World-Affairs

Marching with a clear message

The global resonance of the Women’s March on Washington sent out the signal that the silent majority will register its resistance against rising intolerance and prejudice


China backs regional trade pacts after U.S. exits TPP

China is hoping to galvanise two regional trade proposals — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Free-Trade Agreement of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) — following the formal exit


Bridging the Gulf

The UAE endorsing India’s concerns on terrorism underscores the challenges facing the Gulf kingdoms at a time when the IS is rising


Navigating a Trumpian world

The return to nationalism is in the high pressure bubble of 24/7 news, pushing populist leaders towards staking out positions from where retreat is difficult


Pakistan tests 2,200-km range surface-to-surface missile

Pakistan on Tuesday conducted the first flight test of long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ababeel.


U.K. govt. must get Parliament nod for Brexit: Supreme Court

Labour Party says it will seek amendments to ensure proper scrutiny of the Brexit process


Globalisation’s new spokesman

President Xi Jinping’s message to the World Economic Forum in Davos was timely and perhaps visionary as well, in this time of extraordinary global uncertainty.


Media in the time of Trump

There’s already a whiff of Russia’s hand in the U.S. President’s win, and the crisis in the American media is playing out as a Cold War plot


Trump to scrap TPP, renegotiate NAFTA

New U.S. President had targeted both trade agreements in his campaign; he also promises to lower taxes ‘massively’


America’s era of anger

Despite the belligerence and rhetoric of his campaign, some had hoped that Donald Trump, in his inaugural address, would seek to heal the wounds created by a divisive campaign.


The nowhere people next door

Ms. Suu Kyi’s response to the crisis has been inadequate and half-hearted. She is clearly unable to reconcile the moral question of the Rohingyas’ human rights


Curbs on outsourcing may hit U.S. economy: Nasscom

The premier trade body plans to take a delegation to the U.S. in February in an attempt to reach out to the Trump administration


New partnership to protect ocean resources

The World Economic Forum and the the Marine Science Institute of University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), have announced a partnership to improve the health of the world’s oceans and maritime r


Reopening old wounds

Japan’s acknowledgements of its brutal past are of a notably different tenor from Germany, for example


Autumn and its discontents

While Mr. Trump’s harangues mirrored the very opposite of Mr. Obama’s language of hope, both treated politics as something transcending policy prescriptions


U.K. seeks Indian help in resolving Chagos Archipelago dispute

The British Foreign Secretary has sought Indian assistance in resolving current tensions between the U.K., the U.S. and Mauritius over the future of the U.S. military base Diego Garcia


The hard road to Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on her government’s plans for Britain’s exit from the EU was many things at once — a declaration of intent, a warning, a motivational talk


The second coming of Barack Obama

Instead of finding new causes to fight for, Mr. Obama can focus on the unfinished agenda of his presidency


Terms of disengagement

There was scant recognition of the challenge that the government’s immigration policy would pose to its ability to strike deals outside the region


Obama faces last-minute choices on IS

Retaking Raqqa:Fighters from the Kurdish-Arab alliance in December preparing for an assault on Raqqa from Aliyah, a village on the outskirts of the IS-held city.