Asian nations must find ways to adapt to the structural changes in the Asian balance of power, the essence of which is the rise of China and the perceived decline of the United States.
The contradictions between India’s policies vis-à-vis Pakistan and the United States and its membership of the BRICS, a grouping dominated by Russia and China, were visible at the BRICS summit in Goa.
The European Union and India have developed a mature strategic partnership over the years, but the relationship now faces several challenges as Brussels begins to looks inwards and New Delhi to the United States and also eastwards.
The rapid rise of Beijing relative to New Delhi has begun to have a powerful impact on India’s regional environment in the subcontinent and beyond.
BRICS may have passed the moment of peak solidarity. The challenge now is to manage the growing differences among them.
Arguments for “purification” through “nationalization” are redundant in the case of Indian Muslims. They have always looked to local sites and the land of their saints as their holy land.
If the collapse of the SAARC summit in Islamabad has made the consideration of alternatives an immediate imperative, the enthusiasm of Sri Lanka’s prime minister for Bay of Bengal regionalism may provide a way forward.
U.S. policy toward Pakistan has cost the lives of soldiers and undermined the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Unfortunately, it will most likely take a major terrorist attack to change this policy.
Russia's recent military exercises with Pakistan showed that Moscow still views many international issues through the prism of its relations with the U.S. Such a position might put Russia-India relations at risk.
With India’s relations with Pakistan entering a period of turbulence, Afghanistan could acquire an unusual prominence in India’s regional strategy.