P R Kumaraswamy

Is Israel heading for Knesset elections?

The fragile 61–59 majority becomes a problem when maverick individual lawmakers seek to undermine stability due to their ideological commitments.

18 Jun 2022

Ukraine crisis has destroyed the international norms

Redlines and punishment mechanisms are always the prerogative of the great powers. And Ukraine is just the latest example.

20 May 2022

Visit to the Jama’at mosque during Ramzan

For the past six years, we have been visiting and engaging with the Sunni and Shia community leaders in their places of worship.

25 Apr 2022

Israel hops from isolation to high octane diplomacy

While the US still remains its major benefactor, the spate of diplomatic engagements indicates Israel’s willingness to expand its circle of friends through converging interests

11 Apr 2022

Ukraine crisis: Abstention in UN also shows limits of Indian influence

Before the Friday vote in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin while External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar conversed with his counterparts.

01 Mar 2022

Flying to Jerusalem over the years

I was flying to Jerusalem.

06 Feb 2022

Drone attack heightens tensions in the Gulf

The latest attack will be seen as another sign of Iran’s political desire and military willingness for domination

19 Jan 2022

Growing regional tensions over Iran

If Israel’s diplomatic offensive is increasingly focusing on Tehran, the Iranian media is highlighting the Supreme Leader’s 2013 statement.

23 Dec 2021

Preparing for a post-Abbas Palestinian leadership

Mohammed Dahlan’s Moscow visit indicates that some external players are preparing themselves for the post-Abbas Palestinian leadership

22 Nov 2021

New Quad signals India’s strategic shift in Middle East

The new Middle Eastern Quad will push India to transform itself. While the US might be more lenient towards Indian stretchable time, Israel and the UAE are impatient countries.

22 Oct 2021

Can Taliban takeover reframe Indian thinking?  

In several ways, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan can be a game-changer in India’s worldview and policymaking strategies. New Delhi wants to play a role in shaping the future of that country, but n

29 Sep 2021