PM Modi's dramatic diplomacy

Assymetric Bilateralism

Bilateralism in international relations refers to the political, economic, or cultural relations between two sovereign states.

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What Modi understands

Mr Modi has realised that because of the religious, sectarian and geographical dimensions of the conflict, and just when GCC nations want to have India’s security assurances, they consider Pakistan central to any security arrangements to fight Islamic State (IS) and act as a buffer against rising Iranian influence

2016 presents opportunity for PM Modi to retrieve lost momentum

If there is indeed a tide in the affairs of man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was its shining manifestation in 2015. In the preceding year, he had demonstrated his golden touch by captivating the national imagination, breaking a 21-year jinx and winning a single-party majority in the Lok Sabha, and setting the stage for a remoulding of India.

It is time to move quick as the window of peace may not last long

Given the precedent of Lahore Bus-Kargil War combo, the current window of opportunity may not last long. The Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers need to move fast, go beyond the current gestures and address the real issues, writes N. Sathiya Moorthy for South Asia Monitor.  

Not like Nixon to China

For some it was a “Nixon to China” moment. There were similarities also with Anwar Sadat’s trip to Jerusalem that marked the beginning of the Arab-Israeli peace process.

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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India's agriculture crisis: Can Modi government address stagnating farm incomes?

India may be the world’s fastest growing large economy but the growth process has not been inclusive enough to lift the incomes of its 119-odd million farmers.