Letters And Editorials

Universal Development Agenda and Our Priorities

The issue of ‘universal development agenda’ is the issue of the twenty-first century. Never before have so many suffered amidst liberty and luxury for the few. The wealth of single inpiduals exceeds the wealth of many nations. In highly developed countries, the number of persons living past 80 years is soaring. In deprived and convulsed countries, the average long ....

Russia's Annexation of Crimea is Final

Crimea was an integral part of Russia for centuries and is historically, culturally and linguistically Russian. Just like some European continue to see European Turkey as being a part of Asia mainly because of its Islamic religion; they now view Crimea as being a part to Ukraine just because it became a part of the Soviet nation as a part of Ukrainian Republic but now it is a East European nation. ....

Kashmir Inches Towards Goal For Freedom

India, since Kashmir occupation on October 26, 1947, very cleverly used erstwhile Soviet Union´s veto power to thwart all attempts by United Nations through its various Resolutions to allow people of Kashmir a plebiscite to choose their political future. Since then the profuse use of coercion, intimidation and military might hasn´t helped India to get the desired result. There i ....

Russia vs. West: EU-Russia Strained Relations

West continues to be anti-Russia even during the early reign of President Trump who claimed to try and drastically improve relations with its Cold War foe.  End ideology in Russia and Eastern Europe has not helped the situation to improve.   USA continues to control policy making processes in Europe and does not let Europe think for itself and EU does not want lose the US help.  ....

On Turkey-EU moment of reckoning

Turkey’s efforts to genuinely align with other European powers have not yet yielded fruits as many European members of EU, like Germany, have created obstacles to Turkey’s official entry. Religious and civilizational issues have been brought in by EU to harm the European unity with Turkey playing its role. .

Western powers and their media lords want to declare Turkey as failed state lik ....

Donald Trump hardball on Kashmir – but India is no pushover

Seema Guha Indian ´Peace Keeping´ Force in Sri Lanka fame crosses her heart to keep people concerned abreast with the developing situation vis a vis Kashmir. In her article (December 06, 2016) Ms Guha finds US President Donald Trump as ´unpredictable´ and at the same time mentions India´s firmness to ensure that no third party could play peacemaker. Guha apprehends that Trum ....

Kashmir: An appeal to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Excellency Secretary General, Your illustrious career from an astute politician to a sagacious diplomat and then occupying the executive post of Prime Minister of Portugal speaks volumes. Your profound insight into the plight of refugees as UN High Commissioner for Refugees is hard to compare with anyone with similar credentials in modern times. The peoples of the world faced w ....

Trump’s perception of Russia and Putin Revealed

Among all bilateral ties, the ones between the Cold War foes play most significant place in world politics. Answers to several questions on international tensions could easily be found if one knows the aspects of US-Russia relations. At least for this reason, the relations between these top most rival powers need to be comprehended properly.

Donald Trump is perhaps the only US presiden ....

Pakistan: Democracy’s tyranny of majority eclipses monocracy

Democracy the modern system of government, generally believed, is the right answer for good governance delivering justice and respect for fundamental & human rights but the concept needs to be rightly understood and then implemented in its right perspective. People, in the Indian sub-continent, voted in through fair or rigged elections unfortunately misunderstand the ....

India: Post Jayalalithaa Tamil Nadu politics: Chinnamma Sasikala to be new TN CM

Not known as a possible heir during Jayalalithaa’s life time, Sasikala Natarajan, a close friend also involved in Jaya’s disproportionate assets case, will be the next CM of the state as the AIADMK MLAs who full majority in the state assembly have on February 05 elected her as its leader to enable her to become CM of the state. After a meeting of AIADMK MLAs, chaired by General Secretary VK S ....

Why Canadians and Americans Differ on Guns

When it comes to culture, America and Canada are not that far apart. We both enjoy the same sports, have similar governments, and watch many of the same movies and television shows. An American can easily travel up to Canada and fit right in, and the same goes for Canadians traveling south. While there are many similarities between the two cultures, there is one aspect in which they are rather far ....

Greece refuses extradition of Turkish coup soldiers!

Turkey and Greece with common borders continue to face mutual tensions and Greece is a major reason for Turkey’s efforts to enter the EU as a European power.

Also, those EU members who oppose Turkey to be a EU member mainly because Turkey is the only Muslim nation in entire European continent. For most of EU members find it embarrassing to have a Muslim nation in their estimably Christian ....

Is US-UK special relationship under threat under Trump presidency?

Like US-Russia relations, the bilateral ties between USA and UK also play important role in stabilizing international relations. 

UN veto members America and Great Britain have maintained special relationship for decades, notwithstanding changing governments in both western capitalist nations. Arrival of ultra nationalist Donald trump on US political arena directly as US presid ....

Issues before USA as Trump inaugurates presidency

Election of Republican candidate Donald Trump was possibly the top most world news of the year 2016. Donald Trump defeated the powerful Democratic candidate and former US foreign minister Hillary Clinton in a shocking way. Jews and Israel, looking forward to further squeeze the Palestinians in genocides and illegal expansionism with US backing, are particularly worried that their favourite lobbyis ....

India: Dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Kashmir, yet again, routinely celebrated ´Indian Republic Day´ within the precincts of Bakshi stadium and as reported all went peacefully while keeping the entire Kashmiri populace confined behind closed doors. Indian army, a million strong, successfully maintained security, law and order to deserve accolades and some gallantry awards. Your army jawans who killed Burha ....

Tensions in South Asia: Pakistan test-fires nuclear missile

Pakistani effort to catch up with India

Pakistan on January 24 Tuesday successfully test-fired its second indigenously-developed nuclear-capable missile Ababeel, capable of engaging multiple targets with high precision with a range of 2,200 km, which brings many Indian cities within its striking range. The test firing comes two weeks after the launch of submarine-fired Babar III that ....

Israel-Palestine Conference in France: Focus on Future Palestine

Apparently, the stranded Mideast peace process that has restarted in the New Year would bring enduring peace to the region. France, a UN veto member has come forward to mediate between an arrogant nuclear power Israel and the besieged Palestine nation. Thus an international peace conference aimed at bringing a resolution to the vexed Israeli-Palestinian conflict opened in Paris on Sunday the Janua ....

Premises of Trump’s foreign policy orientation and future of international order – A study in Trumpism

Today’s international order is being decided almost entirely by US super power - at least by and large.

In fact, international order since the World War II, though launched b y Germany, is being controlled and regulated by USA while Europe and bulk of Asian nations lend support for this arrangement made after the WW-II.

Needless to say that veto power USA enjoys has been major reas ....
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