Backgrounders

Aren’t you supposed to behave like a woman?

Rakhshanda Jalil painstakingly examines an older heritage and history that must remain a reference point to end the deep polarisation between communities that is the reality of everyday life in India today.

‘Gandhi is a bitter pill… but Nehru is too liberal for them’

Rakhshanda Jalil in conversation with Amit Sengupta

Enemies of Empire

An exclusive excerpt from the Introduction of Priyamvada Gopal’s latest book, ‘Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent’
Neighbourhood
Defence

Kashmir, Afghanistan, Trump and Modi: Mysterious Mediation

US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate in Kashmir and his rehabilitation of Pakistan as a frontline State against terror is a manifestation of India’s loss of leverage in Afghanistan after it lowered its engagement with Chabahar port and Iran.

Modi’s next five years

Narendra Modi’s BJP increased its majority in the May election. Now Modi has to deal with a worsening economic situation for which his nationalistic policies have no solution.

Maldives: How will the new government rebalance its foreign policy?

The big challenge for the new government in Maldives is how to undo the policies of President Yameen and to correct the tilt of the island nation
Energy

‘The world will be defined by a unique global legitimacy crisis in the coming years’

EXCLUSIVE: Maha Hosain Aziz in conversation with Sanjay Kapoor

Checkmate Chabahar?

Why has India wilted under US pressure on Iran?

Brazil wants to grow food as business with India

Brazil is perceived as a closed economy, therefore, India should utilise every single opportunity to expand its bilateral trade ties.
World

Kashmir, Afghanistan, Trump and Modi: Mysterious Mediation

US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate in Kashmir and his rehabilitation of Pakistan as a frontline State against terror is a manifestation of India’s loss of leverage in Afghanistan after it lowered its engagement with Chabahar port and Iran.

The world cannot afford a war with Iran

Since World War II, the US has launched bombing campaigns against 16 countries, a number of which were subjected to multiple US bombing campaigns during different eras.

Greece Elections: austerity, and a failure to deliver

Greece went to general elections on July 7. The outcome of the poll has been described as a landslide victory for the centre of right New Democracy party – and a crushing defeat for the governing leftist Syriza party.