On guard

On guard

Russia is likely behind Pakistan’s peace overtures to India for its own selfish reasons.... Continue Reading »

Strong & silent

Strong & silent

India needs to become quieter about its strategic intent and capability.... Continue Reading »

Future tense

Future tense

Unless there is a turnaround, 2017 augurs poorly for India in the strategic domain.... Continue Reading »

Home & the world

Home & the world

Rather than wait for US-Russia closeness to counter China, India should seek an alliance with Japan.... Continue Reading »

All bad

All bad

Russia and Iran are tempting fate by seeking to prop up the Taliban as a counter to the Islamic State.... Continue Reading »

Looming threats

Looming threats

The government must do more to counter China.... Continue Reading »

Failed President

Failed President

The consequences of Barack Obama’s inability to lead should serve as lessons to other heads of government.... Continue Reading »

Grand strategy

Grand strategy

India has to plot its way to the top.... Continue Reading »

Watch the dragon

Watch the dragon

As relations sink with the US, China may target India as a budding American defence partner.... Continue Reading »

Pakistan & peace

Pakistan & peace

The key lies with the army.... Continue Reading »

After Sushma

After Sushma

India needs a working Foreign Minister right away.... Continue Reading »

The world of Trump

The world of Trump

A correction of Chinese global power seems increasingly likely from which India could benefit.... Continue Reading »

Modi’s burden

Modi’s burden

As the post-Cold War order collapses, India faces an acute leadership deficit.... Continue Reading »

Come together

Come together

Demonetization should unite the political establishment and not divide it.... Continue Reading »

The new chief

The new chief

Peace and moderation must inform the Pakistan army’s collective leadership.... Continue Reading »

Risks & confidence

Risks & confidence

Fearless Narendra Modi faces his big test now.... Continue Reading »

Trump & the Ayatollahs

Trump & the Ayatollahs

Barack Obama’s successor has a chance to be a historic President.... Continue Reading »

Indira & Modi

Indira & Modi

There is really no basis for comparing the two Prime Ministers.... Continue Reading »

Modi & demonetization

Modi & demonetization

This is the last chance to rid the country of black money.... Continue Reading »

Clever, clever

Clever, clever

Don’t trust Pakistan’s call for peace talks.... Continue Reading »

Games of nations

Games of nations

The Indo-Japanese nuclear deal points to bigger things.... Continue Reading »

Decline & fall

Decline & fall

China is tempting fate.... Continue Reading »

India & Trump

India & Trump

Indo-US relations will grow with a proper understanding of the impulses of the new American administration.... Continue Reading »

Power & hubris

Power & hubris

There is a lot to learn from why Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher became such hated figures.... Continue Reading »

OROP & populism

OROP & populism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves credit for commencing the enhanced military pension scheme.... Continue Reading »