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  • Afghan misadventure~I

    Afghan misadventure~I

    It is paradoxical that the US which entered Afghanistan with the promise of ensuring a new age of peace and stable democracy is now, though belatedly, arguing as stated by Biden that nation building was not on its cards. The American intervention, far from building an enduring democracy, created a clientelist oligarchy that survived because of widespread corruption despite lack of popular support, as it was in South Vietnam.

    September 16, 2021
  • Fine balance

    Fine balance

    India’s approach towards Afghanistan and Japan’s in SouthEast Asia serve to underline this point

    August 21, 2021
  • Power Games

    Power Games

    Mercantilism as an economic theory and policy became influential in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century that called for government regulation of a nation’s economy in order to increase its power at the expense of rival nations.

    July 19, 2021
  • Doctrinal dilemma

    Doctrinal dilemma

    China is expanding its territory and influence as a global power while seeking to isolate the USA from its allies.

    June 29, 2021
  • Ten-Foot-Tall Syndrome

    Ten-Foot-Tall Syndrome

    One of the reasons Beijing encourages state-controlled media to take an inordinate interest in running down India is because China recognises that unlike the USA, Japan, Australia or Vietnam, its southern neighbour poses a challenge to it which none of the aforementioned countries does.

    April 24, 2021
  • Navalny sanctions

    Navalny sanctions

    Last month, Biden called for Navalny’s release, saying he was “targeted for exposing corruption and should be released immediately and without condition.”

    March 6, 2021
  • In aid of humans

    In aid of humans

    Humanitarian intervention is a serious and comprehensive challenge to the sovereign state as it involves the invasion of territory using military force. The Westphalia system can only work if states recognise each other's sovereignty.

    November 10, 2020
  • China cautions India not to side with US amid border stand-off

    China cautions India not to side with US amid border stand-off

    The daily said China did not want to see a situation where politics led to economic repercussions and advised New Delhi to always view the India-China relations with rational minds instead of being lured by domestic nationalist sentiment.

    June 1, 2020
  • In crisis lies India’s chance

    In crisis lies India’s chance

    Pandemics have always caused massive economic, social, political and military impacts on human activity.

    May 8, 2020
  • 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