Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

Seven reasons why India mustn’t worry about an independent Scotland

ECONOMIC TIMES | While India’s aversion to secessionism has much to commend itself, Scotland’s case is a little different.

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Odyssey Dawn, a Homeric tragedy

Two games of domino are under way in West Asia and North Africa, one of mass struggle against U.S.-backed regimes, the other of military intervention aimed at co-opting or defeating … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Nobel and the audacity of hope-giving

The world is so accustomed to American presidents waging war that the first incumbent to promise diplomacy gets to win the Nobel peace prize regardless of what he does… 10 … Continue reading

October 9, 2009 · 1 Comment

BRIC is not a bloc but a soft balancer

Brazil, Russia, India and China will make their debut as a joint political act next week. Here’s why the world may never be the same again… 13 June 2009The Hindu … Continue reading

June 13, 2009 · 2 Comments

SCO and BRIC both crucial, says India

The Indian foreign secretary on why the Prime Minister is going to the SCO and BRIC summits in Russia… 13 June 2009The Hindu SCO and BRIC both crucial, says IndiaSpecial … Continue reading

June 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

Rising power, insecure elite

For all our pretensions to being a big power, two recent events have demonstrated the corrosive effect America’s strategic embrace is having on India’s self-confidence… 11 November 2008The Hindu Rising … Continue reading

November 10, 2008 · 2 Comments

Ten steps to a new world

Barack Obama says his victory is proof that America can change. But can Obama change America enough to make a difference to the world? 6 November 2008The Hindu Ten steps … Continue reading

November 6, 2008 · 5 Comments

The Amorim interview: ‘We are changing the world’s geography’

On the eve of the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Foreign Ministers meeting in New Delhi, Brazil’s Foreign Minister Celso Amorim spoke to The Hindu about the future and significance of the … Continue reading

July 17, 2007 · Leave a comment

The Brics/Bicsam/G5 summit idea takes hold…

The G8 forum of rich countries has limited utility for the developing world. 11 June 2007The Hindu Brazil proposes G5 summitSiddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Though largely overshadowed by the brief … Continue reading

June 11, 2007 · Leave a comment

G8 statement ignores disarmament

There’s loads of advice and fatwas for others but the Heiligendamm statement is silent on the nuclear weapons states’ obligation to get rid of their arsenals and the new ‘Cold … Continue reading

June 9, 2007 · 4 Comments

Forget the G8, it’s time for a Brics summit

Dateline Brasilia: Instead of waiting like supplicants outside the portals of the G8, Brazil, India, China, and South Africa should realise a summit of their own would transform the world … Continue reading

June 4, 2007 · 3 Comments

A willing suspension of disbelief

Forget about Iran, North Korea, and terrorism, the principal security challenge of our time is how to restrain the U.S. from pursuing policies that promote conflict and undermine international stability. … Continue reading

April 24, 2007 · Leave a comment

The challenge of Asian security architecture

If the ‘Asianists’ in both New Delhi and Beijing prevail, a stable `win-win’ environment can be established in the region. Erected on the building blocks of the East Asia summit … Continue reading

December 1, 2006 · 3 Comments

At Shangri-La, Rumsfeld fears lost horizon in Asia

I have been arguing for some time now that as Asia emerges into its own in the 21st century, what the United States fears most is being excluded from the … Continue reading

June 4, 2006 · 5 Comments