Americas

Don't read books, if you're not ready to forget them

Battle, word, love, death, uncertainty, solitude

A life which is no longer his own

(As the world gets broken up between ideologies; armies in readiness to lock horns, the man and his basic life is box-fitted to suit agendas.

“Trump will not be allowed to win”: Assange

John Pilger, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia, Libya, US Elections, Ecuador Embassy in London, FBI, CIA, David Petraeus, Clinton Emails, John Podesta, McCarthy hysteria, Jihadism, Levant, ISIL, Clinton Foundation, Sidney Blumenthal, Syria

Trump is an outsider

This interview of Julian Assange by celebrated writer and author John Pilger  was filmed in the Embassy of Ecuador in London - where Julian Assange is a

Why South China Sea ruling is unlawful

Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), South China Sea, Taiping Island, Nansha Islands, nine-dash line, UNCLOS, EEZ

Great powers again have a design on China

(China’s rise is a first in 500 years that an alternative non-Western power has become a global power.

China looms large for honchos in Davos

Davos, World Economic Forum, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Joseph Biden, John Kerry, Google, GM, Alibaba, Facebook, Bill Gates, Alexis Tsipras, Fourth Industrial Revolution, unemployment, assets bubble, energy prices, fiscal crisis, social instability, Oxfam report, falling commodity prices, assets sell-off, Falling Chinese stocks, Chinese economy crisis, Chinese debt, Chinese manufacturing, US manufacturing, Federal Reserve, bear market, 2008 global meltdown, wars to boost corporations

62 persons’ wealth is equal to half of humanity

Imagine yourself in Davos, Switzerland today where world’s top corporations, celebrities and politicians have converged for the World Economic Forum.

Dollar-free world gathers wind

Iran-India oil payments in rupees, National Iranian Oil Co, UCO Bank, Halkbank, Russia’s own oil benchmark, AIIB, IMF, World Bank, de-dollarization, yuan, ruble, Washington’s debt, MENA, Global Reserve Currency

Dollars and American wars are interlinked

Three significant moves in the first fortnight of 2016 signal a drive to end dollar hegemony and usher in a multi-polar world.

North Korea’s H-Bomb claim: A hoax?

North Korea, Hydrogen Bomb, Pungyye-ri, European Mediterranean Seismological Center, CTBTO, Comprehensive Test-Bank Treaty Organisation, Kadena air force base in Okinawa, Jeffrey Lewis

Kin Jong-un has few applauding his feat

North Korea has claimed a successful Hydrogen-Bomb test on Wednesday the veracity of which would be determined before this week is out.

Look at this to get the Big Picture

US, China, Xi Jinping, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Lenovo, Taobao, Tmail, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Ginni Rometty, Satya Nadella, Lu Wei, Pony Ma Huateng, Alibaba, Jack Ma Yung,

A picture that's worth a thousand words (courtesy: South China Morning Post)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all over the Indian newspapers with his visit to Facebook headquarters and being courted by world’s top business honchos. But what was their response to Chinese president Xi Jinping’s almost simultaneous visit to the US? This picture with the article alone will give you the big picture. 

Why India hankers after UNSC permanent seat

India, UNSC, G-4, G-20, developing nations, West, United States, Soviet Union, Russia, UN seat

India throws up its hands at UN's irrelevance today

India wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) permanent seat for good reasons. It has legitimate claims and it would only benefit the world. It would also be good for UN which is almost illegitimate and irrelevant in the 21st century. 

US, China must avoid a new Cold War

China, United States, Xi Jinping, Barack Obama, One Belt One Road, OBOR

Such bonhomie between world's two biggest powers ought to get real

Chinese president Xi Jinping is in United States for a week-long state visit. This, at a time when the Sino-US relations are at its lowest ebb. Among others, one reason is China’s policy of One Belt, One Road. One of world’s renowned geopolitical experts, Shen Dingli dispels a few notions in this piece.

US ignores facts in South China Sea disputes

China, US, the Philippines, South China Sea, UNCLOS

South China Sea facts are being ignored by the US

Instead of being an aggressor, it is China which is facing military action from the Philippines, backed by the United States