Monthly Archives: July 2019

Role of dollar’ should be revisited in global trade Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday renewed calls to revisit the role of the US dollar in global trade and accused Washington of seeking to dominate the world. Speaking at an economic forum alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Russian

Belt & road, consolidation of Russia – China economic relations President Xi in Saint Petersburg

By Andrew Korybko Thousands of people from across the world will be descending on Russia’s “second capital” of Saint Petersburg later this week to attend the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) that will be held from 6-8, with the

Putin at SCO summit

Pakistan is integral to the Eurasian The Eurasian future that President Putin articulated during his keynote speech at the SCO is made possible by Pakistan’s leading role in this vision. President Putin’s keynote speech at the SCO was brief but

Signs of hope in Kashmir?


By Tavleen Singh This is as good a time as any for the Prime Minister to make a serious effort at bringing peace to the Valley. Not only because there is fatigue evident in the militancy but because Pakistan is

Right on Kashmir’s rights?

Right on Kashmir's rights

Why India is upset over the UN body’s report what prompted this human rights report? By Kallol Bhattacherjee The first ever report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Jammu and Kashmir, including Pakistan-occupied

Here’s how the government will sell us the Iran war

Here’s how the government will sell us the Iran war1

The first time I heard anyone in the Bush administration mention Iraq, in 2002, I knew they were going to invade it. Lately, certain members of the Trump administration have been talking the same way about Iran, and just recently

Indian Navy finds defects in Scorpene submarine; one more year of delay

The navy has refused to commission the Khanderi into service until all its defects and deficiencies are fully rectified By Ajai Shukla Project-75, which involves building six Scorpene submarines in Mazagon Dock (MDL), Mumbai, had already been running five years

The Indian Subcontinent’s third partition

By B. R. Gowani The First partition (1947) The Indian subcontinent got partitioned in 1947 when the British colonial rule came to an end. India was divided into two new independent states: India and Pakistan. The reason for the division

The Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific strategy report” is all about containing China

By Andrew Korybko The document directly accuses China of being a so-called “revisionist power” that’s supposedly opposed to the U.S. vision of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” even though it is Beijing that stands to lose the most from any

How India – Israel ties moved from hate to clandestine relations to love

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s tweet thanking his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for India’s vote in favour of Tel Aviv at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) against the grant of consultative status to a Palestinian NGO has brought the