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Kerry, Bush and bin Laden
Oct 26, 2004

Kerry, Bush and bin Laden

In his election campaign, Senator John Kerry, the Democratic candidate, has been blaming President George Bush for the failure to capture or kill Osama bin Laden during the battle at Tora Bora in Afghanistan towards the end of 2001.

Lessons for India from the Ukraine crisis: Is India prepared to take on China?
Mar 09, 2022

Lessons for India from the Ukraine crisis: Is India prepared to take on China?

The Russia-Ukraine crisis displays the hollowness of the rules-based order and exposes the immediate threat that China poses to India

Lessons from the Ukraine conflict for India’s national security management
Feb 28, 2022

Lessons from the Ukraine conflict for India’s national security management

India should strengthen its national security as the Ukraine conflict unveils new fronts on which future wars would be waged.

Lessons from the Ukraine-Russia conflict
Feb 24, 2023

Lessons from the Ukraine-Russia conflict

The ongoing Ukraine war underlines the changing nature of modern-day warfare

Libya on the boil: Gaddafi’s ‘old comrade’ can’t bring stability
May 13, 2019

Libya on the boil: Gaddafi’s ‘old comrade’ can’t bring stability

Khalifa Haftar, a former army chief and the current head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, has launched a grab for power.

Limitations to India’s Sri Lanka Outreach
Aug 31, 2022

Limitations to India’s Sri Lanka Outreach

Amidst the war of words between China and India and the ongoing economic crisis, Sri Lanka may be forced to make tough choices.

Lingering Doubts over Security Transition
Nov 04, 2011

Lingering Doubts over Security Transition

The ongoing security transition is critical to the success of the peace process in Afghanistan. As part of the US 2014 plan, the NATO forces are to hand over the responsibility of security of the country to the Afghan security forces, district by district.

Macron’s wake-up call to EU
Dec 03, 2019

Macron’s wake-up call to EU

The French President has rightly said that the bloc needs to assert sovereignty over its political and security decisions

Mapping the Arc of US Support to Ukraine: Economic, Political, and Strategic Imperatives
Apr 24, 2024

Mapping the Arc of US Support to Ukraine: Economic, Political, and Strategic Imperatives

The US has provided financial and military support to Ukraine since 2014, when Russia took control of Crimea, and more firmly since February 2022, when the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war began. Indeed, US military, political, and strategic support to Ukraine is crucial to Kyiv as the conflict continues. For the Biden administration, aid to Ukraine is a vital principle on which his party politics hinges; it is a critical pathway to rebuild transatlant

Modi’s visit to the US
Jun 17, 2023

Modi’s visit to the US

Prime Minister’s visit to the US could prove to be pivotal as it aims to boost India-US economic and defence ties

Much ado about a phone call?
Dec 12, 2016

Much ado about a phone call?

It appears that the phone call was planned well in advance and was facilitated by Bob Dole, a former Republican Senator whose law firm has professiona

Nepal: A fertile ground for Buddhist diplomacy
Jun 10, 2022

Nepal: A fertile ground for Buddhist diplomacy

Will Nepal be able to make the most out of the power rivalry between India and China using Buddhist diplomacy?

New opportunities for India-US collaboration in Afghanistan
May 17, 2013

New opportunities for India-US collaboration in Afghanistan

The NATO drawdown from Afghanistan presents new opportunities for long-term collaboration between the US and India. Successful coordination and collaboration during the next two years will do much to bring about a post-2014 Afghan scenario amenable to both our countries and the region at large.

NPT's Article IV offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development:  expert
May 12, 2015

NPT's Article IV offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development: expert

A nuclear expert has said Article IV of the NPT, which allows signatory countries to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, offers nations enough leeway to engage in weapon development in the absence of a comprehensive inspection mechanism and enforceable sanctions.

Nuclear bomb not the ultimate answer to national security: Mani Shankar Aiyar
Jun 07, 2011

Nuclear bomb not the ultimate answer to national security: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Senator Douglas Roche has urged the India to lead the movement for disarmament of nuclear weapons, saying India under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh was serious about nuclear disarmament.

OBL's Tape: One More Spin in US Presidential Campaign?
Nov 02, 2004

OBL's Tape: One More Spin in US Presidential Campaign?

The current US presidential campaign, which is about to come to a close, has been replete with spins disseminated by the spin-masters of President George Bush as well as Senator John Kerry.

Our digital futures: Rights, pluralism, or tech determinism?
Apr 14, 2021

Our digital futures: Rights, pluralism, or tech determinism?

It is a moment of awakening, as we are still suffering a pandemic that made “digital” the daily real — exposing divides and flaws, glitches and

Pakistan: Challenges before the new Army chief
Jan 22, 2014

Pakistan: Challenges before the new Army chief

For Pakistan and its army, the year 2014 is crucial as the NATO troops withdraw from Afghanistan. There are fears in Pakistan of an Afghan civil war. There is also the long pursued Pakistani strategy of supporting the Afghan Taliban which may backfire.

Pakistan: Military ties with Russia strengthen
Jul 03, 2015

Pakistan: Military ties with Russia strengthen

Throughout the Cold War - and afterwards - Russia's relations with Pakistan remained almost non-existent. However, with the United States and NATO pulling out its troops from Afghanistan in 2013,

Presence of US troops in Afghanistan has only increased terrorism: Iran
Feb 01, 2013

Presence of US troops in Afghanistan has only increased terrorism: Iran

The presence of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan has been counter-productive and has only led to increase in terrorism, according to Dr. Saeed Jalili, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran.

Putin and Xi Frame a New China-Russia Partnership
Feb 15, 2022

Putin and Xi Frame a New China-Russia Partnership

Pressure that both sides face from the United States and the West gives their partnership new depth.

Putin’s moves are hardly ‘chess thumping’
Feb 26, 2022

Putin’s moves are hardly ‘chess thumping’

The Russian President’s actions this week may yield tactical gains but hardly pass the test for strategic victory

Putin’s Ukraine strategy: Will it be decisive?
Feb 28, 2022

Putin’s Ukraine strategy: Will it be decisive?

Will Russia be able to deftly put an end to the Ukraine war on its own terms or would it get drawn into a protracted war?

Quad takes another step forward
Feb 24, 2022

Quad takes another step forward

Though there are lingering differences within the group, the need to counter China’s challenge is an area of converging interest.

Rebooting multilateralism? Lessons still to be learnt
Sep 23, 2020

Rebooting multilateralism? Lessons still to be learnt

There is an urgent need for convincing narratives, backed by data and grounded in fact, that can show people why multilateralism is worth preserving.

Renewed interest in internet governance in New Delhi: US cyber official
Feb 21, 2015

Renewed interest in internet governance in New Delhi: US cyber official

With the new government in New Delhi, there is a renewed interest in internet and internet governance in India, according Mr. Thomas Dukes, US Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Affairs. He said the Digital India initiative has been revived and the Government's interest and investment in furthering it is clearly visible.

Reshaping geopolitics: The middle powers’ response to the Ukraine crisis
Jan 16, 2023

Reshaping geopolitics: The middle powers’ response to the Ukraine crisis

With shifting poles of power, the near future will force states to be more innovative to push their interests

Restoration and finding a consensus on China — Biden on Europe
Nov 10, 2020

Restoration and finding a consensus on China — Biden on Europe

The pursuit of a mere restorationist agenda will hardly address the need to recalibrate the partnership’s raison d’être.

Return of allianzpolitik
Jul 24, 2023

Return of allianzpolitik

European bloc politics could well extend to the Indo-Pacific this time, with China in view

Return of Richard Holbrooke
Jul 26, 2010

Return of Richard Holbrooke

The Donors conference this week attended by 60 Foreign Ministers and other leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon was, among other things, a demonstration by NATO and US led forces that they have the military muscle to host such a meet in Kabul.

Reviewing Reforms, the US Way
Oct 26, 2004

Reviewing Reforms, the US Way

The current focus on ¿domestic issues¿ in the US presidential poll campaign may have a lesson or two for India, where economic reforms, and introducing a ¿human face¿ to the process have been drawing as much attention. In a way, Senator John Kerry, the Democratic challenger to Republican President George Bush,

Reviving the old bonhomie: Assessing the next phase of North Korea-Russia ties
May 10, 2024

Reviving the old bonhomie: Assessing the next phase of North Korea-Russia ties

Factors like the rise of the Indo-Pacific as a theatre for great power competition and the Ukraine war have pushed Russia and North Korea closer toget

Russia, EU and Nord Stream 2: Economics versus geopolitics
Oct 26, 2020

Russia, EU and Nord Stream 2: Economics versus geopolitics

The largest natural gas importer in the EU now faces the challenge of dealing with the latest US sanctions in order to ensure that the project goes ah

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Why India needs to do more
Mar 23, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Why India needs to do more

Will the course and the outcome of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war alter New Delhi's foreign policy towards Moscow?

Russia-Ukraine war has entered a period of attrition
Mar 21, 2023

Russia-Ukraine war has entered a period of attrition

The US-led backers of Ukraine are facing a dilemma — arm Kiev quickly, or take time to train Ukrainian forces

Russia-Ukraine war: Is multipolarity the cause of crisis?
Apr 16, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: Is multipolarity the cause of crisis?

Does multipolarity create more scope for conflicts and act as an impediment to global action or does it aid in conflict resolution and act as a harbin

Russia-Ukraine War: रूस और यूक्रेन के बीच जारी युद्ध को रोकने की कोशिशें कहां हो रही हैं?
Jul 26, 2023

Russia-Ukraine War: रूस और यूक्रेन के बीच जारी युद्ध को रोकने की कोशिशें कहां हो रही हैं?

रूस और यूक्रेन के बीच जारीwar को समाप्त करने और शांति स्थाप�

Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy: From Crimea to Ukraine
Mar 01, 2022

Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy: From Crimea to Ukraine

Russia has perfected its use of hybrid warfare by developing new techniques against its adversaries over the years.

SCO Summit: A Russian perspective
Jun 22, 2017

SCO Summit: A Russian perspective

Moscow is interested in continuing the SCO's expansion — primarily by making Iran a member.

Security challenges remain
Jan 02, 2015

Security challenges remain

With NATO's combat mission in Afghanistan finally coming to an end this past week, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will now be responsible for security throughout the country.

Seeking nuclear legitimacy
Jul 11, 2014

Seeking nuclear legitimacy

The sanctity of "NPT-signatory" is laughable because that is a crude way of assessing a country's nuclear non-proliferation record. China has signed the NPT but has flouted every single idea behind the treaty. On the other hand, while India is not a signatory, it has upheld all the principles.

Serving the purpose: Diplomacy versus war in latest US–Russia talks
Jan 18, 2022

Serving the purpose: Diplomacy versus war in latest US–Russia talks

Diverging takes on Ukraine and security measures in the region show that diplomacy is the best way forward for the two powers

Snubbing Zardari
May 23, 2012

Snubbing Zardari

In treating Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari badly at the NATO summit in Chicago, US President Barack Obama was highlighting the US frustration at Pakistan's reluctance to open up over land access to the international forces in Afghanistan.