Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: America

Modi’s India plays Israel card to wink at US, and Palestine card to wink at Arabs

Modi’s historic visit to Palestine indicates that India supports the two-state solution.

Global Pulse: Iran’s Dark Ages, the solution to North Korea, and America’s child marriages

At the start of 2018, two rivals continue to preoccupy American diplomats. While one should expect things for Iran to get much worse before they get better, a semblance of a solution with Pyongyang may finally be a possibility.

The Quad: A partnership to address the changed geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

India, Japan, Australia, and the US attended the ASEAN-India Summit and the East Asia Summit in Manila, and the Quad may be formalised soon.

Fighting Like Animals: A Review of Omar El Akkad’s American War

'American War' is a dystopian novel about America that begins with an unfolding age of horror which ultimately turns hollow. 

Facing North Korea threat, US deploys missile defence system in S Korea

The US THAAD system’s missiles have a range of 200 km and can reach a height of 150 km to destroy incoming missiles from an adversary like North Korea.

GLOBAL PULSE: More U.S. troops to Afghanistan is not “America First”, Asia’s ageing population & Google Maps on Durand Line

WILL TRUMP SEND MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN? The war in Afghanistan did not come up much during the U.S. presidential campaign, but it now threatens...

GLOBAL PULSE: Trump’s new healthcare Bill, Europe is nervous about climate deal diplomacy and Obama’s French connection.

TRUMP’S NEW HEALTHCARE: REFORM OR DEBACLE? Donald Trump killed Obamacare, but his new healthcare legislation is not a reform but a debacle, some say.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.