Op-eds

  1. Reimagining India-Africa relations in a world in flux, Africa Portal, February 8, 2019.
  2. The foreign policy legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Mint, August 20, 2018.
  3. India’s rocky road to the Indo-Pacific [with Harsh V. Pant], ORF commentary, August 2, 2018.
  4. For BRICS to Reshape World Order, Should Avoid Anti-West Politics, Quint, July 28, 2018.
  5. Whither India in the Indo-Pacific? [with Tuneer Mukherjee], Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), June 4, 2018.
  6. Why New Delhi welcomes a can-do Canberra [with Aakriti Bachhawat], Mint, March 26, 2018.
  7. The game of chicken in the Arabian Sea [with Abhijit Singh], Mint, February 22, 2018.
  8. From Cold War to Hot Peace, 2018 Raisina Dialogue Report, January 2018.
  9. Alignment, Arrangement Or Alliance? Debating the Future of the Indo-Pacific, 2018 Raisina Dialogue Report, January 2018.
  10. Trump’s new national security strategy: The good, the bad and the complicated for New Delhi, Times of India, December 21, 2017.
  11. ‘2020: World of War’ creates scenarios to depict a world on the edge, ThePrint, November 25, 2017.
  12. What China does when it disagrees with you, Mint, November 23, 2017.
  13. How India Thinks About The World Through Ideas And Reality, Swarajya, September 23, 2017.
  14. India’s clever use of the Brics card in Dokalam, Mint, August 31, 2017.
  15. Beyond Doklam: India needs to overhaul its trade-friendly grand strategy on China, ThePrint, August 22, 2017.
  16. Deadlock over Doklam: The Sino-Indian standoff in Bhutan, IAPS Dialogue, July 8, 2017.
  17. Why Doklam and Bhutan matter, Hindustan Times, July 4, 2017.
  18. The rise of null politics, Asian Age, March 15, 2017.
  19. The Hamlet question returns: Is Donald Trump merely playing crazy or. . .?, Swarajya, February 24, 2017.
  20. India and China: Does the Elephant read the Dragon right?, Swarajya, February 3, 2017.
  21. Trump and the techie, ABPLive, February 1, 2017.
  22. Donald Trump is no liberal — but not a realist either, Swarajya, January 31, 2017.
  23. Predicting what American foreign policy will look like under the Mattis-Trump combine, Firstpost, January 13, 2017
  24. Pakistan tests Babur III missile: How should India interpret this latest move?, Firstpost, January 10, 2017.
  25. Turkey is the canary in the coal mine, forecasting whether the West-led liberal order has a future, Times of India, December 22, 2016.
  26. US President-elect Donald Trump’s generals Part 3: John Kelly and the narco-terror nexus, Firstpost, December 21, 2016.
  27. Russian Ambassador to Turkey assassinated: What does this mean for regional stability?, Firstpost, December 20, 2016.
  28. US President-elect Donald Trump’s generals Part 2: Michael Flynn’s war on Islamism, Firstpost, December 19, 2016.
  29. US President-elect Donald Trump’s generals Part 1: Why 9/11 will shape what follows 11/9, Firstpost, November 30, 2016.
  30. Motormouth Manohar Parrikar almost nukes India’s NSG bid with needless boast, Firstpost, November 11, 2016.
  31. US elects Donald Trump as President: How he handles China, Russia will be interesting, Firstpost, November 9, 2016.
  32. At the middle kingdom’s core: Xi Jinping anointed “core” Chinese leader but his strategy reveals a contradiction, Times of India, November 1, 2016.
  33. Month after surgical strikes: Appraisal of India’s new strategy of dealing with Pakistan, Firstpost, October 28, 2016
  34. MNS’ aggressive stand can wreck PM Narendra Modi’s new Pakistan policy, Firstpost, October 25, 2016.
  35. Brics Summit: India must bide time to deal with China as relationship with Pakistan hit a new low, Firstpost, October 14, 2016.
  36. The alphabet soup in Goa [with Samir Saran], Hindu, October 13, 2016.
  37. Surgical strikes along LoC puts South Asia on cusp of new India-Pakistan dynamic, Firstpost, September 30, 2016.
  38. Indian Army attack across LoC using surgical strikes meant to probe Pakistan’s threshold for escalation, Firstpost, September 29, 2016.
  39. Brics Summit in Goa: Ahead of 8th conference, the bloc must focus on institution-building [with Samir Saran], Firstpost, September 19, 2016.
  40. Situating the Uri terror attack within Pakistan’s strategy of provocation and escalation, Firstpost, September 19, 2016.
  41. 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.)
  42. Narendra Modi’s Independence Day take on Balochistan is a foreign policy milestone, Firstpost, August 16, 2016.
  43. On Independence Day, Narendra Modi pokes Pakistan with Baloch, Gilgit, PoK: Big shift, Firstpost, August 15, 2016.
  44. Al-Qaeda 2.o? Meet Abu Mus’ab al-Suri and his grand strategy for the Islamic State, Firstpost, August 8, 2016.
  45. Geopolitics and geoeconomics – India’s tightrope, The Interpreter, July 28, 2016.
  46. Getting real about the Middle Kingdom, ORF Expert Speak|Raisina Debates, July 21, 2016.
  47. India would win with Trump, National Interest, May 26, 2016.
  48. Policy short-sightedness exacerbates India’s water crisis [with Samir Saran], The Interpreter, May 6, 2016.
  49. Banning surge pricing is bad economics [with Prashant Kumar], Business Standard, April 22, 2016.
  50. Building new alliances with BRICS [with Samir Saran], The Hindu, March 25, 2016.
  51. The JNU fracas is actually a crisis for the Right, Scroll, February 21, 2016.
  52. Engage the Dragon on Balochistan [with Samir Saran], Times of India, February 4, 2016.
  53. G20 Turkey Summit: Towards resilience, recovery and sustainability, ORF Commentary, November 10, 2015.
  54. War and peace in a nonstate world, Global Policy, December 10, 2013.
  55. Is innovation predictable?, Wired, November 25, 2013.
  56. Models and markets, Open, Web Exclusive: May 30, 2009. Print: June 05, 2009.