M K Bhadrakumar

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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.

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

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 oil sanctions with a pinch of salt

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 Obama’s – M K Bhadrakumar

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 attention from reconstruction work

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...

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