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Horrors of Yemen, the forgotten war

This week’s column is an embarrassed response to a riveting reader’s comment from last week, where I lamented that Israel’s success in derailing all attempts at ceasefire meant that “bombs,…

Russia, IS-K and threat of world war

If IS-K (Islamic State-Khorasan) really did strike Moscow this week – and it has hit concerts and football matches in Europe before – then we’re likely to get to WW3…

Shock, awe and ICC warrants

It must be a coincidence that ICC (International Criminal Court) issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin, for war crimes in Ukraine, just two days before the 20th anniversary…

The horror of war [Part – II]

In his book ‘What Every Person Should Know About War’, the late Chris Hedges explains the phenomenon of defence employment, which witnessed ups and downs. Hedges asserts that the 2003…

Remembering six days of war

Some events have such profound implications and legacy that they leave an indelible mark on history. The Six-Day War fought June 5-10 in 1967 is one such episode. Also known…