Strongmen usher in age of undiplomatic diplomacy
PM Narendra Modi's sensitive meeting with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week is perhaps a sign of how diplomacy is going to be done now
What happens when strongmen meet? We know that the world is slowly filling up with populist nationalists, from Manila to Washington. But how do they plan to deal with each other? Will they join forces against the sanctimonious, supra-national powers that dismay them all? Or will they compete, as erstwhile tough guys seem most comfortable doing?