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The Duel and the Deal

The Duel and the Deal

President Joe Biden’s decision to order a military strike on Iran-aligned groups in Syria, following attacks against U.S. coalition personnel in Erbil, was a tit-for-tat measure. But it has boomeranged on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) talks, setting it off-course. The strike, targeting Ketaib Hezbollah and Ketaib Sayyid al-Shuhada, can be seen as a measured response to show that America is well placed to respond in kind, while also ensuring that countries like Iraq do not get…

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Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

From my first term in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, I participated in boxing tournaments. I was not a spectacularly successful boxer, but I volunteered because I enjoyed the adrenalin rush, the skill involved in dodging and landing punches, and the quest for victory. As boxers, we trained vigorously, and when we entered the ring, we carried the hopes and good wishes of our squadrons and friends. Boxing bouts comprised three rounds and the referee controlled the contest…

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Not-so-white House: Is America Ready for Kamala Harris?

Not-so-white House: Is America Ready for Kamala Harris?

August 11 marked an important date in the history of the U.S. presidential elections. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden chose California senator and former San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. Ms. Harris is the first Black woman and Indian American to be nominated for this position by a major party. She is also the third woman in U.S. history to be on a major party ticket, following Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and Sarah Palin in 2008 apart…

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