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Skand Tayal

Japan’s investments in India have not been without pitfalls

Japan is the 3rd-largest investor in India with a cumulative FDI of $26 billion in the period 2000-2017, constituting 8% of the total FDI in India.

16 Apr 2019 12:03 AM

2nd Trump-Kim meet fails, amid Hanoi distrust

The absence of any definite outcome from the second summit is disappointing both to the principal parties and the international community.

02 Mar 2019 1:56 AM

Trump-Kim courtship full of uncertainties

The roadmap for reaching these objectives has, till now, been laid out in three bilateral agreements.

05 Feb 2019 2:10 AM

A dealmaker and a strategist in battle of wits

In the Pyongyang joint declaration, some concrete steps towards the denuclearisation of North Korea were included.

29 Sep 2018 12:44 AM

Amid a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, strategic coordination with Uzbeks needed

Both Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are secular democratic Republics and are ideologically strongly opposed to the Taliban.

28 Aug 2018 6:12 AM


Trump-Kim summit leaves S Korea, Japan vulnerable

In the agreement there is mention neither of easing sanctions against North Korea nor of any economic assistance.

15 Jun 2018 1:40 AM

Expect the unexpected at Trump-Kim meet

Trump’s numerous tweets and impromptu remarks reveal his conviction that he holds all the cards.

12 Jun 2018 12:59 AM

All eyes on Trump-Kim summit: Will it happen or not?

The denuclearisation of North Korea can only be a process with major reciprocal steps by the United States and South Korea.

21 May 2018 1:00 AM

US must talk to Tokyo, Seoul & Beijing on how to tackle Kim

This makes the task of US President Donald Trump very difficult when he sits across the table with Mr Kim in May 2018.

04 Apr 2018 2:31 AM

Koreas on the path to détente... But will Trump & Kim derail it?

It would be reasonable to hope that North-South summit would be held in April with tangible outcomes for inter-Korean relations.

15 Mar 2018 1:11 AM


N Korea’s deft sports diplomacy has severely limited America’s options

The slanderous reports in the Western media questioning Jong-un’s mental stability need to be dismissed as propaganda.

23 Feb 2018 2:37 AM

Signs of thaw on the Korean peninsula?

In this rapid unfolding of events both the US and China seem to have had only a marginal supportive role.

12 Jan 2018 1:00 AM

Are US-North Korea talks looming on the horizon?

In the joint press conference in Seoul on November 7, President Trump made several important remarks.

10 Nov 2017 1:34 AM

Foreign trade: A weapon in the Chinese armoury?

Hyundai Motors, which had sales of 1.1 million cars in China last year, has been another target of Chinese wrath.

04 Oct 2017 12:42 AM

How Trump is being tested by North Korea and China

Trump has been very conscious of North Korea since 2013 and has tweeted about it more than 50 times in various contexts.

17 Jul 2017 3:02 AM


It’s time for China’s bluff to be called over North Korea

The culpable “all parties” certainly include DPRK’s chief patron China and accomplice Pakistan.

03 Jul 2017 12:49 AM

Moon’s Seoul to take a softer line

Moon served as a respected human rights lawyer in the difficult days of authoritarian rule in the 1980s.

16 May 2017 12:10 AM

Park’s exit leads to a Seoul power vacuum

This simmering anti-establishment sentiment is waiting to be tapped by a credible outsider.

20 Mar 2017 2:36 AM

Chinese Navy revisits Sri Lanka 6 centuries after the Ming era

The centrepiece of Chinese plans for a future base in Sri Lanka is Hambantota at the southern tip of the island, 240 km from Colombo.

06 Jan 2017 12:40 AM

In South Korea, astrologers, cults enter matters of state

Choi Soon-Sil is now at the centre of the political storm raging in Seoul.

21 Nov 2016 3:51 AM