Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicCold War

Topic: Cold War

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.

India and US must know the new Cold War is a different beast – China isn’t USSR

In the last Cold War, India had a US, USSR and China card. That has changed now – it can no longer afford to be a prized ally standing aloof.

George Shultz, Reagan’s Secretary of State who led America’s Cold War diplomacy, dies at 100

An Ivy League-educated economist, George Shultz moved seamlessly from academia to government to business, and served several roles under the Richard Nixon administration.

China’s economy and military can overtake US, but it still won’t become global superpower

China has the money, the weapons and the might. But it can’t overthrow US from world hierarchy yet.

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.

US’ decoupling from China has begun. Modi govt must work to minimise India’s losses

Modi govt does not appear to recognise that international politics is spiralling towards a ‘soft war’ where all issues are linked to security and political interests.

Three cold wars involving China are dragging India into conflicts it is not ready for

Each shows how much the world has changed since the ‘original’ Cold War between the US and USSR, and how distinct in their worldviews and approaches India and China are.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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.
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