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.


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

Colour fades; cracks show

President Xi Jinping has stopped colouring his hair. Recent photographs of the

By Sanjaya Baru April 12, 2020

Turning crisis into opportunity

It is old hat that the Chinese character for ‘crisis’ is a combination of the

By Sanjaya Baru March 29, 2020

A world without walls

Way back in the 1960s, when my generation was in its teens, long before any

By Sanjaya Baru March 07, 2020

Indian aid to America

The United States administration of President Donald Trump has given India a

By Sanjaya Baru February 22, 2020
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