Putin

Putin: The ‘Emperor’

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l Eventually, constitutional reforms package announced by Putin got overwhelming approval by Russian nation. These reforms will reset Mr Putin's term limits to zero in 2024, allowing him to serve two...
Killings

Russian Bounty Killings and Afghan Peace Process

M K Bhadrakumar l As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowballing. The New York Times has come out with more leaks such as bank transfers from accounts...
Sino-Indian

Russia can’t Broker Sino-Indo Peace

Andrew Korybko | Nobody should have the false expectation that the virtual Foreign Minister's meeting between the Russian, Chinese, and Indian dignitaries, nor the presence of the latter two's Defense Ministers in Moscow this week...
Sanctions

Syria’s Elite Face New US Sanctions Under Caesar Act

Snap Shot l What Happened: The Trump administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his inner circle with a load of new economic and travel sanctions for human rights abuses and blocking...
Aggression

India Must Urgently Refrain From its Strategy of Regional Aggression

Andrew Korybko | Monday night, according to the Chinese side, after aggressive Indian troops provoked and attacked Chinese personnel upon illegally crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Aksai Chin, a fierce physical fight...
Hagia Sophia

Russia Church Reject Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Mosque Conversion Plans

Snap Shot l What Happened: The Russian Orthodox Church has rejected the proposed conversion of Turkey’s historic Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque, stating the move could provoke inter-religious tensions, the Orthodox Times reported yesterday. “Any attempts...
Trump

Trump’s America: Rogue Elephant in the International System

M K Bhadrakumar l Britain has joined France and Germany to break with the United States over President Trump’s Executive Order on June 11 authorising economic sanctions against International Criminal Court officials directly engaged in investigation...
Erdogan

Erdogan & the Question of Resurrection of Ottoman Empire

Adv Abdul Rasool Syed l What Tayyib Erdogan is poised to do after the expiration of treaty of laussane by 2023? Is he really endeavoring to resurrect ottoman caliphate? Almost every political discourse, nowadays, led...
Nuclear Deal

Iran Rejects US Call to Negotiate ‘Better’ Nuclear Deal

Snap Shot l What Happened: Iran rejected US President Donald Trump’s call to renegotiate a better nuclear deal, describing the offer as “nothing but political showboating”, Iran’s IRNA news agency reported. “The U.S. government knows what to...
India's

India’s Dormant Foreign Policy

M K Bhadrakumar l In a trove of declassified CIA documents some years ago, there was a list of Soviet jokes from the 1980s offering the glimpse of a secret American weapon to debunk and demoralise the...
Libya

Great Game in Libya

M K Bhadrakumar l The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. Earlier this week, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation...

Russia-China Partnership Challenges US Global Hegemony

M K Bhadrakumar l The sluice gates have opened, as it were, on world politics after the ‘timeout’ through the past 2-3 months due to Covid-19. The spectacle of US epic war with Covid-19 under...
Peace Agreement

Glitches after Historic Peace Agreement

Asif Haroon Raja l The Taliban regime under Mullah Omar took over power after capturing Kabul in October 1996. It managed to eliminate war lordism, poppy growing and crimes and restore normalcy by introducing strict...
Turkey

Turkey Accuses UAE of Spreading Chaos in Middle East

Snapshots l What Happened: Turkey accused the United Arab Emirates of bringing chaos to the Middle East through its interventions in Libya and Yemen, allegations which are likely to inflame tensions between the regional rivals....
Secular

Let there be a ‘Hindu Brahmin’ State

Farid A Malik | The Hindu savastika is a caste symbol of peace and happiness. Adolf Hitler used the same sign, slightly modified, to espouse the superiority of the Aryan race. Like the Hindu fundamentalist...
Kashmir

Kashmir: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

TIC Focus l Last year, a high-level Congressional delegation of the United States flew into the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital to see the ground situation and gauge public sentiment following the Aug 5,...
UNSC

UNSC Meeting: Pakistan’s Victory on Diplomatic Front

Syeda Zainab Hameed Gillani l The UNSC held a consultative meeting on Friday to debate the Kashmir issue where Pakistan urged the world body to implement its own resolutions on this 70-year-old dispute. It being...
Middle East

The New Middle East

Jawad Falak l The 2003 US invasion of Iraq shook the fault lines upon which the post WWI Middle East rested upon. The removal of Saddam Hussain from power set a chain reaction which led...

US Return to JCPOA

M K Bhadrakumar l In business transactions and international diplomacy alike, there could be constant variables and dependent variables. Constant variable is where the value cannot be changed once it has been assigned a value....
Russia

How Russia Re-Emerged as a Great Power?

Anum Khan l There are certain factors that have contributed towards Russia's resurgence that must be considered in order to understand Moscow's foreign policy outlook and national interests. These factors are briefly discussed below: Leadership Leadership is...
Kashmir

5 Myths on Kashmir Issue Debunked

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...

Kashmir: Unfinished Agenda of Partition

Asif Haroon Raja l Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of the Partition in 1947 which was left behind by the British and it has bedeviled Indo-Pakistan relations. The two arch rivals went to war thrice...
Covid-19

Coronavirus and its Impact on Global Dynamics

Asif Haroon Raja l During the Cold War, the two antagonists – USA and former Soviet Union - in their bid to safeguard the vital western and eastern hemispheres and to increase respective spheres of...

MBS and Saudi Crisis of Legitimacy

TIC Analysis l Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (MBS), the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia is considered the de facto ruler of the world's leading oil exporter. He has won plaudits from Western leaders...
OPEC

Why the OPEC+ Deal is a Many-Splendoured Thing

M K Bhadrakumar l A perfect deal is where all protagonists get something out of it. All oil-producing countries stand to gain if oil price rebounds. In bare bones, the OPEC+ group led by Saudi...
Covid-19

Covid-19 has a Grandma, Grandpa & Great Grandpa. Where are they?

M K Bhadrakumar l The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump — ‘China virus’, ‘Wuhan virus’, etc. — that...
Interventionism

Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster?

M K Bhadrakumar l Will US Interventionism End After Covid-19 Disaster? The greatness of the classical Greek tragedies lies in their humanising effect on the spectator or reader — “catharsis”, the purification or purgation of emotions,...

New World Order is Here

Internationalism and regionalism seems tobe the primary victims of Covid-19 commonly known as Coronavirus . Every nation has scrambled to protect itself from this pandemic which has infected millions and killed thousands. States have...
Erdogan

Erdogan’s Cold War with Saudi Arabia and UAE

Al-Monitor l The latest skirmish between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates-Saudi Arabia bloc is over the media. In mid-April, Saudi Arabia announced it was blocking access to Turkish state-funded news agencies and several websites. Within...
Afghans

Don’t Threaten Afghans

M K Bhadrakumar l The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department, Alice Wells dropped a bombshell early morning today on the Afghan government...

MOST POPULAR

HOT NEWS