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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

Trump-Macron bromance turns into tough love

M K Bhadrakumar | The 3-day state visit of the French President Emmanuel Macron to the United States has turned out to be a disaster...

Russia-Iran ties surge under US pressure

M K Bhadrakumar | A commentary entitled Tehran, Moscow boosting strategic relations, appearing last week in the Iran Daily newspaper, which is close to Supreme...

Trump opens a Pandora’s box in Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | There is no triumphalism in the US, Britain or France over the missile strike in Syria on Friday. The mood is...

To pull out of Syria or to attack Syria: The Trump...

M K Bhadrakumar | The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on...

Trump and his generals lock horns over Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The military is the same the world over. In 1992, the conversation would have gone like this in South Block: “Sir, it...

An Indian counter narrative on Maldives

M K Bhadrakumar | The Maldives is back in the headlines. This time around, it is not about democracy deficit or rule of law. Two...

Is Trump the most amicable US President Putin will ever see?

M K Bhadrakumar | A fortnight after sacking Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and a week after kicking out Lt. General HR McMaster from...

US expects India to engage Pakistan in Kashmir talks

M K Bhadrakumar | The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs in the US State Department Alice Wells is visiting India...

India doesn’t need a working relationship with US Central Command

M K Bhadrakumar | The Indian media reported that following the 2+2 talks in Washington last week at the level of the foreign and defence...

US lights up pathway to Afghan peace

M K Bhadrakumar |  The Principal Assistant Secretary of State in the US state department’s Bureau of South & Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells gave...

Russia strongly denounces US policy in Syria as Pentagon continues military...

M K Bhadrakumar | A major speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday at an international conference on the Middle East turned into...

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