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Turkey’s Economy Czar Fails to Save the Lira

The falling value of the Lira has to be seen in the larger context of the direction the Turkish economy has taken in recent years rather than just through the prism of the US sanctions

India’s Lines of Credit lost its way? An Infographic

India in the past four years has deprioritised the African continent when it comes to its Line of Credit for infrastructural projects, which were mired in corruption and incompletion. Is PM Modi’s trip to East Africa a course correction?

Bid to arrest Modi in South Africa over ‘Kashmir’ rejected

A petition filed by many civil society organisations in South Africa to arrest Indian PM Narendra Modi for misgovernance in Kashmir was rejected

Can the Election Commission of Pakistan hold a fair election?

Pakistan goes to polls on July 25, and can the Election Commission of Pakistan do its job, but more importantly can the parties follow the rules it sets?

South Africa’s ‘All Race Election’ and Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was born today a hundred years ago, listen to Anand Sahay, who was in South Africa in the lead up to the ‘all race election’ of 1994.

The Bhuttos and Sharifs: Where do the scions stand in Pakistan’s next Election

The choice could hardly have been poorer with its only sad consolation, if any is to be found, lying perhaps in the promised brilliance of the political theatre that is unfolding as scions of two of the country’s largest political houses, the Bhuttos and the Sharifs, lead their respective parties into the next general election, a battle that will pitch them against each other

US set on regime change in Venezuela

Given the US failure to overthrow the Venezuelan leadership through rolling protests and people power, President Donald Trump has openly said that his administration doesn’t discard the military option to enact regime change

Sri Lanka’s Cannabis Problem and its Roots in India

The demand for cannabis from Kerala in Sri Lanka has given rise to a robust supply chain that starts from states like Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka, passes through Tamil Nadu and Kerala, through the Palk Straits into the Sri Lankan waters and its landmass

Mexico’s new leftist president is no Che Guevara

The Latin American left are hoping that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s landslide victory (or Amlo as he is called) will inject new energy into improving the lives of ordinary people.

Course Correction: Return of Non-Alignment

In the shadow of the US’ protectionist and inward-looking policies, a new world order is taking shape with myriad possibilities, making India inch closer towards non-alignment

An Open Letter to Julius Malema : South Africa is made for Everybody

The writer would like to invite EFF leader Julius Malema and his comrades to engage in a dialogue with a number of struggle veterans on Lilliesleaf farm on the issue of racism in South Africa

India can’t swear by ‘America First’

India is working for a larger purpose to survive in a world where no space is envisaged for the other by an “America First” President

‘Stringent fines can go a long way in conserving environment’

Mariela Cruz is Costa Rica’s Ambassador to India who has been to this country 16 times before she took over as the envoy. A lawyer and an environmentalist by education and a yogini at heart, Cruz says despite being born in Costa Rica, she has always thought of India as home. She was hurled into the spotlight by the media last year when the air quality in Delhi went down in November and newspapers claimed that she went to Bangalore to escape the Delhi smog

The Rohingyas resist shift to nowhere island

The future of the million Rohingyas in Bangladesh is uncertain. The government wants the community en masse to be shifted to a floating island in the middle of the Bay of Bengal. What does this mean for the stateless Rohingya? Only time will tell

Is it really the beginning of thaw between India and Pakistan?

Relations between India and Pakistan do not warrant much optimism as so many times things have soured but this time, though, it could be different as the Pakistani army inserts itself in the peace process