Tag: Cold war

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  • New Cold War

    New Cold War

    The American official has articulated distressing thoughts on what he acknowledged was a “proud moment” in history.

    November 11, 2019
  • Google celebrates 30th anniversary of ‘Fall of Berlin Wall’

    Google celebrates 30th anniversary of ‘Fall of Berlin Wall’

    Here are a few photographs from the era that give a glimpse of the Berlin Wall and the stories around it.

    November 9, 2019
  • Death of a Treaty

    Death of a Treaty

    Thirty-two years after the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty was concluded by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachov, it has been abrogated by today’s key players on the world stage, pre-eminently Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

    August 4, 2019
  • Look East, Act East~I

    Look East, Act East~I

    Surprisingly, India's north-east still bears witness to the symptoms of underdevelopment and civil unrest. New attempts are therefore often undertaken to tackle the situation. The proposed Asian Highway is an attempt to develop the region by opening it up to the global order. This trans-border road connectivity is expected to play an important role in the economic development of the region through cheaper transportation of goods and people, increased exports, industrial development, development of tourism, and employment generation.

    July 9, 2019
  • Borderline showboating

    Borderline showboating

    There is reason why Trump’s predecessors, who were not as impetuous as he is, never did this, just as they never met Mr Kim’s father and grandfather.

    July 2, 2019
  • Putin, Kim Jong-un hold first ever summit

    Putin, Kim Jong-un hold first ever summit

    The meetings are expected to focus on finding a peaceful resolution to the issue of Pyongyang's denuclearization and efforts at reducing cross-border tensions on the Korean peninsula.

    April 25, 2019
  • The path ahead for Nato-Turkey ties

    The path ahead for Nato-Turkey ties

    Turkey always remained under the impression that the Western Nato partners were very keen to keep Turkey in NATO going to many lengths to do so.

    April 7, 2019
  • The Russian Collusion

    The Russian Collusion

    You have to believe that wily Vladimir Putin reckoned that any venture to sway the US election would go unnoticed and, even if not, that electing a noxious egomaniac would be advantageous to the Russians, who, as historian Stephen F. Cohen, points out, tend to favour stability in rivals, even if conservative ones, because conservative is exactly what Russian leaders themselves are. You have to believe that the slightest hint of Russian meddling to sway US election would not result in explosive antagonism and a new Cold War, which it has.

    March 27, 2019
  • A necessary evil

    A necessary evil

    So far, members of the nuclear club have accepted that such weapons are a symbol of international status as well as defence against nuclear blackmail but not a  weapon of utility. An American writer has described the possession of nuclear arsenals as achieving mutual balance of terror. In short, possession of such arms has become an invaluable defence so long as a country doesn't use it.

    March 18, 2019
  • Arms race again

    Arms race again

    The provocation for the US withdrawal were allegations that a new Russian missile had violated the limits imposed by the INF treaty, which was signed after a nuclear standoff in Europe in the 1980s between US and Soviet medium-range missiles.

    March 7, 2019
  • Reluctant Republican

    Reluctant Republican

    By any reckoning, George Bush was the among the most successful US Presidents in terms of foreign policy, though not remarkably effective when it came to economic and domestic issues.

    December 8, 2018
  • Warriors of the Sea

    Warriors of the Sea

    There is little doubt that between a submarine and an aircraft carrier, the former is comparatively economical and safer to operate, is difficult to be detected (by the opponent), and does not require an accompanying flotilla of surface vessels. Further, one subsurface boat can counter potential hostility in the sea before initiating offensive operations. The visibility of the shape and size of a high-sea aircraft carrier, on the other hand, does look impressive and menacing, but only when the carrier moves as ‘carrier battle group‘.

    December 3, 2018
  • Manmohan cautions against argument that development requires restrictions on freedom

    Manmohan cautions against argument that development requires restrictions on freedom

    "The more narrowly we seek to define our identity the less capacity we will have in dealing with a globalizing world outside our borders," he said.

    November 19, 2018
  • Cold War games

    Cold War games

    Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a momentous event that had marked the end of the Cold War, a new and rather unnerving phase confronts the world. Donald Trump declared on Saturday that the US will withdraw from the nuclear arms treaty with Russia. This at once raises fears of what experts …

    October 25, 2018
  • America to exit 1987 signed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    America to exit 1987 signed Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia

    "Russia has violated the agreement. They've been violating it for many years," Trump told reporters on Saturday before boarding Air Force One to leave Nevada following a campaign rally.

    October 21, 2018
  • Russia begins biggest military drills since Cold War

    Russia begins biggest military drills since Cold War

    Russia on Tuesday began its biggest military exercises since the Cold War, with the participation of around 300,000 troops, the Defence Ministry said.

    September 11, 2018
  • Calibrated summit

    Calibrated summit

    The anathema of the Cold War era has happened. Donald Trump has met Vladimir Putin, after all and Monday’s one-to-one in Helsinki has reaffirmed the US President’s hope that the meeting would be the easiest facet of his travels in Europe, notably his participation in the Nato summit and the visit to the UK. Has …

    July 18, 2018