China

Afghan militias

China Resents US Presence In Afghanistan

The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan has been an open secret. The first inkling of its geopolitical character came when it transpired that even after installing a pro-US regime in Kabul in 2002-2003, Pentagon was in no mood to vacate its Central Asian bases. Finally, the […]

Ghani

Moscow Conference To Accelerate Afghan Peace Process

Accelerated efforts are being made toward Afghan Peace. Afghanistan’s situation for almost four decades has resulted in instability and unrest in the whole region. Afghanistan itself and the entire region has suffered a lot and could not make any economic development. Afghanistan is situated on major trade routes linking Central […]

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How Rights And Liberties Ratings Are Fabricated

The US organisation Freedom House recently published its latest report on the state of civil liberties around the world. It should be mentioned straight away that its authors have a particular understanding of freedom. This is John Stuart Mill’s transformed idea of negative freedom; i.e., freedom from obligations, traditions, values, […]

Lula da Silva

Return Of ‘Pink Tide’ In Brazil. Viva BRICS!

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has hit the political turf running. He was catapulted back on to the frontline of Brazilian politics only on Monday by the surprise decision of the country’s Supreme Court to declare that the anti-corruption operation that scuppered Lula’s bid to reclaim presidency […]

Quad

Eyes On China: The Quad Takes Scattered Aim

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue has had its fits and starts, but nothing encourages such chats than threats, actual or perceived.  In 2017, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono felt that it was time that a strategic dialogue between Japan, the United States, Australia and India should be revived.  The Quad, as […]

New hope for India-Pakistan relations

India, Pakistan On The Road To Peace

Opportunities missed and opportunities seized in the chronicle of international diplomacy in modern history provide two outstanding illustrative examples. After centuries of enmity and the colossal destruction inflicted by two devastating world wars in the last century, France and Germany seize an opportunity to turn a new page in their […]