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 »

Reality check

Reality check

The US cannot win the Afghan war with lies and concealment.... Continue Reading »

Knit together

Knit together

India and China need each other.... Continue Reading »

Red queens

Red queens

The end of Great Powers is nigh.... Continue Reading »

Event management

Event management

Indo-ASEAN summitry has a small future.... Continue Reading »

Syria II

Syria II

Russia has sounded the alarm about Afghanistan. Is anyone worried?... Continue Reading »

Incongruence

Incongruence

The United States and India are strategically incompatible.... Continue Reading »

Deeps

Deeps

The US, China and Pakistan are getting back together in a different way.... Continue Reading »

Back to the future

Back to the future

India needs grand strategists.... Continue Reading »

Trump as Yeltsin

Trump as Yeltsin

The United States is courting disaster in Afghanistan.... Continue Reading »

Need of the hour

Need of the hour

Peace with Pakistan requires a determined push.... Continue Reading »

A Russian tragedy

A Russian tragedy

History has conspired to keep Russia authoritarian.... Continue Reading »

Peace & the Pak army

Peace & the Pak army

General Bajwa proposal deserves serious consideration here.... Continue Reading »