Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

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Abraham Accords for peace in West Asia a misnomer

Abraham Accords for peace in West Asia a misnomer

Sunday, 19 September 2021 | Makhan Saikia

Establishing normal ties among the nations is a positive development in international relations. However, the Abraham Accords do not promise any hope for normalcy between Israel and the rest of West Asia. The central point here is the establishment of the Palestinian state. The great peacemakers and the global governance...

Crime against Canada’s sons of soil

Crime against Canada’s sons of soil

Sunday, 06 June 2021 | Makhan Saikia

Best touted as the beacon of democracy, Canadian values are supposed to be emulated by the rest of the world. Its good governance practices and rich Human Development Index are categorised as a cornucopia of an ideal modern society. However, the way it is dealing with its persecuted indigenous people...

Philippines new victim of China’s sovereign ambition

Sunday, 30 May 2021 | Makhan Saikia

For China, the SCS is peaceful and the nations, including the Philippines, are living there in complete harmony. The reason behind such bizarre thinking of the Beijing monarch is that all the smaller neighbours in the SCS are resigning themselves to a new normal, heavily pushed by the former’s muscle...

End of an era in Germany

Sunday, 23 May 2021 | Makhan Saikia

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to step down after serving the country for over 15 long years, the departure of the de-facto leader of Europe might trigger uncertainty as Germany hasn’t been immune to the rise of the right Born as Angela Dorothea Kasner to Horst Kasner and Herlind Kasner...

Hawks cash in on Israel-Hamas war

Hawks cash in on Israel-Hamas war

Sunday, 16 May 2021 | Makhan Saikia

Tel Aviv’s concerted efforts to evict ‘illegal’ Palestinian settlers from East Jerusalem and Hamas’ ceaseless attempts to destroy Israel and Jews are the biggest hurdles in arriving at a peaceful solution. The ongoing war offers the hawks from both sides the much sought-after opportunity as they have some political axe...

Senkaku: New flashpoint in East China Sea

Senkaku: New flashpoint in East China Sea

Sunday, 09 May 2021 | Makhan Saikia

The current crisis over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is just the tip of the iceberg. Xi’s massive expansion plan in the form of BRI or CPEC threatens peace and tranquillity in and around the region. Further, long suppression of democratic rights in Hong Kong, Taiwan’s continued...

Armenian genocide: A question of nomenclature

Armenian genocide: A question of nomenclature

Sunday, 02 May 2021 | Makhan Saikia

For Turkey, the massacre of Armenians is an unfounded slander and the current American pronouncement is emerging simply from the country’s internal political calculations. However, it’s high time Turkey came up with a credible answer to explain the organised killing of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire On April 24, the...

Intellectual property rights and web journalism

Intellectual property rights and web journalism

Sunday, 25 April 2021 | Makhan Saikia

China’s continued and massive IP theft cases both from the US and other holders of IP are an issue of concern. Indeed, America is fighting another Cold War with China on this front. Then only the knowledge economy widely growing through web journalism can be safely used. It’s the need...

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