As the world prepares to mark the anniversaries of the First and Second World War, the two great wars have acquired a peculiar political resonance in East Asia.
India must recognize its past errors in dealing with Beijing and its refusal to prepare the nation to cope with the rise of China.
The Indian political classes are gravely mistaken if they think the contest for power at home can be conducted without reference to the world outside.
After decades of pacifism and strategic marginalisation, Japan is now shaking up the region’s geopolitics by responding vigorously to China’s rise.
The continuing violence in Bangladesh and the political cloud over the general elections scheduled for January are of great consequence for the entire subcontinent.
In recent years, sentiments for reviving cross-border connections with Pakistan have intensified on the Indian side of Punjab and have strong bipartisan support.
A comprehensive approach to the Middle East should also allow Delhi to recast the anti-Western framework that has long guided India’s regional policy.
To cope with new geopolitical imperatives, India must learn to deal with Asia on its own terms and stop imposing its ideological preferences on the region.
As India receives the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, Delhi must seek a bold expansion of the strategic partnership with Hanoi.
A new book tracks India’s struggle for territorial integrity since its independence.
The rise of China demands Delhi intensify its cooperation with Beijing and prudently manage the multiple tensions that could undermine the bilateral relationship.
Domestic political considerations continue to undermine several aspects of India’s foreign policy.
Unless Delhi brings greater clarity to the interpretation of the nuclear liability act and the regulations for its implementation, India's hopes of building an advanced nuclear power industry at home and exporting nuclear reactors and services around the world will come to naught.
Those who think “spheres of influence” is an outdated idea in international relations should take a close look at China’s charm offensive in Southeast Asia.
A strong alignment between India and Indonesia holds the key to Delhi’s much-vaunted “strategic autonomy” and Jakarta’s quest for a “dynamic equilibrium” in Asia.
There is no avoiding the conclusion that Manmohan Singh will end his prime ministerial tenure without advancing his vision to transform India's relations with Pakistan.
Manmohan Singh should use his upcoming visit to Washington to reaffirm New Delhi's commitment to the strategic partnership.
As the UN Security Council grapples with getting control of Syria’s chemical weapons, two meetings in New York will draw considerable attention in the subcontinent and around the world.
Beijing is dipping its diplomatic toes in the turbulent waters of the Middle East. But it is not clear if Delhi is ready to do the same.
Even as China becomes a maritime power to reckon with, Beijing has no desire to give up on its continental aspirations.