Ambassador T P Sreenivasan

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US Plays the Tibet Card

US Plays the Tibet Card

Rediff.com4 Jan 2021

China is acutely conscious of the need for the next Dalai Lama to be under its control. It was for this reason that China recently stressed their claim on Arunachal Pradesh. There were rumours that the next Dalai Lama may be found in Tawang. If that happens, India-China relations will become tense and there may be demands for the child to be handed over to the Chinese, points out Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

How will Biden deal with Iran?

How will Biden deal with Iran?

Rediff.com3 Dec 2020

The reversal of Trump's policy with regard to Iran, like the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, may not be a matter of just turning the clock back, but one of patient negotiations, with uncertain consequences in the post-COVID-19 world, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Why Obama is critical of India in his book

Why Obama is critical of India in his book

Rediff.com20 Nov 2020

He had come in search of jobs in America to rescue his presidency and India failed him in more ways than one, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Modi will have a good relationship with Biden

Modi will have a good relationship with Biden

Rediff.com8 Nov 2020

'The credit for managing Trump should go to Modi.' 'Biden is a predictable and rational person with plenty of administrative experience,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

KRN's life was a saga of surprises

KRN's life was a saga of surprises

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

'KRN's journey from a humble cottage in Uzhavoor to Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi was no less spectacular than that of Abraham Lincoln from the log cabin to the White House'.

Why was the army chief in Myanmar?

Why was the army chief in Myanmar?

Rediff.com13 Oct 2020

'The real significance of the visit lies in the extent of the receptivity in Myanmar of the account of Chinese perfidy given by India's military and civilian top brass and how they assess the danger to themselves of dancing with the dragon,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

An Ambassador and A Gentleman

An Ambassador and A Gentleman

Rediff.com25 Sep 2020

The description of his career by Ambassador Nazareth in his elegant language, judicious choice of details, without ego or malice to anyone, shows that it had its ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies and lucky and unlucky accidents. Ambassador T P Sreenivasan reviews A Ringside Seat to History.

Two titans of diplomacy leave a rich legacy

Two titans of diplomacy leave a rich legacy

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

Ambassador Natarajan Krishnan and Ambassador Shankar Bajpai helped shape Indian foreign policy at a glorious, but difficult, time in history, recalls Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Turning back from the brink of war

Turning back from the brink of war

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

The effort made to define the larger picture by focussing on history and the wish not turn differences into disputes and conflicts is welcome. In the obtaining circumstances today, nothing more could have been possible, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Kamala Harris: Lessons on Democracy on Besant Nagar Beach

Kamala Harris: Lessons on Democracy on Besant Nagar Beach

Rediff.com18 Aug 2020

Whatever be Kamala Harris's preference for her identity, many Indians in the US will rally around her as she is the first person with Indian blood in her veins to get close to the White House, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Needed urgently: A strategy for the Chinese menace

Needed urgently: A strategy for the Chinese menace

Rediff.com22 Jun 2020

If the Ladakh episode has ended, this is the time to find the truth about all the aspects of it and inform the nation and the world, the time is here and now, advises Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

COVID-19 and Masked Mankind

COVID-19 and Masked Mankind

Rediff.com14 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has accomplished what the UN failed to do in the last 75 years by making mankind rally around a mask of unity, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

An Indian-American legend says goodbye

An Indian-American legend says goodbye

Rediff.com1 Jun 2020

Ambassador T P Sreenivasan bids adieu to an unusual human being who passed away into ages on Saturday.

An earnest and upright diplomat to battle for UN reform

An earnest and upright diplomat to battle for UN reform

Rediff.com1 May 2020

At a critical time in the history of the United Nations, when the global order itself may be reshaped, following a devastating pandemic, India has chosen an experienced, charming and upright diplomat to lead the Indian delegation to the UN in New York.

UN: Disgraceful Dereliction of Duty

UN: Disgraceful Dereliction of Duty

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

'Instead of fighting over whatever will be left of the present world, the permanent members of the UN security council should have raised a little finger to arrest the death and devastation around us,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Farewell, India Abroad

Farewell, India Abroad

Rediff.com31 Mar 2020

Ambassador T P Sreenivasan salutes India Abroad, the leading Indian-American newspaper for half a century, which ceased publication on March 30.

India-US Roller Coaster Reaches New High

India-US Roller Coaster Reaches New High

Rediff.com26 Feb 2020

'Many said his visit was very risky. But mercifully, Air Force One has taken off from Delhi without Mr Trump stepping on anybody's toes,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Trump on the campaign trail in India

Trump on the campaign trail in India

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

'Another rejection of mediation between India and Pakistan will leave Mr Trump disappointed.' 'In that case, he is likely to point out the war-like situation on the border and press for direct talks which have been stalled on account of continuing terrorism from Pakistan,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

Modi's many foreign policy challenges

Modi's many foreign policy challenges

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

'Modi's initial forays into foreign policy had the flavour of Aswamedha Yagas launched by ancient kings to conquer the world.' 'He overcame the hesitations of history and explored unconventional ways to win friends and influence people.' A fascinating excerpt from Ambassador T P Sreenivasan's new book, Modiplomacy -- Through a Shakespearean Prism.

After Houston, the road ahead

After Houston, the road ahead

Rediff.com23 Sep 2019

'The challenge before the two countries is to turn the peak into a plateau and enter an irreversible phase of cooperation,' notes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.

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