Government should stop paying lip service Gurmeet Kanwal The Defence Minister, Mr A K Antony, has repeatedly exhorted the armed forces to procure their weapons and equipment from indigenous sources in recent months. It is a well-established fact that no nation aspiring to great power status can expect to achieve it without being substantively self-reliant in [...]
Ravi Shanker Kapoor When eight public intellectuals join hands to bring out a paper to “to identify the basic principles that should guide India’s foreign and strategic policy over the next decade,” one has to take a serious look at the document. But ‘Nonalignment 2.0: A Foreign and Strategic Policy for India in the Twenty [...]
Sumit Ganguly argues that Good Indo-Russian relations need not necessarily come at the cost of a robust Indo-U.S. relationship. However, bilateral ties aren’t formed or maintained of their own accord. If Obama continues to neglect India, other powers—many of which see the U.S. has a strategic competitor—will step into the breach. Given all the authoritarian regimes, terrorism and the tenuous economic recovery in Asia, can Obama really allow U.S.-India relations to backslide into the mutual neglect last seen during the Cold War?
Obama has inherited an America at war with itself in virtually all parts of the world. Somewhere it is kinetic where as at other places there are temporal wars being fought by America. All these are draining precious resources and are leading towards an early demise of the American Century. Throughout its brief lifetime, America [...]