Author: M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Russia-Japan talks

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 water on the Japanese spin that Tokyo is engaged in […]

Zelensky

Russia-Ukraine Relations Take Leap Of Faith

There was growing talk about a ‘one-on-one’ meeting between Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin. All signs are that Zelensky is moving forward with the ‘Steinmeier Formula’ – a sequencing of the Minsk agreement for constitutional reform granting provincial autonomy to separatist regions followed by early election leading to a comprehensive peace settlement in Donbas.

Fall of the wall

30 Years After Berlin Wall

The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has turned out to be a sombre occasion. Certainly, the euphoria that Europe witnessed on November 9, 1989 has evaporated. The impetus for deeper European integration, manifest in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, which established a framework for a common currency […]

Riyadh Agreement

The Endgame Begins In Yemen’s War

The power-sharing agreement signed in Riyadh on November 5 between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government headed by Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and UAE-backed southern separatist group known as the Southern Transitional Council (STC) gives reason to hope that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is veering round to the political track to […]