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Sanctions as a Weapon of War: The European Experience
Dec 09, 2022

Sanctions as a Weapon of War: The European Experience

The Russia-Ukraine war has raged for over 10 months now, and the expectation of an easy Russian walkover over Ukraine has been belied. The war is witnessing strong and determined resistance from the Ukrainian forces, with the support of Western countries through arms and other forms of aid, and sanctions against Russia. This report explores how sanctions are used in modern diplomacy and warfare, and their impact on the Ukraine war and the global

Searching for the European spirit
May 03, 2019

Searching for the European spirit

The European Parliament will be held from May 23rd to 26th across the European Union (EU). EU's democratic foundations may be endangered not just by t

See Cyprus as gateway to Asia and Europe: Indian High Commissioner
Feb 25, 2019

See Cyprus as gateway to Asia and Europe: Indian High Commissioner

Looking into the future, several challenges seem to be emerging in the Mediterranean that threaten the security of Cyprus.

South Asia region needs to be integrated as Europe
May 06, 2015

South Asia region needs to be integrated as Europe

Like Europe interlinked themselves and how it has benefitted their economy as a whole, Dr. Muhammad Hasan Mahmud, a former Minister in Sheikh Hasina Cabinet, thinks the same kind of integration could be done between India and Bangladesh and the whole of South Asia.

Sovereignty has its revenge in Europe
Dec 17, 2018

Sovereignty has its revenge in Europe

Populism is tearing apart the traditional understanding between Brussels and European states. The European dream is facing a crisis which the present leadership is unable to tackle

Strengthening Europe's defense amidst Russian invasion and rise of Trump
Mar 22, 2024

Strengthening Europe's defense amidst Russian invasion and rise of Trump

The EU is now taking a multi-pronged approach to strengthen its defence capabilities in the midst of  Russian invasion of Ukraine and rise of Trump i

The Afghanistan crisis and the question of European Union’s strategic autonomy
Sep 06, 2021

The Afghanistan crisis and the question of European Union’s strategic autonomy

Should the EU build up its own EU-based security apparatus in light of the US withdrawing from Afghanistan without truly consulting its EU allies?

The brown chameleon: Europe’s populism crisis and the re-emergence of the far right
Feb 22, 2018

The brown chameleon: Europe’s populism crisis and the re-emergence of the far right

Right-wing populism has been the most influential political movement in Europe for the last few years.  Far from being a newcomer on the political stage, it has managed to shape political discourses as never before since the end of World War II. This paper identifies what right-wing populism is and why right-wing populist parties have again become relevant in almost every European country.  It argues that it is an expression of, and a reaction

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 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 fate of the European Green Deal
Jun 08, 2024

The fate of the European Green Deal

With the 2024 European Parliament elections taking place from 6-9 June, the fate of the European Green Deal hangs in the balance.

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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 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

Will the dead be cremated as part of Europe's austerity?
Apr 27, 2012

Will the dead be cremated as part of Europe's austerity?

In Prague, the expensiveness of the custom of burial has become an issue. And this issue is of relevance to most urban societies including ours as pressure on urban land will result in pressure on graveyards.

Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe?
Feb 22, 2019

Will the yellow vests movement spread across Europe?

The yellow vests could have more influence than expected.

Xi and a tale of two Europes
May 15, 2024

Xi and a tale of two Europes

European efforts to find a footing in China present opportunities for India.