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M. K. Bhadrakumar

M. K. Bhadrakumar

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Modi outlines strategy to fight Covid-19

A national strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic has appeared, finally. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with state chief minist...

Taliban gets Khalilzad leg before wicket but won’t appeal

Prisoners in overcrowded Afghan jails The US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad apparently overreached by effusiv...

Afghan endgame enters the home stretch

Afghans celebrating the US-Taliban agreement In an extraordinary statement titled On the Political Impasse in Afghanistan, Washington has adm...

Here’s why Turkey, Iran and Malaysia spoke up on Kashmir

The report in the Economic Times that India has signed a contract with a Turkish firm to build fleet support vessels for the Indian Navy at the Vizag-...

India braces for coronavirus spike

Watching the interview of Dr. R. Laxminarayan, director of the Washington-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy and lecturer at Prin...

SAARC can learn from China to fight Covid-19

What prompts me to write this blog is the stunning, horrifying report in the Daily Telegraph, that I read in the inhuman beauty of today’s sprin...

Intra-Afghan dialogue gets kick started

Ashraf Ghani Three significant things about Ashraf Ghani’s swearing-in ceremony in Kabul on Monday augur well for the implementation of...

Regional states won’t oppose US-Taliban deal

The reactions of the major regional states surrounding Afghanistan over the US-Taliban peace agreement in Doha Saturday reveal fault lines that are us...

US-Taliban deal puts Pakistan in driver’s seat

Zalmay Khalilzad The manner in which US President Donald Trump’s administration is ramming a peace settlement down Afghanistan’s thro...

Pakistan’s triumphalist moment in regional security

The acrimony over the disputed results of the Afghan presidential election notwithstanding, there has been a consensus within Afghanistan for the &ldq...

US rams down Taliban pact. Will Afghans throw up?

US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad (L) and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai The manner in which the Trump administration is ramming d...

India should be wary of US ‘pro-activism’ on Lanka’s Tamil...

What cannot be lost sight of is that the “public designation” of the Sri Lankan army chief and Acting Chief of Defense Staff Lieutenant Ge...

Kejriwal bestows a road map on India’s opposition

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  The meaning of the Delhi state election results will take time to sink in, although it seemingly t...

US uneasy as Iraq gets new prime minister

Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi (L) receives appointment decree from President Barham Salih (R), Baghdad, February 1,...

Pakistan’s exit from FATF list puts India on the spot

The media reports that in the Indian estimation there is “a 75 per cent chance” of Pakistan exiting the ‘grey list’ of the Fin...

India’s neighbourhood first policy crumbles

Massive anti-CAA rally at Kochi, Kerala, on New Year Day Two of South Asia’s most prominent national figures have made critical remarks reg...

China, Myanmar to build shared future. What’s there for In...

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw, Jan. 18, 2020. The state visit by Chin...

Russians are coming — to the Indian Ocean

The Cold-War hypothesis that the Soviet Union was hoping to “wet its toes” in the Indian Ocean was in reality an extension of the geopolit...

Iran: Nothing is forgotten, nothing is forgiven

Satellite images show extensive damage to Ain Al Asad air base in Iraq which was hit by Iranian missiles on Jan 7, 2020 President Trump&rsquo...

A forlorn hope in US-Iran confrontation

A new dynamics is forming in the week since the assassination of the charismatic Iranian general Hassan Soleimani on January 2. This is apparent at th...

US reminds Iran of red line on Iraqi turf

The “precision defensive strikes” by the United States at five targets of Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia in Iraq and Syria on Sunday...