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US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era
Oct 28, 2020

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era

There is no dearth in analyses that sound the alarm on the current United States (US) administration’s policy in the Indo-Pacific. This paper conducts an evaluation of the US’ engagement in the region, and finds it to be contrary to alarmist predictions. President Donald Trump’s administration has reaffirmed commitments towards traditional allies, built on the predecessor president’s courtship of nascent partners, and encouraged partners

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan
Dec 24, 2017

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan

In a groundbreaking speech in August this year, US President Donald Trump laid out his government’s policy for South Asia, authorising more American troops to Afghanistan and insisting that Pakistan must either “do more” to restrain Islamist militants, or face consequences. Indian and Afghan governments have welcomed the new US policy approach. The major components of Trump’s Afghanistan strategy — recognising Pakistan’s role in provi

A new twist in global politics
Sep 28, 2018

A new twist in global politics

US foreign policy is steadily renouncing multilateralism while China is stepping into its shoes

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode
Feb 20, 2020

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode

With a trade deal unlikely, New Delhi must calibrate the costs and benefits of the U.S. President’s political tour

A Trump-Putin summit is good news for India
Jul 16, 2018

A Trump-Putin summit is good news for India

A one-on-one Trump-Putin meeting being proposed by sections of the Trump Administration would be a big win for Putin who desperately wants recognition as a global statesman

After Modi-Trump meet, India must proceed with caution
Jun 28, 2017

After Modi-Trump meet, India must proceed with caution

Modi’s remarks aimed to put across an India that was ready to synchronise itself with the Trump administration’s goals, but the US president made it clear he wanted India to commit to “free and fair trade”.

After Trump’s Kashmir remarks, India must tell the US where it gets off
Jul 23, 2019

After Trump’s Kashmir remarks, India must tell the US where it gets off

Modi needs to emphatically clear the air to control the ramifications of Trump’s prattling.

Ahead of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet, China holds all the cards
Apr 05, 2017

Ahead of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet, China holds all the cards

There are many obstacles for the US-China summit, such that the American side is simply not ready for a substantive negotiation. But there are also many areas of discussion, including North Korea, the One-China policy and trade.

All pomp, little to show
Oct 01, 2019

All pomp, little to show

Modi and Trump were talking to different audiences

American retrenchment and the Chinese advantage
Feb 06, 2019

American retrenchment and the Chinese advantage

While America firmly takes steps to retreat into its own sphere of influence, it leaves the world with a sizable vacuum to fill. China is one of the c

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon
Apr 13, 2020

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon

On the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's (and humankind's) first journey into space, the US Executive Order, stipulating that Americans should have the right use the resources of space, rings outrageous.

An inconsistent United States, an assertive China and Asia’s hobbesian order
Nov 14, 2017

An inconsistent United States, an assertive China and Asia’s hobbesian order

China is luring the region and the world with its ambitions and the US is offering incoherence. This mismatch is at the heart of the present turmoil in the region

Before Afghanistan, Trump should sort out how 'South Asia' is seen in Washington
Aug 24, 2017

Before Afghanistan, Trump should sort out how 'South Asia' is seen in Washington

If history is to be consulted, re-packaging sells well within the White House and perhaps more importantly, the Pentagon.

Boris Johnson is stuck in a labyrinth of his own making
Sep 30, 2019

Boris Johnson is stuck in a labyrinth of his own making

British polity is undergoing a churn unlike any in recent history and it will end up reshaping the nation’s political texture. Whether British politicians are ready for this change is a different matter altogether.

Covid-19: The crisis will strengthen anti-globalisation voices
Mar 16, 2020

Covid-19: The crisis will strengthen anti-globalisation voices

The pandemic will lead to a greater backlash against open borders and economies. It is time for a creative rethink

COVID19 delays and Bernie Sanders’ belated exit riddle Joe Biden’s campaign
Apr 09, 2020

COVID19 delays and Bernie Sanders’ belated exit riddle Joe Biden’s campaign

Challenges mount for Joe Biden as the Democratic National Convention gets postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic and Trump sowed discord amongst Democr

Decisions on US-India issues will not be taken by the Pompeos and the Jaishankars
Jun 28, 2019

Decisions on US-India issues will not be taken by the Pompeos and the Jaishankars

Has all the carefully articulated outcome of Pompeo's Indian visit gone up in smoke after a Donald Trump tweet?

Despite Trump walkout on Iran, Delhi should back Europe
May 10, 2018

Despite Trump walkout on Iran, Delhi should back Europe

During the 2017 winter session of parliament, PM Modi stated that India’s foreign policy stood on its own independent merit, and if it wanted to purchase oil from Iran, it would do so.

Diversity within the Union: The EU’s midlife checklist
Nov 02, 2019

Diversity within the Union: The EU’s midlife checklist

Even with increased efforts from governments towards democratising trade policy development, there are hindrances with the emergence of other Westphal

Donald Trump's decision to cancel 'secret' talks with the Taliban
Sep 09, 2019

Donald Trump's decision to cancel 'secret' talks with the Taliban

Trump's move is likely to be temporary, as he is keen to show that he has upheld his election commitments.

Donald Trump's Iran gamble could hit India too
Oct 10, 2017

Donald Trump's Iran gamble could hit India too

New Delhi's bid to counter the One Belt One Road by creating transportation linkages through the Iranian ports, is at stake.