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Racism and Inferiority Complex in Japan’s Current Foreign Policy towards China

Racism and Inferiority Complex in Japan’s Current Foreign Policy towards China

The current Sino-Japanese tension reveals a deeper existential crisis of identity in the Japanese psyche.…

Shinzo Abe’s ‘Reinterpretation’ of the Japanese Constitution

Shinzo Abe’s ‘Reinterpretation’ of the Japanese Constitution

The US has successfully pressed the government of Japan to ignore Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution to serve its own interests.…

India’s Nuclear Doctrine Review: Don’t Leave It to the Hawks!

That the BJP government will carry out a nuclear doctrine review as it stated in its manifesto is certain.…

Unity Is the Need of the Hour in Kyrgyzstan

For the betterment of Central Asia in general and Kyrgyzstan in particular, both the Kyrgyz and Uzbek people need to reconcile their differences.…

Three Hurdles to Realize a Collective Security Arrangement in Japan

The increasing tension in East Asia in recent years prompts the Japanese Government to accelerate examination of its national security system.…

A New Recession and a New World Devoid of Washington’s Arrogance?

A final number for real US GDP growth in the first quarter of 2014 was released on June 25. The number is not the 2.6% growth rate predicted by the…

Can Putin’s Diplomacy Prevail over Washington’s Coercion?

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is trying to save the world from war. We should all help him. …

Washington Is Beating The War Drums 

Washington Is Beating The War Drums 

US war doctrine has been changed. US nuclear weapons have been elevated to the role of preemptive nuclear attack. …

Russia to Expand Its Sphere of Influence in Nicaragua

As the world has its eyes set on the ongoing Crimean crisis, Russia has set out to expand its influence in Nicaragua. …

Who Is More Exceptional: The United States or Russia?

Who Is More Exceptional: The United States or Russia?

I was going to write a commentary about President Obama’s nationalistic, jingoist, militaristic, and American-exceptionalist speech at West Point...…

Will It Be Tough for Obama to Deal with Modi?

Will It Be Tough for Obama to Deal with Modi?

Obama's even-handed approach to diplomatic relations may well be the single most promising factor in Indo-American relations going forward.…

Washington’s Lies Grow More Audacious

Washington’s Lies Grow More Audacious

Washington’s lies are so blatant and transparent that the US government is destroying its own credibility. …

The Prospects for the South Stream Pipeline after the Ukrainian Crisis

The Prospects for the South Stream Pipeline after the Ukrainian Crisis

The energy interdependence between Russia and the EU is a major factor in politics, especially when it comes to the subject of the South Stream pipeline.…

Turkish False Flags and the Invasion That Almost Was

Turkish False Flags and the Invasion That Almost Was

New provocations, including ‘false flags,’ by Turkey and NATO cannot be ruled out.…

Modi Unlikely to Forgive US or Pursue Sectarian Agenda

Modi Unlikely to Forgive US or Pursue Sectarian Agenda

Modi's message is clear: state leaders will no longer be allowed to veto India’s foreign policy, as some of them did under the previous government.…

Foreign Civilian Women Working In War Zones: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Foreign Civilian Women Working In War Zones: The Good, Bad and Ugly

While there has been much focus on military women deployed to war zones, little attention has been paid to their foreign civilian counterparts.…

Flawed US Foreign Policy Encourages Russia-China Alliance

Flawed US Foreign Policy Encourages Russia-China Alliance

The $400 billion mammoth gas deal that is to send 38 billion cubic metres of gas per year to energy-hungry China undoubtedly changes the dynamics between Russia and the West. Russia has…

Twenty Years of Karabakh Armistice: No Peace, No Trust

Why does Azerbaijan avoid negotiations with Nagorno Karabakh? …

Understanding Shinzo Abe and Japanese Nationalism

Understanding Shinzo Abe and Japanese Nationalism

I offer a contrarian view that Shinzo Abe is potentially stimulating a healthy, democratic debate about national history and identity. …

Ukraine Crisis: Russia’s Rise to Global Power

Ukraine Crisis: Russia’s Rise to Global Power

Western propaganda about events in Ukraine has two main purposes: to cover up Washington’s role in overthrowing the government and to demonize Russia.…

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