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Russia - Ukraine Relations
Russia - Ukraine Relations


What Does Russian Intervention In Ukraine Tell Us About Nature Of World Politics? – OpEd

By Joy Mitra* There seems to be no thaw in relations since the Ukrainian crisis began. The US is belligerent and fails to understand the Russian imperative in Ukraine even as Russia, led by Putin, engages in military adventurism by trying to punch far above its weight in the post cold-war era. The actors have […]

Palestine - Israel flags
Palestine - Israel flags


ISIS, Terror And The Moral Hypocrisy Of The West – OpEd

Over the past months, ISIS, which had been fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, changed tactics and swept east from Syria and conquered vast swaths of largely-Sunni territory in western Iraq.¬† In the process, it massacred thousands of Shiites, Kurds, Yazidis and other minorities in its path. More recently, ISIS developed a new […]

China claims to South China Sea
China claims to South China Sea


Why The US May Go To War In The South China Sea – OpEd

Tension in the South China Sea may make policy makers on both sides think about going to war. As China seeks to exercise its control over disputed islands and maritime waters it may seek to block US warships and military aircraft from crossing through large swathes of the South China Sea. This restriction will prove¬†unpalatable […]

Pope Francis. Photo Casa Rosada, Wikipedia Commons.
Pope Francis. Photo Casa Rosada, Wikipedia Commons.


Are Atheist Journalist’s Papal Interviews Reliable? – OpEd

By Andrea Gagliarducci Following the publication of a new text by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari in ‘La Repubblica’ suggesting that Pope Francis believes in relativism, the Holy See spokesman has questioned whether Scalfari is advancing his own views. In a recent op-ed in the leftist Italian newspaper, Scalfari mentioned one of his recent conversations with […]