UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 07:04 PM IST
- An Ivy League-educated economist, Shultz moved seamlessly from academia to government to business. He led a faction that promoted “realism” in foreign policy, including direct bargaining with the Soviet Union. As Treasury secretary he played a role in untying the US dollar from the price of gold.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 04:53 PM IST
he laboratory, which has unique testing technology, was shut down in 1991 after the disintegration of the former Soviet Union.
By Prakash Karat
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Through the grey world of espionage, Le Carré wrote about the human condition. In his own words: “Out of the secret world I once knew, I tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit.”
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 03:01 PM IST
The Chang’e 5, the first effort to bring lunar rocks to Earth since the 1970s, collected samples on Wednesday, the Chinese space agency announced. The probe landed Tuesday on the Sea of Storms on the moon’s near side.
By Swapan Dasgupta
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:42 PM IST
The Maastricht Treaty that heralded the transformation of a European Common Market into an integrated European Union was undoubtedly a pathbreaking development that promised to make the old nationalisms redundant.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:01 PM IST
In 1963, this pioneering cosmonaut from the former Soviet Union became the first woman to fly in space. A staunch Communist Party member, she worked a lot for the betterment of women.
Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 01:34 AM IST
Declassified files at the National Archives show that the Information Research Department (IRD) in the Foreign Office bought strip cartoon rights of the book in 1950, intending to use it as part of the cut-and-thrust of the then Cold War.
Moscow | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Referring to 1957 launch of the world’s first satellite by the Soviet Union, Kirill Dmitriev, head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, was quoted as saying, “It is a Sputnik moment.”Russia’s sovereign wealth fund is financing vaccine research.
Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The Russian President, in an article titled “The Real Lessons of the 75th Anniversary of World War II,” talks about who is to blame for starting the war.
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Until it converts words into deeds, India must be cautious
Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:19 AM IST
Since actually driving is impossible during the lockdown, here’s a trip down memory lane
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:18 PM IST
It, however, has a role to play in the global balance of power
Hindustan Times | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 11:11 AM IST
In this week’s episode, Milan talks with Ashley J. Tellis, co-author (with former U.S. Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill) of a new essay in Foreign Affairs called, “The India Dividend.”
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:44 PM IST
With every mission, we learn a little more about the universe
WASHINGTON | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 12:12 AM IST
The Pentagon will start testing a ground-based version of the navy’s Tomahawk cruise missiles later this month, and a ballistic missile is being developed for the army.
By Raghu Raman
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 09:51 PM IST
Our adversaries have attained much higher agility and diversity in operations, whether in using social media as propaganda or civilian rage as the first tier of defence. Fighting the last war, instead of preparing to win the one that saps us in the present, is strategically corroding us in perpetuity
Yehud (Israel) | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 08:01 AM IST
The unmanned robotic lander suffered periodic engine and communications failures during the 21 minutes or so of the landing sequence, the support team said.
By T C A Raghavan
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 10:00 AM IST
The historical moment we are poised today at recalls elements of both 1979 and 1988/1989 as lack of internal Afghan consensus and legitimacy for external interference comprise an Afghan knot which is not easy to untie
By Kunal Singh
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 05:37 PM IST
The wait for a more sincere offer than the ones in the 1950s hasn’t borne fruit in more than six decades now
Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has become a ‘space superpower’ with the successful testing of an anti-satellite missle on Wednesday.
Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 09:54 AM IST
The Soviet Union may have collapsed but “Lenin Lab” in Moscow still performs annual maintenance on Vietnam’s late revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, and according to at least one researcher, still helps North Korea keep the Kims looking fresh.
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 09:37 AM IST
The last space race between the Soviet Union and the US helped them modernise their industries and accelerate scientific progress.
Associated Press | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 03:17 PM IST
The far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is relatively unexplored. It is also known as the dark side of the moon.
By TCA Raghavan
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 09:35 AM IST
The challenge for 2019 and indeed for the years ahead is of how to interface with this new power within us and which effects all equations with our neighbours or will inevitably do so
Moscow | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 06:21 PM IST
Head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency was responding to a question about whether or not NASA actually landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago.
Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 09:50 PM IST
“This approach of shifting the blame on others is utterly unjustifiable and unreasonable,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman on Trump’s decision to withdraw from a nuclear pact with Russia .
Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 05:13 PM IST
World War 2 turned lakhs of Polish children into orphans. Between 1942 and 1946, a thousand of them were given shelter by the Nawanagar maharaja. On the 100th year of Poland’s independence, many of them returned to relive their childhood years in Gujarat.
By Anju Bobby George
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 12:09 PM IST
Women athletes have a tradition of making India proud at Asian-level competitions. Ideally, for a country of our size, population and resources, we should be a force to reckon with at the Olympics.
Dushanbe (Tajikistan) | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 02:47 PM IST
According to the Home Ministry’s National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 187 people have lost their lives in Kerala, 171 in Uttar Pradesh, 170 in West Bengal and 139 in Maharashtra due to the floods and rains.
Hindustan Times, Nizhny Novgorod | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 05:15 PM IST
Till the collapse of the Soviet Union, Nizhny Novgorod didn’t permit foreign visitors to help maintain the secrecy of its weapon-producing units. With the start of the FIFA World Cup 2018, business has been more hectic than usual in Russia’s fifth largest city.