The Great Fall of China?

~ By Mallika Iyer When countries face an issue or two they are generally resolved by quick inter mediation however, mass systemic disturbances can cause well-established social, financial and political structures to collapse. Although China hasn’t reached the latter stage yet, the present circumstances must be addressed immediately or the world could face a massive…

Saving Mes Aynak

Half an hour’s drive from Kabul lies a quaint, almost forgotten place which goes by the name of Mes Aynak, which translates to, ‘little mound of copper’. Mes Aynak though isn’t just a random spot on the map. This now isolated area has a rich history of 5,000 years and was an important trade route and centre for Buddhist culture and scholasticism.

Panchsheel Pragmatism

How does it matter; it isn’t a treaty or anything, it is a preface to this Tibetan business. –              Jawaharlal Nehru When Hamid Ansari visited Beijing last week to mark 60 years of the historic Panchsheel Agreement between the two countries, one couldn’t help but wonder why China insisted on a grand commemorative event,…