India makes an earnest effort to increase its footprint in Vietnam and give new life to its “Look East” policy during the recent visit of the Vietnamese Prime Minister. By JOHN CHERIAN
Blaise Compaore’s ouster as President in a popular uprising has left a political vacuum as the opposition is against a military ruler. By JOHN CHERIAN
The wave of Tahrir has crashed hard. Libya spins into chaos, Egypt into the vice of military power, while Tunisia voted in the social classes that had been overthrown in 2011. By VIJAY PRASHAD
The European Court of Justice strikes down the E.U.’s anti-terrorism sanctions against the LTTE, imposed in 2006, on the technical grounds that they were based on “imputations derived from the press and the Internet”, not on direct investigation. By R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN
Dilma Rousseff, who has won a second term as President in a tough election, will have to make changes in style and substance if the curtains are not to come down over Workers’ Party rule in Brazil in 2018. By DEEPAK BHOJWANI
WHEN the Fifth Assessment Report’s Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released in Copenhagen o...
Bolivian President Evo Morales’ landslide win for a third successive term in office is a victory of nationalisation over privatisation and a huge boost to peoples in Latin America and the world struggling against capitalism and imperialism. By JOHN CHERIAN
The Houthis, who have taken over the capital and other key cities of Yemen, want to be in a position to decide who rules the country. They themselves do not want to take up that responsibility. By JOHN CHERIAN