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What the EU thinks of US ‘Indo-Pacific’ Strategy?

M K Bhadrakumar l The European Council special meeting in Brussels on 1st October had Turkey, Belarus, Russia and China on its agenda. The foreign-policy decisions of...

Have Arabs “Betrayed” the Palestinian Cause?

M K Bhadrakumar l Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. The controversial peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has...

Kamala Harris: Not so “Indian”-American

M K Bhadrakumar l On several templates, the Democratic candidate in the November election in the US Joe Biden’s choice of Senator Kamala Harris as his running...

The War of Maps in South Asia

M K Bhadrakumar l The unveiling of a ‘new political map’ of Pakistan in Islamabad on August 4 marks the aggravation of a bizarre period of South...

China’s ‘Silk Road of Health’

M K Bhadrakumar l A virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal on July 27 becomes the third vector of...

China’s Belt and Road is not Dead, it is Changing

M K Bhadrakumar l With the rebound of the Chinese economy, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is on the march again. An Associated Press report from Beijing...

Frenemies: Taliban, Central Asian Republics and Russia

M K Bhadrakumar l Compared to the events two decades ago when the Afghan Taliban appeared in the Amu Darya region in northern Afghanistan and...

Hagia Sophia has Tragic History but not at the Hands of...

M K Bhadrakumar l A defining moment came, rather unnoticed, when the foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) held a virtual meeting on July...

China and Russia: ‘Dragons in the Fog’

M K Bhadrakumar l China President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation today with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Beijing will “continue to work” with...

Putin had a Dream to Reset the World Order

M K Bhadrakumar l Moscow has a way of signalling to the White House on critical issues from time to time through public statements calibrated...

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...

Is China Conspiring to Create a Two-Front War for India?

M K Bhadrakumar l The Indian analysts have been comparing the military build-up in the India-China border in eastern Ladakh to the Doklam standoff in...

The Battle for Libya’s Oil Crescent

M K Bhadrakumar l The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya’s renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in the recent weeks have spurred diplomatic activities over the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

US Rolls Out New Central Asia Strategy

M K Bhadrakumar l Every five to six years, roughly, the United States comes out with a ‘new’ Central Asia strategy. The Indian automobile industry...

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

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...

The Deepening Indo-Iranian Divide

M K Bhadrakumar l The frank remarks to the media this week by Iranian ambassador to India Ali Chegeni on the dismal state of his country’s relations...

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...

India’s narrative on J&K is hyperbolic

M K Bhadrakumar l India’s narrative on J&K is hyperbolic: Editorials have appeared in two leading Delhi newspapers  (here and here) urging the government to present a...

Modi’s betrayal of Iran is only the beginning

M K Bhadrakumar | The sudden visit to New Delhi by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif for a meeting on May 14 with...

New India expects Pak obedience, not camaraderie

It is no big secret that the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a damp squib. The impression...

Iran’s master plan to isolate the US

M K Bhadrakumar | The new kids on the block are unaware that not a year had passed since the Islamic Revolution in Iran 40...

So who was the real target of “Mother of All Bombs”?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The decision by the US commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, to drop the ‘mother of all bombs’ on an alleged...

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