Guest Column

Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru was the official spokesman and media adviser to PM Manmohan Singh, between May 2004 and August 2008. Currently, he is the director for geo-economics and strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies.


Trade tango in a twist

Having turned its back on a regional trading agreement covering the Asia-Pacific

By Sanjaya Baru December 06, 2020

Their lotus is blue

President George W. Bush first ran into prime minister Manmohan Singh on the

By Sanjaya Baru November 22, 2020

The uncertainty conundrum

The International Monetary Fund was once the bastion of what its critics have dubbed

By Sanjaya Baru October 25, 2020

News weak, time out

The media love lists, and Indian media obsess about western lists. How is India

By Sanjaya Baru October 11, 2020

China wants more than mountains

While the entire attention of the country may be on the border between China and

By Sanjaya Baru September 27, 2020

Our man in Tokyo

No prime minister of Japan has ever made anywhere near the impression on Indian

By Sanjaya Baru September 13, 2020

The makers of India

In the 1987 movie, Wall Street, the industrial worker and trade unionist father Carl

By Sanjaya Baru August 30, 2020

Strategic promiscuity

Nations have no permanent friends or allies; they only have permanent interests. So

By Sanjaya Baru August 16, 2020

Still the economy, Stupid!

Look at where the economies of China and India were in the 1980s, and look where

By Sanjaya Baru August 02, 2020

Trade is also strategic

Talking about his recent book on his tenure at the White House, former United States

By Sanjaya Baru July 19, 2020

China’s message to Asia

Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi came away from his historic 1988 meeting with the

By Sanjaya Baru July 05, 2020

Down Under looks up

The virtual summit between Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Prime

By Sanjaya Baru June 21, 2020

Self-reliance; third edition

Though the phrase ‘self-reliance’ does not appear anywhere in the First Five-Year

By Sanjaya Baru June 07, 2020

Season of policy wonks

The Covid-19 lockdown will be remembered for many things. One of them, without

By Sanjaya Baru May 24, 2020

A free press to police the police

During my tenure as media adviser to the prime minister in the first term of the

By Sanjaya Baru April 26, 2020
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