Seema Sirohi is a foreign policy analyst currently based in Washington. She has worked for The Telegraph (Calcutta), Outlook and Ananda Bazar Patrika in the past, reporting from Geneva, Rome, Bratislava, Belgrade, Paris, Islamabad and Washington on a range of issues. Author of Sita’s Curse: Stories of Dowry Victims, she has been a commentator on BBC, CNN and NPR.
India and Italy have found a face-saver through adept negotiations with the return of the marines but whether the families of the two dead Indian fishermen will get justice is open to question. #ConnectTheDots#Italian marines case
It will take a lot more than words to convince India of Pakistan’s change of heart. India has come more than half-way to improve relations and help the civilian government while absorbing gratuitous words from the young Hina Rabbani Khar and Rehman Malik. #Afzal Guru#HowThisWorks#India Pakistan relations
Israel now wants a public acknowledgement the India-Israel friendship. It would like India to invite President Shimon Peres for a visit to put a seal on the relationship and take it to a higher level. But here's why India will be reluctant over such a visit. #HowThisWorks#India-Israel#Shimon Peres
Without going into the compelling but competing narratives of why and how Israel landed in what seems a perpetually hostile dynamic, it is easy to see that it is surrounded by hostile neighbors and there is no strategic depth of geography. #Al-Qaeda#Golan Heights#HowThisWorks#Israel#Syria