India’s Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid, faces various internal challenges in his new External Affairs portfolio – an understaffed diplomatic corps and increasingly assertive regional politicians. Will Khurshid have enough time to make significant foreign policy changes, given the upcoming elections in 2014?
Fair Observer republished Gateway House's Ambassador Neelam Deo's article on the third Indo-U.S. strategic dialogue. She notes that the global shift of economic weight to Asia, U.S. military exhaustion, indebtedness to China and other factors call for a greater convergence in Indo-U.S. interests than ever before.
The setting for the third Indo-U.S. Strategic Dialogue is promising: a global shift of economic weight to Asia, U.S. military exhaustion and indebtedness to China and other factors call for a greater convergence in Indo-U.S. interests than ever before. It is essential then, to take bold decisions at the dialogue.
The India-Russia summit in 2011 was sandwiched chronologically between two events that received much greater exposure: the Gita scandal and the Russian protests. Is this a warning sign that Russia’s state-anointed xenophobia and nationalism could act as a dampener for the formerly solid Indo-Russian relationship?
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 constant engagement between India and Bangladesh in the recent past has garnered a more suitable political atmosphere for enhanced bilateral relations. Looking beyond political blunders and focusing on socio-economic cooperation is at the advantage of both nations.