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A Foreign Policy for the Next Decade

A report authored by eight strategic thinkers, including two former foreign secretaries and hosted on the website of the Centre of Policy Research (CPR), entitled ‘India’s Path to Power: Strategy…

By TP Sreenivasan

Exclusive-Afghan central bank drained dollar stockpile before Kabul fell – document

By John O'Donnell and Rupam Jain FRANKFURT/MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Afghan central bank ran down most of its U.S. dollar cash reserves in the weeks before the Taliban took control…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

India-Russia Friendship Renewed

Minister Jaishankar’s visit to Russia from July 7 to 9 was important in the context of the new instabilities surfacing in the international system, the increasingly strident US-China rivalry, the…

Modified Legacy of Narasimha Rao @100

Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao has left such a rich legacy, that even a whole year of his centenary celebrations could not do justice to it. But the year…

India-Armenia Partnership : Emerging Balancing Factor in South Caucasus

India-Armenia Partnership : Emerging Balancing Factor in South Caucasus Nvard Chalikyan and Paul Antonopoulos Azerbaijan’s “victory” in the Nagorno-Karabakh War was an important geopolitical win for Turkey, which Erdoğan described…

India-Israel Ties: No “Right”, No “Left” on This One!

India-Israel Ties: No "Right", No "Left" on This One! Daniel Carmon On the eve of the 2015 elections to Israel's parliament, when serving as Ambassador of Israel to India, I…

US-India Relationship is Robust and Resilient – But Future Tests Await

US-India Relationship is Robust and Resilient - But Future Tests Await The partnership’s ability to overcome early challenges in the Biden era attests to its resilience and strength, and positions…

New Global Corporate Tax Rate – Singapore’s Concerns

Will global minimum tax rate reduce Singapore's appeal to foreign, Indian firms? Last week, the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies announced that they have come to a preliminary agreement…

A Jaishankar Odyssey

A Jaishankar Odyssey The most difficult diplomatic situation I witnessed in the history of India-US relations was the period between May 1998 when India tested nuclear weapons and July 1998…

Reappraisal of Indus Water Treaty (IWT)

India and Pakistan resumed periodic consultations on Indus Water Treaty (IWT) after a gap of nearly eighteen months. Last meeting was held on 30-31 August 2018 at Lahore.  This gap…

Diplomacy and Tragic Flaw of Overconfidence

Diplomacy and Tragic Flaw of Overconfidence My book, ‘Modiplomacy Through a Shakespearean Prism’ is structured like a Shakespearean play, divided into five parts or acts--the first act is ‘exposition’, which…

US Defence Secretary: India-A Central Pillar in Indo Pacific

US Defence Secretary Austin’s visit to India had multiple facets. It was important bilaterally for us for making an assessment of the perspectives of the new Pentagon chief on India-US…