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Europe distances itself from China
Oct 01, 2022

Europe distances itself from China

The CPC's recent policies in China have made the country less attractive to European investors and it has no intention of changing its course.

Europe’s China dilemma
Jan 07, 2021

Europe’s China dilemma

How should liberal democracies in Europe, each with relatively small populations and split by differing conceptions of national interest, deal with th

Europe’s geopolitical shift: Its thaw with Russia holds out hope for a world not dominated by US and China
Sep 17, 2019

Europe’s geopolitical shift: Its thaw with Russia holds out hope for a world not dominated by US and China

The shift began with the election of Trump who refused to go by conventional thinking on Russia.

Europe’s security challenge
Feb 20, 2024

Europe’s security challenge

Even if Donald Trump does not win the presidency, it is unlikely that enthusiasm for supporting Ukraine would be high in the US’s political ranks

Evolving dynamics of the Af-Pak region and its impact on Sri Lanka and Maldives
Sep 10, 2021

Evolving dynamics of the Af-Pak region and its impact on Sri Lanka and Maldives

How India’s island neighbours react to this new geopolitical reality and whether this will result in an emergence of a new Cold War is yet to be see

Evolving trajectory of US aid to Ukraine
Apr 13, 2022

Evolving trajectory of US aid to Ukraine

Is US using aid to avoid any direct participation in the military conflict while garnering popular support at home for backing Ukraine?

Fate of plural, democratic India
Mar 03, 2020

Fate of plural, democratic India

In a diverse polity like India, discriminatory policies based on identity and citizenship are evoking diverse forms of resistance.

Fighting the 'Islamic State', with Islamic States as Allies?
Sep 15, 2014

Fighting the 'Islamic State', with Islamic States as Allies?

If the War on Terror-2.0 is to be carried out only by drones and the US/NATO Air-forces, one can be certain that the 'Islamic State' will retain control over its territory in Iraq and Syria for a long time to come.

For a humane role in Kabul
Dec 13, 2021

For a humane role in Kabul

New Delhi’s top-most priority should be to ensure timely, non-discriminatory relief distribution

France’s West Asia Moment
Feb 15, 2023

France’s West Asia Moment

France is stepping up its strategic role, providing an alternative for countries seeking security guarantees from a powerful, nuclear, Western militar

From 2001 to 2021, the return of the age of strategic rivalry
Sep 15, 2021

From 2001 to 2021, the return of the age of strategic rivalry

The Taliban, ably helped by Pakistan, the US’s frontline ally in its global war on terror, has badly dented the notion of US invincibility. Despite President Joe Biden’s efforts in recent months to reassure allies that “America is back”, there is a wariness about both US commitment and its competence.

From pragmatism to failed influence—Shifting Eastern Europe-China relations
Mar 27, 2023

From pragmatism to failed influence—Shifting Eastern Europe-China relations

Questions on values, interests, and security have started a rethink in their approach towards China

From reactive to proactive: Japan’s advances in cybersecurity and cyber defence strategies
Mar 27, 2024

From reactive to proactive: Japan’s advances in cybersecurity and cyber defence strategies

Japan's efforts to elevate its cybersecurity are transforming its defence capabilities across land, sea, air, and outer space, marking a shift in its

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism
Jan 04, 2023

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism

The cracks in the world order provide terrorist outfits ample space to regroup and reorganise

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission
Aug 10, 2018

Gender-Responsive Budgeting: A task ahead for India’s 15th finance commission

Gender equality is a fundamental human right. This principle is also found in the SDG 2030 Agenda where its signatories, including India, reaffirmed their commitment to mainstreaming gender development and ensuring equal representation of women in political and economic decision-making. This paper outlines gender-budgeting norms for resource allocations as an essential prerequisite for India to achieve progress towards the SDG-5 on gender equalit

Geostrategic aspects of the Ukraine war
Apr 20, 2022

Geostrategic aspects of the Ukraine war

What awaits the world in the aftermath of the Ukrainian war as years of trust and cooperation to tackle global challenges have been dismantled?

German defence policy after renewed war in Europe
Dec 08, 2022

German defence policy after renewed war in Europe

Germany’s NSS can help map its return to strategic action by redefining its foreign and security policy

Germany’s National Security Strategy: Where the devil is in the lack of detail
Jun 19, 2023

Germany’s National Security Strategy: Where the devil is in the lack of detail

While Germany’s National Security Strategy is a welcome step, it remains ambiguous on a few crucial fronts

Germany’s new national security strategy 
Apr 12, 2022

Germany’s new national security strategy 

In response to the Ukrainian crisis, Germany has introduced a new national security strategy, altering its longstanding policies.

Glimmer of hope in Ukraine crisis
Mar 01, 2022

Glimmer of hope in Ukraine crisis

Those who want us to join the Western bandwagon and condemn Russia seem oblivious to their own stand when it comes to supporting India against China and Pakistan.

Growing Chinese concerns over Japan-India Air Combat Exercise
Feb 14, 2023

Growing Chinese concerns over Japan-India Air Combat Exercise

For China, the Veer Guardian 2023 exercise comes as an ominous portent for the future

Harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable development in Africa
Jun 08, 2015

Harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable development in Africa

Given the need to prioritise growth in the developing world, the goals must be 'development-climate compatible,' not, 'climate-development compatible', according to Dr. Youba Sokona, coordinator, African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) based in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

How India can maximise the potential from France’s EU Presidency
Feb 10, 2022

How India can maximise the potential from France’s EU Presidency

As France takes over the EU Presidency, both India and France can further enhance collaborations on multiple fronts

How the French Presidential elections can alter European politics
Apr 14, 2022

How the French Presidential elections can alter European politics

The outcome of the ongoing French presidential elections will determine whether France prioritises fulfilling its responsibility to the EU more so ove

How the Taliban benefited from internal rifts amongst Islamic powers in West Asia
Sep 25, 2021

How the Taliban benefited from internal rifts amongst Islamic powers in West Asia

The Taliban story has only just resumed and could see a return of the US and other powers to this theatre in the future as global jihadist movements v

How to Reset Relations Between Europe and the Global South
Jun 30, 2023

How to Reset Relations Between Europe and the Global South

It’s a fact that countries of the Global South, while not supportive of Russia’s war against Ukraine, also blame NATO and the West for its global impact. Europe needs to change its approach.

If US troops exit Kabul, and the Taliban holds sway, Pakistan could unleash 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' against India
Dec 29, 2018

If US troops exit Kabul, and the Taliban holds sway, Pakistan could unleash 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' against India

We could soon see America leave Afghanistan's brutal war half-finished. The implications of this will be dreadful for ordinary Afghans. This is no good news for India either.

India can bridge the US-Russia divide over Ukraine
Mar 16, 2023

India can bridge the US-Russia divide over Ukraine

No country is as well-positioned as India in mediating between Russia and US, and bringing the Ukraine conflict to an end

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga
Sep 25, 2021

India is not a bystander in the AUKUS saga

Observers in New Delhi profess mixed feelings — some joy for Australia, but more commiseration with France

India much advanced in refugee protection:  UNHCR CoM
Mar 12, 2013

India much advanced in refugee protection: UNHCR CoM

India is quite advanced in refugee protection as compared to many signatories of the 1951 Refugee Convention, according to chief of mission of the UNHCR, India. Even when refugee protection comes into odds with national security, India has managed to provide social security, education and medical security.

India must think of reconfiguring its ties with Russia
Feb 26, 2022

India must think of reconfiguring its ties with Russia

Through its actions in Ukraine, Russia has challenged the global order in fundamental ways and India’s foreign policy won’t be immune from its reverberations

India’s aim for a multipolar world hits a bipolar reality
Apr 21, 2022

India’s aim for a multipolar world hits a bipolar reality

The world is increasingly moving towards a bipolar world as the Ukraine war splits the world into two spheres.

India’s role in the world order is keenly being watched
Apr 06, 2023

India’s role in the world order is keenly being watched

‘Dogmas of Delhi’ mustn’t beat our ability to innovate and experiment  at the level  of big ideas

India’s wiggle-room between Russian and American stalemates in Afghanistan
Nov 23, 2018

India’s wiggle-room between Russian and American stalemates in Afghanistan

Recent developments signify an Afghanistan held hostage by competing interests of Russia and the United States.

Inflection point for the West-led global order
Feb 26, 2022

Inflection point for the West-led global order

Its future will be defined by how it responds to the crisis in Ukraine, and in the shadow of growing Russia-China ties

IPEF: Trade in policy, not in pact
Jun 22, 2022

IPEF: Trade in policy, not in pact

With Biden and IPEF highlighting economic transparency, it is seen as a way for Washington to create an Indo-Pacific trade bloc without creating a tra

Iran's nuclear deal stands hostage to the vagaries of the US Congress
Apr 22, 2015

Iran's nuclear deal stands hostage to the vagaries of the US Congress

Senator John Kerry has been at pains to convince his Iranian counterpart that the Congressional act of voting on April 14 to appropriate to itself the power to reject the final deal is merely symbolic and President Obama can easily over-ride these hurdles. But what it reveals is an ugly side of the Congressmen who still live in a world of 'sanctioning' the rest.

Iran, Afghanistan and US's South Asia dilemma
Jun 07, 2012

Iran, Afghanistan and US's South Asia dilemma

The SCO has so far not been a major factor in discussions about Afghanistan's stabilization. But there is a good possibility that Afghanistan will obtain observer status in the SCO. Given the differing agendas of the SCO and the US/NATO, Afghanistan's embrace of the SCO could greatly complicate reconstruction efforts.

Is now a good time for India to recalibrate ties with Türkiye?
Jul 12, 2022

Is now a good time for India to recalibrate ties with Türkiye?

With Türkiye adopting a more pragmatic approach to its foreign policy, can India and Türkiye hope to repair frayed ties?

Japan’s China conundrum amidst the Ukraine crisis
Jun 22, 2022

Japan’s China conundrum amidst the Ukraine crisis

As regional threats ratchet up, Japan is posturing itself to counter the set of challenges posed by China.