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Heart of Asia realignments: India-Afghanistan in open courtship as Russia falls by wayside

Heart of Asia realignments: India-Afghanistan in open courtship as Russia falls by wayside
In diplomacy, the subtext is often as important as the text. As the sixth edition of the annual Heart of Asia Conference came to a close on Sunday, between the comments and declarations, the narrative and the counter-narrative, lay the contours of a new, deviatory foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. A nation’s strategic affairs are usually the result of well-curated... 

Are Afghanistan and Bangladesh emerging as key allies to India and isolating Pakistan?

Are Afghanistan and Bangladesh emerging as key allies to India and isolating Pakistan?
Nobel Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan famously sang The Times They Are A-changin. Now, not only does it apply to a singer-songwriter winning a Nobel prize in literature, it also, quite oddly, applies to foreign policy. Quite specifically to Pakistan’s neighbours who are increasingly moving away from the country that cannot get its act right. A file photo of Sheikh Hasina with PM Modi. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu’s Suhasini... 

Analysis: How Obama Went From Reluctant Warrior To Drone Champion

Analysis: How Obama Went From Reluctant Warrior To Drone Champion
When it comes to questions of war and peace, it often seems as if there are two Barack Obamas. There’s the president who has anguished, often publicly, over the morality of killing and┬áthe costs of combat. “No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy,” Obama said just┬ádays after his 2009 decision to send 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Barack Obama has been uneasy with large-scale deployments of US troops. Then there’s... 
 
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