Hardnews Foreign Policy

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.

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.

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.

Decoding the 2019 Verdict

A week is a long time in politics. Despite its apparent and repetitive blunders, the opposition has five years to turn things around.

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.

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.

US-Pak: Pompeo’s visit and looming uncertainty

Trump has unequivocally rescinded military aid to Pakistan, which will become the only issue that Pompeo will have to address in his state visit

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?

Will Vladimir Putin be celebrating his birthday in India?

In a fast-changing global scenario, Narendra Modi wants to use Vladimir Putin’s birthday party as a way to re-commit India to its age-old ally, Russia