A Net Assessment of Europe

By George Friedman — It was the existence of the European Union that gave the peninsula a framework for eastward expansion. NATO, in many ways, became moribund as it lost its rationale after the Cold War. However, in the years after Soviet collapse, the European Union was dynamic and seemed

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Destroying Syria to Make It Safe for American Values

If Hugo were alive today, he might well have used the same haunting lines to describe the smoking wreckage of the Mideast.  Except this time it was the  United States, France and Britain who wrought havoc in the Arab world, assisted by modern Turkey. By Eric Margolis “The Turks have

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नेपालमा लोकतन्त्र : विदेशीका दलालहरुको औजार

साम्राज्यवाद र आफ्ना स्वार्थहरूको सन्तुलन मिलाउन उनीहरूलार्इ ८ बर्ष चाहिएको हो, यससँग संबन्धै नभएको जनतालार्इ ८ दिन पनि बढी हो। सिके राउत त्यसको छोरो हो, नन्दप्रसाद अधिकारी खालि बोरा हो। फरक किन हुँदैन ? एम्नेष्टीले सिके राउतका पक्षामा जारी गरेको फर्मान मलार्इ अनौठो लागेन, बरू अनौठो लाग्यो तिनीहरूलार्इ जस्ले यस्ता

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America is a Threat to Russia and the World

By President Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin delivered the annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly. The Address was traditionally delivered at the Kremlin’s St George Hall before an audience of over 1,000 people. In his Address, the President set out his views on the situation in Ukraine and outlined Russia’s

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China-Russia Axis: Should America Worry?

By Dina Gusovsky As Russia and China continue to forge trade pacts, including the huge $456 billion gas deal with Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom signed in May, many Westerners are wondering whether this cozy relationship between the two nations is anything to be concerned about. "Right now China's biggest

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China Scores: What the United States Should Do Next

By Matthew Goodman and Ely Ratner China is back. Nearly two centuries after it lost its traditional place at the center of Asian affairs, Beijing has begun giving shape and substance to its renewed leadership on the regional stage. This was on full display at the recently concluded meeting of

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India’s Strategic Pivot To The Indo Pacific

By Dr. Subhash Kapila India’s “Strategic Pivot to the Indo Pacific” stands signified with the dramatic strategic and political outreach made by Prime Minister Modi during his recent visit to Australia and forging a substantial India-Australia Strategic Partnership. Fortuitously, with both India and Australia headed by two dynamic Prime Ministers,

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Obama’s Republic Day visit will be a disaster for India

By Rajeev Srinivasan I must admit I was startled by the news that US President Barack Obama has accepted the invitation to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day 2015. This is quite out of character for both Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I had imagined that the

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US-India Mutual Defense Treaty

By John Yoo and Riddhi Dasgupta Amid the falling out between Pakistan and the United States and China’s rise, there is no better time for the two powerful democracies to develop a strong alliance. India’s recently elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi just enjoyed a very successful visit to the United

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Washington can’t make rules alone any more

By Ding Gang -- Even the most creative novelist wouldn't be able to devise a story about how a free trade zone could really work out or even survive in the Asia-Pacific region without China's participation. The just concluded APEC forum met with expected success, endorsing the necessity of building

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