Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the major political events of 2017 and the impact they had on Indian foreign policy, and the upcoming political challenges in 2018.
Bangladeshi media says that India’s modified policy towards the Rohingya crisis came through a Thursday phone call between Sushma Swaraj and Sheikh Hasina.
Not only does using the prism of a sibling rivalry help us understand the India-China relationship, it can also tell us how to make it better.
Crowdsourcing support can become a process where new ideas are mined and become part of a policy package for difficult relationships.
The heft of the prime minister’s persona alone or the goodwill he enjoys cannot drive India’s external engagement.
Given the breadth and depth of the Indo-Russian relationship, the divergence in their strategy for the South Asia region is worrying.
Marshall Bouton said in a new paper on US-India relations that the Trump administration should “expand intelligence sharing and seek ways to defuse tensions (with Pakistan).”
Other regions may be helpful to Erdogan for a short time, but they cannot substitute the economic and political contributions Turkey requires of Europe.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisaged the satellite as a ‘gift’ to increase regional cooperation outside the SAARC framework using India’s status as a space power.
The reversals on Russia and NATO could reassure US allies in Europe who were rattled by Trump’s overtures toward Moscow during the campaign.
Caught out by the side effects of the Syrian civil war and deteriorating relations with the EU and the US, Turkey now appears to be in search of South-South cooperation.
A look at what’s coming up in the year ahead on the global foreign policy front.
One of the government’s biggest failures has been its handling of Kashmir, singularly blaming Pakistan for everything that went wrong without understanding the nature of civil violence in the state.
Trump’s challenge is to resolve the tensions between the two parts of his world view – ‘America First’ and ‘strong man’ belief – and implement a coherent foreign policy that is acceptable to the American public.
A compilation of what we know of the new US president’s foreign policy standpoints.
The End of History and The Clash of Civilizations were maps, meant to explain the world. They emphasised the inevitable progress of liberal democracy and the irreducible nature of hostilities based on “civilisations”, aspects that events have shown are less important than political movements, nation-building projects and institutional alliances.
Clinton’s remarks were intended in part to show she would not be cowed and that she could go toe-to-toe with him in scornful put-downs.
Other Democrats have expressed confidence in Clinton’s position and her move to assail Trump on foreign policy.
Cumulatively, Modi has spent almost three months traveling to different nations for international summits, multilateral events and state visits.
If economic transformation of the country is the main goal of Indian foreign policy, then developing close ties with multiple partners is in India’s interests.
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the Central Asian Republics must be used to increase both economic and strategic relations