Are we witnessing the last gasp of terrorism in Kashmir?

The distancing of every segment of Kashmiri politics, population and even separatists from the Amarnath pilgrim attack is a clear indication of anger and frustration building up against senseless acts of terrorism.

July 11, 2017

Modi’s Visit to Israel – The View from Jerusalem

Modi’s Visit – The View from Jerusalem

It was a great opportunity for Israel not to be seen through the prism of the Arab-Israeli conflict, but as a technological superpower able to attract the attention of rising global powers such as India.

July 10, 2017

DIPP Accords Preference to Local Suppliers in Public Procurement

Indian industry, which is the intended beneficiary of this preference policy, needs to play a proactive role in facilitating the smooth implementation of the order.

July 07, 2017

What does Modi’s Israel visit mean to the Palestinians?

Modi is merely responding to the changing Middle Eastern situation. A few hours of stay in Ramallah will not gain him any political dividends in the region or in India.

July 03, 2017

A European Union Army: Objective or Chimera?

The success of nascent efforts within the EU towards military integration will depend on the ability of members to reconcile existing commitments within the NATO framework vis-à-vis a EUA.

June 30, 2017

India-US Relations: On the Upward Trajectory

The foreign policy establishment can justifiably feel upbeat with the results of the Modi-Trump meeting, which have been most gratifying especially given the uncertainties in the run-up to the visit.

June 30, 2017

Way Forward on the Gorkhaland Issue

Subject to a political consensus, there may still be some scope for a solution short of a full-fledged Gorkhaland state

June 29, 2017

Will the GCC Survive?

It is unrealistic and naïve to expect Qatar to surrender. And it is not beyond diplomacy to work out a face-saving formula

June 27, 2017

More than a family feud: Arab Gulf unity under stress

The GCC is witnessing a massive diplomatic crisis because of Riyadh’s assertiveness, on the one hand, and Doha’s resistance to a Saudi-dominated regional order, on the other.

June 27, 2017

Challenges for the New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

The real test for Bin-Salman would be to manage the three-pronged challenge of keeping royal unity intact, expediting economic reforms and ensuring regional stability.

June 23, 2017