Sushant Sareen
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The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.