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India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus
Nov 20, 2023

India-US 2+2 Strategic Dialogue Keeps Indo-Pacific in Focus

Despite multiple crises in Europe and the Middle East, the 2+2 strategic dialogue demonstrated that Washington has not entirely lost sight of what needs to be done in the Indo-Pacific.

India–EU Relations: क्या रिश्तों की अपार संभावनाओं से अब भी दूर खड़ी है दोस्ती?
Jul 30, 2023

India–EU Relations: क्या रिश्तों की अपार संभावनाओं से अब भी दूर खड़ी है दोस्ती?

1990 के दशक से व्यापारिक संबंधों में बढ़ोतरी के साथ भारत-ईयू

India’s balancing partnerships in Eurasia
Feb 27, 2019

India’s balancing partnerships in Eurasia

An interview of ORF President to the Institut Montaigne on India’s foreign policy choices, in particular relations with China, Russia and the Europe

India’s G20 Presidency: Streamlining social security for the unorganised sector
Dec 09, 2022

India’s G20 Presidency: Streamlining social security for the unorganised sector

The G20 can help streamline social security systems across countries by initiating innovative mechanisms for sustainable financing and last-mile deliv

India’s tactfulness between Russia and the West continues
Jul 06, 2022

India’s tactfulness between Russia and the West continues

India remains consistent in its stance on the Ukraine crisis despite growing pressures from the West.

Is China gatecrashing the Transatlantic party?
Apr 16, 2023

Is China gatecrashing the Transatlantic party?

Does the flurry of European leaders rushing to China mark a recession in trans-Atlantic solidarity?

Is India the Next ‘Bright Spot’ for Global Investors?
Jan 12, 2023

Is India the Next ‘Bright Spot’ for Global Investors?

This report discusses India's economic resilience, investment opportunities, and growth amidst global turmoil, highlighting foreign investment, sectoral reforms, and geopolitical factors influencing India's status as a top emerging market.

Is Italy reshaping China-EU relations?
Apr 01, 2019

Is Italy reshaping China-EU relations?

A stronger partnership with China could attract the additional capital inflows that Italy sorely needs, given constrained lending by its banks.

Italy and the EU: Brussels must start thinking outside the box
Jun 06, 2018

Italy and the EU: Brussels must start thinking outside the box

What the relations will be between the EU and one of its founding members will unravel in the coming days. It is high time that Brussels starts thinki

Jihadi Terrorism--2005
Jan 03, 2005

Jihadi Terrorism--2005

Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the Pakistan-Afghanistan region, India, Israel, South-East Asia, Russia and the USA would be the main theatres of jihadi terrorism of a strategic nature during the year 2005.There could be sporadic incidents of jihadi terrorism in other parts of the world¿¿such as West Europe and the Central Asian Republics¿¿but they would be more of a tactical than of a strategic nature.

Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge
Jul 16, 2020

Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge

The abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 provoked intense diplomatic response from the international community. For the most part, India received widespread support for its decision. At the same time, however, there have been criticisms of the restrictions imposed in the region on communication and civil liberties. China and Pakistan, in particular, reacted with hostility and attempted to

Kashmir in Andorra's box
Dec 10, 2003

Kashmir in Andorra's box

Located between France and Spain in southwestern Europe is a place called Andorra; 468 kilometres in all, 2.5 times the size of Washington DC with a population of 69,150, predominantly Roman Catholics, 43 per cent of whom are Spanish and rest either Andorrans, French or Portuguese.

Kazakhstan working towards setting up Eurasian commodities market
Jun 07, 2019

Kazakhstan working towards setting up Eurasian commodities market

Kazakhstan aspires for economic cooperation between China and Europe, and connectivity within itself and with its neighbours.

Keeping the ‘Sixth Republic’ on track
Jun 23, 2017

Keeping the ‘Sixth Republic’ on track

Emmanuel Macron’s objective is to expand the centrist turf as a uniting force and secure the pro-Europe platform.

Lacunae in law: LGBTQ+ community’s right to adoption
Sep 09, 2022

Lacunae in law: LGBTQ+ community’s right to adoption

By following in Denmark's footsteps, India can set a precedent for South Asian countries with regard to same-sex adoption.

Lessons for India from the Ukraine crisis: Is India prepared to take on China?
Mar 09, 2022

Lessons for India from the Ukraine crisis: Is India prepared to take on China?

The Russia-Ukraine crisis displays the hollowness of the rules-based order and exposes the immediate threat that China poses to India

Leveraging the India-EU Partnership During India’s G20 Presidency
Jun 12, 2023

Leveraging the India-EU Partnership During India’s G20 Presidency

Amongst India’s stated priorities in its G20 Presidency are reforming multilateral institutions, climate action alongside energy transition, digital transformation and governance, sustainable economic growth, and women’s empowerment. In many of these concerns, countries in the Global North and Global South have serious divergences, thereby hampering progress towards consensus and unified action. To remove some of the deadlocks

Localising Globalisation in the Bay of Bengal: The Indian Imperative
Mar 15, 2023

Localising Globalisation in the Bay of Bengal: The Indian Imperative

Growing economic protectionism and recurrent geo-economic and geo-political tensions in recent years are testing the resilience of the global economic order. Erstwhile proponents of globalisation such as the United States and the European Union are themselves recoiling from the global value chains that are over-reliant on China. As the localisation of goods and services has become more critical, it calls to question the viability of a globalised

Locating India and Taiwan in the EU’s Geostrategic Adjustment
Jul 20, 2023

Locating India and Taiwan in the EU’s Geostrategic Adjustment

China’s failure to condemn the Ukraine war raised concerns on the future of the rules-based international order not only in the European Union (EU), but also in India and Taiwan. While their respective relationships with China and Russia are characterised by different complexities, the EU, India, and Taiwan are all vulnerable to authoritarian threats. All three recognise that China’s continued rise will have strategic implications for

Macron Brussels and Washington
Sep 16, 2019

Macron Brussels and Washington

Because of geopolitical changes, we are living the end of Western hegemony, and the West needs to cooperate with Russia in order to create a new syst

Macron, Brussels and Washington
Sep 16, 2019

Macron, Brussels and Washington

Because of geopolitical changes, we are living the end of Western hegemony, and the West needs to cooperate with Russia in order to create a new syst

Macron’s Re-election, A Victory With Challenges
Apr 29, 2022

Macron’s Re-election, A Victory With Challenges

France has voted, Europe is relieved, and the French President needs to move fast to douse the flames of polarisation

Macron’s second term will be harder – his centrism pushed opponents to extreme Left & Right
May 03, 2022

Macron’s second term will be harder – his centrism pushed opponents to extreme Left & Right

If Macron loses control of the National Assembly in June, he may be forced into an uneasy co-habitation that will limit his policy options. He knows that.

Making Iraq out of Lebanon
Mar 09, 2005

Making Iraq out of Lebanon

After having made a Lebanon out of Iraq, the US, duly assisted by France and other West European powers, has embarked on a policy, which is likely to make an Iraq out of the Lebanon.

May and Modi on the move as the UK struggles to redefine its global role post-Brexit
Nov 11, 2016

May and Modi on the move as the UK struggles to redefine its global role post-Brexit

Theresa May arrived in India in her first bilateral visit outside Europe to reinvigorate the India-UK strategic partnership.

Mellow agenda
Apr 20, 2023

Mellow agenda

After years of facing a global pushback against its revisionist agenda, Beijing has become aware of the need to project a softer image

Merging dreams with acquisitions
Oct 26, 2016

Merging dreams with acquisitions

The Chinese acquisitions in high-tech industries in Europe and the US have accelerated in the past year.

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
Oct 07, 2014

Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy

In the past, India avoided talking to major powers like the US and Europe on the Middle East. Modi has hinted at a change in this approach by taking forthright positions on terrorism, nuclear proliferation and other controversial issues during his visit to the US.

Modi and the middle powers
Apr 09, 2015

Modi and the middle powers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, Germany and Canada beginning Thursday should help New Delhi consolidate three of India's very special relationships -with France, Germany and Canada. Modi's visit to Europe and Canada should help restore some balance to India's international engagement.

More innovation required for green bonds
Oct 29, 2018

More innovation required for green bonds

India in the past few years has seen over-subscription of green bonds. This shows that there are high levels of interest in the issuance of green bond

NATO vs Russia: क्‍या परमाणु युद्ध की ओर बढ़ रहा है यूक्रेन संकट?
Oct 03, 2022

NATO vs Russia: क्‍या परमाणु युद्ध की ओर बढ़ रहा है यूक्रेन संकट?

नाटो ने भी पुतिन को ललकारा है. NATO का कहना है कि वह एक इंच जमीन भी रूस के पास नहीं रहने देगा. इसके लिए चाहे जिस स्‍तर पर जाना पड़ा. ऐसे में सवाल है कि क्‍या इस युद्ध का रास्‍ता परमा

NATO’s eastern expansion: Was the Russo-Ukrainian War avoidable?
Sep 02, 2022

NATO’s eastern expansion: Was the Russo-Ukrainian War avoidable?

The Russo-Ukrainian War could have been avoided if Russian security concerns that were spelt out by previous conflicts were addressed.

NATO’s wins and woes: The organisation faces challenges across political, financial, and security domains
Apr 12, 2024

NATO’s wins and woes: The organisation faces challenges across political, financial, and security domains

When comparing the current geopolitical landscape of Europe to the circumstances in the years following NATO’s establishment, it becomes apparent that very little has changed.

Natural gas and nuclear power in the EU: If you can’t beat them, green them
Jan 20, 2022

Natural gas and nuclear power in the EU: If you can’t beat them, green them

The European Union’s proposal for a new green taxonomy holds valuable lessons for India.

Need for austerity measures
Nov 01, 2011

Need for austerity measures

All over Europe, the new mantra is austerity. Though India's exports have been doing well since last month, this may not be sustained in the future if our big trade partners are busy tightening their belts and trade credits dry up.

Need to change economic structure to sustain high industrial growth
Dec 18, 2012

Need to change economic structure to sustain high industrial growth

To become a major industrial nation by 2030, as predicted by a Washington think-tank recently, India will require many changes in the economic structure of the country in which efficient and viable small and medium enterprises coexist with the big factory-based organised sector and with a middle class bigger than that in the US and Europe combined, to support it with their demand.

Neither warmongers nor wimps
Sep 20, 2014

Neither warmongers nor wimps

Driven by the dramatic events in the Ukraine, a far-reaching process has started, in Germany and in other European countries. For this time, the European Union is on the right path.

New Age Warfare' and 'New World Order
Sep 16, 2004

New Age Warfare' and 'New World Order

It may not mean much in terms of substance. Symbolic as it may seem, the more recent Spanish re-identification with the Franco-German European combine in the post-Iraq War era still has a message for the world. It has sent out fresh signals that multi-polarity is still alive and kicking, and a 'New World Order' may be yet to emerge years after the 'Cold War' ended - and is still going through the inevitable processes.

New India's global role
Sep 26, 2005

New India's global role

Since the end of the Cold War, the world order has been in a state of dynamic transition. With unprecedented military, economic and technological preponderance, the US dominates the scene. Europe is reunited, at peace and engaged in consolidating its political unity and economic integration.

New northern sea route could alter equations
Jun 18, 2013

New northern sea route could alter equations

Once the northern sea route from Europe to China becomes active, the strategic balance between the Indian and Arctic Oceans could change. Would this change be enough to mean easier or cheaper availability of oil and gas from West Asia to Europe, China and India? Would it reduce the strategic relevance of the Ocean to the West and mean a direct confrontation there between India and China?

Overcoming an EU-China trade and trust deficit
Dec 06, 2023

Overcoming an EU-China trade and trust deficit

Beijing seeks normalisation of ties with Europe; however, for Brussels, reconciliation will be conditional on Beijing’s willingness to address funda

PM Meloni’s visit signals a progressive future for India-Italy relations
Mar 02, 2023

PM Meloni’s visit signals a progressive future for India-Italy relations

Prime Minister Meloni’s visit to India showcases the robust ties between India and Italy

PM Modi's foreign policy
May 15, 2015

PM Modi's foreign policy

Modi's strategy to navigate the impossible trinity of US, China and Europe-Russia is clear. Engage with the US, Japan and Germany aggressively and integrate into their value chains. Keep expectations low but exchange lofty targets with the Chinese and the Russians.

Political Crisis in UK: क्‍या ख़तरे में है पीएम लिज ट्रस की कुर्सी?
Oct 19, 2022

Political Crisis in UK: क्‍या ख़तरे में है पीएम लिज ट्रस की कुर्सी?

सवाल उठता है कि क्‍या ट्रस की माफी के बाद ब्रिटेन में राजनीतिक संकट खत्‍म हो गया है. ट्रस की मांफी मांगने के पीछे बड़ी वजह क्‍या है. कंजर्वेटिव पार्टी की क्‍या दुविधा है. क्‍�

Practising digital osmosis: India’s role in the global splinternet
Feb 07, 2023

Practising digital osmosis: India’s role in the global splinternet

Through digital osmosis, India attempts to balance profits from international engagements with national security considerations

Putin's Delhi visit: A new journey of rediscovery
Dec 09, 2014

Putin's Delhi visit: A new journey of rediscovery

Russian President Putin's Eurocentric approach and having a Europeanist as his primary foreign policy advisor seem to be impacting on his policy towards Asia. The clout that the Orientalists and Indologists once had in the Kremlin is well and truly gone, and the relationship is that much weaker for it.

Putin’s meeting with Orbán in Beijing: Decoding its significance
Nov 17, 2023

Putin’s meeting with Orbán in Beijing: Decoding its significance

Despite being an active EU member, Hungary intends to continue its existing cooperation with Russia