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Implications of Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

The recent developments in Afghanistan do not augur well for global or regional stability. The region has become highly unstable with the return of the Taliban. The likelihood of terrorism and radicalisation emanating from Afghanistan engulfing the r....

Who after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga?

In an unexpected turn of events on Sept 03, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced to media that he intended to step down as Prime Minister and would withdraw his candidacy from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) presidential elections due September....

तालिबान की रंगाई-पुताई करने से बाज आएं

काबुल हवाई अड्डे एवं एक होटल करीब एक साथ दो विध्वंसक आतंकवादी हमलों में 160 से ज्यादा लोग मारे गए, ....

Do Not Whitewash the Taliban

The dastardly twin terror attacks at Kabul airport and a nearby hotel killed more than 160 people, including 13 US soldiers. The attack, claimed by Islamic State Khorassan (ISK) was a grim reminder of the dystopian future that awaits the country. US ....

Taliban’s Victory: Implications for the Region

The Taliban victory in Afghanistan in the 90s had displaced Rabbani government from Kabul. It was a slow process; they could not establish control over the North, which remained under the control of the Northern Alliance. This time they have achieved....

Lost in Afghanistan

Eleven days changed the fate of Afghanistan much faster than expected as the US withdrawal date seemed to have been advanced by a month instead of 9/11 - the 20th anniversary of the Twin towers demolition by Al Qaeda terrorists. A cryptic social medi....

Takeaways from the Fullerton lecture

A high-level US visit was due in Southeast Asia. The region felt having been neglected from the previous administration. Lloyd Austin, the Secretary of Defense visited Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines in July. The choice of three specific coun....

Brazil: In the Eye of the Storm

Brazil, by far the biggest and most powerful country in South America, is witnessing probably the most serious crisis of the century. Though Covid 19 has played havoc on Brazil as it has done to many other developing nations, its after effect has pla....

Fascist Distortion of History?

Anandabazar Patrika of Kolkata has been for a long time the most widely circulated newspaper in Bengali. It is also closely linked to the political currents of West Bengal or more accurately, to the political party in power in that state. It h....

ताइवान से नेताजी का नाता

ऐसे समय में जब भारत अदम्य नेताजी सुभाष चंद्र बोस की 125वीं जयंती मना रहा है और उनका लापता होना एवं ....

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