John Dobson

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Time for India to sit at UN’s top table

Member states should pressurise the P5 to voluntarily suspend their veto during voting for the expansion of the UNSC.  ...

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Why John Bolton terrifies me

Bolton is so well known in the political circuit that there is no shortage of descriptions available: ‘the neocon of...

How to win election

How to win elections, Cambridge Analytica-way

It is the undecided voter that politicians wish to influence.   LONDON: “Half the money I spend on advertising is...

We may be witnessing the start of a new Cold War

Have you heard of Novichok? Until a few days ago very few people had, but now it is on the...

Russia’s sharp power is penetrating the US

So now we know. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference last week, President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, H.R. McMaster...

Immigration will destroy the EU

“A social bomb ready to explode in Italy” claimed octogenarian former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi during a TV interview...

Will Trump drive Pakistan into China’s hands?

“They have given us nothing but lies and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to...

The Perfidious West: Why Putin’s suspicion is justified

LONDON: “The strong do what they want and the weak suffer what they must”, so said Thucydides in the Melian...

Life on Planet Trump: Should we be worried or merely terrified?

LONDON: “God bless the United Shhtates”, said President Donald Trump at the end of a slurred speech on his new...

Indian workers in Gulf are important for India’s economy

DUBAI: “I like it here”, said my taxi driver Arjun as he whisked me from the Dubai International Airport to...

All hail Emperor Xi: The ruler Trump can never be

LONDON: All Hail the Emperor! Standing next to the most powerful man on the planet, US President Donald Trump cut...

Can President Trump survive until 2020?

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”, said Mark Twain in 1897 when told of his obituary published in...

Merkel will win, but who will form next German government?

LONDON: Why should you bother with the German Federal elections next week? Here’s one good reason: Germany runs Europe and...

Should US stop wasting money on Pak?

“We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. Their government has zero appreciation. Let’s get out”,...

India needs to avoid the demographic time-bomb

London: How many people do you think are currently living on this planet? Rounding up the latest figures, there are...

The end of globalisation, or just a pause?

How is it possible that such a benign and beneficial economic system, which has raised the living standards of hundreds...

Will Thucydides’ Trap lead to World War 3?

LONDON: Where do you think World War 3 (WW3) will start? Probably not in Europe, even though there are tensions...

OBOR may signal the start of the Asian century

Twenty-eight years ago, I was in heaven, or at least the nearest you can get to it on earth. I...

Are you worried about Big Data? You should be

When you log on to your social media account, do you ever think about what you are giving away to...

How do you solve a problem like Korea?

Nuclear war? Really? Not for the last 30 years, since Gorbachev took up residence in the Kremlin, has the N-word...

Has populism bypassed India?

“We need to penetrate the echo chamber of populism with plain facts and good British common sense”, wrote the respected...

Europe remains on the brink

The sigh of relief coming from the unelected European Commission in Brussels was so loud that you could probably hear...

After five years, Britain and Russia are about to talk

After five years, Britain and Russia are about to talk

London: The announcement that Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, is to visit Russia in the coming weeks is a promising...

Trump should work with Putin to solve Libya mess

LONDON: If you think Syria is complicated, take a look at Libya. The 16th largest country in the world, with...