Massive spending by states on military production and destruction is a criminal waste of resources. The priorities of humanity are the fight against inequality and poverty.
India’s balanced approach to the Russia-Ukraine conflict has provoked the ire of Washington.
For non-alignment to be effective, it cannot be restricted to transactional relationships or mere moral posturing.
We are poor and far from powerful centres of economic and political decision-making. But, we live in the centre of the most important battles—fought from our smallest trenches, communities, neighborhoods, cities, jungles and forests.
The end of “the second great age of globalization” might be upon us.
U.S. pressure on India over its relationship with Russia has revealed the limitations of an “us versus them” foreign policy. But it has also reinforced negative perceptions of the West’s historical relations with India while highlighting the binding ties between Moscow and New Delhi.