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Widening fault lines in West Asia

Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

Overtly Qatar’s terror financing is utmost concern for Saudi Arabia, but reality is different: tiny Gulf nation’s rising global grandeur can no more be acceptable to its big brother. So the feud for regional supremacy will continue and under the tutelage of the Trump administration The current diplomatic flare-up against Qatar...

S Koreans over the ‘Moon’: Prez’s challenges

Saturday, 10 Jun 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

On May 9, the South Koreans chose their future President Moon Jae-in. A former dissident has come to the “Blue House” (official name of the presidential palace) after the country’s Constitutional Court forced a snap poll by simply removing the first woman President, Park Geun-hye, from office. In fact, it...

France on move with cross-party vision

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

Why has Macron won? The reasons are obvious. First of all he was completely untainted unlike Le Pen and the other two candidates, one from the hard Left— Jean-Luc Melenchon — and the other from the social conservative — Francois Fillion The choice for the French people was ever clear:...

Abe’s move to change ‘pacifist tag’

Saturday, 13 May 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

On May 3, Japan quietly celebrated the 70th anniversary of the making of its Constitution, raising concern across the country and among the international community of the possibility of bringing an end to the “pacifist tag” of the Constitution of Japan (Nihon-koku Kempo), under Prime Ministership of Shinzo Abe. And with...

Marching towards innovation and improving lives

Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

The road to creativity was long and arduous; and it has remained so. Hence, it’s our moral and legal responsibility to recognise the original inventor. However, making Intellectual Property all-inclusive will remain a paper dream, unless we shed some of the profit motives while extracting maximum benefits of our creations The...

What next in S Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Yemen?

Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

The warlords in the African countries are not interested in bringing their battles to an end even if millions simply die in the famine. Moreover, the global response to address such a calamity-like situation is inadequate. Hope sense and sensibility prevails at least for the sake of saving innocent civilians Once...

Will drones replace conventional war?

Saturday, 08 Apr 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

Globalisation of terrorism has brought to all of us “drones”, the worst kept secret of future warfare. Drones have unleashed and added a new pattern of horror to the already devastating cruelties of battles fought among nations, and between nations and non-state actors. It was no other than the US,...

The unwanted minority of Af-Pak!

Saturday, 01 Apr 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

There is nothing new about the sectarian conflicts and subsequent death of thousands in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But who suffers the most in both the countries are none other than Hazaras. The two main radical groups which are actively and consistently engaged in massive killing of Hazaras in Pakistan are...

China’s ghost cities: Remnants of rapid urbanization

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

Today, the ‘ghost cities’, which are created as a symbol of the urbanisation drive are earmarked by two prominent indicators: One, future supply and demand ratio and the other, measuring oversupply or undersupply against existing houses in one particular city. Though this kind of theoretical presumption has its own limitations,...

Modi’s march to N-E continues

Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 | Makhan Saikia | in Oped

The Congress can definitely say that a BJP-led Government in Manipur is nothing less than “manufacturing of consent”. But to be fair, this kind of political education has come all the way from the grand old party only The BJP winning 21 seats in Manipur has set the signal for a...


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