K. P. Fabian

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  • K. P. Fabian retired from the Indian Foreign Service in 2000, when he was ambassador to Italy and PR to UN. His book Commonsense on War on Iraq was published in 2003.

    Whither Turkey?

    Turkey is going where President Erdogan wants to take it to, as those who do not agree with him are too intimidated to stand in his way.

    August 17, 2016

    The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

    The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

    Erdogan and Gulen were allies until 2013 when a corruption scandal erupted and Gulen’s followers in the judiciary and police investigated ministers and officials close to Erdogan.

    July 20, 2016

    The Chilcot Report on Blair and the War on Iraq

    One cannot say that Chilcot has come up with any startling or original insight. But it is useful to have solid documentary evidence in a consolidated form for the conclusions generally accepted.

    July 11, 2016

    BREXIT: Complications, Repercussions, and Implications

    BREXIT: Complications, Repercussions, and Implications

    Just as Pandora opened the box she was warned not to open, Cameron went for a referendum that common sense would have told him not to go for, or to do it later

    July 01, 2016

    The Impact of World War I on the Arab World Today

    The Impact of World War I on the Arab World Today

    The military campaigns waged during the war and the political arrangements entered into immediately thereafter created the Arab world as it exists today as well as the problems it continues to confront.

    June 17, 2016

    The Half-Forgotten War in Yemen

    War in Yemen

    For Yemen, known in antiquity as Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia), there is much sorrow in store as of now. The Romans used to contrast Arabia Felix with Arabia Deserta.

    May 06, 2016

    Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

    Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

    When can we expect to see Libya having a single government and starting the daunting journey towards democracy?

    May 02, 2016

    Will the EU-Turkey Deal Work?

    Will the EU-Turkey Deal Work?

    The only effective way to stop the flow of refugees is for Turkey to confiscate all boats or use brute force to prevent Syrians from going to the coast.

    March 23, 2016

    Chasing a mirage in Munich?

    Chasing a mirage in Munich?

    The Munich deal, abortive though it is, proves that Russia, by engaging militarily in a substantive manner, has placed itself at a decidedly advantageous place at the negotiating table as compared to the United States.

    February 18, 2016

    Syria’s Unending Tragedy

    Syria’s Unending Tragedy

    Syria’s plight is likely to get worse before it gets better. More Syrians will be killed and the powers that be do not care.

    February 10, 2016

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