Backgrounders

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

An Open Letter to Julius Malema : South Africa is made for Everybody

The writer would like to invite EFF leader Julius Malema and his comrades to engage in a dialogue with a number of struggle veterans on Lilliesleaf farm on the issue of racism in South Africa

“The world changed because of 1979”: Satish Jacob on the Afghan-Soviet War and its relevance today

Satish Jacob was one of the first Indian reporters on the ground in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979. For over 40 years, Jacob has witnessed history in the making again and again. In this conversation with HNFP, he narrates the story of the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War and how it changed the world. Also below is a brief explainer on the way this war reshaped the world.
Neighbourhood
Defence

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.

Bhutan’s verdict poses new challenges to India

Defeat of the ruling Pro-India People’s Democratic Party in the first round shows that the Doklam stand-off scarred the voters.

2+2 dialogue: What it is in store for India?

In signing COMCASA during the 2+2, India has made a decision that the US is necessary to deal with China, but what happens to relations with Russia and Iran
Energy

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?

Indus Water Treaty: are these routine talks?

After meeting once earlier this year on the Indus Water Treaty, India and Pakistan are back on the table to discuss water sharing or is there more to this ‘routine’ talk?
World

In Maldives democracy may have triumphed, but challenges stare the new government

In the Maldives, the verdict sprung by the people draws to a close the island nations flirtation with possible autocracy, but as Democracy returns it faces a complicated geopolitical equation that requires a tightrope walk

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.

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.