Harsh V Pant
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Musings from afar

The writer is Professor of International Relations at King's College London. His most recent book is India's Afghan Muddle (HarperCollins).

POLITICS

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How restoring ties will help India and Iran

While critics in India argue that India had ignored Iran under US pressure, it is the other way round. It is Tehran that has ignored New Delhi and tried to actively derail Indo-Iranian ties by interfering in Indian domestic matters.

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Why the world must isolate China

The global landscape, which till a few months back looked benign for China, has now turned against the Middle Kingdom in a manner that Chinese policymakers can ill afford to ignore.

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India, China and the RIC’s agenda

The RIC platform has today become a talk shop in many ways where generic discussions on global issues have become the norm.

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When PM Modi met Morrison, virtually

The decision to go ahead with the virtual summit is an important signal that both nations don’t want the present momentum in the bilateral relationship to get disrupted.

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Why Hong Kong matters to China

At a time when China is facing global indignation over its mismanagement of initial stages of coronavirus, tightening screws on Hong Kong gives Xi Jinping a nationalistic boost.

VARIETY

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New Delhi and the Kabul conundrum

India will have to accept that despite its history with the Taliban and continuing concerns, it will need a proactive engagement policy for durable peace.

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How Indian diplomacy plays a global role in the coronavirus era

PM Modi has been convinced that though the domestic Covid-19 situation would be a priority, India will have to make a case for global engagement and coordination.

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How Beijing’s bluff has been called

For all the socio-economic toll on humanity that the Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked, it has exposed the Chinese Communist Party in ways that wasn’t happening before.

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Why US authority stands undermined

The expectations are so low from Washington that even America's closest allies are not coordinating their responses with it.

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How PM Modi is an effective leader in times of coronavirus pandemic

These are tough times of global crisis when leadership has been in short supply. For India, Modi has so far been successful in providing the right mix of authority and reassurance.