Opinion

February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020

Fresh churnings in Congress after Delhi debacle

Nine months after its meltdown in the national elections, India’s main opposition the Congress Party led by Sonia Gandhi, finds itself in fresh in-house churnings over the issue of top leadership.

February 20, 2020
February 20, 2020

Is Pakistan’s press freedom under threat?

Sweeping new regulations restricting social media in Pakistan put freedom of expression and the media at the heart of the struggle to counter both civilisationalist and authoritarian aspects of an...

February 5, 2020
February 5, 2020

What the Deal of the Century tells us about the world we live in

The real issue with US President Donald J. Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is not whether it stands a chance of resolving one of the world’s most intractable conflicts....

February 2, 2020
February 2, 2020

Will the new Bodo accord give peace a chance in Assam?

The signing of the tripartite peace agreement among different factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), the Indian government and the Assam authorities on January 28 has set the...

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

IRAN CRISIS TEST & Trump’s foreign policy

At the core of US President Donald J Trump’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran lies the belief that Iran can be forced to negotiate terms for the lifting of harsh US economic sanctions even if...

January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020

Welcome Madam POTUS?

The high point of drama during last week’s Democratic presidential debate was the public sparring between Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020

The UAE calls the shots

This week’s inauguration of a new Red Sea Egyptian military base was pregnant with the symbolism of the rivalries shaping the future of the Middle East as well as north and east Africa.

January 11, 2020
January 11, 2020

Back in the assassination business

US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to assassinate top Iranian military leader Qassim Suleimani has brought the US back into the business of killing foreign leaders.

January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020

Iran plays chess, the US plays backgammon

Iranians play chess and Americans play backgammon when it comes to warfare, military strategy and conflict management.

January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020

Stage set for battle for Delhi

The bugle has been blown for the elections to the Delhi legislative assembly with the Indian Election Commission announcing the poll schedule on January 6.