S. Nihal Singh


India, Russia must reinvent ties

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin comes to New Delhi on an official visit at a tantalising time for two reasons.

A Syrian truce can stop ISIS

The appalling cost of the Syrian civil war, with more than 200,000 dead, some three million displaced living in refugee camps abroad and six million internally displaced, is leading analysts and gover

Noble intentions, flawed legacy

The verdict of America’s mid-term elections, which had turned into a referendum on Barack Obama’s presidency pretty early on, is clear: It’s a thumbs down for the President.

The mantle of power

With the Bharatiya Janata Party’s triumph in state Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana and the Congress’ continuing decline, the focus has inevitably shifted to the latter’s future.

Turkey’s flip-flop

The fate of the Syrian town of Kobane bordering Syria is a telling example of the crisis the United States and its allies are wrestling with as they seek a way out of the quagmire of the Middle East (

The Congress’ boss versus BJP’s knight

Public memory is proverbially short, but as the nation debates Rahul Gandhi’s spectacular intervention on the Cabinet-approved ordinance giving exemptions to legislators on criminal conviction from the purview of a Supreme Court ruling, it is all but forgotten how Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister.

Germany is closing the ledger of its past

Beyond Angela Merkel’s remarkable victory in the German general election — her third in a row — the result just short of an absolute majority represents something more.

Will Syria be the West’s next Iraq?

The world is staring at another military intervention by the United States and its allies in Syria to punish the Assad government for allegedly using chemical agents leading to hundreds of deaths of civilians.

A risky BJP strategy

Judging by the forays of Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party is still honing its message for the 2014 general election.

On the first day of American President Barack Obama’s visit to India, the two most commonly used words were chemistry and optics.

January 27, 2015, was an eventful day. A few events took place almost simultaneously on this day that are likely to impact the future of India’s security and economy.