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Foreign Affairs | India is still the most promising game in town

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Foreign Affairs | India is still the most promising game in town

India’s ‘all-in’ engagement has ensured that when the chips were down, the world put its money on an Indian recovery. India’s next challenge would be to create an enabling framework that would allow the world to partner in its inevitable economic growth and resurgence

The big 5G question before India

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The big 5G question before India

A final decision on allowing Huawei to build India’s 5G networks remains an open one. The government’s position on Huawei has changed from initial divergence to pronounced caution. The government’s changed position is reflected in how it is viewing the issue with a security lens now

Shinzo Abe leaves behind a deep imprint on India-Japan ties

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Shinzo Abe leaves behind a deep imprint on India-Japan ties

For India, Abe will remain a very special Japanese leader. His fondness for India and his vision for India-Japan ties have been central to his vision of the Indo-Pacific

Realities shaping India-US ties go beyond Kamala Harris’ lineage

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Realities shaping India-US ties go beyond Kamala Harris’ lineage

Tom-tomming Kamala Harris’ Indian lineage does justice neither to India’s own aspirations, nor to Harris who has never been shy of identifying herself first and foremost as Black

By turning the spotlight on Hong Kong, India can put global pressure on China

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By turning the spotlight on Hong Kong, India can put global pressure on China

India’s Hong Kong move has been noticed the world over, and Indian policy makers should use this moment in global politics to put China on notice

Trump’s visa ban | It's politics over economics

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Trump’s visa ban | It's politics over economics

India, in all likelihood, will downplay this move of the Trump administration. It can only hope that the US will eventually take into account the long-term benefits of H-1B visa for its own competitiveness and technological superiority

India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication

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India-Nepal ties cannot be left to the vagaries of miscommunication

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli has upped the ante by being undiplomatic at a time when diplomacy should have been the channel between Nepal and India. New Delhi, too, has not managed the episode well

NAM Summit | PM Narendra Modi stresses India’s positive role and calls for global co-operation

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NAM Summit | PM Narendra Modi stresses India’s positive role and calls for global co-operation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has effectively used platforms available to India to make a case that instead of nations becoming more and more inward looking, global engagement should be the norm

FDI Policy | India finally bites the Chinese bullet

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FDI Policy | India finally bites the Chinese bullet

India’s response is part of a worldwide trend where Chinese predatory trade practices and weaponisation of trade has generated an intense backlash. COVID-19 has just accelerated this process

COVID-19 | An ineffectual G-20 in a crisis-ridden world

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COVID-19 | An ineffectual G-20 in a crisis-ridden world

Even in this age of pandemic, global coordination remains a commodity in short supply as political considerations continue to shape national responses.

Politics | The Afghan deal is a delicate balance

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Politics | The Afghan deal is a delicate balance

The next 14 months will be crucial for the deal, during which the talks between the Taliban and Kabul need to fructify and peace must prevail. India could be more proactive in its Afghan policy.

Politics | How India-US ties have blossomed under Modi and Trump

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Politics | How India-US ties have blossomed under Modi and Trump

India-US ties remain robust and it is not an exaggeration to say that they have the potential to become the “defining partnership” within this century.

Politics | Challenges aplenty in front of post-Brexit Britain

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Politics | Challenges aplenty in front of post-Brexit Britain

The United Kingdom has entered uncharted waters and its global interlocutors would be hoping that it resolves its problems with the European Union sooner rather than later.

Politics | India’s options in the midst of rising US-Iran tension

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Politics | India’s options in the midst of rising US-Iran tension

It is important for India that the Gulf region remains stable and a military conflict wouldn’t serve its interests. India also have extensive trade, investment, security and people-to-people ties with countries in the region.

Politics | Impeachment will further embolden Donald Trump

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Politics | Impeachment will further embolden Donald Trump

A hyper partisan impeachment process is likely to further polarise an already divided American polity where the middle ground seems to have completely disappeared.

Politics | Will Britain break the Brexit logjam?

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Politics | Will Britain break the Brexit logjam?

This in the ultimate analysis is the Brexit election and so the choice for the British electorate will be between Boris Johnson who is promising to deliver Brexit by January 31 and Jeremy Corbyn who will negotiate a new Brexit deal and then grant a new EU referendum.

Politics | Pakistan’s polity in turbulence

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Politics | Pakistan’s polity in turbulence

The Pakistani military might now try to focus on India so as to resurrect its diminishing credentials, especially as General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be under pressure. He will have to prove his worth by making sure the regional security environment deteriorates.

Policy | Indian foreign policy’s changing calculus

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Policy | Indian foreign policy’s changing calculus

Indian foreign policy is changing and will continue to evolve not only because the global environment is changing more rapidly than ever, but also because India is changing.

RCEP | India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific

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RCEP | India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific

India needs to do a more convincing job as a beneficial strategic partner of ASEAN by boosting its domestic economic reforms agenda, enhancing regional connectivity, and increasing its presence in regional institutions. ASEAN too should be more specific in its expectations from New Delhi.

Politics | New energy in India-Saudi Arabia ties

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Politics | New energy in India-Saudi Arabia ties

India and Saudi Arabia are re-defining their foreign policy priorities: For New Delhi, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states are becoming key interlocutors in the Middle East. For Riyadh, India is one of the eight major powers with which it wants to forge strategic partnerships as part of its Vision 2030.

Politics | British Parliament deadlock leaves Brexit in purgatory

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Politics | British Parliament deadlock leaves Brexit in purgatory

Boris Johnson has succeeded in breaking the logjam in British Parliament on the deal by presenting a solution which has now much greater traction than ever before. However, that’s just not enough in overseeing Brexit.

Politics | Wuhan Spirit or Chennai Connect, New Delhi must prepare to secure its interests

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Politics | Wuhan Spirit or Chennai Connect, New Delhi must prepare to secure its interests

As India becomes a more proactive player in the international order and China’s troubles with the rest of the world continue to grow, Beijing will target New Delhi even more pointedly.

Foreign Affairs | Balancing Powers, Modi Style

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Foreign Affairs | Balancing Powers, Modi Style

If China has a long-term strategy of containing India within South Asia, then India can just as easily adopt a strategy of challenging China’s core interests. And India is trying to do this by building solid partnerships with other major powers like the US.

Brexit | Boris Johnson is stuck in a labyrinth of his own making

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Brexit | Boris Johnson is stuck in a labyrinth of his own making

British polity is undergoing a churn unlike any in recent history and it will end up reshaping the nation’s political texture. Whether British politicians are ready for this change is a different matter altogether.

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