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We cannot have a vibrant democracy without strong media
Mar 13, 2019

We cannot have a vibrant democracy without strong media

Samir Saran, President of ORF, in an interview to The Asian Age spoke about different issues including democracy, good governance, communal harmony

We must not over-interpret China's grand moves of diplomacy on the world stage
Nov 28, 2023

We must not over-interpret China's grand moves of diplomacy on the world stage

Beijing is not doing as well as it would like us to think. Its economic challenges and isolation have meant it is keener than its put-off partners to achieve some normalcy in ties with other countries.

What an Imran Khan's win in Pakistan will mean for India
Jul 25, 2018

What an Imran Khan's win in Pakistan will mean for India

In any case, given that the elections have become controversial even before a single vote has been cast means that the legitimacy of the next government, especially one led by Imran, will be constantly questioned and challenged.

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?
May 14, 2018

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?

Though the decision itself may not have been surprising, the consequences could be serious for New Delhi’s security.

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt
Oct 04, 2005

What Iran did for India and why it is hurt

Strikingly similar to the crisis that Iran faced at the IAEA Board meeting in Vienna last weekend, India too found itself in a tight spot in April 1994 at the United Nations Human Rights Commission's annual session in Geneva.

What next for Iran?
May 21, 2024

What next for Iran?

Although Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi’s death leaves the country to face an uncertain future, it would not have any significant short-term impac

What Soleimani’s death means for Iran, West Asia and the world
Jan 04, 2020

What Soleimani’s death means for Iran, West Asia and the world

With his killing, the US has entered an area of unknowns. Iran cannot be underestimated

What’s behind the rising India-France maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific?
Mar 27, 2020

What’s behind the rising India-France maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific?

A recent engagement spotlighted the broader strategic collaboration between the two countries in this realm.

What’s in the growing Russia-China-Iran trilateral convergence?
Dec 24, 2019

What’s in the growing Russia-China-Iran trilateral convergence?

Potential security engagements among the three have spotlighted their increasing convergence.

What’s Next for the India-France-UAE Trilateral?
Oct 03, 2022

What’s Next for the India-France-UAE Trilateral?

India, France and the UAE, which share strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific, met for a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly last week.

Who benefits from the protests in Iran?
Jan 11, 2018

Who benefits from the protests in Iran?

If Rouhani is the middle, it is not wise to celebrate an attack against him. Not until, organically most if not all of Iran and not just Tehran like i

Why Chabahar agreement is important for Iran?
Jul 17, 2017

Why Chabahar agreement is important for Iran?

The Chabahar agreement which entails the development of free trade zone could be capitalised to generate employment and rope in investments.

Why France is a reliable strategic partner for India
Jan 20, 2020

Why France is a reliable strategic partner for India

From geopolitics to space cooperation, Paris has always been supportive of New Delhi’s decisions

Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment
Aug 12, 2020

Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment

India has hardly ever seen a purely women-driven movement where women have been the pioneers of a development and have stood up for a cause all by the

Why it is time to invest in Iran
Jul 21, 2015

Why it is time to invest in Iran

The opening of Iran will alter the geopolitics of south-western Asia. Even so, India needs to tread with care. But this should not in any way constrain our initiatives with Iran. We need to move beyond the phase of dithering that has characterised our ties with Tehran for the last decade.

Why it makes sense for India and China to cooperate on Iran’s Chabahar project
May 10, 2018

Why it makes sense for India and China to cooperate on Iran’s Chabahar project

The development of the Chabahar port needs to be viewed as Iran’s call for “engagement”.

Why Modi must not go to Pakistan to attend Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony
Aug 02, 2018

Why Modi must not go to Pakistan to attend Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony

There is no reason to believe that things will be any different if now Modi goes to Islamabad.

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran
Jul 02, 2020

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran

India, which maintains good relations with Iran and has strategic interests in that country, has walked the trapeze wire regarding the issue of its nu

Why New Delhi should not ignore Tehran
Jun 02, 2012

Why New Delhi should not ignore Tehran

Though India has decided to cut down oil from Iran and thereby, for the time being, might have placated the US, it, however, cannot afford to ignore Iran either - for a myriad of reasons.

Why should the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) be repealed?
Dec 17, 2020

Why should the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) be repealed?

India needs world-class derivatives exchanges which will provide for the best risk management practices.

Why the future looks bleak for Iran
Feb 25, 2019

Why the future looks bleak for Iran

Chinese energy majors are now importing 360,000 barrels per day, of crude oil from Iran. This is only half of what they were importing before the US p

Will bringing political parties under RTI improve transparency?
Jun 28, 2013

Will bringing political parties under RTI improve transparency?

Political parties are the only entities which are not subject to any regulation or regulator. The phrase political parties has not been mentioned in India's constitution and post independence, the legislatures have not enacted any regulation or law governing the functioning of political parties.

Will China’s Evergrande contagion spread beyond real estate?
Oct 13, 2021

Will China’s Evergrande contagion spread beyond real estate?

The fear that the recent real estate sector crisis in China could stretch into the international commodity market and domestic consumption market loom

Will Energiewende fail? An examination of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon future
Apr 02, 2018

Will Energiewende fail? An examination of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon future

Germany’s image as the leader in green energy and the creator of “Energiewende” (energy transition) is under siege. According to a recent study, the self-committed goal to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2020 will likely be missed. This potential shortcoming does not come as a surprise to Germany and has been an intensively discussed issue for many years. Does this mean the end of Germany’s energy transition? This paper anal

Will Imran Khan emerge as the king-maker in Pakistan polls?
Apr 13, 2013

Will Imran Khan emerge as the king-maker in Pakistan polls?

Former The Hindu correspondent in Pakistan, Nirupama Subramanian, thinks that PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif has a better chance to head the next government in Pakistan. The thing to be watched is whether he will be able to do so on his own or in coalition with other parties, especially Imran Khan's PTI.

Will India’s partnership with France eclipse its ties with the US?
Dec 19, 2020

Will India’s partnership with France eclipse its ties with the US?

France actualising its “resident power” status in the Indo-Pacific has led to its emergence as India’s partner of choice in the Indian Ocean reg

Will India’s Trump Fears Ease With the New US Asia Reassurance Initiative Act?
Jan 05, 2019

Will India’s Trump Fears Ease With the New US Asia Reassurance Initiative Act?

New Delhi will be hoping that Congress can continue to rein in Trump’s worst instincts.

Will the US take Iran's extended hand?
Sep 26, 2013

Will the US take Iran's extended hand?

The US may have lost interest in Iraq, but in Syria if it truly desires a diplomatic solution, then Iran has to be brought on board. This is what even the French are telling them. But will the US take the extended hand.

Will US-Iran tension spill over into India’s neighbourhood?
Jun 08, 2017

Will US-Iran tension spill over into India’s neighbourhood?

International tension surrounding Iran is yet to affect India, but New Delhi can make tactical gains by maintaining diplomatic flexibility.

With Imran Khan ousted, Pakistan Army will have a salient role in Islamabad
Apr 12, 2022

With Imran Khan ousted, Pakistan Army will have a salient role in Islamabad

For Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the foremost challenge will be to handle the economic crisis and keeping the political alliance intact. The incoming government will face a strong opposition from Imran Khan and his PTI, who are masters at street campaigning

With rebel Dinakaran’s win in Jaya’s constituency, TN politics set to realign
Dec 28, 2017

With rebel Dinakaran’s win in Jaya’s constituency, TN politics set to realign

Dinakaran, once Jayalalithaa’s troubleshooter, has emerged as the inheritor of Jayalalithaa’s legacy. It means that the two factions of the ruling

Working with Tehran on the Red Sea crisis
Jan 19, 2024

Working with Tehran on the Red Sea crisis

Regional security in West Asia stands at a precarious intersection.

Youth-led just transition: A mandate or a mirage for the Global South?
Aug 12, 2023

Youth-led just transition: A mandate or a mirage for the Global South?

Youth capital can become an essential driving force of sustainable development and climate change movement.