Shyam Saran

The writer, a former foreign secretary, served as the prime minister’s special envoy for climate change.

Read between the US lines
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

India-US relations in the age of Trump are becoming more transactional, less strategic

Looking China in the eye
Mon, May 22, 2017

India needs an alternative narrative which contests the inevitability of Chinese hegemony

Nepal’s history, revised
Fri, May 05, 2017

There is an attempt to blame India for the current instability by those who sided with the monarchy 11 years ago

An Inconvenient Truth
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Moving away from a literary imagination that is centred on the human experience, Amitav Ghosh explores the global culture of denial surrounding the climate change debate

Making the nuclear point
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

The Fourth Nuclear Security Summit brought a timely focus on the link between nuclear and cyber security.

A long way from Rio
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Paris Agreement is a pale shadow of the 1992 convention, but India salvaged some key principles.

The Paris template
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Ahead of the summit, India has been again targeted as a spoiler. It must stand its ground till the end.

Constitutional error
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

As long as half of Nepal feels it has been shortchanged by the new constitution, political stability will elude it.

An inconvenient truth
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The conference in Paris is unlikely to result in an agreement that can address the challenge of climate change.

Book Review – Modi’s World: Expanding India’s Sphere of Influence
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

A sharp analysis of India’s challenges in navigating a rapidly transforming regional and international landscape under Narendra Modi.

Be liberal,be realistic
Wed, Nov 06, 2013

From the LoC to the nuclear arsenal,India can deal better with Pakistan if untenable assumptions are dispelled.

More Rubik’s Cube than Power Triangle
Sat, Mar 16, 2013

The relationship between India,China and the US in the Indo-Pacific may contain more possibilities than the fable of the devas,asuras and Vishnu

Chronicling Change
Sat, Sep 22, 2012

An astute analysis of the history and future of India‘s external relations

Kathmandu’s conspiracy theorists
Fri, Jul 20, 2012

If there is one industry which is always flourishing in Nepal it is its fabled rumour mill,with its handlers vying with each other to produce the most imaginative and even bizarre stories about Indian activities in Nepal.

Green economy as platitude
Tue, Jun 26, 2012

At Rio+20,the developing world reclaimed lost ground,but nobody committed to credible action

The pivot of change in Asia
Fri, Dec 02, 2011

As the winds of political change sweep across Myanmar,India should diversify its own political engagement

Mapping the Indo-Pacific
Sat, Oct 29, 2011

India and the strategic inter-linkage between the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Balance of allies
Thu, Sep 29, 2011

Pakistan’s options are more limited than its defiance suggests

Mao to Now
Sat, May 28, 2011

In his exploration of China,Kissinger analyses the strong undercurrents of Tibetan issue and the international moves made by Beijing before the 1962 war.

The most dangerous argument
Fri, May 27, 2011

Why do some in the West want to reward Pakistan by making India unsafe?

How long will Pakistan play the world?
Wed, May 04, 2011

The US and the world must adjust their perception of Pakistan,and make it stop wielding terrorism as an instrument of state policy

Neighbours only since 1950
Wed, Jan 12, 2011

We need to at least get the ABCs of the Sino-Indian boundary dispute right

An election,a release,an opportunity
Fri, Nov 26, 2010

China has managed the three players in Myanmar — military,democrats,insurgents — masterfully. Will India?

Floating ideas on the Arctic
Sun, Jul 26, 2009

A meeting of special envoys on climate change at Greenland may not have generated a solution but it took forward the dialogue on a possible global agreement on climate action,writes Shyam Saran,the PM’s special envoy on climate change....

Going to Antarctica
Sun, Mar 08, 2009

Two hundred and seventy million years ago,when the Gondwanaland super continent broke apart...