Strategic autonomy

Strategic autonomy

India is dealing with the menace in the neighbourhood on its own. No Great Power can limit India’s policy actions.... Continue Reading »

Mind games

Mind games

Shiv Shankar Menon does an awful job of defending the UPA’s failed counterterrorism policy.... Continue Reading »

India & Japan

India & Japan

An Indo-Japanese alliance can be an effective bulwark against authoritarian China.... Continue Reading »

At a crossroads

At a crossroads

China has to reinvent itself to remain a Great Power.... Continue Reading »

Democracy versus the rest

Democracy versus the rest

India has history on its side as it encounters Chinese aggression.... Continue Reading »

Freedom & democracy

Freedom & democracy

Public opinion is the final arbiter of nationalism and patriotism.... Continue Reading »

Who dares wins

Who dares wins

India has to fight China and Pakistan alone. That is the challenge.... Continue Reading »

After BRICS

After BRICS

India and Russia need to re-imagine their relationship.... Continue Reading »

Gathering storm

Gathering storm

The military should be left alone to fulfil its tasks.... Continue Reading »

The die is cast

The die is cast

China and Pakistan cannot tolerate India’s rapid rise under Narendra Modi.... Continue Reading »

China syndrome - 2

China syndrome - 2

India has worthwhile levers against its northern adversary.... Continue Reading »

Undo Pakistan - 5

Undo Pakistan - 5

The terrorist state is showing cracks.... Continue Reading »

China syndrome

China syndrome

The Uri attack carries Chinese fingerprints.... Continue Reading »

Undo Pakistan - 4

Undo Pakistan - 4

The Baluch should not become strategic pawns.... Continue Reading »

Undo Pakistan - 3

Undo Pakistan - 3

The surgical strike is a first step in a long campaign.... Continue Reading »

Buffer states

Buffer states

Iran and Afghanistan are marked out for great roles.... Continue Reading »

Without a future

Without a future

The Congress party is heeding M. K. Gandhi’s wish to become nonexistent.... Continue Reading »

Post Uri

Post Uri

These are testing times for India.... Continue Reading »

Undo Pakistan - 2

Undo Pakistan - 2

Diplomatic charities are scarcely the solution to terrorism.... Continue Reading »

Undo Pakistan

Undo Pakistan

Uri demands classical revenge.... Continue Reading »

The immortal state

The immortal state

A ruling party succeeds when it manages and moulds the opposition to its vision.... Continue Reading »

Family drama

Family drama

It will take everything Mulayam Singh Yadav has got to avert a split in his clan.... Continue Reading »

Friends & enemies

Friends & enemies

It is a pity that Nitish Kumar did not choose his ally as sensibly as Mehbooba Mufti did.... Continue Reading »

Trump & commonsense

Trump & commonsense

The United States needs a President who is an outsider to Washington.... Continue Reading »

Congress versus dynasty

Congress versus dynasty

The Nehru-Gandhis are finished as a driving force of politics.... Continue Reading »