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File photo | Mao Tse Tung, shakes hands with Henry Kissinger, while Gerald R. Ford, Susan Ford watch, 2 December 1975, Peking | US National Archives

Military equipment to WTO push – How US aided China’s extraordinary rise

In an article in ‘A New Cold War’ edited by Sanjaya Baru and Rahul Sharma, Kanti Bajpai writes that the US’ fascination with China has been far greater than with India.
File photo | Taliban among seized by Afghanistan Army at Zabul | Twitter/@MoDAfghanistan

Stop negotiated peace settlement with Taliban right away, it’s still a terrorist group

Send in the UN forces to aid Afghanistan and call out Pakistan. Otherwise, the international community will have blood on its hands.
File image of a protest against attacks on journalists | Pixabay

What press freedom crackdowns from US to China to Turkey mean for investors

Restricted information flows can mask political & regulatory problems as well as corruption, raising the risks of doing business—particularly in more volatile emerging markets.
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‘Threat to food security’ — US lawmakers seek to curb Chinese ownership of American farmland

US lawmakers have been seeking to limit Chinese purchases of American farmland amid fears that such ownership could 'lead to the creation of a Chinese-owned agricultural monopoly'.
File photo | Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Chairman Adullah Abdullah meet US President Joe Biden at the White House, July 2021 | Twitter/@USAIDAfghan

Imran Khan should know who ‘really’ messed up in Afghanistan

Little did US know that the mujahideen — who Reagan had so warmly welcomed to the White House — would develop a deadly ‘Delta variant’.
Commuters board a train at Waterloo London Underground station in London, on 19 July 2021 | Hollie Adams | Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic — Spain sees rise in cases, Britain reports highest deaths since March

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.
US soldiers in Afghanistan | Commons

Essence of Taliban’s longevity is ‘very secure sanctuary’ they had in Pakistan: Ahmed Rashid

Author Ahmed Rashid says all parties in the Afghan conflict have made horrendous mistakes and there’s a very divisive situation in Kabul.
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Against use of spying technology on civil society, journalists, US says on Pegasus row

Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson said that they don't have any particular special insights into the India case.
(File image) Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar (left) meets Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (right) in Dushanbe, on 29 March 2021 | Twitter

Indian experts are wondering why New Delhi has been sidelined in Afghanistan. This is why

There’s a new Russia-Pakistan axis and Quad to tackle the Afghanistan crisis. India still doesn’t know what to do about them.

Our children will be financially worse off than us, adults in 17 big economies say in survey

The Pew survey was conducted between 1 February and 26 May in 17 countries, including Australia, the UK, Sweden, Japan, France, Germany, the US and Spain.