to take control of Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons hinges on trust — a quality in short supply between the United States on the one hand, and Syria and its ally Russia on the other. Published September 12, 2013

** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Associated Press/Syrian State TV via AP video)

Doubts emerge about Assad’s control of Syria’s chemical weapons

President Bashar Assad likely does not have complete control over Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons, which is dispersed across the country and believed to have been shared with its allies, including the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Published September 9, 2013

A Syrian military tank is aflame during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters in Joubar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in this citizen journalism image provided by the Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. (AP Photo/The Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad)

Pace of negotiations frustrating to Syrians

Syrians at the receiving end of President Bashar Assad's deadly crackdown are vexed by the pace of deliberations in Washington and other Western capitals on how to respond to the regime's suspected use of chemical weapons last month. Published September 4, 2013

** FILE ** In this citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, U.N. investigation team with blue helmets, walk with Syrian rebels in Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/United media office of Arbeen)

Syrian opposition unready for fall of Assad

The Syrian opposition coalition favored by the U.S. and its allies is in no position to fill a political vacuum that could be created if an anticipated U.S.-led military strike hastens the downfall of President Bashar Assad. Published August 30, 2013

The Islamic Brotherhood wants to Islamize society and continues to make excuses for certain terrorist movements, encourages religious segregation and champions a reactionary interpretation of faith over a sense of citizenship. In recent years, several groups associated with the Brotherhood have come under legal scrutiny in the U.S. (Associated Press/File)

Despite loss of influence in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood branches stay strong

The Muslim Brotherhood — battered in Egypt and losing popularity in some Arab countries — remains a political force across the Middle East and North Africa where the Islamist group is the main beneficiary of Arab Spring protests that have toppled entrenched dictatorships since 2010. Published August 21, 2013

A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shouts during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Overthrow, crackdown may push Muslim Brotherhood back to extremism in Egypt

Egypt's crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood supporters risks driving the Islamist movement back toward the violent extremism it renounced decades ago, analysts said Thursday as security forces spent a second day fighting protesters who torched government buildings, churches and police stations. Published August 15, 2013

Facing a Goliath: A supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shoots a slingshot against Egyptian security forces during clashes in Cairo. Police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers to clear two sprawling encampments. Gunfire rang out as protesters were showered with tear gas. (Associated Press photographs)

Egypt’s streets of blood: Full-scale crackdown on Morsi supporters kills more than 500

Egyptian security forces deployed snipers, tear gas and bulldozers Wednesday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in an assault that claimed more than 500 lives, drew swift international condemnation and led to the resignation of the vice president in the military-backed interim government. Published August 15, 2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi rest in a tent watching TV on Tuesday outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and held daily rallies at Nasr City in Cairo. Instead of rushing for the exits, Islamist supporters are replacing tents with wooden huts in their Cairo encampment. (Associated Press)

New rulers in Egypt saddled with a protester dilemma

More than a month after the military ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's new rulers are vexed by this question: How do you get tens of thousands of Mr. Morsi's supporters off the streets of Cairo? Published August 13, 2013

**FILE** This undated file photo reportedly shows the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar. (Associated Press)

Taliban leader downplays talks with U.S.

The Afghan Taliban's top leader says the Islamic radicals who once sheltered Osama bin Laden view talks with the U.S. as a way to put an end to the "occupation" of Afghanistan, but will never abandon their religious principles or national interests. Published August 6, 2013