M.D. Nalapat

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Helping needy urban citizens is good policy 

Among the policies needing to be adopted is an extension of the moratorium by two more years.     Old...

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Modi can repeat 1971 and ensure a 1962 in reverse

In absence of a clear understanding between India and US about mutual security, the Himalayan massif seems to be the...

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Israel and Arab countries both gain from better ties

The GCC needs to reform its economic structure in order to link it with the knowledge economy and retrain young...

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Smart Policy by PM Modi will frustrate PLA designs on border

The PRC needs a neutral India and this it hopes to achieve by showcasing that the costs of abandoning neutrality,...

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Team Biden may yet re-elect Donald Trump

If the overconfident Biden team have their own way in how Democratic campaign is conducted, Trump could win a second...

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Modi 2.0 moving towards 21st century methods and mindset

Trusting civil society rather than only civil service, and devolving of powers rather than concentrating them are needed for unleashing...

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Use of military in disputes causing economic shock in China

Under the prodding of the generals within the Central Military Commission, China has brushed aside the lawful claims over territories...

China for Biden, Russia for Trump, India undecided 

China for Biden, Russia for Trump, India undecided 

India needs to sign BECA (the final foundation agreement) and abandon talk of swinging this way and that.    ...

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Hell hath no fury like a Bolton scorned

It is clear from his book that while Donald Trump should reign over the policy matrix, it is John Bolton...

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Cold War 2.0 opens the door to Empowered India

Why would capital moving away from China because of geopolitical risk caused by Cold War 2.0 move into India, unless...

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Moon, Kim seek ‘peaceable, mighty Korean nation’

What Kim is offering are a ‘verifiable mutual series of measures designed to ensure that the option of war gets...

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Shock military defeat would end Xi Jinping’s China Dream

Expectations of Chinese invulnerability have been built up to such a level that any setback would severely impact the credibility...

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Hagia Sophia, a symbol of universality, goes exclusivist

Erdogan is on a relentless drive to convert Turkey into another Pakistan.    A generation ago, this columnist used the...

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On India, Biden keeps embracing the fringe

The closet radicals are responsible for Joe Biden’s statements that hark back to Bill Clinton’s policy of supporting the Mujahideen...

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China alarmed as Lutyens Logic weakens hold on India

A shift of India to the Alliance of Democracies that is forming to counter the Sino-Russian alliance would erase the...

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Supreme Courts must uphold equal justice for all

Unless there is a kinetic conflict in the South China Sea or in the Taiwan Straits before the 3 November...

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PM Modi strikes a deadly blow to China’s tech ambitions

The US side is putting in place measures designed to constrict the supply of dollars to China, including through delisting...

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Cuba, Novichok, HK law and Galwan

Hong Kong security law has ensured that Xi has joined Putin in the list of leaders with whom real compromise...

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Joblessness dangerous for all, not just the unemployed

Approaching risk of an ‘India Spring’ in autumn is why economic policies are needed that move away from the rigid...

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India may re-evaluate neutrality in the US-China war

The Galwan incident may prove to be a watershed moment in the existential battle between Beijing and Washington should India...

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China must avoid GHQ Rawalpindi’s Kashmir trap

A possible scenario could be a joint Sino-Pakistan attempt to try and detach Ladakh UT from the rest of India....

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Indo-Pacific Charter gains support in India, US, Australia and Japan

The four countries that form the Quadrilateral Alliance would be the ideal initiators of such a move, just as the...

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US must return to Roosevelt, abandon Bush-Clinton

US will be unable to call out Sino-Russian alliance for its authoritarian ways unless it removes discriminatory features in its...

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Will Joe Biden go by Jill or Hillary?

Choosing Kamala Harris as VP candidate would show that Biden believes in a multi-racial society as much as Obama did....