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A Change is Coming Through German Elections

Change is expected in the German elections on 26 September. For the first time since 2005, Chancellor Angela Merkel, is not a candidate. Her self-imposed term limit of four as…

By Gurjit Singh

French break-up a blow to Biden’s China-focused alliance rebuilding

By Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) -European capitals celebrated a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in June, as President Joe Biden's top diplomat cracked jokes…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

America’s Afghanistan Debacle – End of the Unipolar World

Entire world has been left aghast and outraged by the heartbreaking and horrendous images of desperate Afghans fleeing for their lives from Kabul, becoming hapless victims of IS-K suicide attack…

By Sonal Shukla

Lessons From Kabul Fiasco

The apex leadership of the Taliban which claims control over Kabul had deferred its ceremonial declaration of the launch of its regime on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terror…

By Dr Seshadri Chari

Imran Khan’s Winter of Discontent Approaching

The great paradox of Pakistan politics is that the stronger a leader appears, the weaker he becomes; conversely, the weaker a leader appears, the more stable his government becomes. The…

By Sushant Sareen

A Reluctant Feminist: Germany’s Merkel Still Inspires Many Women

BERLIN/COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become a feminist icon after 16 years in power even though the world's most powerful woman has only belatedly accepted that…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Joe Biden – President Who Pulled Punches When it Mattered

Hours after the last U.S. troops and diplomats were out of Afghanistan, President Joe Biden said in an address at the White House that Washington will continue to support the…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

What Next For India in Afghanistan?

The fall of Panjshir valley is one of despair for millions of Afghans who had pinned hopes on the success of the National Resistance Force (NRF). For the global powers…

By Major Sunil Shetty (Retd)

The Importance of Tibet – ‘Ethnic Work’ in Progress

Why are Members of the politburo of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee so attracted by Tibet these days? During the last two months, ten out of the…

By Mr Claude Arpi

Kabul Fiasco Adds Poignancy to 9/11 Anniversary

"Two steel birds will fall from the sky on the Metropolis / The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude / Fire approaches the great new city / Immediately a…

By TP Sreenivasan

The “Foreign Hand” – Hybrid Warfare by China and What India Should Expect

By now, discerning public in India are in the process of one, admitting the fact that “Hindi Chinni bhai bhai ” is dead (even though it never, ever, lived outside…

By Brigadier Sanal Kumar (Retd)

Unleashing Reforms, Xi Returns to China’s Socialist Roots

BEIJING (Reuters) -When Xi Jinping took command of the Communist Party in late 2012 and proclaimed "only socialism can save China", it was largely ignored as the perfunctory mention of…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum