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Diplomatic tai chi
Jan 25, 2011

Diplomatic tai chi

When Lang Lang, a resident of New York, was invited by the White House for a piano recital at the banquet for Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington DC on January 19, no one really bothered to check the music he would play.

A blurring dichotomy: Can the new bill prevent the Maldives’ diplomatic disruptions?  
Feb 15, 2022

A blurring dichotomy: Can the new bill prevent the Maldives’ diplomatic disruptions?  

The new bill reflects the Maldives government’s earnest attempt to protect its foreign policy interests, but it could backfire on the domestic front

A flurry of diplomatic activity on Afghanistan
Mar 21, 2021

A flurry of diplomatic activity on Afghanistan

The Biden administration realises that it needs diplomacy to ensure a managed exit from Afghanistan.

Beijing’s diplomatic crumbs shouldn’t con Delhi
Jan 02, 2018

Beijing’s diplomatic crumbs shouldn’t con Delhi

India must recognize that even as there may be areas that India and China cooperate occasionally, Beijing will take every opportunity to deny India any strategic advancement.

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Mar 13, 2023

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran

The revival of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran that was negotiated by China is a major diplomacy victory for the latter

China, the US, and Russia go on a diplomatic charm offensive in Africa
Feb 01, 2023

China, the US, and Russia go on a diplomatic charm offensive in Africa

How are the African countries dealing with the renewed interest in Africa by China, the US, and Russia?

Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre
Dec 09, 2020

Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre

While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities

For China, pullback Is ‘Done’. Will India raise diplomatic costs?
Aug 01, 2020

For China, pullback Is ‘Done’. Will India raise diplomatic costs?

In China’s view, disengagement is a done thing; if New Delhi thinks otherwise, the onus is on it to do what it can.

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China
Jun 05, 2020

India expands diplomatic efforts amid border standoff with China

For New Delhi, the pressure from an unrelenting China is pushing India farther away — and leading it to deepen its security partnerships.

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East
Jun 13, 2022

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East

This episode illustrates the danger facing Indian foreign policy from domestic political developments, increasingly centered on religious conflict.

India-China relations and the importance of diplomatic signaling
Jul 11, 2013

India-China relations and the importance of diplomatic signaling

China and India need to do more than repeatedly declaring outcomes of meetings as 'successful' and 'positive'. Talking things out straight will no doubt lead to friction and diplomatic parleys but at least it will be an enterprise in reality.

India’s diplomatic slowdown in Maldives
Feb 13, 2018

India’s diplomatic slowdown in Maldives

India’s Maldives initiative of the UN kind, as reported in a section of the media, could reopen old wounds in the neighbourhood, where the political

India’s Taliban dilemma: Diplomatic engagement and moral disquietness
Mar 24, 2023

India’s Taliban dilemma: Diplomatic engagement and moral disquietness

Taliban diplomats attending the course extended by the MEA should not be misconstrued as India’s overall approach towards the Taliban

Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge
Jul 16, 2020

Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge

The abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 provoked intense diplomatic response from the international community. For the most part, India received widespread support for its decision. At the same time, however, there have been criticisms of the restrictions imposed in the region on communication and civil liberties. China and Pakistan, in particular, reacted with hostility and attempted to

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge
Aug 19, 2019

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge

It has had to navigate the debate on civil liberties, overcome history, and deal with China’s posture

Modi & Xi at Mamallapuram: How India can increase diplomatic clout
Oct 10, 2019

Modi & Xi at Mamallapuram: How India can increase diplomatic clout

Both countries are likely to focus on trade and economic issues in Mamallapuram, but the overhang of the growing political dissonance in their relationship cannot and should not be discounted.

Modi's diplomatic master stroke
May 28, 2014

Modi's diplomatic master stroke

India has signalled that it will embed its regional policy within the framework of SAARC. This should reduce the disquiet among our neighbours arising from the sheer size of India and its economy. This has a history since India's Pakistan policy of today is rooted in Vajpayee's visit to Islamabad to attend the 12th SAARC summit.

Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Development Cooperation as a Diplomatic Tool
Apr 03, 2024

Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Development Cooperation as a Diplomatic Tool

Development cooperation has gained further currency in a post-pandemic world amid staggered economic growth and an increasing gap in financing the Sustainable Development Goals. As a strategic geographic expanse, the Indo-Pacific has witnessed an upswing in cooperation programmes under different modalities (North-South, South-South, and triangular development partnerships). This paper explores the role of development cooperation as a tool of dipl

Taiwan’s Battle for Diplomatic Space
Sep 22, 2022

Taiwan’s Battle for Diplomatic Space

Taiwan is facing an existential identity crisis, one whose consequences can go well beyond the region. The island exists between two sovereignties: it has domestic sovereignty and is secure in its identity as a democracy and an economic powerhouse; at the same time, it has an uncertain international sovereignty and is insecure in a larger battle with China about that identity. From a traditional international-relations perspective, Taiwan meets e

Technologies changing diplomatic practices: Pre and post-Covid-19 reality
Oct 06, 2020

Technologies changing diplomatic practices: Pre and post-Covid-19 reality

In the time of modern means of communication, diplomacy must evolve as well. The question is — what is the right direction of this evolution?

The shadow of Israel-Iran hostility amidst diplomatic détentes in West Asia
Jun 28, 2023

The shadow of Israel-Iran hostility amidst diplomatic détentes in West Asia

An unresolved and unaddressed Iran–Israel dynamic ultimately threatens any other regional normalisation

Vostok-22: Challenges of Diplomatic Promiscuity
Sep 04, 2022

Vostok-22: Challenges of Diplomatic Promiscuity

But New Delhi's decision to send a contingent of the Indian Army for the September 1-7 Vostok 2022 military drill in Russia's far east has raised eyebrows, particularly in the West that is trying to isolate Moscow after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is a major exercise involving more than 50,000 troops and 5,000 weapons units, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships, with the participation of troops from China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicar

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success
Feb 25, 2019

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success

Narendra Modi’s West Asia policy remains the one area of achievement in an otherwise indifferent record of foreign policy.

Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal: A diplomatic victory for China?
Oct 23, 2019

Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal: A diplomatic victory for China?

Of the 20 agreements signed between Nepal and China, four of the agreements have strong security components that aim at developing greater engagements

#NewEconomicDiplomacy: नयी आर्थिक कूटनीतिक दुनिया में ‘भारत’ होने के मायने!
Feb 08, 2022

#NewEconomicDiplomacy: नयी आर्थिक कूटनीतिक दुनिया में ‘भारत’ होने के मायने!

आर्थिक कूटनीति के नये क्षेत्रों को लेकर भारत के रुख़ पर न

#भारत-चीन संबंध: दोनों देशों के आपसी संबंधों में फिर से तनाव!
Sep 01, 2022

#भारत-चीन संबंध: दोनों देशों के आपसी संबंधों में फिर से तनाव!

श्रीलंका में भारतीय और चीनी राजनयिक मिशन के बीच एक चीनी मिलिट्री रिसर्च पोत के वहां पहुंचने को लेकर सोशल मीडिया पर बहस छिड़ गई.