Articles by Tara Kartha
Sep 17, 2019
Donald Trump's drop-in at 'Howdy, Modi' event a boost for India-US ties, but won't deter Kashmir naysayersIt's official. President Donald Trump will 'drop in' during the massive 'Howdy, Modi' event at Houston. It's a big public relations triumph for Team Narendra Modi
Sep 14, 2019
Donald Trump should be grateful to John Bolton; dumped NSA saved US from major embarrassment by preventing ludicrous deal with TalibanNotably, before he left, John Bolton does seem to have got his way with the Afghanistan issue, resulting in the cancellation.
Sep 03, 2019
With frenzied talk of imaginary war, Pakistan is playing a dangerous game; illusion won't take long to turn realityEveryone from the Prime Minister of Pakistan downwards — or upwards, depending on your political views — is screaming loudly and persistently at every forum available of an approaching war
Aug 30, 2019
US, Taliban close in on Afghan peace deal: New Delhi must build on goodwill, increase involvement to protect interestsAn increased role has to base itself on this goodwill that Delhi has not only in Kabul, but within some sections of the Taliban.
Aug 27, 2019
As Narendra Modi deftly concludes successful G7 Summit visit, Pakistan would do well to read writing on the wallIt seems that brick after brick is falling into place for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his effort to build a wall of support for India
Aug 22, 2019
Pakistan goes all out to internationalise Kashmir; Indian government, media would do well to focus attention on PoKPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s impassioned address to the nation with a plea to Srinagar to walk alongside Delhi is not enough.
Aug 05, 2019
Article 370 scrapped, but what next for Jammu and Kashmir? Amit Shah needs to clarify on benefits to curb fearsThe sheer audacity of the scrapping of Article 370 was amazing. The slow build up, the knowledge that something was coming, and the rumour mill — that is the Valley — abuzz with speculation and fear. The question which arises is, of course, the inevitable 'what next?'
Aug 04, 2019
Donald Trump's 'mediation' offer gives Pakistan handle to stoke Kashmir conflict, divert attention from domestic challengesEven before Imran Khan left Washington, on 23 July, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was celebrating the opening of doors in Washington.
Aug 02, 2019
Death of Kerala man who joined Islamic State points to dangerous trend; fake currency, narcotics fueling terrorismMen and women primarily from Kerala seeking to join the Islamic State is something that has been occurring more or less under the radar of media coverage.
Jul 25, 2019
Donald Trump's mediation offer on Kashmir is no victory for Imran Khan; Pakistan PM's sole takeaway from US visit is 'do more'The visit did see Pakistan getting its act together in hiring a lobbying firm after six years of no activity, a Pakistan Caucus Foundation was launched last year, and overall it is streamlining its effort.