A half-a-billion dollar arms deal with Israel has become an electoral liability for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and an alumnus of the London School of Economics, Shrenik Rao is a digital entrepreneur and filmmaker. Rao revived the Madras Courier, a 232-year-old newspaper, as a digital publication of which he is the Editor-in-Chief. Twitter: @ShrenikRao
Modi hailed the Iran deal as a diplomatic triumph; he won’t back down from deepening ties with Tehran. But can his warm relations with the U.S. and Israel survive the deal blowing up?
Netanyahu calls India - Israel relations a 'marriage made in heaven'. For the arms trade and public relations, it certainly is. But as Modi won't betray the Palestinians or renounce the Iranians, it resembles more an open marriage - and that might be far less sustainable
The ‘Hitler’s Den’ pool parlor that shocked me on a round-India trip 10 years ago was no outlier. Admiration for Nazism – often reframed with a genocidal hatred for Muslims – is rampant in the Hindu nationalist camp, which has never been as mainstream as it is now
In Harare I was told, a decade ago, that having fought off white minority rule, Zimbabwe was in danger of becoming a 'Chinese colony'. The intimate ties between post-coup leaders and Beijing may mean those fears are becoming reality