Trust in deterrence

Trust in deterrence

An ABM shield is a mirage.... Continue Reading »

Dubious nationalism

Dubious nationalism

The Narendra Modi government has distracted India from the pursuit of true and effective geopolitics.... Continue Reading »

A Russian tragedy

A Russian tragedy

History has conspired to keep Russia authoritarian.... Continue Reading »

Peace & the Pak army

Peace & the Pak army

General Bajwa proposal deserves serious consideration here.... Continue Reading »

The trap

The trap

Beware of US designs to flatter India to confront China.... Continue Reading »

Kim & China

Kim & China

The Chinese leadership faces the greatest test since the Korean War.... Continue Reading »

Geo-economics it is

Geo-economics it is

The only way India can come into its own is by unleashing the entrepreneurial genius of its masses.... Continue Reading »

Squaring with China

Squaring with China

India has to settle diplomatically with its northern Great Power neighbour.... Continue Reading »

Poor show

Poor show

Narendra Modi is straining geopolitics with his ludicrous allegation of Pakistani interference in the Gujarat elections.... Continue Reading »

O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem

Donald Trump has dug the United States into a geopolitical hole.... Continue Reading »

Knowing the adversary

Knowing the adversary

The Pakistan army partly derives its power and standing from its intimacy with world powers.... Continue Reading »

Balancer America

Balancer America

In decline, the United States would be sensible to emulate Great Britain after the Napoleonic Wars.... Continue Reading »

Trumpery

Trumpery

The United States will escape lightly if the rest of the world can convince Kim Jong-un to peacefully retire with his nuclear weapons.... Continue Reading »

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 8

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 8

Deterrence guarantees India’s security. But the services are obsessed with conventional arms. Concluding the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 7

India’s geopolitical crisis - 7

There is much to recommend in Non-Alignment as grand strategy. Part seven of the series.... Continue Reading »

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 6

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 6

The economy is in peril. Part 6 of the series.... Continue Reading »

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 5

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 5

Communalism undermines foreign policy. Part 5 of the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 4

India’s geopolitical crisis - 4

Domestic political fragmentation is impeding geopolitics. Part 4 of the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 3

India’s geopolitical crisis - 3

Understanding China is key to friendly relations. Part 3 of the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 2

India’s geopolitical crisis - 2

The Narendra Modi government is pitting India against China at the behest of transactional America. Part 2 of a series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 1

India’s geopolitical crisis - 1

The resolution of the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan is critical to the country’s growth and sustained international standing.... Continue Reading »

Steep learning curve

Steep learning curve

Xi has outclassed Trump.... Continue Reading »

Autodestruct

Autodestruct

The Saudi crown prince is hurtling the Arab kingdom to disaster.... Continue Reading »

Korean nationalism

Korean nationalism

Going after Kim Jong-un is dangerous.... Continue Reading »

Fingers crossed

Fingers crossed

Hope does not float as Donald Trump heads east.... Continue Reading »