Dacca blues

Dacca blues

A fourth term for Sheikh Hasina carries hidden dangers.... Continue Reading »

Make-believe

Make-believe

It is perilous to pretend that China is not India’s strategic competitor.... Continue Reading »

Kabul & Kashmir

Kabul & Kashmir

How do you limit the fallout from the coming US withdrawal from Afghanistan?... Continue Reading »

PMs & Pakistan

PMs & Pakistan

Relations with the western neighbour and adversary have come a long way.... Continue Reading »

Trump’s legacy

Trump’s legacy

History will be kinder to the US president than most imagine.... Continue Reading »

Lost

Lost

The army’s land warfare doctrine leaves much to be desired.... Continue Reading »

Project democracy

Project democracy

Spreading the liberal order in South Asia is a necessary Indian counter for China.... Continue Reading »

Brigandage

Brigandage

China has given a foretaste of what to expect if it rules the world.... Continue Reading »

Negativism

Negativism

Could we get more creative with Pakistan in 2019?... Continue Reading »

2019

2019

It is the economy or nothing for India going forward.... Continue Reading »

Second Cold War?

Second Cold War?

The world seems headed to a division between liberal-democratic and totalitarian blocs.... Continue Reading »

Turning full circle?

Turning full circle?

The US finally admits to a stalemated Afghan war.... Continue Reading »

Major Power-lite

Major Power-lite

There are limits to Chinese expansionism.... Continue Reading »

Raising the tide

Raising the tide

Pakistan stands to benefit from India’s growth and prosperity.... Continue Reading »

The fall

The fall

It’s down to begging for a bilateral with Donald Trump.... Continue Reading »

Winds of change?

Winds of change?

The Pakistan army seems keener than ever for peace with India.... Continue Reading »

Stirring the pot

Stirring the pot

At a time when elections are nearly impossible to hold in Jammu and Kashmir, it is madness to dissolve the assembly.... Continue Reading »

The Saudi elephant

The Saudi elephant

Riyadh holds the key to US success in Afghanistan.... Continue Reading »

New opening

New opening

Moderating Iran and Saudi Arabia have just become possible.... Continue Reading »

Containment strategy

Containment strategy

The United States must effect a course correction to limit China.... Continue Reading »

Ruinous Hindutva

Ruinous Hindutva

India’s best chance with geopolitics is to keep it fair and pragmatic.... Continue Reading »

On track

On track

Even if Donald Trump does not return in 2020, his geopolitical and geo-economic policies are likely to continue.... Continue Reading »

Afghan strategy

Afghan strategy

Clarity must undergird India’s unofficial engagement of the Taliban.... Continue Reading »

Force, counterforce

Force, counterforce

There is more to a country’s deterrence capacity than acquiring a nominal second strike capability.... Continue Reading »

End of days?

End of days?

What’s common between India, Iran and Pakistan?... Continue Reading »