Daily Archive: December 19, 2018

Kabul-Taliban Peace Talks in UAE Prove That America Needs Pakistan More Than Pakistan Needs America

It is difficult to imagine a successful Afghan peace process that did not both involve transparent negotiations between moderate Taliban representatives and peace minded members of the current Kabul government. Likewise, it would be fanciful to assume that such a thing could happen without Pakistan fostering an atmosphere of peace which necessarily precludes realising success in a Kabul-Taliban dialogue process....

A Russian-Indian LEMOA Could Lead to Logistics Pacts with Other Littoral States

The Russian and Indian navies are carrying out exercises in the Bay of Bengal, which come on the heels of the ones that they just concluded on the mainland between their countries’ respective armies. Russian-Indian relations areundergoing a renaissance at the moment after the late Ambassador Alexander Kadakin paved the way for his successor Nikolai Kadashkin to build on hislegacy...

Poroshenko has Nothing Left to Lose – The Worse It Is for Him, the More Dangerous He Is for Others

In recent days, in connection with the frank violation by Poroshenko’s regime of all international norms, and also of the articles of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine regulating relations between the church and state, experts and politicians often ask a question (not always having a rhetorical character): is he really not afraid of the consequences? After all, any competent...

Leonardo da Vinci and The New Biology

Biological Science has been under the spell of Newton’s atomistic view of the universe since the late 17th century. Yet revolutionary new discoveries in molecular biology reveal a connectivity and proportionality embedded within our bodies and the biosphere as a whole reminiscent of ideas once held by visionaries like Leonardo da Vinci. Biological atomism is a reductionistic intellectual movement that can...