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Viewpoint: Blair’s ‘essential Battle’

Viewpoint: Blair’s ‘essential battle’

Tony Blair delivered a keynote speech last week at Bloomberg London on "Middle East Matters", arguing for continuation of interventionist policy in the Middle East and beyond to thwart the…

The Big Challenge

The big challenge

While we remain entangled in political conflicts like the hitherto unclear origin of the $1.5 billion that flowed in last month, the controversial LNG deal with Qatar, negotiating 'peace' with…

India’s Modi Moment

India’s Modi moment

A Pair of senior Israeli ministers recently argued that Jewish settlers who carried out gratuitous attacks on Palestinians should be classified as terrorists. The celebrated author Amos Oz went further,…

This Is Now Getting To Be A Farce

This is now getting to be a farce

The Geo/ISI affair which began on a high note of patriotism is now in danger of descending from the sublime to the ridiculous. The complainant in an Islamabad court praying…

How The US Made Its Putin Problem Worse

How the US made its Putin problem worse

In September 2001, as the US reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that…

Oil, Gas And War

Oil, gas and war

Vladimir Putin is no wimp. When he was challenged at Sochi with repeated terror attacks – so that he would not be able to hold his dream winter Olympics there…

War Fever

War fever

War fever is in the air. Fifty thousand Russian troops and armour are massed on Ukraine’s eastern border. Europe and Washington worry that the reborn Red Army may sweep west…