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A Divided ‘Visegrad Four’ Navigates Relations with the European Union
Oct 03, 2023

A Divided ‘Visegrad Four’ Navigates Relations with the European Union

The Visegrad Four (V4) countries—Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary—are examples of communist states that have transitioned to liberal and democratic governance systems. In recent years, their visibility in the European Union (EU) has surged due to their contrarian positions on certain critical issues facing the Union, such as mass migration and, since 2022, the conflict in Ukraine. This paper analyses the impact of these trend

An Assessment of the European Union’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Nov 10, 2021

An Assessment of the European Union’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

The new Indo-Pacific strategy by the European Union (EU) follows previous measures to increase engagement with the region in the economic, security and connectivity domains. The plan indicates a clear intent to position the EU in the emerging global and regional governance structures, focusing on strategic autonomy, inclusivity, the rules-based order, and common public goods. Implementing the action plan based on the strategy is likely to face nu

Beyond #Brexit: What Ails the European Union?
Jul 19, 2016

Beyond #Brexit: What Ails the European Union?

The European Union (EU) had been lurching from one crisis to the next even before a majority of British voters expressed their desire to leave it. While staying away from the Brexit debate itself, its implications for UK and EU, and the politics and motivations in the run-up to the vote, this paper argues that at the very least the referendum is a wake-up call for Europe to begin to address some of its structural and operational shortcomings in a

Could Poland leave the European Union next?
Nov 02, 2021

Could Poland leave the European Union next?

The growing disjunction between Brussels and Warsaw sheds light on the overall questioning of Eurocentric values in the region.

India and the European Union
Dec 03, 2011

India and the European Union

Drawing a parallel with the SAARC, Dr. G. Sundaram, former Indian Representative to the EU, said the EU has overcome many issues of the kind of SAARC, and managed them better.

India and the European Union: A relationship yet to achieve its true potential
Feb 08, 2022

India and the European Union: A relationship yet to achieve its true potential

Over 60 years of friendship, both India and the EU have maintained robust strategic relation;, however, in some critical areas, there is still room fo

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 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 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.

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

#East Asia Summit: चुनौतियों से गुज़र रही है पूर्वी एशिया शिखर सम्मेलन की केंद्रीयता
Jul 15, 2022

#East Asia Summit: चुनौतियों से गुज़र रही है पूर्वी एशिया शिखर सम्मेलन की केंद्रीयता

रणनीतिक मुद्दों से बचते हुए, केवल गैर-पारंपरिक सुरक्षा च�

#Indian Economy: भारत को लेकर उम्मीदें बनी हुई हैं!
Aug 09, 2023

#Indian Economy: भारत को लेकर उम्मीदें बनी हुई हैं!

यूक्रेन संकट ने भारत की अर्थव्यवस्था पर बुरा असर ज़रूर ड�

#Quad Summit के केंद्र में रहा चीन, टिकाऊ सप्लाई चेन व्यवस्था की भी पेशकश!
Aug 10, 2023

#Quad Summit के केंद्र में रहा चीन, टिकाऊ सप्लाई चेन व्यवस्था की भी पेशकश!

भारत चीन सीमा विवाद के बीच क्वॉड की इस बैठक ने चीन को और चि�

#Raisina Dialogue 2022: एक नई दुनिया!
Jul 31, 2023

#Raisina Dialogue 2022: एक नई दुनिया!

ये लेख ओआरएफ़ के वीडियो मैगज़ीन इंडियाज़ वर्ल्ड के ताज़ा

#Ukraine Crisis: यूक्रेन संकट पर दक्षिण एशिया की प्रतिक्रियाओं का एक आकलन
Jul 30, 2023

#Ukraine Crisis: यूक्रेन संकट पर दक्षिण एशिया की प्रतिक्रियाओं का एक आकलन

यूक्रेन संकट को लेकर दक्षिण एशियाई राष्ट्रों द्वारा अलग-

#UkraineCrisis: यूक्रेन को अमेरिकी मदद की बदलती दिशा
Jul 31, 2023

#UkraineCrisis: यूक्रेन को अमेरिकी मदद की बदलती दिशा

अमेरिका के पास ऐसी कोई औपचारिक सुरक्षा छतरी नहीं है जो यू�

#ब्रिटेन: ऋषि सुनक होने की चुनौतियां!
Oct 31, 2022

#ब्रिटेन: ऋषि सुनक होने की चुनौतियां!

10, डाउनिंग स्ट्रीट में ऋषि सुनक की आमद इतिहास बनाने वाली भले हो, मगर ये सफ़र बहुत चुनौतियों वाला है, जो किसी कमज़ोर दिल वाले के बस की बात नहीं.

#यूरेशिया: रूस को लेकर यूरोप में बढ़ रहा है मतभेद!
Jul 30, 2023

#यूरेशिया: रूस को लेकर यूरोप में बढ़ रहा है मतभेद!

अगर यूरोप ऐसे ही बंटा रहा, तो फिर वो अपने पड़ोस में रूस और य

A Contemporary Analysis of India–EU Cooperation in Counterterrorism
Aug 11, 2023

A Contemporary Analysis of India–EU Cooperation in Counterterrorism

India and the European Union (EU) share a deep political and strategic relationship that pivots around democracy, global rule of law, security, and trade. While the depth is obvious on paper, however, the partnership has delivered short on dividends expected by both sides. Yet diplomatic engagement remains robust, and in recent times is moving towards greater mutual understanding of the challenges of terrorism and the potential counterterrorism s

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370
Oct 16, 2020

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370

This paper outlines the responses of the US Congress and European Union (EU) parliament to the Indian government’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and the surrounding events, including the communications lockdown in Kashmir. It notes contrasting responses: the US Congress showed a binary reaction of moderate and extreme calls to action, and the EU parliament honed a more expansive approach to address India’s apparent “democrat

A second-class funeral: Political dynamics of the Eurozone reforms
May 07, 2019

A second-class funeral: Political dynamics of the Eurozone reforms

The European Union (EU) stands at a critical junction in its institutional evolution. The European sovereign debt crisis in 2009, the Brexit decision in 2016, and the success of anti-European populist parties in many member states have triggered intense discussions about necessary reforms in the Union, which only intensified after Emmanuel Macron became president of France in 2017. His vehemently pro-European outlook and ambitious suggestions for

A ‘Zeitenwende’ in the India-Germany relationship
Mar 08, 2023

A ‘Zeitenwende’ in the India-Germany relationship

Amidst geopolitical shifts and multipolarity, New Delhi’s ties with Berlin could be vital in shaping a new global order

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation
Feb 27, 2024

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation

The European Union’s (EU) and India’s paths towards becoming “cyber powers” could hardly be more different. The EU has a long tradition of protecting personal privacy rights and patents, while urging to enhance multilateral norms on cyberspace. India’s thinking on cybersecurity has continuously been boosted by the cyber threats emerging from China and Pakistan. It has further been shaped by India’s domestic Information Technology indu

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China
Feb 29, 2024

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China

Europe’s relationship with China has transformed in recent years, with Chinese behaviour and actions now increasingly at odds with European values and interests. As Europe adjusts to new global realities amid a full-fledged war, the European Union (EU) and its member states are recalibrating their strategies and relationships with China. This paper aims to decipher these evolutions by assessing the EU approach and those of certain key European

Brave New Digital Europe
Sep 15, 2023

Brave New Digital Europe

In the last few years, the European Union has been developing alternative ways of digital governance. This 'European way' could represent a shared model for new players worldwide, or else, herald the beginning of the fragmentation of the World Wide Web. These developmentsfrom rulings of the European Court of Justice on 'the right to be forgotten' and on safe harbour, to record-breaking sanctions for violations of competition law, to standard�

Breaking Glass Ceiling? Mapping EU-India Security Cooperation
May 11, 2023

Breaking Glass Ceiling? Mapping EU-India Security Cooperation

This year marks the 15th year since India and the European Union (EU) agreed on a Strategic Partnership in 2004. Over the years, despite robust bilateral relations between individual European states and India, the EU-India relations have largely been in the area of potential rather than accomplishment. This brief evaluates the emerging security partnership by focusing on three key areas, viz. peacekeeping, nuclear issues, and maritime security. I

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector
Jul 21, 2023

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector

India’s power sector requires sustained efforts to achieve the power generating capacity target of approximately 1.2 terawatts by 2047. It needs such capacity to meet the demands of economic growth and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 7 of providing universal electricity access. At the same time, the country also needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to meet commitments to global climate action agreements. This paper revi

Can Europe survive the populist revolt?
Sep 14, 2018

Can Europe survive the populist revolt?

The elections in Sweden are maybe a last reminder that the EU needs to renew its foundational narrative.

Can the World Breathe Easy Now?
Jan 30, 2004

Can the World Breathe Easy Now?

2004 is a significant year for Europe. In May of this year, the European Union (EU) will induct ten new members, eight of which were part of the former Communist regime of the Soviet Union. While four of these East European states (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) are struggling with mounting budget deficits and contemplating awkward spending cuts, France and Germany (the dominant European powers) are immersed in a deep economic

Challenges in applying the EU Cybersecurity Index globally
Jun 05, 2024

Challenges in applying the EU Cybersecurity Index globally

The world needs cyber resilience with preventive measures to minimize threats. Redesigning the CSI with separate sub-indices for prevention and deterr

Code of Conduct on Space: India Should Lead the Way
May 26, 2011

Code of Conduct on Space: India Should Lead the Way

As the two codes of conduct on space - European Union's (EU) Code of Conduct (COC) on Space and the Stimson Code - are gaining momentum in the international arena, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organised a roundtable on Thursday, May 26, 2011 to discuss India's concerns with these codes.