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.

Will Modi take U-turn for peace with Pakistan? – M.K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar |It is no big secret that the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a damp...

Kerala; defiant of Modi political avalanche – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar |Through the looking glass of a staunchly ‘secular-minded’ Malayali — a dirty word in the current idiom when triumphalist cultural nationalism...

Iran’s shifting foreign ties to counter US advance – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar |The unannounced overnight visit by Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Pakistan on Thursday can be seen at the very minimum...

India has no option other than siding with America in US-Iran scuffle – M.K Bhadrakumar

M.K Bhadrakumar |The sudden visit to New Delhi by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif for a meeting on May 14 with the...

Iran trusts Imran Khan but will verify the promise – M K Bhadrakumar

M K Bhadrakumar |Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani received a phone call from Pakistan PM Imran Khan late in the evening on March 9, which...

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

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...

With eye on Iran, US steps up presence in Iraq – M K Bhadrakumar

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

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...

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...

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

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

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