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China Has A Great Wall To Leap Over In New Kabul

China Has A Great Wall To Leap Over In New Kabul

19 August, 2021 Michael Kugelman

America may have exited, but Beijing’s bosses cannot expect to simply waltz into the vacuum in Taliban-held Afghanistan. Their concerns are the same: instability, violence, terror.

The Afghanistan Timeline: 40 Years Of War And A Blitz

The Afghanistan Timeline: 40 Years Of War And A Blitz

19 August, 2021

The Soviets in 1979, the CIA/ISI-backed mujahideen, civil war, Taliban’s first arrival…right up to their second coming. All the dates, all the events.


Back To The Future: Fear And Uncertainty In Afghanistan As Radical Taliban Takes Charge

New victors in the Great Game’s old theatre script another tragic twist in the Afghan story, with the ripples likely to cross borders

Zero Dark 20: Two Decades Later, Afghanistan Back At Same Hell With Return Of Taliban

Zero Dark 20: Two Decades Later, Afghanistan Back At Same Hell With Return Of Taliban

19 August, 2021 Asad Kosha

US pulled out of Afghanistan after two decades, leaving the war-ravaged country in the hands of the same radical group it had set out to vanquish


Foreign Hand: Oh Paris! Here We Come

Travelling without their loved ones, coming just before and shipping out within 48 hours of competing, being unable to watch other games…Tokyo was an empty bubble for athletes.

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12 August, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


05 August, 2021

Foreign Hand: The Lama of Minneapolis

Football, Pokemon, rap music, graphic novels…and Buddhism? Meet Jalue Dorje, as American teen as you can get, but also Tibetan, and an anointed reincarnation.


05 August, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


28 July, 2021

The Harappa of Mesoamerica

Peggy Mohan

Teotihuacán whispers to us in its unknown language: we understand because Mexico and India share the same storyline


14 July, 2021

Foreign Hand: Does Your Politics Shout?

'One of the things that Trump never did was whisper,' says a language expert. Well, Biden is not coming up short on that front. Talk about intimacy in politics.


14 July, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


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08 July, 2021

Taliban Closes In For The Kill As US Troops Pull Out Of Afghanistan

Seema Guha

As the Taliban inches close to regaining power, opinion differs as to their rule—bloodbath and medieval brutality or a more tempered, responsible regime


01 July, 2021

Tightest Circle Of Peace

Seema Guha

A softly treading India and Pakistan cling on to the LoC ceasefire


30 June, 2021

Foreign Hand: The Dynast Who Left Quietly

Benigno Aquino III had a name that exuded inherited majesty. But neither Cory Aquino’s shoes nor Duterte’s demagoguery will erase his constructive role in Philippines history.


30 June, 2021

Sans Frontiers

Headlines from around the world last week


24 June, 2021

Withdrawal Symptoms

Seema Guha

Afghanistan is at a crossroads as foreign troops prepare to leave


24 June, 2021

Shots Fired Against Vaccine Apartheid

Preetha Nair

Several governments from the Global South call for an international health order to end vaccine imperialism


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17 June, 2021

Rights Test In Value Addition

Seema Guha

Modi talks up liberties and freedom before the G-7


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Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.

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Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.

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A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.

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A security person stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled public meeting, in Jammu.

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Workers weigh groundnut at Khetiwadi Utpann Bazar Samiti yard at Bedi in Rajkot.

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