Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicCold War

Topic: Cold War

How John F Kennedy covered up a ‘quid-pro-quo’ deal with USSR that ended Cuban Missile Crisis

Documents released by National Security Archive add weight to long-held theory that US and Soviet Union struck a ‘quid pro quo' to avoid nuclear Armageddon at height of Cold War.

3 cheers for INS Vikrant & 3 questions for India’s leadership on naval doctrine

INS Vikrant is reason to celebrate. But does India need aircraft carriers? What kind & how many? What kind of firepower should India field & where will it come from?

US-China rivalry not the same as US-Soviet. What India needs to watch out

In addition to direct Chinese military pressure in both the Himalayas and in the seas, New Delhi will have to worry about a possible Chinese hegemony over Asia.

BRICS has no place for anti-West agenda. India must not let China hijack it

Any attempt to convert BRICS into a soft power tool and strategise to make it a security and foreign policy group will weaken its trade aspects.

Missiles, malfunctions, nuke myths: Lessons for India, Pakistan from BrahMos mistake

The models for protocols to mitigate nuclear-war risks exist. India and Pakistan must engage in a meaningful conversation needed to learn from the Mian Channu experience.

Europe is living through not just one, but three wars. Xi Jinping’s China will be key

History is full of under-appreciated risks turning into devastating, world-changing outcomes. Russia's invasion of Ukraine looks like one.

Military equipment to WTO push – How US aided China’s extraordinary rise

In an article in ‘A New Cold War’ edited by Sanjaya Baru and Rahul Sharma, Kanti Bajpai writes that the US’ fascination with China has been far greater than with India.

Imran Khan should know who ‘really’ messed up in Afghanistan

Little did US know that the mujahideen — who Reagan had so warmly welcomed to the White House — would develop a deadly ‘Delta variant’.

Why US-China cold war will have more than two sides

There is no question that today, forced to choose between allying oneself to a democracy or an autocracy, most countries would again choose both. They can hardly act otherwise.

India, Japan, Anglosphere aping earlier Cold War conditions. Must end their wait for America

Daily, issue-by-issue and case-by-case, the threat of Chinese aggression becomes crystal clear.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.