Articles by Sreeram Chaulia
Executing an all-out war on Hamas is not going to once and for all resolve Israel’s fundamental insecurity, which has a structural character.
The beauty of IMEC is that it contains something attractive in it for all eight parties that have signed the founding Memorandum of Understanding
India's growing economic potential and favourable global strategic environment position it as a rising power within Brics and a challenge to China's dominance
A measured and gradual process of expansion for Brics is advised for the survival and effectiveness of the institution.
Sweden's entry into NATO, following Finland's membership, has further encircled Russia and extended NATO's presence along Russia's western borders.
What exactly is Wagner and how did it rise to the stature of a parallel authority in a country where power is supposed to flow from the top?
Deepening India-US ties lay a favourable balance of power in Asia and keep a check on authoritarian China’s push for hegemony in the Indo-Pacific
The G7’s launch of a new “Coordination Platform on Economic Coercion” is aimed at China’s predatory practices
The global history of terrorism shows how it has metastasised in a context of geopolitical rivalries and divisions which override shared multilateral interests
India’s keenness to propagate Buddhism is in keeping with its legacy as the fountainhead from which the teachings of the Buddha spread worldwide.
A new foreign policy concept released by Russia on March 31 reveals the direction of Putin's thinking.
It is ironic that the same China embarking on ambitious behind-the-scenes diplomacy to douse flames in distant geopolitical flashpoints — Iran and Saudia Arabia — is unwilling to resolve its conflicts with its neighbours.
For Hindi to be internationalised, a precondition is to domestically affirm it within India.
Compared to democracies such as Australia, Britain, New Zealand and South Africa, which had gun massacre incidents of their own but managed to legislate and reduce the supply of weapons, the US is more extreme in terms of corporate power, social fragmentation and ideological schisms
The Orthodox Christmas ceasefire experiment collapsed, but it was a revealing moment that hinted at exhaustion and showed how bravado does run out of steam in long-winded conflicts. Seizing such moments with wisdom in the future will eventually open the pathway to peace.
In the era of all-round weaponisation and breakdown of universal globalisation, statecraft has its task cut out to attend to constructing politically friendlier networks or clubs. In times of intense crisis, the risk of even friends turning selfish remains. But friends will at least not intentionally weaponise resources against each other
China is taking the gloves off and indicating it is ready to use force to impose its ever-expanding claims and preferences on neighbours.
India’s G20 presidency, with its emphasis on the needs and claims of the global South, has to deliver a G20 development deal that addresses the concerns of weak and poor nations with no seat at the table
Socialism, which lost steam after the first pink tide subsided and gave way to conservative regimes a decade ago, now has a second lease of life.
The biggest danger is Xi’s excessive personalisation of power. With internal checks and balances extinguished, the fate of the Chinese people rests on Xi’s judgment.
There seem to be few corrective mechanisms within Russia to compel Putin, who has dominated his country for 22 years, to change course and beat a retreat
The expectation that Washington and Beijing will compete hard but manage tensions below a certain threshold is still valid, but it is hanging by a thread.
The investments that China has already sunk into CPEC and its strategy of ensuring India is kept under check in South Asia mean that Beijing will keep ploughing ahead to take over Pakistan inch-by-inch
Updated on May 04, 2022 08:40 PM IST
Playing defensive is not a losing strategy. But India must display intent that it can also bat on the front foot in emerging domains such as ‘informatised warfare’
Updated on Jan 09, 2022 08:51 PM IST
When Mao’s PRC was established in 1949, it was through such a bloody process against all odds that the new State’s outlook was militaristic and hostile
Published on Jun 30, 2021 04:34 PM IST
With the presidency of Donald Trump not delivering relief to Russia despite ardent hopes in Moscow, Putin accelerated military and economic cooperation with China to demonstrate that he had other options
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 06:13 AM IST
Suu Kyi’s win is comparable to Nelson Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’. Yet, even though the NLD is on course to sweep more than two-thirds of the parliamentary seats, Suu Kyi will not become president of Myanmar the way Mandela did after apartheid was overthrown in South Africa writes Sreeram Chaulia
Updated on Nov 10, 2015 11:03 AM IST
The world body cannot tackle the challenges of this century unless there are reforms in its structure and modalities.
Updated on May 04, 2017 09:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySreeram Chaulia
The surge of migrants and refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar, on unstable boats and headed towards an unknown horizon in Indonesia and Malaysia, has shaken human conscience. Unwanted in their home countries these people are virtually prisoners of unscrupulous human smuggling networks spread across South and Southeast Asia. The discovery of mass graves in northern Malaysia illustrates this saga of cruelty and exploitation of the powerless.
Updated on May 27, 2015 10:35 PM IST