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Charting China’s approach to International Law
May 23, 2018

Charting China’s approach to International Law

With newer and emerging fields of international law, China is eager to participate in its formulation in order to help realise her vision for the glob

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective
May 23, 2023

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective

Three months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the health crisis has wreaked havoc on people’s lives and livelihoods across the globe. Can state responsibility be apportioned for the pandemic, under the current international legal system? What would the elements of such responsibility be? This brief explores the concept of “state responsibility” under public international law and exam

Incorporating international law in India’s foreign policy
Jan 04, 2023

Incorporating international law in India’s foreign policy

India needs to engage in a critical study of international law and utilise it to effectively conduct its foreign policy and engage in lawfare

Manage or close the tap: International law to end plastic pollution
Mar 22, 2022

Manage or close the tap: International law to end plastic pollution

Proceeding with the intention to end plastic pollution, an international legally binding instrument needs to be introduced

National sovereignty and international law
Dec 08, 2020

National sovereignty and international law

You would say that Trudeau was ‘playing politics’ and that his remarks are really addressed to the Sikh community of Canada. So what’s the problem? After all, did not our Prime Minister undertake major political rallies in the US? In the Houston ‘Howdy Modi’ rally last year, US President Donald Trump himself participated, uncharacteristically playing second fiddle, all because he, like all democratic politicians, likes votes.

Suspending Afghanistan from SAARC and international law
Sep 26, 2021

Suspending Afghanistan from SAARC and international law

Making a case for suspending Afghanistan from SAARC to prevent the crippling of the organisation

The India-China Border Question: An Analysis of International Law and State Practices
Dec 16, 2020

The India-China Border Question: An Analysis of International Law and State Practices

Over the years, India has attempted to find political as well as legal solutions to its border dispute with China; these efforts have met with little success. This paper argues that the reason a resolution to the India–China border issue remains elusive is the inadequate understanding—and enforcement—of International Law. It examines the sustainability of China’s position, as well as its general approach to International Law, its interpre

The near future of international law in cyberspace: Contentions and realities
Jan 15, 2022

The near future of international law in cyberspace: Contentions and realities

International stability can be endangered if the fine points of how international law applies to cyber operations are not determined

The South China Sea Disputes: Territorial Claims, Geopolitics, and International Law
Aug 08, 2016

The South China Sea Disputes: Territorial Claims, Geopolitics, and International Law

The verdict delivered in July by an international tribunal on the South China Sea case in The Hague is a stunning defeat for China. The Tribunal has upended the maritime claims of a number of nations in the South China Sea, but China is most affected, as its claims were also most extensive. As China had already rejected the verdict even before it was pronounced, the world sits at a juncture of two possible paths — China could become more assert

The Status of Gorkhas in International Law
Jan 11, 2024

The Status of Gorkhas in International Law

This brief discusses the status of Gorkhas who have joined the Russian Army and the Wagner Group as civilians, combatants, and mercenaries. Would Gorkhas, who otherwise constitute part of the regular armed forces in the United Kingdom and India, enjoy the same status if they join an ongoing conflict without entering into any bilateral agreement between the states? If not, what will the Gorkhas' status be under the prevailing international law reg

The Ukraine crisis: Sovereignty and international law
Feb 18, 2022

The Ukraine crisis: Sovereignty and international law

The Ukraine crisis is raising a few integral questions around our understanding of state sovereignty and the rising “spheres of influence”.

Trump just dropped the mother of all bombs – on international law
Apr 17, 2017

Trump just dropped the mother of all bombs – on international law

By creating a “hub and spoke” model to counter international terrorism, the US today has a veto on its legal regime, its proscribed actors and use of military force.

Barbie sails into rough seas
Jul 21, 2023

Barbie sails into rough seas

Repeated use of a particular cartographic version can be perceived as endorsing or legitimising a particular geopolitical stance. This is why Vietnam�

Choppy waters: On the Italian marines decision
Jul 13, 2020

Choppy waters: On the Italian marines decision

Exercise of foreign criminal jurisdiction over state officials — as India attempted to do so — is successful in very few cases, and depends on the

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again
Apr 04, 2014

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again

Obama's warning to Putin that there would be costs for the invasion of Crimea was not only empty, but the real cost in all this was to American credibility, once again. One can, therefore, expect both the US and Russia to assert their rights regardless of international law.

Examining China’s adherence to international norms
Aug 20, 2023

Examining China’s adherence to international norms

China has often showed a lack of willingness to abide by not only established international law but also certain norms that the global community has fostered over the years. It has flouted the decision issued by an arbitration court at The Hague regarding its claims in the South China Sea; it has also appropriated intellectual property.  In the 1970s when the Western economies were taking the lead in setting global norms while balancing the thre

Global conflicts in the new age: The role of ICJ
Apr 06, 2024

Global conflicts in the new age: The role of ICJ

While international law may lack enforceability in a traditional sense and exhibit flaws and frustrations, its influence remains significant in shapin

If space is ‘the province of mankind’, who owns its resources?
Jan 24, 2019

If space is ‘the province of mankind’, who owns its resources?

Half a century after the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the current debates are focused on new sets of challenges such as space mining, which used to belong only to the realm of science fiction.  This paper analyses the rationale for extraterrestrial mining, as well as the efforts and responses of various countries—i.e, USA, Luxembourg, Russia, China and India. In examining the legal and go

Including narcotics in the Chemical Weapons Convention
Jun 28, 2024

Including narcotics in the Chemical Weapons Convention

There is an urgent need to take measures to prevent the misuse of chemical substances in warfare and limit access to non-state actors.

India emerging as a credible maritime player in Southeast Asia
May 16, 2023

India emerging as a credible maritime player in Southeast Asia

Tensions between the Southeast Asian claimant countries and China have been on the rise in the South China Sea despite negotiations

India-Egypt relations: भारत और मिस्र के बीच के ऐतिहासिक संबंधों का ‘नवीनीकरण’
Jul 26, 2023

India-Egypt relations: भारत और मिस्र के बीच के ऐतिहासिक संबंधों का ‘नवीनीकरण’

भारतीय विदेश मंत्री के हालिए मिस्र (Egypt visit) दौरे के उपरांत स�

Institutionalisation of the Quad
Oct 15, 2020

Institutionalisation of the Quad

An Indo-Pacific security architecture would have to be evolved. This should ensure a free, open and rule-based Indo-Pacific confirming freedom of navi

Iraq - the Dynamics, ten years on
Mar 11, 2013

Iraq - the Dynamics, ten years on

A decade ago this month, the United States and its British auxiliaries abused international law by invading Iraq. India looked on helplessly then, but is it in a position to affect another unjust invasion, this time directed at Iran?

Malabar Exercise: A concert of democracies on the high seas
Oct 23, 2015

Malabar Exercise: A concert of democracies on the high seas

Exercise Malabar and the trilateral dialogue have assumed significance in the backdrop of the US' rebalance to Asia and India's Act East Policy. The growing convergence of interests among the US, Japan and India on issues such as the Indian Ocean, maritime security, respect for international law and a stable Asian security order has driven the trilateral dialogue.

North Korean crisis and the strategic space in Asia
Nov 29, 2017

North Korean crisis and the strategic space in Asia

It is necessary to contextualise the North Korean nuclear crisis with regards to Asian geopolitics and its implications for India.

One belt, one road, and now one circle
Feb 21, 2018

One belt, one road, and now one circle

The anticipated economic and strategic windfall from environmental change in the Arctic has spurred China to officially enunciate an Arctic policy. Ke

Operation Prosperity Guardian: Self-defence or overreach?
Jul 04, 2024

Operation Prosperity Guardian: Self-defence or overreach?

Did Operation Prosperity Guardian adhere to the principles of international law, or did it transgress legal boundaries in pursuit of strategic objecti

Quad Meets Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Mar 08, 2022

Quad Meets Amid Russian Invasion of Ukraine

There are clear differences between India and the rest of the Quad, but it is also evident they are willing to work together to resolve those differences.

Questioning the legality of unilateral economic sanctions
Nov 23, 2022

Questioning the legality of unilateral economic sanctions

Since the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions does not abide by international law, its use should be reconsidered

Setting the guardrails for AI in weapons
Jan 30, 2024

Setting the guardrails for AI in weapons

Any governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) needs to consider the deadliest applications of AI

Tango or Tangle? The BRICS challenge
Jun 11, 2022

Tango or Tangle? The BRICS challenge

BRICS was complicated from its inception, India must focus on its own priorities

The case against weaponising water
Feb 10, 2017

The case against weaponising water

With growing water scarcity across many parts of the world, competition over access to this vital resource has been known to spark conflict. Following the September 2016 Uri attack in India, the government made plans to retaliate against its neighbour by exercising its right to use water of the western rivers—allocated to Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty—by building dams, canals and reservoirs. This paper aims to address the legal, econ

The Pandemic Treaty – One ring to rule them all
Mar 04, 2023

The Pandemic Treaty – One ring to rule them all

How well are the needs of non-G7 countries being reflected in the negotiations for a “pandemic treaty”?

Troubled waters: FONOPS, UNCLOS, and global commons
Jun 30, 2022

Troubled waters: FONOPS, UNCLOS, and global commons

Is the United States using FONOPs to undermine the International Law of the Sea and are other powers such as China following suit?

UN report concludes Syrian government bombed hospitals
Apr 22, 2020

UN report concludes Syrian government bombed hospitals

For years now, the Syrian government has allegedly continued to violate the basic obligations of international law.

जागतिक दहशतवादाचा मुकाबला करण्यासाठी परस्पर सहकार्य आवश्यक
Oct 14, 2023

जागतिक दहशतवादाचा मुकाबला करण्यासाठी परस्पर सहकार्य आवश्यक

जागतिक दहशतवादाचा मुकाबला करण्यासाठी आंतरराष्ट्रीय समुदायांमध्ये आत्मविश्वास निर्माण करावा लागणार आहे. परस्पर सहकार्यातून हा प्रश्न सुटण्यास मदत होईल.

नव्या युगातील जागतिक संघर्ष : आंतरराष्ट्रीय न्यायालयाची (ICJ) भूमिका
Apr 20, 2024

नव्या युगातील जागतिक संघर्ष : आंतरराष्ट्रीय न्यायालयाची (ICJ) भूमिका

आंतरराष्ट्रीय कायद्यामध्ये पारंपरिक अर्थाने अंमलबजाव�

भारत की विदेश नीति में अंतरराष्ट्रीय क़ानून को शामिल किये जाने की ज़रूरत!
Jan 10, 2023

भारत की विदेश नीति में अंतरराष्ट्रीय क़ानून को शामिल किये जाने की ज़रूरत!

भारत को चाहिए कि वो अंतरराष्ट्रीय क़ानूनों का गंभीरता से

राष्ट्रीय सार्वभौमत्व आणि आंतरराष्ट्रीय कायदा
Dec 10, 2020

राष्ट्रीय सार्वभौमत्व आणि आंतरराष्ट्रीय कायदा

कॅनडाचे पंतप्रधान ट्रूडो हे राजकारण करत असून, त्यांची टिप्पणी कॅनडातील शीख समाजाचा पाठिंबा मिळवण्यासाठी केलेली आहे, असे काहींना वाटू शकते. पण यात गैर काय?

शस्त्रास्त्र प्रणालींमध्ये एआयची सुरक्षा कशी ठरवायची?
Feb 21, 2024

शस्त्रास्त्र प्रणालींमध्ये एआयची सुरक्षा कशी ठरवायची?

आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजन्स (एआय) वर कोणतेही नियम बनवताना, एआ�