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FRONTLINE/World
Jun 05, 2020

China's decisive step
The West flexes its muscles as China's National People's Congress decides to extend the country's national security laws to Hong Kong.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 24, 2020

Crude wars
The downturn in the global economy precipitated by the coronavirus is made worse as Saudi Arabia and Russia fall out over crude oil production levels and engage in a price war resulting in a free fall of fuel prices.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 24, 2020

For a global movement with a radical agenda
Interview with Marxist economist and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 24, 2020

Retaking Idlib
The Syrian army makes a concerted effort to liberate every inch of Idlib province from Turkish army-backed jehadi forces.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 18, 2020

Battle for Idlib
Turkey's drone offensive on Idlib reignites the battle for the Syrian border province that has emerged as the hub of jehadi fighters and worsens a humanitarian crisis that has displaced more than 900,000 people so far.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 17, 2020

India & U.S.: The Trump show
United States President Donald Trump turns a blind eye to the Narendra Modi regime's handling of the Delhi violence as the two sides seal their military partnership and go ahead with bilateral military purchases.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 16, 2020

Afghanistan: Relief for now
The agreement signed between the U.S. and the Taliban on February 29, which will see the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, may finally bring some relief to the long-suffering Afghan people.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 05, 2020

Nepal: Treading cautiously
Madhav Nepal, of the Communist Party of Nepal, on the country's journey and the road ahead.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 04, 2020

U.S. & Iran: Wages of aggression
The impact of Iran's counter-attack following Qassem Soleimani's targeted assassination has not been so light as the U.S. wants the world to believe.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 03, 2020

U.S. & The Philippines: Parting ways
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines terminates the Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. in what is perceived as part of his government's moves to establish closer ties with China.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 20, 2020

Bushfire crisis in Australia
Australia's worst ever wildfires have been raging all through this summer, causing extensive loss of lives, property and businesses and devastating the environment in the country and its neighbourhood.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 19, 2020

Palestine: End of a hate plan
Donald Trump's "deal of the century" for peace between Palestine and Israel, which seeks to legitimise Israeli annexation of Palestinian territory, meets with outright rejection from the Palestinian Authority.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 19, 2020

Justice for Rohingyas
In a significant ruling, the International Court of Justice orders Myanmar to protect the minority Rohingya population from human rights atrocities, particularly genocide.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 19, 2020

India & Brazil: Allies in arms
Under Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's right-wing dispensation seeks to forge strategic ties with India and expand trade, particularly in defence.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 05, 2020

Doha's resilience
Qatar has suffered economically owing to the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, but it has responded to threats with diplomatic maturity. There are now signals that both countries are seeking a resolution.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 05, 2020

Troubled relations between India and Malaysia
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's views on Kashmir and the CAA upset the Indian government, which retaliates by stopping the import of palm oil from the country.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 04, 2020

Socialist as U.S. President?
Bernie Sanders has expanded the range of the democratic socialist tradition in the U.S. and moved beyond its complicity with U.S. imperialism. But this is precisely what he and his agenda will be attacked for.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 03, 2020

Deceptive calm in West Asia
After the precise counterstrike by Iran on U.S. bases in Iraq, the two countries have avoided further drastic action although there is a scaling-up of rhetoric.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 24, 2020

U.S. troops as targets
The bombing of the Kataib Hizbollah camps and the murder of Soleimani have made the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq unfeasible.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 23, 2020

Looming war clouds in Iran
Even as Iran has been forced to respond to the United States following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, there is a deep sense of dismay for the future that promises either an asymmetrical war or the continuation of the hybrid war by the U.S.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 22, 2020

Suicidal assassination of Qassem Soleimani
The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on the orders of U.S. President Trump has redrawn the battle lines in the West Asian region.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 08, 2020

Special Court in Pakistan finds Musharraf guilty of high treason
By sentencing former President Musharraf to death for subverting the Constitution, the country's higher judiciary sends out a strong message on civilian supremacy.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 07, 2020

U.S. & India: Strengthening ties
The second ministerial-level meeting between the U.S. and India underlines the growing strategic closeness of the two countries.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 06, 2020

Trump plays victim
The sum total of U.S. President Donald Trump's feverish defence against the impeachment inquiry is that the elites and the socialists are out to get him. It is also a part of his manifesto for re-election, which the House Democrats inexplicably seem to be aiding by supporting his military spending, and trade and social policies.

FRONTLINE/World
Dec 23, 2019

Hope on the streets in Colombia
Thousands of people take to the streets of Bogota in protest against pension cuts and other austerity measures of the right-wing government of Ivan Duque.

FRONTLINE/World
Dec 21, 2019

Imran Khan on the back foot
A host of economic and political challenges force Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to be on the defensive.

FRONTLINE/World
Dec 09, 2019

Trial and error: The impeachment proceedings against Trump
The impeachment trial against President Donald Trump over Ukrainegate may end up hurting the Democratic Party because the Republican-controlled Senate, which has the final say in the proceedings, may well come to Trump's rescue and hand him the advantage in the 2020 presidential election.

FRONTLINE/World
Dec 09, 2019

Racist coup in Bolivia
Right-wing forces effect a violent regime change in Bolivia forcing Evo Morales to quit as President and seek asylum in Mexico.

FRONTLINE/World
Dec 09, 2019

Assange languishes in jail
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in need of urgent medical attention, continues to be in prison despite the dropping of all charges against him.

FRONTLINE/World
Dec 06, 2019

Rajapaksas back in the game
With Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the presidential election in Sri Lanka and his brothers Mahinda and Chamal Rajapaksa holding important positions, the country is expected to continue its pro-Chinese foreign policy. And civil society in Sri Lanka, including Tamils, is looking at a period of curtailed freedoms.

FRONTLINE/World
Nov 27, 2019

Brazil: Lula da Silva back for battle
After 19 months in prison, former President Lula is free and determined to take on Jair Bolsonaro and his government.

FRONTLINE/World
Nov 23, 2019

Latin America: Return of the Pink Tide
Elections in the past month in Latin America have brought the Left back to power, while protests on the streets have shifted the balance of forces in countries where elections are not due. The focus of attention in the region is not merely on the largely incompetent right-leaning governments, but the policies dictated by the U.S. and the IMF.

FRONTLINE/World
Nov 06, 2019

Myanmar: Struggling democracy
As Myanmar gets set for the 2020 general election, peaceful and inclusive democracy remains a far cry: in fact Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy has reinforced the military outlook on critical issues.

FRONTLINE/World
Nov 06, 2019

Youths all over the world stand up to power
Youths rise in protest in Chile, Ecuador, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt against elitist rulers, neoliberal policies, unemployment and poverty, whereas in Bolivia the elite drives the protests against the election of the socialist Evo Morales.

FRONTLINE/World
Nov 06, 2019

Death blow to Islamic State
The U.S. President's self-congratulation over the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was a product of the radicalisation that followed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, does not seem to take note of the continuing threat posed by the Daesh's sleeper cells spread across the globe.

FRONTLINE/World
Nov 06, 2019

Sri Lanka: New reality
Regardless of who wins the presidential election on November 16, India's equation with its neighbour will have to be reworked owing to the China factor.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 29, 2019

Turkish misadventure in Syria
Turkey launches a military offensive in northern Syria, with U.S. President Donald Trump's "green light", to eliminate the "Kurdish terror threat", but subsequent developments do not follow President Erdogan's script.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 29, 2019

Sri Lanka presidential election: Past in the present
Sinhala majoritarianism dominates the campaign for the November presidential election.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 19, 2019

Diminishing relevance of the U.N.
Apart from the local dynamics underpinning any conflict, macro structural variables of the U.N. impinge on its ability to make a difference, particularly in the peace and security areas.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 18, 2019

Missile attack on Saudi oil facilities: Game of drones
The drone and missile attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Houthi fighters in Yemen spoil U.S. attempts to initiate talks with Iran, which denied any hand in the attacks and threatened "all-out war" in the event of retaliatory attacks.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 17, 2019

U.K.: Brexit tensions
The Supreme Court ruling that the Prime Minister acted illegally in the proroguing of Parliament adds to the Brexit turmoil even as the October 31 deadline looms large.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 16, 2019

Trump in trouble
President Donald Trump faces calls for impeachment once again. But as one who does not worry about facts and laws, he will use the move as a weapon in the 2020 presidential election.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 05, 2019

Brexit tensions
The Supreme Court ruling that the Prime Minister acted illegally in the proroguing of Parliament adds to the Brexit turmoil even as the October 31 deadline looms large. By John Cherian

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 03, 2019

The sacking of John Bolton
Trump's egotistical approach to diplomacy makes him want to cut a deal with Iran, but behind him are foreign policy experts who share John Bolton's "maximum pressure" approach towards it.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 03, 2019

The U.S. and the Taliban: Collapse of a deal
A planned partial peace agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban falls through at the last minute, worsening the security situation in the country ahead of the presidential election.

FRONTLINE/World
Oct 03, 2019

Protesters in Hong Kong: Running out of causes
Protesters make new demands and vent their ire on the city government, causing substantial damage to Hong Kong's economy and its global standing.

FRONTLINE/World
Sep 17, 2019

Iran's tactical successes against the U.S.
Iran's recent moves have shown that it stands firm against unilateral United States sanctions, even as it continues to exert pressure on the European Union to act against the Donald Trump administration.

FRONTLINE/World
Sep 16, 2019

Amazon ablaze
The Amazon, the world's carbon sink, is in deep trouble after settlers and farmers allegedly set fire to it in order to exploit the virgin forest, with the tacit support of the Brazilian government.

FRONTLINE/World
Aug 28, 2019

Tensions in the east
South Korea's demand for war reparations invokes a strong response from Japan, but the U.S. intervenes to ease the situation.

FRONTLINE/World
Aug 28, 2019

In defiance of an embargo
The U.S. imposes a total economic embargo on Venezuela, the latest in a series of efforts to dislodge the popular elected government there.

FRONTLINE/World
Aug 13, 2019

War on socialism
Trump's tirade against "socialists" in the U.S., such as Bernie Sanders and several new Congress members advocating public education and health care, is one way of keeping his support base intact.

FRONTLINE/World
Aug 13, 2019

Shades of Vietnam
The bloodletting in war-ravaged Afghanistan continues unabated even as the U.S. and the Taliban engage in peace negotiations. U.S. military experts believe that getting out of the country is likely to be a messy affair.

FRONTLINE/World
Aug 09, 2019

Pressure tactics in the Persian Gulf
Tension escalates in the Persian Gulf as Britain impounds an Iranian oil tanker. But Iran's strategy of "equal response" against any aggression from the U.S. and its allies makes the Trump administration settle for a "fair deal".

FRONTLINE/World
Aug 08, 2019

China's changed policy on Rohingya refugees
China, which is now the largest foreign investor for Bangladesh, seems to appreciate the problems that Rohingya refugees pose for the country and is expected to play a mediator's role between Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a quick and effective solution.

FRONTLINE/World
Aug 08, 2019

Kulbushan Jadhav: A ruling & an arrest
India has reasons to be pleased with the International Court of Justice's ruling on Kulbushan Jadhav and the arrest of Hafiz Saeed. Pakistan is also forced to make a lot of political and diplomatic overtures because of the difficult circumstances that it currently is in.

FRONTLINE/World
Jul 25, 2019

The "happiness" project
Russia showcases methods and programmes associated with its own iteration of the "happiness project" pioneered by Bhutan, with specific focus on longevity, health care, education and an active lifestyle.

FRONTLINE/World
Jul 24, 2019

Murder and mayhem in refugee camps
Horror stories are emerging from Libya, where refugees are being held in inhumane conditions in detention centres and rebel groups are battling each other in an unending war set off by NATO and fuelled by Europe.

FRONTLINE/World
Jul 23, 2019

Sudan: A chance for peace
Sudan's opposition groups fighting for democracy have agreed to a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council, but civilian leaders warn that it is only a first step and their guard cannot be lowered.

FRONTLINE/World
Jul 22, 2019

Hong Kong: Protests against "extradition Bill"
Massive street protests against an "extradition Bill" rock Hong Kong, forcing the government of China's Special Administrative Region to suspend its tabling in the Legislative Council.

FRONTLINE/World
Jul 08, 2019

Drones of war
Yet another crisis looms over the Persian Gulf, with Iran shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone over its territorial waters and the U.S. trying to force the Iranians to the negotiating table.

FRONTLINE/World
Jul 08, 2019

The killing of Morsi
The death of former President Mohamed Morsi while in the custody of the state is reflective of the state of affairs in the country. The government deals harshly with all who are critical of it and it has the media totally under its control.

FRONTLINE/World
Jul 08, 2019

A new bonhomie
China and Russia make it clear that they are ready to use their growing economic and diplomatic strength to prevent the U.S. escalating the situation in the Persian Gulf.

FRONTLINE/World
Jun 18, 2019

Close encounters
U.S. and Russian warships record a near-collision in the North Pacific region near China's coast at a time when Russia-China relations reach an "unprecedented level" in terms of their economic ties, including arms deals, and joint military exercises.

FRONTLINE/World
Jun 18, 2019

Staying power
In key national elections, Presidents Joko Widodo and the ANC's Cyril Ramaphosa are re-elected in Indonesia and South Africa, and the coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is confirmed as Prime Minister in Thailand.

FRONTLINE/World
Jun 18, 2019

Elusive spring
The interim military council in Sudan, which seized power in a coup overthrowing President Omar al-Bashir in April, cracks down on peaceful pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum who were demanding the promised civilian rule, leaving at least 100 dead.

FRONTLINE/World
Jun 08, 2019

Stirring the fire
War clouds are looming again on the horizon, with the Trump administration issuing threats and orchestrating "psychological warfare" against Iran.

FRONTLINE/World
Jun 07, 2019

Being inhuman
Denmark's right-wing government rejects the asylum pleas of an elderly Afghan woman with dementia and now seeks to deport her, even as Europe is gripped by a deeply racist attitude to immigration.

FRONTLINE/World
May 07, 2019

Beyond accountability
A report by Amnesty International details the horrific war crimes committed by the U.S. in Raqqa, Syria. Yet, as in similar incidents earlier, the U.S. can be expected to sabotage further investigations.

FRONTLINE/World
May 07, 2019

March of the Right
Benjamin Netanyahu's win for a fourth consecutive term in office could accelerate the process of turning Israel into a full-fledged Jewish state in which Palestinians may have no rights at all.

FRONTLINE/World
May 07, 2019

Choking Iran
India toes the U.S. line by agreeing to stop Iranian oil imports, but the move may impact its economy and hurt a long-time ally that has been devastated by floods.

FRONTLINE/World
May 07, 2019

Attack and aftermath
Two weeks after the deadly Easter Day bombings, there are more questions than answers in the island nation. But a determined civil society is rallying round to commence the process of healing.

FRONTLINE/World
Apr 23, 2019

Assault on media freedom
The Trump administration is looking to extradite Julian Assange on minor charges and then level more serious accusations attracting longer jail terms or even the death penalty.

FRONTLINE/World
Apr 23, 2019

Eviction drama
The drama around Julian Assange's arrest is not about bringing him to justice but about moving the narrative away from the war crimes and corruption exposed by WikiLeaks.

FRONTLINE/World
Apr 23, 2019

A new chapter
The landslide win of the Maldivian Democratic Party in the parliamentary election is unprecedented, yet it is no guarantee that there will not be trouble for the new government.

FRONTLINE/World
Apr 23, 2019

A Rajapaksa eyes the presidency
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother, may be preparing to contest the presidential election.

FRONTLINE/World
Apr 23, 2019

People's power
Anti-government protests in Sudan have led to the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir after more than 30 years in power, but the protest will not end until the military gives up its hold on power to a civilian government.

FRONTLINE/World
Apr 10, 2019

Joining forces
Russia and China both have stakes in Venezuela and are unwilling to let the U.S. drive an agenda that goes against their interests.

FRONTLINE/World
Apr 09, 2019

Brexit imbroglio
Despite holding many debates and votes on Brexit, the U.K. Parliament seems unable to find a way out of the deadlock and avoid a disastrous no-deal crash out of the European Union.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 26, 2019

Arab Spring moment?
Algeria faces its moment of truth, with civil society and the opposition protesting against the government and the power behind it, Le Pouvoir.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 26, 2019

Racist terror
The March 15 terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand was made possible by the country's lax gun control laws, but the pattern fits in with a wide global trend.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 12, 2019

Refusing to yield
Political mobilisation defines the Venezuelan government's current strategy as it resolutely battles economic sanctions by the United States and its allies and the world waits for Washington's next move.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 12, 2019

Crown of thorns
President Muhammadu Buhari beats anti-incumbency feelings to win a second term, but the state of the economy and the law and order situation in the country mean that he is facing a tumultuous four years.

FRONTLINE/World
Mar 12, 2019

Elusive deal
Talks between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un break down at the summit meeting in Hanoi, but there is hope that the two leaders will continue with productive dialogue.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 27, 2019

Palace intrigue
The Thai King bars his sister from contesting the March elections quoting royal tradition, but he does not seem to be constrained by the fact that he is only a "constitutional monarch".

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 26, 2019

‘The coup is over'
Venezuelan leader Jorge Arreaza says that his government prefers negotiations and peace and wants the permanent coup efforts directed by the United States and its allies to end.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 26, 2019

Celebrating a milestone
Forty years after the Islamic Revolution, the Republic of Iran has considerably expanded its diplomatic footprint and soft power.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 13, 2019

Creeping coup
In an abortive bid to overthrow the elected government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, the U.S. recognises Juan Guaido as the "interim" President and orders that revenue from its sale of Venezuelan oil be diverted to the puppet regime.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 12, 2019

Nuclear muscle flexing
The United States' seemingly reckless withdrawal from a 1987 missile treaty with Russia, its push for a Space Force and the expansion of its military budget are part of a policy to exert power against the world.

FRONTLINE/World
Feb 12, 2019

Perilous truce
The U.S. and the Taliban reach a tentative agreement that could finally end the war in Afghanistan, but the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani is clearly unhappy.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 29, 2019

‘Ceasefire' and beyond
The official-level trade negotiations that followed the truce on the U.S.-China tariff wars have not made headway, but the two sides are willing to stay engaged. However, vulnerabilities abound.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 29, 2019

Against all odds
Venezuela braves the challenges posed by a hostile opposition backed by the United States and right-wing governments in the region as Nicolas Maduro is sworn in for a second term.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 29, 2019

Fragile polity
An opposition candidate is elected President amid cries of electoral fraud which has serious implications for political stability.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 29, 2019

Historic defeat
Well before Brexit day, March 29 at 11 p.m., the toll the issue is taking on the United Kingdom has been sharp, enduring and devastating.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 16, 2019

Destroying government
In his two years in office, President Donald Trump has eroded public faith in several state institutions. What remains to be cut down to size is the judiciary.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 16, 2019

The pacifist Constitution
INTERESTINGLY, radically overhauling Japan's pacifist Constitution was a long-cherished dream of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's maternal grandfather, Nob

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 16, 2019

For military muscle
Japan increases its military spending steeply to keep pace with China's growing military might and avoid a trade war with the U.S.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 16, 2019

Free and fair?
Critics believe that the ruling alliance swept the December 30 elections in Bangladesh by using the government machinery to its advantage.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 16, 2019

Daunting challenges
Sheikh Hasina returns to power with a landslide victory in the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, but the challenges before her are manifold.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 16, 2019

On the rampage
President Jair Bolsonaro goes about trampling on the rights of indigenous communities, casting aside environmental laws and tinkering with the education system in order to "free" Brazil from the clutches of socialism.

FRONTLINE/World
Jan 02, 2019

Polarising tactics
Within days of stepping down as Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resorted to divisive rhetoric in the meantime, is made the Leader of the Opposition.

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