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One of the greatest blunders in modern military history was President George W Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003. And he had the active support of Britain’s then Prime Minister Tony Blair. After seven years of labour, Sir John Chilcot has finally unveiled a report that has indicted Mr Blair in no uncertain terms, and the latter’s response has been weak.

 
 
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Among the many disclosures in the report of the Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot is a private memo from the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to the then President of the United States, George Bush. Written as early as July 2002, the letter starts with the words, “I will be with you, whatever.”

 
 
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In yet another remarkable achievement, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered the orbit around Jupiter without being knocked down by the planet’s intense magnetic field and radiation.

 
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Back in the 1970s, all the English people I knew were aggressively socialist well, perhaps, aggressive is the wrong word; they were English after all. 

Their politics were deeply felt and you certainly knew where they stood on any social issue. 

 

 
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On the face of it, Brexit will not materially impact the energy market and, in particular, the efforts to weaken the linkage between fossil fuels and climate change. For it has no immediate bearing on the fundamentals of demand and supply.

 
 
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Brexit has made the right-wing political groups to come forward against the failure of the EU. Today Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Spain and Hungary, all have their right-wing parties voicing the inevitability of their own countries emulating the UK. This all deeply reflects the restlessness and a sense of rejection of the very identity of the EU

 
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While there are many reasons why India’s strong pitch led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group was doomed to fail, two most important ones have not received attention.

 
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The US, Russia, China, all have to be worked on anew.

 
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The EU is engaged in several trade and investment negotiations, including the Trans-Atlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) with the US. It has recently finished negotiating important trade agreements with Canada and Vietnam and is discussing Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with African countries. Discussions on trade and investment with India, and on investment with China, are also significant.

 
 
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British commentators have noted that with Brexit, the UK’s engagement with Europe has come full circle. In 1990, then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was forced out of office by a group in her own Tory Party that favoured more European integration. T

 


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spotlight image Since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assumed office again in Bangladesh in 2009, bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka have been on a steady upward trajectory.
 
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Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that military dictatorship always halted progress in the country. The Prime Minister, who was in Karachi on a day-long visit, was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal at Port Qasim.
 
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Ruskin Bond’s first novel ‘Room on the Roof’ describes in vivid detail how life in the hills around Dehradun used to be. Bond, who is based in Landour, Mussoorie, since 1963, captured the imagination of countless readers as he painted a picture of an era gone by.
 
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India’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attained a level of maturity which allows it to assert itself in an effective manner. This is aimed at protecting the country’s national interests in a sustained way.
 
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Braid-chopping incidents have added to the already piled up anxieties of Kashmiris. Once again they are out on the streets, to give vent to their anger. A few persons, believed to be braid-choppers were caught hold by irate mobs at various places. They were beaten to pulp.
 
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The upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has captured world attention. French newspaper Le Monde on Sunday published a front page article headlined "China, the rise of the great power" in Chinese characters and carried eight pages on the topic, the epitome of Western reporting on the 19th CPC
 
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In a move lauded worldwide, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud recently issued a royal decree allowing women to obtain driving licences.
 
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Recently, United States President Donald Trump kicked the onus of the US backing out of the Iran nuclear deal to the US Congress. The question is how we interpret this technically, in terms of domestic politics and in terms of geopolitics.
 
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It is a privilege to be invited to this most prestigious of law schools in the country, more so for someone not formally lettered in the discipline of law. I thank the Director and the faculty for this honour.
 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699

 
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Could the North Korean nuclear issue which is giving the world an anxious time due to presence of hotheads on each side, the invasion of Iraq and its toxic fallout, and above all, the arms race in the teeming but impoverished South Asian subcon...

 
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Title: A Bonsai Tree; Author: Narendra Luther; Publisher: Niyogi Books; Pages: 227 Many books have been written on India's partition but here is a firsthand account of the horror by a migrant from what is now Pakistan, who ...

 
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As talk of war and violence -- all that Mahatma Gandhi stood against -- gains prominence across the world, a Gandhian scholar has urged that the teachings of the apostle of non-violence be taken to the classroom.

 
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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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