• India-UK relations under Boris Johnson’s leadership


    The change of guard in Downing Street has raised expectations that the stagnant India-UK relations might be in for a much-awaited bounce under the new management. Boris Johnson is seen as a more pragmatic leader than his bullish predecessor Theresa May who presided over arguably the worst phase of our bilateral relations. It has made Johnson’s task rather easy because the threshold for improvement is so low that even a slight bump might seem like a massive leap. […]

  • India-US Bilateral Relations Efforts and Results


    India-US ties have always been under the realm of uncertainty, post-cold war. Despite that, India chose to remain agnostic towards both the superpower. U.S.A largely perceived India closer to USSR because Russian history and literature were continuously part of Indian universities and elite culture. Nuclear test added fuel to the fire. […]

  • Shifting Sands: India, UAE move to new pastures


    There is a lot of substance behind the optics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a purchase of one kilo of motichoorladdoo by swiping a RuPay card at a mock ChhappanBhog Abu Dhabi outlet set up during the launch of the RuPay card at the Emirates Palace during his visit to the UAE in August 2019. […]

  • 100 years of Afghanistan


    A landlocked state is at the mercy of its neighbours and worse still if it is in a geopolitically important region, located on the boundaries of South Asia and Central Asia. Afghanistan is positioned between the energy-rich West Asia (Middle East), a resource-rich Central Asia and on the route to South Asia. This makes it all the more a geopolitically important to an Indo-Pacific superpower USA, a rising China, dominant Russia that always wanted to control and a swing state like India. […]

  • Afghanistan and One Hundred Years of Independence


    Independence for the Afghan people is still an unknown phenomenon. The leaders and people of Afghanistan have never felt a sense of pride in international relations due to the rapid changes from 1919 up to present time, numerous disasters caused by consecutive domestic crises and the disputed geopolitical position. Although Afghan government had taken top arrangements and spent a large amount of money for celebrating the 100th year Independence Day anniversary, a suicide bomb attack at a wedding in Kabul killed 80 people and wounded 300 and disrupted all the arrangements for a historic celebration and turned the celebration into a mourning one. […]

  • Japan-South Korea: Waxed and Waned Relations


    Japan and South Korea have been facing new relationship problems lately. The old problems are not gone. They are just in the standby mode. Asia itself shows that history is an important element to diplomatic relations and it should not be overlooked. Japan, just like other powers, finds it difficult - almost impossible - to recognise its actions during wartime. […]

  • Why is India Eying BIMSTEC Now?


    The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the leaders of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries during the second term of his swearing-in ceremony. During his first swearing-in ceremony in 2014 […]

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