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Pakistan's Looming Economic Crisis: Imran Khan’s Show Of Strength In Islamabad Is A Message To PM Sharif

Pakistan's Looming Economic Crisis: Imran Khan’s Show Of Strength In Islamabad Is A Message To PM Sharif

May 26, 2022

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?

PM Modi And US President Biden Focus On Positives In Tokyo Meeting On Quad Sidelines

PM Modi And US President Biden Focus On Positives In Tokyo Meeting On Quad Sidelines

May 24, 2022

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.

India Signs US-Led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, Can It Check China's Growing Clout?

India Signs US-Led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, Can It Check China's Growing Clout?

May 23, 2022

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’s Wheat Export Ban Raises Concerns In US And Europe

India’s Wheat Export Ban Raises Concerns In US And Europe

May 21, 2022

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.

Russia May Have Won Mariupol But Can It Control All Of Donbas?

Russia May Have Won Mariupol But Can It Control All Of Donbas?

May 19, 2022

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.

PM Narendra Modi’s Visit To Nepal’s Lumbini Showcases Indian Buddhist Diplomacy

PM Narendra Modi’s Visit To Nepal’s Lumbini Showcases Indian Buddhist Diplomacy

May 16, 2022

India is increasingly using its rich cultural and historical heritage for diplomatic outreach.

New Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Is Country’s Best Option, But Can He Deliver?

New Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Is Country’s Best Option, But Can He Deliver?

May 15, 2022

Protestors demand President Gotabaya to go, but he has won some breathing space. Much will depend on how the situation pans out.

People’s Power In Sri Lanka: Goal Is To Overhaul The Corrupt System

People’s Power In Sri Lanka: Goal Is To Overhaul The Corrupt System

May 12, 2022

Political awakening of the masses can change things around for Sri Lanka. But can people sustain the momentum and bring about reforms?

Can India Keep Its Net-zero Emissions Pledge?

Can India Keep Its Net-zero Emissions Pledge?

May 12, 2022

A brutal heatwave that has exacerbated India’s power crisis is threatening to short-circuit New Delhi’s COP26 commitments

Sri Lankan Crisis Escalates But President Gotabaya Is In No Mood To Quit

Sri Lankan Crisis Escalates But President Gotabaya Is In No Mood To Quit

May 10, 2022

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 ?

Sri Lanka: Why Emergency May Fuel Violence And More Ire Against Rajapaksas

Sri Lanka: Why Emergency May Fuel Violence And More Ire Against Rajapaksas

May 07, 2022

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.

India And The Nordic Countries Discuss Ukraine, Express Concern Over Humanitarian Crisis

India And The Nordic Countries Discuss Ukraine, Express Concern Over Humanitarian Crisis

May 04, 2022

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.

Finland And Sweden To Apply For NATO Membership Later This Month Following Ukraine Invasion

Finland And Sweden To Apply For NATO Membership Later This Month Following Ukraine Invasion

May 02, 2022

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.

Ukraine On The Table During Prime Minister Modi’s Trip To Europe, But Focus Is Firmly Economic

Ukraine On The Table During Prime Minister Modi’s Trip To Europe, But Focus Is Firmly Economic

May 02, 2022

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.

Jaishankar Hands Over PM's Invitation To Sheikh Hasina, Raises Hopes Of Reviving Teesta Pact

Jaishankar Hands Over PM's Invitation To Sheikh Hasina, Raises Hopes Of Reviving Teesta Pact

Apr 29, 2022

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.

A Confident India Asserts Itself And Tells West It Will Not Toe Their Line

A Confident India Asserts Itself And Tells West It Will Not Toe Their Line

Apr 27, 2022

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 At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

Efforts At Proselytising Hindi Abroad Have Fallen Flat Down The Ages

Apr 27, 2022

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.

European Commission President Warns Of Russia-China 'No-Limits’ Friendship At Raisina Dialogue

European Commission President Warns Of Russia-China 'No-Limits’ Friendship At Raisina Dialogue

Apr 26, 2022

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.

Two-Day India Visit Was A Reprieve For Boris Johnson From Political Problems At Home

Two-Day India Visit Was A Reprieve For Boris Johnson From Political Problems At Home

Apr 24, 2022

While Johnson is a strong right-wing nationalist leader like Modi and the main architect of Brexit, his political management remains questionable.

Russia Begins Donbas Operations In Second Stage Of Ukraine War

Russia Begins Donbas Operations In Second Stage Of Ukraine War

Apr 20, 2022

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.

Boris Johnson Will Be In India This Week To Boost Bilateral Ties Amid Ukraine-Russia Crisis

Boris Johnson Will Be In India This Week To Boost Bilateral Ties Amid Ukraine-Russia Crisis

Apr 18, 2022

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.

Diary | Dining With A Phantom King

Diary | Dining With A Phantom King

Apr 14, 2022

Childhood reminisces of encounters with a ghost in sylvan Shillong

US Flags India's Human Rights Record At 2+2 Dialogue, Monitors Development

US Flags India's Human Rights Record At 2+2 Dialogue, Monitors Development

Apr 12, 2022

The Democratic party had always emphasised human rights unlike the Republicans, particularly former President Donald Trump.

India-US 2+2 Dialogue Ends On A High But Delhi Still Not Ready To Openly Condemn Russia

India-US 2+2 Dialogue Ends On A High But Delhi Still Not Ready To Openly Condemn Russia

Apr 12, 2022

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.

PM Modi, Joe Biden Kickstart 2+2 Dialogue With A Virtual Meet

PM Modi, Joe Biden Kickstart 2+2 Dialogue With A Virtual Meet

Apr 12, 2022

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.

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