Profile of Seema Guha
Unless the political parties act responsibly and forget their petty squabbles, Pakistan's economy is likely to go the Sri Lanka way. But will sense prevail?
India and the United States have major differences over Ukraine and India’s ban on wheat exports but strategic convergence on China outweighs these blips.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined US President Joe Biden in Japan to launch IPEF, whose idea is to contain China's economic might much like the Quad initiative.
India breaks rank with the United States and Europe yet again, this time on wheat exports. The G-7 questions India’s ability to fulfil its international obligations.
The strategic port city of Mariupol now with Russian troops, but Moscow's ambition of getting the entire Donbas region may not be easy as NATO stands firmly behind Ukraine.
India is increasingly using its rich cultural and historical heritage for diplomatic outreach.
Protestors demand President Gotabaya to go, but he has won some breathing space. Much will depend on how the situation pans out.
Political awakening of the masses can change things around for Sri Lanka. But can people sustain the momentum and bring about reforms?
A brutal heatwave that has exacerbated India’s power crisis is threatening to short-circuit New Delhi’s COP26 commitments
President Gotabaya stepping down will not solve Sri Lanka’s economic issues but will bring down the anger in the streets. But is there anyone brave enough to take on the enormous economic challenge ?
India which is reaching out to Colombo must make it clear that the help it is extending is to help the people and not to bail out President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The family have become symbols of hate and the people will not forgive any foreign power seen to be backing the President.
Innovation, green technology and sustainable development dominated the discussions. The joint statement issued at the end of the summit implied as the war in Ukraine continues, India is evolving its response.
If invading Ukraine was Vladimir Putin’s bid to halt NATO expansion, it has not happened. The astute Putin appears to have further endangered Russia’s security by his Ukraine misadventure.
Europe has realised that pressure will not work with India, and is unlikely to push Prime Minister Modi on Russia. India would like the focus to be on innovative sustainable technology.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during his Bangladesh visit said the country was among the most important countries for India as it looks to promote its neighbourhood first policy.
India has often gone against the US and its allies in the past as well, but that was during the Cold War. Today, despite excellent ties with the US, India is not shy of publicly asserting its views.
Efforts to promote Hindi overseas have been ongoing for decades. And both the UPA and NDA governments have strived to have the language adopted officially by the United Nations.
America and European leaders are desperate to wean India away from Russia and constantly warn of the danger it poses to the global system. New Delhi understands Moscow’s compulsions but how long can it resist the combined pressure of America and its allies has to be watched.
While Johnson is a strong right-wing nationalist leader like Modi and the main architect of Brexit, his political management remains questionable.
Russia is now concentrating on eastern Ukraine next to its border, but taking complete control of eastern Ukraine may not be easy with the US and Europe determined to thwart Russia’s gameplan.
This is an important long-awaited visit but could go off-track if UK PM Boris Johnson insists on making Ukraine and Russia the central focus while discussing international affairs. India does not want the west to lose sight of China's growing assertiveness in Asia.
Childhood reminisces of encounters with a ghost in sylvan Shillong
The Democratic party had always emphasised human rights unlike the Republicans, particularly former President Donald Trump.
US is all out to wean India from Russia; unlike in the past, US is able and ready to be a security partner to India.
In a smart move Prime Minister Modi began his virtual interaction with the US President by emphasizing points of convergence with the US on Ukraine. The message clearly is that while New Delhi may take a neutral stand on Russia it was not condoning civilian killings in Ukraine.