India: A Middling Power

[Fountain Ink, a monthly published from Chennai, asked 10 persons in public life and, in its…

India may be dragged into war against Iran

[General Qassem Soleimani] The assassination by a killer drone of Iran’s Pas Daran (Revolutionary Guards) chief,…

A Decade of Regression and Squandered Opportunities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stumble up the steps in Kanpur on December 17 was symbolic of…

Surrendering strategic space, steaming into trouble

[Rajnath Singh and Jaishankar in 2+2 meeting in Washington] The decisive section in the Joint Statement…

Head-banging on CDS

[Lt Gen Naravane, Admiral Karambir and VCAS Air Marshal Arora on Navy Day]] There’s a lot…

Pussyfooting around the truth

[Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha] External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar skirted around the truth with his professional…

Time for Modi govt to turn the screws on China re: treatment of Uyghurs

[A Chinese Uyghur concentration camp in Xinjiang] Narendra Modi practices realpolitik at home but gets cold…

Modi: Not quite an Indian Trump

[Modi- Trump] Spent the last fortnight in New York lazing around doing nothing much. But couldn’t…

Steve Cohen, RIP

[Steve Cohen] The last time Stephen P Cohen and I corresponded was in late December 2017-January…

India’s challenge in Afghanistan

[Muqaddessa Yourish] In an informative interaction in CPR this morning, the youngish and well-spoken Muqaddessa Yourish,…