Sanjaya Baru

The writer is Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi.

Articles By Sanjaya Baru

How to make friends: Delhi needs to invest in systematic and sustained outreach to opinion-makers

What is not recognised is that it is the business of media to reach out to anyone who wishes to seek them out. Lend an ear, but be professional in what and how you report.

Mahabalipuram dialogue was part of a striving for more balanced India-China ties

Given Xi’s 100-year perspective, both countries have to learn to live with year-to-year bumps while journeying together towards a new Asian Century.

Asian cats, Western monkeys

Across Asia, focus is turning to multiple geopolitical quarrels. Western powers are back in play, arbitrating.

The state has its reasons

A soft solution to the Kashmir dispute has had no takers in India and Pakistan since 2014. The changing global environment may have influenced New Delhi to opt for a hard solution

Budget and the world

Resisting the temptation to print money and spend one’s way to growth, the finance minister has opted for incentivising private investment and borrowing abroad.

Two and twenty at Osaka

G-20 meets in the midst of a crisis in world trade. It must not let US-China bilateral overshadow the summit

Trump, trade and trust

US president needs to be convinced that helping India’s economic rise will be in the US’s interests in the long run

By destabilising regions that supply oil and gas, US is keeping Rising Asia off-balance

If President Trump is insensitive to India’s concerns, New Delhi will have to seriously rethink its foreign policy options since sustaining high economic growth with low inflation is a fundamental developmental priority and a key strategic objective.

Listing of Masood Azhar can open a new phase in India-China relations

Radical Islam keeps raising its head in newer places across Asia, as it recently did in Sri Lanka, and now poses as much a challenge to China’s rise as it does to India’s. Both countries must work together towards a win-win strategy on over-powering it.

Economy, media, message

Government needs a shared understanding and an effective and credible spokesperson on economic policy

The man who lived in interesting times

Despite the controversies it has generated, Karan Thapar’s book offers a fine glimpse into his career and personal life and the bond of trust that once existed between the media and those in power

Don’t destroy my university

Ideological intolerance and a bureaucratic strait-jacket are damaging JNU. Don’t let a mediocre leadership denigrate one of our finest institutions.

Mind games at Doklam

India is no Philippines. In the Philippines, China managed to declare victory by convincing President Rodrigo Duterte that friendship with China is a better bet than friendship with the United States. China subdued Philippines without fighting.

Unease of doing business

Judicial intervention in economic activities hurts livelihoods. A developing country can ill-afford such activism

Developmental Hindutva

Is the term an oxymoron? Is it possible to balance the two in a way that is reassuring to a majority of people?

Misreading the new

The rise of BJP, the decline of Congress, demand fresh ways of seeing.

Family politics playbook

Voter has a right to know how a party she has voted for will manage leadership transition in the family.

An Indo-Pak Cold War

India will have to devise and pursue the logic of a long period of bilateral disengagement.

A 21st century Indian city

Amaravati offers Chandrababu Naidu an opportunity to redefine his politics and policies

India’s fast power

Modi government is enunciating a doctrine of high-speed diplomacy.