Sushant Sareen
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The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

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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.