Author: M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Rioters stormed US Capitol

Whither American Democracy?

In a poignant remark, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas reacted to the dramatic events in Washington, DC, on Wednesday — the storming of the Capitol building and President Donald Trump’s attempted coup — by recalling that Hitler’s seizure of total power started with the burning of the Reichstag in 1933. […]

US aircraft carrier

A Perfect Storm Gathers In Persian Gulf

On the first anniversary of the killing of the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a targeted drone strike on Jan. 3, 2020 that was approved by President Donald Trump, something had to happen. Tehran regularly insisted that the killing has not yet been avenged. And US […]

CHINA-NEPAL-DIPLOMACY

China’s Mission To Nepal Gains Traction

There can be no two opinions that China has huge stakes in Nepal’s stability. The leitmotif of the visit to Kathmandu by the delegation from the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee led by the vice-minister of the international department of the Central Committee Guo Yenzhou needs no explanation. Historically, external […]

Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat

US Risks Confrontation With Russia

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov remarked last week that Moscow expects nothing good in relations with a “deeply hostile” US under the incoming administration of Joe Biden. He further said in an interview with the Interfax published Wednesday, “We are heading from bad to worse. The next US […]

Displaced children in Afghanistan

US Drawdown Spurs Afghan Peace Talks

Prospects for the resumption of the Afghan peace talks at Doha on January 5 look bright despite the recent spike in violence involving the Taliban, Afghan government forces and the US Air Force, which have caused large scale  civilian casualties. A groundswell of opinion has formed about the critical need […]

S-400

Trump Administration Gives Parting Kick To Turkey

The announcement on December 14 by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of sanctions against Turkey under the provisions of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) comes as a surprise, since President Donald Trump’s affection for Turkish leader Recep Erdogan is fairly well-known. And Trump had shielded […]