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  • With Taliban in Kabul, India’s Pakistan problem just got bigger Sep 07, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    With Taliban in Kabul, India’s Pakistan problem just got bigger

    As Afghanistan under the Taliban will be an extension of Pakistan, India’s Afghanistan policy will now have to be dealt within its complex ties with Pakistan and China as well as domestic politics. Still, a comprehensive understanding of the Taliban may open some avenues for engagement 

  • Five big mistakes the United States made in Afghanistan Aug 17, 2021 02:52 PM IST

    Five big mistakes the United States made in Afghanistan

    These five mistakes waylaid the entire course of action and trapped the US into a toxic cycle of both self-delusion and failure-reinforcing behaviour where corrective action was actively discouraged 

  • Where India went wrong in its approach to the Taliban Aug 05, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    Where India went wrong in its approach to the Taliban

    An Afghanistan policy independent of its Pakistan diplomacy, US geopolitical rivalries and nationalist pressures would serve India better

  • American sanctions on Cuba will hurt the country’s people, not its regime Jul 24, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    American sanctions on Cuba will hurt the country’s people, not its regime

    Even superpowers must learn to live with regimes they dislike.

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar set to visit Russia this week Jul 06, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar set to visit Russia this week

    The external affairs minister is scheduled to hold extensive talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. The annual India-Russia summit was postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Close ties expected to continue under new Israeli PM Naftali Bennett, officials say Jun 14, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    Close ties expected to continue under new Israeli PM Naftali Bennett, officials say

    Unseating Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's Premier for the past 12-years and a self-avowed close friend of India, the new prime ministership has implications for India's trade ties and foreign policy in the larger Middle East, officials say. However, given the current pace of growth in bilateral relations, no significant changes are foreseen currently, they add

  • For Prime Minister Modi, emerging China-US impasse is bad news Mar 20, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    For Prime Minister Modi, emerging China-US impasse is bad news

    Chinese fears and American hubris have generated a geopolitical collision neither side can win. Like most Asian powers, India’s best interests lie in remaining on the sidelines as this struggle unfolds.

  • Biden administration pushes for deeper ties with India, tough stance against China Mar 04, 2021 01:53 PM IST

    Biden administration pushes for deeper ties with India, tough stance against China

    The Biden administration’s first formal guidance on foreign policy calls for revitalising global partnerships to assert USA’s global leadership, reversing the Trump-era’s unilateral approach while maintaining the previous regime’s tough stance towards China

  • Biden holds out hope for multilateralism Feb 26, 2021 09:11 AM IST

    Biden holds out hope for multilateralism

    India will have to play its cards right to make the best use of the new-found global zeal for economic cooperation

  • Biden administration views Quad as having essential momentum and important potential, says official Feb 10, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Biden administration views Quad as having essential momentum and important potential, says official

    The Quad, or the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, is an informal grouping of four countries -- Australia, India, Japan and the United States.

  • PM Modi's vaccine diplomacy is an astute move helping India take leadership in the developing world Jan 25, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    PM Modi's vaccine diplomacy is an astute move helping India take leadership in the developing world

    This also helps us in balancing what China is doing quite effectively, in terms of supplying vaccines and medicines to some countries.

  • Same old, same old: New US government likely to sing old tunes on Afghanistan and Pakistan Jan 23, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    Same old, same old: New US government likely to sing old tunes on Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Looking out at a nation more divided, arguably, than at any time since its Civil War of 1861-1865, President Joseph Biden likely has little inclination to turn his gaze east.

  • Donald Trump's presidency not just a blip in US foreign policy Jan 16, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    Donald Trump's presidency not just a blip in US foreign policy

    US allies aren’t blind to the large constituency of American voters who continue to support outgoing President Donald Trump’s nationalist tendencies and his belief that the United States should stay out of world conflicts.

  • Foreign Affairs | India cultivates geopolitical partnerships in Europe Nov 05, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Foreign Affairs | India cultivates geopolitical partnerships in Europe

    The Foreign Secretary’s interactions in Paris, Berlin and London showed that New Delhi is now positioning itself as a reliable geopolitical partner of Europe

  • How US funds reach the terror groups it fights Jul 30, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    How US funds reach the terror groups it fights

    It’s going to take dedicated effort and sustained investigation by various US government agencies to understand, isolate and prosecute Islamists who claim to represent all American Muslims and dominate the discourse

  • A Chinese elephant in the India-Nepal room May 27, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    A Chinese elephant in the India-Nepal room

    To keep Nepal on its side is in India’s interests, especially in the face of a rising Chinese presence in South Asia. This presence is not just economic and military, but increasingly involves strong political commitment

  • Akhilesh Yadav blames 'failed' foreign policy for India-Nepal row May 21, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Akhilesh Yadav blames 'failed' foreign policy for India-Nepal row

    The former UP chief minister was apparently referring to eruption of tensions between the two countries after India inaugurated a strategic road in Uttarakhand to Lipulekh Pass earlier this month.

  • NAM Summit | PM Narendra Modi stresses India’s positive role and calls for global co-operation May 08, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    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

  • Policy | Indian foreign policy’s changing calculus Nov 28, 2019 04:24 PM IST

    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.

  • Politics | India must create and lead a new regional grouping to replace Quad Jun 12, 2019 11:31 AM IST

    Politics | India must create and lead a new regional grouping to replace Quad

    While there is a lack of clarity on the policy towards China from other Quad members, such as Australia, there is a more legitimate reason for India to abandon Quad than Chinese displeasure — the objective of ensuring better Chinese behaviour in the region.

  • Mike Pompeo to deliver major policy speech on India and US in Indo-Pacific Jun 08, 2019 11:42 AM IST

    Mike Pompeo to deliver major policy speech on India and US in Indo-Pacific

    This will be Pompeo's major foreign policy speech on India.

  • Rising India | Modi must build on foreign policy success May 24, 2019 02:28 PM IST

    Rising India | Modi must build on foreign policy success

    In his first term, Modi had succeeded in articulating a global role for India as a leading player in the international system, one which shapes global rules and is not merely a rule-taker. In his second term, he should be focusing more on how to operationalise this idea into concrete policy outcomes.

  • Opinion | IAF downs Pak F-16: Will US share details with India? Apr 11, 2019 09:53 AM IST

    Opinion | IAF downs Pak F-16: Will US share details with India?

    As things stand India has a strong circumstantial case but it remains circumstantial. Actual evidence of IAF downing a Pakistani F-16 depends on whether or not the US is willing to share evidence of the shoot down. This is unlikely to happen.

  • Donald Trump makes major foreign policy achievements in first 500 days: WH Jun 05, 2018 11:07 AM IST

    Donald Trump makes major foreign policy achievements in first 500 days: WH

    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that since taking office, the US president has strengthened American leadership, security, prosperity and accountability.

  • 'India needs comprehensive framework on various issues': Foreign policy expert Sep 16, 2017 09:45 AM IST

    'India needs comprehensive framework on various issues': Foreign policy expert

    Raja Mohan said assumptions such as USA would always be the world order; the rise of China can be curtailed; globalisation is here to stay and west's dominance in the Indian sub-continent, have been challenged.

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