Cold War
Opinion  /  Published 12.03.22

Alternative theory

The war in Ukraine is terrible; and the person who started it, Vladimir Putin, must be held squarely responsible for it. But this should not absolve us from examining what has led up to it. Just as th...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 09.03.22

New Churn: United Europe

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has repeatedly argued that he wants to rewrite Europe’s security architecture. That is now happening, two weeks after his troops invaded Ukraine —...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.22

Play in peace

Playing with children is a natural inclination. It is an indication of unnaturalness that the image of cricketers from the Indian women’s team playing with the Pakistan team captain’s baby...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.22

Memories of a Soviet sojourn

In the 1960s and the 1970s, the Americans and the Russians both used to distribute their respective propaganda magazines around India. SPAN, the American product, was glossier but the Russian&nbs...
By Ruchir Joshi

World  /  Published 07.03.22

Cold War-era radio suspends operations

Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, the US-funded media outlet founded in the Cold War to deliver news into communist-controlled countries, announced that it would cease its operations in Russia as the ...
By Azi Paybarah


Opinion  /  Published 04.03.22

Watershed moment

Apart from being an outright violation of the principle of territorial integrity, rooted in the conception of Westphalian sovereignty that formed the fountain head of the modern, rules-based internati...
By Luv Puri

World  /  Published 03.03.22

Jigsaw: Where America goes next

US President Joe Biden vowed on Tuesday to make President Vladimir Putin “pay a price” for invading Ukraine, seeking to rally the world as Russian forces rained down missiles on Ukrainian ...
By Peter Baker and David E. Sanger in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.22

Past as present

The tendency to view the immediate as the most significant is overwhelming. In the aftermath of the Russian military offensive against Ukraine — an independent country whose national sovereignty...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.22

Deep tremors

The unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine is a serious threat to the global economy in terms of the disruptions it can cause. These risks are over and above the political uncertainties and the humani...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.22

Blood brothers

Ukraine hasn’t allowed Vladimir Putin more than a bloody-nosed nibble, as I write, but the Russian despot has swiftly won himself a chunky fandom in India. Putin’s vandalism has stirred vi...
By Sankarshan Thakur


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