South Asia and Beyond

Amitabh P. Revi

Russian language speaker and conflict journalist. Amitabh Revi has been there, done that—from the battlefields of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to sublime Russia, Australia and the United States. Along the way he's picked up the Dag Hammarskjöld Distinguished Journalist Fellowship, the Ramnath Goenka award for coverage of the Iraq War and RT's Khaled Alkhateb Award for his reporting from Palmyra, Syria.

Indian American Diplomat Joins U.S. Afghan Peace Team

NEW DELHI: Add another name to the list of Indian Americans on Team Biden: Puneet Talwar. He was a top adviser for 12 years when Biden was a senator, was part of the group that put together the nuclear deal with Iran and advised former president Obama on West Asia. He now joins Zalmay Khalilzad […]Read More

Shrapnel Close To Heart, Multiple Surgeries Later, Nasheed Recovering

NEW DELHI: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is conscious, out of danger and off ventilator after multiple 16-hour long ‘life-saving’ surgeries resulting from what authorities say was a targeted terror attack on the night of May 6. 2021 މެއި 06 ވަނަ ދުވަހުގެ ރޭ މާލެ، ނީލޯފަރު ހިނގުމުގައި އެއްޗެއް ގޮއްވާލައި ރައްޔިތުންގެ މަޖިލީހުގެ ރައީސް، ރައީސް މުޙައްމަދު ނަޝީދަށް އަމާޒުކޮށް […]Read More

2001-2021: America’s Longest War Set For Ignominious End

NEW DELHI: U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to close the door on a tragic and tumultuous period when he formally declares the withdrawal of his troops from Afghanistan late on Wednesday. The declaration is expected to be made from the Treaty Room on the second floor of the White House, where former president George […]Read More

U.S. Will Build On Quad, Work With Partners To Constrain

NEW DELHI: “The U.S. will continue to build on the Quad which links us to Japan, Australia and India to constrain China,” Ralph A. Cossa, President Emeritus, Pacific Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii says on President Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech. At the State Department, Biden signalled aggressive approaches to China and Russia, declaring, “We’ll […]Read More

Taliban Dodging Talks, Needs To Stop Killings, Fulfil Deal: Afghan

NEW DELHI: “The million dollar question is does the Taliban accept, endorse and acknowledge a totally different Afghanistan to what they left it as,” Tahir Qadiry, Afghanistan’s Chargé D’Affaires(CDA) in India asks, adding, “hopes are quite high, that the new Biden administration will take everything into consideration in the review of the agreement between the […]Read More

World Knows India’s Corona Capabilities, ‘Developed’ Nations Not As Able:

NEW DELHI: “Global institutions were under severe stress even before COVID, some were ineffectual, some ineffective. You can call it a comorbidity,” says Suresh Prabhu, India’s Sherpa to the G-20 and G-7, adding, now during the pandemic “we’re facing a critical, unprecedented situation”. The world “needs strong institutions and strong leadership, which is also participative,” […]Read More

India Needs To Protect Cyber Sovereignty Like Its Defending Border

NEW DELHI: “The digital landscape is growing very, very fast. Like the traditional domains we are used to protecting—borders, skies and seas—protecting this landscape takes a lot of effort. Just like protecting the body you need to deal with viruses. Countries need to understand where the threat is, they need to understand how serious the […]Read More