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The Case for a ‘Links, Not Dependencies’ Approach to EU Engagement in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 11, 2023

The Case for a ‘Links, Not Dependencies’ Approach to EU Engagement in the Indo-Pacific

Over the past year, the European Union (EU) increased its efforts to develop a more holistic approach to its engagement with the Indo-Pacific. Specifically, the EU has signalled a more concrete intention to integrate defence and security considerations into the policymaking process, with the publication of a regional strategy of engagement in September 2021. This brief aims to tie existing threads of EU diplomatic, developmental, and security pra

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel
Dec 12, 2023

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel

The close ties between Israel and Central and Eastern European countries are driving a rift in the EU on the Israel-Palestine conflict

The Council of EU: France assumes Presidency under Macron
Jan 06, 2022

The Council of EU: France assumes Presidency under Macron

As France takes over the presidency, it aims to achieve an ambitious programme over the course of the next six months

The Doklam standoff: Can Nepal stay neutral for long?
Aug 09, 2017

The Doklam standoff: Can Nepal stay neutral for long?

Until recently, Nepal had maintained silence on the Doklam standoff.

The elusive character of Eurasia — Will Russia’s plans for its integration finally materialise?
Dec 28, 2020

The elusive character of Eurasia — Will Russia’s plans for its integration finally materialise?

As the leading economy in the Union, Russia is yet to emerge as a strong economic player in Asia with looming concerns regarding overdependence on Chi

The EU AI Act: A landmark in AI regulation
Feb 13, 2024

The EU AI Act: A landmark in AI regulation

With the AI Act, the EU has taken the first steps towards using and developing AI in a responsible manner

The EU and ASEAN deepen ties
Dec 20, 2022

The EU and ASEAN deepen ties

In the recent summit, the EU reiterated its interest in ASEAN given the evolving geostrategic and geoeconomic situation

The EU Global Gateway: The narrow path between relevance and invisibility
Dec 23, 2021

The EU Global Gateway: The narrow path between relevance and invisibility

Would the Global Gateway initiative help EU to reconfigure its role in the changing world order?

The EU must support Lithuania against China on Taiwan
Nov 22, 2021

The EU must support Lithuania against China on Taiwan

Lithuania’s recent acknowledgement of Taiwan provides the EU with an opportunity to stand up to China’s bullying tactics

The EU needs to rethink Pakistan’s GSP+ status
Jun 12, 2023

The EU needs to rethink Pakistan’s GSP+ status

With the current political crisis, it is no surprise that EU is meticulously reviewing Pakistan’s GSP+ status

The EU-India Connectivity Partnership: Can Brussels step up its connectivity game in the Indo-Pacific?
Sep 16, 2021

The EU-India Connectivity Partnership: Can Brussels step up its connectivity game in the Indo-Pacific?

The possibilities and the drawbacks inherent in the EU and India’s venture to provide an alternative to the BRI

The EU-India FTA Negotiations: Leading to an Agreement or Disagreement?
Feb 25, 2012

The EU-India FTA Negotiations: Leading to an Agreement or Disagreement?

After a brief discussion on the uneasy relationship between Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO, the implications of the “deep” integration that the EU is seeking with India are discussed, and the respective positions, interests and concerns of the partners in the long drawn out negotiations are examined. The challenges for India in plunging into such “deep” territory, unprecedented in its history of bilateral or multilateral negotiatio

The EU-India Relationship at 60: Where is it headed in 2023?
Mar 23, 2023

The EU-India Relationship at 60: Where is it headed in 2023?

India and the EU must work together to ensure that their partnership remains a positive force for stability and development in the Indo-Pacific region

The EU-US Summit: Where trade is messier than geopolitics
Oct 28, 2023

The EU-US Summit: Where trade is messier than geopolitics

With elections due in 2024 in both the EU and the US, stabilising the relationship and easing lingering tensions before potential changes in leadershi

The European Shift and Its Global Consequences
Jan 20, 2023

The European Shift and Its Global Consequences

This week, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg once again underlined that Ukraine could expect more deliveries of heavy weapons from western nations.

The European Union as a security actor: View from India
Jan 15, 2015

The European Union as a security actor: View from India

What is a security actor and how is it different from being a great or major power? In many ways, this question is central to understanding the lack of appreciation of the European Union as an actor in the security arena in India and certainly in some other parts of Asia.

The European Union, CAI, and the abyss
Jan 02, 2021

The European Union, CAI, and the abyss

The CAI — despite Ursula von der Leyen’s claim that it will help the EU defend multilateralism — is not multilateral at all. It is a bilateral d

The European Union: An idea whose time has gone
Jan 18, 2019

The European Union: An idea whose time has gone

Once considered the best idea in global politics, today’s Europe is a pale shadow of its glorious past

The EU’s China deal doesn’t enhance its global stature
Jan 12, 2021

The EU’s China deal doesn’t enhance its global stature

Brussel’s faith in China fulfilling its end of the pact reveals a myopia that will weaken the EU geopolitically

The EU’s Economic Security Strategy update: Ready for a new era?
Apr 06, 2024

The EU’s Economic Security Strategy update: Ready for a new era?

The recent update released by the EU on its Economic Security Strategy is aimed at positioning it as a geopolitical as well as a geoeconomic bloc

The foggy trend in Europe
May 19, 2012

The foggy trend in Europe

The return of a Socialist in France since Mitterand's victory in 1981 confirms a trend in Europe which, instead of lifting the mist, is adding to the fog. The other day in the UK, Labour had trounced the Conservatives in local bodies election across the country.

The Global Gateway in Africa: Europe’s foray into infrastructure diplomacy
Jan 06, 2024

The Global Gateway in Africa: Europe’s foray into infrastructure diplomacy

Given the dearth of natural resources, all major powers are intensifying their collaboration with African countries and investing in infrastructure an

The Green Deal and dealing with partners: EU in dire straits?
Mar 01, 2024

The Green Deal and dealing with partners: EU in dire straits?

While the Green Deal underscores the ‘whole of EU’ approach, it remains to be seen how the EU can adapt its external efforts to ensure a just tran

The growing divergence in Europe over Russia
Feb 21, 2022

The growing divergence in Europe over Russia

How will a divided Europe face the threats emerging from the Russia-Ukraine crisis that is brewing in their backyard?

The Impact of High Crude Oil Prices and Challenges in Pricing of Petroleum Products
Jul 24, 2023

The Impact of High Crude Oil Prices and Challenges in Pricing of Petroleum Products

A roundtable discussion on the topic "The Impact of High Crude Oil Prices & Challenges in Pricing of Petroleum Products" was organised by Observer Research Foundation at New Delhi on August 14, 2006.

The last wake-up call for a united Europe
Dec 29, 2020

The last wake-up call for a united Europe

After the end of the Cold War, we did not realise that two different and contrasting ambitions were at stake: the transnational purpose of the Western

The Lingering Financial Crisis in the European Union
Aug 23, 2023

The Lingering Financial Crisis in the European Union

The economic and social problems of the European Union (EU) have not been fully resolved since the euro zone crisis. This issue brief walks the reader through the genesis of the crisis, the reforms and the bailout packages implemented; discusses the adverse consequences of austerity and proposes alternatives; and ends with implications for India.

The plots and manoeuvrings behind the making of Independent India (Part 1)
Nov 16, 2020

The plots and manoeuvrings behind the making of Independent India (Part 1)

In the first of a three part series, an excerpt from Sandeep Bamzai’s latest book, “PRINCESTAN: How Nehru, Patel and Mountbatten Made India” rev

The plots and manoeuvrings behind the making of Independent India (Part 2)
Nov 16, 2020

The plots and manoeuvrings behind the making of Independent India (Part 2)

In the second of an three part series, an excerpt from Sandeep Bamzai’s latest book, “PRINCESTAN: How Nehru, Patel and Mountbatten Made India” d

The plots and manoeuvrings behind the making of Independent India (Part 3)
Nov 16, 2020

The plots and manoeuvrings behind the making of Independent India (Part 3)

In the last of a three part series, an excerpt from Sandeep Bamzai’s latest book, “PRINCESTAN: How Nehru, Patel and Mountbatten Made India” deta

The Russia–Ukraine border crisis: Europe’s moment of reckoning
Dec 18, 2021

The Russia–Ukraine border crisis: Europe’s moment of reckoning

Much to the chagrin of the West, Russia continues to display aggression on the Ukraine front. Does this represent an opportunity for closer EU-Ukraine

The saboteur and his confederacy plan
Nov 30, 2016

The saboteur and his confederacy plan

Jawaharlal Nehru was clear with his idea of India: an Undivided India which included the Provinces under British Rule and the amorphous mass of small and big Princely States, which did not desire to be part of such an idea of ‘India’. In his battle to subjugate the Princes, Nehru found an ally in the last Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten sent by the new British Prime Minister Clement Attlee. The implementation was then run like a relay race whe

The state of Germany and European integration
Nov 02, 2016

The state of Germany and European integration

It seems that in Germany, as elsewhere, the contest that matters is no longer left versus right, it is open versus closed.

The Ukraine War and the Paradox of Central and Eastern European Security
Apr 13, 2022

The Ukraine War and the Paradox of Central and Eastern European Security

The ongoing Ukraine war will deteriorate CEE’s security environment but at the same time, strengthen its security architecture