• 14 April, 2024
Geopolitics & National Security
K P Fabian
K P Fabian
Ambassador K P Fabian served in Indian Foreign Service from 1964 to 2000 when he retired from Rome as Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to UN in Rome. Currently, Ambassador Fabian is Professor at Symbiosis and at Indian Society of International Law. He has published ‘Common Sense on War on Iraq’ and ‘Diplomacy: Indian Style’. His book ‘The Arab Spring That Was and Wasn’t’ has been published by MacMillan.

Articles Lists

Lessons From Ukraine

Omar Khayyam wrote: Yes, the first morning of creation wrote what the last dawn of reckoning shall read. However, in the present case the tragedy is unfolding sans a script. In the case of Ukraine, the war will end with a cease-fire, not with either belligerent inflicting on the other a huge m

Ukraine: The March of Folly Continues

Let us start by briefly narrating one or two major developments since my last column “Ukraine: When Will the Madness End?” dated 3rd April 2022-https://chanakyaforum.com/ukraine-when-will-the-madness-end/ The War Crimes Charge Against Russia Ukraine, robustly supported by the West, parts

Ukraine: When Will the Madness End?

In Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 3, Banquo asks the witches: “If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not”. Since we are not witches, we cannot say whether the Russia-Ukraine talks in Turkey and elsewhere would result in a ceasefire and negotiations, to

Will There be a Cease-fire in Ukraine?

The war started by President Vladimir Putin’s facetiously and fallaciously termed “special military operation” on 24th February 2022 shows no sign of ending soon unless President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signs on the dotted line. So far there is no reason to believe that despite the heavy odds he i

The Unfolding Tragedy in Europe

The ‘special military operation’ announced by President Vladimir Putin, 69, on 24th February 2022 continues with no end in sight. Let us examine the genesis of the crisis in and over Ukraine, its track so far, not only militarily, but in a manner as holistic as possible.  Apart from the militar

Ukraine Crisis – A War of Choice

Russia’s military has moved into Ukraine despite threats of sanctions repeated ad nauseum by President Biden and other leaders of the West. Obviously, the repeated threats of sanctions have not made any difference to Putin’s behavior.  This should not surprise anyone as the sanctions imposed on

The Ukrainian Conundrum – Who Wants War, At Any Cost?

I watch the unfolding drama, not unlikely to reach a tragic end, with considerable consternation and even more sadness.  By ‘tragic end’ I do not necessarily mean a big war in Europe that I consider most unlikely. For me continued deterioration in relations with Putin’s Russia and Biden’s A