Those who think “spheres of influence” is an outdated idea in international relations should take a close look at China’s charm offensive in Southeast Asia.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.
There is no evidence to suggest Nawaz Sharif has persuaded the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence to change its strategy to install the Taliban in power and turn Afghanistan into a protectorate of the Pakistan Army.
As Obama seeks support for a bombing campaign against Syria, the Arab League has held the Assad regime responsible for the use of chemical weapons and called for international action.
Delhi must engage all forces in Afghanistan and focus on insulating India from the negative consequences of the new phase that has begun to unfold on India's northwestern frontiers.
The visit of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to India marks the rapid acceleration of bilateral ties after Delhi’s prolonged neglect of Baghdad.
Xi Jinping, who took charge of the Chinese Communist Party last year, has quickly proclaimed the “Chinese Dream”—or the great renewal of the nation—as the main mission for his decade-long rule.
Early parliamentary approval of the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh is in India’s interest. If the BJP sees itself as a champion of national security, it must support the bill.
As India celebrates the launch of the Vikrant, the much delayed first indigenous aircraft carrier, Delhi is not the only one in Asia focused on the virtues of airpower at sea.
Delhi must move toward more responsible management of its borders with Pakistan and China.
Facing China’s growing military power and Beijing’s increasingly assertive regional policy, Japan may have no option but to make marines a critical element of its new defense strategy.
If there ever was a moment for India to stick by the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other nations, this is it in the Middle East.
Vice President Joe Biden’s strong record on U.S.-Indian relations raises hopes for his visit to New Delhi.
South Korea can help develop some interesting strategic options for India if the government in Delhi is willing to think boldly.
Infrastructure development along India’s borders with China and Pakistan can be cooperative, not competitive.