East Asia

Greenwashing Olympic Games

Greenwashing The Tokyo Olympic Games

“The gap between rhetoric and reality is a persistent one when looking at the sustainability of commitments of Olympic Games hosts”. Martin Müller, European Urban and Regional Studies, 2015 The organisers of the Olympics have always been into appearances and grand theatre. And the International Olympic Committee has always been […]

Pandemic Games

Tokyo’s Pandemic Games Open

The auguries are not good for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Resignations have filled the ledger, including Japanese composer Keigo Oyamada, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori and the creative director Hiroshi Sasaki. Then there is the lamentable behaviour of the authoritarian International Olympic Committee and the obsequious conduct of the Suga […]

Nine Chinese citizens were killed

Pakistan’s Geo-Economics Is Working Well

When the whole world is lamenting that the US is quitting Afghanistan in ignominy, the Biden Administration is snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. What an audacity of hope! The agreement reached in principle in Tashkent on Friday between the representatives of the United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan […]

US troops leaving Afghanistan

Defeated Troops Are Leaving Afghanistan In Hurry

The foreign troops are in hurry to leave Afghanistan and expected to complete their withdrawal within a week. The US administration under President Trump concluded that the Afghan war is unwinnable. The longer they will stay in Afghanistan, the more damage will happen to the US. Two-decades war has cost […]

Zika Virus in India

India: Zika Virus May Impact Adversely

Authorities in India’s southern Kerala state have issued a statewide serious alert after a case of the Zika virus was confirmed, officials said. A further 13 suspected cases were being investigated, state’s Health Minister Veena George said on Friday. A 24-year-old pregnant woman was found to be infected with the […]

America back

Is America Back?

Under President Donald Trump, Washington seriously challenged or outright withdrew from more than a dozen international agreements or institutions, including the Paris climate accord, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Iran nuclear deal, and the World Health Organization etc. Due to his rough language, he has offended some close allies and created […]

EU to help US counter China

EU Ready To Help US Counter China

In April 2021, the EU adopted its Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, which has been signed by the 27 foreign ministers of the EU member states. The conclusions of the special committee that developed the strategy show that the EU recognises the growing importance of the region and reaffirms […]

Antony Blinken and Dominic Raab

Why A Yalta II ?

The United States is not the hyper-power it dreamed of being. It has endured a terrible military defeat in Syria with a hundred allied states. Even if they continue to delude themselves, the time of reckoning has come. To survive, Washington has no choice but to ally itself with one of its adversaries. Russia or China? That is the question.