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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).

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Taiwan's self-governance proving to be a thorn in China's flesh

It is a sign of China's growing economic heft around the globe that only 15 countries now recognise the self-governing territory of Taiwan as a sovereign nation.

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Fresh churning in West Asia as tensions between Iran and US rise

American actions have put Iran under intense pressure for retaliation, even though Iran’s internal dynamics are hardly suited for an aggressive posture.

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Donald Trump’s impeachment polarises USA further

American society is more polarised now than when Trump became the President. He has no incentive to ameliorate this situation now.

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Britain votes for Brexit

Even as Britain has signalled that it wants the Brexit turmoil to end, the UK’s political future remains a matter of contestation.

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How S Jaishankar set the record straight

The external affairs minister's assessment of the changing global environment is apt and its impact on Indian foreign policy is already very visible.

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Kartarpur Corridor should not be seen as Indo-Pak rapprochement

If not handled with prudence, the corridor has the potential to become a thorn in India’s ties with Pakistan.

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Why Riyadh reposes faith in Narendra Modi

Pragmatism is dictating Saudi posturing as the very future of the country's economic model is at stake. It needs new partners like India.

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How India is adjusting to the global power shifts

If China has a strategy of containing India, then New Delhi can challenge Beijing’s core interests. Alliance with Russia could come in handy.

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s position weakens in Israel. What this means for India

The relations between the two nations are today driven by the political consensus that strong ties are imperative.