Will Russia-led CSTO survive the Ukraine war?
At a recent summit meeting of the heads of the member states of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation held in Yerevan, Armenia, the host country refused to sign the summit declaration, calling into question the effectiveness of the alliance.
Is the GOP reaching a tipping point to disavow Donald Trump?
Trump preempted his VP Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis, Florida governor, the only Republican who could sway the voters in the November midterms, while Trump's candidates fell like a pack of cards prompting his once best ally media baron Rupert Murdoch to lampoon him on his paper New York Post as 'Trumpty and Dumpty' alluding to the nursery rhyme 'Humpty Dumpty'.
Japan announces big military push
It seems as if the war indirectly and the Chinese belligerence in the region directly has forced another country to give up its long-standing stand of being a non-military nation. Pacifist Japan has said it would soon start a once-unthinkable $320 billion military build-up that would arm it with missiles capable of striking China and ready it for a sustained conflict as regional tensions and Russia's Ukraine invasion stoke war fears, globally.
'A lot happened since the world's town square became one man's megaphone'
A lot has happened in the 45-odd days since the world's town square became one man's megaphone. Blue, grey and yellow ticks have come and gone, more than 10,000 suspended accounts have been restored, Trump is back (though he has refused to tweet) and Ye came and was promptly asked to leave. All these are the result of one man's self-appointed goal to save free speech and the world -- even though he tried to backtrack and then admittedly overpaid by an eye watering 3x.
Column: B-Town : Stars charge because everybody wants stars
It is a myth that a star makes a film work. At best, a star, if popular, can only help bring in the initial footfalls. The rest depends totally on other factors, notably the content, which counts the most. It is a fact that content makes a star out of any actor. Rajesh Khanna, for example, was created post-'Aradhana'. As for Amitabh Bachchan, he struggled from 1969 onwards when his debut film, 'Saat Hindustani', was released.
Spy's Eye : For India it is continuity with progress in the year ahead
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown a rare understanding of international relations in the post-Cold War world where open warfare had been substituted by proxy wars, where military advancement could not turn into a sustainable advantage without economic strength and where the nation's security and economic interests were best served through bilateral relationships guaranteeing mutuality of benefits.
Christianity in question in UK and US
Their number fell by 17 per cent in a decade, to 27.5 million. The number of people who ticked the "no religion" box rocketed by 57 per cent, to 22.2 million. Though some may say that now the UK is becoming more secular, but others also points to the fact that at the cost of Christianity, some other religions are growing.
Has Congress managed to put its house in order in Rajasthan?
These are some of the questions being asked amongst the political circles in the state ever since Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot travelled together on the same plane on Sunday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in Himachal Pradesh.
As India enters elections mode, bread and butter issues remain ignored
In 2023, 10 states are going to vote. The country will be in election mode throughout the year. The north-eastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland are likely to go to vote in March; the polls in Karnataka could be in May; and elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram are slated for December 2023.
FIFA World Cup: Business, fun, and political victory for Arab world
From here on, it becomes important to see how to evaluate the FIFA World Cup event held in an Arab country for the first time. Amid all the allegations and criticisms, should this event be considered a success or has it become a fight for money and prestige? Supporters of the teams are the lifeblood of the football world cup.