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Topic: Xi Jinping

The emerging ‘Quad’ in the Indo-Pacific, and how it can counter China

Apprehensions about China have brought back the idea of the ‘Quad’ of democratic nations – US, Japan, India, and Australia – about 10 years after it was mooted.

Engaging and managing the dragon is a tough proposition

As President Trump prepares for his visit to China and East Asia, Jeffrey Bader, Kevin Rudd and Graham Allison offer different perspectives on China.

Global Pulse: A not-so-brave new world

The US may never go back to what it was. The Saudi kingdom has little semblance with even its recent past.  Is the political landscape across the globe changing in indelible ways?

Global Pulse: Mohammad bin Salman is deliberately dismantling traditional governance in Saudi Arabia

From Saudi Arabia and the US to Spain and Japan, the current world mood seems to be in favour of strongmen and political crackdowns on dissenters.

Global Pulse: Why were the Russians so keen on Trump?

America’s democracy has received another blow, even as its president insists all is okay. Russia, which is silently watching, has many questions to answer:...

Engaging the dragon: Xi Jinping’s China wants to be respected without being respectful

China’s strategic momentum is truly startling, and it is only a matter of time before the US draws a ‘new normal’ to define its relationship with it.

Global Pulse: China’s 21st Century Mao; Russia’s 21st Century Stalin

When a leader amasses unbridled power, the question arises: does it make the leader more powerful or more vulnerable.

Xi Jinping’s second term in China: What it could mean for India and the world

The 19th Party Congress has brought in some sweeping changes, but important questions remain over the economic and foreign policies of China.

Global Pulse: China’s a step closer to one-man rule; the faults in the European project

China just edged a step closer to one-man rule after Xi Jinping did not include a clear successor while unveiling the new line-up to the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee.

Global Pulse: Enough of Trump says Republican Senator, al Qaeda goes ‘moderate’ to survive

Also there's no successor in sight to Xi Jinping, and Singapore has said no new cars will be added to its streets.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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