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John Kerry was sworn in as US secretary of state on Friday. Kerry, who is unlikely to join any future presidential race, is likely to use this position to shore up his reputation as America’s most consummate diplomat. Photo: AFP<br /> (AFP)

New guard, new paradigm?

3 min read . 03 Feb 2013
<br />Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Tehran, Iran on 30 August. Photo: PIB<br />

From non-alignment to new alignments

2 min read . 02 Sep 2012
<br />Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.<br />

The surprising independence gift

3 min read . 19 Aug 2012
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A treaty in search of illicit arms

2 min read . 05 Aug 2012
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Linking development with security

2 min read . 08 Jul 2012
<br />Leaders of group of twenty nations. Photo: AP<br />

The apparent limits of summitry

2 min read . 24 Jun 2012
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To secure the East, look West

2 min read . 10 Jun 2012
<br />US President Barack Obama, Essam Sharaf, Egypt’s Prime Minister with David Cameron, UK prime minister at the G- 8 summit in Deauville, France. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

Old alliances, new challenges

2 min read . 27 May 2012
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Of Tehran and Persian carpets

3 min read . 13 May 2012
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<br />BRICS leaders, from left, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese President Hu Jintao and South African President Jacob Zuma<br />

BRICS: creating a new world order?

2 min read . 01 Apr 2012
<br />Photo: Bloomberg<br />

An exit sans strategy is a tragedy

2 min read . 18 Mar 2012
<br />US secretary of state Hillary Clinton (centre) arrives in Los Cabos, Mexico, for the G20 foreign ministers summit. Photo: AP.<br />

Hope from a meeting in Mexico

2 min read . 19 Feb 2012
<br />File photo of French Rafale fighter jet. AFP<br />

Right aircraft, wrong century

2 min read . 05 Feb 2012
<br />A file photo of San Onofre Nuclear plant US(AFP/Getty Images)<br />

Playboy of the nuclear weapons world

2 min read . 22 Jan 2012
<br />Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

Coping with the Iranian challenge

2 min read . 11 Dec 2011
<br /> Smoke belching out from below the main Dom of Taj Hotel during Mumbai terror Attack (File photo)<br />

Lessons not learnt from 26/11

2 min read . 13 Nov 2011
<br />File photo of Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari at the 64th annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. Bloomberg. <br />

Pakistan at the UN Security Council

2 min read . 30 Oct 2011
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