Self-fulfilling prophecy

Self-fulfilling prophecy

Kashmir’s union with India hangs by a very slender thread.... Continue Reading »

INF treaty & China

INF treaty & China

The United States is embarked on a new missile race in the Asia Pacific.... Continue Reading »

Let it be

Let it be

Don’t tamper with Kashmir’s special status; win hearts and minds.... Continue Reading »

Time and tide

Time and tide

Like it or not, the United States is India’s best bet.... Continue Reading »

Overstretch?

Overstretch?

Weak at home, it may not help China to project power overseas.... Continue Reading »

No place to hide

No place to hide

Kashmir requires statesmanship on the part of India and Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

Walk into my parlour

Walk into my parlour

China is weaving its web around India.... Continue Reading »

Parivar economics

Parivar economics

India is on the slippery slope towards decline.... Continue Reading »

Get serious

Get serious

Do not underestimate Donald Trump’s resolve for balanced trade.... Continue Reading »

Dalai Lama & India

Dalai Lama & India

China cannot compel this country to accept its chosen leader of Tibetan Buddhism.... Continue Reading »

Sri Lanka & Great Powers

Sri Lanka & Great Powers

India has not thought through its options on the island nation.... Continue Reading »

Stumbling in Kashmir

Stumbling in Kashmir

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan will prove difficult for India to handle.... Continue Reading »

Bahi khata syndrome

Bahi khata syndrome

India faces economic ruin... Continue Reading »

Panic attack

Panic attack

What’s behind China’s sudden demand for US tariffs removal for a trade deal?... Continue Reading »

Perils of failure

Perils of failure

Ad hoc policies without any basis in grand strategy will lead India down.... Continue Reading »

Coup de grace

Coup de grace

For its own good, India speedily must resolve trade differences with the United States.... Continue Reading »

Course correction

Course correction

India can no longer oppose US demands to open the economy.... Continue Reading »

The Afghan flux

The Afghan flux

India stands isolated as US troops prepare to withdraw.... Continue Reading »

Business as politics

Business as politics

Donald Trump has turned the power game on its head.... Continue Reading »

Trade, don’t fight

Trade, don’t fight

New Delhi and Washington need to get to the negotiating table fast.... Continue Reading »

Changing Pakistan

Changing Pakistan

Although he will stay, Imran Khan’s utility for the army is over.... Continue Reading »

Strongmen & ruin

Strongmen & ruin

Otto von Bismarck and Deng Xiaoping left their countries fatally unprepared for democracy.... Continue Reading »

Ducks in a row

Ducks in a row

One of the worst national-security nightmares is a sinking economy, and India is there.... Continue Reading »

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Maithripala Sirisena and Recep Erdogan are leading their countries into one crisis after another.... Continue Reading »

Saving the economy

Saving the economy

High level trade talks with the United States can no longer be delayed.... Continue Reading »