Atman Trivedi on the India-China reset that was much touted in 2018. He calls for a rethink and he is right, in my view. [Link]
Yanis Varoufakis carefully walks on razor’s edge defending Julian Assange and protesting his possible extradition to the USA and succeeds in doing so. [Link]
Robert Blackwill writes in a new report dealing with Trump’s foreign policy that what matters most is the effectiveness of U.S. policy over time and its consistency with U.S. national interests, not the personal qualities of its leaders. [Link]
The question that crops up in one’s head after reading Anjuli Bhargava’s article on Jet Airways and India’s aviation policy decisions over the years is whether elections do matter or should matter. [Link] – subscription required.
Ashoka Modi raises very sensible questions on IMF’s optimism and ‘don’t ask-don’t tell’ attitude to risks. Cannot blame the IMF. Financial markets and the Fund feed off each others’ attitudes. [Link]
If China has the right to police ‘terrorism’ as it sees it in Xinjiang, does India not have the right to police terrorism on its soil?. Brahma Chellaney writes on the deafening silence in the Muslim world on China’s oppression in Xinjiang. [Link]