Backgrounders

An imperial, democratic state

When the Congress seemed unequal to the task of serving the interests of the Indian State – coherence, stability, security, growth – the Indian voter was prepared to experiment with other formations.

A majoritarian landslide?

This election has endorsed the project of Hindu nationalism – namely, the creation of a Hindu majoritarian state and polity.

Course Correction: Return of Non-Alignment

In the shadow of the US’ protectionist and inward-looking policies, a new world order is taking shape with myriad possibilities, making India inch closer towards non-alignment
Neighbourhood
Defence

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

India and Pakistan: have they got it wrong again?

The recent flip-flop in resuming talks between the governments of India and Pakistan indicates that the vicious cycle is going to persist in their bilateral relationship.
Energy

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.

BIMSTEC in Nepal: An initiative to revive?

Will BIMSTEC be the conduit for PM Modi’s ‘Act East’ and ‘Neighbourhood first’ policies, or just a cover to sidesstep Pakistan?
World

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.

Checkmate Chabahar?

Why has India wilted under US pressure on Iran?