March 25, 2017

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View from India: Way to Get Back on Board

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the Press Briefing with President Xi Jinping of China. (Flickr/Narendra Modi, CC license)

It may need both diplomacy and a push from Afghanistan and Central Asia to once again align the lines between India and China, if New Delhi and Beijing wish to ensure that the success they shared via the old Silk Route is given another chance. Read More »

View from India: Getting Ties with UAE on Track

Relations between India and UAE have improved dramatically during the past few years. (Photo via video stream)

Strong words are no substitute for action, however, and the strategic partnership that India envisions with the UAE must be based on clarity and concrete measures, says one Indian analyst. Read More »

RAW’s Kautilyan License

(Image via video stream)

Since the news of civilian-military rift over Pakistan’s secret support to armed groups, whether right or wrong, was leaked from a meeting pertaining to national security, those leaking the information should have their “security clearance” revoked and barred from public office. Read More »

Why are Afghans Wary of Pakistan?

Tensions have been rising on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Two tweets and a letter from a friend include key lessons for Pakistan, which has seen simmering tensions on its border with Afghanistan. Read More »

What’s Behind Russia’s Rapprochement With Pakistan?

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Photo via  Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)

What does the Kremlin’s emphasis on Pakistan say about the state of Russia-India ties? Read More »

Merkel and Obama: Fault Lines Behind a Friendly Face

President Barak Obama (R), Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2nd R), Netherland Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (2nd L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) share a laugh prior to the G20 leaders holding the opening working Plenary session at the Convention Center September 25, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (International Monetary Fund Photograph by Stephen Jaffe, Creative Commons License)

If Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom and Germany confirmed anything, it was the extent to which America’s political elites worry about the strength and unity of Europe. Read More »

Modi’s Idea of India

(Photo by Narendra Modi, Creative Commons License)

Conflicting political, constitutional and ideological imperatives will continue to generate paradoxes. Read More »

Modi Fails to Live Up to High Hopes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the British Parliament in November 2015. (House of Lords 2015 / Photography by Roger Harris, Creative Commons License)

Modi’s brand of personal diplomacy was one of the staples of his first year in office. Through high profile trips abroad and ambitious proposals at home Modi maintained an air of energy and initiative, but the results were modest. Read More »

Untying the Afghan Knot

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As 2016 begins, leaders in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan should bury the hatchet, give up proxy wars, and give way to confidence instead of suspicion. They must share responsibilities and together defeat the enemies of peace and progress. Read More »

View from India: The Map of Neighbourly Outreach

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Lahore December 25. (Photo via PID, Pakistan)

If states have only permanent interests, then India is yet to define them. Until then, New Delhi will swing between chaotic state responses to terrorist attacks and that of dramatic bilateral summits. Read More »