• 14 July, 2024
Foreign Affairs, Geopolitics & National Security
TP Sreenivasan
TP Sreenivasan

TP Sreenivasan is a former Ambassador of India and a member of the National Security Advisory Board and presently the DG of the Kerala International Centre. He has nearly 20 years of experience in multilateral diplomacy and has represented India at a number of international conferences organised by the UN, the Commonwealth and the NAM. He has chaired several UN Committees and Conferences.

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Nancy Pelosi: Helen of Troy or Angel of Peace?

Many years hence, someone will look at a Nancy Pelosi sculpture in a museum and burst into poetry, like Christopher Marlowe did, “Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of ilium?” (Beijing and New York) when he saw an image of Helen of Troy. The character o

A Hundred Days of Shocks and Surprises

The hundred days of a devastating war in Ukraine have proved once again that nothing is predictable in war, even in a David and Goliath kind of confrontation. In a situation where no one predicted an invasion of Ukraine by Russia, it was announced that Russia would be engaged in a special military o

Nuclear Resurgence for Peace and War

The emergence of Covid-19 and climate change as existential threats to mankind had relegated the nuclear danger to a second level threat till the Russia-Ukraine war broke out. In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev had said that the threat of nuclear war had disappeared as Moscow and Washington had veered from

Sardar KM Panikkar : A Maritime Visionary

A great historian, statesman, educationist, diplomat, journalist and bilingual writer, Kavalam Madhava Panikkar (1895-1963) has been consigned to history as having given the wrong advice to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on China during the negotiations on the 1954 Agreement that acknowledged Chine

A War Like No Other

The current Russia-Ukraine war has no parallel in history. No country has ever invaded another country, which is in no position to deliver the outcome that the aggressor desires even if the latter is vanquished or even destroyed. The security guarantees that Russia wants can be given only by the US

Putin May Win the Battle Without Fighting a War

War is generally believed to begin when diplomacy fails. But President Vladimir Putin of Russia has used the threat of war to force diplomacy to resolve intractable issues. His basic objective is to keep the former Republics of the Soviet Union within the sphere of influence of Russia, even if he ca

Ne Win’s Ghost Still Haunts Myanmar

If Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini who ruled their respective countries in the first half of the twentieth century visit Germany, Russia and Italy today, they will not recognize the lands they controlled with iron hands. There is no trace of their systems and their legacies are best

Keeping the NPT Pot Boiling

The world has generally welcomed a statement from the designated Nuclear- Weapon States at the dawn of the New Year, reaffirming that they consider “the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.” But when they stated tha

Putin Visit: Result of India’s Deft Diplomacy

If Rip Wan Winkle had gone into deep slumber on December 6, 1971 and woken up on December 6, 2021, he would have thought that nothing had changed in the world. He would have felt that it was quite natural for the successors of Indira Gandhi and Leonid Brezhnev to have a summit in New Delhi to recall

Impact of Glasgow Likely to be ‘Net Zero’

Net Zero carbon is the new mantra of the climate action plan, which emerged in Glasgow. This means that the impact of greenhouse gas emissions in future should be neutralised by suitable measures, which include widening of sinks and technological sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere. But sinc

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 in a World Adrift’ contains several suggestions for extensive changes in foreign policy in the nex

AUKUS for Muscle Power, QUAD for Global Good

A new word, “Nixon shokku” was added to the Japanese dictionaries when President Nixon made a visit to Beijing behind the back of the closest ally of the US in Asia in 1972. The surprise announcement of Aukus on the eve of the Quad summit would have qualified to be called “Biden shokku” for

Kabul Fiasco Adds Poignancy to 9/11 Anniversary

"Two steel birds will fall from the sky on the Metropolis / The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude / Fire approaches the great new city / Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up / Within months, rivers will flow with blood." This is how the 16th century French writer, Nostradamus prop