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Indo-China Cold War is bad news for BRICS

BRICS, SCO, India, China, Myanamar, Seychelles, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Gwadar, Pakistan, Nepal, Narendra Modi, Bangladesh, India-US military agreement, Mauritius, Cotton Road, New Silk Road, One Belt One Road, Strings of Pearls, East Africa, South China Sea, Burma-India-Thailand Trilateral Highway, United States, ASEAN, Yameen, Nauseed, Rajapksa, Sirisena, Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, Siliguri Corridor, Madhesi, Kathmandu, Terai

Indo-China Cold War suits US interests

The Indo-US agreement on sharing military logistics to counter China’s assertiveness in Indian Ocean could have wider ramifications. 

Sharapova ban most foul

Sponsors have left in double quick time

Sponsors have left in double quick time

One of the world's best female tennis players, Maria Sharapova, has been suspended, because a medicine she has been taking legally under a doctor's prescript

You must doff your hat to Times of India

Times of India, USCIRF, India block US panel visit, India takes US to WTO, India refuses joint patrol in South China Sea, Indian Express, Kanhaiya, JNU, AP, AFP, Reuters, India beat Pakistan in cricket, Minority official, mohaul, Monsanto threaten to exit India, Richard Verma, Ford Foundation, Moody’s, Barack Obama, Greenpeace, Patriot Law, US vassal states are Europe Japan and Gulf countries, Freedom of Speech, Religious tolerance, Modi addressing farmers in Bargarh Odisha, US imperialism, China, Iran, Rus

Three stories which deserve praise for TOI

Times of India puts searchlight on a newspaper which won't publish anything that goes against the United States. There's a pattern for all to see. 

Reuters and other lies on South China Sea

South China Sea,  Reuters,  China, United States, PRC. Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Nine-Dash-Line, Japan, South Korea, Euan Graham, Japan’s Sea Lane Security: A Matter of Life and Death, Sraits of Malacca,  Hormuz, World War III, Makassar Sea, Antipodes, Lombok Straits, US Navy, One Belt One Road, Andaman Sea, Maday terminal, Rakhine State, Kunming, high-speed rail to Bangkok, Dawei, Kra Canal, Gulf of Thailand, Gwadar, Balochistan, Indian Ocean, Djibouti

 

(from left to right): Marine Traffic map and the Lombok Strait

Once you have read this piece by Peter Lee, an American, on South China Sea you would start hating your newspapers for the lies they serve up. Ignore it and remain a sucker all your life.

Iran could be the new China

Iran, China, Xi Jinping, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran, Beijing, Asia, Europe, Caspian Sea, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, SCO, Eurasia, One Belt One Road, Silk Road, US’ pivot to asia, Rouhani meets Pope Francis, Mediterranean, Caucus, Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman,  Bonyads, Pasdaran, Majlis, Saudi Arabia, Ayatollah Khamenei, Deng Xiaoping

Iran being in play is a seismic event

It’s currently quite a toss-up when it comes to naming the hardest working man in geopolitical business: Chinese President Xi Jinping or Iranian President Ha

Rumble in the Ruble; but not in Yuan

Ruble, Moscow, Russia’s Central bank, monetary gold, 1997 Asian financial crisis, China, Wall Street, Riyadh

Low interest credit is way out for Ruble

A case can be made that for Moscow it would be a tremendous waste of hard-earned foreign exchange – to try to counter a rig against their currency they simpl

Does Europe have a future?

Europe’s future, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Western Europe, United States, European Union, Euro, Soviet Union, Maastricht Treaty, PEW Research Centre, Disney, Germany, Malta, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, 2008 financial meltdown, Middle East, Arab Springs, China, refugees, terrorists, Henry Kissinger, Greek Crisis, NATO, Schengen Visa,  Greek Crisis, Pivot to Asia, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, demography crisis, unemployment, Konrad Adenauer, Charles de Gaulle, Marine le Pen,

EU is a pack of cards in collapse-mode

Europe has no future. Yes, it rises like a phoenix. But before that, it routinely self destructs itself. 

How US hands were forced on Iran sanctions

Iran sanctions, nuclear weapons programme, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, 1991 Gulf War, Secretary of State John Kerry, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Israel’s defeat by Hezbollah in 2006, Russia, China, Paul Krugman, dollar

Kerry's interview is a give-away on Iran

Confirmation that international sanctions on Iran have at last been lifted is unequivocally a victory for Iran.

TAPI pipeline: The Afghan Taliban factor

TAPI, Afghan Taliban, India, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, gas pipeline, US, Kandahar, Kabul, Islamabad, Heart, Gwadar, Strait of Hormuz, Galkinish, Balochistan, Afghan constitution, Sharia law, Yonical, Kapisa, Nangarhar, China

Afghan Taliban factor would keep India on edge

Good news: work on TAPI has begun. Bad news: the Afghan Taliban is has expanded. India’s big dream is at crossroads. New Eastern Outlook investigates.

Syria and the drumbeat of World War III

US, Syria, Russia, Iran, China, Qaeda, ISIS, al- World War III, Debkafile, Geneva Conventions

Only Geneva could save humanity from World War III

Russia and US are carrying out their air-sorties over crowded airspace of Syria without sharing information. A miscalculation and collision could deepen the shadows of World War III.