Brahma Chellaney
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The writer is strategic thinker, author, commentator.

POLITICS

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The Uncongenial Zone: Donald Trump shows India the limits of friendship with the US

Henry Kissinger once quipped “it may be dangerous to be America’s enemy, but to be America’s friend is fatal.” India is learning how true that statement rings.

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India’s internal jihadist threat is rapidly growing

New Delhi’s counterterrorism focus on J&K has allowed jihadists to gain influence in states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. ISIS has even named a 'Bengal emir'. The situation is fraught and must be controlled.

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India’s confused and contradictory signals are only emboldening Pakistan

Pakistan even uses the Indus Waters Treaty, the world's most generous water-sharing pact, as a stick to beat us with. Why does India put up with this stinging rogue behaviour?

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China's dam-building rage is threatening the whole of Asia, and India has the most to lose

China clearly doesn't believe in equitable water sharing arrangements. But these are a must for Asia, which needs to avoid both Chinese domination and water wars.

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The Great Asian Game-Changer: Why PM Modi's Tokyo visit could cement a Japan-India strategic alliance

Both India and Japan now view China without any blinkers. And both are natural democratic allies in a crucial region.

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Better late than never. But why was India fumbling against Pakistan?

The Modi government has finally realised what was well known — that 'Pakistan will not mend its ways'.

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Why the Nepali communist challenge to India is deadly

Nepal impinges directly on India’s security. As its ruling communist party leans to China, and skips the first BIMSTEC drill, India must stop treating it with kid gloves.

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How Donald Trump is compounding India’s foreign-policy challenges

By making New Delhi a key target of the extraterritorial effects of its sanctions on Iran and Russia, Washington is injecting new irritants in India-US ties.

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Why China is worried about Donald Trump’s North Korea gambit

By talking directly with Kim Jong Un, the US President is causing Beijing to fear a loss of influence in Pyongyang, its only formal military ally.

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Why North Korea may become another Pakistan on nuke map

Pyongyang might seek to retain its short and medium range nuclear arsenal while dismantling its long-range nuclear capability.