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Skand Tayal

Skand Tayal | Korean lessons: Pardon politics, prosecutors, big business & graft

This year, rather surprisingly, President Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea pardoned his predecessor, former President

06 Jan 2022 3:31 AM

Skand Tayal | Central Asia’s bid for access to sea may see new Quad rise

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev invited Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as his chief guests

09 Aug 2021 3:40 AM

Skand Tayal | US-Russia ties, already rocky, get worse after Navalny jailing

Biden administration needs a pragmatic foreign policy, overcome its prejudices and arrest the slide of US-Russia ties on this slippery slope

10 Feb 2021 7:33 AM

Skand Tayal | North Korea’s Kim sends a clear signal to new US Prez

Kim Jong Un issued a stern warning to the incoming Biden administration, threatening to expand its nuclear arsenal

20 Jan 2021 12:05 AM

Skand Tayal | Are ‘virtual’ summits of any real use?

Brics summits are rarely noticed by any international observer outside those from the member countries

30 Nov 2020 11:00 AM


Skand Tayal | India weighs options as it faces Chinese intransigence

The seventh round of the corps commander-level talks between India and China has not led to any notable advance on the Indian demand

16 Oct 2020 10:06 AM

Skand Tayal | Asean resists bullying by China in SCS

China’s pre-meditated aggression all around its neighbourhood is a matter of deep concern

08 Jul 2020 5:13 PM

S. Korea caught in crossfire between North and America

Chairman Kim Jong-un’s younger sister Kim Yo-jong (KYJ) is an important top functionary of the North Korean regime

18 Jun 2020 6:25 PM

Skand Tayal | Heed Sardar: Rethink China line, ramp up Taiwan links

The subtle messages being sent by the Sangh Parivar on Tibet and Taiwan should be examined very seriously by Beijing

10 Jun 2020 2:57 AM

Moon wins as Koreans back his strategy to tackle Covid-19

South Korea's coronavirus strategy has been widely praised by experts as well as WHO for being prompt, nationwide, clear and effective

18 Apr 2020 8:08 PM


Under US pressure, North Korea back to brinkmanship

North Korea is not accustomed to digest any challenge from any quarter without a robust response.

19 Dec 2019 5:02 AM

Trump, Kim, Moon: Shared vision is the key to Korea peace

South Korean analysts are concerned and have urged the South Korean military to improve their existing missile defence system.

28 Aug 2019 1:03 AM

Japan-Korea rift to hit global giants, have wider impact

Japanese and Korean companies are inextricably linked in global value chains, particularly in electronics and manufacturing.

12 Aug 2019 12:54 AM

Iran-US standoff: A policy challenge for India

India’s ambassador to the US Harsh Shringla said last week that all imports of Iranian crude oil to India have now been stopped.

06 Jun 2019 12:00 AM

War clouds gather in Persian Gulf

Since 2018, Mr Netanyahu has found a soulmate in US President Donald Trump, who is willing to see West Asia and the Gulf through Israeli lenses.

15 May 2019 12:07 AM


Japan’s investments in India have not been without pitfalls

Japan is the 3rd-largest investor in India with a cumulative FDI of $26 billion in the period 2000-2017, constituting 8% of the total FDI in India.

16 Apr 2019 12:03 AM

2nd Trump-Kim meet fails, amid Hanoi distrust

The absence of any definite outcome from the second summit is disappointing both to the principal parties and the international community.

02 Mar 2019 1:56 AM

Trump-Kim courtship full of uncertainties

The roadmap for reaching these objectives has, till now, been laid out in three bilateral agreements.

05 Feb 2019 2:10 AM

A dealmaker and a strategist in battle of wits

In the Pyongyang joint declaration, some concrete steps towards the denuclearisation of North Korea were included.

29 Sep 2018 12:44 AM

Amid a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, strategic coordination with Uzbeks needed

Both Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are secular democratic Republics and are ideologically strongly opposed to the Taliban.

28 Aug 2018 6:12 AM