Articles By VBN Ram

US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2019

The reasons offered by President Donald Trump for his abrupt withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) i.e. the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, 2018- were many, such as, •  Its...

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Masood Azhar’s Blacklisting and its Implications

Masood Azhar’s Blacklisting and its Implications

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 May , 2019

Had the philosopher cum literary doyen Rabindra Nath Tagore been alive today, he would have caveated his adage ekla chalo re (go it alone) by whispering to Xi-Jinping, “only if, the cause you...

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Challenges before Imran Khan

Challenges before Imran Khan

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Aug , 2018

The results declared by Pakistan’s Election Commission –place Imran Khan’s PTI as having secured 116 seats-out of the needed 137. As is planned by his party, the deficit will be cobbled up...

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North Korea’s irrationality is instigated by Beijing

North Korea’s irrationality is instigated by Beijing

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Sep , 2017

North Korea’s brazen defiance of sanctions, yet again seen on Sept 3, 2017 – when it detonated its sixth nuclear device (claimed by it to be a thermo-nuclear weapon has tremendous devastating...

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None in Pakistan can boast of Pristine Purity

None in Pakistan can boast of Pristine Purity

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Aug , 2017

Even though the rabble rouse emanating from ousted Prime-Minister Nawaz Sharif’s road rally, has thus far been not as enthusiastic as anticipated , it would be foolhardy for political rivals to...

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Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

Leveraged Transactional Diplomacy (LTD) can resolve the Doklam Stand off

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2017

There is no gainsaying, that in modern warfare, a military confrontation between two militarily unequal nations, does not always result in the defeat of the weaker nation, though, in all...

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Will the Court Verdict unseat Nawaz Sharif?

Will the Court Verdict unseat Nawaz Sharif?

By: VBN Ram | Date: 07 May , 2017

Eventually, if the turn of events don’t favour Nawaz Sharif, the three time prime-minister, a judicial verdict can remove him from office. Nevertheless, his political outfit PML (N) will never...

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Civilian Rule is Repugnant to Pakistan

Civilian Rule is Repugnant to Pakistan

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2017

Former Pakistan President and Army Chief Gen Parvez Musharraf has made no bones of the fact the country is unsuited to civilian rule. It is no irony, therefore, that by imposing the emergency in...

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Masood Azhar: An Albatross around India’s Neck

Masood Azhar: An Albatross around India’s Neck

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2017

On every occasion the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is unable to sanction Maulana Masood Azhar under the UNSC Resolution 1267 – the ISI in Pakistan, its clergy and the Pakistani Taliban...

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Technology for Border Protection

Technology for Border Protection

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Dec , 2016

The devastatingly stunning impact in the immediate aftermath of the Nagrota terrorist attack evoked awe and shock- besides rushing the intelligence agencies to undertake an in-depth probe as to...

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Various ways in which Beijing, Washington and Islamabad Impact India

Various ways in which Beijing, Washington and Islamabad Impact India

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Nov , 2016

Imagine a virtually inconceivable, yet an ideal scenario in which China dissuades Pakistan from indulging in acts detrimental to India, Pakistan, in such a situation will be completely at sea...

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Xi Jinping “the Core” of CPC

Xi Jinping “the Core” of CPC

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2016

One of dictionary meanings of the word “core“- is the tough central part of a fruit. Ideally, this is exactly how China’s General Secretary of the Communist Party (CPC)- President Xi Jinping...

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Russian withdrawal from Syria: Not a Surprise

Russian withdrawal from Syria: Not a Surprise

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Mar , 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unexpected announcement on March 14, 2016 to the effect that Moscow would withdraw its forces in Syria since the main objectives of its intervention in Syria...

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Why India is not learning from Israel?

Why India is not learning from Israel?

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jan , 2016

Besides desirous illegal immigrants there are others wishing to infiltrate into the United States from Mexico to unsettle the US authorities, so as to ensure a continual exodus of immigrants to...

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Iran’s Nuclear Accord and its Implications

Iran’s Nuclear Accord and its Implications

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2016

Ironically , those very nations , which are now patting their backs (most notably the US; China and Russia) for making Iran sign the P5+1 –Iran nuclear accord-  are the ones, responsible for...

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Can Beijing really rein in North Korea?

Can Beijing really rein in North Korea?

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Jan , 2016

The political insanity of the dynastic leadership of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea), should normally have been a source of considerable embarrassment to Beijing, but...

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North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb is a challenge to Universal Disarmament

North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb is a challenge to Universal Disarmament

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jan , 2016

Blackmail Diplomacy in the wake of Strategic Patience: Pyongyang practices blackmail diplomacy in relation to not merely the US, but what the former regards as its confidant and close buddy...

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US drawdown from Afghanistan and Its Implications

US drawdown from Afghanistan and Its Implications

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Courtesy: Aakrosh | Date: 20 Mar , 2015

Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf made a far-fetched and sweeping generalisation when he stated, ‘The worst blunder for the US would be to quit Afghanistan without winning, in...

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Iran’s Nuclear Programme makes many nations jittery

Iran’s Nuclear Programme makes many nations jittery

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Mar , 2015

During the past decades, the US had been unswervingly steadfast in its belief that Iran had been an “axis of evil” – one which had stubbornly resisted to honour its obligations under the...

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India’s Confidante in the Maldives is being ill treated, what should New...

India’s Confidante in the Maldives is being ill treated, what should New...

By: VBN Ram | Date: 03 Mar , 2015

There is barely any doubt that India, or for that matter any nation can successfully manoeuvre political intrigues within neighbouring countries (of the type, now occurring in the Maldives) to its...

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