Manan Dwivedi

Denouement: Actors in the Korea endgame

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

North Korea is a nation which has been castigatively enumerated as a rogue state on the lines of Pakistan and Iraq, coupled with a few non-state actors such as the dreaded Daesh (ISIS) and the awfully nauseating al-Qaeda and its myriad terror affiliates. The whimsical, idiosyncratic and surreptitious nature of Kim...

US immigration policy conundrum

Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The recent protests in America about the immigration issues and the Donald Trump Administration’s decision to keep apart 9,000-odd H1B visas to the applicants from one nation have hit hard the category of the highly skilled Indians and other related immigrants as it can be noted that two thirds of...

India basks in US National Security Strategy

Saturday, 20 Jan 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

In the American classic penned by Ernest Hemingway, titled “For whom the Bell tolls”, the male protagonist Jordan arrives from the American forces to blow a bridge in Franco’s Spain, where the anti-fascist struggle was raging on. Jordan hides in a cave with the mission to blow up a strategically...

Trump’s Jerusalem justice for Jews

Saturday, 30 Dec 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

What ails strategic and political thinking along with the rigmarole of the diplomatic parlance and practice? The recent vituperation by the Indian thinkers and so-called intellectuals of the Israel-Palestine problem leaves a lot to be desired along with the warped analysis. The fundamental premise of the Arabs about Palestine is...

New India’s Trump card in Asian space

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

US President Donald Trump might be known for his so-called idiosyncrasies, whims and fancies, but the Asiatic space nations of the order of Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan too are going their gerrymandering ways. The rise and demise of twin economic groupings such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...

American interventionism: Myth and reality

Saturday, 28 Oct 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

It might be and has been an all pervading and banal categorisation and appellation that the United States of America is a nation par excellence and a generational purveyor of liberty, freedom, rule of law and constitutionalism. Still, the litany of military and political interventions by the US have led...

The US-China chicken game

Saturday, 07 Oct 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

Keeping in view the vortex of geo-economics and the shadows of the 2008 global recession and related aftershocks, the Chinese compulsion to tolerate an America-ordained security system and US alliance commitments to regional states hold aloft the banner of peace The United States of America and People’s Republic of China must...

US-N Korean face-off on edge of a precipice

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

North Korea is a test case of attrition, strategic-diplomatic contestation and warfare. Kim Jong il has left behind a legacy of dictatorial legerdemain for his son Kim Jong-Un to be able to rule the roost and throw repeated jibes at the larger purveyors of the international system. The North Korean scare...

Doklam resolution: Diplomacy as strategy

Saturday, 09 Sep 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The verbal construct, PRC stoutly stands for People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the short form rip-off, IRP, stands for Islamic Republic of Pakistan; and both are the perennial bugbears and bÍte noirs for the Indian Republic. It is a quintessential generalisation which happens to be the often administered truth...

Kremlin-Trump link: New normal

Saturday, 12 Aug 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

Does all these meddling allegations bring about a New Cold War with Russia? This is a pertinent poser which subsumes one and all. The term New Cold War might be passť as both the nations are cooperating on the issue of the Syrian insurgency and equal significance has to be...


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