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.

    Syria’s Sad Predicament

    Is it a matter of such transcendental importance to keep Assad in power or remove him even at the cost of the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Syrians and the displacement of half of the country’s total population?

    October 14, 2016

    Syria: The Cease-Fire that was and wasn’t

    The Kerry-Lavrov agreement did not work because those who had to cease fire were not willing to abide by it.

    September 23, 2016

    An Assessment of President Obama’s Foreign Policy

    If the history of the world is the world’s court of justice, history will rate Obama, the 44th President of the United States, among the top ten of the holders of that high office.

    September 08, 2016

    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

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