M.K. Bhadrakumar
Syria-Iran ties Syria’s power dynamic is shifting

On the one hand, there is a strategic “pull” toward a greater possibility of Damascus, Moscow, Tehran and Ankara working together to push US forces out of northeast Syria. On the other side, the power dynamic with Russia may be shifting in Ankara’s favor lately

Trump, Biden and the tale of US secrets

In US public perception, both Trump and Biden appear to have mishandled government secrets and now have a special counsel looking deeper into what they did wrong

Sweden hustled into military pact with US

The US and NATO assumed that it would be easy to convince Turkey to let Sweden enter NATO. However, Erdoğan kept shifting the goal post and refined his conditions

Russia-Ukraine war Biden’s existential angst in Ukraine

It is becoming increasingly clear that the US is fighting in Ukraine to preserve its global hegemony

India’s got the BRICS blues

Being an acolyte of the US-led “rules-based order,” India faces the specter of isolation as Lula takes over as Brazil’s president and the center of gravity in BRICS is poised to shift to the left of center

Turkey-Syria relations Russia consolidates in East Mediterranean

Last week’s meeting between Syria and Turkey in Moscow show that Russia’s standing in the West Asian region is far from defined by the Ukraine conflict

Ukraine war death toll Ukraine war tolls death knell for NATO

Logically, the option open to the US at this point would be to disengage. But that becomes an abject admission of defeat and will mean the death knell for NATO, and Washington’s transatlantic leadership goes kaput

In Ukraine, it’s Patriot vs. Iskander for now

That Zelensky’s visit to the US was long on weapons and abysmally short on peace talks will cause disquiet in Berlin and Paris

US presence in Ukraine Why the time isn’t ripe for Ukraine talks

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s remarks at an appearance at Carnegie last weekend made it clear that the US is in Ukraine for the long haul

China-Saudi ties rile Iran New era of China-Saudi ties riles Iran

It cannot be lost on Tehran that the historicity of Xi’s visit to Saudi Arabia lies in the recreation of the history playing out in West Asia since the secret meeting between the then US President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia off Alexandria in 1945

Reichsbuerger movement Germany Demons creep up from Europe’s attic

The recent ‘coup attempt’ in Germany caused shock and alarm and is reflective of the country’s right-wing gaining prominence. But it can also be a chance for the government to push its agenda

Macron visits US Macron’s US visit tells Europe’s alienation

While the joint statement issued after Macron’s visit shows that the US and France are on the same page in their criticism of Moscow’s conduct of the war in Ukraine, the nuances in the respective articulation by the two leaders during their joint press conference cannot be missed