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The PGII consolidates Western connectivity initiatives
International Affairs Jul 08, 2024

The PGII consolidates Western connectivity initiatives

The G7's PGII initiative has the potential to become a key player in financing developmental projects across the developing world, offering an alternative to China's BRI ...

An unassuming ‘reformist’ takes centre stage in Iran
International Affairs Jul 08, 2024

An unassuming ‘reformist’ takes centre stage in Iran

Pezeshkian's victory may be a bitter pill for both the Ayatollah and the IRGC, but showing the success of elections is important for the Islamic Republic’s position in the region and the Islamic world ...

From unpredictability to risk management: Modi’s visit to Moscow
International Affairs Jul 06, 2024

From unpredictability to risk management: Modi’s visit to Moscow

Amidst growing apprehensions about Russia-China and India-US convergences, India and Russia need to adopt a roadmap to make their bilateral ties more manageable. ...

Mexico and India: Divergent paths, similar outcomes
International Affairs Jul 06, 2024

Mexico and India: Divergent paths, similar outcomes

Although on different political paths, India and Mexico find common ground in strong trade relations and seek similar developmental outcomes. ...

Can Europe revive its flailing democracy?
International Affairs Jul 05, 2024

Can Europe revive its flailing democracy?

It is not a question of Left or Right—the problem in Europe runs deeper. ...

China uses academia to assert South China Sea claims
International Affairs Jul 05, 2024

China uses academia to assert South China Sea claims

To reinforce public opinion and influence perception in favour of what China believes are the country’s “correct” maritime limits, Beijing has been using its academics to bolster and legitimise its SCS claims. ...

India-Uzbekistan trade poised for continued growth
International Affairs Jul 05, 2024

India-Uzbekistan trade poised for continued growth

While bilateral trade and ties between India and Uzbekistan hold immense promise, the lack of direct connectivity has hampered its potential. ...

The Mattei Plan: Rome’s foray into development diplomacy
International Affairs Jul 04, 2024

The Mattei Plan: Rome’s foray into development diplomacy

PM Meloni’s Mattei Plan for Africa aims to diversify Italy’s energy supply, enhance trade for securing critical raw minerals, and boost economic growth in the EU’s southern neighbourhood ...

Seeking support from Asia: Putin’s visit to Vietnam
International Affairs Jul 03, 2024

Seeking support from Asia: Putin’s visit to Vietnam

Putin’s recent visit to Vietnam is driven by his intention to establish closer ties with the ASEAN member states, especially amidst West-imposed sanctions. ...

A potential Hezbollah-Israel war: Rationale and implications
International Affairs Jul 03, 2024

A potential Hezbollah-Israel war: Rationale and implications

The Israel-Palestinian war and its spillover effects have now begun to turn towards Hezbollah and Lebanon with the latent potential to encompass wider regions of the world. ...

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Ayjaz Wani

Ayjaz Wani

Ayjaz Wani (Phd) is a Fellow in the Strategic Studies Programme at ORF. Based out of Mumbai, he tracks China’s relations with Central Asia, Pakistan and the Uyghur Muslim minorities of China’s Xinjiang province. In addition, Dr Wani tracks India-Central Asia ...

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Ivan Shchedrov

Ivan Shchedrov is presently a Visiting Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is also a research fellow at the Center of Indo-Pacific Region of the IMEMO RAS. An alumnus of MGIMO University he previously worked in the technological ...

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