South Asia and Beyond
Ashwin Ahmad

Ashwin Ahmad

Traveller, bibliophile and wordsmith with a yen for international relations. A journalist and budding author of short fiction, life is a daily struggle to uncover the latest breaking story while attempting to be Hemingway in the self-same time. Focussed especially on Europe and West Asia, discussing Brexit, the Iran crisis and all matters related is a passion that endures to this day. Believes firmly that life without the written word is a life best not lived. That’s me, Ashwin Ahmad.

India And We Can Do More Together: Nato Chief On

NEW DELHI: The idea of India as a close and strategic partner of Nato is something the trans-Atlantic organization appears to have been mulling over for some time. Concerns over the rise of China and its threat to the “rules-based order” has prompted what Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg believes are serious challenges to the […]Read More

India Pushing The Curve On Climate Change, Says Kerry

NEW DELHI: On the second day of his four-day visit to India, America’s climate czar John Kerry described India as a major player on a global stage. “Decisive action now in partnership with the rest of the world will determine what this transformation will mean for all generations to come.” The praise came with a […]Read More

Bid To Break Iran-U.S. Nuclear Logjam But Both Sides Cautious

NEW DELHI: “The talks were constructive,” on that cryptic but positive note from Iran, the first round of discussions in Vienna to break the stalemate on the Iran nuclear deal adjourned late on Tuesday but with the promise to resume on Friday. The U.S. and Iranian delegations are staying in different hotels in the city—with […]Read More

For Peace In Afghanistan, Need Peace Around Too: Jaishankar’s Jab

NEW DELHI: For the Indian (and possibly Pakistani) media, their presence in Dushanbe, Tajikistan was to report and record every word spoken when External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi, only to be disappointed. Jaishankar had other more pressing concerns to put forward at the 9th Heart of Asia Conference. […]Read More

‘India Must Convince China That Quad Is No Asian Nato’

NEW DELHI: Beijing has no reason to be anxious about the Quad. Such sentiments voiced by former foreign secretary and China expert Vijay Gokhale, on the day the virtual Quad summit at the head-of-state level is being held, is welcome news for those who believe that apart from the Galwan clashes, Chinese apprehensions about the […]Read More