Antony Blinken
Ethiopian peace agreement receives cautious welcome amid concerns over western pressure

While the agreement, in which TPLF has accepted disarmament, has been welcomed for bringing the civil war to an end, critics warn of the dangers of concessions made to the rebel group by the federal government

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Ukraine war is losing its sparkle. Where’s the lady with the lamp?

Searching for the needle in a haystack is exciting, as there could be sudden surprises. There are growing signs that the diplomatic front on Ukraine conflict is livening up

US-Russia relations Lavrov is on Blinken’s list of people to call

The war has spun out of US algorithm with Russia unlikely to be deterred now, as it is already past the mid-stream. The specter of the collapse of EU economies is rattling the Biden administration

India’s takeaways from the G20 Ministerial

Significantly, India has also conveyed to Wang Yi that “India will continue upholding strategic autonomy and an independent position on international affairs.”

Fresh US sanctions on Iran Fresh US sanctions on Iran despite claims of wanting to revive nuclear deal

The current round of sanctions add to the numerous rounds of similar coercive measures imposed by the US on Iran after the Donald Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the multi-party JCPOA in May 2018

Indo-Pacific power dynamic in radical shift

The recent joint air patrol by Russia and China displayed a very high level of military cooperation at a juncture when the two countries are facing new provocations and added pressure from the US

Mapping Faultlines: Has Russia Won This Round in the Energy War?

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the face-off over energy in the Ukraine war. He explains the implications of Russia’s decision to stop supplies of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria

Panamanians reject visit of US state secretary Antony Blinken

The US Secretaries of State and Homeland Security arrived in Panama to attend a regional meeting on migration cooperation in the hemisphere. Those protesting the visit highlighted that US imperialism is the root cause for migration in the region

US war hysteria over Ukraine won’t gel

A new level of criticality has appeared lately in Donbass with large scale mobilization by Ukrainian forces and reports of western mercenaries in the guise of military advisors. The US intentions remain unclear

Mapping Faultlines: Understanding NATO and US responses to Russia

In this episode of Mapping Faultines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the responses by NATO and the US to demands raised by Russia on the security situation in Europe

Mapping Faultlines: Ukraine dials down war talk

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the latest developments around Ukraine whose leaders seem keen to downplay the threat of war contrary to US declarations

Morocco drives a war in Western Sahara for its phosphates

After decades of broken promises, the situation in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara has worsened as Morocco has restarted the war and thwarted diplomatic solutions