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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.

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.

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

EXCLUSIVE: Maha Hosain Aziz in conversation with Sanjay Kapoor

‘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’

‘Resistance to the forces of tyranny is not only an option, but the only option’

EXCLUSIVE: Priyamvada Gopal in conversation with Amit Sengupta

Goodbye, Mrs Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit would be missed as a liberal democrat, a great and visionary administrator, a symbol of urban modernity, a refined connoisseur of arts and culture, and an affable and amiable person with a big heart full of warmth and generosity.

A Red Star over Hong Kong

The summer of discontent seems to continue in infinite rage in Hong Kong as the totalitarian Chinese regime succumbs for the first time.

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.

Huawei: Hesitations, Hiccups and Hoo-Ha

If Huawei were to be ousted from the September 5G trials, then this would possibly be the fourth occasion when India would have changed its well-articulated foreign policy to align itself with that of the US.

Checkmate Chabahar?

Why has India wilted under US pressure on Iran?

Book Excerpt – The Costliest Pearl: China’s Struggle for India’s Ocean

The Costliest Pearl is a fast-paced investigation of India’s strategic encirclement that reveals how China’s chequebook diplomacy is impacting the region.

Rahul Gandhi: the meaning of his resignation

Despite a commendable effort during the Lok Sabha Elections, Rahul Gandhi faced defeat and now he feels he must deal with the consequences

Ministry of Crab and Other Spicy Delicacies

Jaffna’s beaches are charming and clean. Standing on Palk Strait with the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal leaking into each other seemed like a Mary Poppins’ moment.