Opinion

September 16, 2018
September 16, 2018

China walks a tightrope on the Uighur Muslim issue

China has never been at ease with its religious minorities—be they Buddhists, Muslims, Christians or those practicing the religio-philosophical traditions of Confucianism and Taoism.

September 5, 2018
September 5, 2018

Takeaways from 4th Bimstec summit

It seems to be the fashion these days to set up regional forums to enhance economic cooperation among countries and raise the standard of living of the common man. But the time has come to do some...

August 30, 2018
August 30, 2018

Cloak and dagger drama in Australia for the top job

Australia got a new prime minister on August 24, 2018. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull lost his job to Scott Morrison in a mutiny for leadership within the Liberal Party. Morrison is the sixth...

August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018

Democracies in decline

True democra-cies around the world seem to be on the decline. Electoral democracies are increasingly becoming fraught with all kinds of unfair means.

July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018

Reminding the world of the importance of multilateralism

The 10th BRICS summit (July 25-27, 2018) has just concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted China's President Xi Jinping, Russian President...

July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018

Judicial activism and militant attacks can mar Pakistan elections

Pakistan goes to polls under a caretaker government amid judicial activism and militant attacks. Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, heading a six-member cabinet, took over as caretaker prime...

July 8, 2018
July 8, 2018

Suu Kyi and the military: Are they falling out?

Things do not look very pretty for General Min Aung Hlaing of Myanmar, the alleged war criminal responsible for the genocide against the Rohingya community in Rakhine.

June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018

Cracks in G7, harmony in SCO

The G7 summit hosted by Canadian PM Justine Trudeau (June 8-9) was quite unprecedented. The way the leaders of the seven rich industrialised countries behaved was simply appalling. Never in the 45...

June 10, 2018
June 10, 2018

Trump-Kim summit drama: What happens if talks fail?

One shall recall that North Korea signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 1985 but quit in 2003.

May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018

Can JCPOA be saved after US pullout?

The 2015 Joint Compr-ehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) was an equation of 6 + 1 = 7. The 6 (P5 + Germany) were the powers that signed the nuclear deal with Iran, i.e. an agreement among 7 parties.