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

Maldives crisis – options for India: My opinion on WION News updated

Sharing my opinion published in WION News duly updated. An analysis about Indian options in WION News. http://www.wionews.com/india-news/opinion-maldives-crisis---options-for-india-163715 Democracy has prevailed in Maldives but the distance between the cup and the lip does not seem to be reducing, with President Yameen trying his tricks to hold on to power. This time the Supreme Court has … Continue reading Maldives crisis – options for India: My opinion on WION News updated

Helsinki Summit: Does it impact US- Russian strategic posturing in Syria.

Helsinki summit has indirectly indicated that US and Russia are in no mood to confront on Syrian issue further. Earlier last week Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces, backed by Russia  regained ground from the southern rebels, who had earlier chosen to move towards Golan Heights to create problems for Assad by bringing his troops close … Continue reading Helsinki Summit: Does it impact US- Russian strategic posturing in Syria.