2019

2019

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

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 »

Arms race

Arms race

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

To kingdom come

To kingdom come

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

Deadly drift

Deadly drift

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

Foreign policy & 2019

Foreign policy & 2019

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

Padding up

Padding up

Imran Khan is serious about peace with India.... Continue Reading »

Not Vikings

Not Vikings

The BJP does rather poorly in the national security domain.... Continue Reading »

Form without substance

Form without substance

The garrulity of Narendra Modi in the White House is embarrassing and frightening.... Continue Reading »

Foreign hand

Foreign hand

A. B. Vajpayee’s wise words to Pakistan remain valid.... Continue Reading »

Bloodless containment

Bloodless containment

China is India’s number one enemy.... Continue Reading »

Losing focus

Losing focus

Is India really prepared for the 2+2 talks with the United States?... Continue Reading »

Imran’s last stand

Imran’s last stand

Pakistan has no future with the army on the loose.... Continue Reading »

Wrong call

Wrong call

J and K needs more than a “political” governor for peace.... Continue Reading »

Caging the dragon

Caging the dragon

Appeasement will encourage Chinese manoeuvres against India.... Continue Reading »

Trump’s duality

Trump’s duality

It is becoming increasingly hard to tell who the real US president is.... Continue Reading »

Engagement

Engagement

The Pakistan army can no longer be ignored in diplomacy.... Continue Reading »

One of a kind

One of a kind

There won’t be another prime minister of the Right like Atal Behari Vajpayee in a long time.... Continue Reading »

Taking sides

Taking sides

India could give a pass to Non-Alignment in the realm of geo-economics... Continue Reading »

Match-fixing

Match-fixing

The Pakistan army desired a minimum prime minister and chose Imran Khan.... Continue Reading »

The Doklam conundrum

The Doklam conundrum

China could imperil India’s North East with a land swap with Bhutan... Continue Reading »