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  • A critical moment for the world we live in

    A critical moment for the world we live in

    Without being alarmist, one must take note of the fact that the possibility of a third world war has been more discussed this year – 2022 - than any previous year since 1945.

    November 2, 2022
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger recalls meeting former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev

    Arnold Schwarzenegger recalls meeting former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev was the last leader of the United Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He was a young and dynamic soviet leader who wanted to reform the communist regime along the lines of democratic.

    August 31, 2022
  • Win-win cooperation key to Asia-Pacific

    Win-win cooperation key to Asia-Pacific

    Once again the Asia- Pacific region stands at another historical crossroad. In the face of the new situation, the Asia-Pacific has assumed a more important place in the world and has a greater role to play. 

    June 16, 2022
  • African security

    African security

    The rivalry between the post-World War II superpowers, USA and USSR, took a toll on millions of African lives and undermined both regional integration and economic development on the continent.

    June 3, 2022
  • West v Rest?

    West v Rest?

    As Victory Day was observed in Moscow last week commemorating the former USSR’s sacrifices in the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, it was also a reminder of what came after The Cold War.

    May 13, 2022
  • Cold War redux?

    Cold War redux?

    Elaine Kamarck and William A. Galston of the Brookings Institute have written in an article published recently, the question that no one, including the US President, could answer was: Will a new Cold War begin, and what shape will it take? After the end of the WW II, say Kamarck and Galston, it took a while for Americans to see the Soviet Union as the “Empire of Evil” that it was to become for the West in the following decades.

    March 4, 2022
  • Paradigm shift

    Paradigm shift

    “We need to discard the Cold War mentality and seek peaceful coexistence and win-win outcomes. Our world today is far from being tranquil. Protectionism and unilateralism can protect no one. Even worse are the practices of hegemony and bullying, which run counter to the tide of history. A zero-sum approach that enlarges one’s own gain at the expense of others will not help. The right way forward for humanity is peaceful development and win-win cooperation.”

    January 21, 2022
  • Adding India to Five Eyes intel-sharing club is recipe for new Cold War: Pak official

    Adding India to Five Eyes intel-sharing club is recipe for new Cold War: Pak official

    He said IS-K militants threaten to cross the border into Pakistan, mount terror attacks, and retreat to Afghanistan.

    November 11, 2021
  • 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