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  • Despite Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie, India improves ties with Palestine Jul 11, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    Despite Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie, India improves ties with Palestine

    Under Modi 1.0 and Modi 2.0, there have been many firsts in the India-Palestine bilateral. Delinking its ties with Palestine from the larger Israel-Palestine conflict, India has since been pursuing its ties with both countries on parallel tracks

  • Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat Jul 10, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat

    Kuwait’s desire to cut excessive reliance on foreign workers is as old as the hills. Whenever these objectives have come face-to-face with the realities of Kuwait’s job market, which is skewed in favour of expatriates, these proposals have fallen by the wayside

  • By turning the spotlight on Hong Kong, India can put global pressure on China Jul 10, 2020 11:13 AM IST

    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

  • Mass return of Indian expats from Kuwait is a storm in a teacup Jul 10, 2020 09:03 AM IST

    Mass return of Indian expats from Kuwait is a storm in a teacup

    Labour market nationalisation drives in West Asian countries started decades ago, but none have achieved set targets — on the contrary, the proportion of expats has increased in this time

  • The Hong Kong crisis reflects China’s hegemonic ambitions Jul 09, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    The Hong Kong crisis reflects China’s hegemonic ambitions

    With deeper economic integration of Hong Kong, China will have the advantage of having two major financial centres: Shanghai and Hong Kong. This gives it an advantage in global financial markets by challenging US supremacy in the financial sphere

  • Turbulence in Hong Kong could open a window of opportunity for India Jul 08, 2020 09:23 AM IST

    Turbulence in Hong Kong could open a window of opportunity for India

    India must grab this opportunity to become a successful ‘trade diversion’ market for rerouting trade from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom

  • China’s political adventurism will economically hit Hong Kong Jul 06, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    China’s political adventurism will economically hit Hong Kong

    Does Hong Kong remain a dream destination for global capital, manufacturing, and services? Probably the large-scale protests, layoffs, and Sinification of Hong Kong hold the answer

  • Has Hong Kong’s status as a global city come to an end? Jul 06, 2020 09:43 AM IST

    Has Hong Kong’s status as a global city come to an end?

    With the National Security Law coming into effect in Hong Kong, the special status it enjoys under US law will be affected. Beijing, however, is determined to nip the Hong Kong movement in the bud

  • As India picks a side against China, geopolitics changes forever Jun 30, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    As India picks a side against China, geopolitics changes forever

    As long as a dictatorial Chinese regime is in power, India cannot return to status quo ante. This is a new situation for the foreign policy establishment, but India has the confidence, flexibility and creativity to influence world affairs for the good of all

  • Emperor Xi reinvents Chinese Checkers: Only CPC wins Jun 30, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Emperor Xi reinvents Chinese Checkers: Only CPC wins

    For too long, Delhi has been hesitant to impose costs for Beijing’s military adventurism, preferring instead to settle matters diplomatically. In doing so, India has failed to realise that while Xi Jinping’s China is irrational, it is not an entirely unpredictable actor

  • India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing Jun 30, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing

    India must strengthen ties with EU as Europe is shifting its approach towards an assertive China

  • Before boycotting China, India needs to build better economic ties with other countries Jun 29, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    Before boycotting China, India needs to build better economic ties with other countries

    Boosting trade and investment opportunities with countries such as Taiwan could help in weaning India from its economic dependency on China

  • Needed: Clearer communication on the Galwan face-off Jun 25, 2020 09:31 AM IST

    Needed: Clearer communication on the Galwan face-off

    The government can do better in conveying its positions and against an adversary that has the well-oiled propaganda apparatus and diplomatic presence and resources across the world.

  • Opinion | Estimating Chinese casualties in Galwan Jun 24, 2020 04:55 PM IST

    Opinion | Estimating Chinese casualties in Galwan

    Going by the displacement of ambulances and helicopters on the Chinese side, the number could be as low as 16 and as high as 96 casualties. It is, however, impossible to say how many of these resulted in fatalities

  • India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy Jun 24, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    India-China border tension | A peek into China’s forceful brand of diplomacy

    While China brags about a shared dream and prosperity, the spectre of rancour it puts on display threatens self-inflicting damage

  • Trump’s visa ban | It's politics over economics Jun 24, 2020 08:19 AM IST

    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

  • Why a complete boycott of Chinese goods is not possible Jun 23, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Why a complete boycott of Chinese goods is not possible

    Currently China’s presence in the Indian market is huge, and we cannot — at least for the moment — wish it away. What is required are structural reforms and appropriate policy interventions across sectors

  • Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis? Jun 23, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Is China facing a Xi Jinping-Li Keqiang rivalry amidst a job crisis?

    Xi Jinping would not want Li Keqiang, who has experience in tackling the 2009 H1N1 virus outbreak, to garner an image as the hero of the current COVID-19 crisis. This is why Xi’s allies are picking holes in Li’s call to revive the stall economy

  • John Bolton unmasks Donald Trump: Can India count on the US President? Jun 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    John Bolton unmasks Donald Trump: Can India count on the US President?

    Donald Trump’s get-tough-with-China policy is apparently tied to his re-election, swinging between China’s inclination to buy more US farm products and getting tough with China after the pandemic

  • China’s insecurities have played out in Ladakh Jun 19, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    China’s insecurities have played out in Ladakh

    It is no secret that the growing Chinese belligerence along the LAC owes in large part to Beijing’s exaggerated jitters at India’s efforts to build logistical infrastructure in the region

  • History shows that India cannot risk lowering its guard against China Jun 18, 2020 03:17 PM IST

    History shows that India cannot risk lowering its guard against China

    Right from the 1950s, China’s actions have let down India’s trust and efforts to maintain good neighbourly ties

  • What are India’s military options against China? Jun 18, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    What are India’s military options against China?

    As India contemplates its options, which present significant challenges, China would be mistaken in thinking that those challenges will serve as an absolute self-deterrent for India

  • India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China Jun 17, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    India-China border tension | Beijing's power projection comes at a wrong time for China

    China is staring at a multi-front crisis emanating from a global anti-Beijing regrouping, a resurgent India and its own unstable domestic affairs with a slowing economy and soaring unemployment

  • India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan Jun 15, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    India must join hands with Central Asia for peace in Afghanistan

    India will find more common ground with the CARs regarding Afghanistan than with any other country/group. This will also reduce Pakistan’s influence

  • India-China Ties | Incessant problems and the mirage of peace Jun 10, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    India-China Ties | Incessant problems and the mirage of peace

    Though incursions have been a part of India-China border management, in recent times they have become more aggressive

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