Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

Dr. Makhan Saikia: Senior Editor Edit & OpEd 

China encircling Pacific Islands

China encircling Pacific Islands

Sunday, 05 June 2022 | Makhan Saikia

China is interested in the Pacific Islands as these thinly populated but resource-rich small islands are rife with geostrategic, diplomatic and economic opportunities. Certainly, once ties are established with these vital nations, Beijing’s larger goal of encompassing the Indo-Pacific can be easily achieved  China is on a mission to reach the...

Possible fallout of Ukraine invasion

Possible fallout of Ukraine invasion

Sunday, 27 March 2022 | Makhan Saikia

For now, the Ukraine war seems to be unwinnable. Neither Russia nor Ukraine (with the indirect support of the West) would be able to win the war. It may be heading for a tough negotiation. Most probably, Russia will have a greater say in the post-war agreement Russia has added a...

Endgame: Putin resetting world world

Endgame: Putin resetting world world

Sunday, 20 March 2022 | Makhan Saikia

The Ukraine invasion has unveiled Putin’s plan: He not only wants to stop NATO’s advance in the vicinity of Russia, but also has a grand plan to help Russia gain its lost glory. And the path to that goal hinges on the new post Cold War global order he is...

Putin has set a new world order in making

Putin has set a new world order in making

Sunday, 13 March 2022 | Makhan Saikia

The EU assurance and the promised protection by the NATO could not save Ukraine from Russian attacks. This has finally resulted into the end of the US dominance in global politics to a great extent. This episode has redefined the post Cold War global power calculus for now Maidan Revolution —...

Ukraine a scapegoat in Russia-West war

Ukraine a scapegoat in Russia-West war

Sunday, 27 February 2022 | Makhan Saikia

Though the invading Russian Army seems to be capturing Ukraine, the real war is between the US-led West and Russia, not between Ukraine and Russia. Also as Russia has vetoed a UNSC resolution that demanded that Moscow immediately stop its attack on Ukraine and withdraw all troops, the only possible...

Canada’s Freedom Convoy against pandemic curbs

Canada’s Freedom Convoy against pandemic curbs

Sunday, 20 February 2022 | Makhan Saikia

To put an end to truckers’ strike, the Trudeau Government has invoked the infamous National Emergencies Act. But the protest against governments’ strict Covid curbs is inspiring many to protest in some countries around the world. It has already started in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and New Zealand, etc. Last...

North Korea’s missile vendetta against West

North Korea’s missile vendetta against West

Sunday, 13 February 2022 | Makhan Saikia

It can be concluded that a much larger escalation is on the horizon in the Korean peninsula. Kim is not backtracking from his nuclear agenda. It would be wiser on the part of US President Joe Biden and other world leaders to bring Kim to a concrete dialogue at the...

Burkina Faso military can’t win war against jehadi

Burkina Faso military can’t win war against jehadi

Sunday, 30 January 2022 | Makhan Saikia

The Army has got widespread support from the people as they believe the international community is not doing anything against terrorist violence in Burkina Faso. For now, the military takeover is fine. But if the Army thinks it can handle the terror threat posed by the Islamists, it is mistaken....

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