In Unprecedented Bonhomie With US, India Must Not Lose Sight Of Russia
Jun22

In Unprecedented Bonhomie With US, India Must Not Lose Sight Of Russia

Author:  Vikram Sood* The expression that relations in the past were marked by “hesitations of history” was particularly evocative and summed up India-US relations in the past and points to a new future. Yesterday’s “natural allies” are now referred to as “indispensable partners”, making it obvious that if India has to realise many of its dreams for its people, the US will have to play a major role in this. But surely not the only...

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General Staff: It is Russian patience, not US’, that waning over Syria
Jun21

General Staff: It is Russian patience, not US’, that waning over Syria

It is Russia’s patience – and not the United States’ – that is waning over the situation in Syria, the chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, has told the media. Earlier, US Secretary of State, John Kerry said that while the Syrian President, Bashar Assad and Russia were demanding strict compliance with ceasefire in the whole territory of Syria, the Syrian government troops were pushing ahead with their...

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North Korea threatens to strike US bases in case of provocations
Jun20

North Korea threatens to strike US bases in case of provocations

North Korea (DPRK) is ready to deliver a strike on the American bases in the region in case of provocations, a representative of the DPRK National Defense Commission (NDC) said in a statement released by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Monday. According to him, the US facilities, including the Anderson Air Force Base on Guam where B-52Hs bombers are deployed and naval bases for nuclear submarines “have...

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Arrests of Russians upon US requests mar bilateral ties
Jun17

Arrests of Russians upon US requests mar bilateral ties

Arrests of Russian citizens upon Washington’s requests mar bilateral relations and this exterritorial practice has become a trend for the United States, Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, democracy and rule of law Konstantin Dolgov said on Friday (June 17). “As for protecting the rights of Russian citizens abroad, the situation is difficult, millions of Russians continue traveling abroad,” Dolgov...

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The existential threat of Islamist extremism
Jun17

The existential threat of Islamist extremism

Barack Obama has told us repeatedly that ISIS does not represent an existential threat to the United States. That is demonstrably true. Neither 49 deaths in Orlando nor 3000 on 9/11 will topple the world’s greatest democracy. But our democracy, like those in Europe, is not simply a set of laws inscribed on paper, but a set of values and traditions embraced by most, though not all, of the American people. And those values are under...

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