NEW DELHI: Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad gave a detailed interview to Yahoo News last week, on Feb. 9. It was the first interview he gave to a Western channel after Donald Trump became US President on Jan. 20, 2016. It ca .. Read More

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INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY OPTIONS 2017-II: HARD BUT NUANCED

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

NEW DELHI: Finally, India’s relations with Russia. They have a long history going back to the 1950s, when Russia (then the Soviet Union) played a significant role in India’s economic development and defence.
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INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY OPTIONS IN 2017: CHINA LOOMS LARGE

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

NEW DELHI: The beginning of the new year is probably a good time to take stock of the major developments in Indian foreign policy in 2016 and what needs to be done to safeguard and promote the country’s interests in 2017. Read More

OBAMA ADMINISTERS A PARTING KICK TO NETANYAHU

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

NEW DELHI: On December 23 the United Nations Security Council adopted a Resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territories and demanding that Israel stop doing so.

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RUSSIAN ENVOY PAID FOR 'SULTAN' ERDOGAN'S SYRIA ADVENTURE

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

NEW DELHI: The Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, was assassinated by a Turkish gunman on Monday, Dec. 20, while he was speaking at a photo exhibition in Ankara called “Russia as seen by Turks.”

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ALEPPO IS LIBERATED

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NEW DELHI: Aleppo has been liberated. The Syrian Army, backed by Russian air power and Hezbollah and Iranian fighters, began the process of taking control of the last remaining Jihadi outposts in the eastern part of the ancient ci... Read More

ALEPPO IS LIBERATED

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

NEW DELHI: Aleppo has been liberated. The Syrian Army, backed by Russian air power and Hezbollah and Iranian fighters, began the process of taking control of the last remaining Jihadi outposts in the eastern part of the ancient ci... Read More

5 YEARS AFTER GADDAFI'S MURDER: LIBYA DESTROYED

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: When I arrived in Libya in March 1994 as a middle-ranking diplomat, the country was under UN sanctions related to the 1988 Lockerbie disaster. No flights to and from Libya were permitted; we had to take a ric... Read More

FIRST GLIMMERINGS OF TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY ON RUSSIA, SYRIA, IRAN

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

It is barely ten days since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. But some contours of his foreign policy are already taking shape, as reflected in the interviews that he has given and the appointments that have been announced. ... Read More

CLINTON LOST BECAUSE SHE DEFINED THE ESTABLISHMENT, TRUMP DEFIED IT

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

Sometime after the midnight of Oct. 8, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. This was not what practically EVERY opinion poll had predicted, right till the voting began. The question was what would be the margin of Clinton&r... Read More

US PRESIDENTIAL POLLS: THE OUTCOME IS NOT CLEAR

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

BERKELEY, California: In the next few days, the American people will decide who will be their next President. Naturally, speculation about the result is mounting, and all sorts of predictions are being made, based on opinion polls... Read More

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