Monthly Archives: July 2021



Pakistan remains on Financial Action Task Force grey list despite ‘Significant Progress’ (June 25, 2021) Islamabad: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its ‘grey list’ until October 2021 despite complying with 26 out of

US weighs possibility of airstrikes if Afghan forces face crisis


The Pentagon is considering whether to intervene with warplanes or drones in the event that Kabul is in danger of falling to the Taliban, though no decisions have been made By Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons-Neff The Pentagon

India was, is and will be nowhere in the world


By Bhim Bhurtel After the Narendra Modi-led government’s grave failure to combat the explosive second wave of Covid-19, this wave exacerbated by the Delta variant, Western media, think tanks and academia have shifted their attention to India again. Earlier, the

Why American criticism of India might rankle New Delhi


India should brace itself for becoming the victim of what might possibly be America’s next Hybrid War By Andrew Korybko Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Dean Thompson testified before the US Congress last week about

‘They want our land without us’


Lakshadweep on edge after development bill By Shaheen Abdulla & Ashfaque Ej The Indian archipelago’s indigenous population fear eviction after the BJP-led administration pushed a series of draconian laws critics say threaten the cultural identity of the island and its

America is not ready for a war with China


How to get the Pentagon to focus on the real threats By Michael Beckley The United States has spent $19 trillion on its military since the end of the Cold War. That is $16 trillion more than China spent and

Fizz is gone from Biden-Putin summit


By M. K. Bhadrakumar The US National security adviser Jake Sullivan listens to President Joe Biden speak during a news conference after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. The morning after a Russian-American

Lock him up! Why is repeat offender Trump still a free man?


By Simon Tisdall The ex-president is accused of abuse of power, fraud, tax evasion and more but he has not been charged with anything.  A sudden fall from power always comes hard. King Alfred was reduced to skulking in a

Pivot to Arctic What’s behind US – NATO military buildup in high North?


By Ekaterina Blinova The US is stepping up its military presence in the Arctic region together with its NATO allies, while at the same time calling on other nations to restrain from Arctic militarisation. What’s behind Washington’s self-contradictory stance and

Israel-Palestine conflict at inflection point


History of flare-ups is likely to repeat as key new differences have emerged between Israelis and Arabs By M. K. Bhadrakumar The well-known French philosopher, writer and political activist, late Paul-Michel Foucault has written about a conversation he had with