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Strongman Erdogan consolidates his grip

The Erdogan regime has a stranglehold over all major institutions, from the judiciary, police to the parliament, and is duly served by the Turkish media

Erdogan’s victory came after a run-off where he missed the 50% mark by a whisker, due to Kilicdaroglu, who came a close second(AFP)
Published on May 29, 2023 08:40 PM IST

The influence of US as a global leader is waning

There is no conclusive evidence, but the influence of the US as the leader internationally appears to be on the wane. Will China replace the US in that leadership position? Time and what transpires over the next decade or so — in the US, in China, and around the world — will shape that story.

Now the US dominance is threatened by China, the second largest economy in the world. What is undermining a US-dominated world order, however, is not just the rise of China and the Sino-Russian alliance, or the de-dollarisation drive, but also dwindling support for a US-led order domestically. (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 07:30 PM IST

Hutong Cat | Iran-Saudi deal, third term presidency, all in a day's work for Xi

While the sequence of how the talks were engineered falls into place only in hindsight, the timing of its announcement was finely calibrated and the symbolism was clear for all to see and interpret

China’s influence — clout, maybe? — in West Asia is growing as the US’s ties with Saudi Arabia have considerably dampened in recent years. (AP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 06:26 PM IST

Govt works to contain West Asia diplomatic row

On Sunday, the ruling BJP suspended a leader and expelled another for their controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammed.

Suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2022 06:08 AM IST

India moves to assuage outrage in West Asia

The ruling BJP removed two of its spokespersons for controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammed. 

BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. (Twitter / NupurSharmaBJP)
Updated on Jun 06, 2022 05:22 AM IST
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