Elusive peace

Elusive peace

General Bajwa should not expect an India-Pakistan dialogue anytime soon.... Continue Reading »

Grand Inquisitors

Grand Inquisitors

Pakistan is headed in the wrong direction.... Continue Reading »

Be correct, not nice

Be correct, not nice

China will never permit India into the Nuclear Suppliers Group.... Continue Reading »

Chicken

Chicken

Donald Trump is not without cards in the trade war with China.... Continue Reading »

Squeezing the dragon

Squeezing the dragon

China has to be countered geo-economically.... Continue Reading »

Untouchable

Untouchable

With more to lose than ever, China still knows no fear.... Continue Reading »

At war with itself

At war with itself

India is trailing in geo-economics.... Continue Reading »

Cold War-lite

Cold War-lite

It is Russia versus the West all over again.... Continue Reading »

Competition Mahjong

Competition Mahjong

China reinserts itself into the Korean chessboard.... Continue Reading »

Doklam obsessions

Doklam obsessions

India needs to terminate the chatter against China.... Continue Reading »

Stay out

Stay out

There is no reason for India to take sides in the US-China trade conflict.... Continue Reading »

Bean counter

Bean counter

US-India relations are in decline.... Continue Reading »

Bleak house

Bleak house

As totalitarians Russia and China join, India’s internal failings threaten its future.... Continue Reading »

Narrow narratives

Narrow narratives

The worst of Narendra Modi’s domestic political relations is reflected in the country’s geopolitics.... Continue Reading »

Imperilled India - 4

Imperilled India - 4

The Peter Principle has caught up with Narendra Modi.... Continue Reading »

Imperilled India - 3

Imperilled India - 3

Narendra Modi’s obsessive personalization of foreign policy is ruining the country’s geopolitical consolidation.... Continue Reading »

Containing China

Containing China

Reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be sensible.... Continue Reading »

Shaky at sixty

Shaky at sixty

The Tibet movement needs a course correction.... Continue Reading »

1914?

1914?

India-Pakistan tensions could spiral out of control.... Continue Reading »

Xi for life

Xi for life

China’s decline is inevitable with one-man rule.... Continue Reading »

The Gibbon paradigm

The Gibbon paradigm

India has to play a waiting game in Maldives.... Continue Reading »

Guardian angel

Guardian angel

The Establishment has proved the great leveller for the likes of Donald Trump and Narendra Modi.... Continue Reading »

Weak base

Weak base

India’s Indian Ocean expansion plans are reactive.... Continue Reading »

Size matters

Size matters

Low-yield weapons cannot ensure deterrence.... Continue Reading »

No jam today

No jam today

As China races ahead, India is hell-bent on economic hara-kiri.... Continue Reading »