Over the past thirty years, the U.S. and Iran have been at odds over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons programme. India too has a large stake with both countries - with the U.S. as a strategic partner and Iran for its oil imports - and resolving this conundrum will require some creative diplomacy.
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In B Chandrasekaran & Vipin P Veetil opinion, market economy will provide answers to the following questions: how can India become rich? what about income-inequality? and what about the caste-system?
Indo-Pak hydro-politics must evolve from endless debates over ‘water division’ and Run-of-River dams to more sustainable efforts like demand management, resource sharing and disaster management.
IBSA’s abstention over Syria is an argument against Security Council reform. Critics of reform have long argued that increasing the number of permanent members to include Brazil and India would lead to paralysis.
India has pursued a careful, well-thought out policy to prove that it can be a responsible permanent member on the UN Security Council.
Both Tokyo and New Delhi see each other as reliable partners, and continue to do so after the Japanese earthquake and nuclear disaster. The Japan-India relations in the post-disaster environment must be understood in terms of humanitarian, economic and strategic dimensions.
On May 1998, as India declared itself as a nuclear weapons state, it also committed its nuclear program to the No First Use of nuclear weapons policy. Consequently, the policy has been viewed as a democratic option, but what does this say about India?
The execution of Osama Bin Laden has led to a decline in international military presence in Afghanistan, opening the door for developmental agencies and regional actors to play a more active role. Can India take advantage of this critical juncture and work towards achieving peace in Afghanistan?
The earthquake and tsunami - not to forget the nuclear disaster - in Japan, along with the escalating Arab Spring has trigged a series of geoeconomic events. What, thus, is the bigger picture that emerges?
As Pakistan's military dictators are proving to be more prosperous than its “democratically” elected leaders over the past two decades, Harini Calamur explains the history behind the country's capitalist foundation.