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Hunting Grounds
Feb 16, 2006

Hunting Grounds

An international posse led by the US has set off along with a motley crowd hunting for one of the two remaining leaders of the Axis of Evil. The British are there, as always, galloping along close to the Americans. The Germans and the French have returned to the fold after staying away in the hunt for Saddam Hussein.

If US troops exit Kabul, and the Taliban holds sway, Pakistan could unleash 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' against India
Dec 29, 2018

If US troops exit Kabul, and the Taliban holds sway, Pakistan could unleash 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' against India

We could soon see America leave Afghanistan's brutal war half-finished. The implications of this will be dreadful for ordinary Afghans. This is no good news for India either.

Importance of Obama's India visit
Jan 24, 2015

Importance of Obama's India visit

Both President Obama and Prime Minister Modi have seized the moment to reinvigourate the bilateral ties. If Modi has put America at the very centre of his dynamic foreign policy strategy, Obama appears eager to work with what is undoubtedly a more vigorous and action-oriented government in Delhi.

India (re)discovers the Indian Ocean
Aug 23, 2019

India (re)discovers the Indian Ocean

Disputes with Pakistan and China limit India’s sea projection. But the country has a growing need to protect vital sea routes and this changes its approach. Ties with America and Russia influence New Delhi’s posture

India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific
Nov 13, 2019

India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific

India needs to do a more convincing job as a beneficial strategic partner of ASEAN by boosting its domestic economic reforms agenda, enhancing regional connectivity, and increasing its presence in regional institutions. ASEAN too should be more specific in its expectations from New Delhi.

India and the historic nomination of Kamala Harris
Aug 22, 2020

India and the historic nomination of Kamala Harris

While Indian-Americans are delighted, many of them nevertheless see candidates through the lens of their attitude towards India

India in Obama's new Asia pivot
Nov 12, 2012

India in Obama's new Asia pivot

If Obama's mandate is any guide, America is about to move to a softer, more socialised capitalist framework in which the people's welfare will be at the centre of policymaking. In a sense, America may be heading the European way in terms of pursuing social market policy.

India must adjust to the rise of China
Nov 25, 2014

India must adjust to the rise of China

India's best course is the one that Prime Minister Modi is setting. This seeks to position India as a "swing state". On one hand, India has joined the New Development Bank, the AIIB and resisted American-led efforts to condemn Russia over Ukraine. On the other, it is actively wooing the US and its allies, Japan and Australia, in the Asia Pacific region.

India US Relations: बाइडेन प्रशासन की दक्षिण एशियाई नीति, भारत के पक्ष में
Jul 27, 2023

India US Relations: बाइडेन प्रशासन की दक्षिण एशियाई नीति, भारत के पक्ष में

India US Relations अमेरिकी राष्‍ट्रपति जो बाइडेन हाल के दिनों में कई बार भारत और पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी की तारीफ कर चुके हैं. ऐसे में यह सवाल उठता है कि बाइडेन की इस तारीफ के कूटनीतिक मायने क

India-US Defence Relations: In Search of a Direction
Jul 23, 2023

India-US Defence Relations: In Search of a Direction

The strong reactions to the non-inclusion of American firms in a major Indian military procurement tender, in the backdrop of proposed aggressive weapons sales by the Americans, paint a contrasting picture that could influence India-US defence relations in the near future. This Paper looks at the entire gambit of Indo-US Defence relations and, based on past experiences and ongoing deliberations, the challenges ahead.

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump
May 12, 2023

India-US Defence Trade Continuity Under Trump

This brief explores the factors informing the Donald Trump administration’s continuity on the US’s defence trade with India. The administration’s impetus to maintain US-India defence trade stems from factors like the ‘reverse revolving door’ policy that has increased the influence of US defence contractors, its ‘Buy American’ policy to boost US arms exports, and defence trade being construed as an incremental means to correct the bi

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy
Oct 03, 2019

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, its imposition of Iran oil sanctions, its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

India: Many a hurdle in its way to becoming a world power
May 29, 2019

India: Many a hurdle in its way to becoming a world power

To achieve all that Modi has promised, he needs a peaceful periphery and a stable world order. At home, Modi may be master of all he surveys, but abroad, there are other players, some positive, others inimical. There are issues, such as US-Iran tensions, US-China trade spat, rising climate of protectionism and Brexit, that he cannot control.

India’s management of global fluidity
Dec 07, 2018

India’s management of global fluidity

The Indo-Pacific construct is now at the centre of strategic jockeying in the region and the three nations — Japan, America and India — have been trying to define the exact scope of their engagement.

India’s strategy in the China-Russia-USA triangle
Dec 20, 2019

India’s strategy in the China-Russia-USA triangle

Delhi wants to remain an Eurasian power, swinging between East and West according to its priorities. Its military ties with Moscow. The economic importance of Beijing. America as a strategic counterweight – as long as it works.

Indo US Differences over F-16: एफ-16 पर बाइडेन ने पलटा ट्रंप का फैसला; क्‍या है भारत की बड़ी चिंता?
Sep 14, 2022

Indo US Differences over F-16: एफ-16 पर बाइडेन ने पलटा ट्रंप का फैसला; क्‍या है भारत की बड़ी चिंता?

अमेरिका ने पाकिस्तान को एफ-16 युद्धक विमान को अपग्रेड करने का फैसला भारत के खिलाफ है. ऐसे में यह सवाल भी उठता है कि बाइडेन प्रशासन का भारत के प्रति क्‍या नजरिया है. क्‍या बाइडे

Indo-US defence cooperation: Challenges ahead
Apr 03, 2015

Indo-US defence cooperation: Challenges ahead

Though domestic politics have not always promoted closer US-India defence cooperation, changed geopolitical context, regional and global advances now pull India and America together, says the US co-chair of the DTTI, Frank Kendall. Even perceptions of security challenges of both the countries are increasingly converging.

Iran nuclear deal: The promise and the peril
Jul 20, 2015

Iran nuclear deal: The promise and the peril

The American justification that delaying any possible Iranian nuclear weapon programme is itself a benefit might be short-sighted because the balance of power will have shifted in Iran?s favour by then.

Iraq after the pullout
Dec 26, 2011

Iraq after the pullout

Last week the curtains came down on the 21st century's first unjust war - the US involvement in Iraq. But worse may follow after the American pullout. The implications for India of further turmoil in the Persian Gulf, particularly Iraq are enormous.

Iraq and After
Jun 30, 2004

Iraq and After

It may not be the story that Paul Bremer or Iyyad Allawi would want to muse over for their grandchildren: ¿I was among the handful there...¿ Yet, that¿s truth about power-transfer in Iraq, America¿s testing-ground for western democracy in the feudalistic Gulf Arab region living in a decadent past.

Iraqi Taliban Strikes in Mosul
Dec 31, 2004

Iraqi Taliban Strikes in Mosul

Nineteen US troops and three others were reportedly killed on December 21, 2004, in an attack on an improvised dining hall of an American military base at Mosul in northern Iraq. An organisation called Jaish Ansar al-Sunnah (JAAS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

IRNSS: India's Own Satellite Navigation System
Jun 29, 2013

IRNSS: India's Own Satellite Navigation System

India's own satellite-based navigation system, similar to the well-known American Global Positioning System (GPS), is being readied. The first satellite of the seven satellite constellation is scheduled to be launched on July 1 from Sriharikota.

Irresolute on the world stage
Sep 23, 2013

Irresolute on the world stage

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to America will show if there is any political energy left in the UPA government for purposeful international engagement. If the answer is in the negative, the rest of the world will simply wait for stronger leadership to re-emerge in Delhi. India might pay a price for the wasted moments, but the ruling party may not much care, having grown rather comfortable with a do-nothing foreign policy.

Is our distaste for Bush misplaced?
Dec 01, 2004

Is our distaste for Bush misplaced?

On November 3, the White House turned red once more.When the men, and women, in blue were finally convinced that George W Bush was going to reoccupy the most powerful chair in the world, a chunk of the deeply divided America groaned loudly. Joining them in their crib was, apparently, the rest of the world.

Is the US retreating from Asia, giving way to China?
Dec 07, 2017

Is the US retreating from Asia, giving way to China?

Trump’s “toned down” stance on the South China Sea issue, his emphasis on “America first” policy and his soft attitude towards China have made many Japanese leaders suspect that the US is retreating from Asia.

Is there an endgame in Afghanistan?
Mar 21, 2013

Is there an endgame in Afghanistan?

The problem for the US in assuring an orderly withdrawal and to decide on how much force to leave behind is the utter lack of trust between Afghanistan, Pakistan and itself. It is difficult to accurately anticipate how the situation will evolve in 2015 after the Americans go home, but whatever it is, it will not be a simple uncomplicated situation and may not be all that warm and friendly for Pakistan.

JCPOA in the ICU
Jul 04, 2019

JCPOA in the ICU

Whether the escalation of conflict between the US and Iran can be calibrated or not, is difficult to predict.

Joe Biden is behind the curve on China’s expansionism
Dec 17, 2020

Joe Biden is behind the curve on China’s expansionism

As the Biden administration would take time to settle down, the first half of 2021 will be crucial for Beijing to lay down new terms of engagement. It is shaping the battleground before Biden can come up with his own strategic response.

Jumpstarting the next phase of U.S.-India defence ties
Jun 16, 2023

Jumpstarting the next phase of U.S.-India defence ties

The visit of America’s Defence Secretary earlier in June has prepared the ground for the the Indian Prime Minister’s U.S. visit next week, which could see some big ticket announcements

Junctions and roadblocks in Arab politics
May 05, 2005

Junctions and roadblocks in Arab politics

THE DISTURBING aspects of Arab democracy, wrote a columnist in Haaretz recently, "are its implications for Israel." These were listed: advent of democracy in Arab countries would make Israel lose its unique character and the "shared values" with America emanating from it; given the freedom of choice, Arab voters might elect Islamist "extremists"; Arab opinion, as per the most recent Arab Human Development Report

Keeping an eye on China’s expanding nuclear stack
Aug 19, 2021

Keeping an eye on China’s expanding nuclear stack

Even if there is contention about the scope and prospective size of Beijing’s capabilities, India needs to be watchful

Kerry-Khurshid dialogue: Time for hard decisions
Jun 20, 2013

Kerry-Khurshid dialogue: Time for hard decisions

Recently, in two special reports (ORF-Heritage Foundation and ORF-Center for American Progress) Indian and American scholars have come out with many suggestions to fast-track India-US relations. If the policy-makers at the Annual Strategic Dialogue take on board some of these recommendations, it will go a long way in re-energising the relationship.

Knowing India's nuclear credentials
Jul 24, 2014

Knowing India's nuclear credentials

Through concerted attack on India from the usual suspects in recent days, India is first being made the whipping boy for the failure of the American non-proliferation lobby in their own country. Then it has to accept blame for the complex relations the U.S. shares with Pakistan and China that is driving these Asian allies to increase their arsenals. Can we get real, please?

Lashkar-e-Musharraf
Dec 03, 2003

Lashkar-e-Musharraf

After 9-11, many Americans remember Pakistani dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf¿s speech to Pakistanis in English, in which he explained his U-turn on the Taliban and Al Qaida. Faced with a ¿with us or against us¿ ultimatum from an angry America, Gen.Musharraf told his rich Pakistani elite brethren that Pakistan had to finally ¿shun extremism¿ and join hands with the US.

Logbook of a lost war
Jul 31, 2010

Logbook of a lost war

What does the 90,000-plus leaked classified documents on Afghan War show? Two things are most obvious-one, the Americans have lost the script in Afghanistan and two, Pakistan has emerged as a full-fledged terrorist State,

Lula 3.0- लुला की तीसरी पारी: विश्व मंच पर ब्राज़ील की वापसी
Jul 26, 2023

Lula 3.0- लुला की तीसरी पारी: विश्व मंच पर ब्राज़ील की वापसी

तीसरी बार राष्ट्रपति बनने के बाद लुला (Lula) ने ब्राज़ील की घ�

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

Making friends with the middle
Aug 25, 2014

Making friends with the middle

Building a set of flexible Asian coalitions that do not include America or China should become a critical element of India's strategy of coping with the historic power shift in Asia and the uncertain evolution of US-China relations.

Marco Rubio: Return of the Republican Savior?
Nov 06, 2015

Marco Rubio: Return of the Republican Savior?

Whilst the US presidential polls are never about foreign policy issues, the 2016 elections would be markedly different and foreign policy is going to be central to the elections. And Marco Rubio's ability to articulate the message of America's international leadership will sustain him in the long race to the Oval Office.

MDGs: India should take the lead in South Asia
Oct 24, 2015

MDGs: India should take the lead in South Asia

The South Asian region lacks a common plan of action to deal with the impact of climate change despite possessing common ecological habitat. Africa and Latin America fare a tad better on this front. India should take the lead to create elaborate policies for joint management of common resources and ecological preservation.

Militants onslaught: Iraq, US should equally share blame
Jun 16, 2014

Militants onslaught: Iraq, US should equally share blame

There is no doubt that the roots of today's problems lie in the 2003 American invasion of Iraq. But the blame for what is happening today must be shared equally between the Americans and the Iraqis, primarily the Shia leadership of al Maliki.

Modi and Obama's war
Oct 01, 2014

Modi and Obama's war

The real issue is not about double standards on terrorism. Nor is hypocrisy a monopoly of either America or India. The problem is different. Although the US and India see terrorism as a great threat to their societies, they have different priorities in the war against it.

Modi's China problem
Jan 31, 2015

Modi's China problem

As one of the world's largest economies and as a rising power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is suggesting that India needs "multi-alignment", or more intensive partnerships with all great powers, including America and China.

Modi's third date with Obama
Sep 28, 2015

Modi's third date with Obama

New Delhi can't really expect that the Americans can or will solve India's problems with Pakistan. India can better leverage support from the US and other international partners only when it has a strong and sustainable engagement of its own with Pakistan.

Muddling along in Afghanistan
Dec 09, 2019

Muddling along in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump is desperate to pull American troops out of the war-torn country, even if it means clearing the way for the Taliban's ascent to power in Kabul

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0
Jun 06, 2023

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0

The Biden administration has been uncommonly vigorous in shaping American policy to maintain American hegemony or Globalisation 2.0

NATO’s wins and woes: The organisation faces challenges across political, financial, and security domains
Apr 12, 2024

NATO’s wins and woes: The organisation faces challenges across political, financial, and security domains

When comparing the current geopolitical landscape of Europe to the circumstances in the years following NATO’s establishment, it becomes apparent that very little has changed.