Learning from the US

Learning from the US

Hopefully, Indian geopolitics will transcend narrow nationalism after the general elections.... Continue Reading »

Hour of truth

Hour of truth

Imran Khan faces an uphill task in civilizing Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

The mire

The mire

Narendra Modi has courted one geopolitical disaster after another.... Continue Reading »

Tragedy, Act 2

Tragedy, Act 2

Imran Khan made a Faustian bargain and lost.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 9

2019 - 9

It is no longer possible to dismiss Rahul Gandhi as a political leader.... Continue Reading »

Xiangqi

Xiangqi

Why did China sign the UN Security Council resolution on Phulwama?... Continue Reading »

Divide & pacify

Divide & pacify

Withdrawing from Afghanistan will not keep the United States safe.... Continue Reading »

Tackling China

Tackling China

Beijing must pay a price for supporting the terrorist state of Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 8

2019 - 8

No one is responsible for Narendra Modi’s misery but himself.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 7

2019 - 7

Rajnath Singh could be a surprise winner of this year’s prime minister contest.... Continue Reading »

Afghan tangle

Afghan tangle

The Narendra Modi regime has heightened India’s internal threats in Kashmir and external ones from Kabul.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 6

2019 - 6

In parts resembling Atal Behari Vajpayee, Nitin Gadkari is a more acceptable PM candidate for the political establishment than most other Bharatiya Janata Party leaders:... Continue Reading »

Blundering on

Blundering on

As the United States readies to transfer power to the Taliban in Afghanistan, the absence of a post-Cold War strategy comes to haunt India.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 5

2019 - 5

Nitish Kumar has to outgrow Bihar and seek a place in the national sun: Continuing with the series on PM candidates for 2019.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 4

2019 - 4

N. Chandrababu Naidu stands a better chance than Mamata Bannerjee and Mayawati to be the next consensus prime minister.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 3

2019 - 3

Mayawati would do no better as prime minister than Mamata Bannerjee or Narendra Modi has.... Continue Reading »

Force subtractors

Force subtractors

Politicization of the three services must forthwith end.... Continue Reading »

2019 - 2

2019 - 2

Perceptions and realities stall Mamata Bannerjee’s progress to the Centre. Part 2 of the series on potential PMs.... Continue Reading »

2019

2019

Here’s looking at Mamata Bannerjee’s chance of becoming prime minister in a new series on contenders for the top job in the coming general election. Part 1.... Continue Reading »

Menacing the dragon

Menacing the dragon

The United States has got its hooks into China.... Continue Reading »

About levers

About levers

A. B. Vajpayee’s successes with Pakistan must be built on.... Continue Reading »

Unpreparedness

Unpreparedness

HAL’s haemorrhaging and the dodgy Rafale deal are hard blows.... Continue Reading »

Geopolitics & coalitions

Geopolitics & coalitions

A torn world is hardly the place to bring autocrats to power.... Continue Reading »

Split decision

Split decision

Partitioning Afghanistan is the solution.... Continue Reading »

Wounded beast

Wounded beast

Economically hit, China will seek retribution in the region.... Continue Reading »