Most–read commentaries, 2017

    Top 10 commentaries by ORF analysts this year.

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    India and the world: Foreign policy in the age of Modi | Manoj Joshi

    To secure its periphery, New Delhi must deal with its biggest foreign policy challenge—moderating, if not breaking, the China-Pakistan alliance. Read more ►

    CPEC betokens China’s search for lebensraum in Pakistan and PoK | Samir Saran

    Not only would CPEC run roughshod over the sacred Panchsheel principle of "mutual respect", it would also destroy any chance of a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Read more ►

    The BCIM economic corridor: Prospects and challenges | K. Yhome

    One of the major policy initiatives among national governments in Asia in recent years is directed towards developing sub-regional, regional and trans-regional corridors with the aim to further connect and integrate their economies. Read more ►

    Why the dragon would be a bigger loser in a clash with the elephant | Samir Saran

    The standoff at Doklam is less a boundary incident involving India, China and Bhutan, and more a coming together of geopolitical fault lines. Read more ►

    Cancellation of Saudi king’s Maldives visit: A message for Yameen? | N. Sathiya Moorthy

    With the cancellation of his visit, King Salman becomes the second global leader to have dropped Maldives from a multination visit. Read more ►

    India resets the terms of engagement with China | Harsh V. Pant

    The Modi government is taking a different tack to its ties with China.

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    India and China in Africa: Difference lies in scale | Malancha Chakrabarty

    Africa has emerged as a favoured investment destination on account of the high rate of growth experienced by many African countries and discovery of oil. Read more ►

    OBOR: For India it’s a road to subjugation | Ashok Malik

    The end-goal of OBOR is to establish Chinese mastery over oceans and connectivity routes across Asia and between Asia and Europe.

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    China’s debt trap diplomacy | Harsh V. Pant

    For India, China's growing presence around its periphery will continue to pose challenges.

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    The national security case against Aadhaar | Arun Mohan Sukumar

    Linking Aadhaar to nearly everything creates a “map of maps” that is vulnerable at multiple points.

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