Sushant Sareen

OPEN TO OPINION

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The writer is Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

POLITICS

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India's grandstanding on 'strategic autonomy'

In mouthing rhetoric on ties with Russia and Iran, India is risking alienating a friendly USA. The gamble is not worth it.

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Why there can be no India-Pakistan dialogue even after 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Given the immutable reality of the India Pakistan equation, New Delhi would be best served if it builds its capabilities to deter and deny, and if required punish Islamabad.

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Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara: How Navjot Singh Sidhu is playing into Pakistan’s hands

Pakistan is trying to revive the Khalistan movement by raking up emotional issues, and people like Sidhu are gladly obliging.

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Why Pakistan has a big China syndrome

Beijing has steadily replaced Washington as Islamabad's principal patron and partner.

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Why Modi must not go to Pakistan to attend Imran Khan's swearing-in ceremony

There is no reason to believe that things will be any different if now Modi goes to Islamabad.

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Pakistan is a step closer to its manifest destiny. But India doesn't need to worry

Whether India deals with ISI or its 'plural' ISIS, the fundamental 'inimicalness' of the Pakistani state towards India will remain the same.

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Will the Accountability Court judgment end Nawaz Sharif's political career?

There are two options in front of the former Pakistan PM — jail or self-exile.

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Shujaat Bukhari's killing shows Kashmiri journalists may not live to tell their tale

Both journalists and civil society face grave danger in Kashmir today. But as violent militancy grows, the political system seems asleep.