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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

The “17+1” initiative: Is China losing its charm in Central and Eastern Europe?
Sep 18, 2020

The “17+1” initiative: Is China losing its charm in Central and Eastern Europe?

Few years into the framework, there is a growing discontent within the CEE countries given the slow progress in generating the desired economic result

There cannot be any talk of a humiliation of Greece, says EU Ambassador
Jul 21, 2015

There cannot be any talk of a humiliation of Greece, says EU Ambassador

Ambassador of the European Union to India, Dr. Joao Cravinho, admits that the current problem is "big" and it is "about the EU project", but he also believes that "the EU has the strength to deal with Greece" and that it has come out stronger after every crisis it has been facing in the past.

Top EU jobs go to women
Aug 13, 2019

Top EU jobs go to women

The EU has had much less gender discrimination and the gender equality index in the member countries is much better than in Asian countries, especiall

Towards a European consensus on China?
Aug 04, 2023

Towards a European consensus on China?

Although Germany’s China strategy and the UK report didn’t meet the desired expectations, they still indicate Europe’s recalibration of its Chin

TRAI firmly anchors net neutrality in India, but the debate is far from over
Dec 01, 2017

TRAI firmly anchors net neutrality in India, but the debate is far from over

TRAI has its work cut out in framing additional regulations — the regulator will have to enumerate on what constitutes reasonable traffic management practices and lay out supplementary disclosure requirements for service providers.

Trump, China and the Hong Kong maneuver
May 30, 2020

Trump, China and the Hong Kong maneuver

The Chinese strategy with regard to anything is usually opaque. But the US, being the global hegemon, has no hesitation in putting out just what drive

U.S. policies in the Eurasian region
Dec 12, 2005

U.S. policies in the Eurasian region

There is a preponderance of storms around the Black Sea. Its ancient beaches are littered with shipwrecks from the classical world. Some American geologists insist the great Biblical flood occurred there.

Ukraine crisis: China gains at the cost of Europe
Apr 03, 2015

Ukraine crisis: China gains at the cost of Europe

Former Prime Minister of Sweden, Mr Goran Persson, feels that India should take an active role in negotiating between the European Union and Russia, who are fighting over Ukraine. He believes that new developments will mean that China-Russia relations will prosper at the cost of Russia-Europe relations.

Ukraine is about the future of Europe
Oct 13, 2015

Ukraine is about the future of Europe

President of Germany's Green Party affiliated Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Ralf Fuecks, thinks that Ukraine has to "return to sovereignty within certain safeguards" and that "an agreement with Russia is possible". He hinted this could be in the form of a free trade zone and a more comprehensive economic cooperation.

Ukraine-like change not acceptable to EU, says official
Apr 10, 2015

Ukraine-like change not acceptable to EU, says official

The past 18 months of the crisis in Ukraine has brought back memories of the Yugoslavian crisis, says Mr. Césare Onestini, the Deputy Head of delegation of the European Union in India.

Ukraine fallout: Europe–US and China
Mar 08, 2022

Ukraine fallout: Europe–US and China

Can China rise up to the occasion and act as a mediator between the EU-US combine and Russia?

Ukraine’s charm offensive in Europe
Feb 15, 2023

Ukraine’s charm offensive in Europe

The diplomatic outreach to Europe by Ukraine was largely aimed at persuading the European allies to extend more support to the cause

Understanding the neurobiological processing of violent extremists
Aug 07, 2019

Understanding the neurobiological processing of violent extremists

Radicalisation is a spectrum graph where the mass of non-violent extremists have accumulated at the bell curve on the horizontal axis. A smaller numbe

Unpacking the EU’s migration deal
Jul 04, 2023

Unpacking the EU’s migration deal

After seven years of negotiations, the new pact has taken a decisive step towards a modernisation of the EU’s rulebook for asylum and migration

Unpacking the India-EU economic relationship
Apr 26, 2021

Unpacking the India-EU economic relationship

Although India and the EU have not been able to tap into each other’s strengths, there is tremendous opportunity to overcome long-standing differenc

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security
Apr 06, 2022

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security

The drastic and sudden drop in Venezuelan and Iranian oil exports to India in 2019-2020, due to the looming threat of US secondary sanctions, is the latest supply chain disruption to India’s energy security. To avoid similar disruptions in the future, India must act decisively to increase its Strategic Petroleum Reserves to meet at least 90 days of emergency oil stocks, and combine lobbying efforts between India’s private and public oil compa

Wake up to the real world, EU!
May 11, 2012

Wake up to the real world, EU!

It is time for the European Union to wake up to the world they actually live in and now move towards the more workable paradigm of "Shared Interests and Shared Prosperity", acknowledging that beneath every façade, nations and societies share only one common value, that of 'self-preservation' based on 'self-interest'.

Walking the tightrope between Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific
Sep 10, 2018

Walking the tightrope between Eurasia and the Indo-Pacific

While the new Indo-Pacific construct continues to grab headlines, India's recent diplomatic orientation points to a renewed appreciation of what American strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski called the world’s “decisive geopolitical chessboard”: Eurasia. In order to grasp the significance of this strategic space, it is useful to compare it with the dynamics of the Indo-Pacific.

We are living in industrial society with feudal mindset, says Javed Akhtar
May 07, 2013

We are living in industrial society with feudal mindset, says Javed Akhtar

Noted film personality and now Member of Parliament Javed Akhtar says that one of the reasons for violence against women in India is that we are living in an industrial society with a feudal mindset. He says concrete steps should be taken to effect a real change in the mindset of the people.

What does an EU Indo-Pacific Strategy entail?
Sep 17, 2021

What does an EU Indo-Pacific Strategy entail?

The EU Indo-Pacific strategy signifies a shift in the EU’s perspective of the region from just economic to strategic

What does the FTA with EEU has in store for India?
Jun 26, 2015

What does the FTA with EEU has in store for India?

Although India has confirmed it will sign the FTA with EEU, it now needs to take forward the negotiations quickly. The FTA is not just significant from the economic viewpoint but also to counter the growing influence of China in the central Asian region.

Who is afraid of angry white men? Five lessons for Europe from the Dutch elections
Mar 27, 2017

Who is afraid of angry white men? Five lessons for Europe from the Dutch elections

European leaders need to reflect carefully about their electoral strategies if they do not want to damage the liberal, open societies they intent to p

Why a narrative of the #PandemicOfTheUnvaccinated risks prolonging the pandemic
Nov 22, 2021

Why a narrative of the #PandemicOfTheUnvaccinated risks prolonging the pandemic

Should unvaccinated people be held solely responsible for the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in Europe?

Why Europe must resist war rhetoric
Nov 20, 2015

Why Europe must resist war rhetoric

Europe has to come to grips with the fact that not even the USA is strong enough to create a new order anywhere in the world, neither in Afghanistan nor in the Middle East. Instead, anything that will increase the conflict without an achievable goal will play into the hands of the IS.

Why Is the Indo-Pacific Important for Europe?
Feb 25, 2022

Why Is the Indo-Pacific Important for Europe?

A proactive Europe is welcomed by many in the Indo-Pacific, a reality highlighted by a recent ministerial forum focused on cooperation in the region.

Why the Western Balkans matter to the European Union?
Oct 22, 2021

Why the Western Balkans matter to the European Union?

The accession talks between the EU and Western Balkans remain up in the air despite the recent summit. As the presence of foreign powers grow stronger