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Putin’s Snub To India

Putin’s snub to India

Ever since coming into office again in May this year, Russian president Vladimir Putin has been snubbing countries like an archetypal snob. After turning down the chance of becoming the…

We need to move on BRICS Plus

BRICS membership of five states – Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took effect on January 1, 2024. As of the August 2023 Summit in…

Terrible catastrophe

For the past few days, the Palestine issue has been covered intensively in the world media. The brutal use of air force on the vulnerable residents of Gaza has shocked…

An unending tragedy

Palestine was never an empty piece of real estate that the Jews eyed as their biblical homeland. The 1948 Arab-Israeli War was a result of Israel declaring the creation of…

The war goes on

The Nato member summit has just concluded in Vilnius, Lithuania. This was the first meeting since Finland was admitted to the alliance. After blocking the entry of Sweden, Turkey finally…

Bodyguard of lies

“In wartime”, Churchill famously told Stalin at Tehran in 1943, “truth is so precious that she must always be attended by a bodyguard of lies”. These words also describe the…

Pakistan’s place in a changing world

It’s a shame that Pakistan is going down the gutter just when a changing, increasingly multipolar world is triggering a “battle of offers” between big powers as they rush to…

Preparing for the ‘petroyuan’?

I wonder how long a certain Zoltar Pozsar, New York-based economist and investment research director at Credit Suisse (CS), will keep his job – if he still has it –…

Has US shot the dollar in the foot?

Who could’ve known that one of the unintended consequences of the Ukraine war would be the first signs of a shift that could dethrone the dollar as the world’s reserve…