The revelation by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that his government has paid Russia a deposit and signed an agreement for buying the S-400 anti-aircraft system is a setback for the US-led military bloc NATO.
Trump’s Afghanistan plan is neither a game-changer nor a sharp departure from what we’ve seen since the George W. Bush administration. But it creates avenues for India to play a larger role in Afghanistan and is likely to cement the Pakistan-China alliance.
Even as the world is haunted by the humanitarian crisis gripping two million besieged residents of Aleppo, a shift in regional political alignment is afoot in the Middle East with positive signs for ending the catastrophic war.
The military coup attempt in Turkey may sow doubt in the minds of people, who will now see President Erdogan as vulnerable and likely to cleanse the military even further, believes Sreeram Chaulia, professor at the Jindal School of International Affairs.
Claiming that India subsidizes its space launch industry is a protectionist step by US-based launch companies that see the competitive advantages of its challenge, says Dr. Sreeram Chaulia, professor at the Jindal School of International Affairs.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first state visit to Russia on December 23-24 promises to unlock new vistas of cooperation for energizing an age-old strategic partnership at a time when both nations need each other more than ever.
The sixth summit of the BRICS group of large emerging economies in Fortaleza, Brazil, is a curtain-raiser to a brave new world where leading developing countries finally challenge the iniquitous international system.
Is the US president afraid of deploying the American military to address global security challenges? That is the charge being leveled at him by conservatives dismayed by his 6-year-long shirking from large-scale overseas military action.
The suspension of the broadcasting license of Pakistan’s most popular private television channel, Geo News, for a 15-day period is a blow to the Fourth Estate and a barometer on the civil-military power imbalance, the bane of Pakistani history.