In diplomacy, the centrality of people-to-people relations in inter-state relations is often understated. Modi is a rare exception. His political persona is virtually nothing without his extraordinary ability to “connect” with people.
Russia is the only power with bona fides and credibility as an honest broker for resolving the India-China conflict.
Last week, the world’s most populous nations, India and China, both nuclear armed, clashed in the high Himalayan region of Ladakh.
The British Empire’s still-active controlling hand has more to do with the mantra than the presence of the sun’s rays on the earth, Matthew Ehret writes.