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Ishaan Tharoor

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Past articles by Ishaan:

Lithuania struts big on world stage as Vilnius NATO summit begins

As NATO member states gather to affirm Sweden’s accession and discuss Ukraine’s way forward, the small host country may have a big role with bigger expectations. → Read More

A fateful summit 15 years ago hangs over the NATO meeting in Vilnius

Those in favor of fast-tracking Ukraine’s NATO accession argue that the lesson of 2008 was that the West can no longer be afraid of “poking the bear,” as Vladimir Putin’s aggression unfurled in the absence of a NATO membership process for Georgia and Ukraine. → Read More

Biden administration keeps dangerous status quo as West Bank violence spirals

In the face of violent raids on Jenin and surging settler attacks, the Biden administration is muddling along and doing little to change a dangerous status quo. → Read More

France’s riots create opening for the far right

Various luminaries of the French establishment have argued that France’s secular, republican ethos are getting corroded by a leftist, “identitarian” streak. → Read More

The battle in Syria that looms behind Wagner’s rebellion

The single bloodiest clash between U.S. and Russian forces since the Cold War took place in early February 2018. The mercenaries involved belonged to the Wagner Group, led by the now-exiled Yevgeniy Prigozhin. → Read More

U.S. is far more globally popular under Biden than it was in Trump era

New polling from the Pew Research Center underscores a shift in international attitudes toward the United States. → Read More

Haunted by history, Putin compares Wagner mutiny to 1917 Russian revolution

Russia's president likened the Wagner mutiny to the 1917 crisis that saw the Russian empire slide into the Bolshevik Revolution, appearing to style himself as the flailing, bungling Czar Nicholas II. → Read More

With Wagner challenge, Putin is reaping what he sowed

A jarring challenge to the Kremlin's control seems to have been staved off. But the damage to Putin’s image and authority may be lasting. → Read More

Violence in Israel puts spotlight on the ‘one-state’ reality

A growing body of mainstream scholars view the prevailing situation in Israel as that of a “one-state” reality where Palestinians live under the Israeli thumb in what some rights organizations describe as “apartheid”-like conditions. → Read More

In missing submersible and Greek migrant ship disaster, a tale of two Pakistans

The two maritime tragedies that gripped attention in recent days could barely be more different. → Read More

Blinken in Beijing: U.S.-China ties are no longer in freefall, but it’s a rough road ahead

Still, for those hoping for happier relations, there’s a long, winding road ahead, littered with obstacle → Read More

The world is getting more equal and unequal at the same time, Branko Milanovic argues

Inequality by many measures is getting worse. But income disparity between all citizens of the world, adjusted for differences in prices between countries, has been falling for decades, economist Branko Milanovic argues. → Read More

The LIV-PGA merger exposes Saudi Arabia’s broader ambitions

The kingdom’s investments will make it harder for the world to withdraw from Riyadh’s orbit in the future. → Read More

Silvio Berlusconi’s political style lives on

Long after Silvio Berlusconi’s death, we’ll still be living with the brash political style and quasi-populism that powered the former Italian leader’s career. → Read More

Ukraine’s current counteroffensive may dictate the fate of the war

The stakes are high for Ukraine as it appears on the march with its counteroffensive against Russia. → Read More

Singapore's Ashok Mirpuri: A veteran diplomat bows out of Washington

Ashok Mirpuri retired last week after more than a decade as Singapore’s ambassador to the United States. He spoke to Today’s WorldView. → Read More

Dissonance on Ukraine war exposed at Shangri-La Dialogue security forum

Gaps in the priorities and concerns of different nations’ governments on the Ukraine war were exposed at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a leading Asian security forum held in Singapore this weekend. → Read More

U.S. and China lock horns at Shangri-La Dialogue security forum

Though the U.S. and Chinese defense ministers both stressed a desire to avoid conflict, tensions between the two powers shadowed all discussions at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. → Read More

Turkey's Erdogan becomes an era-defining electoral autocrat

Even as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan consolidated his rule over two decades, political scholars still saw Turkey as a quasi-democracy. That view is starting to change as Erdogan renews his mandate for power. → Read More

China and Russia draw closer, but how close?

While Russia wants to make good on its supposed “no limits” friendship with Beijing, Chinese officials and analysts describe the ties between the countries as not a full-fledged alliance. → Read More