Back on March 4, American President Barack Obama talked about the crisis in Crimea: There is a strong belief that Russia’s action is violating international law. I know President Putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but I don’t think that’s fooling anybody. On the basis of… Read more Crimea Joins Russia: What About International Law?
2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi — Questions Unanswered
The Sochi Olympics proved to be a big success — exactly what Russia wanted. Right from the opening ceremony itself, the entire event was a megalith in terms of popularity and success. If one wanted to catch a glimpse of Russia’s glorious past as well as its vibrant art, this year’s Winter Olympics were the… Read more 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi — Questions Unanswered
Tajikistan: Stability Means More Than Prosperity
Out of all the poor countries that emerged from the ashes of the erstwhile Soviet Union, Tajikistan stands alone as the poorest. While the papers surely talk about the rapid macroeconomic growth of the country, most of the ordinary Tajiks are yet to witness the brighter side of the economic progress. Amidst such dismal scenario,… Read more Tajikistan: Stability Means More Than Prosperity
Iran-US Nuclear Deal Signals A Gorbachev Moment For Rouhani
So Iran and the United States reached a deal about the nuclear stuff recently. Thus far, I have read many opinions and analyses about this historic event: Israel calls it a mistake of gigantic proportions, US and Iran are considering it to be a step in the right direction, rest of the world is watching,… Read more Iran-US Nuclear Deal Signals A Gorbachev Moment For Rouhani