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‘Two Muslims Near The Very Top In British Politics’

‘Two Muslims Near The Very Top In British Politics’

High profile Mayor of London

The three column, six inch deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: “Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants.” Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric I had heard in Rome and elsewhere in Europe, the headline was refreshing. Even more noticeable was the name of the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the third […]

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After Brexit, Itexit Looms, Spanish Order Caves In: God Help Europe

After Brexit, Itexit Looms, Spanish Order Caves In: God Help Europe

‘Populism’ vs established order

Pardon the postscript first. With the appointment of Giuseppe Conte, a lawyer, as a compromise Prime Minister of Italy, the wheel has come full circle. But before the Italian see-saw could stabilize Spain’s Mariano Rajoy has thrown in his towel in the face of corruption charges that actually never left him since 2015. Establishments in […]

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Two Images: Opposition Joins Hands As RAW and ISI Doves Coo

Two Images: Opposition Joins Hands As RAW and ISI Doves Coo

The Pulley Principle

Two mutually reinforcing images from last week may well define the next phase in national affairs. It is too early to call them game changers but they have considerable potential. The most comprehensive array of opposition leaders, almost a record, who assembled in Bangaluru for H.D. Kumaraswamy’s swearing in as Chief Minister of Karnataka is […]

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Saudi Crown Prince, Trump Together Staring At Syrian Exit Door

Saudi Crown Prince, Trump Together Staring At Syrian Exit Door

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, 32, has once again given international affairs a twist which has caused a hush to descend on the world centres of power. He announced that Bashar al Assad would not be toppled. “Bashar is staying”, he said, then continued, “but we believe Bashar’s interests are not […]