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Biden Presidency is Flailing
Feb 03, 2022

Biden Presidency is Flailing

America needs a strong India in the Indo-Pacific as a partner. And India, too, needs an America that can sort its internal challenges to be able to pay attention to strategic realities

Biden recalibrates approach towards Saudi Arabia but also warns Iran
Feb 27, 2021

Biden recalibrates approach towards Saudi Arabia but also warns Iran

Last week, American President Joe Biden hit the reset button on the US’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and its arch-enemy Iran upending his predece

Biden will not bid for war to contain China
Aug 18, 2020

Biden will not bid for war to contain China

If Biden wins in the upcoming elections, a shift in America’s China policy is on the cards.

Biden’s East Asia challenge
Jan 31, 2021

Biden’s East Asia challenge

Biden will find that America remains a trusted and popular ally in the region.

Biden’s maiden presidential trip to Asia: Reassuring important Indo-Pacific allies
May 25, 2022

Biden’s maiden presidential trip to Asia: Reassuring important Indo-Pacific allies

Biden aimed to reassure America’s allies in the Pacific of its continued focus through his maiden trip to Asia.

Blame Game Might See CIA Overhaul
Jun 23, 2004

Blame Game Might See CIA Overhaul

Intelligence is the first line of defence in any war, be it a conventional war or a war against terrorism. The American security apparatus has readjusted itself well, in almost all the areas of modern warfare in the post cold war era. However, the recent American failures indicate that still much needs to be done in of the areas of modern day warfare, and that is intelligence gathering.

Brazil’s COVID-19 response and regional dynamics
Aug 21, 2020

Brazil’s COVID-19 response and regional dynamics

Multiple social issues, such as rising crimes, poverty and lack of education have made it difficult to contain the spread of the pandemic and spread a

BRI से भी अमेरिका को चुनौती
Oct 28, 2023

BRI से भी अमेरिका को चुनौती

अगर BRI के दूसरे दशक को . पहले दशक के मुकाबले ज्यादा कामयाब ब�

Bush's task: peace by human foresight or by another catastrophe
Nov 08, 2004

Bush's task: peace by human foresight or by another catastrophe

America is different: different in its impulses, in its terms of debate, in its responses. A young country, struggling to acquire an identity, moving away from a melting pot approach to a multicultural one¿in theory if not always in practice; religious in traditional terms despite trappings of post-modernity,

Can US Lead While Europe Scrambles for Oil
Mar 14, 2011

Can US Lead While Europe Scrambles for Oil

Can good sense prevail in Washington once again? Military action in Libya will generate anti Americanism, which will swell the ranks of Al Qaeda and cause the "Arab Youth" bulge to find a frightening outlet.

Canada keen to collaborate with India in the region
Apr 26, 2013

Canada keen to collaborate with India in the region

Canada's Deputy NSA Claude Vigneault says his country's decade-old presence in Afghanistan as part of American coalition has given them a better sense of India's security concerns and is keen to collaborate with it.

Capitol riots anniversary: No let-up in factionalism in the US
Jan 13, 2022

Capitol riots anniversary: No let-up in factionalism in the US

Today’s US democracy is still plagued by factionalism as the legacy of the Capitol insurrection continues to endure

China on mind, US reboots its priorities
Jun 08, 2021

China on mind, US reboots its priorities

As the gap between its power and that of China grows, India needs the US to balance China in the South Asia-Indian Ocean Region. The Indian contribution, military or economic, towards a strong American Indo-Pacific strategy appears more nebulous. This is an asymmetry which cannot but have real-life consequences. India should not assume that antipathy to China alone will be the over-riding factor in the US global policy.

China's rise is a worry for 'flat-footed' US
Apr 01, 2015

China's rise is a worry for 'flat-footed' US

The decision of key American allies like the UK, Germany, France, South Korea and Australia to join the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB) marks another step forward in the shaping of a Chinese-led Asian economic and, possibly, security order.

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder
Aug 18, 2022

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder

Tensions in Taiwan Strait are an allegory for the Sino-American joust to dominate tomorrow's tech world

Chinese spy station in Cuba looms over Sino-US thaw
Jun 17, 2023

Chinese spy station in Cuba looms over Sino-US thaw

Beijing hopes expansion in the American backyard will make dominoes fall

Choosing the middle path for ‘middle power’
Jul 31, 2020

Choosing the middle path for ‘middle power’

As Jaishankar has pointed out, global shifts like the changing American role and increasing Chinese assertiveness have created more space for nations like India and Japan

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again
Apr 04, 2014

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again

Obama's warning to Putin that there would be costs for the invasion of Crimea was not only empty, but the real cost in all this was to American credibility, once again. One can, therefore, expect both the US and Russia to assert their rights regardless of international law.

Cyber Space governance: Moscow and Beijing's efforts at the UN
Sep 05, 2013

Cyber Space governance: Moscow and Beijing's efforts at the UN

While the initiatives taken at the UN, including the draft code, could be viewed as a step forward, the clear differences in what the American and Russian sides seek to address through such a mechanism will remain a stumbling block.

Data को लेकर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय राजनीति; सुरक्षा को चकमा देती नियंत्रण
Jan 10, 2023

Data को लेकर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय राजनीति; सुरक्षा को चकमा देती नियंत्रण

वैश्विक स्तर पर अलग-अलग सरकारें आम तौर पर नये क़ानूनों और

Decoding Trump: How far does US actually carry NATO in the Baltics?
Aug 17, 2016

Decoding Trump: How far does US actually carry NATO in the Baltics?

A Donald Trump presidency could change the status quo of American participation in the NATO if his campaign statements are to be believed.

Democratisation, the Indian Example
Jun 09, 2004

Democratisation, the Indian Example

With Iraq back on the chess-board of international diplomacy, there is Once again the talk of democratizing individual West Asian nations, if not West Asia as a region. Going by the neighbourhood experience in recent times, it has also raised the question if West Asia is ready to be democratized, if it is not through the barrel of the American gun.

Does China have feet of clay?
Feb 01, 2010

Does China have feet of clay?

China may be growing at an astonishing pace and registering record earnings, but it is the complex financial system in America that has been utilising these earnings

Domestic Issues in US Elections 2012
May 11, 2023

Domestic Issues in US Elections 2012

This Paper looks at the three most important domestic issues-the state of the economy, healthcare and social issues-that American voters are grappling with in the run-up to the presidential elections later this year.

Don't despair, liberals: Fight
Nov 10, 2016

Don't despair, liberals: Fight

Welcome, American liberals. Welcome to the special torment of discovering that you do not know your country.

Donald Trump’s foreign policy hara-kiri
May 10, 2018

Donald Trump’s foreign policy hara-kiri

The US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal makes it an untrustworthy partner in any subsequent negotiations. The era of American leadership in the non-proliferation order is over

Doubting Delhi
Jan 08, 2013

Doubting Delhi

From America to Bangladesh and Australia to Europe, those who bet on big breakthroughs with India in the last few years can't hide their disappointment at its seeming inability to seize the opportunities at hand. It is up to Delhi to prove that the concerns of its friends and partners around the world are misplaced.

Dynamics of US Force Transformation
Dec 25, 2006

Dynamics of US Force Transformation

In September 2002, the Bush administration officially introduced its national security strategy report. In response to the devastating attacks on the epicentre of America's financial and defence establishment, President Bush outlined the fundamental tenets of a strategy that was authored to contend with changes caused due to the "profound transformation" in the current security environment. President Bush proclaimed that, in order to protect Amer

Economic nationalism takes centre stage in the 2020 US election
Jul 24, 2020

Economic nationalism takes centre stage in the 2020 US election

As Biden’s ‘Buy American’ plan echoes Trump’s ‘America First’ vision, the upcoming election will oversee the further consolidation of econ

EU-China ties: Deficits, de-risking, and dual-use tech
Dec 08, 2023

EU-China ties: Deficits, de-risking, and dual-use tech

Accompanying these country-level strategies is a range of defensive measures that the EU has put in place. These include two-way screenings of investments and anti-coercion mechanisms under the umbrella of its 'derisking' approach. At the same time, Europe is attempting to diversify its trade partners and supply chains in favour of more 'like-minded' nations in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere.

Fai's ISI connections: Few implications
Aug 01, 2011

Fai's ISI connections: Few implications

The activities of Ghulam Nabi Fai of the Kashmiri American Council, which became public after his arrest, show how vulnerable the India-Pakistan engagement could be to Pakistan Army?s dogged pursuit of anti-India policies.

Fighting Trumpism
Nov 07, 2020

Fighting Trumpism

It has transformed frustrations into a nihilistic anger. But it is not the real America.

Foreign policy issues to dominate GOP primaries
Jun 11, 2015

Foreign policy issues to dominate GOP primaries

As the US Presidential elections unfold, Republican candidates would be thoroughly tested on their merit of thinking creatively on issue-based solutions to global challenges and exploring facets of diplomacy and non-military aspects of foreign policies in contrast to the focus on military interventionism and a hawkish vision of American policies abroad.

From 2001 to 2021, the return of the age of strategic rivalry
Sep 15, 2021

From 2001 to 2021, the return of the age of strategic rivalry

The Taliban, ably helped by Pakistan, the US’s frontline ally in its global war on terror, has badly dented the notion of US invincibility. Despite President Joe Biden’s efforts in recent months to reassure allies that “America is back”, there is a wariness about both US commitment and its competence.

From Xi with love: A New Year greeting to the new POTUS
Jan 13, 2021

From Xi with love: A New Year greeting to the new POTUS

As a new American President prepares to assume office, China has sent him a greeting card with three messages conveying the terms of Beijing’s engag

Gently Eastwards
Jul 02, 2004

Gently Eastwards

In 1990, after the end of the Cold War and the unification of Germany, the United States of America gave an assurance to the Soviet Union that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would not expand its role beyond the borders of Germany.

Geo-Economics: The art of Trumpnomics
Nov 02, 2020

Geo-Economics: The art of Trumpnomics

A hostile relationship with China, coming out of a consistent aggressive trade policy, is arguably going to be the most enduring legacy of the Trump P

Global policeman: How should India read Trump’s declaration for the Indo-Pacific
Dec 31, 2018

Global policeman: How should India read Trump’s declaration for the Indo-Pacific

The Indian engagement with the US, whether in the form of America’s Indo-Pacific strategy or the four-nation Quad also implies that the regional nat

Greek crisis: Only Syriza Govt strategy to blame
Jul 07, 2015

Greek crisis: Only Syriza Govt strategy to blame

If the Syriza government in Greece had the foresight to seek technical assistance from the bureaucracy of any Latin American, African or Asian country on how to deal with agitated lenders, they would never have got into the mess they are in now.

Guarantee Afghanistan's neutrality
Jan 22, 2010

Guarantee Afghanistan's neutrality

Discussions between the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) also saw a general agreement that the Taliban victory in Afghanistan will lead to a civil war with disastrous consequences for Pakistan

Have Taleban Promised US That Women Will Be Treated Kindly
Jan 30, 2012

Have Taleban Promised US That Women Will Be Treated Kindly

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to the US Congress begins with America's recent military engagement in self congratulatory terms. Among the more modest claims is: "For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country".

How a brainstrust and POTUS aligned over messages to Modi
Jul 04, 2017

How a brainstrust and POTUS aligned over messages to Modi

From the American side, who briefed President Trump before he met Modi?