Vivek : Issues & Options

Maoist Insurgency: Tactical Quiescent?

Relative Slowdown

The monsoon period has traditionally been a time of relative quietude in rebellious activities of the Maoists. But this year, even before as well as after the nature’s rain lashing, there has been a noticeable

Obama’s Republic Day Visit: Transforming Stagnating India-US Ties into a Vibrant Relationship

Obama's India visit was an unqualified success. It marks an important step in transforming the long stagnating India-US ties into a vibrant, multi dimensional and mutually supportive relationship. Full credit for this must go the Modi government for being able to do so within a few months of assuming office.

US President Barack Obama's three day visit to India from January 25th to 27th as the chief guest for our Republic Day celebrations has been appropriately termed by our Foreign Secretary

Pakistan Loses Its Centrality in India-US Tango

Apart from all the other seminal outcomes of the visit of the US President Barack Obama to New Delhi, the complete absence of any reference to Pakistan is quite remarkable.

Indo-US Relations: The Way Forward

India’s relations with the US in the last decade have undergone a transformation. Ever since our independence, our relationship with the US has been marked by suspicion, lack of empathy

Banning the Strategic Assets: What Pakistan’s Action against the Haqqanis and Jamaat Ud Dawa Means

The media is alive with reports of a potential ban on the Haqqani network and the Jamatud Dawaby the Pakistan authorities and last reports say that it has been put into effect.

Pakistan’s Jihadist Ban: Boondoggle or a Seismic Shift?

For many days now, there have been reports in the Pakistan media – all clearly emanating from the same source but spaced out cleverly to time them with the visit of US President Barack Obama to India

Indo-US Relations: The Obama Visit

The upcoming visit of President Obama as Guest of Honour for Republic Day 2015 is an occasion for stock-taking, and for laying the foundation for a more stable and productive relationship.

Indo-US Cooperation and Perspectives on Climate Change

Climate change is an environmental problem that has various environmental, social and economic dimensions. Nations and citizens must determine how they can limit their own contributions to the negative impacts of climate change. India is one of the vulnerable countries when it comes to the effects of global warming due to its vast coastal line as the rising sea levels are attributed to the phenomenon of global warming.

Obama’s Forthcoming Visit to India: What it means for Defence Cooperation

Hectic preparations are underway for the forthcoming visit of US President Barack Obama to India later this month where he will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade. This visit, like Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US in September 2014, will be extremely high in optics especially as there are many firsts to the visit – the first time ever that a US President will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day and the first ever also for an incumbent US President to visit India twice during his term in office.

Analysing Sri Lanka Elections: Implications for India

Perhaps Mahinda Rajapaksa had seen the rapid decline in his popularity much before others did. That and apparently advice of astrologers who told him his propitious time was fast running out, forced Rajapaksa's hand in calling for elections two years ahead of schedule in November.

As someone who had won a famous if controversial military victory over the brutal Tamil Tigers, Rajapaksa was supremely confident of his grip over the country but missed all signs of a brewing rebellion under his nose.