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Delhi and Dhaka are Bolstering Bhutan’s Vision for Connectivity
International Affairs Jul 12, 2024

Delhi and Dhaka are Bolstering Bhutan’s Vision for Connectivity

Regional connectivity initiatives strengthen Bhutan-Bangladesh relations and their economic prospects ...

Taliban’s participation in the UN-led conference in Doha
International Affairs Jul 12, 2024

Taliban’s participation in the UN-led conference in Doha

With the conference providing no significant gains in both security- and economics-related issues, the trade-off of not having women and civil society organisations involved in negotiations with the Taliban needs to be reassessed ...

Tracking China’s soft power diplomacy in Nepal
International Affairs Jul 12, 2024

Tracking China’s soft power diplomacy in Nepal

China's soft power diplomacy in Nepal serves as a tangible manifestation of its broader foreign policy goals, aiming not only for a China-dominated Asia but also a Chinese-led world order ...

Bridging East and West: India's strategic diplomacy in Austria
International Affairs Jul 12, 2024

Bridging East and West: India's strategic diplomacy in Austria

India, with its ability to maintain and develop relations with both Western and Eastern power blocs, positions itself as a geopolitical bridge-builder that Austria could benefit from ...

Zimbabwe’s lithium gambit: Navigating China-US rivalry
International Affairs Jul 11, 2024

Zimbabwe’s lithium gambit: Navigating China-US rivalry

The fierce competition for lithium augurs well for Zimbabwe. It can gain from the growing China-US rivalry as the US takes more interest in its lithium. ...

Surya Ghar: Energy autonomy for households in India
Energy Jul 11, 2024

Surya Ghar: Energy autonomy for households in India

The 2024 PM Surya Ghar Yojana offers free solar electricity via subsidies for rooftop panels, potentially lowering costs and emissions, but its benefits for poorer households are unclear ...

India in SCO: A part of Russia's Greater Eurasian dream?
International Affairs Jul 11, 2024

India in SCO: A part of Russia's Greater Eurasian dream?

While the SCO has benefited India in many ways over the years, it seems that India is giving a cold shoulder to the grouping ...

Is Katchchatheevu central to the India-Sri Lanka fishers’ issue?
International Affairs Jul 11, 2024

Is Katchchatheevu central to the India-Sri Lanka fishers’ issue?

The recent death of the Sri Lankan sailor has revived the longstanding India-Sri Lanka fishers’ issue and the related Katchchatheevu issue ...

Global nuclear order: Navigating the regional landscape
International Affairs Jul 11, 2024

Global nuclear order: Navigating the regional landscape

The global nuclear order is increasingly defined by regional contestations, necessitating comprehensive diplomatic strategies that address global and local dimensions of nuclear risk ...

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Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini is a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and Central AsianStudies, JNU. She works on the intersection of environment and international politics inCentral Asia. ...

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Nimisha Chadha

Nimisha Chadha is a Research Intern at the Observer Research Foundation. ...

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