Monthly Archives: May 2017

No child’s play Talking casually about nuclear weapons is both irresponsible and dangerous

By PravinSawhney When former defence minister ManoharParrikar and National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon make sensational comments on nuclear weapons, analysts  keen to dramatise them  cannot be blamed for drawing nonsensical inferences. A few months before he demitted office, Parrikar wondered

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Book Name:Maba’ad Jadeedyet Author:Rauf Niazi Now-a-days structuralism, post-structuralism, deconstruction, modernism and postmodernism are the very burning literary issues. These are being much discussed among the serious intellectuals, writers and poets. Though a group of some writers

My views on reviews

By Shafique Ahmed Shafique Book’s Name:Aashob-e-Sindh Aur Urdu Fiction Author’s name:Syed Mazher Jamil I do not agree with view point of Jacques Derrida (born in July 15, 1930, El Biar, Algeriadied October 8, 2000) that after creating a poem, short

The Earth versus capitalism

The Earth versus capitalism

Unfortunately, as of Earth Day 2017, capitalism is winning the war it has been waging against the planet  By Belen Fernandez During one of numerous failed attempts to establish himself as an environmentalist, New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman

Russia and NATO Drama reduxIs a Russia-NATO conflict in the making?

Russia and NATO

By Dimitar Bechev Call it Cold War 2.0 or any other name, it is beyond doubt that Russia and the West are at a lowest point in their relationship since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The reset

If Germany goes Nuclear, blame Trump before Putin

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17:  U.S. President Donald Trump (R) holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The two leaders discussed strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and held a roundtable discussion with German business leaders during their first face-to-face meeting.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yes, Berlin has reason to fear the Kremlin’s aggression. But the U.S. president’s refusal to provide a security umbrella is the real problem.  By Maximilian Terhalle Donald Trump has put Germany’s security at risk. His campaign trail claim that NATO

Why are African men and women still fleeing to Yemen?

By Idil Osman Conflict has been raging in Yemen since 2015, yet people from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea remain undeterred to thread on the perilous routes only to encounter dangerous conditions when they get there. To paraphrase the Somali-British poet

Tibet & Kashmir make one morality play

By M K Bhadrakumar There is dramatic irony that the polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency took place on a day when we have been celebrating the official visit by the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, presumably to highlight

Pains of tackling both terror and Pakistan


By Ashok K Mehta India seems to have lost the moral high ground on combating terrorism by what some people are calling as ‘Doval-isation’. Even moderate elements in Pakistan are seeking moral equivalence with India. As the convenor of an

India may have underestimated Beijing’s resolve

The Chinese reaction to the Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh came in an article in the state-run Global Times, which is part of the ruling Communist Party publications. Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrives at the Thubchog