Kanwal Sibal
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Former Foreign Secretary

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‘Naya’ Pakistan is only a chimera

Pakistan’s strategy — as in the past — is to deflect international pressure by taking token action against terrorist groups, and then go back to business once the heat wears off.

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How US foreign policy is confusing India

Trump identifies China as an adversary. But is he not facilitating China's expansion in the Af-Pak region at the cost of India's security?

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Why our foreign policymakers must not undermine India's 'soft power'

We do not believe in coercing others to believe in what we believe. Our “soft power” can have an impact on global thinking on the destructive use of hard power in international relations.

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Kartarpur corridor: Why Sushma Swaraj was right in sending two Sikh political representatives to the stone-laying ceremony

The opening of the corridor has a religious dimension to it. It has nothing to do with India's foreign policy with Pakistan.

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US to grant India waiver from Iran sanctions: Can it be seen as a success of Indian diplomacy?

The problem is not yet over, because we will be expected to progressively show reductions of oil imports from Iran in the months ahead.

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Why India needs to focus on its foreign affairs

India’s diplomacy has to wade through all the international political and economic shoals that have threateningly surfaced in the last few months.

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Why Vladimir Putin's India visit is of great significance

The 19th annual summit between India and Russia held last week testifies to the highest level attention that both countries give to their bilateral relationship.

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Why talking to Pakistan is futile

Imran Khan or no Imran Khan, Pakistan’s agenda to destabilise Kashmir from within remains intact.

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Why Donald Trump's fixation on trade issues can hurt India

Washington has threatened to review GSP benefits it offers to India if its several demands are not met.

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India-Pakistan relations: How the pro-dialogue lobby in India is actually taking Pakistan's side

Should one keep reaching out to a neighbour like Pakistan and have a civilised dialogue with it, hoping that it would give up violence?