• 27 June, 2022
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Ukraine – The Perils of Neutrality

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is not going as planned. President Zelensky refuses to flee. The former comedian is standing up to Russia and Putin does not find his new act…

By Dilip Sinha

Beginning of the End : Emergence of a New World Order

The outcomes of events during critical periods of human history are often shaped by existing political and economic considerations that shape the balance of power. These are often a manifestation…

By Col (Dr) DPK Pillay (Retd)

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…

By K P Fabian

U.S. Apache helicopters arrive in Latvia

By Janis Laizans LIELVARDE, Latvia (Reuters) - About 20 U.S. Apache military attack helicopters landed at Lielvarde military airfield in Latvia on Thursday, hours after Russian forces invaded Ukraine. The…

China calls for restraint in Ukraine, rejects the term ‘invasion’

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reiterated on Thursday a call for all parties involved in the situation in Ukraine to exercise restraint and rejected a foreign journalist's description of Russia's actions…

Ukraine Crisis and World Financial Markets – No Overreaction Yet

The economic consequences of armed conflicts have received widespread attention at least as far back as when John Meynard Keynes wrote about them in 1919 in relation to the first…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

From Bin Laden to Al Qureshi – The Perpetual Wars

While the world is busy debating whether Russia will invade Ukraine and what will be the consequences and ramifications, the geo-political game plan among superpowers continues with the onset of…

By Dr Waiel Awwad

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…

By K P Fabian

Should India Be Worried About Russia-China Bonhomie ?

It had been two years since Russian President Putin had met Chinese President Xi Jinping. That drought got over when they met on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Putin May Win the Battle Without Fighting a War

War is generally believed to begin when diplomacy fails. But President Vladimir Putin of Russia has used the threat of war to force diplomacy to resolve intractable issues. His basic…

By TP Sreenivasan

The Ukraine Crisis – Can Diplomacy Succeed ?

The last few months have witnessed a sharp escalation of tensions on the Russia-Ukraine border, as also, more recently on the Belarus-Ukraine border and in the Black Sea and Sea…

By Ashok Sajjanhar

Warmongering in Europe :  The NATO-Russia Standoff Over Ukraine

Just recently Russia tried a good but very old method of psychological warfare. It widely publicised how many quarts of human blood of different types was being sent to the…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)