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Supporters of Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro wait outside Bolsonaro's condominium at Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil sees the return of a ghost

The election of Bolsonaro marks the return of mostly white European conservative Brazil after a 13-year-long socialist interlude under the...

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An accelerating motion picture: Remaking of World

Almost since the end of World War II the global might of the US has rested on the size of...

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India’s future and Hindutva: Some thoughts on Mohan Bhagwat’s speeches about RSS

Hindutva is a non-sectarian, non-militant, cultural cement, bridging regional and sectarian borders and differences.   The recent three-part presentation on...

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The new brinkmanship and Thucydides trap

If the US, Britain and France persist in the policy to prevent a settlement of the Syrian civil war, they...

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Is the increasing multipolarity dragging the world into chaos?

Disrupting environmental-climatic factors are triggering multiple economic, social and existential emergencies to which insufficient responses are being given.   The...

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Power struggle in US percolates into geopolitics

There are many inconsistencies and contradictions in President Trump’s policymaking, but he may be making the last stand before the...

Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks next to his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Muller after winning the presidential election, in Mexico City

Mexico in transition and a tale of capitalism in Central America

Many of the ills plaguing Mexico are directly related to NAFTA, which killed the traditional agricultural sector.   The landslide...

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The West faces old ghosts and new perils

The West today finds itself in a situation which is a product of its own socio-economic beliefs, resulting in a...

Russian President Putin and his French counterpart Macron attend a news briefing in St. Petersburg

It’s springtime in Saint Petersburg: Macron, Putin are rethinking their national priorities

Macron, bitter after his unsuccessful visit to Washington, decided it was time to get down to business with Russia, which...

JERUSALEM, May 14, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L, front) attends the inauguration ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, on May 14, 2018. The inauguration ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem started on

Trump-Bibi ‘win-win’ alliance may bring the one-state solution to its political dissolution

One has to give credit to the Israeli cunning and doggedness which have enabled it to maintain a vice-like grip...

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Truth falls casualty to free world’s war

Various semi-official sources expressed the conviction that both the alleged gas attack in Ghouta, Syria and the intensely publicised ‘Skripal...

Is the next World War coming closer?

Things have heated up, from Syria to the UK, in the last weeks, even as there is a lull in...

Rapprochement between two Koreas isolates US

In the Korean peninsula, the situation is no less confusing. The official support for US-backed sanctions from China and Russia...

Trump and the Karma of the United States

In an article for this newspaper published on 3 December 2016, I had noted that it was well nigh impossible...

Lights, shadows and secrets of the United States

In my new book, A Shining City on a Hill: Novus Ordo Seclorum (Har-Anand, 2018), I retrace a process of...

Book Review: A book that goes on a quest of Indraprastha’s legacy

Indraprastha Revisited Edited by Neera Misra and Rajesh Lall Published by B.R. Publishing Corporation Since the days of the Mahabharata,...

Iran is cat and Saudis mice in West Asian muddle

In her long history, Iran has never given up the claim to regional pre-eminence, inherited from the Achaemenid and Sassanid...

Middle East on tenterhooks as a prince goes on a rampage

During my last visit to Lebanon in last September, I was told that the long troubled country had entered a...

France’s economic prospects grim, even as EU flounders

A few-weeks-long stay in France only confirms the impression that the European Union is in suspense and is sinking into...

Liberals cannot win war against the Right with the help of jihadi ideologues

Given the apparent failure of the “multi-cultural” theories promoted by the leftists, who want to see Muslim radicals as their...

Terrorism is undermining western societies

Terrorism is undermining western societies

During recent travels in Europe I have noticed the growing ideological conflicts between establishment figures and their supporters on the...

US domestic political conflict fans new cold world war

Back in the late 1980s, when I lived in the United States, during one of my occasional visits to New...

Macron’s inexperience may get the better of him

In last June, the elite Cercle de l’Union Interalliee, next to the Elysee Palace in France, celebrated its centenary with...

Citizen Trump goes to West Asia

What a contrast between Barack Obama’s last visit to Saudi Arabia, when none of the leading members of the government...