Cold War
Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

The audacious hegemonism of Xi Jinping

It was not surprising that China’s all-powerful president, Xi Jinping, devoted his online address to the World Economic Forum to attacking the new Cold War mentality that is impeding his country...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 27.12.21

Power play: The Putin question

The geopolitical question of the moment is: how important is it to humour Vladimir Putin? The answer is: not very. Throw him a fish or two, because he’s running a bluff and you don’t want ...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.21

Sport as geopolitics

The Cold War sentiment is arising globally. This year would be remembered for solidifying the fault lines between the United States of America and China and sport, like much else, is in the cross hair...
By Harsh V. Pant

Books  /  Published 26.11.21

America’s wonder years

How was this glory birthed? Menand is pragmatic, if not disillusioned. It was neither by sheer talent nor inordinate luck; they owed much of their spectacular fame and triumph in the worlds of art to ...
By Brinda Bose

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.21

Puffed chest diplomacy

Sometimes a seemingly small event can capture the zeitgeist. The recent diplomatic feud between India and Britain over Covid-related travel restrictions, which caught unsuspecting travellers off ...
By Hasan Saroor


World  /  Published 21.09.21

Biden calls for unity vs virus

President Joe Biden delivered his debut address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN on Tuesday amid strong new doubts about his ability to vault the US back into a position of global le...
By Rick Gladstone, Michael D. Shear in New York

Opinion  /  Published 17.09.21

Afghanistan: A graveyard of strategists

As the Taliban acquired control of Afghanistan and the world saw flashes of Saigon in the messy American withdrawal, it didn’t take long for Afghanistan’s description as a graveyard of emp...
By Shyam G. Menon

Books  /  Published 26.07.21

Collection of human stories amid war, conflict and political tensions

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See A feminist narrative intertwined with history, The Island of Sea Women takes up the story of the female divers at Jeju Island in South Korea and how the events dur...
By Faiza Hazarika (t2 intern)

World  /  Published 17.06.21

Biden and Putin remain divided

President Joe Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia emerged from their first in-person summit Wednesday and offered broad claims of good will, but it was clear that on issues ranging from cy...
By Anton Troianovski, Oleg Matsnev and Ivan Nechepurenko in Geneva

World  /  Published 11.06.21

US, UK renew World War II accord

With the world confronting the immediate crisis of a pandemic and the long-term challenge of climate change, President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Thursday turned for insp...
By Marc Santora, Michael D. Shear and David E. Sanger in London


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