Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Global Pulse

GLOBAL PULSE: The “South Korea First” slogan, EU meddling in UK election, Melania Trump’s Twitter “Like”, and Trump is no authoritarian.

AFTER INDIA FIRST, AMERICA FIRST, IT’S SOUTH KOREA FIRST South Koreans are tired of being sandwiched by North Korea and the United States, and now want their country to stand up to their powerful allies and neighbours.

GLOBAL PULSE: Hillary is the new activist citizen, Trump goes soft on South China Sea, Unesco raps Israel and the political clout of British tabloids

HILLARY CLINTON, THE ACTIVIST CITIZEN Hillary Clinton emerged from political hibernation calling herself “an activist citizen” and “part of the resistance” to Trump.

Global Pulse: Chemical attacks on Russian opponents, Trump embraces too many strongmen

MYSTERIOUS CHEMICAL ATTACKS ON RUSSIAN ACTIVISTS Activists and opponents of President Vladimir Putin continue to be targeted in mysterious attacks in Russia.

Global Pulse: ASEAN Warms Up To China, Trump Teaches Liberals To Hate and Political Activity Heats Up in Pakistan

GROWING WARMTH AMONG ASEAN NATIONS FOR CHINA The Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit this year was warmer toward China.

Global Pulse: China’s Blue Water Naval Ambition

Amid rising tensions in the region, China launched its first indigenously built aircraft carrier, expanding its fleet to two such vessels. China plans for a...

Global Pulse: Trump’s flip flop on Iran nuclear deal

Where exactly is Trump going with Iran, asked The New York Times. His administration is sending mixed messages. Trump called the nuclear deal that...

Global Pulse: The French Choice

In France, the choice cannot be starker on May 7th, the final day of voting – between Marine Le Pen who wants to shut...

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.