Monthly Archives: January 2020

India shall be remade through demographic change, street by street


From Article 370 to Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, demographic change is a key objective of Modi-Shah By Shivam Vij Ishtiaq Ahmed’s voluminous book The Punjab Bloodied, Partitioned and Cleansed is an underrated study of Partition violence in Punjab, which killed lakhs

This is not just a Muslim fight


Inside the Anti-Citizenship Act protests rocking India Widespread protests and police brutality By Sanya Mansoor & Billy Perrigo As tense protests about India’s new citizenship law rocked the nation’s capital, four women tried to form a human shield around their

India protests rage on as death toll rises to 24


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cancelled a visit to India, the Indian foreign ministry said, amid tensions in the northeast region, where he was due to hold summit talks with counterpart Narendra Modi. Citizenship protests spread to Bengal, protesters torch

At war with the truth Democracy dies in darkness


US officials constantly said they were making progress – They were not, and they knew it By Craig Whitlock A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth

US primes NATO to confront Russia, China


By M. K. Bhadrakumar The December 3-4 summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in London resembles a family reunion after the acrimony over the issue of military spending by America’s European allies. The trend is up for defence

Henry Kissinger gets it… US ‘exceptionalism’ is over


November 28/29, 2019 “Information Clearing House” –  Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger made prudent remarks recently when he said the United States is no longer a uni-power and that it must recognize the reality of China as an

7 lessons Russian strategists learned from Soviet intervention in Afghanistan


This month 40 years ago, the Soviet Union launched its military intervention in Afghanistan By Simon Saradzhyan This month 40 years ago, the military phase of the Soviet Union’s military intervention in Afghanistan commenced with units of the 40th Soviet

The Indo-‘Israeli’ trans-Arabian corridor will push Russia closer to Pakistan


India slaps Iran yet again Sputnik reported earlier this month that “Israel” and India shared documents pertaining to the former’s Trans-Arabian Corridor for connecting the Eastern Mediterranean and Afro-Asian (“Indian”) Ocean during the meeting between the former’s Minister of Foreign

Russia dials back peace talks with Japan


The Russia-Japan territorial disputes surged at a meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries, Toshimitsu Motegi and Sergey Lavrov, at Nagoya, Japan, on November 22 on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers’ gathering. Lavrov publicly threw cold

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 billion in biggest-ever IPO


Saudi Aramco on Thursday priced its long-awaited IPO at the high end of the target range, raising $25.6 billion and giving the energy giant a valuation of $1.7 trillion in the world’s biggest stock sale. Aramco priced its initial public