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Manoj Joshi

Manoj Joshi

Senior defence writer

manoj.joshi@gmail.com

Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation.

By Manoj Joshi

How India's security laws are being misused

Invoking draconian laws in trivial cases is setting the stage where the laws will become ineffective in confronting real threats.

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India’s tryst with 2019

From elections in India to Trump running the Presidential show on his terms, to Brexit — here is a wrap of what to look forward to in 2019.

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Five reasons why BJP lost Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

All these issues will be in play in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which explains whether this was a preview of the general elections.

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Growth, employment, healthcare: Which numbers to believe in Donald Trump's US

By some accounts, the economy is doing spectacularly well. At the same time, infrastructure has been deteriorating.

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How India is caught in the crossfire of US-China trade tensions

Issues between the US and China are not likely to be worked out quickly.

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What this China-Japan 'friendship' means to India and the South China Sea conflict

Japan knows India is the best possible regional counter-weight to a rising China. At the same time, it has to work with China to counter global uncertainties.

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New Bhutan government's attitude towards India is not clear. This should worry India

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) is not talking about foreign policies yet. But when it will, it might not be in the best interests of New Delhi.

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Why US-China tussle could become more than just a trade war

The big question is whether US and China are slow-marching to an armed conflict.

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What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India

The Japanese Prime Minister may have won a battle, but the war remains.

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Why China's push for Africa should concern India

Beijing has been Africa’s largest trading partner since 2008.

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Why India should engage in development work with China in neighbouring regions

The idea of hotline, now stuck up on protocol issues, will play a role in reducing tensions between India and China.

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ISIS is not finished. Why South East Asia is now under a greater threat

Governments in Malaysia and Indonesia have been trying to ride the Islamist tiger by pandering to the orthodox Islamic parties.

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Why attending BRICS 2018 was so significant for PM Narendra Modi

For Narendra Modi, going into elections next year, the focus has been to put across India as a major global economy.

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Why US-China trade war won’t work

It is increasingly becoming clear that the battle is less about the trade deficit and more about America’s intention of preserving its global primacy.

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India-US ties are strong – but for a price

It wants India to break its relationships with Iran and Russia.

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Modi government needs a fresh strategy for Jammu and Kashmir

A plan is needed to deal with the changing nature of the militancy.

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Why Modi government's Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir is doomed to fail

The current non-initiation of combat operations comes in a confused and chaotic circumstance.

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Why border dispute will remain a thorn in India-China relations

If the two countries want to move ahead along the lines indicated in Wuhan, they need to settle this, not set it aside as they have been doing in recent decades.

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How Xi Jinping is playing the 'Trump' card in China

Aware of the economic threat posed by the US, the Chinese president has been pushing for economic reforms.

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Why India and Nepal are hitting reset on bilateral ties

The outcome of PM Koli Sharma Oli's visit suggests relations between the two countries are in a reboot mode.

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Why Modi has chosen not to side with the Indian military

As a recent report reveals, when it comes to funding India’s armed forces, the government seems less than patriotic.

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Why French president Macron’s visit to India takes place at an important juncture in regional geopolitics

France has begun to pay serious attention to the Indo-Pacific region after a long time.

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No, Justin Trudeau's India visit was not a failure

Canada went out of its way to reassure India on the issue of terrorism and both sides agreed to respect each other's 'sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity'.

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How an India-Japan alliance can help counter Chinese dominance

Japan is now being pushed to a leadership role in Asia following the election of Donald Trump as US President

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Modi is rewriting India's ties with ASEAN

Given our history with such outfits, relations won't be easy.

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Why Balochistan has become a thorn in Pakistan's crown

Pakistani authorities have shown little sophistication in addressing the challenge of violence in the province.

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Modi government can't afford to repeat foreign policy mistakes in 2018

We now need newer mechanisms simply to ensure things do not get out of hand.

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Why India-Nepal ties are likely to worsen

KP Sharma Oli, who is bitterly anti-Indian, is likely to return to the prime minister's office.

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Trump's new tax bill has grave implications for India

The Narendra Modi government has put all its foreign policy eggs in the American basket.

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Trump got it wrong again. His Asia tour was no success

The US appears to lack a coherent strategy for the Asian region.

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