Central Asia

Russia brings Taliban on table as India observes

Russia, Moscow Format, Afghanistan High Peace Council, Taliban, United States, Al Qaeda, 9/11, Kabul, NBC News, Gen. Austin Scott Miller, NATO, US, Islamic State, Central Asia

Taliban breakthrough in Moscow

Russia secured a huge diplomatic victory when it got Taliban to turn up at a meeting on Afghanistan, attended by no less than a dozen countries, in Moscow la

India, Iran, Russia look for new trade corridor

India, Russia, Iran, Suez Canal, North South Transport Corridor, Press TV, Mumbai, Moscow, China, Europe, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Persian Gulf, Pakistan, Chabahar, One Belt One Road, Suresh Prabhu, Yuan, Ruble, Treasury Department, US

India, Russia and Iran explore new route

India, Russia and Iran are meeting next month to work out the details of a massive project to open a new sea-land transport corridor that would be a cheaper

Why Muslims owe a lot to Sardar Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mahatma Gandhi, India, Indira Gandhi, Emergency, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Romila thapar, Somnath Temple, Haj Committee Act, NCERT, Ramachandra Guha, Jinnah, Syed Ahmad, Subhas Bose, Taj Mahal, Tipu Sultan, Bharat Ratna, The Hindu, NDTV, Bismarck, BJP, Rajmohan Gandhi, Permit system, Evacuee Property Law, Kashmir, Muslims, Christians, KM Munshi, Purushottam Das Tandon, Congress, Khurshid Alam Khan, Red Fort, Nizamuddin Auliya, Pathway to Pakistan, Choudhary Khaliquzzaman, Ram, Babri Ma

Sardar Patel: Did he really have anti-Muslim bias?

This is the centenary of the year when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel first met Mahatma Gandhi and India got its unifier as we know the nation today.

Kyrgyzstan in US cross hairs

Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, Kirghizia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikstan, Bishkek, Zbigniew Brzezinski, China, Russia, Iran, Eurasia, Afghanistan, ISIS, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Manas, Customs Union, Eurasian Economic Space, Tulip Revolution, CSTO, Pamela Spratlen, Richard Miles, Colour Revolutions, C5+1, John Kerry, Angela Merkel, Hesse, Die Welt

The falcon that is grounded

Most Westerners would have a hard time locating Kyrgyzstan on the world map, in spite of the role it plays upon the geopolitical chessboard. However, this co

A master analyst and an intrepid traveller

Pepe Escobar--A master analyst

Pepe Escobar- a master analyst

Pepe Escobar has a grizzly look but that’s on account of his unkempt hair—otherwise he is a rather young-looking senior in his early 60s. Born in Brazil, he has lived in several countries