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sanjaya baru

Sanjaya Baru

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

No, Coronavirus crisis is no turning point for globalisation
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

In the short term, there will be flight to safety of people worried about a pandemic, as there is of capital during a financial crisis. When normalcy returns, the globalised Indian will fly away once again.

Trump’s visit comes when mutually beneficial framework of bilateral relationship stands disrupted
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

To hide the lack of substance in the relationship the Trump visit will focus on hype and Prime Minister Modi has perfected the art of diplomacy as mass entertainment

We are moving to an era of unpredictability. A new Middle Powers coalition may be needed
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

There is a view among some policy analysts at home that India too can adopt a “disruptive” approach as a clever tactic in foreign affairs. This is an illusion. Disruption is not an end in itself. It has to be a means to an end. Powerful nations can afford disruption as tactics.

Crouching Tigers, Hidden Dragons
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

An analytical inquiry into the development experience of some of Asia’s major economies and why there might be ground for optimism

Mr Bajaj speaks again: In 1993, he voiced business’s ‘concerns’, today he voices its ‘fears’
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

In 1993, the then finance minister, Manmohan Singh, was publicly dismissive of the concern Bajaj and friends articulated about the threat to domestic business from external economic liberalisation.

Recent events are beginning to challenge the narrative of a Rising India
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Rising India narrative is suffering due to re-hyphenation with Pakistan, slowing growth, retreat from RCEP, Trumpism.

How to make friends: Delhi needs to invest in systematic and sustained outreach to opinion-makers
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

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
Mon, Oct 14, 2019

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
Tue, Aug 27, 2019

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

The state has its reasons
Wed, Aug 07, 2019

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
Tue, Jul 09, 2019

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
Fri, Jun 28, 2019

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
Tue, Jun 04, 2019

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
Sat, May 18, 2019

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
Fri, May 03, 2019

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
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

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

The man who lived in interesting times
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

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
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

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
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

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
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

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