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 »

On the cusp?

On the cusp?

The Aasia Bibi judgement could transform Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

Thuggery in Lanka

Thuggery in Lanka

As always, India has messed up in its backyard.... Continue Reading »

Parvenu policies

Parvenu policies

Militancy has returned to Srinagar.... Continue Reading »

Rustics at the helm

Rustics at the helm

The usefulness of the Indian NSA’s office is in doubt.... Continue Reading »

Arms race

Arms race

Another masterstroke from Donald Trump has Russia and China reeling.... Continue Reading »

Turf war

Turf war

Infighting has added to India’s geopolitical drift.... Continue Reading »

Without abashment

Without abashment

US power will grow after 4 November.... Continue Reading »

True measure

True measure

The truth is that India is nowhere close to being a balancer.... Continue Reading »

To kingdom come

To kingdom come

The Jamal Khashoggi murder could transform Saudi Arabia.... Continue Reading »

Outsourced?

Outsourced?

It’s bizarre that the Russian envoy here should speak for India on US secondary sanctions.... Continue Reading »

Undermining the Middle Kingdom

Undermining the Middle Kingdom

Donald Trump has set out to contain China.... Continue Reading »

Trump’s way

Trump’s way

Geo-economics is the future.... Continue Reading »

Not guns

Not guns

At a time of economic crisis, it is scandalous to splurge on weapons.... Continue Reading »

Deadly drift

Deadly drift

J and K needs an elected government at the earliest.... Continue Reading »

Reforms 2.0

Reforms 2.0

An FTA with the United States could change the complexion of the Indian economy.... Continue Reading »

Zero instinct

Zero instinct

The ascent of Imran Khan would have opened magical opportunities for a statesman like A. B. Vajpayee.... Continue Reading »

Soldier on

Soldier on

The US example should instruct India that the best is yet to come.... Continue Reading »

Foreign policy & 2019

Foreign policy & 2019

The RSS chief has set the cat among the pigeons.... Continue Reading »