South Asia and Beyond

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One Step Forward Two Back For Saudis, But Achievement For

NEW DELHI: Was there a secret Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that was outed by Israeli media? The Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud may have denied it in a tweet, but Netanyahu himself hasn’t, saying, “I […]Read More

Sources Report Breakthrough In Doha Talks

A breakthrough is reported from Doha as the two negotiating teams have agreed to include the U.S.-Taliban deal, UN endorsements for Afghan peace process, commitments of the negotiating teams and will of the Afghan people as the base for upcoming negotiations. Sources said Afghan chief negotiator Mohammad Massoom Stanikzai and presidential peace advisor Salam Rahimi […]Read More

Russia’s Sudan Port Deal Can Add More Meat On Skeleton

NEW DELHI: Russia’s 25-year deal for a Sudanese port on the Red Sea is a “great place to give historic ties with India a little more meat on the skeleton,” says Maxim A. Suchkov, Senior Fellow and Associate Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University). This week, Russia announced an agreement to […]Read More

Look Before You Tweet, Sober Advice For US Govt On

NEW DELHI: Look before you leap should be standard advisory for the US government’s various Twitter handles, especially those concerning Pakistan. Days after the US Embassy in Islamabad re-tweeted a tweet critical of Prime Minister Imran Khan, another blunder, this time by the Florida-based US Central Command (CentCom). It condoled the death of Khadim Hussain […]Read More

India Slams Pak Move To Grant Gilgit Baltistan Status Of

NEW DELHI: The announcement by Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday granting provisional provincial status to the disputed region of Gilgit-Baltistan has been slammed by India as one aiming to “camouflage its illegal occupation” and conceal human rights violations there. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivsatava said India “firmly rejects the attempt by […]Read More

‘Chile Votes To End Last Pinochet Legacy, Draft World’s First

NEW DELHI: Over 78 per cent of Chileans have voted “to get rid of the last vestige of the Pinochet dictatorship—its charter,” says John W. Bartlett, ‘The Guardian’ correspondent in Santiago. On October 25, the country voted for a 155-member constitutional assembly, which must feature an equal number of men and women elected by the […]Read More

‘War And Conflict Isn’t All About Guts, Glory And Victory’

NEW DELHI: He has two books on India’s military history to his credit but Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam (Retd) says writing his second book titled ‘Full Spectrum: India’s Wars, 1972-2020′ was tough. “Writing about war and conflict when you have lived through it and when you have engaged with people you are writing about […]Read More