Oct 18, 2021 09:51 AM IST
A simple explanation is that Xi has emerged as a very strong leader and does not need to worry about immediate political repercussions for his decisions. But prominent voices also say he faces challenges from within the Communist Party
- Sep 07, 2021 12:20 PM IST
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
- Aug 17, 2021 02:52 PM IST
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
- Aug 05, 2021 09:52 AM IST
An Afghanistan policy independent of its Pakistan diplomacy, US geopolitical rivalries and nationalist pressures would serve India better
- Feb 26, 2021 09:11 AM IST
India will have to play its cards right to make the best use of the new-found global zeal for economic cooperation
- Jan 25, 2021 02:36 PM IST
This also helps us in balancing what China is doing quite effectively, in terms of supplying vaccines and medicines to some countries.
- Nov 05, 2020 12:55 PM IST
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
- Jul 30, 2020 03:00 PM IST
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
- May 27, 2020 02:05 PM IST
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
- May 08, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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
- Nov 28, 2019 04:24 PM IST
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.
- Jun 12, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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.
- May 24, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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.
- Apr 11, 2019 09:53 AM IST
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.