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Manan Dwivedi

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...

Climate Accord: The Trump card

Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The United States of America longingly intends to make the NATO and other allied nations pay for the American security umbrella and the attendant concerns of climate. Still, the urge and the penchant for “Regally Regulating” the New World Order in an age of multi-polarity and multiple power centers come...

Trump’s Saudi visit and widening Islamic schism

Saturday, 27 May 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia to rebuff the various attempts at policy making by Obama when he struck a clearly discernible nuclear deal with Iran and attempted a wholehearted rapprochement between the ‘Sharia nation’ and the ‘Satan Nation’ as has been the nomenclature employed in the general tardy narrative between...

Korean Armageddon: Stimulus US waiting for a regional rejig

Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

There’s a fire and an inferno of capitalist swill burning outside with the outliers. So let’s all sit inside the cave and rejoice the clarion call of the commander, the Regulator and let’s celebrate and mourn collectively in a civilised mass like good and moral people do and never go...

Taiwan riddle for Trump, Xi

Saturday, 15 Apr 2017 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

No nation ought to have a “two-nation theory” as it militates against the founding myth of a race, its people and the nation. India with its own two-nation theory suffered partition and ungainly carnage. The mainland China and the outgrowth of its selfsame organic in the form of Taiwan too militate...


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