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Putin’s Ukraine gambit

THE unfolding crisis over Ukraine has heightened the danger of prolonged turmoil and instability in Europe. After weeks of failed diplomacy to avert this crisis, the situation took a fateful turn when…

Has diplomacy on Ukraine reached a dead end?

The failure of the United States and Russia this week to find a diplomatic solution to fizzing tensions over Eastern European security has increased the chance of a new Russian…

Crisis of dictatorship – Part II

It is noteworthy that in 1922 Belarus was one of the four units that formed the Soviet Union. And in 1991 three of the four units – Russia, Belarus and…

Crisis of dictatorship: Part – I

Exactly 30 years ago, towards the end of 1990, one of the two superpowers of that time – the Soviet Union – was facing an existential crisis. Though the Soviet…

The Global Migration Crisis

The global migration crisis

The US ‘war on terror’ triggered a new age of ‘global conflict’. The unfolding events in the Middle Eastern chapter of the war on terror are now entering a decisive…

Ukraine Headache Grows For IMF

Ukraine headache grows for IMF

The International Monetary Fund is far from being done with Ukraine, its latest mega-bailout client. A new aid plan for Kiev - larger and longer - is under discussion and…