India’s neighbourhood is in great turmoil, but New Delhi seems unable to fashion a coherent, balanced, mature and self-confident response to it. In particular, India has dealt with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Myanmar and Nepal in confused and indecisive, if not wholly inept, ways.
After the last 2009 elections the parliamentary left has clearly suffered so serious a defeat that it would not be out of place to describe the current situation as one of crisis. How does this mainstream left seek to revive itself?
Northeast India's strategic location between India, China and southeast Asia has led to a recent boom in resource extraction and investment by multinational corporations, but the world continues to remain largely silent on the human rights abuses that continue to be perpetrated by the Indian military.
Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.
India should not use the Mazen-Beilin understandings of October 1995 as a base for foreign policy regarding the Israel - Palestine conflict. Any outline of parameters based on this document endorses brutality, illegality and voraciousness of colonial rule.
The authors provide a remarkably comprehensive and lucidly written survey of the armed conflicts currently taking place within India.
Bin Laden's demise may mark a turning point in the relationship between India and Pakistan.
There's widespread disappointment over India's choice of negotiators for the recent dialogue over Kashmir, which looks more like an effort to pretend - in advance of Obama's visit to the country - that the government is "doing something" about the situation.
The Indian government should not waste its energies vying for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, but redirect the use of its power radically.
Recent visits of Indian officials to Kashmir at least gave them a chance to see the suffering first hand, but now they need to put a stop to the human rights and civil liberty abuses by the state, including the withdrawal of troops from the region.