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Friday, September 17, 2021

Vivek Katju

India must rethink ‘wait and watch’ Afghan policy
Thu, Sep 02, 2021

Vivek Katju writes: ‘Strategic patience’ cannot be an alibi for inaction

The neighbourhood factor in J&K talks
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Vivek Katju writes: The point for consideration is if the talks are a part of the quiet and out-of-sight contacts between India and Pakistan which resulted in the February ceasefire along the Line of Control and the international border in J&K.

India must not allow UK to stall or delay Vijay Mallya’s extradition
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

If the government’s approach needs some clarifications, the Opposition’s apathy in this matter is inexplicable. It has not raised the issue of Britain’s virtual refusal to extradite Vijay Mallya.

Excessive optimism over a pact with election-bound US is premature
Thu, Oct 29, 2020

India-US ties will move positively forward but there will be imponderables ahead, principally arising out of US strategies towards China. Also, because of the lectures that a Biden administration may give the Modi government.

Search for peace in Afghanistan will not succeed unless all parties relinquish entrenched thinking
Mon, Sep 21, 2020

As the talks begin, the Taliban is in a position of strength. If the Kabul-based Afghan political class had succeeded in consolidating the republic and had kept the Taliban confined to a small area, it would have had the upper hand.

The Post-Balakot challenge
Mon, Mar 11, 2019

India’s response to the Pulwama terrorist attack does signal a break from the past. But there is no clarity if the contours of a new approach have been drawn.

Fire in the Mountains
Sat, Jul 28, 2018

An analysis of Pakistan’s disastrous Kargil campaign and how it unravelled, yet again, India and Pakistan’s tenuous relationship

Talking To The Taliban
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

It is in India’s strategic interest to engage Afghan insurgents

Strategists must know Pakistan’s India policy stems from false religious antagonism
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

As Modi proceeds, it is useful to examine if the underlying principles of the traditional approach towards Pakistan have served India well.

How to Build Bridges and Make Friends
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

An engaging account of how Track Two diplomacy can focus attention on contested issues through people-to-people contact in a facilitated environment

Skipping Homework
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

India rushed into applying for NSG membership without adequate groundwork

The Same Standstill
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

It is clear now that Pakistan generals are unimpressed by the Modi initiative

Breaking The Terror Cycle
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

A full engagement with Pakistan cannot withstand major terror strikes.

Still In The Pipeline
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Do not expect timely movement on Tapi. There are many imponderables

The Road to The Future
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

An engaging account of the making of modern Myanmar and what its changing relationship with India signifies

Expanding An Old Friendship
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

Indian interests in Africa will benefit from timely implementation of projects.

Looking Through New Eyes
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Modi’s foreign policy shows new energy. But can ambition stand in for realism?

How To Undo An Achievement
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Myanmar’s outrage will have to be soothed. Going ahead, we need its cooperation.

Building The Missing Link
Wed, May 13, 2015

A new economic corridor could be a positive, binding force in Sino-Pakistan ties.

Talking to the generals
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

India must find a way to make the Pakistan army an interlocutor.

Delhi Assembly Polls
The Delhi fumble
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

India-watchers are keen to see how Modi responds to the Delhi verdict.

Press mute
Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Khobragade interview controversy points to erosion of important conventions.

Kabul breakpoint
Sat, Nov 08, 2014

Is Ghani engineering a significant reversal in Karzai’s India policy?

Chemistry is overrated
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

Benefits of a personal relationship between leaders of nations are exaggerated.

The calm in Kabul
Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Will agreement between presidential candidates keep Afghanistan from tipping over?