Manan Dwivedi

Daredevil summitry in Singapore

Saturday, 16 Jun 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

It is the season of summitry in the present day international system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinging in Wuhan and US President Donald Trump met the European counterparts as part of the G-20 where in the rest intended to stem the tide of rising America First...

What Trump-Kim summit is all about

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The US Press Secretary recently declared in a true cowboyish manner that all pressures and stress on North Korea would continue. This demarche might be construed by some as a negative and discouraging move which might derail the artifice of the Donald Trump-Kim Jong-Un negotiations. It’s akin to CAATSA (Countering...

American intent and North Korean negotiations

Saturday, 05 May 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The North Korean dictatorship is rather unprecedented and unparallel. But, when the Grand Eagle comes to roost in the rather sequestered and upended nest, the fat vulture has to lower its guard and submit before the all pervasive cackle of the Grand Eagle. In the grandiloquent jungle of the anarchic international...

Trump’s rage at Syria: Strategy and compulsions

Saturday, 21 Apr 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

In an ostentatious outrage, US President Donald Trump has bombarded Damascus and nearby regions with tetchy Tomahawk missiles. The political context model as depicted by Gadi Wolfsfeld sustains the numerous uncertainties and the turpitude of West Asia. It is always the gargantuan State actor which is much well resourced pitted against...

Data espionage in US: Snoops rule the roost

Saturday, 31 Mar 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Oped

The American presidential elections have always been a spectacle par excellence. It has developed a matrix like quality and veneer now. The elections rely a great deal on homespun and China made confetti with the stature of the American President being, “the most powerful and significant personage” in the entire...

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)...


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