The Iron Will

Rajeev Deshpande

How Narendra Modi strengthened India’s defence

The Global Punching Bag?

The West knows it must humour India, but not too much

Confessions of a Bad Guru

A columnist’s worst enemy is confirmation bias

Heavy Mettle

India’s geopolitical options have expanded despite Ukraine

Steven Pinker criticises the Pope over comments on NATO

The Harvard academic adds that India’s future will depend on the strength of its multi-ethnic character

China’s Great Leap Backward

Why Modi is unlikely to please Xi with a Beijing visit

The Ukraine Effect

The war may exacerbate geopolitical and economic fragmentation

Standing Up to Beijing’s Belligerence

India’s newfound confidence in using its economic strength to counter China has changed how the world sees Delhi

The Ball Swings India’s Way

New Delhi keeps away from the turmoil in Pakistan, preferring to watch from a distance the steady ebbing of Islamabad’s strategic clout

Imran Khan: The Reckoning

Imran Khan had one ingrained virtue. He was breathtakingly sincere. But good intentions do not constitute good governance. Like an amateur, he overestimated his abilities when he needed wile or guile as strategy. On his day of judgment, Imran compared his predicament to that of Imam Hussain. The messiah may be faltering, but the messiah complex is alive and well


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