International Relations

International Relations

Trump Pushing for a Mideast War: Iranian Leader Warns Against US-Saudi-Israel Axis

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn his many appearances on national television, John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor, has called for an attack on Iran—up to and including a full-scale invasion—and for the installation of a new government there. More than once he has said that after toppling the Iranian government, the U.S. should invite surviving members of the American […]

Share

Xi-Modi Plan Joint Project in Afghanistan: Trump May Get a Kick Out of Happenings in Asia

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndia and China have resolved to build “an economic project” in Afghanistan where Donald Trump is stuck with the Taliban and the ISIS and Afghan warlords; not to speak of the Haqqani Network. Above all, Pakistan. The tea that Xi and Modi drank stiffed talk that this was just an informal meeting and that Modi […]

Share

Indians Suffer no Amnesia over Doklam

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndians, however, should not get carried away by the change of heart of China, forget that the Chinese are by nature ‘double-standards’. The stiletto-tipped dragon’s tail can twist around and dig your backside even as it gives you a make-believe Narendra Modi-hug. So, ‘beware’ is the word. Here’s a report, for Different Truths.  The two […]

Share

Wuhan Summit Creates a New Template for Economic Engagement: India can benefit from Chinese Economic Muscle

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe informal Wuhan summit has helped to morph Doklam tension into a softer China and its yearn for India’s support for its role in the Asia Pacific region. A progressive economic engagement is the outcome of the summit. Given the fact both countries are the twin propellers for global growth, inter-dependence between India and China […]

Share

Modi and Xi Need to Focus on Trade Issues

Reading Time: 5 minutesIndia and China can no longer remain cut away from each other on the great divide of the mighty Himalaya. A cursory glance at geopolitical theatres of the absurd would demonstrate how fragile relationships are shaping up. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths.  India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President in perpetuity Xi Jinping […]

Share

Pashtun Protest Escalates Braving Heavy Odds: People Overcome Fear to Fight for Their Rights

Reading Time: 4 minutesEver since the 26-year old civil rights activist Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen emerged as the main voice of PTM from February, the focus is on protests to put an end extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, racial profiling, and harassment of Pashtuns through a systematic way. Pashtuns, the second-largest ethnic group in Pakistan – disdainfully termed as ‘Pathans […]

Share

Trump Regime Expanding Fast Foreign Military Bases: Peace Coalition Plans Massive Anti-War Demonstrations on April 14-15

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe U.S. already maintains 800+ foreign military bases in at least 80 countries around the world, mainly surrounding China and Russia—although the U.S. also maintains its fortresses on Cuba and Puerto Rico, and surrounding Venezuela. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths. The U.S. President Donald Trump’s new discretionary budget will shovel 61 percent of the […]

Share

Less Prospects of a Full-Fledged Global Trade War: China Moderates Opposition to Trump Tariffs

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Chinese had, in fact, stated that “politeness demands that China comes out with measures in response to unilateral US announcements of tariffs.” The pitch was further hyped by the US President imposing later rounds of imposts on $100 billion imports into the US, over and above those he had announced earlier. One expected that […]

Share

Equality has to be the Basis of Future Indo-Nepal Relations: India Cannot Take Neighbours for Granted any More

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndo-Nepal relationship received a body blow with the blockade of Nepal, apparently by the Madhesis or people of Indian origin inhabiting the Terai region of Nepal. During the four-and-a-half month long blockade, Nepal’s economy came to the brink of collapse. Being a land-locked country, Nepal depends entirely on imports through India. It was an open […]

Share

Shifting Geopolitics: Caution and Smart Diplomacy Must for Indo-Nepal Relations with Growing Chinese Influence

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndia’s foreign policy has come under criticism recently for losing neighbours to China. The criticism is made most often with respect to India’s ties with Nepal. But Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s official visit to India this week, starting April 6, offers an opportunity to set right that perception. It may be recalled that Oli’s […]

Share