Perils of failure

Perils of failure

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

Strongmen & ruin

Strongmen & ruin

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

Perils of fanaticism

Perils of fanaticism

The collapse of the Third Reich and the ruin of Germany hold lessons for India.... Continue Reading »

More PR

More PR

The Benares summit is unlikely to power ahead China-India relations.... Continue Reading »

Keeping the peace

Keeping the peace

Place your bets on geo-economics.... Continue Reading »

Detente

Detente

The Chinese threat should bring the United States and Russia together.... Continue Reading »

Hara-kiri

Hara-kiri

Venezuela and Iran present tougher challenges for US foreign policy than anyone reckons.... Continue Reading »

Give and take

Give and take

India has to meet the United States at least halfway on trade.... Continue Reading »

1962?

1962?

China’s economic woes may compel foreign misadventures on its part.... Continue Reading »

Steep price

Steep price

There’s more to Pakistani terrorism than Masood Azhar.... Continue Reading »

Half-light

Half-light

China seems to be picking up where the Simla Talks left.... Continue Reading »

Green-eyed monster

Green-eyed monster

It will take a lot for India to become China and inspire world respect.... Continue Reading »

Get real

Get real

Succumbing to US pressure on Iran, India finds strategic autonomy elusive.... Continue Reading »

Red lines

Red lines

Only dictators hurl nuclear threats.... Continue Reading »

Cuba 2?

Cuba 2?

The Venezuelan crisis is testing Donald Trump’s geopolitical skills.... Continue Reading »

Role of history

Role of history

Legitimizing the status quo is the only way to go forward on Kashmir.... Continue Reading »

Stay away

Stay away

The Indian boycott of the Belt and Road Forum should be comprehensive.... Continue Reading »

Trouble abroad

Trouble abroad

Major Power differences could affect India.... Continue Reading »

Troubled polls

Troubled polls

Imran Khan has spoken rather alarmingly to a UK newspaper.... Continue Reading »

Trump again?

Trump again?

A second term for the US president would double the challenges for India.... Continue Reading »

Vulnerable India

Vulnerable India

The regime is playing with the country’s future.... Continue Reading »

Strong poison

Strong poison

China has bowled a googly to India.... Continue Reading »

Cross-border lessons

Cross-border lessons

Imran Khan can learn from India’s liberal Right.... Continue Reading »

Gimmickry

Gimmickry

India has to do better to get a handle on Pakistani terrorism.... Continue Reading »