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Rex Tillerson harshly criticizes Russia in order to rally NATO allies

M K Bhadrakumar | The remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Russia, while speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, DC...

In Washington, Trump’s line on Syria very influential

M K Bhadrakumar | Some of the confusion as to who sets the US policies on Syria may be clearing up. It seems Trump plays...

Rouhani declares the end of ISIS. What next now for Iran?

News Analysis | Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday announced the end of the Islamic State (ISIS), a brutal militant organization that proliferated in Iraq...

Iran’s snub to US has meaning for India

M K Bhadrakumar | Only Tehran could have punctured US President Donald Trump’s massive ego with just a delicate deflection by the wrist. It all...

Trump’s flattery won’t work with Xi Jinping

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump was the first world statesman to telephone his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping following the latter’s re-election to...

The most powerful man in the world | Vladimir Putin

The Power of Putin - Documentary 2017 | CNN Russian chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov, a harsh critic of Putin, has noted that the entire structure...

Russia: The new master of Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The remark Wednesday by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential envoy for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov offering Moscow’s mediation for a...

From Bismarck to Merkel: Why a new rising Germany is good...

M K Bhadrakumar |  The German Question has been at the very core of geopolitics in Europe at least since 1453, a poignant year in...

Putin promises Tehran of support if US-Iran nuclear deal is scrapped...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The unscheduled trip to Russia by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the special envoy of President Hassan Rouhani and his...

Chaos of the Trump era is never-ending

M K Bhadrakumar | More vitriolic stuff is appearing in print pointing toward the US State Secretary Rex Tillerson leaving the ship. The National Interest carried...

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...

US-Russia ties are heading south

M K Bhadrakumar | The US-Russia diplomatic tit-for-tat escalated with the announcement in Washington on Thursday ordering the Russians to shut down their consulate in San Francisco as...

The Nuclear Crisis reaches a tipping point as Putin warns against...

News analysis | Russian President, Vladimir Putin has warned against the imposition of tougher sanctions and military pressure on Pyongyang as he feels that instead of...

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...

Where trump might be vulnerable

Jacob G. Hornberger | It’s still not clear to me the particular crime for which special prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump. Was it illegal...

Putin’s Russia on top yet again

M K Bhadrakumar | Russia and the United States could be hurtling toward a showdown following Moscow’s decision on Friday to retaliate, finally, against President Barack...

It is check and mate for Israel in Golan Heights

M K Bhadrakumar | Israel has suffered a big setback in the Syrian conflict with the deployment of Russian military police in the safe zone...

Plot thickens in great game over post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

M K Bhadrakumar | The post-ISIS future of Iraq and Syria has been a topic of animated discussion among American think tankers, the assumption being...

The psychology behind defending the Sharifs

M. Usama Khawar | On Friday the Supreme Court of Pakistan announced that it has reserved its judgment on the reports brought forward by the...

Is Panama gate a foreign conspiracy to derail Pakistan? Part II

Asif Haroon Raja | The traitors within The PPP-MQM-ANP dream team carved out by USA and UK in March 2008 with the help of infamous NRO...

US-Russia relations under President Trump

News Analysis | US President Donald Trump is willing to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House, but not yet, according to official...

Is China using trade as leverage to control North Korea?

North Korea got the world’s attention – and President Donald Trump’s – when it said on July 4 that it had successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic...

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...

Prince Salman: An outlier in the conservative state

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The royal decree of June 21 by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince and next...

Rising tension between Russia and NATO

News Analysis | A NATO F-16 fighter jet buzzed a plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but...

Indian media tantalizes Russia over NSG membership: A wave of poor...

M. K. Bhadrakumar | An exclusive story in today’s Times of India claims that India has made Russian projects to construct more nuclear power plants in India...

Growing hate for Russia in the U.S after Trump’s victory

Jacob G. Hornberger | There is so much I just don’t get about the anti-Russia brouhaha that has the Washington establishment, the mainstream press, the...

U.S will confront Russia about its role in Afghanistan

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The seething US-Russia rivalry in Afghanistan took a sharp turn with the explosive threat held out by the visiting US Defense...

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