The great American retreat

American president Harry S Truman, when asked about the major achievement o f his presidency, replied, “We totally defeated our enemies and then brought them back to the community of nations”. America has traditionally taken more pride in…

The Dragon awakes

Sir Halford Mackinder, an English geographer, wrote in his famous paper Geographical Pivot of History, “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World Island; who rules the World Island commands the…