border

To achieve peace on the border, India must demilitarise its China policy

M K Bhadrakumar | On July 15, China’s state news agency Xinhua published a commentary on the border stand-off in Doklam. Although it firmly restates the Chinese position that India must pull back its troops for the month-long...
Secrecy and Lies

Secrecy and Lies: Chernobyl and the U.S. Government

Jacob G. Hornberger | SPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet seen the excellent HBO miniseries Chernobyl and might yet do so, you might want to wait to read this article until after you have seen the...
India

India, Russia and the post-American Century

M K Bhadrakumar l India’s impending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system has come to be the leitmotif of the “2+2” dialogue of the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States...
Erdogan

How India botched up with Erdogan’s visit?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The Indian Ministry of External Affairs schedules high-level visits by foreign dignitaries on the basis of clear-cut diplomatic objectives. A visit for visit’s sake is seldom the case. In all respects, Turkish...
China

Battle for Economy: China vs the West

Farid A Malik | Own the nation, the rest will fall into place. Chairman Mao Tse Tung was arguably one of the most outstanding leaders of China and the world. He said, “Revolution comes through...
Trump administration

Trump administration desperately seeking engagement with Iran

M K Bhadrakumar | With the “2+2” dialogue between India and the United States due to begin in New Delhi on Thursday, the Modi government has done the right thing to allow India’s state refiners...
Russia

Russia Cannot do Without Turkey’s Cooperation in Syria

M K Bhadrakumar l Russia was a satiated world power. It didn’t have to prove anything. The Great Patriotic War (1941-45) spoke for itself. Thus, triumphalism was never a diplomatic tool in the Soviet inventory.  The...
India

PM Khan’s warning justified as India seeks to exploit terrorism fears

TIC Analysis l Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against any emotional attempt from the people to cross the Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan into India held Kashmir, saying on Wednesday any such attempt would,...
Khashoggi

Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle...

James M Dorsey | Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights fundamentally different investment strategies and environments in...
billionaire

An Indian billionaire hires 12 servants for daughter at UK University

News Desk | An unnamed Indian billionaire has put an advert to hire 12 servants to look after his daughter when she will start her four-year course at St. Andrews University in Scotland this month. The...
Secular

PM Modi: The ‘New Hitler’ ?

Andrew Korybko | PM Modi: The 'New Hitler' ? Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's (PMIK) speech at the UN General Assembly last week was one for the history books and heralded the country's rapid ascent as a globally...
Erdogan

Erdogan Battles On Multiple Fronts In Risky Regional Power Bid

James M. Dorsey | The optics seem evident: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is at odds with just about everybody. Mr. Erdogan is on opposite sides of Russia in Syria, with Turkish and Syrian troops poised for...
Kashmir

5 Myths on Kashmir Issue

TIC Focus l A high-level Congressional delegation of the United States flew into the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital on Sunday to see the ground situation and gauge public sentiment following the Aug 5...
legacy

A hat trick for Trump’s presidential legacy

M.K. BHADRAKUMAR | It is clear by now that US President Donald Trump’s remark on Thursday as he was setting out for the Group of 7 (G7) summit in Canada on the readmission of Russia...
USA

PM Khan Brings Numerous Gains With UNGA Visit

TIC Analysis l  Prime Minister Imran Khan who returned after a 10-day visit to Saudi Arabia and the United States on Sunday reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue supporting the just struggle of the people of...

China’s Rise in the Middle East: Beyond Economics

James M. Dorsey | If any one part of the world has forced China to throw its long-standing foreign and defense policy principles out the window and increasingly adopt attitudes associated with a global power,...
syria

It’s curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran owe big thanks to Erdogan

The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with...
Iranian

The Russia-Israel Spy Scandal Puts Iran in an Uncomfortable Position

Andrew Korybko | Russian-Iranian relations were unexpectedly shaken Friday afternoon following reports that the IRGC arrested Russian anti-government journalist Yulia Yuzik on suspicion of spying for “Israel” during her latest trip to the Islamic Republic,...
India

A Restrictive foreign policy: Is India inviting trouble?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | When diplomacy becomes brittle, foreign policies become sub-optimal. India’s diplomacy toward China and Pakistan testifies to it. Dialogue with Pakistan is inevitable, especially in Kashmir where the Indian state has all...
Atlantic Powers

A world No Longer Shaped By Atlantic Powers

M K Bhadrakumar l  A world No Longer Shaped By Atlantic Powers: The annual Munich Security Conference last week (February 14-16) turned out to be an iconic event, drawing comparison with the one held in...
Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi rejiggers the Middle East at potentially horrible cost

James M. Dorsey | The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the...
China's

Trump is in no Rush to Jump into Saudi Defense

M K Bhadrakumar l The geopolitical fault-lines of the drone attack on the Saudi Aramco plants on Saturday are surfacing. These are early days but three broad trends have appeared. One, Saudi investigators have begun...
SCO

Could SCO Contribute to Resolving Kashmir Crisis?

Andrew Korybko | The idea is that Russia and China, which have historically been closer to India and Pakistan (both of which are member states of the SCO) respectively, could join forces in somehow encouraging...
Afghan War

Who’s afraid of Afghan peace talks – Kabul and Delhi?

M K Bhadrakumar | Henry Kissinger wouldn’t have approved the way Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even if Tweeter were in vogue in the late sixties, Kissinger...
Indian

The Russo-Indian Oil Deal Is an ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ for Iran

Andrew Korybko | New RT columnist and former Indian naval intelligence officer Shishir Upadhyaya published an article over the weekend titled “Unpleasant surprise for Washington? US oil sanctions on Iran force India to look to Russia“,...
Turkey

Turkey looks for new allies after rift with USA

News Analysis | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was the bulwark of the West against the Soviet Union and communist expansion. Militarily as well as politically, NATO has been the symbol of unity for the...
coronaphobia

Of Coronaphobia and Myths

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Amid global fear, ignited by coronavirus, different myths pertaining to this global contagion have also surfaced. People obsessed with coronaphobia are blindly relying on such myths. They find them as...
Russia

Russia has more in common with Israel than you may think

M K Bhadrakumar | The rocky partnership between Russia and Iran in the Syrian conflict is entering a turbulent period. The unprecedented US-Russia-Israel security summit due to take place in Jerusalem next month has no other explanation.  A...
Sinéad O’Connor 

Popular Irish Singer Converts to Islam

News Desk | The singer formerly known as Sinéad O’Connor has converted to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada’. She made the announcement on Twitter, saying her conversion was “the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture...
Japan

Typhoon Jebi leaves trail of destruction across Japan

News Desk | At least 10 people have been killed by Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. Jebi left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major...

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