INTERNATIONAL

Slip between cup & lip

If Gulf oil facilities continue to be targetted, the Asian century is unlikely to materialise as this oil, which fuels the engines of growth, is transported eastwards via the Indian Ocean The present time is colloquially being called the Asian Century

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Shut out Russia

Is the World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to ban its athletes from international competition justified? Vladimir Putin is not a happy man. In fact, the Russian President is extremely angry. This because the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has decided to ban

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Polar problems

It is certain that climate change forced 60 Polar bears into a Russian village. It will lead to more human-animal conflicts The small Russian village of Ryrkapiy on the shores of the Arctic Ocean faces enough problems as it is,

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70 years of a comatose NATO

The 29-member alliance is a familiar and comfortable club, which does not do much good but it does no real harm either When he took office in January 2017, US President Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

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An avoidable battlefront

The concurrent rise of China and the communist parties of Nepal in South Asia is a fundamental shift in negating India’s primacy in Kathmandu. We must scale up ties in the neighbourhood Who would have ever imagined that effigies of

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Sinking naval ethos

Trump’s short-term tactic of intruding into the hallowed precincts of military order is to play with fire in the long term. It is sure to dilute the culture within the rank and file Participative or liberal democracies are predicated on

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A despicable genocide

The atrocities against humanity during the Bangladesh Liberation War were such that no country could forget them. Dhaka, too, is making efforts to keep the memories alive December 3, 1971, saw the beginning of the third India-Pakistan war with Pakistani aircraft treacherously

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Deciphering Trump

Foreign Ministries across the world must be spending hours trying to figure out the US President’s Twitter account Where would Twitter be without its most influential user today? A single user to be precise because without Donald Trump, it is impossible to

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Hong Kong strikes back

Xi Jinping’s hardline tactics have come up against the strong will of citizens who won local polls Results of the district council elections in Hong Kong, which saw pro-democracy parties scoring a landslide victory, have dealt a severe blow to China

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Dealing with a new Lanka

India has to amp up its strategic engagement and economic presence to neutralise Gotabaya’s pro-China tilt In a multi-polar world that’s grunting through protectionism and a slow economy and where every nation is trying to steer its course, each has been unanimously

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