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  • G-7 grapples with Afghanistan, an afterthought not long ago

    G-7 grapples with Afghanistan, an afterthought not long ago

    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she expected questions about the Afghanistan evacuation timeline to be part the G-7 meeting.

    August 24, 2021
  • Future of Nato

    Future of Nato

    Asia, the second crucial geography for the alliance, is primarily about the China question which needs to be analysed and addressed separately.

    July 22, 2021
  • Yet another fizzle

    Yet another fizzle

    Peace talks between the Taliban and prominent Afghans from the government side ~ the militants have refused to recognize or talk to the US-backed government ~ started in September last year but have failed to make any progress.

    July 21, 2021
  • Moment in history

    Moment in history

    Bagram is vital ~ in symbolic and strategic ways.

    July 4, 2021
  • Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, chief architect of Iraq war, dies at 88

    Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, chief architect of Iraq war, dies at 88

    In his 2011 memoir, "Known and Unknown", Rumsfeld, having retired from public service for over four years, still expressed no regrets over the decision to invade Iraq.

    July 1, 2021
  • Russia to bolster military capabilities over NATO threat

    Russia to bolster military capabilities over NATO threat

    Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev pointed to the bloc's increased military spending that went up by 4 per cent

    June 25, 2021
  • Bear’s Embrace~I

    Bear’s Embrace~I

    The world once believed that Russia would become a ‘responsible stakeholder‘ in global affairs by being integrated into rule-based international institutions. Instead, it threatened the sovereignty of neighbours like Georgia and propped up dictators in Libya, Syria and Venezuela

    June 22, 2021
  • NATO Summit ends with new agenda to address future challenges

    NATO Summit ends with new agenda to address future challenges

    The Summit was the first for US President Joe Biden after the tumultuous four years seen under his predecessor Donald Trump, who called the military alliance "obsolete", Also for the first time, NATO had placed China at the centre of its agenda.

    June 15, 2021
  • Biden, Erdogan hold ‘fruitful & sincere’ meeting

    Biden, Erdogan hold ‘fruitful & sincere’ meeting

    There are no outstanding problems between the US and Turkey that cannot be solved, Erdogan told journalists

    June 15, 2021
  • Biden calls Putin ‘worthy adversary’

    Biden calls Putin ‘worthy adversary’

    The two leaders are set to meet in Geneva next week

    June 15, 2021
  • China versus India~II

    China versus India~II

    India should take the lead in organizing the First Asian Security Conference of all the democracies of Asia currently facing growing Chinese economic dominance, and which cannot by themselves face up to the Communist regime ever hungry for natural resources, and now even food.

    December 26, 2020
  • US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad welcomes NATO’s call for Afghan peace

    US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad welcomes NATO’s call for Afghan peace

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation also renewed its appeal to "all Afghan leaders and parties to urgently reduce violence and work for lasting ceasefire" .

    April 25, 2020
  • India should strive for a greater leadership role

    India should strive for a greater leadership role

    Fareed Zakaria, a leading foreign affairs expert stated, “The US is abdicating its role as leader of the world. During previous pandemics such as Zika and Ebola, the US was at the forefront of organising international effort. President Obama stepped up as the president of the world.” He added, “In this case, the US is absent. It has no interest in a global leadership role...it is acting childishly.”

    April 14, 2020
  • Undiplomatic threat

    Undiplomatic threat

    The Kathmandu Post, a member of the Asia News Network like this newspaper, republished an article carried by another network member, the Korea Herald, which suggested that China’s secrecy had made the coronavirus crisis worse.

    February 21, 2020
  • ‘It’s fine, if Philippines quits military pact’, says Donald Trump

    ‘It’s fine, if Philippines quits military pact’, says Donald Trump

    The Philippines will continue joint military exercises with American soldiers as scheduled in the defence agreement Duterte wants to be terminated while it remains in force

    February 13, 2020
  • US-Taliban discuss peace deal in new talks

    US-Taliban discuss peace deal in new talks

    "They held talks about the signing of the agreement and its related ceremony," Mujahid said.

    January 17, 2020
  • Iran launches missiles on Iraq bases housing US troops in response to Soleimani killing

    Iran launches missiles on Iraq bases housing US troops in response to Soleimani killing

    The Pentagon in a statement confirmed the missile attack, saying 'Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq'.

    January 8, 2020