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Chidanand Rajghatta

  • Pakistan caught again in nuclear smuggling activity

    Pakistan caught again in nuclear smuggling activity

    According to the US Justice Department, the five men, based in Canada, Hong Kong, and UK, “operated an international procurement network of front companies that existed to acquire US-origin goods for AERO) and PAEC, and to cause those goods to be exported from the United States to the entities without export licenses in violation of federals law.”

    'If Iranian general can be droned for terrorism, why not a Pakistani general?'

    'If Iranian general can be droned for terrorism, why not a Pakistani general?'

    Amid widespread misgivings in the US Congress and among American analysts about the assassination of a serving general of a sovereign nation, the Trump administration is belatedly making the case that Iranian General Qassim Suleimani was a terrorist, a war criminal who should have been targeted a long time ago, even though he was not on any global proscribed list.

    India, US vow to deepen defence bond

    India, US vow to deepen defence bond

    China was barely mentioned in public in exchanges and comments between the two sides in what was termed as a high-level 2+2 dialogue between the two sides involving foreign affairs and defence principals – S Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh on the Indian side and Mike Pompeo and Mike Esper on the US side.

    Donald Trump raises stink, claiming garbage from India reaches Los Angeles

    Donald Trump raises stink, claiming garbage from India reaches Los Angeles

    Trump was particularly agitated that the rest of the world, particularly developing countries such as China and India, had corralled Washington into the Paris Accord on climate change and put the onus on the US to clean up the planet while themselves not doing much. The Accord, Trump claimed, would have done "trillions and trillions of dollars of destruction" to the US.

    Why Indians fleeing for greener pastures

    Why Indians fleeing for greener pastures

    India offers so little hope that some young men who are able to raise $20,000 prefer to use it to flee the country rather than deploy it at home to build a life. In other words, they have assessed that the risk-reward return from chasing the American Dream is better than investing it in what they probably consider an Indian nightmare.

    7 thinktanks in 7 days: After New York, Jaishankar works on Washington

    7 thinktanks in 7 days: After New York, Jaishankar works on Washington

    S Jaishankar is jousting with Washington DC’s most prestigious talk shops: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Atlantic Council, Center for Strategic & International Studies, The Brookings Institution, and the Heritage Foundation. This, after having already engaged with the Center for Foreign Relations and Asia Society in New York on the sidelines of UNGA.

  • Chidanand Rajghatta

    Meditating on the Great Mediator

    By Chidanand Rajghatta June 23, 2020: US President Donald Trump, holder of the Stable Genius Award, Big Words Trophy and Motormouth Medal, was today awarded the Prix Mediot by the UN in recognition of his...

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