Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: USSR

Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet President who ended the Cold War, dies at 91

Gorbachev was the last leader of the United Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He died Tuesday, after a serious and long illness.

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.

Ukraine’s path: From ‘cradle of the Russian nation’ to Soviet Republic to current conflict

For the two countries with a conjoined history, things went downhill after 1991, on the issue of NATO, EU and the conflicting demands of nationalists & ethnic Russian separatists

The fall of USSR – When journalists truly wrote the first draft of history

Thirty years on, a former Moscow correspondent reflects on the end of the USSR.

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.

Kennedy’s assassination had an unexpected impact on India-China relations

In ‘Life in American Politics & Diplomatic Years in India’, former diplomat Richard Celeste writes that there was a proposal to increase US military aid to India after 1962.

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.

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.

Why is the army in Pakistan dangerous for democracy? Answer goes back to 1947

The Pakistan Army was a stooge of the West and it is no surprise that it started behaving as a colonial army in its own country.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the President who defended Hinduism against Western criticism

ThePrint remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his contributions in the field of education and as a political leader.

On Camera


Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


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.