Articles by Vinay Kaura
Sep 04, 2018
Mike Pompeo heads to Pakistan: Trust deficit between Washington, Islamabad unlikely to be mitigated by one visitThe reality is that until Afghanistan stabilises, American pressure on Pakistan is not likely to diminish. And the prospects of it happening soon are remote.
Sep 03, 2018
India must not take China's declaration of friendship at face value and risk slowing improvement of ties with USChinese outreach towards India is transactional and has been necessitated due to the US-China trade war that has rattled Beijing
Aug 31, 2018
Pakistan key to controlling fast-expanding Taliban, but Islamabad seems more interested in prolonging Afghanistan warNobody disputes the fact that the Moscow talks present a number of opportunities in dealing with the resurgent Taliban.
Aug 22, 2018
India must seize its chance to cement ties with Malaysia as Mahathir Mohamad seeks to counter China's trade hegemonyChina’s economic and political footprint in Malaysia has been growing over the years.
Aug 18, 2018
Ghazni attack shows Afghan Taliban's capabilities are intact and will grow until Pakistan stops fuelling insurgencyThe Afghan Taliban's attack on Ghazni could not have been mounted without support from Pakistan’s state and non-state actors since the operational planning and execution involved in the attack reflect sound military preparedness, counter-intelligence and popular support among Pashtun segments of Afghan population
Aug 16, 2018
Afghan Taliban's Ghazni attack turns Pakistan into useful US ally once more; India caught in uncomfortable situationGhazni is a historic and strategically important city in Afghanistan. It has just witnessed a fierce battle between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban
Aug 12, 2018
Saudi-backed bank to grant loan to Pakistan: India must realise limits of weaning Riyadh away from IslamabadThis is not the first time that Saudi Arabia has come to Pakistan’s rescue. The close ties between the two countries began during Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto's tenure.
Aug 05, 2018
Washington's desperation to secure peace in Afghanistan plays to Islamabad's advantage, threatens New Delhi's strategic interestsUnderlining Washington’s desire to build a strong security partnership with India, the John McCain National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) for the 2019 fiscal has urged the Donald Trump administration to strengthen its defence partnership with India, noting that such a partnership should enable “strategic, operational and tactical coordination between our militaries.”
Aug 03, 2018
Russia signs naval cooperation deal with Pakistan: Recent warmth in Moscow-Islamabad ties may worry New DelhiOver the past decade, Russia and Pakistan have been building a relationship which was in cold storage. The growing bonhomie is reflected in several significant initiatives taken by Moscow in recent years.
Jul 31, 2018
Japan-Russia 'two-plus-two' meet a welcome development for India; improved bilateral ties to help concretise Quad, subvert ChinaIt is in India's interests to see Russia and Japan deepening their bilateral relationship since both New Delhi and Tokyo are a part of the Quad.