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.
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
With eye on the CIA, Moscow cracks the whip at Israel 
The Jewish Agency is Israel's life source and the Kremlin shut it down this month. The fallout may be a measurable schism between Moscow and Tel Aviv, in which the latter has a lot to lose.
By MK Bhadrakumar Jul 25, 2022
Imran Khan rewrites Pakistan’s political history
Against the odds and powerful rivals pitted against him, former PM Khan’s win in Punjab elections is a victory for democracy and Pakistan's sovereignty
By MK Bhadrakumar Jul 18, 2022
Putin revs up Russia’s consequential ties with Iran, Turkey
All eyes will be on Iran's Astana Summit next week, as geopolitical events accelerate Moscow’s drive to boost relations with Tehran and Ankara
By MK Bhadrakumar Jul 14, 2022
Turkey and NATO: a vital alliance, with limits
With deepening global polarization, can Ankara retain its foreign policy autonomy within NATO?
By MK Bhadrakumar Jul 04, 2022