Bangla Sunday, September 27, 2020

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India’s silenced parliament

After a nearly six-month hiatus, the Indian parliament will reconvene in mid-September at a time of deepening national crisis. But I fe...

The making of a Hindu India

On August 5, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. This fu...

Why US Indo-Pacific strategy will fail

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump Since Donald Trump was elected to the US presidency, he has expan...

Modi's brutal treatment of Kashmir exposes his tactics – a...

At midnight on 4 August 2019, phones in Kashmir went dead and internet connections were cut. On 5 August 2019, a year ago today, 7 mill...

New cold war will not stop US decline

Why has the US attitude toward China changed so profoundly?  The origins lie in the 2008 financial crisis. The relatively stable...

How Iran-China deal could alter the Middle East's balance...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Chinese President Xi Jinping  The Iranian government has reportedly approved a draft 25-...

Putin had a dream to reset the world order

Moscow has a way of signalling to the White House on critical issues from time to time through public statements calibrated to catch Pr...

China, Iran deal eyes a future decoupled from US

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani In recent weeks, Iran and China have been hammering out the deta...

US in desperate need of Pakistan as leaks reveal Russian I...

As expected, the controversy over Russia’s alleged bounties for killing American and NATO troops in Afghanistan is steadily snowb...

Cold war with Iran complicates how US deals with China

Almost everyone seems to think China and the US are in a new cold war. This is an easy but misleading shorthand for the relationship &n...

National security must be delinked from domestic politics

Indian soldiers carrying the body of their colleague, who was killed in a border clash with Chinese troops, to an autopsy center at t...

China now has the military power to alter territorial stat...

Why has China precipitated a fresh military crisis with India in eastern Ladakh? Among the many explanations making the rounds in Delhi...

Is a China-led world order inevitable?

Open any news website or newspaper, and you’ll find the feud between the United States and China over the Covid-19 pandemic splas...

India and the politics of Covid pandemic

The World Health Assembly’s virtual meeting on May 18-19 has brought into focus the politics of the Covid-19 pandemic in the inte...

Shaping India’s response in a global hinge moment

The most important improvements concern its national security structures and their work, and flexibility in thinking India finds itsel...

Trump’s threat to Iran has a hollow, angsty ring

A tweet by the US President Donald Trump on April 22 said, “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy an...

Covid-19 human rights crackdown across Asia

Prison inmates in cramped conditions in the crowded courtyard of the Quezon City jail in Manila Legislation handing governments sw...

Listening as governance

We have reason to take pride in the fact that India is the largest democracy in the world, and also the oldest in the developing world....

Why Ranjan Gogoi’s RS nomination is wrong!

This is not an article about Justice Ranjan Gogoi. One of the brightest judges to preside over the Supreme Court (SC), he may be the f...

Delhi’s shame is India’s shame

More than 100 days since protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or the CAA began, and weeks after the worst ever communal ri...

India has slid to being a majoritarian state in economic d...

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this. India faces imminent danger from the trinity of social disharmony, economic slowdown...