The Cradle
MK Bhadrakumar
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Ambassador MK Bhadrakumar was a career diplomat for three decades in the Indian Foreign Service with multi-year assignments in the former Soviet Union, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey. MK writes extensively on the geopolitics of Eurasia, China, West Asia and US strategies. He is a columnist at The Cradle, writes a popular blog called Indian Punchline, and is a syndicated columnist worldwide.
US-Turkiye brinkmanship won’t reach a point of no return
A conflict of interest between Ankara and Washington over Syria will likely see the two drift apart, with Turkiye aligning more closely with Eurasian powers.
BY MK Bhadrakumar Nov 28, 2022
The UK’s transition from Tweedledee to Tweedledum
Don’t expect Britain’s first Asian prime minister to radically reverse the UK's direction, as he is a pillar of the establishment.
BY MK Bhadrakumar Oct 31, 2022
Oil cuts: A perfect storm in US foreign policy 
The Biden administration’s poor dealings with oil producing countries will have major political and economic ramifications for the west
BY MK Bhadrakumar Oct 11, 2022
Ukraine’s revenge on the West 
As the balance of power shifts again in Ukraine, its reverberations will impact the very unity of the EU project
BY MK Bhadrakumar Oct 05, 2022
Russia, Turkey launch new economic ‘roadmap’
The Putin-Erdogan meeting in Sochi has rapidly accelerated Russian-Turkish economic initiatives and financial ties. These include bypassing western sanctions, integrating money transfers, and trading outside the dollar.
BY MK Bhadrakumar Aug 08, 2022