Eight of eleven Congress MLAs in Goa switching to BJP is just another chapter in opposition party’s meltdown story. Congress attributing it to BJP’s nervousness about Bharat Jodo Yatra’s success is hilarious. It betrays defeatism and resignation. The growing vacuum in opposition space is bad news for India’s multi-party democracy.
Soliciting Taliban to find Alvi is a bailout for Pakistan. It rewards jihad-friendly State
Islamabad soliciting the Taliban’s help to find Masood Azhar Alvi is funny—but the real joke is on the world. Leveraging global fears about a failed nuclear-weapons State, Pakistan is seeking an economic bailout without acting against terrorists. To give it one will reward the jihadi-friendly establishment that inflicted worldwide bloodshed.
Armenia-Azerbaijan skirmishes first of many proxy wars. Russia-Ukraine war has consequences
Fierce Armenia-Azerbaijan border skirmishes show what’s happening in Ukraine won’t stay in Ukraine. Russia’s military, which enforces a ceasefire imposed in 2020, is bogged down—and Turkey-backed Azerbaijan is using the opportunity to settle unfinished business. Absent wisdom in superpower capitals, this will prove the first of many coming proxy wars.