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Yet, one should welcome an idea of “peace” that is not restricted to the cessation of wars and violence, but recognises the devastation of young lives by the inequaliti...(full article)

No incident of firing has been reported from across the border with Pakistan in J&K since Thursday evening, said BSF sources. The sources added that they believed Pakistan was forc...(full article)

Given India’s growing trade and its increasing dependence on the sea for the import of vital energy resources, India’s interests are similar to those of the US, the wo...(full article)

It is only by talking to Pakistan that India can ensure that the question of saving the truce, and all other issues between the two countries, remains strictly between them....(full article)

America had not seen an Indian Prime Minister like him. America, in fact, had not seen a visiting head of government like him - from anywhere in the world - since Fidel Castro, a v...(full article)

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Culture's Growing Role in Foreign Affairs - K. Pethiyagoda, The Diplomat

Thus far, most non-Western countries have operated using European sourced institutions of statecraft, within a Western-style nation-state system. This made predicting their foreign...

India-U.S. Defense Cooperation Is Growing - Ankit Panda, The Diplomat

The statement isn’t revolutionary on security matters; it is rather evolutionary, signaling the broad contours of where U.S.-India cooperation on security might head in the M...

If Pakistan Doesn't Counter Militants, Others Will - Dawn

Pakistan's drift towards international isolation is only matched by the state’s denial of this truth....

What Happened to Asian Century? - Matt Wade, Sydney Morning Herald

When I returned home from a three-year stint as Fairfax's India correspondent, shortly before the white paper's release, I was struck by how ill-prepared Australia seemed to be for...

Hitler's Strange Popularity in India - Josh Scheinert, Jerusalem Post

It’s hard to miss Mein Kampf on the shelves of India’s bookstores....

Modi's Reset of U.S.-India Ties - Deccan Chronicle

It does seem that President Obama is taking an extra step for Mr Modi. He will be aware it may not be easy to make India swerve from its international policy orientation on key iss...

Why Indian-Americans Love Modi - Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi arrived in New York last Friday for a long awaited visit to the United States. On Sunday, Modi addressed a 20,000 strong crowd – mostly compr...

A New Authoritarianism Is Growing - Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register

Increasingly, authoritarian regimes are rising around the world, led by a pesky, resource-rich Russia and a new full-blown superpower, China. Today, few regimes are becoming more d...

India, U.S. Should Address Divisions - Bloomberg

When they meet at the White House tomorrow, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate all that unites their nations -- one the world's most powe...

India-China Relations Stumble Forward - A.G. Noorani, Dawn

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India, from Sept 17 to 19, was successful in some important respects but not so in others. On matters economic, success was predictable an...

Narendra Modi Tries to Escape His Past - Joshua Keating, Slate

We may someday get to the point where what happened in Gujarat in 2002 no longer colors the international perception of Modi, but we’re not there yet....

Israel's Struggle to Turn Trade to Diplomacy - Rory Miller, Foreign Affairs

Israel’s economics minister Naftali Bennett argued last year that “diplomacy can follow economy.” Trade, he said, would help Israel “deemphasize” the ...

Fixing the Absurd India-Bangladesh Border - M. Phillips, The Diplomat

Resolving the border crisis would grease the wheels for future cooperation, development, and trade in the region. In this respect, India’s regional objectives complement the ...

And Yet the West Remains Strong - Jan Techau, Carnegie

Is this a time of Western weakness? Many are convinced it is. In his latest book World Order, former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger gives a bleak outlook on the West's abi...

The Forces That Bind and Rend Nations - Zhixing Zhang, Stratfor

"Here begins our tale: The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been." This opening adage of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, China's classic ...

Kissinger Is Right About Asia - Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat

What we understand to be "Asia" is an oversimplification of a diverse region with several civilizations and cultures....

India Is Emerging as an Economic Leader - Husai Haqqani, Indian Express

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming meeting with US President Barack Obama also gives due weight to economic considerations, India could be on the verge of significantl...

India a Step Closer to Mars - Samanth Subramanian, The National

India put its Mars spacecraft through a major test on Monday, moving one step closer to becoming the only country to complete a successful mission to the Red Planet on its first at...

A World With 11 Billion People - Robert Kunzig, National Geographic

Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought....

Is India Over Honeymoon With Narendra Modi? - Fareed Zakaria, WaPo

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, radiates confidence. He has the first outright majority in India’s parliament in 30 years. The public lauds him, world leader...

Modi Shrewd in Foreign Policy - Walter Russell Mead, The National Interest

For the time being, India is certainly making out well from Xi and Abe’s competition for its affections....

Don't Buy Your Aircraft Carrier from Russia - Kyle Mizokami, WIB

Like a lot of countries, India wants the best weapons it can afford. But ideological and financial concerns mean there are a lot of things it won’t buy from the United States...

India: The Rise of the Soft-Power State - Kadira Pethiyagoda, The Diplomat

Deeply entrenched factors make India a uniquely attractive great-power partner....

Getting It Wrong on New al Qaeda Franchise - Arif Rafiq, Real Clear World

Al Qaeda's announcement earlier this month of a new affiliate in South Asia is a troubling reminder that wars in the region will go on long after U.S. troops leave Afghanistan. To ...

Asia's Democratic Dark Spots - Shashi Tharoor, Project Syndicate

Democracy in Asia lately has proved to be hardier than many might have expected, with free and fair elections enabling the large and divided societies of India and Indonesia to man...

600 Million Indians Lack Access to Toilets - New York Times

India may finally be on the verge of making progress on eradicating one of its most intractable problems: open defecation because of a lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Al-Qaeda Opens New South Asian Branch - Joshua Keating, Slate

In what seems an awful lot like a bid for continued relevance at a time when al-Qaida’s international prominence is being overshadowed by its erstwhile offshoot, ISIS, Ayman ...

India's Foolish Crush on Japan - Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg

Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, visited Japan twice during his long decade of ostracism by the West. He is one of only three people that Shinzo Abe follows on Twitte...

Indian Trade Booming with ASEAN - Luke Hunt, The Diplomat

Business ties extending west into India have never enjoyed the same cachet as trade with China to the north. That’s partly because access to India was blocked by Myanmar’s is...

Pakistan, Obsessed over India, Risks Anarchy - Husain Haqqani, Yale

The elaborate diplomatic dance between India and Pakistan has been interrupted once again. The two sides remain far from a major breakthrough in their troubled relationship. As lon...

2014: A Year of Botched Elections in Asia - Andrew Oplas, The Diplomat

It is commonly understood that genuine elections are among the most indispensable prerequisites for effective and sustained democratic governance. And yet as with democracy itsel...

India Isn't 'Open for Business' Yet - William Pesek, Bloomberg View

In retrospect, expectations that India's prime minister would revolutionize a troubled economy overnight were wildly overblown. But three months on, even some Modi skeptics may be ...

Can U.S. and India Become Real Partners? - Sourabh Gupta, TNI

The US-India strategic partnership is either the most under-performing bilateral relationship in the world or its most overrated....

Eurasia's Reagan Revolutions - Pankaj Mishra, Bloomberg View

Perhaps economic hurdles -- caused by sanctions in Russia’s case and fundamental weakness in India's and Turkey’s -- will impose limits upon the megalomania of the tub-...

India's Youthful Modernity Only Skin Deep - Amrit Dhillon, Globe and Mail

What makes you modern? Is it the jeans you wear, the phone you use, the sauvignon blanc you drink, the car you drive and the trendy café where you sip your hazelnut mocha? ...

Can Asia's 'Middle Powers' Create Stability? - Mohan & Medcalf, TNI

In a changing Asia, not even steadfast allies like Australia can afford to put all their eggs in the alliance basket. Thus in a new research paper, we argued that it is time for n...

Asia's Reform Trinity? - Kishore Mahbubani, Project Syndicate

Asia is poised to enter a historical sweet spot, with three of its most populous countries – China, India, and Indonesia – led by strong, dynamic, and reform-minded lea...

India's Modi Might Unravel the WTO - Gupta & Ganguly, Foreign Affairs

A trade spat with India is threatening to push the World Trade Organization, already suffering from flagging credibility thanks to a lack of concrete results, into irrelevance. At ...

How the U.S. Sold Out Indian Asylum Seekers - Caitlin Dickson, Daily Beast

Dozens of Sikh men fleeing political persecution showed up on the Texas border last year—and U.S. immigration allegedly outed them to their home government....

Now, the Good News: 3 Global Success Stories - Fareed Zakaria, Wash Post

Wherever you look these days, the world seems on fire. New hot spots like Russia-Ukraine are competing with old ones like Gaza. Festering conflicts like those in Syria and Iraq are...

Should America Give Up on India? - Tunku Varadarajan, The Daily Beast

Here’s how bad things are between Washington and New Delhi these days: It’s news that Kerry even made the trip. Why this reluctant partnership might be best left to wit...

Modi's New India Is Off to a Bad Start - Bloomberg View

India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, promised to give the stalling Indian economy a good, firm push. Under his leadership, he said, India would be open for business. There's ...

Indian Boy Has 232 Teeth Removed - Jack Linshi, Time

A boy in India endured a six-hour operation Monday to remove 232 teeth that grew as a result of a rare medical condition. Now, Ashik Gavai, 17, has 28 teeth left—four fe...

'MBA Culture' vs. Caste in India - Chandrahas Choudhury, Bloomberg

As anyone who has ever studied business in India knows, the country does not offer a level playing field for new entrepreneurs. Not only does the large, if slowly crumbling, scaf...

Why Punjab State Has India's Worst Cancer Crisis - Rao & Bhandari, GP

Three days after her mother died, Rajinder Kaur sat quietly on the edge of a rope cot, staring at her sandaled feet as the buzz of her friends and family filled the courtyard of he...

Mumbai's Evolving Urban Form

The continuing dispersion of international metropolitan areas is illustrated by recently released 2011 Census of India preliminary data for the Mumbai "larger" metropolitan area...

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