Monday, Jul 28, 2014

C. Raja Mohan

Chinese Takeaway: Sushma in Nepal
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The NDA government’s real challenge in Nepal, however, is not China.

Powerful and Insecure
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Two books on the Pakistan army explore its primacy at home and revisionism abroad

After Putin warmth at BRICS, sudden chill for Delhi
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Narendra Modi may soon find that there are costs associated with India’s “privileged” partnership with Russia.

The great Game Folio: Russian Pipeline
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Mooted under UPA rule, the proposal is gaining some traction with the NDA government.

Drawing lines in the water
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Resolution of Delhi-Dhaka dispute paves way for more regional cooperation in Bay of Bengal littoral.

Chinese takeaway: Beijing’s Diaspora
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

The Indians and Chinese have, for centuries, migrated to distant corners of the world.

Delhi and the diaspora
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

We must build an institutional framework to secure Indians abroad.

Panchsheel 2014
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

China’s campaign for a new Asian security order.

The great Game Folio: Kashmir rail
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

Chinese takeaway: Panchsheel Blues
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

On the eve of official celebration of Panchsheel agreement for peace unveiled 60 years ago, Hamid Ansari visits China.

Addressing Dhaka
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Bangladesh offers India a rare opportunity to transform subcontinent’s geopolitics

The Pakistan Paradox
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

TV Paul locates the study of Pakistan in the broader context of political development in the post-colonial world

The great game folio: US and Iran
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

In politics, domestic or international, classical texts across civilisations caution against the idea that any two entities can be enemies for ever.

Modi and the maritime imperative
Sat, Jun 14, 2014

Delhi has become the main obstacle for the advancement of India’s naval objectives.

Chinesetakeaway: String of Pearls
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

China is seeking a permanent presence in the Indian Ocean through a “string of pearls”, or a network of bases, has been debated for a while.

The Great Game Folio: A Modi Twist
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

When Modi meets Barry: Reviving India-U.S. Relations
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

During the election campaign, Modi had said he bears no personal grudge against the United States and wants to build a solid partnership on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

Look Middle East Policy
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Modi must reach out to the region, make a pragmatic break with the past.

Chinese takeaway: Modi’s China
Wed, May 28, 2014

If India’s foreign policy evolves rather slowly, its China policy moves at a glacial pace.

Five-point someone
Mon, May 26, 2014

The foundations of Modi’s vigorous regional diplomacy

The great Game Folio: Modi’s Asia
Tue, May 20, 2014

From Japan to Singapore, China to Australia and Vietnam to Myanmar, Asian chancelleries are hoping relations with India will get a big boost under Modi’s leadership.

The legacy of Vajpayee and Singh
Thu, May 15, 2014

The new government does not need to define — only to pursue — India’s foreign policy objectives.

Washington is ready to engage Modi
Tue, May 13, 2014

When the US kept its distance from Modi, Asian powers like China and Japan had aggressively courted the Gujarat Chief Minister over the last decade.

Chinesetakeaway: African Railway
Wed, May 07, 2014

From America to Asia and Europe to Africa, Chinese leaders are offering technology, finance and project management in the construction of high-speed rail networks.

Between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Pakistan’s Balancing Act
Mon, May 05, 2014

Pakistan is walking the tight rope between Riyadh, a close ally, and Tehran, an important neighbour.

The great Game Folio: Arabian ports
Fri, May 02, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood

Chinese takeaway: Obama’s pivot
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Three years later, Asian allies of the US are worried that America may not be able to sustain the pivot to the region because of financial difficulties.

Pakistan, in Modi’s eyes
Tue, Apr 22, 2014

If he becomes PM, Pak policy will define his room for manoeuvre at home and abroad.

The great Game Folio: Iran Transit
Tue, Apr 15, 2014

To develop Chabahar’s hinterland, Iran laid out a road link to its frontier with western Afghanistan.

Modi leaves himself room on Pakistan
Mon, Apr 07, 2014

By avoiding inflammatory rhetoric on Pakistan in the manifesto, the BJP has sought to dampen the speculation around the world.

Chinese takeaway: UPA’s Record
Wed, Feb 12, 2014

The Manmohan Singh government sought to build on Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s quest to find a political settlement to the boundary dispute with China.

Tokyo’s Defence
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

As it heralds a new year,Asia is waking up to a very different Japan.

Jaitley’s illogic
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region,the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

Dhaka spillover
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

It is the site of a larger battle between forces of moderation and extremism.

Control near seas
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

Incident in the South China Sea earlier this month between the US and Chinese naval vessels did not arise out of a misjudgement on either side.

Reconnecting Punjab: Shahbaz Sharif’s Mixed Signals
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Badal's constructive approach to cross-border cooperation stands in contrast to prevailing nihilism in Kolkata and Chennai.