As Rohingyas flee their burning homes, Aung San Suu Kyi’s credibility takes a hit. Yet, her situation is a complex one.
The Rohingya crisis is the legacy of accursed history—going back to Partition-era politics—and the fog of violence clouds the possibility of real solutions
A Pakistani general and a dove? It would usually be an oxymoron. But AfPak, BRICS all set a new context.
Talks with China and the BRICS declaration on terror are promising. Coupled with Trump’s Afghan policy, it’s significant.
A proposed US anti-immigrant bill puts in impossibly high barriers. Indians might be hit, but it isn’t law yet.
Modi’s decision to attend the BRICS Summit helped defuse Doklam. It can be used as a platform for peace.
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.
Broadminded global politics did find proponents in the Indian subcontinent early last century. The country today is embracing hardline positions.
Holding fast to their beliefs, gaols didn’t daunt, death nor defamation deterred them. We recall them thus.
After Nawaz, PML-N has to walk a tightrope—hold on to power and keep the army quiet
And the Doklam impasse drags on. To resolve it, India will have to forge a new diplomatic flexibility.
Resolving Doklam needs steady hands. Will Xi Jinping emulate the Mao of ’62, or show mature diplomacy?
A decline in Nawaz Sharif’s political stocks means more army control. It bodes ill for talks with India.