Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Why Iran matters to U.S.

Two new books chronicle the ‘crude’ reality of U.S. policies towards oil-rich regions in the world 31 July 2007The Hindu Why Iran matters to U.S.Siddharth Varadarajan IRAN OIL: The New … Continue reading

July 31, 2007 · 1 Comment

An Indian campaign for an Iranian scholar

The Iranian scholar, Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh, who studied with me at Columbia University in New York in the 1990s, was arrested by the authorities last month in Tehran. Kian and … Continue reading

June 15, 2007 · 14 Comments

Under siege, Iran ups the ante

The ‘uncontrolled chain reaction’ predicted by the IAEA chief when sanctions were first imposed continues, with no terminal state in view other than conflict. 11 April 2007The Hindu Under siege, … Continue reading

April 11, 2007 · 2 Comments

More on Rademaker, India and Iran

Abbas Edalat of the Campaign against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran interviewed me last week on my story about a former senior Bush administration offcial’s admission that India’s anti-Iran … Continue reading

March 13, 2007 · 4 Comments

Spinning its way to conflict again

Despite the Bush administration’s hysteria, there is nothing in the Iranian nuclear programme that requires steps so drastic as sanctions and war. Dialogue without preconditions, combined with inspections, is the … Continue reading

February 27, 2007 · 2 Comments

Americans disown Rademaker

Yesterday, I reported how Stephen G. Rademaker, the former U.S. assistant secretary of state for non-proliferation and international security, admitted before an audience of Indian security-wallahs in New Delhi that … Continue reading

February 17, 2007 · 5 Comments

So now we know for sure…

that India’s votes against Iran at the IAEA in 2005 and 2006 were ‘coerced”. For that’s exactly what Stephen G. Rademaker, a former senior official in Bush administration, admitted at … Continue reading

February 16, 2007 · 2 Comments

Iranians rally in defence of right to nuclear energy

Show of popular support boosts embattled President 12 February 2007The Hindu Iranians rally in defence of right to nuclear energy Siddharth Varadarajan TEHRAN: In a spectacle that was part scripted … Continue reading

February 12, 2007 · Leave a comment

Iran rejects nuclear pressure

But IAEA rules will be respected, says Ahmadinejad 12 February 2007The Hindu Iran rejects nuclear pressure Siddharth Varadarajan Tehran: Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that his country would … Continue reading

February 12, 2007 · Leave a comment

Iranian Government gears up for political show of strength

People support nuclear right, but also favour dialogue, compromise 11 February 2007The Hindu Iranian Government gears up for political show of strength Siddharth Varadarajan Tehran: With the 60-day compliance deadline … Continue reading

February 11, 2007 · 2 Comments

India sees speedy IAEA verification as the way forward on Iran

New Delhi anxious for the nuclear file to be resolved quickly. 8 February 2007The Hindu Iran issue: India sees speedy IAEA verification as the way forward Siddharth Varadarajan Tehran: India’s … Continue reading

February 8, 2007 · Leave a comment

Peace pipeline: Iran for tripartite summit

However, the need for talks on gas pricing, project structure underscored. 8 February 2007The Hindu ‘Peace pipeline’: Iran for tripartite summit Siddharth Varadarajan TEHRAN: As technical negotiations on the proposed … Continue reading

February 8, 2007 · 1 Comment

Military means not a solution to Iran crisis, says India

On a short visit to Tehran, India’s foreign minister stresses the need for diaologue and diplomacy. 7 February 2007The Hindu Military means not a solution to Iran crisis, says IndiaPranab … Continue reading

February 7, 2007 · 1 Comment

From mega surge to dual rollback

The U.S. will not leave Iraq without first militarily weakening Iran. 6 February 2007The Hindu From mega surge to dual rollback Siddharth Varadarajan EVER SINCE the Islamic Revolution of 1979 … Continue reading

February 6, 2007 · 4 Comments