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Harsh V. Pant
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 6, 2016
Indian-U.S. defense ties grow with eye on China
The Modi government has rightly concluded that strong defense ties with the U.S. enhance Indian strategic autonomy rather than constrain it.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 19, 2016
Stakes in the South China Sea are high for India
India and states in the region should focus on making sure that China does not upend the balance of power in the South China Sea.
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 29, 2016
New Delhi's imperative after the South China Sea ruling
The South China Sea issue gives India has an opportunity to underscore its credentials as a responsible global power.
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 17, 2016
China and India battle on a nuclear playing field
China is trying to block India's admission into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, whose members can trade in and export nuclear technology.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 18, 2016
The China-Pakistan axis gathers momentum
With India ascending in the global hierarchy and strengthening its ties with the United States, China's relationship with Pakistan will likely grow.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 4, 2016
A new maritime balance in Indo-Pacific region
India is conceiving a new and more ambitious role for itself in East Asia and Indo-U.S. interests in the region are converging at an unprecedented rate.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 15, 2015
Japan and India get serious
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India highlighted the two countries' growing economic and security ties.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 1, 2015
India must up its game in S.E. Asia
Smaller states in Southeast Asia are looking to India to act as a counterweight to China's growing influence. It remains to be seen if New Delhi can live up to its full potential as well as the region's expectations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 28, 2015
India playing catch-up to China in Africa
India is scrambing to catch up with China in the competition for African markets and resources.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 20, 2015
Trilateral approach comes to the fore in Asia
New configurations in Asian geopolitics are emerging thick and fast, including an initiative involving India, Japan and Australia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 26, 2015
India and China slug it out in Central Asia
If India doesn't give Central Asia the sustained attention it deserves, China will be able to claim the region as another one of its 'backyards.'
COMMENTARY / World
May 20, 2015
Modi's refreshingly novel outreach to Beijing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is refashioning India's policy toward China, and the new stance comes none too soon.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 22, 2015
Modi's outreach to three Indian Ocean states
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tour of the Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka indicates that India has at least made a good start toward tackling China's economic and strategic challenge in India's backyard.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2015
Finance minister calls for public investment that enables India to meet growth ambitions
As the Indian Parliament opens opens the budget session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls for increased public investment that enables India to meet its growth ambitions.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 15, 2015
Upstart Indian party slows Modi juggernaut
Delhi voters appear ready to give the Aam Aadmi Party another chance after recent state elections. It testifies to the hard work that members of this anti-corruption upstart have done the past few months to reinstate confidence in their ability to deliver on commitments. They managed to cast the party of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the 'establishment.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 30, 2015
New phase in India-U.S. ties
What India's prime minister and a lame-duck U.S. president have just accomplished again underscores how well Narendra Modi understands the workings of modern-day diplomacy and how far ahead he is of his political critics.
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 18, 2015
Even with a change of regime in Colombo, China's sway will continue to grow in Sri Lanka
Indian policymakers are mistaken if they think the change of presidents in Colombo will dampen ties between China and Sri Lanka.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 21, 2014
India and China slugging it out in South Asia
As India and China compete with each other for economic and political influence in South Asia, they are likely to concentrate more on their relative gains vis-u00e0-vis each other than on the absolute gains regional cooperation could bestow.
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 8, 2014
India's Modi signals end to anti-Americanism
With his latest invite to U.S. President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is signaling that the senseless anti-Americanism of the Indian polity is a thing of the past.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 26, 2014
Modi government faces Kashmir conundrum
Just as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to project himself as a global statesman recently, Pakistan decided it needed attention. So, as usual, it escalated tensions along its border with India.

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