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China’s West Asian peace diplomacy a reality check for India
Mar 23, 2023

China’s West Asian peace diplomacy a reality check for India

The China-brokered Saudi Arabia-Iran deal puts the spotlight on New Delhi’s ties with Tehran

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview
Feb 15, 2024

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview

Since the onset of the twenty-first century, China has employed various instruments of exchange diplomacy to overcome its historical 'century of humiliation’ and realise its 'Middle Kingdom’ dream. Riding on the platform of the Belt and Road Initiative, China has leveraged its strong economy and large human resources through tourism, education, and sister-city arrangements to strengthen people-to-people contact between its citizens, diaspora,

Chinese technonationalism: An era of “TikTok diplomacy”?
Oct 28, 2020

Chinese technonationalism: An era of “TikTok diplomacy”?

The politicisation of technology is not new. However, China’s ambitions in promoting homegrown companies at the expense of foreign competitors is br

COVID diplomacy and regional dynamics in Southern Asia
Apr 30, 2020

COVID diplomacy and regional dynamics in Southern Asia

Several Chinese provincial governments have taken the lead on COVID diplomacy in continental Southern Asia.

COVID19: Impact and response in Southeast Asia amidst China’s ‘soft power’ diplomacy
Mar 21, 2020

COVID19: Impact and response in Southeast Asia amidst China’s ‘soft power’ diplomacy

Given Southeast Asia’s close geographical proximity to China and the number of tourists and workers who visit the ASEAN countries, if anything — t

Cricket Diplomacy on a Strong Wicket
Mar 29, 2011

Cricket Diplomacy on a Strong Wicket

Dr. Manmohan Singh's invitation to Pakistani President and the Prime Minister has a special relevance for a number of reasons. And Dr. Singh definitely deserves kudos for pushing the envelope for Indo-Pak peace, in spite of not being on the strongest political wicket himself.

Cultural diplomacy as an instrument of projecting India's foreign policy
May 21, 2013

Cultural diplomacy as an instrument of projecting India's foreign policy

ICCR Director General Dr Suresh Goel says cultural diplomacy creates an additional space which softens the sharp edges of foreign policy, which is interest driven, thus fostering a favourable public opinion impacting foreign policy.

Cyber diplomacy: India's march
Sep 05, 2013

Cyber diplomacy: India's march

The Ministry of External Affairs, backed by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, will have to further streamline the efforts to address India's cyber concerns and also factor in India's impending interests in the global ICT trade.

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa
Sep 15, 2023

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa

In recent years, China has increasingly invested in West Africa to further its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, diversify its supply chains, and acquire critical minerals and raw materials for its domestic industries. Indeed, China sees immense potential in West Africa for the region’s ability to provide a secure supply of critical minerals and energy resources insulated from the West. Beijing is now the region’s largest bilateral trading

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China’s Loans and Investments in West Africa
Sep 15, 2023

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China’s Loans and Investments in West Africa

In recent years, China has increasingly invested in West Africa to further its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, diversify its supply chains, and acquire critical minerals and raw materials for its domestic industries. Indeed, China sees immense potential in West Africa for the region’s ability to provide a secure supply of critical minerals and energy resources insulated from the West. Beijing is now the region’s largest bilateral trading

Defence diplomacy
Feb 21, 2015

Defence diplomacy

China has discarded the traditional emphasis on criticising the arms control agreements promoted by the Western powers and focuses instead on securing Beijing's national interests by actively participating in international and regional military negotiations and shaping the international military norms.

Defence diplomacy and environmental security: Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and beyond
May 17, 2021

Defence diplomacy and environmental security: Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and beyond

Security risks associated with the consequences of climate change will have a direct impact on the way the armed forces anticipate, prepare, operate a

Delhi-Paris tango offers a third way in diplomacy
Feb 01, 2024

Delhi-Paris tango offers a third way in diplomacy

As dependable allies, the India-France partnership is a force for global good in a volatile world engulfed in multiple crises

Deteriorating Japan-South Korea ties threaten trade and diplomacy
Aug 01, 2019

Deteriorating Japan-South Korea ties threaten trade and diplomacy

The rising animosity has a great potential to affect the ability of the two nations to counter regional threats.

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance
Oct 28, 2016

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance

Looking through an emergence prism, India’s development partnerships and economic diplomacy must be built around three concentric circles.

Embracing relic diplomacy: Material culture's role in India's cultural diplomacy
Mar 20, 2024

Embracing relic diplomacy: Material culture's role in India's cultural diplomacy

Relic diplomacy can substantively contribute to India’s foreign policy gains and thus ought to be explored

Exploring India’s economic diplomacy with the US
Apr 26, 2021

Exploring India’s economic diplomacy with the US

The opportunities and challenges for Indian economic diplomacy in its efforts at engaging the US over the next decade are immense.

Giant Pandas and Puppies, Moon Rocks and Mangoes: Gift Giving in Diplomacy
Aug 18, 2023

Giant Pandas and Puppies, Moon Rocks and Mangoes: Gift Giving in Diplomacy

Throughout history, nations have used gift diplomacy to project their cultural identity and national values, and establish rapport that can transcend

Grey areas of Indo-US diplomacy must be resolved
Dec 23, 2013

Grey areas of Indo-US diplomacy must be resolved

Why was Devyani Khobragade allowed to employ Sangeeta Richards in her home in the first place despite the fact that her father is employed with the US embassy in New Delhi? It is worrying that as of now Indian diplomats and consuls can take just about anybody they want with them for their posting overseas. There is no detailed dive on the assistant's threat perception nor periodic review of the likely vulnerability.

How PM Modi scored with COVIDiplomacy
Mar 17, 2020

How PM Modi scored with COVIDiplomacy

Disrupting conventional thinking, Prime Minister Modi held a video conference to fight Covid-19 with all SAARC leaders.

How the ‘fall’ of IS, more than its rise, challenges global diplomacy
Dec 12, 2017

How the ‘fall’ of IS, more than its rise, challenges global diplomacy

The Syrian crisis, at its current juncture, looks set for a prolonged battle.

IIT, IIM is key to India’s knowledge diplomacy with Africa
Jul 14, 2023

IIT, IIM is key to India’s knowledge diplomacy with Africa

India’s efforts to bring world-class education to Africa can have far-reaching impacts. It will boost local economy, attract investments and foster a culture of innovation.

India and the G-20: Taking Diplomacy Beyond Delhi
Jan 25, 2023

India and the G-20: Taking Diplomacy Beyond Delhi

Some may look at it as the BJP trying to shape the 2024 agenda. But the euphoria is an attempt to project India as a global power seeking symbolic parity with major powers.

India in the Era of ‘Silicon Diplomacy’
Aug 17, 2023

India in the Era of ‘Silicon Diplomacy’

The global shortage in semiconductors that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in heavy losses for many economic sectors. The fragility of the supply chain and the innate dependencies within, have made semiconductor collaboration essential to maintain the industry’s efficiency. This brief examines how semiconductors have become a fulcrum for building potential technology alliances. It outlines ongoing diplomatic initiatives

India must use SDG framework to strengthen developmental diplomacy
Apr 29, 2021

India must use SDG framework to strengthen developmental diplomacy

India’s success in growing at a quick pace while keeping per capita emissions low despite its large population is a potential model for replication

India to chair UN group on 'killer robots', open new page on arms control diplomacy
Dec 19, 2016

India to chair UN group on 'killer robots', open new page on arms control diplomacy

India was selected as the chair of the first group of governmental experts (GGE) constituted to deliberate the issue of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) and their impact on international security

India's Central Asian diplomacy can find common ground with China
Jan 09, 2014

India's Central Asian diplomacy can find common ground with China

Central Asia, which is seen by India as a potential region to explore its wider energy options in the form of hydrocarbons, hydro-electric power and uranium reserves, is apparently slipping out of its hands largely due to the energy stance of other countries.

India's disinterest in Asian defence diplomacy continues
May 26, 2015

India's disinterest in Asian defence diplomacy continues

As the annual Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore begins this week, Indian Defence Minister will not be present for the meeting suggesting that the tone of disinterest in Asian defence diplomacy set by the previous government appears to continue.

India's energy diplomacy in Central Asia could challenge China's monopoly
Sep 22, 2016

India's energy diplomacy in Central Asia could challenge China's monopoly

There is a chance of breaking China's hegemony in Central Asia, particularly with respect to its energy harvest, which it has consolidated.

India's One Basket Diplomacy
May 27, 2011

India's One Basket Diplomacy

While India has been mature in assuaging the concerns of Bangladesh on issues like the shooting of Bangladeshis by the BSF, policymakers should still reach out to other political actors so as to ensure that there's a genuine and sustainable improvement in bilateral relations.

India's trade diplomacy in South Asia
Mar 30, 2013

India's trade diplomacy in South Asia

India's exports would go down if economic sanctions are imposed on Sri Lanka as sought by some people in Tamil Nadu, affecting farmers, manufacturers and suppliers in the State, says former President of the India-ASEAN-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce.

India-Iran energy diplomacy: Facts & tacts of balancing act
May 31, 2013

India-Iran energy diplomacy: Facts & tacts of balancing act

India's ties with Iran have clearly been strained by the latter's tumultuous relationship with the United States, with the Iran factor equally imposing constraints on India-US relations. India has had to walk a diplomatic tightrope in balancing its relationships with these countries.

India-Myanmar naval diplomacy
Mar 12, 2013

India-Myanmar naval diplomacy

In an important advance in the bilateral security cooperation between Delhi and Yangon, two naval vessels from Myanmar have arrived in Vishakhapatnam for joint exercises. While India's naval diplomacy with Myanmar is headed in the right direction, Delhi needs to step up the pace of cooperation.

India-Pakistan peacemaking: Beyond populist religious diplomacy
May 12, 2023

India-Pakistan peacemaking: Beyond populist religious diplomacy

The Kartarpur corridor, inaugurated in November 2019, is regarded as an important peacemaking measure between India and Pakistan. Various international organisations have welcomed the corridor, including the United Nations. Drawing from history, this brief argues that opening a pilgrimage corridor or renovating a place of worship, and other such attempts to bridge India and Pakistan using religious sentiment inevitably fail to address the deep-ro