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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempt to put some meat on the bones of a proclaimed Indo-German strategic partnership is part of a story that goes back to the early years of the twentieth century.
As the world today looks up to India as a net security provider, Delhi needs to recast its peacekeeping strategy by modernizing its decision-making structures, expanding domestic defence capabilities, and strengthening its military diplomacy.
Together, Modi and Obama have an opportunity to lock-in recent gains and set even more ambitious goals.
If China, whose cyber philosophy is fundamentally different from that of the United States, can cut deals with American businesses, why has India been so reluctant to seize the opportunities for a deeper digital partnership?
Having recast key bilateral ties, Modi now has a chance to end Delhi’s defensiveness in approaching the world.
Building a causeway across the Palk Strait could become the most powerful symbol of South Asia’s new regionalism.
There is a growing conviction across the subcontinent that the region must overcome the many tragic consequences of Partition.
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.