INTERNATIONAL

Bilateral Relationship of UK and USA

The ‘special relationship’ between the UK and the US is elusive. Trump’s visit to Britain nailed the optics of an empire that was wilting under the weight of an ‘unequal’ relation Romance and nostalgia surrounding the grandeur of the British

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Hong Kong Act of Damping Democratic Spirit

  Twenty-two years after Beijing took over the administration, it wants its writ to run in the city state. When the United Kingdom surrendered control of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1997, it was a

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Djokovic : The Undefeated

In modern times, no man or woman has made a major sporting title their own as much as Rafael Nadal The man from Majorca has won the French Open 12 times, which is unprecedented. Napoleon might have conquered Spain, but

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Forces Sweeping through Sudan Streets

The Janjaweed don’t care how many people they kill, and none of the most powerful Governments in the Arab world do either. Pro-democracy leaders have been carrying out campaigns but unless they take back control of the streets, it’s all

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Tiananmen Square: Remembering ‘Tank Man’

Thirty years after the brutality at Tiananmen Square, China has become a powerhouse nation. But it can’t erase its past One of the enduring images of protest in the 20th century is that of the ‘Tank Man’. Who he is?

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30 Years of Tiananmen Square’s Massacre

Communist dictatorship survived in China while it peacefully expired in Russia. It still looks solid even today: Xi Jinping effectively declared himself President-for-life. But communist rule in China has now reached the magic age of 70. Is it immortal? Probably

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Commerce Minister to Dodge Trump’s Card

The US President has walked the talk and removed India  from the preferential trade list. The ball is now in our court Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal could not have expected that soon after the smiles and photo-opportunities ended, he

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Brexit : A Turmoil for Citizens?

Britannia once ruled the waves and much of the world, today British polity is in a shambles When Theresa May exits 10 Downing Street soon most likely having failed to deliver Brexit, it would mean that Queen Elizabeth II would

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Terrorism and Economy Doesn’t Go Hands In Hands

In 2007, Pakistan spiralled downwards amid violence, political polarisation and economic recession. However, some normalcy was restored. Is it heading that way again?   On September 30, 1965, the Communist Party of Indonesia — Parti Komunis Indonesia (PKI) — attempted

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Game of Ports: US Turf With Iran

The re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran is the biggest threat to the Chabahar port. Both India and Iran must muster enough political will and economic rationale to justify its worth Amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran, Mohammad

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