The author, a former ambassador, is vice-chairman and executive head of the Kerala State Higher Education Council.
By reaching out to US, PM Modi maintains continuity. What is new is US willingness to tango with India
It is time to start training a diplomatic cadre to operationalise 'blue diplomacy'.
Foreign policymaking benefits from diverse inputs. But lateral entry is avoidable.
Despite US support, permanent Security Council membership may prove elusive.
The focus has shifted from the nuclear liability act and trade issues to Javelin missiles and Apache helicopters.
We must catch up with the global revolution in education.
A new government is in place and the world is taking note.
Why the overall framework of foreign policy will be hard to alter.
However symbolic,the Geneva agreement fosters a climate for conciliation.
On Sri Lanka,electoral considerations trumped diplomacy.
From Syria to US-Iran,signs of a thaw.
For the moment,Indias government must manage,not promote,ties with Pakistan.
In diplomacy,Delhi speaks too softly,doesnt carry a stick
The PMs visit to Japan sent the right signals to China
Chinas reputation for inscrutability serves it well in all its actions
The free trade agreement isnt yet done,but India-EU ties are robust
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