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Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency
World

Joe Biden's remarks on India-US ties are nice, but what relationship really needs is consistency

India doesn't really need a US that fights its battles on its behalf. If anything, what India could do without is the sort of erratic uncertainty Donald Trump has introduced into the bilateral

Japan has been proudly pacifist for 75 years, but a missile proposal could challenge all that
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Japan has been proudly pacifist for 75 years, but a missile proposal could challenge all that

Considering the increasing risks around Japan, including North Korea’s expanding nuclear arsenal and China’s muscle-flexing during the pandemic, security analysts believe it should be only natural for the country to consider bolstering its defences

Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan
India

Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan are just part of a larger — fraught — landscape. Every nation-state to acquire nuclear weapons after the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is in Asia

China only wants peace and harmonious relations... Stop the record, we've heard all this before
India

China only wants peace and harmonious relations... Stop the record, we've heard all this before

Over the decades, India and China have set up countless mechanisms to facilitate dialogue on a variety of topics relevant to the bilateral relationship, not least of which is the geographical delineation of the two countries

As the world gets tougher on China, Japan launches its own demarches, albeit gingerly
World

As the world gets tougher on China, Japan launches its own demarches, albeit gingerly

Earlier this month, Japan's defence ministry warned that China was trying to “alter the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea,” and it ranked China as a more serious long-term threat than North Korea

Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report
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Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report

The report described how British politicians had welcomed Russia's oligarchs to London, allowing them to launder their illicit money through what it called the London “laundromat”

As US shuts down Chinese consulate in Houston, a look at how Washington-Beijing Cold War is intensifying
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As US shuts down Chinese consulate in Houston, a look at how Washington-Beijing Cold War is intensifying

Donald Trump won office in 2016 partly on his accusations that China was exploiting the country’s trade relationship with the United States by selling the country far more than it purchased

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'
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UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'

Britain is one of a growing number of countries to have denounced the security law in Hong Kong, which was introduced after months of pro-democracy demonstrations

China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status
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China vows to retaliate after Donald Trump strips Hong Kong of its preferential trade status

When the US imposed sanctions on four Chinese officials over China’s crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, Beijing reciprocated by announcing travel bans and sanctions on prominent Republican members of Congress

Iran ending Indian role in Chabahar rail project isn't death knell, but wake-up call for New Delhi
India

Iran ending Indian role in Chabahar rail project isn't death knell, but wake-up call for New Delhi

In sum, it seems Iran is staging a China-inspired bite-back at India, at a time when New Delhi is pushing out a Chinese app one day and a company on the next

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
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'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
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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

'Efforts on to oust me': Nepal's KP Oli accuses India, amid border dispute, of conspiring with local politicos to topple his govt
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'Efforts on to oust me': Nepal's KP Oli accuses India, amid border dispute, of conspiring with local politicos to topple his govt

'Efforts are being made to remove me from power, but that will not succeed,' Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli claimed, without naming any person or country.

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

After snubbing India on border clash, Nepal faces reality-check as Beijing  encroaches its territory to construct roads in Tibet
India

After snubbing India on border clash, Nepal faces reality-check as Beijing encroaches its territory to construct roads in Tibet

Nepal and India's relations have taken a turn decidedly for the worse, possibly for the first time since the ugly 2015 'blockade',

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