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Kanwal Sibal

  • #DearNextPM: India needs a makeover from dove to hawk on Pakistan and China

    Kanwal Sibal, former foreign secretary of India Dear prime minister, It is obvious that India's priority in foreign policy objective should be to create a favourable external environment for national construction. This implies promoting peace and stability in our immediate neighbourhood and...

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • Another cold war has begun

    Developments in Ukraine are part of the after-shocks from the seismic collapse of the Soviet Union. The incorporation of the Baltic states into the EU and NATO, apart from the former east European countries, was the first important geo-political after-shock. The November 2004 to January 2005 Orange...

    Monday, 3 March 2014 - 8:30am
  • US' West Asia policy is a repetitive failure

    Syria. Egypt. Iran. Iraq. US has a permanent problem in West Asia. Is something wrong with the foreign policy of the world's most powerful nation? dna gets you some answers.

    Friday, 6 September 2013 - 7:45am
  • Tackling the dragon

    India’s relationship with China needs delicate handling but not at the cost of national interest.

    Wednesday, 26 May 2010 - 3:39am
  • Strategic blunder?

    The controversy over the End Use Monitoring Agreement (EUMA) reflects the political difficulty in establishing “strategic ties” with the US.

    Monday, 17 August 2009 - 9:18pm
  • Proceed with caution

    Pakistan will view India’s efforts to resume dialogue as a diplomatic retreat.

    Tuesday, 30 June 2009 - 8:59pm
  • Neighbourhood watch

    In South Asia, US president Barack Obama’s top priority in the next few years will be the Pakistan-Afghanistan situation.

    Monday, 11 May 2009 - 8:54pm
  • Passing the buck back

    Pakistan has toyed with us by first repeatedly demanding evidence, then stating it was insufficient and later that it was only “information”.

    Thursday, 19 February 2009 - 8:56pm
  • Take the bull by the horns

    A month has elapsed since the Mumbai massacre but no coherent external strategy to deal with the Pakistani challenge has yet emerged.

    Sunday, 4 January 2009 - 10:38pm
  • Time for tough measures

    India is being idealistic by expecting Pakistan to cooperate in the fight against terror

    Monday, 1 December 2008 - 2:14pm