Jeffrey Stern

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Beauty and the Beast

1 July 2013 | New Republic

Beauty and the Beast

The Beautiful Atom Bomb was, in her time, a rare talent. She had a waist on a gyroscope that attached to an ample bottom, which she could shake with such alarming ferocity that the laws of physiology seemed reversed: She didn’t control it, it controlled her.

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Dispatch: the politics of policing Kashmir

3 August 2010 | Foreign Policy

Dispatch: the politics of policing Kashmir

Last summer, I sat by a pool at an old hotel in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Mock stucco and wood paneling vaguely recalled the architecture of the Tudor era; this building looked like one of the characteristic Kashmiri houseboats had sprouted roots and grown widthwise as well, except that the houseboats float on Kashmir’s glass-still Dal Lake; the Broadway Hotel is moored to the earth, while Kashmir moves on around it.

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Tear gas in Kashmir

12 February 2010 | Foreign Policy

Tear gas in Kashmir

When you fire a tear gas shell, you’re supposed to aim below the chest. That’s basically agreed upon, it’s written somewhere: an understanding extracted from a code of conduct housed in an operating manual stuck in someone’s desk drawer.

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Fire in Kashmir

14 December 2009 | Foreign Policy

Fire in Kashmir

Today in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) announced the result of its investigation into the deaths of two Muslim women in a Kashmiri village this spring.

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What Obama almost said

8 December 2009 | Foreign Policy

What Obama almost said

When President Obama laid out his plans for Afghanistan on December 1, he made it clear—to many for the first time—that the war in Afghanistan is not just about Afghanistan. “[T]he stakes are even higher within a nuclear-armed Pakistan,” he said, “because we know that al Qaeda and other extremists seek nuclear weapons, and we have every reason to believe that they would use them.”

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