Makhan Saikia

Makhan Saikia

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EU down but not out in global order

EU down but not out in global order

Sunday, 24 May 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Covid-19 pandemic poses a new threat to European unity. Many of the members of the EU are mulling over self-imposed protectionist policies in regard to migration as their systems are already too overburdened The strength and unity of the historic European Union (EU) may be history soon. With the Covid-19 pandemic,...

Not good idea to leave Afghanistan in lurch

Not good idea to leave Afghanistan in lurch

Sunday, 08 March 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The peace deal between the US and the Taliban, sans the involvement of the Afghan Government — purported to ensure US forces’ drawdown and the later ensuring no safe haven to radical Islamists on the Afghan soil — has, on the contrary, raised several uncertainties about what comes next in...

Syrian endgame solidifies Assad’s grip

Syrian endgame solidifies Assad’s grip

Sunday, 23 February 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Is there an alternative form of coalition, minus Assad, which can govern unstable Syria? It seems unfeasible, as the US and major powers involved in West Asia have seen the disasters that unleashed in countries such as Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and particularly in Iraq, after the departure of their longest-standing...

Post Brexit: Miles to go before complete divorce

Post Brexit: Miles to go before complete divorce

Sunday, 09 February 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Though Brexit is finally done, Johnson has to stick to the transition period that he has agreed in the withdrawal pact. Precisely speaking, it is too little time for a complete withdrawal from the EU. For all these, the rest of the 27 members of the EU have to come...

Right-green coalition in Austria unviable

Right-green coalition in Austria unviable

Sunday, 26 January 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has picked up where he left off, but this time with the Austrian Green Party. But how long the strange bedfellows can work together to stay in the Government is anybody’s guess as stakes are high for both, the People’s Party and the Green party Sebastian Kurz,...

Al-Shabab raises its ugly head again

Al-Shabab raises its ugly head again

Sunday, 12 January 2020 | Makhan Saikia

Al-Shabab has been successful in transforming itself primarily from a terrorist unit to an insurgent group and finally raising itself to the status of a proto-state actor Somalia, a country in the eastern most part of the African continent in the Horn of Africa, is facing the rage of the Islamic...

Top General’s killing delays Arab Spring in Iran

Top General’s killing delays Arab Spring in Iran

Sunday, 05 January 2020 | Makhan Saikia

The assassination of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani has come at a time when the Iranian political and religious elite have been reeling under the unprecedented protests by the people who are demanding economic and democratic reforms. It has deflected the anger towards the US, but the relief for the...

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A summit feat

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‘I have always been a drama queen’

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The strongest coffee is here

31 May 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

FOR MANGOLICIOUS CRAVINGS

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US Presidential poll in times of Covid

31 May 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Maoist mayhem under new leadership

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