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Sushant Sareen

Sushant Sareen

Senior Fellow, ORFsushant.sareen@gmail.com
The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

By Sushant Sareen

How Imran Khan unveiled the Oxonian version of Pakistani 'Islamofascism'

In the last two years, Imran Khan has proved to be a miserable failure who has in many ways turned the clock back for Pakistan.

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How to clinch the war of words

When it comes to strategic communications, the record of the Modi government is pretty dismal.

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Why nations must unite to take China on

China, in recent months, has quite brazenly started to flex its muscles and to browbeat, bully, intimidate, threaten not just smaller countries in the neighbourhood, but also some of the bigger powers.

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The challenges of a two-front war

Indian military officials have for long maintained that the armed forces are prepared for a two-front contingency. That moment of truth might be just around the corner.

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Why Taliban’s bluff must be called

A UN report on the continuing links between the Taliban and Al Qaeda has received scant attention in a world dominated by the coronavirus.

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Why India can't go soft on Nepal

Nepal must be made to understand that the natural affinity and affection that most Indians have towards the Himalayan country must not be stretched or tested beyond a point.

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Why media should not romanticise Riyaz Naikoo in death

Naikoo, like others of his ilk, took to jihadist terror because it gave them a sense of purpose and was a higher calling. Not because someone at some time was slapped by a policeman.

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Why China and Pakistan need each other in the Covid-19 crisis

While Beijing needs to flaunt its ‘true friend’ to the world, and Islamabad needs a counterweight to its ‘eternal enemy’ India.

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Why will there be a hot summer ahead at the LoC

The dilemma for the Pakistanis now is that they know that ratcheting up the violence in Kashmir through jihadist auxiliaries and proxies is no longer a low-cost option.

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The political economy of coronavirus

Post the pandemic, changing the way global supply chains function and shifting manufacturing and production out of China is how new opportunities emerge for India.

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How PM Modi scored with COVIDiplomacy

Disrupting conventional thinking, Prime Minister Modi held a video conference to fight Covid-19 with all SAARC leaders.

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No one caused Delhi riots?

Today, depending on which side you are batting for, you choose your own facts and then force other people to conform to whatever opinion you subscribe to.

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How Pulwama changed India

In a strategic sense, Pulwama has been something of a disaster for Pakistan and its irredentist 'Kashmir cause'.

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Why the space for dialogue in India is shrinking fast

In public discourse the middle ground is shrinking very fast, in part because no one has any use for it.

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Imran Khan likely to stir trouble for India over his visit for SCO summit

Pakistani liberals advocate that the Pakistani PM should use the visit to do everything possible to embarrass India, including targeting us in his speech at the summit.

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Iranian general Qassem Soleimani’s killing may make the Middle East more stable

Until Soleimani’s killing, whatever pushback there was against Iran did not really make a difference. It was always below the level at which the country would start getting deterred.

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Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA

The superciliousness of western media is surpassed only by Pakistan's unabashed statements on CAA and preaching secularism to India.

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Revive the Indian economy, don't defend it

What India needs is sensible but sweeping reform; what India is getting is Soviet-style targets for the bureaucracy.

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Jammu and Kashmir’s veneer of ‘normalcy’

No one in the government is convinced that the majority of the people in J&K have reconciled to the constitutional changes in the erstwhile state.

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Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan using faith to sow unrest

Pakistan's intention behind the very noble Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara corridor project is nothing but ignoble.

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Mamallapuram meet: India-China balancing game is a pie in the sky

Forget about delivering something substantive on outstanding issues, Beijing has displayed undiluted hostility towards New Delhi.

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Why ‘declaration of war’ by Imran Khan is an opportunity for India

Ignoring the mental meltdown of the Pakistani PM, who has justified jihad against India, as the rant of a deranged mind would be a blunder.

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Article 370: Why apologists are quiet on Jammu and Kashmir

It is about the politics, stupid! The economics is only a concomitant, or collateral.

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Why economic prowess, not high culture, draws nations to India

The country needs to shun the voodoo economics of both the left and right.

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Naya Pak’s naya drama: Why it is important for India to win the battle of narratives

India has a lot of catching up to do in order to win the battle of perceptions.

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Pakistan punched by India's Article 370 move: Dumbstruck and desperate, here's what Pakistan could now do

Pakistan's rational options now are severely limited. However, expecting the rational from Pakistan might be expecting too much. Here's what India needs to be prepared for.

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No, Pakistan! Hafiz Saeed’s arrest is eyewash that is fooling no one

What might have worked for Pakistan in the past isn’t necessarily going to work, or work as well, now.

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Meet The Neighbour: Pakistan is behind Al Qaeda chief's message to inflict 'unrelenting blows' on India

Jihadist groups, and their patron, Pakistan, are prepping for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. Their aim is to unleash terror in India. It is a time for us to be on utmost guard.

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When it comes to terrorism, it’s all about the money in Kashmir

Going by Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech, the gloves have finally come off and the money trail in J&K will be followed to dismantle the terror industry that has been flourishing for decades in the valley.

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Talk About What? India should not waste a second with the Hurriyat, Pakistan's poisonous spent force

If Delhi talks to anyone, it must be to Kashmir's elected representatives and other stakeholders, not waste time on the perfidious and pointless Hurriyat, which has only harmed India's interests.

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