Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

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

Bringing to book the guilty men of Baghdad

The legal arguments used by the U.S.-sponsored Iraqi court to convict Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity apply even more forcefully to those American leaders who ordered the illegal invasion … Continue reading

January 10, 2007 · 5 Comments

No Plan B, only the certainty of defeat

Unless the Bush administration recognises that Iran might hold the key to peace in Iraq, the people of Iraq will pay the price of American adventurism for years to come. … Continue reading

November 19, 2006 · 1 Comment

To the victor belongs the judge’s gavel

The show trial of Saddam Hussein was not just a violation of international legal norms by a court operating under the reality of foreign occupation but also an insult to … Continue reading

November 7, 2006 · 3 Comments

If you can’t shoot the messenger, lock him up

President Bush’s alleged threat to bomb Al Jazeera shouldn’t surprise us. Ever since the NATO attack on Yugoslavia, the U.S. has looked at the media it can’t control as the … Continue reading

December 1, 2005 · 4 Comments

Toxic truths from the Iraqi battlefront

How come a weapon that is not considered kosher enough to have been dumped in theocean in 1945 is OK to dump on human beings in Fallujah, Iraq, some 60 … Continue reading

November 15, 2005 · 3 Comments

Richard Butler, Grief of Baghdad

22 November 1998Sunday Times of India The Grief of BaghdadSiddharth Varadarajan Not even during the wildest bout of Fosters-induced delirium does a dinkum cobber in the Aussie outback ever imagine … Continue reading

November 22, 1998 · 1 Comment