International Relations/Diplomacy
What’s the Real Story in Turkey?

I was in Ahmedabad when the attempted or rather failed ‘coup de tat’ took place in Turkey. I was to speak at a corporate function about India’s national security. However, my hosts requested me to first specifically speak for a few minu

India and SCO: Tashkent Summit and Beyond

India came one step closer to becoming a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), at the summit held last month. Some of the required procedures were yet to be completed. For instance, there are about 28 documents which hav

Implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), announced during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s well-publicised two-day (April 20-21, 2015) visit to Pakistan and with a value estimated by Pakistanis at US$ 46 billion, is a bold geo-economic initiative

भारत का सियोल अभियान

परमाणु आपूर्तिकर्ता समूह (एनएसजी) में प्रवेश हासिल करने की भारत की कोशिश को चीन ने नाकाम कर दिया

China’s Day of Reckoning

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has issued its award in the arbitration case between the Philippines and China. The Philippines had initiated arbitration proceedings against China in January 2013 under Annex VII to the United Nations Convent

South China Sea: China’s Achilles Heel?

In an eleven-page press release, the Permanent Court of Arbitration has given its unanimous award by the Tribunal under Annex VII to the United Nation Convention on the Laws of the Sea (the “Convention”) in the arbitration instituted by the Repub

India's Seoul Exercise

India's activist diplomacy to secure entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has been criticised in some quarters in India consequent upon China's having foiled it. The main arguments propounded by the critics are that such activism was unwarran

Southeast Asia Can’t Get Enough of Israel’s Weapons

Present-day Israeli foreign policy is giving considerable attention to the Southeast Asian countries, namely Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar. In the past few years, there has been a heavy traffic of high-level defense-orient

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Prime Minister Modi's US Visit: An Analysis

Modi's official working visit to the US earlier this month at Obama's invitation can, without doubt, be rated as an outstanding success. This assessment derives from the tangibles emanating from the 50 paragraph joint statement put out by the two sid

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