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Militarising the 'Quad' to counter China is a providential opportunity whose time is long overdue
India

Militarising the 'Quad' to counter China is a providential opportunity whose time is long overdue

Each of the ‘Quad’ countries have specific security concerns that emanate from a belligerent, expansionist and increasingly provocative China. However, the ‘Quad’ has so far remained in the realm of strategic dialogues, white papers and occasional drills

'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations
World

'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations

Joe Biden’s political trademark was a blue-collar Everyman style, but from the start of his Washington career he had prioritised foreign policy

With Iran arms embargo set to expire in October, US calls for indefinite extension, but finds few takers at UN
World

With Iran arms embargo set to expire in October, US calls for indefinite extension, but finds few takers at UN

Britain, France and Germany voiced unease at both the expiration of the embargo and the US approach, particularly the 'snapback' to the 2015 deal, which they flatly opposed

China's military provokes its neighbours, but the message is meant for the United States
World

China's military provokes its neighbours, but the message is meant for the United States

China has not disclosed the number of casualties on its side of the LAC with India, though a report by India Today said Indian forces turned over the bodies of 16 Chinese soldiers

China and America are heading toward divorce: Beijing's overreach, Washington's underperformance to blame
World

China and America are heading toward divorce: Beijing's overreach, Washington's underperformance to blame

While China may think it has nothing to fear and much to gain from a Donald Trump victory over Joe Biden, the real US-China story should be cause for alarm in Beijing

Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat
World

Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat

Beyond the short-term objectives, as Sino-Indian relationship turns unambiguously adversarial and hostile, India must appropriately reset its national security and foreign policy strategies.

Govt clarification on LAC vital, shows accountability critical to democracy, reinforces need for transparency
India

Govt clarification on LAC vital, shows accountability critical to democracy, reinforces need for transparency

As the din lowers on the Galwan incident per se, the government must willingly welcome and brace itself for more 'questioning' on the overall India-China relationship, and the restiveness in the neighbourhood, including that with traditional allies like Nepal

Galwan incident was no mere 'security' issue; India's diplomacy needs to kick in with rigour to counter China
India

Galwan incident was no mere 'security' issue; India's diplomacy needs to kick in with rigour to counter China

Historically, India's diplomacy had maintained the high ground of morality, persuasiveness and professional engagement that allowed it to 'manage' the restive neighbourhood and internal contradictions. Current relationships are not reflective of that ability

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir
World

The biggest obstacle to America's China policy is Donald Trump, claims John Bolton in scathing new memoir

As national security officials and some trade advisors in the Donald Trump administration tried crafting get-tough-on-China policies to address what they viewed as America’s greatest foreign policy challenge, they ran into opposition from an unexpected quarter

PLA death squads hunted down Indian troops in Galwan valley; army suffered its worst losses since Kargil War
India

PLA death squads hunted down Indian troops in Galwan valley; army suffered its worst losses since Kargil War

Experts believe the crisis unfolding along the LAC is driven by China’s concerns that India’s development of logistical infrastructure could lead it to occupy contested territories it has until now only been able to patrol.

Rahul Gandhi discusses 'how COVID crisis is reshaping world order' with Nicholas Burns: All you need to know about the ex-diplomat
India

Rahul Gandhi discusses 'how COVID crisis is reshaping world order' with Nicholas Burns: All you need to know about the ex-diplomat

On Friday morning, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that he is set to discuss "how the COVID crisis is reshaping the world order" with Ambassador Nicholas Burns

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner
India

India's image has taken big hit in past year; only recourse is for BJP to up engagement with world in transparent manner

Ever since it became a sovereign republic, India has meticulously built its global network of "friends" through continuous democratic practice and evolution, not least under former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru who sought to build a secular and liberal country

Repositioning global supply chains out of China will not be easy; Beijing will enjoy an advantage even post-coronavirus
Business

Repositioning global supply chains out of China will not be easy; Beijing will enjoy an advantage even post-coronavirus

China has been the factory of the world for 30 long years, with its determined economic growth and stability. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, anti-Chinese rhetoric has been fomented in a number countries and some — like the US and Japan — are vehemently trying to relocate their supply chains elsewhere

China makes hay while US burns, weaves opportunistic narrative to hit out at rival and mask its own shortcomings
World

China makes hay while US burns, weaves opportunistic narrative to hit out at rival and mask its own shortcomings

Social media sites in China are rife with video clips of tense standoffs between the police and protesters in the aftermath of the death last week of George Floyd, after he was pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer who has since been charged with murder

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary
World

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin discuss Russia's attendance at G-7 Summit, but US allies are wary

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia spoke by telephone on Monday, two days after Trump said he would invite Putin to attend a Group of 7 summit in the United States in September, the latest instance of a renewed round of personal diplomacy between the two leaders this year

The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equations
India

The India-China-US dance: Three questions New Delhi must answer in order to balance its geopolitical equations

Donald Trump's offer to 'mediate' between India and China took everyone by surprise, as did his claim to having spoken to Narendra Modi on the issue

Behind Nepal's rancour over Kalapani and 'Indian virus' lie KP Oli's domestic compulsions and China's disgruntlement
India

Behind Nepal's rancour over Kalapani and 'Indian virus' lie KP Oli's domestic compulsions and China's disgruntlement

On Wednesday, Nepal released a revised political and administrative map showing Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani as part of its territory.

Israel's hack of Iranian port becomes latest salvo in two West Asian rivals' exchange of cyber attacks
World

Israel's hack of Iranian port becomes latest salvo in two West Asian rivals' exchange of cyber attacks

Israel was behind a cyber attack on 9 May that disrupted operations at a major port in Iran, according to high-ranking intelligence officials and experts in West Asia who are kept informed of covert Israeli actions in the region

'A mockery of transparency obligations': US-China feud over coronavirus erupts at annual World Health Assembly
World

'A mockery of transparency obligations': US-China feud over coronavirus erupts at annual World Health Assembly

A meeting of the World Health Organisation that was supposed to chart a path for the world to combat the coronavirus pandemic instead on Monday turned into a showcase for the escalating tensions between China and the United States over the virus

Coronavirus Outbreak: With China defensive and US absent, can the rest of the world fill the void?
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: With China defensive and US absent, can the rest of the world fill the void?

Many middle-power countries have been swapping details of their responses, supporting shared solutions — like coronavirus vaccines — and starting to look ahead