Essays, Commentary, and Reportage

Essays

  1. Artificial Intelligence for the Indo-Pacific: A Blueprint for 2030, The Diplomat, November 27, 2020
  2. India’s Frontier Paradox, The Diplomat, August 22, 2020
  3. Ladakh: The Anatomy of a Surprise, The Diplomat Magazine, August 01, 2020
  4. What Would Happen If China Made First Contact With Extraterrestrials?, The Diplomat, March 11, 2020
  5. Dalliance No More: How India-US Defence Trade Relationship Matures over Years, News18, February 21, 2020. (Methodology note for the article.)
  6. Soldiers, Bureaucrats, and Statesmen: India’s Civil-Military Balance, The Diplomat Magazine, January 2020
  7. India’s Unrealized Maritime Dreams, The Diplomat Magazine, July 2019
  8. Death by a thousand cuts, Firstpost (Print), March 23-29, 2019. Also available online here. (Methodology note for the article.)
  9. How India’s defense policy complicates US-India military cooperation, War Room, February 26, 2019
  10. The New Great Game: China and the intense maritime contest in Indo-Pacific region, Swarajya, April 2018. Also available online here.
  11. In search of China’s grand strategy, ORF Expert Speak | Raisina Debates, April 19, 2017. Reprinted in Harsh V. Pant (ed.) “China Ascendant: Its Rise and Implications” (Observer Research Foundation/HarperCollins, 2019), 13-17 [book].
  12. India is not changing its policy of no first use of nuclear weapons, War on the Rocks, March 29, 2017
  13. Getting India’s world right, Swarajya, March 2017. Also available online here.
  14. Thomas Schelling and the Golden Age of American strategy, ORF Expert Speak| Atlantic Files, December 19, 2016
  15. The other legacy of Robert McNamara, War on the Rocks, June 10, 2016.
  16. The evolution of global risks: The first decade of World Economic Forum Global Risks Reports, Global Policy, June 25, 2015
  17. Resizing Osama bin Laden, Open, Web Exclusive: April 30, 2012. Print: May 14, 2012

Commentary and Reportage

  1. The Quad needs a futures focus, The Interpreter, July 18, 2022
  2. COVID-19 Deepening Asia-Pacific Cyber Trends: DRI Report, The Diplomat, August 23, 2021
  3. Ashok Desai on the 1991 Economic Reforms in India, The Diplomat Magazine, July 01, 2021
  4. India’s Economy and the Pandemic: Key Risks (co-authored), The Diplomat, June 21, 2021
  5. Former Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on the Tiananmen Square Massacre, The Diplomat, June 08, 2021
  6. Facebook Publishes New Influence Operations Report, The Diplomat, May 26, 2021
  7. China Launches Core Space Station Module, The Diplomat, April 29, 2021
  8. US Aids India’s Vaccine Efforts – Cleverly, The Diplomat, April 28, 2021
  9. French Joint Commander for Asia-Pacific Outlines Paris’ Indo-Pacific Defense Plans, The Diplomat, April 13, 2021
  10. US Destroyer Carries Out FONOP in Indian EEZ, The Diplomat, April 08, 2021
  11. United States’ DARPA Announces New ‘Quantum Benchmarking’ Program, The Diplomat, April 06, 2021
  12. US Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Back in South China Sea, The Diplomat, April 06, 2021
  13. France-led Multination Naval Exercise Commences in Eastern Indian Ocean, The Diplomat, April 05, 2021
  14. Russian Foreign Minister Set to Arrive in New Delhi Amid Regional Turmoil, The Diplomat, April 05, 2021
  15. Space Regime in Deep Distress: Experts, The Diplomat, April 03, 2021
  16. Chinese Alien-Hunting Telescope Now Open to Foreign Scientists, The Diplomat, April 03, 2021
  17. Robot Dogs to Have Their Day — on Florida Base, The Diplomat, April 03, 2021
  18. India to Make Nuclear Attack Sub Push at Expense of 3rd Carrier: Report, The Diplomat, March 27, 2021
  19. Indian PM Modi in Bangladesh for Historic Celebrations, The Diplomat, March 26, 2021
  20. UN Rights Body Adopt Sri Lanka Resolution in Key Vote, The Diplomat, March 24, 2021
  21. India-Pakistan Ceasefire Details Emerge — Along With Possibility of Joint Military Exercises, The Diplomat, March 23, 2021
  22. UAE Brokered India-Pakistan Ceasefire: Report, The Diplomat, March 22, 2021
  23. US Defense Secretary Arrives in India as Biden Confronts Free and Open Dilemma, The Diplomat, March 19, 2021
  24. Pakistan Army Chief Announces India Policy Shift in Major Speech, The Diplomat, March 19, 2021
  25. India Contemplates New Freedom and Democracy Indices After ‘Hypocrisy’ Cries, The Diplomat, March 17, 2021
  26. 3 Indo-Pacific Takeaways From the UK ‘Integrated Review’, The Diplomat, March 17, 2021
  27. British PM Johnson to Visit India in April Amid Indo-Pacific ‘Tilt’ – And Squabbles, The Diplomat, March 16, 2021
  28. In ‘Historic’ Summit Quad Commits to Meeting Key Indo-Pacific Challenges, The Diplomat, March 13, 2021
  29. ‘Conversation’ With India Possible Under Conditions, Pakistani Sources Tell Indian Newspaper, The Diplomat, March 13, 2021
  30. How COVID-19 Changed Asia (co-authored), The Diplomat, March 12, 2021
  31. Indian Minister Accused of Graft by Swedish Media Amid Deepening India-Sweden Ties, The Diplomat, March 12, 2021
  32. Iran Refutes Indian Media Reports on Israeli Embassy Attack, The Diplomat, March 09, 2021
  33. Indian PM to Inaugurate New Bridge Connecting Bangladesh and India, The Diplomat, March 09, 2021
  34. US Defense Secretary to Visit India: Media Reports, The Diplomat, March 08, 2021
  35. Historian Kyle Gardner on the Jagged Roots of the China-India Ladakh Standoff, The Diplomat, March 09, 2021
  36. US Defense Secretary Notes Climate Change Focus in Message to Force, The Diplomat, March 06, 2021
  37. Australian PM: Quad Leaders’ Summit on the Cards, The Diplomat, March 05, 2021
  38. Americans Deeply Unhappy with China, New Survey Shows, The Diplomat, March 05, 2021
  39. Biden’s New Strategic Guidance: Squaring the Circle?, The Diplomat, March 05, 2021
  40. Plus Ça Change: Biden’s Emerging Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, March 04, 2021
  41. INDOPACOM Commander Outlines 4 Focus Areas in New Speech, The Diplomat, March 03, 2021
  42. Indian Air Force Takes Part in Multination Exercise Hosted by UAE, The Diplomat, March 03, 2021
  43. Pentagon Officials Sketch Hypersonic Strategy, The Diplomat, March 02, 2021
  44. China Targeted India’s Power Grid, New Report Says, The Diplomat, March 01, 2021
  45. D.S. Hooda on the Lasting Impact of China-India Ladakh Standoff, The Diplomat Magazine, March 01, 2021
  46. India and Pakistan Announce Ceasefire Across Disputed Border, The Diplomat, February 25, 2021
  47. China and India Declare Ladakh Victory – On Traditional and Social Media, The Diplomat, February 24, 2021
  48. China Confirms Deaths in Galwan Clash with India, The Diplomat, February 20, 2021
  49. Iranian and Russian Navies Exercise in Northern Indian Ocean, The Diplomat, February 18, 2021
  50. India’s Foreign Secretary in Russia to Keep Marriage of Necessity on Track, The Diplomat, February 17, 2021
  51. ICBM Commander Makes Case for US Nuke Modernization, The Diplomat, February 13, 2021
  52. US Defense Department to Create Big Picture China Task Force, The Diplomat, February 13, 2021
  53. Indian Defense Minister Outlines Ladakh Disengagement Plan, The Diplomat, February 12, 2021
  54. India and the Quad: 3 Wildcards, The Diplomat, February 11, 2021
  55. Chinese and Indian Forces to Disengage Along Pangong Lake: PLA, The Diplomat, February 10, 2021
  56. China’s Ambitions Generating Global Pushback – Though Unevenly, Scholar Argues, The Diplomat, February 09, 2021
  57. Indian Junior Minister Makes Astounding China Claim, The Diplomat, February 08, 2021
  58. India-US Army Exercises Begins in Indian Border State of Rajasthan, The Diplomat, February 08, 2021
  59. India’s Modi Government and Twitter Jostle Over Account Bans, The Diplomat, February 06, 2021
  60. US Destroyer Conducts FONOP in South China Sea, The Diplomat, February 06, 2021
  61. Greta Truths: Delhi Police Files Complaint Against ‘Toolkit’ Shared by Teenage Icon, The Diplomat, February 05, 2021
  62. Rude Girl? Rihanna’s Tweet Draws Indian Foreign Ministry Response, The Diplomat, February 03, 2021
  63. Sri Lanka Cancels Port Deal With India Amid Creeping Signs of Deterioration in Relations, The Diplomat, February 03, 2021
  64. Coup and Conundrum: Myanmar and the Quad, The Diplomat, February 03, 2021
  65. Bomb Attack Near Israeli Embassy in New Delhi Raises Many Questions, The Diplomat, February 02, 2021
  66. Indian External Affairs Minister Speaks on US and China – With Varying Effect, The Diplomat, February 02, 2021
  67. Is India Being Swiped Left by Britain? Could Others Follow?, The Diplomat, January 28, 2021
  68. Grapes of Wrath: Farmers’ Protests Spin Out of Control in Indian Capital, The Diplomat, January 27, 2021
  69. US Senate Confirms Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense, The Diplomat, January 23, 2021
  70. Faith in Fakes: What a ‘Khamenei Tweet’ About Trump Actually Tells Us, The Diplomat, January 23, 2021
  71. Report Repudiates Trump Officials’ Claims About US and Ladakh, The Diplomat, January 22, 2021
  72. Quad Plus Canada Participate in Anti-Sub War Exercise, The Diplomat, January 22, 2021
  73. Indian Journalist’s WhatsApp Transcript Causes Storm in Teacup, The Diplomat, January 18, 2021
  74. India and Nepal Hold Joint Meeting Amid Improvement in Ties, The Diplomat, January 16, 2021
  75. US Justice Department Pushes Ahead With Counter China Plan, The Diplomat, January 16, 2021
  76. India Develops Indigenous 9 MM Machine Pistol, The Diplomat, January 14, 2021
  77. Russia’s Behemoth ‘Hunter’ Drone Destroys Ground Target in Test, The Diplomat, January 14, 2021
  78. The US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific: 3 Curiosities, The Diplomat, January 14, 2021
  79. India and Indonesia Push Ahead with Defense Relationship, The Diplomat, January 13, 2021
  80. Grand Gambits: On Empire and Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific, The Diplomat, January 12, 2021
  81. Iran Toughens Rhetoric as Biden Looks to Salvage Nuclear Talks, The Diplomat, January 11, 2021
  82. India’s BJP Members Voice Concern After Trump is ‘Deplatformed’, The Diplomat, January 11, 2021
  83. Pompeo Approves New State Department Tech Bureau, The Diplomat, January 09, 2021
  84. France and India Hold Strategic Dialogue, The Diplomat, January 09, 2021
  85. American Shame, The Diplomat, January 07, 2021
  86. Trump, China, and Foreign Policy as Theater, The Diplomat, January 06, 2021
  87. US Ambassador to India Confirms His Country’s Role in Ladakh Standoff, The Diplomat, January 06, 2021
  88. 2 Trips by South Asian Foreign Ministers: Between Home and Abroad, The Diplomat, January 06, 2021
  89. India Releases Draft Arctic Policy, The Diplomat, January 05, 2021
  90. Iran Flexes Muscle as Trump Seeks to Restore Deterrence — Again, The Diplomat, January 04, 2021
  91. Biden’s Climate Dilemma: Whither Geopolitics?, The Diplomat, January 04, 2021
  92. 5 Books to Understand 2020, The Diplomat, December 24, 2020
  93. Australia to Host Indo-Pacific Tech Summit in 2021, The Diplomat, December 24, 2020
  94. Suspicious Death of Baloch Activist in Toronto Raises Uncomfortable Questions for Pakistan, The Diplomat, December 22, 2020
  95. India-Vietnam Summit: From Normative Convergence to Substantive Cooperation, The Diplomat, December 22, 2020
  96. Nepal President Dissolves Parliament in a Move Many Term ‘Unconstitutional’, The Diplomat, December 21, 2020
  97. How India Aims to Make the Best of Bangladesh’s Independence Anniversary, The Diplomat, December 19, 2020
  98. Russia Tests Anti-Satellite Missile: US, The Diplomat, December 18, 2020
  99. China’s Moon Mission Returns to Earth as Some Call for Greater International Space Collaboration, The Diplomat, December 17, 2020
  100. India Inches Forward to Block Chinese Telecom Equipment, The Diplomat, December 17, 2020
  101. Vandalized iPhone Plant Highlights India’s Torturous Economic Path, The Diplomat, December 16, 2020
  102. US Sanctions Turkey Over Russian Air Defense System, Raising Questions and Concerns, The Diplomat, December 16, 2020
  103. Indian Military Pushes Ahead with War Stockpiling, The Diplomat, December 14, 2020
  104. As Biden Picks Austin for Defense Secretary, Nagging Fears Resurface, The Diplomat, December 12, 2020
  105. US Navy Outlines Long-Term Shipbuilding Plan, The Diplomat, December 12, 2020
  106. The Trump National Space Policy: What’s New in Principles and Goals, The Diplomat, December 11, 2020
  107. Indian Foreign Minister Speaks at Event on Rebalancing at Home and Aboard, The Diplomat, December 11, 2020
  108. EU Non-Profit Unearths Massive Indian Disinformation Campaign, The Diplomat, December 10, 2020
  109. China Aiding Rebel Groups in India’s Northeast: Report, The Diplomat, December 09, 2020
  110. Unsettled Waters: Understanding Eurasia’s Maritime Thrust, The Diplomat, December 08, 2020
  111. Diplomats in China and Cuba Plausibly Targeted by Microwaves: US Report, The Diplomat, December 07, 2020
  112. Australian Parliamentary Committee Recommends Global Magnitsky Type Legislation, The Diplomat, December 07, 2020
  113. India Warns Canada as the Trudeau Comments Threaten Relations, The Diplomat, December 04, 2020
  114. China’s Moon Plans: A Cautionary Note, The Diplomat, December 04, 2020
  115. As Farmers Protest in India, Canada Weighs In – With Predictable Effect, The Diplomat, December 03, 2020
  116. China’s Defense Minister Visits Pakistan, The Diplomat, December 03, 2020
  117. Biden Could Appoint Asia Czar: Report, The Diplomat, December 02, 2020
  118. Australia to Acquire Hypersonic Weapons Capability in Collaboration with US, The Diplomat, December 02, 2020
  119. Australia and India Must Do More to Help Ease Each Other’s Predicaments, The Diplomat, December 01, 2020
  120. The ‘Durian Pact’ Does It Again, The Diplomat, December 01, 2020
  121. Australia Livid as Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tweets Offensive Image, The Diplomat, November 30, 2020
  122. Colombo Hosts India-Maldives-Sri Lanka Maritime Security NSA Trilateral Meeting, The Diplomat, November 28, 2020
  123. Senior British Politician Comes Out in Support of Australia in Its Tussle With China, The Diplomat, November 28, 2020
  124. India Leases 2 Maritime Surveillance Drones From US: Report, The Diplomat, November 26, 2020
  125. India Continues Missile Tests as Crisis With China Remains Unabated, The Diplomat, November 25, 2020
  126. Indian Foreign Secretary Heads to Nepal as Relations Show Signs of Thaw, The Diplomat, November 24, 2020
  127. China Digs its Heels in – in Ladakh and Elsewhere, The Diplomat, November 23, 2020
  128. United States Formally Exits Open Skies Treaty, The Diplomat, November 23, 2020
  129. Five Eyes Countries Issue Joint Statement on Hong Kong, The Diplomat, November 19, 2020
  130. In an On-brand Move, China Issues Diktat to Australia, The Diplomat, November 18, 2020
  131. US Navy Secretary Proposes New Indo-Pacific Fleet, The Diplomat, November 18, 2020
  132. US Intercepts and Destroys ICBM in Space in a Test From a Ship, The Diplomat, November 17, 2020
  133. Are Robot Dogs Coming to Your Street Anytime Soon? Probably Not., The Diplomat, November 17, 2020
  134. DARPA Awards Contract to 5 Companies Under Aerial Combat Evolution Program, The Diplomat, November 14, 2020
  135. Military AI: In Deep Learning We Trust?, The Diplomat, November 13, 2020
  136. Pompeo to Embark on Foreign Tour Again, The Diplomat, November 12, 2020
  137. US Marine Raiders Arrive in Taiwan to Train Taiwanese Marines, The Diplomat, November 11, 2020
  138. A Former US Army Officer Examines the World View of the Indian Military, The Diplomat, November 10, 2020
  139. Checkbook in Hand, India Continues its Maldives Outreach, The Diplomat, November 10, 2020
  140. Australia Combats China’s Interference Amid Deep Discord in Relations, The Diplomat, November 09, 2020
  141. India and the Philippines Must Focus on Climate Change and Disaster Management, The Diplomat, November 07, 2020
  142. Pakistan Peoples Party Leader Disavows Nawaz Sharif Comments About the Army, The Diplomat, November 07, 2020
  143. US Plans to Patrol the Moon – Though Not Literally, The Diplomat, November 05, 2020
  144. German Defense Minister Continues Her Indo-Pacific Campaign, The Diplomat, November 05, 2020
  145. Indian Army Chief Begins Nepal Visit Amid Modest Improvement in Ties, The Diplomat, November 05, 2020
  146. What Lies Ahead for US Foreign Policy After the Elections?, The Diplomat, November 04, 2020
  147. China’s Trade Offensive Against Australia Continues with Ban on Wheat Imports, The Diplomat, November 03, 2020
  148. Germany to Deploy a Frigate to Patrol the Indo-Pacific, The Diplomat, November 03, 2020
  149. How India Dealt with Donald Trump, The Diplomat, November 02, 2020
  150. Gilgit-Baltistan to Become a New Province of Pakistan, Announces Khan Government, The Diplomat, November 02, 2020
  151. Expanded Malabar Exercise to Start on November 3, The Diplomat, October 31, 2020
  152. Australia, Japan, US Trilateral Partnership to Fund Undersea Cable for Palau, The Diplomat, October 31, 2020
  153. Can the Past Be Prologue? India and Its Narratives, The Diplomat, October 30, 2020
  154. Dogfight and Football: How the 2019 Balakot Airstrike Still Fuels Political Bickering in India and Pakistan, The Diplomat, October 30, 2020
  155. 8 Accused by the US of Participating in China’s Operation Fox Hunt, The Diplomat, October 29, 2020
  156. Mike Pompeo Visits Sri Lanka and the Maldives in a Bid to Win Friends and Influence People, The Diplomat, October 29, 2020
  157. India and US Hold Third Annual Defense and Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue, The Diplomat, October 27, 2020
  158. Pentagon Awards Contract to Build University Consortium for Hypersonic Research, The Diplomat, October 27, 2020
  159. How to Make a Sharp-edged Quad Work, The Diplomat, October 22, 2020
  160. India and Sri Lanka Complete Bilateral Naval Exercise, The Diplomat, October 21, 2020
  161. What Does the New Asia Power Index Say About the Quad?, The Diplomat, October 19, 2020
  162. Opposition Rallies Rock Pakistan As Its Leaders Push Against Imran Khan and the Military, The Diplomat, October 19, 2020
  163. Five Eyes Defense Ministers Meet Amid Widening Agenda, The Diplomat, October 17, 2020
  164. India and China Discuss Military Disengagement in Ladakh — Again, The Diplomat, October 17, 2020
  165. US Appoints New Special Coordinator for Tibetan Affairs, The Diplomat, October 16, 2020
  166. New Think Tank Report Presents Ambitious Agenda for Australia-India Tech Cooperation, The Diplomat, October 15, 2020
  167. China and the Quad: From Sea Foam to Indo-Pacific NATO, The Diplomat, October 15, 2020
  168. Can Apocalypse Be Dealt With?, The Diplomat, October 14, 2020
  169. Vipin Narang on the Global Nuclear Landscape: Hype and Reality, The Diplomat, October 13, 2020
  170. India’s Drone Dreams – And Reality, The Diplomat, October 12, 2020
  171. 4 Reasons Why India Supports the BRICS, The Diplomat, October 12, 2020
  172. Is a Renaissance in India-United Kingdom Relations in the Cards?, The Diplomat, October 10, 2020
  173. Power Play, Morality and … a TikTok Ban in Pakistan, The Diplomat, October 10, 2020
  174. US Pushes Quantum Tech as Rivalry With China Intensifies, The Diplomat, October 09, 2020
  175. China Brazenly Issues Taiwan Guidelines for Indian Media, The Diplomat, October 08, 2020
  176. The Public in Advanced Economies are Not Happy with China – or Xi, The Diplomat, October 08, 2020
  177. State Department Officials Clarify Pompeo’s Views on the Quad, The Diplomat, October 07, 2020
  178. Quad Foreign Ministers Meet in Tokyo Amid Post-Pandemic Concerns, The Diplomat, October 07, 2020
  179. Dead in the Water: India’s Push Into the Seas Is Unlikely to Help Matters on Land, The Diplomat, October 06, 2020
  180. New Criminal Case Registered Against Pakistan Opposition Leader Nawaz Sharif, The Diplomat, October 06, 2020
  181. Indian Delegation Visits Myanmar Amid Growing Outreach, The Diplomat, October 05, 2020
  182. US Doomsday Planes Make Their Presence Felt As Trump Goes Into Quarantine, The Diplomat, October 02, 2020
  183. US Defense Secretary Visits Northern Africa Amid Russian and Chinese Push in the Region, The Diplomat, October 02, 2020
  184. US Issues Human Rights Guidelines for Exporters of Surveillance Tech, The Diplomat, October 02, 2020
  185. China Muddies Waters Further in Ladakh by Resurrecting Old Claim, The Diplomat, October 01, 2020
  186. Indian Court Acquits All Accused in the 1992 Destruction of a 16th Century Mosque, The Diplomat, September 30, 2020
  187. Reckoning With India’s Illiberal Turn – Or Buyer’s Remorse?, The Diplomat, September 30, 2020
  188. Quad Foreign Ministers to Meet in Tokyo on October 6, The Diplomat, September 29, 2020
  189. Jaswant Singh and George Nathaniel Curzon: The Minister and the Viceroy, The Diplomat, September 29, 2020
  190. India and Japan Hold Bilateral Naval Exercise in North Arabian Sea, The Diplomat, September 28, 2020
  191. Pentagon Hosts Meeting on Ethical Use of Military AI With Allies and Partners, The Diplomat, September 26, 2020
  192. SAARC Foreign Ministers Meet Virtually in a Sign That the Grouping Is Not Dead – Yet, The Diplomat, September 25, 2020
  193. The India-China Ladakh Crisis: Why So Silent, World?, The Diplomat, September 24, 2020
  194. Fresh Round of India-China Military Commanders’ Talks Hint at a New Status Quo on their Border, The Diplomat, September 23, 2020
  195. Could Pakistan Move to Make Gilgit-Baltistan a New Province Soon?, The Diplomat, September 23, 2020
  196. New York City Police Officer of Tibetan Origin Charged With Acting as ‘Illegal Agent’ of China, The Diplomat, September 22, 2020
  197. 2 Recent Alleged Episodes of Chinese Espionage Raise Worrying – and Difficult – Questions, The Diplomat, September 21, 2020
  198. US Congressman ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Ongoing India-China Crisis, The Diplomat, September 18, 2020
  199. US Defense Secretary’s Recent Speech: Familiar Themes and Unfamiliar Problems, The Diplomat, September 18, 2020
  200. Pakistani Parliamentarian Introduces Legislation That Would Punish Criticism of the Military, The Diplomat, September 17, 2020
  201. The Map Is Not the Territory. Or Is It?, The Diplomat, September 17, 2020
  202. US and India Hold Defense Technology Cooperation Meeting Amid Diminished Expectations, The Diplomat, September 16, 2020
  203. Indian Defense Minister Blames China for Ongoing Crisis, Suggesting India’s Military Option Remains Open, The Diplomat, September 15, 2020
  204. India Welcomes US-Maldives Defense Cooperation Agreement in a Sign of Times, The Diplomat, September 15, 2020
  205. No Exit From India’s Afghanistan Dilemma?, The Diplomat, September 14, 2020
  206. China Has Built a Massive Global Database for Hybrid Warfare, International Media Reports, The Diplomat, September 14, 2020
  207. India and Japan Sign Military Logistics Agreement for All to See, The Diplomat, September 12, 2020
  208. Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers Fail to Achieve Breakthrough in Ladakh Crisis, The Diplomat, September 11, 2020
  209. US Wing of India’s BJP Registers as a ‘Foreign Agent’, The Diplomat, September 11, 2020
  210. French Defense Minister Visits India Amid India-China Standoff, The Diplomat, September 10, 2020
  211. Narratives of Power and Prejudice: From Nixon to Trump, The Diplomat, September 10, 2020
  212. As Australia Recognizes a China Problem Its Civil Society Joins the Fight, The Diplomat, September 09, 2020
  213. India and China Exchange Accusations About Gunfire as Window for Diplomacy Narrows, The Diplomat, September 09, 2020
  214. Triangles of Instability: Nuclear Dilemmas and How They Feed into Each Other, The Diplomat, September 08, 2020
  215. Indian Defense Minister Visits Tehran Amid Predictable Complications in Ties, The Diplomat, September 07, 2020
  216. Indian and Russian Navies Begin Exercise in the Bay of Bengal, The Diplomat, September 04, 2020
  217. India Deploys Ethnic Tibetan Special Operators Against China: What Next?, The Diplomat, September 04, 2020
  218. Is There an Indian Way of Foreign Policy? The Country’s Foreign Minister Thinks So, The Diplomat, September 04, 2020
  219. Are the US and India on the Same Page When It Comes to the Quad?, The Diplomat, September 02, 2020
  220. India’s Economic Mess Stands to Complicate Its Strategic Posture, The Diplomat, September 01, 2020
  221. What Good Is the Russia-India-China Triangle for Moscow?, The Diplomat, September 01, 2020
  222. China Attempts to Shift Its Boundary With India in Ladakh – Again, The Diplomat, August 31, 2020
  223. An India-Australia-France Trilateral Dialogue Is Overdue, The Diplomat, August 28, 2020
  224. Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Step Down Leaving Behind a Rich Strategic Legacy, The Diplomat, August 28, 2020
  225. In a Drill, Beijing Launches Missiles into the South China Sea, The Diplomat, August 27, 2020
  226. Ladakh Standoff: India’s Defense Chief Notes Military Option on the Table, The Diplomat, August 26, 2020
  227. Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Strategic? Perhaps Not., The Diplomat, August 26, 2020
  228. US Congress to Mull Legislation Around the Internet of Things, The Diplomat, August 25, 2020
  229. China’s Science Talent-Recruitment Program Draws Fresh Attention, The Diplomat, August 25, 2020
  230. India and US Likely to Sign Geospatial Intelligence Pact, The Diplomat, August 24, 2020
  231. India’s Frontier Paradox, The Diplomat, August 22, 2020
  232. AI Defeats Human Pilot in DARPA Organized Dogfight, The Diplomat, August 22, 2020
  233. Imports and Influence: How India’s Foreign Policy Interacts with its Weapons Purchases, The Diplomat, August 21, 2020
  234. India Reduces Paramilitary Troop Strength in Kashmir in a Bid to Signal Normalcy, The Diplomat, August 20, 2020
  235. Australia’s Defense Strategic Update: Some White, Little Grey, The Diplomat, August 19, 2020
  236. Why China Should Not Fear India’s Tibet Card, The Diplomat, August 18, 2020
  237. An intransigent China is a clear and present threat to India’s territorial integrity, Moneycontrol, June 26, 2020.
  238. Is Modi Delaying Military Response For India to Gain Advantage?, Quint, June 20, 2020.
  239. Lessons from the India-China border clashes, The Interpreter, June 19, 2020.
  240. What are India’s military options against China?, Moneycontrol, June 18, 2020.
  241. The Trump card in the Sino-Indian rivalry?, The Interpreter, May 29, 2020.
  242. The remaking of war; Part 2: Machine-learning set to usher in a whole new era of intelligent warfare, Firstpost, March 16, 2020.
  243. Freeman Dyson and the Challenges of the First Nuclear Age, The Wire Science, March 7, 2020.
  244. The remaking of war; Part 1: Risk of 19th Century international politics being pursued using 21st Century military means looms large, Firstpost, March 6, 2020.
  245. Qassem Soleimani’s Assassination: Lessons for India?, The Diplomat, January 4, 2020.
  246. How India Will Cope With Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka, The Diplomat, November 27, 2019.
  247. BRICS 3.0 and India: making the world safe for bilaterals and trilaterals, Africa Portal, November 18, 2019.
  248. Rejecting RCEP: India’s Great Geoeconomic Misstep, The Diplomat, November 7, 2019.
  249. Govt’s shift in nuclear posture shows this is a new New Delhi, Hindustan Times, August 17, 2019.
  250. Modi-fying Kashmir: Unpacking India’s Historic Decision to Revoke Kashmir’s Autonomy, The Diplomat, August 6, 2019.
  251. China’s white paper on defence should worry India: As Beijing focuses on equipment, New Delhi’s approach remains manpower-heavy, Firstpost, July 26, 2019.
  252. Why New Delhi Will Be Left Unfazed By China’s New Defense White Paper, The Diplomat, July 25, 2019.
  253. Narendra Modi’s re-election as India’s Prime Minister: Implications for Africa, Africa Portal, June 27, 2019.
  254. Modi 2.0’s China Outreach: Interpreting the Early Signs, The Diplomat, June 26, 2019.
  255. The India-France Security Partnership in the Indo-Pacific: Next Steps, The Diplomat, June 4, 2019.
  256. India, Africa and peacekeeping: Beyond the responsibility to protect – Part II, Africa Portal, May 30, 3019.
  257. India, Africa and the future of peacekeeping – Part I, Africa Portal, May 28, 2019.
  258. Narendra Modi’s 2019 Landslide: Why It Happened and What Happens Next, The Diplomat, May 24, 2019.
  259. Narendra Modi’s Radar Gaffe Reveals Dangerous, Clouded National Security Judgement, The Diplomat, May 16, 2019.
  260. Machines No Threat to Mathematicians, Firstpost (Print), May 11-17, 2019.
  261. Why Did China Change Its Position Now on Listing JeM Chief Masood Azhar at the Security Council?, The Diplomat, May 2, 2019.
  262. Artificial Intelligence models may have a few issues, algorithms don’t, Hindustan Times, February 14, 2019.
  263. Reimagining India-Africa relations in a world in flux, Africa Portal, February 8, 2019.
  264. The foreign policy legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Mint, August 20, 2018.
  265. India’s rocky road to the Indo-Pacific [with Harsh V. Pant], ORF commentary, August 2, 2018.
  266. For BRICS to Reshape World Order, Should Avoid Anti-West Politics, Quint, July 28, 2018.
  267. Whither India in the Indo-Pacific? [with Tuneer Mukherjee], Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), June 4, 2018.
  268. Why New Delhi welcomes a can-do Canberra [with Aakriti Bachhawat], Mint, March 26, 2018.
  269. The game of chicken in the Arabian Sea [with Abhijit Singh], Mint, February 22, 2018.
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  273. ‘2020: World of War’ creates scenarios to depict a world on the edge, ThePrint, November 25, 2017.
  274. What China does when it disagrees with you, Mint, November 23, 2017.
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  276. India’s clever use of the Brics card in Dokalam, Mint, August 31, 2017.
  277. Beyond Doklam: India needs to overhaul its trade-friendly grand strategy on China, ThePrint, August 22, 2017.
  278. Deadlock over Doklam: The Sino-Indian standoff in Bhutan, IAPS Dialogue, July 8, 2017.
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  280. The rise of null politics, Asian Age, March 15, 2017.
  281. The Hamlet question returns: Is Donald Trump merely playing crazy or. . .?, Swarajya, February 24, 2017.
  282. India and China: Does the Elephant read the Dragon right?, Swarajya, February 3, 2017.
  283. Trump and the techie, ABPLive, February 1, 2017.
  284. Donald Trump is no liberal — but not a realist either, Swarajya, January 31, 2017.
  285. Predicting what American foreign policy will look like under the Mattis-Trump combine, Firstpost, January 13, 2017
  286. Pakistan tests Babur III missile: How should India interpret this latest move?, Firstpost, January 10, 2017.
  287. Turkey is the canary in the coal mine, forecasting whether the West-led liberal order has a future, Times of India, December 22, 2016.
  288. US President-elect Donald Trump’s generals Part 3: John Kelly and the narco-terror nexus, Firstpost, December 21, 2016.
  289. Russian Ambassador to Turkey assassinated: What does this mean for regional stability?, Firstpost, December 20, 2016.
  290. US President-elect Donald Trump’s generals Part 2: Michael Flynn’s war on Islamism, Firstpost, December 19, 2016.
  291. US President-elect Donald Trump’s generals Part 1: Why 9/11 will shape what follows 11/9, Firstpost, November 30, 2016.
  292. Motormouth Manohar Parrikar almost nukes India’s NSG bid with needless boast, Firstpost, November 11, 2016.
  293. US elects Donald Trump as President: How he handles China, Russia will be interesting, Firstpost, November 9, 2016.
  294. At the middle kingdom’s core: Xi Jinping anointed “core” Chinese leader but his strategy reveals a contradiction, Times of India, November 1, 2016.
  295. Month after surgical strikes: Appraisal of India’s new strategy of dealing with Pakistan, Firstpost, October 28, 2016
  296. MNS’ aggressive stand can wreck PM Narendra Modi’s new Pakistan policy, Firstpost, October 25, 2016.
  297. Brics Summit: India must bide time to deal with China as relationship with Pakistan hit a new low, Firstpost, October 14, 2016.
  298. The alphabet soup in Goa [with Samir Saran], Hindu, October 13, 2016.
  299. Surgical strikes along LoC puts South Asia on cusp of new India-Pakistan dynamic, Firstpost, September 30, 2016.
  300. Indian Army attack across LoC using surgical strikes meant to probe Pakistan’s threshold for escalation, Firstpost, September 29, 2016.
  301. Brics Summit in Goa: Ahead of 8th conference, the bloc must focus on institution-building [with Samir Saran], Firstpost, September 19, 2016.
  302. Situating the Uri terror attack within Pakistan’s strategy of provocation and escalation, Firstpost, September 19, 2016.
  303. BRICS, globalisms, and the return of the state [with Samir Saran], ORF Expert Speak| Raisina Debates, August 31, 2016. (Shorter version in the Economic Times, August 31, 2016.)
  304. Narendra Modi’s Independence Day take on Balochistan is a foreign policy milestone, Firstpost, August 16, 2016.
  305. On Independence Day, Narendra Modi pokes Pakistan with Baloch, Gilgit, PoK: Big shift, Firstpost, August 15, 2016.
  306. Al-Qaeda 2.o? Meet Abu Mus’ab al-Suri and his grand strategy for the Islamic State, Firstpost, August 8, 2016.
  307. Geopolitics and geoeconomics – India’s tightrope, The Interpreter, July 28, 2016.
  308. Getting real about the Middle Kingdom, ORF Expert Speak|Raisina Debates, July 21, 2016.
  309. India would win with Trump, National Interest, May 26, 2016.
  310. Policy short-sightedness exacerbates India’s water crisis [with Samir Saran], The Interpreter, May 6, 2016.
  311. Banning surge pricing is bad economics [with Prashant Kumar], Business Standard, April 22, 2016.
  312. Building new alliances with BRICS [with Samir Saran], The Hindu, March 25, 2016.
  313. The JNU fracas is actually a crisis for the Right, Scroll, February 21, 2016.
  314. Engage the Dragon on Balochistan [with Samir Saran], Times of India, February 4, 2016.
  315. G20 Turkey Summit: Towards resilience, recovery and sustainability, ORF Commentary, November 10, 2015.
  316. Two Myths Around Grexit, JustJobs Network Commentary, July 2, 2015.
  317. Setting the record straight on Ex-Im Bank and jobs, JustJobs Network Commentary, June 17, 2015.
  318. Has Chinese growth been jobless?, JustJobs Network Commentary, June 15, 2015.
  319. Internationalizing India’s MSME sector, JustJobs Network Commentary, June 1, 2015.
  320. “Make in India” needs a “Served by India” component, JustJobs Network Commentary, May 22, 2015.
  321. War and peace in a nonstate world, Global Policy, December 10, 2013.
  322. Is innovation predictable?, Wired, November 25, 2013.
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