Washington’s newly acquired taste for public diplomacy could result in squandering the recent gains in the U.S.-India strategic partnership.
Those outside America must ignore the elite condescension towards Trump and appreciate that his advance reflects an unprecedented churn in American politics.
Delhi finds Washington’s argument that the F-16s will help Pakistan counter terrorism in the region somewhat incredulous.
In 1962, betrayed by China, India reached out to America for help. A fascinating story of what might have been a vital strategic partnership.
Whether they survive the primaries or not, Trump and Sanders reflect the growing American unease with the postwar consensus in Washington on the terms of U.S. engagement with the world.
In the wake of the attack on Pathankot, Washington must remember India-Pakistan ties improve when it refuses to intercede.
India needs to think with its head rather than its gut to exploit opportunities in the U.S.-Pakistan nuclear negotiations.
India’s security ties with Washington and Beijing vary significantly in scope and intensity.
Although a negotiated U.S.-Pakistan nuclear deal has been termed a potential “diplomatic blockbuster,” its inherent contradictions may make it difficult to sell in both the United States and Pakistan.
Together, Modi and Obama have an opportunity to lock-in recent gains and set even more ambitious goals.