India’s ability to maintain friendly ties with the region’s rivals is admirable, but implicitly acknowledges the transactional nature of those relationships.
Benjamin Netanyahu's six-day trip to India will feature soaring rhetoric, but it mustn't obscure the limitations of India-Israel relations.
While many in India have welcomed Trump’s tough words, the US has few tools it can effectively deploy to change Pakistan’s behaviour.
The statements from Ghani and Tillerson may add to public pressure on the Pakistani state, but they’re unlikely to change its behaviour or its strategic calculations.
The US secretary of state is likely to have a difficult conversation with Pakistan and will need to smooth over difference with India.
The country’s foreign minister appears to be challenging the US to find evidence the Haqqanis are based in Pakistan.
Jim Mattis’ visit to India was the first by a senior Trump official and may have made modest progress.