Squaring with China

Squaring with China

India has to settle diplomatically with its northern Great Power neighbour.... Continue Reading »

O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem

Donald Trump has dug the United States into a geopolitical hole.... Continue Reading »

Knowing the adversary

Knowing the adversary

The Pakistan army partly derives its power and standing from its intimacy with world powers.... Continue Reading »

Balancer America

Balancer America

In decline, the United States would be sensible to emulate Great Britain after the Napoleonic Wars.... Continue Reading »

Trumpery

Trumpery

The United States will escape lightly if the rest of the world can convince Kim Jong-un to peacefully retire with his nuclear weapons.... Continue Reading »

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 8

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 8

Deterrence guarantees India’s security. But the services are obsessed with conventional arms. Concluding the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 7

India’s geopolitical crisis - 7

There is much to recommend in Non-Alignment as grand strategy. Part seven of the series.... Continue Reading »

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 6

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 6

The economy is in peril. Part 6 of the series.... Continue Reading »

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 5

INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL CRISIS - 5

Communalism undermines foreign policy. Part 5 of the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 4

India’s geopolitical crisis - 4

Domestic political fragmentation is impeding geopolitics. Part 4 of the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 3

India’s geopolitical crisis - 3

Understanding China is key to friendly relations. Part 3 of the series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 2

India’s geopolitical crisis - 2

The Narendra Modi government is pitting India against China at the behest of transactional America. Part 2 of a series.... Continue Reading »

India’s geopolitical crisis - 1

India’s geopolitical crisis - 1

The resolution of the Kashmir dispute with Pakistan is critical to the country’s growth and sustained international standing.... Continue Reading »

Steep learning curve

Steep learning curve

Xi has outclassed Trump.... Continue Reading »

Autodestruct

Autodestruct

The Saudi crown prince is hurtling the Arab kingdom to disaster.... Continue Reading »

Korean nationalism

Korean nationalism

Going after Kim Jong-un is dangerous.... Continue Reading »

Fingers crossed

Fingers crossed

Hope does not float as Donald Trump heads east.... Continue Reading »

Imagine

Imagine

India must think the unthinkable of engaging with the Pakistan army.... Continue Reading »

Going alone

Going alone

Donald Trump’s impeachment will leave India in dire straits.... Continue Reading »

Cat’s paw

Cat’s paw

Should India lend its shoulder for the US to fire on China?... Continue Reading »

Rewind

Rewind

Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment serves as an admission that Kashmir does not have a military solution.... Continue Reading »

Settling Kashmir

Settling Kashmir

It is never too late for India and Pakistan to put aside their differences for peace and prosperity in the region.... Continue Reading »

Strange bedfellows

Strange bedfellows

The United States must introspect for the mess of Pakistan.... Continue Reading »

Scarcely Mao

Scarcely Mao

But Xi is quite as dogged in pursuing China’s interests.... Continue Reading »

The world to come

The world to come

Three Great Powers and several non-aligned middle powers could preserve the international balance.... Continue Reading »