Indian Ocean: The Centrality of Sea Power

The Indian Ocean Conference was attended by the President of Sri Lanka, Ministers from 16 countries including Maldives, officials from 16 countries and 6 multilateral organisations, and delegates from over 40 countries. The centrality of sea power for trade and dominance, as reflected in the growing militarization of the Indian … Read More

New dispute over UNRWA in Gaza

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has become a new dividing line in the US-led Western bloc. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has become a new dividing line in the US-led Western bloc, … Read More

Red Sea conflict signals shift to New World Order

In the Middle East, the Houthis of Yemen, the world’s poorest nation, have blockaded the Red Sea to protest Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip and challenged US power in the region. Seemingly unrelated events signal an irrevocable restructuring of the post-World War II order. In the Middle East, … Read More

Yemen blockade of Red Sea overturns regional chessboard

  Yemen, an unexpected outlier in the current conflict in Gaza, has intervened in the war between a pygmy Hamas and mighty Israel, by shutting down the Suez Canal, throwing international shipping out of gear. Yemen, an unexpected outlier in the current conflict in Gaza, has intervened in the war … Read More

West Africa strives for sovereignty

  African nations are increasingly turning towards Russia and China for complementary skills and services, in lieu of the European nations and the United States, a development that could potentially inaugurate a new chapter for African nations. Showcasing its new-found autonomy after July’s military coup which led to a tense … Read More

BRICS expands, acquires some financial heft

What gives BRICS an edge over the West and its institutions is that fact that is embraces the diversity of its members and does not seek to impose any political or economic model upon the world * The Global South intensified its quest for more egalitarian and responsive international institutions … Read More

Poland revives old revanchist ambitions

Polish leaders are keen for a coalition under the NATO umbrella to intervene in the Ukraine conflict The looming defeat of Ukraine is likely to trigger a new crisis in Europe, as an agitated Poland may attack Belarus in a desperate move to pull NATO into the conflict. Former CIA … Read More

Zelensky’s troubles mount

Zelensky is caught between the devil and the deep sea South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Kyiv on June 16, 2023, to discuss his country’s peace proposals with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Ramaphosa then proceeded to St. Petersburg for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The African diplomatic initiative, … Read More

Nine Years of Narendra Modi

The past nine years have seen formidable progress on several fronts. Taking seriously the challenges facing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the run-up to the general elections in 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a four-hour long meeting with the chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of BJP-ruled states … Read More

Canards against Donald Trump exposed

The muted response to the explosive revelations of Special Counsel John Durham regarding the audacious conspiracy to implicate Donald Trump on charges of collusion with Russia in the 2016 American presidential election, will nevertheless give a boost to the former US President’s re-election bid in 2024. Any Democratic Party hopes … Read More