January, 2015

  • 27 January

    Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Flares Up in India

    Are India's anti-Muslim outbursts coming from rogue politicians, or are they directed by the prime minister?

  • 26 January

    Of India’s ‘Reagan-style’ Pakistan Strategy and the Elusive Peace

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks more like India’s Ronald Reagan because of his strategy of “peace through strength” when it comes to Pakistan, says author Daniel Markey and warns New Delhi’s diplomatic disengagement with Islamabad could be dangerous and even counterproductive. Markey’s assessment may give credence to some of the fears in Pakistan which are reflected by Ikram Sehgal in his article down below.

  • 22 January

    View from India: Going Beyond Bonhomie

    A Modi-Obama summit provides an opportunity for an all-encompassing look at geopolitics and geoeconomics across the region and beyond. This option should not be foreclosed by concentrating on the smaller items, says one Indian analyst.

  • 19 January

    South Asia’s Nuclear Arms Race Heating Up?

    Pakistan and India are vigorously expanding their fissile material production capacity to increase their nuclear weapons stockpiles. One report says Pakistan has operationalized its new plutonium producing facility at Khushab, about six weeks after reports appeared that India has almost completed the construction of its second gas centrifuge facility near Mysore.

  • 12 January

    China, India, and Sri Lanka’s Change of Guard

    Sri Lanka’s surprising election result will have complex effects on the India-China-Sri Lanka strategic triangle.

  • 11 January

    The Silent Treatment in South Asia

    Private U.S. messages could use occasional public reinforcement, but Washington has been well trained by India and Pakistan to respect their sensitivities.

  • 5 January

    Obama’s Mixed Signals to India and Pakistan

    The U.S. is starting 2015 with both a presidential trip to India and the approval of civilian aid for Pakistan.

  • 1 January

    India’s Deal for French Fighter Jets Going Sour?

    India’s negotiations with France for the purchase of 126 Rafale fighter jets have hit snags amid increasing fears that the 20 billion dollars deal may fall apart. New Delhi is considering to buy Russian Sukhoi-30 in case the Rafale negotiations fail.

December, 2014

  • 26 December

    A View From India: The Entrepreneurs of Violence

    Understanding the TTP attack in Peshawar would involve looking at the group’s structure, the role of ideology and the impact of Pakistan’s counter-insurgency operations.

  • 12 December

    India and Israel’s Secret Love Affair

    Israel has hailed India as a strategic partner in Asia, while China as merely a trading partner. With Modi entrenched in power, and strategic interests aligned, we are poised to see India and Israel expand on their already-strong relationship.