South Asia and Beyond

U.S.-Taliban Deal: For All The Wrong Reasons… Or The Right Ones?

NEW DELHI: As U.S. troops marched into Kabul alongside the rag-tag militia of the Northern Alliance in 2001 and the Taliban melted away into the countryside, Afghan émigrés from across the world came flooding back into the city. Kabul Inter-Continental hotel was a hive of activity; the well-heeled, foreign-educated Afghan rubbing shoulders with powerful warlords […]Read More

The Quad In The Indian Ocean

NEW DELHI: Keep your friends close but your enemies closer. That old dictum may have to be completely revisited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after back to back visits of two world leaders to India this February. The first being Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka whom Delhi would like to qualify as […]Read More