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Biden’s Armageddon: US 2022 nuclear posture review raises spectre of The End
Opinion

Biden’s Armageddon: US 2022 nuclear posture review raises spectre of The End

The fifth review, the most dangerous since the first in 1994, is ambiguous and a pretext to increase the US nuke stockpile

What does Xi Jinping mean by ‘Asia-Pacific not being an arena for big-power contest’?
India

What does Xi Jinping mean by ‘Asia-Pacific not being an arena for big-power contest’?

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasised that no attempt to wage a new Cold War would be allowed ‘by the people or by our times’, while addressing the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Bangkok, Thailand

After China, are the US and Germany too wooing Pakistan — at India’s expense?
World

After China, are the US and Germany too wooing Pakistan — at India’s expense?

The US wants total loyalty from friends and allies, but India has repeatedly refused to fall into the slot

Could a desperate Russia use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine?
World

Could a desperate Russia use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine?

The gains of use of a tactical nuclear weapon is too small and the risks of introducing nuclear weapons and nuclear fallout too huge

Neither too big, nor too small, India has strategic concerns that are specific
India

Neither too big, nor too small, India has strategic concerns that are specific

The US-led West has to understand that India’s strategic concerns are not in the generalised terms as they would wish it to be. That works for nations that are either too big or too small

Russia: How Putin reversed many Gorbachev reforms
World

Russia: How Putin reversed many Gorbachev reforms

Since coming to power in 1999, Putin has been taking a hard line that resulted in a near-complete reversal of Gorbachev's reforms on freedom, openness, peace and closer ties with the outside world

Why West is wary of Modi and China is threatening a repeat of 1962 — yet it’s not bad news for India
India

Why West is wary of Modi and China is threatening a repeat of 1962 — yet it’s not bad news for India

If India weathers this ‘storm’ and moves towards attaining its $10 trillion dream, maybe it would become too big for China to swallow and the Dragon could stop behaving like a rival. America has every reason to be wary of this situation

Rise of a China-centric world order: Cold War 2.0 or World War III?
World

Rise of a China-centric world order: Cold War 2.0 or World War III?

Confrontation appears inevitable to stop a revisionist power on the march. Quad is India’s partner. Alliances are necessary to ensure that India is not alone and can stare down China. Another great war looms uneasily on the horizon

'New Cold War': Russia and West wage intense competition for influence in Africa
World

'New Cold War': Russia and West wage intense competition for influence in Africa

Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and France's Emanuel Macron are each visiting several African countries this week. US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will go to Ghana and Uganda next week

NATO allies to boost high readiness forces to 300,000 in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine
World

NATO allies to boost high readiness forces to 300,000 in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Leaders from the US-led military alliance will meet in Madrid this week for what alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said would be a ‘transformative’ summit

China tests mid-course anti-ballistic missile: What it is, how it works and why Beijing is focused on the technology
World

China tests mid-course anti-ballistic missile: What it is, how it works and why Beijing is focused on the technology

ABMs are surface-to-air weapons designed to intercept and destroy missiles which use a ballistic flight trajectory to deliver nuclear, chemical, biological, or conventional warheads

McDonald’s begins selling business in Russia, will try to keep workers
World

McDonald’s begins selling business in Russia, will try to keep workers

The fast food giant pointed to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, saying holding on to its business in Russia 'is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values'

US embraces Finland’s move toward NATO membership, but what about Ukraine?
World

US embraces Finland’s move toward NATO membership, but what about Ukraine?

Why not allow Ukraine — the flawed, corrupt but also heroic democracy at the heart of the current conflict — to join as well, enshrining the West’s commitment to its security?

Explained: NATO’s history and why Russia is irked by it
World

Explained: NATO’s history and why Russia is irked by it

Founded on 4 April 1949, by 12 countries, NATO is the world’s biggest military alliance. Today it has 30 members, with Sweden and Finland both reconsidering their membership amid the Russia-Ukraine war

How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes
World

How Ukraine crisis undermines nuclear non-proliferation regime and may lead to more countries developing nukes

The Ukrainian conflict has clearly brought to the fore the glaring inequalities between five of the world's largest nuclear powers and the rest

Russian roulette: Analysing the Ukraine war’s domino effect
World

Russian roulette: Analysing the Ukraine war’s domino effect

After the dust settles in Europe, the wind will blow towards the Indo-Pacific: That’s where the coalition of the like-minded need to come together to protect the free world

Why is India’s approach to the Ukraine crisis under spotlight?
World

Why is India’s approach to the Ukraine crisis under spotlight?

The United States desired India to play a constructive role by influencing Vladimir Putin to put an end to his military intervention in Ukraine

Geopolitical and historical roots of the Ukrainian vortex: Why Western media is baying for Vladimir Putin’s blood
World

Geopolitical and historical roots of the Ukrainian vortex: Why Western media is baying for Vladimir Putin’s blood

The Western media’s unashamed propaganda over the Ukrainian crisis highlights once again its role as a mendacious instrument of state policy

With Ukraine in a jam, India finds herself in a pickle
India

With Ukraine in a jam, India finds herself in a pickle

The bottom line is that if push comes to shove, there is no easy choice for India to make between Russia and the West

Why US and NATO aren’t innocent bystanders in Vladimir Putin’s war
World

Why US and NATO aren’t innocent bystanders in Vladimir Putin’s war

Vladimir Putin’s attachment to Ukraine is not just mystical nationalism