Author: M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Iran's hospital for COVID-19 patients

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Policy On The Turn

The past week witnessed a sudden spurt of tensions in the US-Iran standoff. There was intense speculation that to divert public attention in America from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump might order a military attack on Iran. Trump himself fuelled the speculation with the sudden outburst in a […]

Trump announced Coronavirus Act

Trump Samples Democratic Socialism

The responses of the Trump administration and the US Congress to meet the socio-economic challenges posed by the onslaught of the coronavirus constitute a marker in American politics — how in a deeply polarised political climate, it is still possible to evolve ‘bipartisan consensus’ between the ruling elite and the […]

AFGHANISTAN-US-TALIBAN-CONFLICT

Intra-Afghan Dialogue Gets Kickstarted

Three significant things about Ashraf Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony in Kabul on Monday augur well for the implementation of the US-Taliban pact signed in Doha on February 29. One, the US officials, civilian and military, made a full court appearance at the ceremony in Kabul, affirming their reconciliation with Ghani. The […]

Zalmay Khalilzad

Trump Puts Taliban Deal Back On Track

A mini mutiny in Kabul against the US-Taliban deal has been nipped in the bud and it should sound warning bells in Washington that the real threat to peacemaking in Afghanistan comes from one principal source — the interest groups that monopolise state agencies and are loathe to transfer power. […]