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A balance of forces: The very meaning of ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’ in a war has changed. Ask the Americans
Feb 01, 2020

A balance of forces: The very meaning of ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’ in a war has changed. Ask the Americans

Even short of nuclear war, it is open to debate if India, the preponderant South Asian military power, has the capacity to beat Pakistan at this juncture.

BRICS was no victory for India: Why China won't break ties with Pakistan
Sep 11, 2017

BRICS was no victory for India: Why China won't break ties with Pakistan

The challenge is to enable Islamabad to make a soft-landing rather than a crash that can have unpredictable consequences.

Communist Party of China (CPC) declares victory over COVID
Feb 22, 2023

Communist Party of China (CPC) declares victory over COVID

China claims to have beaten COVID amidst global scepticism over the data released by it

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed’s landslide victory in a fractious polity
Jul 14, 2021

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed’s landslide victory in a fractious polity

The challenge of keeping all the regions within a federal framework by balancing opposing forces with recurrent demands for autonomy within the federa

Falluja: Another US pyrrhic victory?
Nov 10, 2004

Falluja: Another US pyrrhic victory?

If the George Bush Administration in the US were wise, it would have waited for the current holy fasting period of the over one billion Muslims of the world and their Eid festivities to be over before launching its much-publicised and much-hyped offensive to pacify Falluja, the Sunni stronghold in Iraq, which is apparently perceived by the Pentagon as the nerve-centre of the anti-US resistance and jihadi terrorism in Iraq.

Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan: An outcome foretold
Jul 30, 2018

Imran Khan's victory in Pakistan: An outcome foretold

How will India manage a Pakistan led by Imran Khan?

Is BJP victory in Gujarat resounding?
Dec 21, 2017

Is BJP victory in Gujarat resounding?

Gujarat has provided a psychological victory for the Congress, while it is a moral defeat for the BJP though it has been able to form the government.

Kasab hanging: A victory for India's justice system
Dec 11, 2012

Kasab hanging: A victory for India's justice system

The sad fact is the Pakistani rulers are unable to prevent Taliban activists from targeting their own people, the Shias, whose processions have been periodically attacked in Rawalpindi and Karachi. It is high time Pakistani rulers realised the fact that terrorism would consume their own people even before it targeted others in India.

Macron’s Re-election, A Victory With Challenges
Apr 29, 2022

Macron’s Re-election, A Victory With Challenges

France has voted, Europe is relieved, and the French President needs to move fast to douse the flames of polarisation

Maldives: Solih’s victory in MDP primaries of the presidential poll
Feb 09, 2023

Maldives: Solih’s victory in MDP primaries of the presidential poll

Solih’s recent victory in the presidential primaries deals a blow to the Opposition candidates Nasheed and Yameen’s campaigns

Putin’s Victory a Challenge for Friends and Foes Alike
Mar 20, 2024

Putin’s Victory a Challenge for Friends and Foes Alike

Putin can now underline to the rest of the world how Russians are solidly behind his policies regardless how they seem to outsiders.

The Equustek decision of the Canadian Supreme Court is a victory for the Internet
Jul 20, 2017

The Equustek decision of the Canadian Supreme Court is a victory for the Internet

The Internet serves as a unique prospect for empowerment and a powerful tool for realising the freedom of expression.

The Indo-Pacific is all a-churn in response to Joe Biden’s victory
Nov 26, 2020

The Indo-Pacific is all a-churn in response to Joe Biden’s victory

The region’s geostrategic and trade dynamics are already in flux and may throw up opportunities for India to capitalize on

The war against fossil fuel subsidies: Is victory in sight?
Jul 27, 2023

The war against fossil fuel subsidies: Is victory in sight?

The primary reason behind the difficulty in phasing out subsidies arises from the fact that energy subsidies are deeply rooted in the political econom

What Japan and India stand to gain from Shinzo Abe's victory
Oct 25, 2017

What Japan and India stand to gain from Shinzo Abe's victory

Prime Minister Abe has been one of the strongest pillars of the India-Japan bilateral ties since 2006.

What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India
Sep 24, 2018

What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India

The Japanese Prime Minister may have won a battle, but the war remains.

Will Masuzoe's victory help PM Abe in nuclear policy?
Feb 26, 2014

Will Masuzoe's victory help PM Abe in nuclear policy?

While Shinzo Abe might be thinking that LDP supported independent Yoichi Masuzoe?s win in Tokyo gubernatorial poll will help him carry forward his pro-nuclear energy plans, defeated candidates Hosokawa and Koizumi are determined to intensify their campaign for a nuclear free Japan.

Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal: A diplomatic victory for China?
Oct 23, 2019

Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal: A diplomatic victory for China?

Of the 20 agreements signed between Nepal and China, four of the agreements have strong security components that aim at developing greater engagements

8th NPT Review Conference: A damp squib
Jun 02, 2010

8th NPT Review Conference: A damp squib

The Eighth Review Conference( Revcon) of the Non Proliferation Treaty ( NPT) at New York narrowly eked out a victory from the jaws of defeat before its close on May 28, 2010.

A second Modi term needs to be bolder than first
May 20, 2019

A second Modi term needs to be bolder than first

Victory wouldn’t solve all the economic problems India’s prime minister has thus far left unresolved.

AAP gets a second chance... But can the party build on it?
Feb 11, 2015

AAP gets a second chance... But can the party build on it?

The Aam Aadmi Party's victory in 67 out of 70 Delhi Assembly seats has simply blown the established parties like the BJP and the Congress out of the water. It has inflicted by far the most crushing defeat to its opposition in independent India's electoral history.

America’s dueling narratives are its greatest political risk
Dec 22, 2020

America’s dueling narratives are its greatest political risk

The new reality of calling into question the victory of candidates one doesn’t agree with — in which both dueling Republican and Democratic narrat

Bangladesh: Which way is politics headed?
Aug 02, 2013

Bangladesh: Which way is politics headed?

With six months left for parliamentary election in Bangladesh, politics is likely to warm up, charting a new course in the process. Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP) landslide victory in five city corporation elections suggest that the party has gained strength after facing a humiliating defeat in the 2008 parliamentary election.

Boris Johnson delivers a Brexit
Dec 25, 2020

Boris Johnson delivers a Brexit

For Boris Johnson, this is a personal victory as he can now claim that he has managed to protect national sovereignty after Brexit, an ambition that h

Bush: Looking Ahead?
Nov 03, 2004

Bush: Looking Ahead?

The final announcement of the results of the US Presidential elections are expected to be announced only after the completion of the counting of the provisional votes in the State of Ohio, which may take some days unless Senator John Kerry decides to concede victory to George Bush without waiting for the completion of the counting.

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Mar 13, 2023

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran

The revival of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran that was negotiated by China is a major diplomacy victory for the latter

Chinese reactions to Nepal’s election result
Dec 29, 2022

Chinese reactions to Nepal’s election result

Despite the “communist victory” in Nepal, there seem to be some apprehensions within Chinese strategic circles about the stability of this new coa

Clueless opposition on road to self-destruction
Oct 07, 2019

Clueless opposition on road to self-destruction

The upcoming assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra will result in victory for the BJP — requiring opposition unity to balance power dynamics

Congress’ magician in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot
Nov 01, 2018

Congress’ magician in Rajasthan — Ashok Gehlot

There is no dearth of Congressmen who think that if the Congress scores a narrow-margin victory in Rajasthan, Gehlot would be Rahul’s first preferen

Delhi polls resurrect political realignment?
Feb 13, 2015

Delhi polls resurrect political realignment?

The shockingly stunning victory of the two-year-old Aam Admi Party (AAP) in the assembly election in the national capital this week is expected to impact the national politics in a significant manner as it is bound to trigger the process of political realignment across the country.

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye
May 30, 2023

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye

The final attempt to win the presidential elections by using a concoction of nationalism and religion helped Erdoğan snatch victory from Kemal Kiliç

Europe: Consumer society collides with spectre of austerity
May 11, 2012

Europe: Consumer society collides with spectre of austerity

The return of a socialist President in France since Mitterand's victory in 1981 confirms a trend in Europe which, instead of lifting the mist, is adding to the fog. The other day, David Cameron, who has never quite found his feet, had egg all over his face.

Greek crisis: The geopolitical twist to Eurozone's troubles
Feb 23, 2015

Greek crisis: The geopolitical twist to Eurozone's troubles

Did Russia's quick response of offering the new Greek prime minister with financial aid to sail through the financial crisis help him bargain the new time line for debt rescheduling? Yes or not, the victory of the 'Left' PM in the Greek general elections has given a geo-political twist to Eurozone's troubles.