Ramachandra Guha Is Wrong: India Should Be Proud of Its Principled Neutrality, Not Ashamed

Ramachandra Guha Is Wrong: India Should Be Proud of Its Principled Neutrality, Not Ashamed

Like many left- and liberal-leaning members of the Indian intelligentsia, he appears to have gotten carried away with his latest emotionally driven rant. What irritates him and his ideological ilk to no end is that India has flexed its strategic autonomy by practicing a policy of principled neutrality in line with its objective national interests….

Blinken’s Right to Decline Designating Russia As a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

Blinken’s Right to Decline Designating Russia As a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

It would certainly be the “popular” thing for him to do to designate Russia as a so-called “state sponsor of terrorism”, but it would carry with it enormous risk to the US’ larger interests. The immediate applause that he’d engender wouldn’t compensate for the self-inflicted damage that he’d been committing to his country, especially if…

A Tale of Two Gas Deals: Azerbaijan-EU & Russia-Iran

A Tale of Two Gas Deals: Azerbaijan-EU & Russia-Iran

Some observers have speculated that Baku is competing with Moscow, but this interpretation either ignores what President Aliyev told Russian media during his trip to Moscow the day before the start of his host’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine, or those who share this view simply aren’t aware of it. Two major gas deals…

The Indian Opposition Is Doing America’s Bidding by Beating the Drums of War Against China

The Indian Opposition Is Doing America’s Bidding by Beating the Drums of War Against China

Gogoi’s game is to gaslight the public into forgetting everything they’ve learned about the complex intricacies of defense and foreign policy formulation, especially regarding China, and instead accept his innuendo that decades-long disputes can be resolved within days if only Delhi were to exert maximum pressure on the People’s Republic. Outsider observers have fallen under…

Iran Proudly Embraces Its Geo-Economic Role in Integrating Eurasia

Iran Proudly Embraces Its Geo-Economic Role in Integrating Eurasia

Ultimately, it was Iran and not Pakistan that ended up being the global pivot state after the latter abandoned this role upon the successful US-orchestrated regime change against former Prime Minister Khan, thus ceding it entirely to the neighboring Islamic Republic that’s now closely cooperating with Islamabad’s Indian rivals to create a third pole of…

Why the New ‘West Asia Quad’ Spells More Trouble for the Middle East

Why the New ‘West Asia Quad’ Spells More Trouble for the Middle East

In October 2021, the foreign ministers of India, Israel,the United Arab Emirates and the United Statesagreed to form a new informal bloc to expand trade and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia. The virtual summit prompted excited whispers in Israel and in India of the making of a new power group, a new “West Asia…