Omair Ahmad is an author. His last novel, Jimmy the Terrorist, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and won the Crossword Award. His last book was a political history of Bhutan and the eastern Himalayan region. He is concurrently the Managing Editor, South Asia, at The Third Pole. You can find him on twitter at @omairtahmad.
1.Omair’s tryst with International Relations
2.Projects he is undertaking right now
3.Discussion on thethirdpole.net and his work.
4.Corporation in the Arctic region and what can we learn from it to manage challenges in the Himalayan region?
5.What is foreign policy, how should one see the foreign policy, and the major levers around it? (Keneth Walss, Man’s state in Power)
6.The Anarchic state of the world
7.Nehru and the concept of one world
9.What are different actors and their roles in Foreign policy?
10.How do you measure foreign policy success?
11.India’s foreign policy successes
12.How has India’s foreign policy changed from UPA to NDA?
13.The narratives around India’s success in foreign policy in the last 6 years
14.Feedback loops in foreign affairs
16.What does it mean for India to be a ‘Vishwaguru’?
17.Use 48 min for intro and 49. ‘ If we have to lead we have to succeed’
18.The interlink of domestic success and foreign policy success
19.Some lessons from China
20.The state of current global leadership.
21.Paris climate change
22.India’s battles and missed opportunities
23.When India leads?
24.Global affairs. Multipolar economically, uni-polar militarily, confused politically
25.David Shamboo, China goes Global
26.India’s relationship with Russia
30.What is the biggest threat to India US relationship?
31.How does India see Trump and the uncertainty he brings on the table.
32.Is the US a good friend to India?
33.Why the US still supports Pakistan if it is such a great friend of India?
34.India-China love-hate relationship
35.The aftereffect of 62 war.
36.The white man’s problem
37.India’s act east policy