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.

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...

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 K Bhadrakumar

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 Bhadrakumar

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...

US does not want an end to Afghan war – M K Bhadrakumar

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

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...

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 K Bhadrakumar

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 Bhadrakumar

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

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