Democracy Wins in Maldives: Challenges Ahead

  At last after a A hectic campaigning for elections in Maldives on 23 September 2018, the Election Commission of Maldives declared opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party as the winner of the presidential election. With past record of President Yameen’s autocratic use of power to crush any opposition in the … Continue reading Democracy Wins in Maldives: Challenges Ahead

Imran loses Credibility with tweet: A Fumble with his first Bouncer of Peace Talks?

  Prime Minister Imran’s inappropriately worded tweet proved his diplomatic inadequacy, without realizing that he was destroying the bridge on which he may be expected to walk tomorrow. Unfortunately the Indian decision makers advised by their advisors/diplomats were too quick to be trapped in Imran Khan’s letter to Prime Minister Modi, calling for resumption of … Continue reading Imran loses Credibility with tweet: A Fumble with his first Bouncer of Peace Talks?

US-China Trade War: Can it be an Opportunity for India? Kootneeti

      The trade war has intensified further with Chinese retaliation of additional $ 60 billion, quickly followed by US threat of  additional tariffs of $ 263 billion is a concern in Beijing including US companies based there. The rules of this trade war are clear that the side which has more resilience and … Continue reading US-China Trade War: Can it be an Opportunity for India? Kootneeti

Indo – Russian Relations

Sharing a very interesting discussion on Rajya Sabha National TV, on Indo - Russian relations in light of their Defence Minister's visit to India recently, and in view of forthcoming Russian President's visit next month, which I had the pleasure to participate.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Tqe1i46tk&feature=share   I can be reached as Shashi Asthana on Facebook, LinkedIn,  … Continue reading Indo – Russian Relations