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  • Towards an Indian Grand Strategy

    Towards an Indian Grand Strategy

    There is no clear definition of grand strategy that is fully satisfactory. The more one thinks about it, the more one realises how complex, uncertain, and even ephemeral its environment is to hazard embarking on such an endeavour. The Prussian military theorist, Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz, explained this experience of […]

  • A Persian Puzzle

    A Persian Puzzle

    In the past week, India announced two major policy decisions – the first was to continue trade (in rupees and gold instead of dollars) with the Islamic Republic of Iran despite European and American sanctions, and the second was ….

  • Talking about Islam (Another take)

    Talking about Islam (Another take)

    (Note. From my old blog, a rather rambling post, originally titled Faithful, beseiged. Posted here because it is somewhat relevant to the thought provoking posts (I & II)by Satyananda. This post doesn’t directly contradict what he said, but puts the matter in a different light) I think it should come […]

  • Frankly, Mr Dhume, I don’t give a damn.

    Frankly, Mr Dhume, I don’t give a damn.

    (This post contains profane language) Now, compared to your typically ethically challenged journalist/public intellectual, I have a rather favourable opinion of  Sadanand Dhume, which is why I am sort of nonplussed with where exactly he is going when on eve of 26/11 he reminds  us that many in Pakistan (presumably liberals) were appalled by the […]

  • Only the tough get their way with Pakistan

    Only the tough get their way with Pakistan

    For far too long Pakistan has been allowed to escape the consequences of its policy of terror towards us. Absence of any retaliation has only emboldened it to carry out increasingly audacious attacks against us. It is time that we leave behind all the ideas that have failed to yield any results in all these decades.

  • Unfinished Business

    Unfinished Business

    On August 14, 1947, Pakistan gained its independence from Great Britain. Twenty-four hours later, the Union Jack would come down the flag pole in India for the last time. Thus is the story of partition told. However, this tale remains unfinished. The project of partition is not yet complete, even […]

  • An Unsure Embrace

    India achieved independence on August 15, 1947. Israel was established barely nine months later on May 14, 1948. Both states were partitioned upon independence. Furthermore, both nations were governed by the British until their freedom in the late 1940s. Since independence, both countries have fought four wars with their neighbours […]

  • Lessons in Hegemony

    Giovanni Arrighi defines hegemony in his essay, “The Three Hegemonies of Historical Capitalism” (Stephen Gill eds., Gramsci, Historical Materialism, and International Relations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), as the power of a state to exercise governmental functions over a system of sovereign states.This power is something more and different than […]