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K. P. Fabian

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.

The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

July 20, 2016
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.

The Chilcot Report on Blair and the War on Iraq

July 11, 2016

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.

BREXIT: Complications, Repercussions, and Implications

July 01, 2016
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

The Impact of World War I on the Arab World Today

June 17, 2016
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.

The Half-Forgotten War in Yemen

May 06, 2016
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.

Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

May 02, 2016
Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

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

Will the EU-Turkey Deal Work?

March 23, 2016
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.

Chasing a mirage in Munich?

February 18, 2016
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.

Syria’s Unending Tragedy

February 10, 2016
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.

2011 Revolution in Egypt: Five Years Later

February 03, 2016
2011 Revolution in Egypt: Five Years Later

It will be wrong to conclude that Egypt will remain unfree for too long. Did Napoleon’s accession to power put an end to the French Revolution?

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