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Pratyush

His interests include foreign affairs specializing in South Asia. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

India’s Slowdown: A Hit to PM Manmohan Singh’s Global Image?
September 02, 2013
India’s Slowdown: A Hit to PM Manmohan Singh’s Global Image?
The upcoming G20 Summit and meeting with President Obama may be a wake-up call for Indian PM Singh.
India’s Slowdown: A Hit to PM Manmohan Singh’s Global Image?
Mumbai Submarine Explosion Clouds India’s Naval Progress
August 15, 2013
Mumbai Submarine Explosion Clouds India’s Naval Progress
Just as New Delhi unveils the extent of its naval ambitions, a submarine has exploded in Mumbai.
Mumbai Submarine Explosion Clouds India’s Naval Progress
Attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan Highlights Geopolitical Tensions
August 06, 2013
Attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan Highlights Geopolitical Tensions
The attack on the Indian consulate in Jalalabad suggests rough times ahead.
Attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan Highlights Geopolitical Tensions
Poll Predicts Fractured Political Mandate in India
July 29, 2013
Poll Predicts Fractured Political Mandate in India
A recent poll gives a sense of just how fractured India’s political future may be.
Poll Predicts Fractured Political Mandate in India
India and Turkey: Friends Again?
July 19, 2013
India and Turkey: Friends Again?
Ties between New Delhi and Ankara are strengthening. Upcoming diplomatic visits attest to the shift.
India and Turkey: Friends Again?
China & India: All Not Quiet on the Western Front
July 12, 2013
China & India: All Not Quiet on the Western Front
Amid diplomatic efforts, Beijing still seems intent on asserting its claims on the Sino-Indian border.
China & India: All Not Quiet on the Western Front
Pakistan and Afghanistan: Thy Neighbors, Thy Rivals
July 05, 2013
Pakistan and Afghanistan: Thy Neighbors, Thy Rivals
Since peace talks were stalled in Doha last month, tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan have flared.
Pakistan and Afghanistan: Thy Neighbors, Thy Rivals
UK Bond for Visiting Indians: Recasting Relations for the Future
June 27, 2013
UK Bond for Visiting Indians: Recasting Relations for the Future
Many Indians feel insulted by the UK’s new bond scheme for visitor visas.
UK Bond for Visiting Indians: Recasting Relations for the Future
Afghanistan: No End in Sight
June 21, 2013
Afghanistan: No End in Sight
The imbroglio over U.S.-Taliban peace talks suggests the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan will be no simple matter.
Afghanistan: No End in Sight
Imagine: Indian Foreign Policy Under Prime Minister Modi
June 11, 2013
Imagine: Indian Foreign Policy Under Prime Minister Modi
The prospect of Narendra Modi becoming India’s next PM has big implications for Indian foreign policy.
Imagine: Indian Foreign Policy Under Prime Minister Modi
India’s “Pivot to Asia”
June 04, 2013
India’s “Pivot to Asia”
New Delhi is reaching out to nations in the Asia-Pacific more than ever before, suggesting an increased presence in the region.
India’s “Pivot to Asia”
India Poll 2013: Views from the Subcontinent
May 29, 2013
India Poll 2013: Views from the Subcontinent
From economic confidence to democracy, Indians have let their views be known in a new report.
India Poll 2013: Views from the Subcontinent
Afghan-Pakistani Border Row: A Double-Edged Sword for India
May 16, 2013
Afghan-Pakistani Border Row: A Double-Edged Sword for India
The Afghan-Pakistani border row mirrors and influences India’s border dispute with China.
Afghan-Pakistani Border Row: A Double-Edged Sword for India
India and Pakistan: Reflections on a Legacy of Political Heroes
May 13, 2013
India and Pakistan: Reflections on a Legacy of Political Heroes
India and Pakistan love their political heroes, from Indira Gandhi to the recent campaign by Imran Khan.
India and Pakistan: Reflections on a Legacy of Political Heroes
Graft: The Political Mantra for Karnataka’s Election Season
May 08, 2013
Graft: The Political Mantra for Karnataka’s Election Season
Karnataka’s state elections provide a glimpse of what to expect at India’s national polls in 2014.
Graft: The Political Mantra for Karnataka’s Election Season
Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Nightmare
April 27, 2013
Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Nightmare
Reports indicate that over 2,000 people were in the Rana Plaza building on the outskirts of Dhaka when it collapsed.
Bangladesh's Rana Plaza Nightmare
Growing India-Pakistan Trade Bodes Well for South Asia
April 15, 2013
Growing India-Pakistan Trade Bodes Well for South Asia
Could an increase in India-Pakistan bilateral trade lead to a resolution of ongoing disputes?
Growing India-Pakistan Trade Bodes Well for South Asia
UN Arms Treaty: A Sore Spot for India’s Military
April 12, 2013
UN Arms Treaty: A Sore Spot for India’s Military
India’s position on the UN arms treaty reveals its need for more self-sufficiency in defense.
UN Arms Treaty: A Sore Spot for India’s Military
Sri Lanka Continues to Strangle the Press
April 06, 2013
Sri Lanka Continues to Strangle the Press
The BBC has ceased broadcasting in Sri Lanka, another sign of the deterioration of press freedom.
Sri Lanka Continues to Strangle the Press
Maldives Faces Mounting Diplomatic Pressure Before Mohamed Nasheed Trial
April 01, 2013
Maldives Faces Mounting Diplomatic Pressure Before Mohamed Nasheed Trial
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed's trial will resume on April 4.
Maldives Faces Mounting Diplomatic Pressure Before Mohamed Nasheed Trial
The Democratization of India's Foreign Policy
March 22, 2013
The Democratization of India's Foreign Policy
India's vote for Sri Lanka to have a war crimes investigation reveals the public's sway over foreign affairs.
The Democratization of India's Foreign Policy
A Point of No Return for the U.S.-Afghan Relationship?
March 15, 2013
A Point of No Return for the U.S.-Afghan Relationship?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the U.S. of working with the Taliban. A diplomatic tailspin ensues.
A Point of No Return for the U.S.-Afghan Relationship?
March 08, 2013
Indian President Visits a Tumultuous Bangladesh
For Indian head of state Pranab Mukherjee, the visit to Dhaka this week was more than symbolic.
Indian President Visits a Tumultuous Bangladesh
Argo, F**k Yourself: Iran and the Oscars
March 01, 2013
Argo, F**k Yourself: Iran and the Oscars
Iranians are none too pleased with the depiction of their country in Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film Argo.
Argo, F**k Yourself: Iran and the Oscars
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