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Surendra Kumar

Surendra Kumar

The writer is a retired diplomat and expert on strategic affairs.

By Surendra Kumar

Modi's Trump Card: How Narendra Modi can control Donald Trump's domination of Asian nations

Donald Trump's ‘My way or highway’ approach leads to discord and heightens prospects of conflicts. It isn’t diplomacy, it's dadagiri! And India, led by PM Modi, must stand up to it.

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MeToo: MJ Akbar, my friend whom I admired, and for whom I now have some advice

The editor-writer-politician was once an awe-inspiring figure. Today, hit by a series of serious harassment charges, he evokes the opposite response.

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Why Pranab Mukherjee needs to be hailed for attending RSS event

The speech was a win-win for all: RSS, BJP and Congress can each cherry-pick what they like from it.

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How Kim Jong Un may ultimately 'trump' Donald

The US president and the North Korean ruler have kept the world on the edge with their unpredictability and volatility.

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Donald Trump should not have insulted Modi. It will hurt America

Does an issue which involves the export of around 3,700 Harvey-Davidson motorbikes from the US to India deserve to be raised by the US president publicly in such a farcical manner?

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What Indians can learn from the death of liberalism in US

From 40,000 Americans marching against white supremacists to influential CEOs quitting the President's council, there is much to be understood.

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Modi is clearly India's strongest prime minister

A Congress-mukt Bharat is no longer a distant reality today.

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Modi is winning the world with each and every hug

Prime Minister has struck an instant rapport with world leaders like US President Donald Trump and Israeli counterpart Netanyahu.

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By opting out of Paris climate agreement Trump has successfully dented America

While Trump might carry Washington and his ultra-right constituencies with him, the country doesn’t seem to support his decision, not even his daughter Ivanka.

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Why Narendra Modi is India's best hope for 2019

In the globalised world of the 21st century, Modi has been trying to make India great using today’s tools and addressing aspirations of 1.3 billion people.

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Debunking myths about India's reservation policy

Without any impartial study, malicious canards are spread that beneficiaries of caste quotas are incompetent and inefficient.

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Why Modi should be afraid of gau rakshaks

Unbridled vigilantism poses the gravest threat to PM’s vision. He must rein them lest it is too late.

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Donald Trump is ushering in an era of son-in-law diplomacy

Reports suggest that Jared Kushner will be helped by iconic CEOs like Bill Gates, Elon Musk to help find solutions.

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Best thing about Modi is that criticism and opposition makes him stronger

PM's supporters must not allow recent successes to go into their heads.

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Donald Trump will have to be stopped

In the last two weeks, the world has witnessed Trump’s capacity to threaten, antagonise, divide and take extreme positions.

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Like it or not, Trump is now our best friend

And he has pledged to work for improving Indo-US relations further.

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It's sad Modi has made people suffer over demonetisation

Does the life of a common man mean nothing?

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Demonetisation is now a law and order crisis

The overzealous implementation of a sensible initiative has created havoc.

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Why would Trump have a problem with Modi?

There is bipartisan support for closer relations with India in the US Congress and the Senate.

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Surgical strikes won't stop Pakistan: 10-step strategy India should follow

Only a long-term, multipronged policy utilising all bilateral, regional and international leverages might work.

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Modi must be praised for BRICS-BIMSTEC summit

Breakthrough with Russia notwithstanding, the PM will have to come up with an out-of-the-box approach for China.

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Surgical strikes: Modi has put the fear of life in Pakistani terrorists

PM also benefited personally, as he emerged as a mature leader.

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The West must unite to destroy ISIS

If Saudi Arabia and Iran come on the same page and the US and Russia get over their mistrust, they can degrade the terror group irreparably.

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Legacy of Obama's last presidential days

The outgoing president has opened doors of friendship with countries which long perceived the US as hostile.

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Why Jammu-Kashmir is not just a law and order problem

A little introspection and soul-searching will do us no harm.

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