Russia Defers One Crisis in Syria, But is Embroiled in Another
A Russian-Backed offensive to retake Idlib, the last big rebel-held stronghold in Syria, seemed imminent only a few days ago, has been put on hold by Russia and Turkey, which back opposing sides in the war.
Subhasish writes, Japan, with its deep pockets, is quietly using international aid as an effective tool to foster goodwill, even while seeking to get out of the straightjacket of the post-War security mechanism. In recent years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been the primary driver for this transformation.
It is extremely important for both Muslims and other communities in the world to understand the essential difference between Islam and ‘Islamism’. While, Islam is a 14000 year old religion, Islamism is a […]
In her response to Mark Hibb’s recent article in the magazine The Diplomat, Dr. Roshan Khaniejo of the USI refutes the call for tracking India’s imported uranium as being unduly alarmist and smacking of Western double standard in its dealings with India’s responsible nuclear policy.
The takeover of the capital Sanaa by the Shiite Houthi rebels has been viewed as the expansion of Iran’s influence in the Arabian peninsula and the diminution of Sunni influence in the region. The presence of Al-Qaeda in the war-torn country is raising alarm bells for the country to fever pitch.
Aspects like democracy reflect values of India and the US, in a way that does not apply to China, says Obama. To the US, a destabilized, impoverished and disintegrating China is dangerous, ‘but its growth should also not be at the expense of others’.