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Foreign Hands Off Afghanistan

Marin Thornton & Rahi, The Conversation

How to Undermine India's Alliances

Ajai Sahni, Indian Express

Why Did India's Army Strike in Burma?

P. Parameswaran, Diplomat

Sweating Out India's Deadly Drought

Shanoor Seervai, Daily Beast

For much of its history, Afghanistan has been a battlefield for conflicts over regional influence in what has been called the Great Game. Now a weak state with deep ethnic division...(full article)

For 15 years, since its inception in February 2000, General Khalid Kidwai served as Director General of Pakistan’s Strategic Plans Division. Now an adviser to Pakis...(full article)

The political posturing in the wake of the Myanmar operation undermines India’s long-term interests....(full article)

New Delhi’s operation is much less novel or controversial than some have claimed....(full article)

I don’t know why I insist on running outdoors in the summer. Already at 6 a.m., Mumbai has started to swelter. But when the alarm goes off, my inner sadist meets my endorphin...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Russia & India: A 21st Century Decline - Jayant Singh, The Diplomat

As strategic relations go, few countries can match the enduring partnership that India and Russia have shared since the 1960s. For close to half a century Russia has been New Delhi...

The Split of an Indian State, One Year Later - The Hindu

A year after their formation, the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh continue to grapple with resource-sharing issues with respect to power, water and other assets....

Israel's Successful Asia Pivot - Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations

It's common to hear about Israel's growing isolation in the world, and UN votes are sometimes held up as evidence of this. The BDS movement, especially in Europe, is also adduced t...

Streets in India Are Actually Melting - Adam Chandler, The Atlantic

Severe temperatures have reportedly claimed more than 1,100 lives across India. Why are so many people dying?...

Narendra Modi, the Leader Who Just Gets It - S Visvanathan, DeccanChron

Narendra Modi is a man who continues to fascinate his critics. The more we criticise him, the more he seems to grow. One looked at him first like a seasonal plant, an oddball, but ...

A New Silk Road to Quell International Tensions? - Robert Berke, Oil Price

It is important to understand that the new “Road’ is not a formal plan in any sense but merely a broad outline of goals, a work in progress, being filled in, opportunis...

The Indian Century - Claire Berlinski, City Journal

Education, entrepreneurialism, and democratic institutions bode well for the country’s future—but profound challenges remain....

India Waiting on the Real Reforms - The National

One year is, perhaps, too short a period by which to judge the performance of a new government, particularly in a country as vast as India. Yet the Narendra Modi-led NDA government...

Don't Let Climate Talks Fail Again - Kevin Rudd, New York Times

Forging an agreement in Paris will take bold leadership. The people of the world, particularly the young, now look increasingly to the leaders of these great powers to protect our ...

A Report Card for Narendra Modi - A. Gowen & R. Lakshmi, WaPo

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept into power a year ago this month, expectations were high. The Indian economy was in the doldrums, and a scandal-ridden ad...

India's President Underwhelms - Bloomberg View

When Narendra Modi swept to power in India a year ago, critics said they feared his strongman tendencies. They needn't have worried. In his approach to economic reform, he's been a...

Narendra Modi: India's One-Man Band - The Economist

A YEAR ago Narendra Modi came to office promising to bring India “good times”, by which he meant jobs, prosperity and international renown. His progress has been frustr...

Are Investors Tiring of India's 'Reagan?' - Seema Mody, CNBC

Economists and investors trumpeted Modi as a sort of Ronald Reagan of India, a man who could get down to business and prescribe the right medicine for the country's heavily regulat...

India, China, and a Tibet Caught in the Middle - Ellen Bork, WA Journal

EMITHANG, India — My friends and I had gone as far as we could toward the border with China. We were tracing, in reverse, the Dalai Lama’s path into India from Chinese-...

Contemplating 'Ancient Indian Aviation Tech' - S. Deb, New Republic

What tales of ancient Vedic aircraft tell us about India’s place in the modern world....

Asia's Giants Strive for Closer Ties - Rowan Callick, The Australian

We're going through a purple patch for leaders in the big Asian countries....

India Shows How to Keep ISIS Out - Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

Surprising as it may seem, some Western countries with Christian majorities account for more IS recruits than countries with the biggest Muslim populations....

India and China Seek Their Nixon Moment - Economist

Two bold leaders share an interest in at least modestly better relations....

India's Chilling Crackdown - New York Times

The Ford Foundation is among the world’s best-known charitable organizations, dispensing billions of dollars globally for projects aimed at reducing poverty, fighting injusti...

India's Great and Beautiful Lost Kingdoms - William Dalrymple, NY Books

“People of distant places with diverse customs,” wrote a Chinese Buddhist monk in the mid-seventh century, “generally designate the land that they admire as India...

The Striking Salesmanship of India's Prime Minister - H Pant, Diplomat

Narendra Modi’s time in France, Germany, and Canada showcased his shrewdness as a diplomat....

Does India Need a Communist Party? - Jawed Naqvi, Dawn

Addressing the tragedy of the more contemporary world Karl Marx had offered a sharper view of objective reality. He said the previous philosophers had interpreted the world in thei...

Building the China-India Relationship - Peter Martin, Foreign Affairs

The relationship between China and India will be one of the most important of this century. Their interactions will help to determine the future of globalization, international ins...

India Seeks a Seat at the Transatlantic Table - Dhruva Jaishankar, GMF

WASHINGTON - Diplomatically speaking, it has been a busy first year in power for India's prime minister, Narendra Modi. In addition to hosting the leaders of the United States, Chi...

Does India Heart Hillary Clinton? - Alyssa Ayres, CFR

Hillary Clinton's April 12, 2015 presidential campaign launch kicked the U.S. presidential race for 2016 into higher gear. It's also the first American campaign announcement to gar...

Will China or the U.S. Charm India First? - Peter Hartcher, SMH

The United States slapped a visa ban on Narendra Modi and kept it in place for nine years. So how to overcome this awkward fact once he was elected Prime Minister of India last ye...

What India's Modi Can Learn from Germany - D. Nayyar, Bloomberg View

On his first trip to Germany this Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join Chancellor Angela Merkel to inaugurate the world’s largest industrial fair, Hanover Me...

India Launches War on Greenpeace - Rama Lakshmi, Washington Post

India’s environmental war are heating up. On Thursday, India suspended Greenpeace India’s ability to receive foreign funds and froze its bank accounts on Thursday, the...

Hints of a Historical Political Change in India - The Hindu

Do Arvind Kejriwal and his men have the ability, the foresight, and the historical sense to tread a path different from their historical forebears? And, even more important, do the...

How India Can Surpass China in Sri Lanka - N. Samaranayake, Diplomat

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent trip to Sri Lanka highlights New Delhi’s reawakening to the strategic position that Sri Lanka holds in India’s neighb...

India's Oscars? An Exercise in Parochialism - The Hindu

They may come with the ecumenical name of “National” Awards, but every time the announcement arrives, it becomes an occasion for parochial chest-thumping....

Modi's Biggest Problem May Be the Banks - D. Nayyar, Bloomberg View

In New Delhi this week, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde joined the chorus of voices pressing India's government to tackle ambitious reforms to land and labor markets. Prime...

Growing Intolerance in India - The Hindu

As a religion, Hinduism has always shown a philosophical indifference to forcing rituals and symbols on its adherents. This incident is one more in a growing list of attempts by fu...

The Battle for the Indian Ocean - Darshana Baruah, The Diplomat

As China continues to draw attention to the South China Sea with its land reclamation and creation of artificial islands, it is also important to look at Chinese activities in the ...

Pakistan and India: Addressing Core Concerns - A. Jehangir Qazi, Dawn

The Indian foreign secretary has come and gone. Pakistan will host the Saarc summit in 2016. Modi may attend or even visit before it. That could provide an opportunity for a joint ...

India Begins China Pushback in Indian Ocean - Harsh Pant, The Diplomat

With Narendra Modi’s tour of three Indian Ocean states this week, New Delhi will renew its commitment to the region....

The Nuclear Game in South Asia - Eleanor Albert, CFR

Southern Asia is home to three nuclear powers—China, India, and Pakistan—that continue to expand and modernize their arms programs. Motivated by the need to address perceived s...

Myanmar, China's Barrier and Buffer - Dai Yonghong, East Asia Forum

Myanmar is China’s security barrier and strategic buffer. China’s top security concern is to keep Myanmar from joining the US ‘encirclement of China’ policy...

Why Some Indians Want to Ban the BBC - Samiha Nettikkara, BBC

The BBC is being targeted by angry social media users in India after a documentary featuring an interview with a rapist on death row....

India's Careful Plan for Growth - New York Times

Narendra Modi chose incremental pragmatism in proposing his first full budget since becoming India’s prime minister last year. The $288 billion budget did not fulfill the exp...

Did India Miss an Opportunity for Reform? - Alan Potter, The Diplomat

India’s much-anticipated 2015-16 budget was released on Saturday. This was the first full budget to be released under the Modi government and many analysts had called for &...

China Will Continue to Outgrow India - Tim Worstall, Forbes

There’s a piece over at Bloomberg taking the standard view that India is going to grow faster than China in coming years. Well, maybe, but I don’t think so actually....

The China Boom Might Continue - Mark Buchanan, Bloomberg View

Where will China and India be in a decade, economically speaking? Judging from the abnormal speed at which they have grown in recent decades, most forecasters think they are due fo...

Why Mother Teresa Is No Saint - Adam Taylor, Washington Post

Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic missionary who became an international icon for her charitable work, has been dropped into modern India's religious debate after the head of the H...

Facing Up to India's Pollution Problem - New York Times

And it is more than just a national emergency. The unregulated use of these energy sources adds copious emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas responsible for the war...

Mumbai's Evolving Urban Form

The continuing dispersion of international metropolitan areas is illustrated by recently released 2011 Census of India preliminary data for the Mumbai "larger" metropolitan area...

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