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M. K. Bhadrakumar has served as a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service for over 29 years, with postings as India’s ambassador to Uzbekistan (1995-1998) and to Turkey (1998-2001). He writes extensively in Indian newspapers, Asia Times and the “Indian Punchline”. This piece was first published in Indian Punchline. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy.

US officials converge on Pakistan seeking Afghan peace – M K...

M K Bhadrakumar | After a successful mission to Turkey this weekend on US President Trump’s behalf, his leading Republican ally Senator Lindsey Graham is...

US takes Israel’s advice for unified ‘Syraq’ strategy

M K Bhadrakumar | Current discussions in US media regarding the US’ troop withdrawal plans in Syria are so patently directed at Trump politically. His...

With eye on Iran, US steps up presence in Iraq –...

M K Bhadrakumar | The US’ plan to withdraw troops from Syria has electrified the Iraqi political and diplomatic landscape. The Saudi establishment daily Asharq...

Trump has mixed signals for Astana partners – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | Trump’s tweets earlier today regarding Syrian withdrawal plan came out of the blue – “Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria...

Turkey can’t leverage US-Russia tensions in Syria forever

M K Bhadrakumar | Turkey has so far played Washington and Moscow off against each other over the Syrian situation by leveraging its importance as...

The New Cold War may never arrive – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | An old Italian friend and a noted Sinologist based in Beijing representing a Vatican paper, Francesco Sisci wrote apropos an article...

World is safe from global conflict in 2019

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Is 2019 going to be the year of the Armageddon? The answer is a definitive ‘No’. As 2018 ended, the potential...

Delhi shouldn’t panic that Afghan war is ending – M. K....

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Panic has seized the Indian analysts – mixed with fury and frustration – that the Americans are marching out of Afghanistan....

India desperately trying to mend fences with China: But why?

M K Bhadrakumar | Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hurried 36-hour visit to Singapore to attend the 13th East Asia Summit, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and...

How the Afghan Taliban defeated USA ?

M K Bhadrakumar | Surely, the recent Moscow conference on Afghanistan (November 9) brought to light that the peace talks will get a big fillip...

Russia & Israel: New rivals in Middle East? – M...

M K Bhadrakumar | It is over a month since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced that he was going to Moscow to meet...

US takes leap of faith toward Taliban, al-Qaeda – M K...

M K Bhadrakumar | According to reports, the Taliban disclosed on Tuesday that five former Guantanamo inmates from their leadership hierarchy have joined their political office...

India and the Afghan transitions – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | Political transition has been a recurring feature of Afghanistan’s modern history. Once in every 10-20 years, transitions appeared – the coup...

US, China tiptoeing toward trade deal – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | The joint press conference in Washington on Friday after the second US-China 2+2 (“Diplomatic & Security Dialogue”) throws much light on...

Iran’s master plan to isolate the US

M K Bhadrakumar | The new kids on the block are unaware that not a year had passed since the Islamic Revolution in Iran 40...

US does not want an end to Afghan war – M...

M K Bhadrakumar | Within hours of the announcement on Saturday by the Russian Foreign Ministry that the second meeting of the Moscow format of...

UAE, Saudi sense convergence with Syria – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | The reported plan by the United Arab Emirates to reopen its embassy in Damascus shortly leads to a startlingly new alignment on the...

India has historic role in Moscow format on Afghanistan – M...

M K Bhadrakumar | Many a slip between the cup and the lip may be possible when it comes to the Afghan peacemaking, but with...

A sombre run-up to US-Russia summit in Paris – M K...

M K Bhadrakumar | The highlight of the consultations of the US National Security Advisor John Bolton in Moscow on Monday was the announcement of...

Istanbul Summit on Syria was a success but caveats remain

M K Bhadrakumar | The four-nation Turkey-Russia-Germany-France summit on Syria on October 27 in Istanbul had an impressive outcome. All participants – each with own...

Dalit Priests: Kerala makes history with large scale appointments

M K Bhadrakumar | So, finally, Bharatiya Janata Party has identified the company it keeps in the Sabarimala issue and implicitly underscored its hidden agenda...

Military cooperation is the highlight and pillar of China-Russia strategic cooperation...

M K Bhadrakumar | Prime Minister Modi’s annual meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe takes him to Tokyo next week. But this time around,...

Saudi Arabia gets a friend in need, Russia

M K Bhadrakumar | It goes without saying that oil has been central to military power and economic life in modern history. Control of oil...

Should India join CPEC? – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar | A whispering campaign’ has been going on that CPEC is fated to put an intolerable burden on Pakistan’s debt repayment liabilities,...

At key ‘2+2’ talks, India should take US demands on Iran...

M K Bhadrakumar | With the “2+2” dialogue between India and the United States due to begin in New Delhi on Thursday, the Modi government...

Why Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy isn’t much different from Barack...

M K Bhadrakumar | United States President Donald Trump’s much-awaited policy speech on the way forward in Afghanistan was disappointing. It neither fulfilled his campaign...

The superflous debate about UAE aid offer to Kerala is diverting...

M K Bhadrakumar | It was three decades ago that a senior American diplomat Robin Raphel, who had served in New Delhi in the early...

Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions: Moscow hopes he is serious!

M K Bhadrakumar | The frequency with which US President Donald Trump holds out threats to other countries is such that he is no longer...

US-Russia-China triangle in flux, again

M K Bhadrakumar | In a conversation with the Financial Times last week, Henry Kissinger made a highly significant remark about President Donald Trump’s attempt...

A hat trick for Trump’s presidential legacy

M.K Bhadrakumar | It is clear by now that US President Donald Trump’s remark on Thursday as he was setting out for the Group of...

Russia can mediate a grand bargain on Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The prevailing impression is that Russia plays a hugely influential role in the Syrian conflict. But it is equally the case...

Uncategorized Israel seeks Russian help in Syria. Will Russia oblige?

M K Bhadrakumar | After threatening Moscow that if it went ahead with plans to strengthen Syria’s missile defence systems, Israel will destroy them on...

The significance of Modi’s visit to China

M K Bhadrakumar | The informal summit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at Wuhan (April 27-28) triggered a range of opinions...

Korean “peace pipeline” gains traction

M K Bhadrakumar | The two “peace pipelines” – one carrying Iranian natural gas via Pakistan to India and a second transporting Russian gas via...

What if Trump dumps Iran deal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The last big European effort to dissuade US President Donald Trump from abandoning the 2015 Iran nuclear pact ended without success...

Takeaways from Korean summit

M K Bhadrakumar | From the Indian perspective, the Korea summit at Panmunjom today heralding the ‘end of the Korean war’ is a poignant occasion....

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