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A surly European Union has engineered the scrapping of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels. It should not be cause for concern given the growing irrelevance of Europe.

 

On Tuesday, US allies — Germany, France, and Italy — agreed to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) launched by China. Last week one of America's staunchest allies, the UK, became the first Western nation to join the new bank. 

 

In fact, President Obama is not alone in supporting a nuclear deal with Iran, as the Republican Party seems to falsely believe. The US is among five other countries that support the same: China, Russia, France, the UK and Germany.

 

The Islamic State wants to force all humanity to believe in its vision of a religious and social utopia existing in the first days of Islam.

 
The liberal-Left’s response to Islamic terror exposes the cracks in its discourse surrounding violence perpetrated by religious zealots.
 
“A ‘true’ Muslim cannot approve of the actions of IS and its rigid interpretation of Islam.” Others may try to make it an individual problem denying its divine spirit altogether. “Who are these people joining hands with the terrorist organisation?” they ask. “They must belong to poor, uneducated or unstable families.”  
 

It is easy to get sucked into the minutiae of the UN’s ineffably complex rules of procedure and committee work instead. If you sit in the Security Council (UNSC) or General Assembly in New York, these details appear to be of global importance.

 
Tunisia needs a determined government to foster greater economic growth and sustainable democratic networks to capitalize on the success of the Arab Spring movement writes Monish Gulati  
 

What’s far more extraordinary, though, is that Benjamin Netanyahu’s calculated snub will not prompt any meaningful recalibration of relations between the US and Israel.

 
  The bigger question for Ukraine is to avoid economic collapse. Without a stable economy, it cannot defend itself against external circumstances. And for that to happen, Kiev will have to start taking some hard decisions on its economy. 
 


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Indian judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice on Monday as the UN General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of force that made Britain  bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate.
 
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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.