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Not just Nehru, even sister Vijaya Lakshmi had strong reasons to decline UNSC permanent seat

Nehru declined UNSC offers because ensuing entanglements would likely have rendered India a muted marionette in Cold War.
Munich Security Conference

World’s most significant security conference warns of toughest challenge since Cold War

Munich Security Conference says liberal world order now being dismantled by Donald Trump’s presidency, among other threats.
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Trump and Putin play chess over Venezuela, and the inner workings of Theresa May’s mind

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Xi Jinping | Ikegami Madoka/Pool/Getty Images

How Xi Jinping emerged as the most important and disruptive leader in the world

An increasingly powerful China under Xi Jinping has led international observers to fear the possibility of a new Cold War.

Former US president George H W Bush dies at 94

George HW Bush, a decorated war pilot and former CIA chief, helped steer America through the end of the Cold War while serving as the country's 41st president.
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping could be the most powerful leader in the world.

China has become touchy, said this 2009 incident

In 2009, Xi Jinping came out of his shell in a rare moment of truth and revealed to all the new-found national pride permeating the Party’s leadership.
Newly constructed DF-41 silo | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd) /ThePrint.in

This is what China is doing to protect its nuclear weapons

China is working on the development of super-hardened silo technology for its Dong Feng missiles at Taiyuan Space Launch Centre in Shanxi province.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

India played US-versus-Soviets to get development aid, but gave up state power

The Price of Aid by David C. Engerman is a fascinating account of how the economic cold war shaped the first 25 years of independent India.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Real news can be a bigger problem than fake news

The world of the internet — a world of information — is giving us more truth than we can handle, which explains the decline of the liberal world order.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar state counselor, | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

China looks to beat the world to 5G, and Aung San Suu Kyi won’t be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize

China denies Trump's accusations of hacking Clinton's email, Vladimir Putin softens pension policy in Russia.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.