The India Forum
's articles on International Affairs that have been published since 2019.
Can the G20 Achieve Much in the Shadow of Conflict?
Disagreement about Russia and the Ukrainian war have stymied consensus on broader issues at the G20. Neutral presidencies like India's will make the grouping trudge along, but just that.
Happymon Jacob on India-Pakistan relations
The ‘all or nothing’ policy that the Narendra Modi government has followed towards Pakistan has failed. Bilateral relations have deteriorated and violence in Kashmir is at a new high. Listen to…
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The Rupee as an International Currency
The internationalisation of the rupee is inevitable as the Indian economy grows. But currency internationalisation cannot be decided on one day and pursued the next. It comes about after a long…
Y V Reddy
A Courtship in which India and the US are Playing Each Other
The US seeks Indian support for its geopolitical strategy while India wants to maintain a certain ‘non-alignment’ and yet increase defence purchases. For domestic audiences, the symbolism of Modi’s…
Are Pakistanis and Indians the Same People?
Indians and Pakistanis are similar and yet different; similar in outlook and concerns but different because of the different paths their societies have taken. But if we define one in opposition to…
Looking Back at G20 after 25 Years
The G20 has remained a handmaiden of the Group of Seven (G7). Hence, even at the G20 the concerns of developing countries have been secondary to the interests of the major economies. Will the Indian…
Ukraine Changed, As Did They: The Human Cost of War
Conversations with a handful of Ukrainian women from which this account is woven, throw light on the grim reality most ordinary Ukrainians have had to live through since Russia attacked the country…
India’s Geo-Economic Foreign Policy
Economic considerations are now driving India’s seemingly adroit steps in the foreign policy arena. Foreign policy has become a tool through which India is absorbing critical economic pressures, and…
Again an Age of Empire
The world is back in an ‘Age of Empire’. There are now Four Empires—the West or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, China, India, and Russia, all motivated by securing naked power and putting…
Xi Jinping’s 'New Deal' for China
Rising inequality and unbalanced regional growth in China occupy the minds of its rulers. Will 'Common Prosperity', the paramount leader’s proposed solution, resolve matters?
Anand Parappadi Krishnan