Palestine: EU’s Borrell bats for US

The diplomatic arena of the Middle East was dominated in the past week by the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s regional tour to Türkiye, Jordan, Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the

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SJE: Purposeful Living Story

Dr. S.J. Emmanuel, an epitome of simple honesty, celebrated his ninetieth birthday recently. A Roman Catholic priest, Dr. S.J. Emmanuel, marked this significant milestone, reflecting on the various aspects of his long

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Death and taxes: inevitabilities of life

Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States of America and a drafter and signer of its Declaration of Independence wrote centuries ago that “our new Constitution is now established, and

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India-Russia ties get a makeover

The visit by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to Russia on December 24-29 presented an extraordinary spectacle reminiscent of the halcyon days of Indo-Soviet relations. There was an unnameable ecstasy in Jaishankar’s

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Sri Lanka: Bouquets and Brickbats

The centrepiece of the events during the year 2023 is undoubtedly President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who agreed to become President and accepted the challenge to resuscitate the economy of the bankrupt nation. The

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What Will 2024 Bring?

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. ~ Abraham Lincoln Introduction Prediction is hazardous: especially about the future, goes an old Danish proverb. There is an old

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Putin lifts the fog of war in Ukraine

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine is entering a new phase. President Vladimir Putin lifted the fog of war and hinted at what can be expected going forward in a landmark speech at

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China and the Philippines Square Off

The Philippines has long been an important component of Washington’s alliance network in the Asia-Pacific. Its geography is such that Manila can help to make or break China’s access to the maritime

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