Articles by Vinay Kaura
Nov 13, 2018
Quad to meet in Singapore on Wednesday: Pragmatic cooperation among grouping must replace theoretical discussionsThe Quad continues to remain a bureaucratic-level dialogue that meets occasionally — twice a year. It is not a defence dialogue yet, much less an alliance
Nov 12, 2018
India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing's might in the Indian OceanBeijing would again try to re-establish its clout in Maldives through the debt-trap diplomacy. The Modi government should, therefore, come out with a long-term plan for infrastructure development in Maldives.
Nov 08, 2018
US grants sanctions waiver to India on Chabahar: Port is at the centre of Washington's South Asia strategyThe US has taken a well-thought-out decision to exempt India from sanctions regarding the development of the strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran
Nov 07, 2018
Pakistan grapples under US pressure to bring Afghan Taliban to table; disobeying Donald Trump may douse IMF bailout hopeWhat is hardly hidden from the public gaze is that the Donald Trump administration wants Pakistan’s help in bringing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table so that American troops can exit Afghanistan without any threat to the Ashraf Ghani government.
Nov 05, 2018
Russia strives to end Afghanistan conflict with olive branch to Taliban, but faces roadblocks of cold US response, unreliable PakistanThe biggest challenge in conflict resolution in Afghanistan has been Pakistan’s duplicitous policy.
Oct 29, 2018
Pakistan's bumper $6-billion bailout from Saudi Arabia raises major questions about what Riyadh wants in returnThe Jamal Khashoggi affair could not have come at a more opportune moment for Pakistan's government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan
Oct 28, 2018
India, China ties see positive tidings, but Beijing's propensity to shield Pakistan remains stumbling blockThe Indian side needs to tell China in clear terms that Beijing’s attempts to court the Afghan Taliban are not conducive for regional peace and stability.
Oct 22, 2018
Narendra Modi to visit Japan on 28 Oct: India's incoherent approach on Indo-Pacific, Quad may sour 'friendly' ties with Shinzo AbeIndia-Japan relationship is on the upswing as demonstrated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming official visit to Japan 28-29 October for annual India-Japan summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Oct 19, 2018
Assassination of top Kandahar security officials by Taliban casts shadow on Afghanistan parliamentary electionThe killings of two top security officials in Kandahar has only raised the stakes for the Afghanistan government to conduct nationwide parliamentary elections.
Oct 15, 2018
Abdullah Yameen's defeat allows India, US a chance to firewall Maldives from falling prey to China's 'debt trap' diplomacyAbdullah Yameen's government was decisively defeated by opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the elections held in the Maldives last month.