China

Bhutan-China Treaty: Setback For India

M K Bhadrakumar l I read a stimulating essay recently co-authored by Paul Dolan, professor at the London School of Economics, and his research assistant Amanda Hedwood analysing, against the backdrop of the uncertainties of...
Iran

The US-Iran Rapprochement ?

M K Bhadrakumar l While on a ‘farewell’ visit to Israel, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday in Jerusalem at a joint press conference alongside Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that negotiations in...
Taliban

West Prepares to Re-Engage Taliban

M K Bhadrakumar l Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has written yet another opinion piece in the Washington Post, sensing a turning point lies ahead with the Biden Administration assembling a sustainable, durable policy toward Afghanistan taking...
Biden

What Biden Told the Indians ?

M K Bhadrakumar l Given the state of the Indian media today, it is difficult to cut through the Indian-American rhetoric from a distance of 10,000 kilometres and get a rounded view of Prime Minister...
SCO

Iran’s SCO Membership is a Big Deal

M K Bhadrakumar l Like in a Wagnerian music drama, there is an associated melodic theme that accompanies the situations behind the two big regional developments last week — the announcement of the AUKUS, security...

Biden’s Taliban Blues

M K Bhadrakumar l The best part of the visit by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Patrushev to New Delhi (September 7-8) was that the two countries have embarked...
United States

United States Must Take on Chinese Authoritarianism

Saad Hafiz l  The outcome of the geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China may well define the rest of the 21st century. It is a multi-layered strategic battle for power and influence—manifested in...
China

US-China Relations at Crossroads

M K Bhadrakumar l The Biden Administration, in dire straits over Afghanistan, is pursuing China for help. There have been two phone calls to Chinese State Councilor and FM Wang Yi from US Secretary of...
Chinese

The Chinese World Order in Making ?

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Lately, Chinese communist party (CCP) celebrated its 100th anniversary with great pomp and show. The event was marked by spectacular performances. In a rousing opening, the performers chanted slogans celebrating...
Panjshir Valley

The Untold Secrets of Panjshir Valley

M K Bhadrakumar l Many Indian analysts are ecstatic that the Taliban’s goose is cooked, as Amrullah Saleh, deposed president Ashraf Ghani’s former deputy, is on the march to marshal an anti-Taliban resistance movement, a la the...
Afghanistan

Like it or Not, Taliban is Afghanistan’s True Independence Movement

 Eric MARGOLIS l After 20 years of B-52 carpet bombing of Afghanistan, murderous drone strikes, 350,000 puppet soldiers, 20,000 mercenaries, nearly two trillion dollars in US spending, destruction of countless Afghan villages, the killing up to...

Taliban Discredited US Nation-Building Goal in Afghanistan

Andrew Korybko | The whole world now realizes that the US has the opposite of the Midas touch since it destroys all those Global South nations that it invaded under the pretext of “nation-building”. The Taliban...
Taliban

Afghanistan’s Political Chessboard under Taliban Rule

M K Bhadrakumar l The explosion of life is unstoppable even after Taliban takeover. The first buds are edging their roots from the dirt no sooner than Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul on Sunday, without telling...

Impact of Iran’s Presidential Elections on its Strategic Autonomy

M K Bhadrakumar l The western analysts feel agitated about Iran’s refusal to play by the rule book of liberal democracy. They feel indignant even as Tehran released on Tuesday the final list of candidates found qualified...
Pax Americana

A Last Ditch Effort to Save ‘Pax Americana’

M K Bhadrakumar l Anyone who tried to divine the Russia policy of the Biden presidency out of the corpus of statements by current and prospective officials in the new administration would know by now...
China

China Blocks US Bases in Central Asia

M K Bhadrakumar l Ten months after the first meeting of the foreign ministers of China and the five Central Asian states, Beijing has followed through with a second session on May 11 at a...
Jordan

The Coup that didn’t Happen in Jordan

The most we know is that on April 3, 2021, the Jordan Chief of Staff, General Youssef Huneiti, came to politely inform Prince Hamza that he was under house arrest and that he was...
US

US Expects Russia to Submit. Will it?

M K Bhadrakumar l In his landmark foreign policy speech delivered from the US state department on February 4, President Joe Biden had proclaimed that “America is back. Diplomacy is back at the centre of our foreign...
China

Will China Become Sole Superpower?

China is an empire in the modern sense — a nation strengthened (but also held hostage) by its long supply chains, compelled to ever greater economic and political intercourse to preserve its interests, and increasingly...
Khojaly

Khojaly… Never Again…

Rusif Huseynov l Oradour-sur-Glane, Lidice, Khatyn, Srebrenica… This black list has unfortunately an addition from Azerbaijan as well: Khojaly… It was harsh Karabakh winter of 1992, when the Armenian forces launched an offensive on Khojaly, a...

The Future of Israel-Arab Normalization under Biden

Without former U.S. President Donald Trump’s avid support for Israel’s diplomatic recognition in the Muslim world, the onus of new normalization deals will likely fall to Israel itself, which will either slow the normalization...
Yemen

Yemen: A Saudi Quagmire?

M K Bhadrakumar l With the world’s largest oil export terminal coming under missile and drone attack — a giant Saudi Aramco complex capable of exporting roughly 6.5m barrels a day, nearly 7% of global...
Pak-Saudi Relations

Pak-Saudi Relations: Set in Stone or Shifting Sands?

TIC Analysis l In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have welcomed the OIC for adopting a strong and comprehensive resolution in favour of the Kashmir cause. Jammu and Kashmir Muslim conference...
nuclear scientist

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killing will have Fallout

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh will not materially impact Iran's nuclear program, but the killing is a sign that the United States and Israel are accelerating their covert strategy against Iran...
America

The Indian-ization of American Government

Muhammad Sharreh Qazi l ‘America loves India, America respects India and America will always be a faithful and loyal friend to the Indian people.’ President Donald J. Trump: Joint Address with Prime Minister Nirendra Modi: ‘Namaste Trump’,...

“Pakistan Zindabad” in Azerbaijan

Rusif Huseynov, Ziya Kazimzada l Pakistan was among the first three nations that immediately recognized Azerbaijan`s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and established diplomatic relations. Over the years these relations have evolved into...
Ummah

Resurrecting the Ummah

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Conferring upon Narendra Modi, the highest civil award by UAE government nearly one year back in august 2019, amid a situation where Modi was spearheading the genocide of Muslims in...
Trump

Goodbye Trump, if Leave you Must!

M K Bhadrakumar l Into the final stretch of the US elections, a Joe Biden presidency is lurking on the horizon. Votes are still being counted in Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada. The...
Saudi Arabia

Kingdom’s Journey from Ultra-Conservatism to Ultra-Modernism

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, currently, is undergoing a phenomenal metamorphosis; a country widely known for its ultra-conservative posture is now gradually moving towards liberalism. It is witnessing a remarkable transformation...
Kashmir

Modi and ‘Incredible India’

Saad Rasool | One year on from Modi’s revocation of Article 370—resulting in the illegal annexation of Kashmir and the imposition of a draconian curfew across the valley—the world seems to be waking up to...

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