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Has Trump’s ‘America First’ security strategy been successful?

AFP | President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a...

Trump & Putin: A tale of two ‘lovebirds’

News Desk | Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin cannot resist each other. Both shook hands Saturday in Da Nang, Vietnam for the second time in...

Why Israel is flexing muscles at Hezbollah

M K Bhadrakumar | The Israeli armed forces began on Tuesday a massive fortnight-long military exercise, billed as the biggest in the past 19 years, simulating a war...

Surge of Saudi nationalism hurts US interests

M K Bhadrakumar | Reading tea leaves in Saudi politics is hazardous. That makes Moscow’s jubilation over the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman as the...

Moscow nervous as the US-North Korean tensions rise

M K Bhadrakumar | Moscow’s diktat to the US to slash the latter’s diplomat and staff strength in Russia by 755 personnel generously put September...

Iran and Afghan Taliban: A marriage of convenience or something bigger?

News Analysis | For 16 years, the United States has been in Afghanistan with a goal of preventing the war-torn country from once again being...

Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but spits at it

M K Bhadrakumar | There is a long history of Russia being kicked around as a political football in the United States. The circumstances leading...

USA-Russia-China triangle

M. K. Bhadrakumar | For long-time observers of the US-Russia-China triangle, this week presents a fantastic panorama. Much as the G20 summit in Hamburg on...

Has Russia entered NATO’s bedroom?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Can we say a “terrible beauty” is born in the NATO’s underbelly — to borrow the words from the Irish-English poet...

A possible new makeover for US and Russia?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The White House disclosed Thursday during a media briefing on President Donald Trump’s forthcoming trip to Europe next week that he will meet...

US and Russia: A meeting of two giants during G20 summit!

M. K. Bhadrakumar | A US senior official in Washington told TASS news agency Monday that the White House does not rule out a meeting...

Increased intervention in Syria: How many targets is the US eyeing?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The shooting down of a Syrian SU-22 warplane by a US F/A-18E Super Hornet to the south of the city of...

How America’s missile stop Syria’s dash for Deir az-Zor

Andrew Korybko | The US’ deployment of the HIMARS missile system to eastern Syria is designed to deter the Syrian Arab Army’s Dash for Deir az-Zor. Many...

China killing CIA spies, but why is the US spying on...

Jacob G. Hornberger | In its May 20 edition, the New York Times reported that between 2010 and 2012, China executed at least a dozen...

US-Iran ties: Has the US kicked the hornet’s nest?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | I have in my personal collection a riveting document relating to the great plunder of the state resources of post-Soviet Russia...

Israel’s Air Strikes on Syria are Unacceptable: Russia

The Kremlin strongly criticized Israeli air strikes on targets inside Syria on Thursday, saying Israel and other countries should avoid any action that heightened...

After last week’s visit to the USA: China now going to...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that the Director of the General Office of the Communist Party of China Li Zhanshu...

Regional dynamics ensure that Erdogan’s ‘rigged’ referendum will be overlooked

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The mystique of democratic elections will never wither away. My late father used to reminisce how agonizing the waiting was in...

So who was the real target of “Mother of All Bombs”?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The decision by the US commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, to drop the ‘mother of all bombs’ on an alleged...

US Defense Secretary’s clarification over their Syrian actions

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Amidst the contradictory voices from within the US administration regarding Syria over the weekend – American priority in the war (ISIS...

G7 sides with Russia: Unexpected setback to the US?

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The G7 was meant to be an insipid forum that unfailingly followed the US diktat, but the worm is apparently turning....

A Subdued Vladimir Putin Calls for ‘Mutually Beneficial’ Ties With U.S.

MOSCOW — After the outpouring of euphoria among Russia’s political elite over the victory of Donald J. Trump, President Vladimir V. Putin on Thursday...

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Do We need to Worry about Pakistan’s Planned Troop Deployment in...

News Desk | On Friday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved the decision to send Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia under a longstanding defense cooperation between...

PadMan’s director upset that Pakistan not showing movie

PadMan director Balki says he is planning a special screening of a movie for Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. He says that the...

Emma Watson welcomes new guidelines to tackle harassment

News Desk | On Wednesday, Feminist and Hollywood actress Emma Watson stood in support of the new guidelines developed to tackle harassment and bullying in...

Is PTI facing an existential crisis?

News Desk | Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri claims that her party, PTI, is facing an existential threat. She said this while addressing...

Government sets in motion PIA privatization process

News Desk | The government of Pakistan has decided to start the long-awaited privatization of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airline (PIA). Prime Minister...

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