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China’s new ambassador to Afghanistan Zhao Sheng with Afghan foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in Kabul earlier this month. (Photo: Afghan foreign ministry)
As the Taliban completed two years of rule in Afghanistan, the world witnessed experts cautiously divided on the issue of
NEW DELHI: The clock is ticking on the 60-day deadline set for fleshing out the ambitious IMEC (India-Middle East-Europe Corridor)
NEW DELHI: September 9, the day before the G20 summit formally began, and I had a bad toothache. The massive
Coercive economic tools strategic leverage
NEW DELHI: As the world becomes more economically integrated, a complex web of asymmetric interdependences has emerged, allowing some states
Henry Kissinger
Heinz Alfred Kissinger, better known to the world as Henry Kissinger, hit the headlines when he turned 100 on May
Center for Social and Economic Progress
NEW DELHI: The disruption of global supply chains due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent Ukraine crisis could derail India’s
India-EU trade
NEW DELHI: India-EU trade, currently at around $135 billion, could see a major boost if negotiators are able to wrap
RVC leader Denis Nikitin
NEW DELHI: Ukraine’s long-awaited counteroffensive against Russian forces appears to be close at hand with the deputy defence minister confirming
Former Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani at the China-brokered Iran-Saudi Arabia in March: Twitter @shen_shiwei
NEW DELHI: It’s been a little over one week since the resignation of Iran’s security chief Ali Shamkhani. He now
6th Indian Ocean Conference - 2023
NEW DELHI: Imagine a free trade agreement where each member state can decide the limit of its free trading capacity!
Bidenjoe and Xijinping
BENGALURU: The U.S.-China geopolitical fault lines in high technology have become sharper than ever and nowhere has it been more
South Korean foreign minister Park Jin with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
NEW DELHI: South Korea has been on a charm offensive with India: witness its mission staffers in Delhi dancing to