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"Getting real about the Middle Kingdom"

Now that the dust has settled on India’s failed bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at the Seoul meeting in June — no small thanks to China — Beijing’s stance is being interpreted as a sign of its ‘contain India’ strategy at worst, and anti-India balancing (by hyphenating India’s case for NSG membership with that of Pakistan’s) at best. 762 more words

Geopolitics

Why Swimming Pools Are a Human Right

The Ganges River is seeped in holiness, tradition and pollution. Each year, millions of Hindu pilgrims travel to its riverbanks to bathe in its holy water and cremate their dead. 601 more words

India

"BRICS to rebuild the house"

An article with Samir Saran on BRICS was published in the 2016 ORF Primer. Recent consensus has written off the BRICS. Is there a case left to be made for the grouping? 41 more words

Geopolitics

"Balance in a titled, technicolour world"

An essay (with Samir Saran) in the Firstpost: http://www.firstpost.com/world/raisina-files-seeking-a-sense-of-balance-in-a-tilted-multipolar-and-technicolour-world-2647718.html. This will also be published as a chapter in the Observer Research Foundation’s “Raisina Files” volume. 1,658 more words

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