Profile of Manoj Joshi
A minute portrait, through aggregation of numerous facts and events, of Pakistan during nine fiery years—its inner contradictions, faultlines, personages—by an intrepid journalist
Brilliant pundit and polemicist of genius, the man Nehru relied on most was also a master manipulator with a talent for antagonising others. The arrogant, riddlesome Krishna Menon’s life gets the full treatment by Jairam Ramesh.
As the top Indian diplomat in the British Indian government and then as a confidant to top leaders like Nehru and Patel, V.P. Menon did more to determine the contours of the Indian republic than most prominent Indians. Consigned to relative obscurity, this scholarly biography aims to correct the oversight.
What are the thresholds at which the N-option kicks in?
Avoiding the ways of gossipy Trump-watchers, Fear uncovers the style of an impulsive president, his eager toadies and the few ‘adults’ who did say nay
India’s security challenges, new and traditional, are the focus of this book. It also deals with concerns like internal, economic and cyber security.
In this deeply-researched book, Srinath Raghavan charts America’s contact with South Asia—from the early, uneven gushes to the late Great Power surge
The PM’s new approach to China may herald a return to India’s traditional realist stance, which would strengthen our position if followed through
A reworked bid gifts India the prospect of owning 110 medium-role combat aircraft. Nevertheless, the IAF may be down to 15 squadrons by 2032.
This detailed book on the US’s Afghan strategy elaborates on the ISI’s shadowy dance of deception, but downplays larger failures of American policy
India, still a ‘balancing power’, is central to Trump’s NSS. To reap its benefits, we need long work on core interests.
Like the fabrication behind ‘Pakistan Defence Day’, Bajwa’s solemn jeremiad about their good intentions is a bare-faced lie. Only a strategic shift can correct it.
India’s foreign policy—from Nehru’s multi-faceted non-alignment to today’s global ambition—is analysed through the prism of heritage and key individuals
The Sino-Indian border crisis is framed amidst colonial treaties, old nationalisms, new entitlements. The economic-military edge is with China, yet a conflict would hurt its ‘dream’ as much as ours. India is holding on, but the brink is a dangerous place to hold on to.
The PLA marches to the party’s tune. Under Xi, they have their toughest conductor till date.
The Doklam plateau is an area of vulnerability for China and India. The Chinese action is the usual creeping barrage of aggression and presenting faits accomplis.
India is grossly under-policed and the force is badly used. Balachandran has suggestions, including that of a central police with all-India jurisdiction.
The Indian Army is more than a match for its Pakistani counterpart, but tardy modernisation means it has little punching power. Plus, there dangles the threat of a nuclear response.
India needs a strategic effort to understand that it is no longer competing with China, but seeking to cope with an increasing asymmetry of power
A.C.N. Nambiar was Azad Hind envoy in Nazi Germany, an associate of Bose and Nehru and later a diplomat. His glittering life has been told at last.
From being the West’s trusted ally, Pakistan is now condemned for its duplicitous state policy. This book looks at its recent, tangled history.
The Indian military is its own police and judge. That’s the problem.
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was detained by Pakistan most likely because of American pressure because Indian efforts have not yielded results
Vietnam has come a long way after The War. Its present day proximity to the US against China shows how national interest trumps historical memory...
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