Wednesday, 22 May, 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...

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.