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तालिबान की रंगाई-पुताई करने से बाज आएं
काबुल हवाई अड्डे एवं एक होटल करीब एक साथ दो विध्वंसक आतंकवादी हमलों में 160 से ज्यादा लोग मारे गए, जिनमें 13 अमेरिका के फौजी जवान थे। इस्लामिक स्टेट-खुरसान (आइएस-के) आतंकवादी संगठन ने ये हमले करने का दावा किया है, जो उस देश के प्रतीक्षारत मनहूस भविष्य का स्मरण कराता है। अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति जोए बाइडेन ने इन “हमलों के साजिशकर्ताओं को कहीं से भी ढूंढ़ निकालने और उन्हें इनका ‘अंजाम’ भुगतने की” शपथ ली है। अफगानिस्तान तालिबान की पुनर्वापसी ने पूरे विश्व को हिंसा एवं प्रतिहिंसा के दौर के फिर से शुरू होने की तरफ धकेल दिया है।
The Two Tales of Pakistan’s Geography
Pakistan’s location, for long, has been a source of attraction in America’s foreign policy. However, Pakistan has leveraged its geography to continuously venture into strategic adventures that have endangered global peace and security.
Explained: What did Kamala Harris’ visit to Singapore and Vietnam Reveal?
Even as the US President Joe Biden is facing another big challenge in Afghanistan following his decision to withdraw troops and takeover by the Taliban, Biden’s foreign policy challenge in the Indo-Pacific front has no less diminished. China remains as the elephant in the room and needs to be managed. The visit of the US Vice President Kamala Harris to Singapore and Vietnam and making statements in Singapore and Hanoi on how China continues to remain as a threat needs to be understood in perspective.
ताइवान की संप्रभुता की रक्षा के लिए चाहिए विश्व सहयोग
हिंद-प्रशांत क्षेत्र में, दक्षिणी चीन सागर के समान ही, ताइवान जलडमरूमध्य (स्ट्रेटस) विवाद का एक दूसरा बड़ा कारण है। लेकिन दोनों ही विवादों में चीन एक फैक्टर है,जहां वह अपनी सैन्य ताकत को बढ़ा रहा है जबकि दक्षिणी चीनी सागर में, उसका अन्य एशियाई देशों के साथ भी विवाद है,जो समुद्री हिस्से में संप्रभुता के उसके दावे से संबंधित है।यह विशेष आर्थिक क्षेत्र के अंतर्गत आता है, जिसमें चीन दावा करता है कि समूचा दक्षिणी चीनी सागर पर उसके अधिकार क्षेत्र में आता है। यहां न केवल वह प्रायद्वीप का निर्माण करने और सैन्य गतिविधियां संचालित करने में मशगूल है, उसकी नौसेना के जहाज दूसरे दावेदार देशों के मछली पकड़
CPPCC Chairman Wang Yang’s Visit to Tibet Autonomous Region is Important
The 3-day (August 18-20, 2021) visit to Lhasa by Wang Yang, Politburo Standing Committee member and Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), at the head of a 22-member delegation is important. The visit follows that by Chinese President Xi Jinping in late July and, together, the two are intended to give a substantive push to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership’s plan to effect a cultural and socio-economic transformation of Tibet.
“The Hindus: An Alternative History” by Wendy Doniger: A Twisted Tale
Writing this review, makes me feel how David might have felt facing Goliath. How can one, a layman, have the gumption to take on a world renowned scholar, an accepted expert of her field? But then, perhaps like David, I know I am right, so here goes (by the way I am also tickled by the interesting reversal of appropriation of religious narratives here).
Do Not Whitewash the Taliban
The dastardly twin terror attacks at Kabul airport and a nearby hotel killed more than 160 people, including 13 US soldiers. The attack, claimed by Islamic State Khorassan (ISK) was a grim reminder of the dystopian future that awaits the country. US President Biden vowed to ‘hunt down the perpetrators and make them ‘pay’. The return of the Taliban has pushed the world towards another cycle of violence and counterviolence. Taliban sympathisers were quick to point out that IS-K is at loggerheads with the Taliban. The idea was to show the Taliban in good light and as victims of terrorism!
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