from Expert Zone:

Afghanistan a building block for China-India ties

By Raffaello Pantucci
July 30, 2014

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters)

The appointment of a former ambassador to Kabul and New Delhi by China to the role of Special Envoy for Afghanistan highlights China’s thinking of what it can do in Afghanistan.

from Expert Zone:

India’s Iraq problem

By Jaswant Singh
July 7, 2014

(This piece comes from Project Syndicate. The opinions expressed are the author's own)

from Breakingviews:

Obama’s new sanctions aim to expose crony Putinism

March 21, 2014

By Kevin Allison
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Smartest U.S. export to China could be Max Baucus

March 17, 2014

By John Foley
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Alison Frankel:

State and Justice agree: No retroactive immunity for Indian diplomat

By Alison Frankel
February 3, 2014

Remember the diplomatic crisis with India that followed the arrest last December of a deputy consul general named Devyani Khobragade? Khobragade, who worked at the Indian consulate in Manhattan, was picked up by the Diplomatic Security Services for allegedly committing visa fraud to get her nanny into the United States. Indian officials were outraged when Khobragade said she'd been strip-searched, even though the U.S. Marshals later said that she was not subjected to an internal cavity search. The crisis took a peculiar turn when Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara - whom the Indian government criticized for abusing his prosecutorial discretion - put out a statement defending Khobragade's arrest and processing. Among Bharara's points in the Dec. 18 announcement: State Department agents had arrested the deputy consul, not prosecutors from his office.

from Ian Bremmer:

In search of self-aware diplomacy

By Ian Bremmer
November 26, 2013

In 2005, Karen Hughes became George W. Bush’s undersecretary of public diplomacy. Her charge, both poorly defined and ill-timed, was to improve America’s international image in the years after the country had launched two wars. Other countries will side with us and do what we want if only we better explain our point of view, the thinking went, and make them see us as we see ourselves. By the time Hughes left office in 2007, international opinion of the U.S. was no higher than it was when she arrived, according to polls.

from Breakingviews:

Iran deal offers the world a ray of hope

November 25, 2013

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Expert Zone:

India-Pakistan border flare-up a zero-sum game

By S K Chatterji
October 30, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are those of the author, and not necessarily of Thomson Reuters)

from Breakingviews:

Britain can gain from China’s empire builders

October 15, 2013

By John Foley

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Fracking may change U.S. foreign policy for good

August 29, 2013

By Rob Cox and Christopher Swann
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.