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Deepak Vohra

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India is on a roll

New Delhi: Foreign Direct Investment this year will cross USD 100 bn. Remittances from NRIs have exceeded USD 100 bn for...

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Meanwhile, it’s a muddle in Africa

Since the eruption of the conflict, the Ethiopian government (with several Chinese advisors) has tried to maintain total narrative control...

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China targets the Islamic faith

China has destroyed mosques, burnt Qurans, forbidden fasting during Ramzan, and outlawed halal diets. China is committing crimes against humanity...

75th annual United Nations General Assembly to be held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York

UN at 76: A relic that no one takes seriously

There has been no fundamental change in the way the UN does business since its establishment. We must live with...

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India-us cooperation must for a better world

India has given the world a favourable balance of power for a free and open Indo-Pacific. India’s capability has a...

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Conflict brews over the Nile

Sudan and Egypt are extremely wary of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which, they believe, will limit their access to...

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US or China? The Hobson’s choice

China wants to be a global leader, but leadership has to be accepted. China is unable to transmit global values...

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The US-China marriage of inconvenience is over

Regrettably, the intelligentsia of the ‘free world’ rationalized China’s ruthlessness as unavoidable in any interaction between liberal, open, and pluralistic...

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Time for Taiwan to come in from the cold

While China claims that Taiwan is a region of China (‘One China’), Taiwan rightly says it is a separate independent...

China worried about US

Time for Taiwan to come in from the cold

While China claims that Taiwan is a region of China (‘One China’), Taiwan rightly says it is a separate independent...

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When science and ethics are trumped by ambition, avarice

The virus debate saw China’s massive efforts at obfuscation. The CPC’s propaganda department, like almost all others, is not very...

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US-Russia-China triangle dance exposes a marriage of inconvenience

The biggest gainer from the collapse of the USSR was not the West, but China. New Delhi: No one trusts...

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Chinese Communist Party’s long march of lies

President Xi’s legitimacy is built on narrative control. The US President famously said in February 2021 that his Chinese counterpart...

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Whom the gods would destroy they first deprive of reason, ask Xi Jinping

No one understands why China thinks it can antagonize the US, Europe, Japan, ASEAN and India and many others all...

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Lessons we learnt from the Chinese virus

International cooperation during the pandemic has brought out the best and the worst in globalization. Ten countries are reported to...

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It isn’tyet time to write obituary of India-Russia ties

The Quad is a major consideration for Russia and China. How will India’s involvement in the Quad and the promotion...

India needs to move beyond loyalty to Russia

It isn’t yet time to write obituary of India-Russia ties

The Quad is a major consideration for Russia and China. How will India’s involvement in the Quad and the promotion...

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Why is Boris Johnson coming to India?

England sells asylum in the name of democratic legal processes to all sorts of money-laundering thugs whom we seek. Our...

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Pakistan: What ails this sad nation?

A recent analytical report suggests that Financial Action Task Force’s grey-listing over the last few years may have caused real...

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The post virus BRI: Deader than a Dodo?

Frightened by China’s predatory tactics, countries like Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sierra Leone decided to cancel or downsize some...

Multiple-whammy: China’s looming crises

Since 1949, China has lost one fifth of its arable land to urbanisation and industrialisation and currently only about 10-15%...

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Quad is making China quadriplegic

The pandemic has stoked Chinese aggression, but it has provided others with opportunities to cooperate in maritime security, cyber-security, data...

China launches cyber warfare against India

A more comprehensive and objective assessment of China’s cyber power is in urgent need. As Joseph Nye argued, exaggerated fears...

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China’s many wars

In January 2021, Xi asks his troops to be ready to ‘act at any second’. China is clearly worried. New...