Beijing’s relationship with the Talibans will be contingent upon a number of factors, two primary ones being Chinese investments and its national security. There is no way that Beijing will ‘rush to embrace the Talibans’, as speculated in the Western media. It is tactful and will not make the mistake of becoming another victim in the graveyard of empires.
By Abijit Sharma Aug 18, 2021
Come 100 years later and China stands in a completely different position. It is an emerging superpower and has been overtaking the United States in almost every possible indicator – be it economic or others.
By Abijit Sharma Jul 14, 2021
It was introduced with the aim of nurturing a small group of clerical Indians who could serve the British’s interests and act as interpreters. The British left India with a literacy rate of only 16 percent (female literacy rate was 8 percent) showing that they did not really do much to educate the masses. The case of Indian railways is even worse.
By Abijit Sharma Aug 18, 2018
The hug might have appeared 'immature’ to some but it did its job pretty well. Gandhi’s speech focused on how the BJP was practising politics of hate and how the Congress, on the other hand, was in no mood to engage in divisiveness, polarization or revenge.
By Abijit Sharma Aug 05, 2018
From the very beginning, it was believed that the summit would center on nuclear disarmament. And it did just that. A document signed by the leaders included a pledge from Mr Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons, which was a huge announcement.
By Abijit Sharma Jun 15, 2018
Many have argued that Xi’s supremacy will give him the authority he needs to vanquish rampant corruption. China still stands at 77th position in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index - close to countries like India and much behind some of Africa’s most corrupted countries
By Abijit Sharma Mar 23, 2018