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As Trump admin persists in its disrupter role in WTO, India remains stuck in its ‘old think’, framing every issue as a developed versus developing country one.
Rahul Gandhi's disappearing acts are giving Modi govt a free pass on foreign policy – unlike how Sonia Gandhi brought Parliament to its knees in 2003.
Modi government is taking a risk by concluding that India has the heft to disregard opinions of friendly countries and make enemies out of parties not in power.
PM Modi will need to return to the neighbourhood in 2020 and fix New Delhi's relations with India’s smaller neighbours.
CAA protests, though strictly domestic affairs, should not be allowed to tarnish India’s image in the outside world and reverse the gains made in 2019.
Like Indira Gandhi in the early 1970s, Modi govt is at the peak of its power. But the pursuit of its social agenda is clouding its focus on the main challenge.
Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will wait and watch if India and US are coming closer together to take on the Chinese.
We need Jaishankar’s frank appraisal. But it should go even further, which suggests that the dogmas of Delhi are not that easy to shake.
India’s calling card abroad is Gandhi and democracy, not PM Modi’s majoritarianism.
Canada’s Justin Trudeau had problems this election because he lost part of the progressive base that put him over the top in the 2015 federal elections.