Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicMikhail Gorbachev

Topic: Mikhail Gorbachev

US-led alliance expansion is over. Russia wants an iron-clad deal to stop NATO

Russia is calling for a fresh approach to Europe’s security architecture upon which it believes to hold significant leverage and influence similar to the US.

Jack Ma just has to survive Xi Jinping’s purge and return as China’s Gorbachev

It is unlikely that billionaire Jack, who was last seen publicly in late October 2020, would go into self-hiding. And even if he is ‘lying low’, it is only to dodge the Xi Jinping administration.

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.

Pakistan needs a Gorbachev to resolve its ‘jihad paradox’   

In the first of a three-part opinion series on Pakistan, Paul Kapur writes that solving Pakistan’s jihad problem requires more than just reforming its Army—or threats from the U.S. Pakistan needs to change its national narrative.  Paul Kapur

On Camera

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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