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Turmoil in Maldives and India's timid response
Mar 07, 2015

Turmoil in Maldives and India's timid response

After demonstrating a sharp sense of deeper engagement with the neighbours, from the day of the swearing in, it was widely expected that Modi would exercise a more muscular foreign policy. Surprisingly, our official response to events in Male has been timid and even that has been rebuffed by the Foreign Minister of Maldives.

Ukraine Conflict: Putin’s desperation and cracks within Russia are beginning to show
Oct 12, 2022

Ukraine Conflict: Putin’s desperation and cracks within Russia are beginning to show

The tide of the war has turned against Moscow. But the Russian president and his close advisers do not acknowledge that reality and have resorted to nuclear sabre rattling

Union Budget has to deliver on reforms
Feb 05, 2015

Union Budget has to deliver on reforms

What the people want of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and indeed expect, is an economic revolution that will change their lives and those of their children. To this end, Modi's actions, so far, add up to several IOUs, and a number of promises in the form of temporary measures pushed through in the form of ordinances.

Unquiet borders on the Himalayas
Jul 08, 2020

Unquiet borders on the Himalayas

Peace and war are not the only options in any bilateral relationship. Numerous issues, more or less serious, emerge between two countries which demand

UP Assembly Polls: Dissecting the identity politics conundrum
Feb 07, 2022

UP Assembly Polls: Dissecting the identity politics conundrum

The upcoming elections in UP reinforces the centrality of identity politics as parties continue to employ community outreach strategies

US and India — Balancing the rebalance
Jun 19, 2017

US and India — Balancing the rebalance

Following the ascension of Trump, a swirling ocean of newsfeed has persistently threatened to overwhelm the US rebalance to Asia.

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States
Feb 03, 2020

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States

The benefits that India enjoyed for many years under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme of the United States was withdrawn, effective 5 June 2018. India was the largest beneficiary of the programme, of which it has been part since its inception in 1974. This paper evaluates the impact of the withdrawal on specific sectors of Indian exports. For comparison, the paper uses the Harmonized System Code (HS Code) Commodity Classifica

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement: India should withstand pulls and pushes
Jun 23, 2017

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement: India should withstand pulls and pushes

The Paris Agreement differs radically in as much that the commitment made by a Party in the Agreement is basically about the process.

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific
Sep 28, 2015

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific

That India-US ties are at the nexus of a new beginning shaping the Indo-Pacific is no surprise. PM Modi's second visit to the US at the beginning of his second year in office only reiterates the importance of this relationship.

US-India Defence Cooperation: Constraints, opportunities, and solutions
Jun 21, 2023

US-India Defence Cooperation: Constraints, opportunities, and solutions

The visit of Modi to Washington D.C. promises to be a harbinger of a major transformation in US-India defence ties

US-India ties go local
Mar 13, 2020

US-India ties go local

As big-ticket items stall, the US and India are identifying areas of convergence on local governance 

US-India ties under Biden: Recognising New Delhi’s predispositions 
Feb 15, 2021

US-India ties under Biden: Recognising New Delhi’s predispositions 

The United States should reset expectations in line with India’s preferences for continuity, reformation, and new equilibria

Using ICT to improve learning outcomes in India’s schools
Jul 10, 2019

Using ICT to improve learning outcomes in India’s schools

The effective usage of ICT and the implementation of personalised education programmes can ensure significant changes in the learning processes in sch

Vietnam will never be for India what Pakistan is to China
Sep 05, 2016

Vietnam will never be for India what Pakistan is to China

The "Pakistan" thesis doesn’t hold water because no other country can be so self-destructive as Pakistan is in its rivalry with India.

Vietnamese views of India
Jan 31, 2022

Vietnamese views of India

Despite projecting close ties with Vietnam, the ground reality reflects a different story

What are the chances of a coalition?
May 21, 2019

What are the chances of a coalition?

The nature and complexity of the next government would either be a confirmation of the thesis that politicians can read the pulse of the people, or th

What does ‘Young India’ think of Sri Lanka?
Mar 01, 2024

What does ‘Young India’ think of Sri Lanka?

PM Narendra Modi and SL President Wickremesinghe inaugurates UPI services:

What is the 'Hindu-German conspiracy'?
Oct 07, 2015

What is the 'Hindu-German conspiracy'?

If Merkel's Berlin republic is discarding its many postwar political inhibitions and reconstituting the Eurasian landscape, Modi's putative "third republic" is looking beyond non-alignment to the idea of India as a "leading power". In their second summit in six months, Modi and Merkel may have decisively nudged India and Germany towards a goal that was first articulated 100 years ago.

What is the Democratic Party’s vision for India?
May 21, 2020

What is the Democratic Party’s vision for India?

Democrats in the US Congress are increasingly willing to call India out on human rights issues.

What Rahul Gandhi has won and risked by playing hardball
Dec 19, 2016

What Rahul Gandhi has won and risked by playing hardball

Rahul Gandhi says he wanted to present evidence of Modi's culpability in parliament. But ...

What’s next for India-Japan defence relations?
Sep 07, 2019

What’s next for India-Japan defence relations?

While the impetus for closer alignment is clear, much work remains to be done on the security side and within the wider bilateral relationship.

Whither Opposition: Choice limited as options shrink?
Jul 01, 2019

Whither Opposition: Choice limited as options shrink?

The opposition should have ideally drawn an appropriate strategy to checkmate the ruling party, but nothing of that sort has happened till now.

Who will trust the RBI or government now?
Nov 28, 2016

Who will trust the RBI or government now?

People are going to have a hard time trusting the government or the RBI.

Why BJP did not trifurcate Jammu and Kashmir
Sep 16, 2019

Why BJP did not trifurcate Jammu and Kashmir

Past discussions surrounding Jammu and Kashmir’s possible Balkanisation almost always envisioned Jammu being severed from Kashmir.

Why Did Russian President Putin Visit India?
Dec 15, 2021

Why Did Russian President Putin Visit India?

Contradictions in the India-Russia relationship, rooted in China and the Quad, will be difficult to overcome in the long term.

Why did the FM take hesitant small steps?
Jul 11, 2014

Why did the FM take hesitant small steps?

Why was there no Big Bang change in the Budget? After all, the Modi government had the full mandate to do so. Why was the FM playing with Lego like blocks instead of huge building blocks? It could be because the time was short and the Budget was put together in a hurry.

Why India is key to 21st century multilateralism
Feb 22, 2023

Why India is key to 21st century multilateralism

The G20 — with its mix of developing and developed countries — offers the perfect platform for India to infuse partner nations with foundational ideas

Why India should align with the US
May 16, 2020

Why India should align with the US

Non-alignment or being a swing state makes sense if the gains to be derived from either side are equal.

Why is the West Wooing India?
May 05, 2022

Why is the West Wooing India?

The West, often used to a pontificating India of the past, today hears an Indian voice that is capable of articulating a narrative of a responsible stakeholder that is firmly steeped in its own ethos

Why our political parties romanticise poverty
Feb 04, 2019

Why our political parties romanticise poverty

A politics of hand-outs hasn’t removed poverty from India. It has embedded it even more deeply. Narendra Modi was elected to end this politics. He is now following it.

Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE aren’t bothered by India’s citizenship amendment act
Jan 20, 2020

Why Saudi Arabia and the UAE aren’t bothered by India’s citizenship amendment act

Driven by geopolitics and economics, both Gulf states are courting a close relationship with Modi’s India.

Why the new Balochistan strategy is the best option for India
Aug 22, 2016

Why the new Balochistan strategy is the best option for India

The Balochistan rebellion gives India a leverage, one it has not used so far, at best, to compel or at worst to punish Pakistan for its asymmetric ter

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success
Feb 25, 2019

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success

Narendra Modi’s West Asia policy remains the one area of achievement in an otherwise indifferent record of foreign policy.

Why we need better leaders
Aug 16, 2017

Why we need better leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s priority should be to insulate police from political interference.

Why ‘One Nation, One Poll’ needs greater consensus
Jun 27, 2019

Why ‘One Nation, One Poll’ needs greater consensus

The Modi government appears determined to get the ball rolling on the controversial idea.

Will  BJP draw correct lessons from the electoral setbacks?
Sep 20, 2014

Will BJP draw correct lessons from the electoral setbacks?

Commentators across the country have put their fingers on the issue on which the BJP erred, which resulted in such a setback in the byelections. The people of the country look up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a harbinger of peace, progress and development.