Purposeful engagement with religious communities around the world can increase the efficacy of India’s international relations, but only when handled with great care and diplomatic competence.
India and Pakistan cannot afford to stay away from each other for too long. But they cannot stay with each other either.
The consequences of a breakdown in dialogue between India and Pakistan might be unpredictable and could well push bilateral relations, as well as the situation in Kashmir, into uncharted waters.
In refusing to call off the talks between Indian and Pakistani national security advisers, Modi might be signalling the strength to rethink the core assumptions of India’s recent Pakistan policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has seized a rare moment of change in the Gulf and launched a new phase in India’s relations with the United Arab Emirates.
Recent developments demand that New Delhi take a fresh strategic look at the Gulf region.
The U.S.-India relationship was often distant during the Cold War, but the partnership is now critical for both countries’ strategic aims.
Even if Pakistan succeeds in getting the new Taliban leadership to the table, there will be enough Afghan elements to challenge the terms.
Beijing has begun to see that political stability and moderation in Afghanistan are vital to counter the rise of Islamist extremism and ethnic separatism in its restive far western province, Xinjiang.
Going against the grain of entrenched pacifism in Japan, Abe is making the case that Tokyo should respond to the rapidly unfolding geopolitical changes in the region.
The next decade in India’s partnership with America could turn out to be even more consequential than the previous one.
The historic nuclear accord between Iran and the international community unveiled in Vienna helps remove a number of recent constraints on Indian foreign policy.
To be an effective player in Central Asia, India must find a way either through Pakistan, or around it.
Although nimble diplomacy can paper over the emerging cracks in India’s multi-alignment strategy, Delhi will need to make some difficult judgements on where its interests might lie when push comes to shove among the great powers.
Modi’s trip to Central Asia is a welcome change in India’s relations in the area, but he will need a long-term strategy to overcome the constraints on India’s regional role.
The Chinese navy first showed its flag in the Indian Ocean nearly three decades ago, when it began to make ship visits to Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
The recent signing of a motor vehicle agreement by the transport ministers of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal marks a big breakthrough in the evolution of South Asian regionalism.
The impressive participation around the world on International Yoga Day is indeed a testimony to India’s immense reservoir of soft power.
As Tehran and Washington inch towards a nuclear deal, there will be room for expansive engagement between India and Iran.
As Suu Kyi recasts the relations between Myanmar’s democratic forces and Beijing, Delhi can’t allow the security agenda dominate its ties with Naypyidaw.