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Money matters: Discussing the economics of the INSTC
Apr 24, 2017

Money matters: Discussing the economics of the INSTC

India, Iran and Russia have decided to begin using the part-ready International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), a multimodal network of sea, rail and road routes between India, Iran, Central Asia and Russia. As the broader politics in the region undergo new configurations that may put to question the project’s prospects, and the evolving security situation demands continuous appraisal, it is time to refocus discussion on the economics o

National discourse needed on LEMOA
Sep 20, 2016

National discourse needed on LEMOA

There are no free lunches in international politics. LEMOA is thus a 'fair' exchange for the US backing India on civil nuclear deal.

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0
Jun 06, 2023

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0

The Biden administration has been uncommonly vigorous in shaping American policy to maintain American hegemony or Globalisation 2.0

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.

Navigating the  Digital 'Trilemma'
Oct 13, 2016

Navigating the Digital 'Trilemma'

Debates around internet policy have taken centre stage in domestic politics and international relations alike thus the stage is set for Digital Debate

Need for a ‘Chipko 2.0’ movement
Dec 20, 2017

Need for a ‘Chipko 2.0’ movement

Environment is becoming good politics. The timing is apt for both an administrative and political vision to give a Green Roadmap for India.

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa
Aug 01, 2013

Needless controversy over Modi's US visa

International politics rather than law or policy will also play a key role in a future Modi visit to the US. There is certainly an element of the hyperbole in Obama's declaration that the American relationship with India is "a defining partnership of the century ahead". But it contains more than a grain of truth.

Nepal: Supreme Court’s verdict on dissolution of Parliament and the emerging situation
Feb 26, 2021

Nepal: Supreme Court’s verdict on dissolution of Parliament and the emerging situation

The entire course of national politics has changed with the advent of the Supreme Court’s verdict.

Nepal’s political and economic transition
Jun 15, 2022

Nepal’s political and economic transition

In the face of growing domestic turmoil, how will Nepal manage geopolitical challenges that are brewing in the region?

Netanyahu returns to power in Israel
Nov 05, 2022

Netanyahu returns to power in Israel

Netanyahu’s return will most likely see another shift in relations between Israel and its foreign partners

New challenges, flexible partnerships—election season commences in South Asia
Sep 05, 2023

New challenges, flexible partnerships—election season commences in South Asia

As the Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh head toward elections, they continue to commit to democracy

New political developments in Maldives
Jun 12, 2023

New political developments in Maldives

Maldives’ political front seems to have been upturned as new political parties emerge in the face of the upcoming presidential elections

New strategic order: Nuclear conundrum
Sep 30, 2017

New strategic order: Nuclear conundrum

If military strength is the final argument in international politics, nuclear weapons are its most emphatic manifestation.

No place to hide
Sep 29, 2020

No place to hide

Power won’t leave India alone, even if Indians claim to be disinterested in power

No second innings for Imran Khan
Jun 01, 2023

No second innings for Imran Khan

Can Imran Khan make his way back into the centre-stage of Pakistan’s politics?

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.

Obama: Lessons on Caste and Babur
Nov 06, 2010

Obama: Lessons on Caste and Babur

It might be an interesting detail for a US President who has come up the Civil Rights ladder. The role caste politics in India has played in boosting Indo-US ties in recent years.

Ottawa’s folly: A travesty of statecraft
Sep 23, 2023

Ottawa’s folly: A travesty of statecraft

Statecraft needs more than just diplomacy. This bilateral crisis with India exposes Trudeau to be lacking in these key qualities.

Outer space and international security
Dec 28, 2019

Outer space and international security

The realm of space is “fluid, contested and driven by politics.”

Overcoming a climate of mistrust
Jan 08, 2024

Overcoming a climate of mistrust

A crisis of trust between developed and developing nations is poisoning the international climate regime. Taking responsibility on both sides is the f

Overcoming challenges to India-US defence cooperation
Oct 06, 2015

Overcoming challenges to India-US defence cooperation

Against the backdrop of increasing Chinese territorial assertiveness, the logic of geopolitics dictates that both India and the U.S. have vital interests in strengthening defense cooperation. In June, US and India signed a 10-year defence framework agreement.

Pakistan Army: The unyielding guardian
Feb 07, 2024

Pakistan Army: The unyielding guardian

In the upcoming elections, the likelihood of a new political leadership emerging in Pakistan which has a new approach and narrative remains slim

Pakistan General Elections 2018: What’s at Stake?
Jul 17, 2018

Pakistan General Elections 2018: What’s at Stake?

In well-functioning democracies where those who lose elections live to fight another day, the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan is a battle for survival for many of the main political players in the country. To begin with, the brazen intervention by the military establishment in the political process has left the polls little credibility. In many ways, the elections will set the future trajectory of politics in Pakistan. While the deck se

Pakistan in Yemen
Mar 31, 2015

Pakistan in Yemen

With Saudi Arabia now so fearful of a rising Iran, it is quite clearly Pakistan's payback time. And Yemen could mark the beginning of a new and more significant phase in Pakistan's involvement in the security politics of the Gulf.

Pakistan’s Afghan dilemma haunts the Islamabad-Rawalpindi nexus
May 09, 2022

Pakistan’s Afghan dilemma haunts the Islamabad-Rawalpindi nexus

Pakistan’s strategic calculations in Afghanistan have backfired, leaving it entangled in the complexities of the South Asian geopolitics.

Panchsheel 2014
Jul 04, 2014

Panchsheel 2014

As an increasingly powerful China seeks to reorder Asia, Delhi must firmly locate China's Panchsheel campaign in a clinical assessment of Asia's rapidly evolving geopolitics and its consequences for Indian security. China is doing what rising powers, including the US, have done before. But Delhi appears a long way from developing an appropriate strategy to cope with Asia's new power play.

Paradiplomacy in India: Evolution and operationalisation
Aug 24, 2017

Paradiplomacy in India: Evolution and operationalisation

Paradiplomacy as it is conducted by sub-state governments introduces the idea of decentralisation of political power to make regional governments prominent actors in the international sphere. This paper examines the scope for subnational diplomacy in India, as the country seeks to appreciate the significance of federalism and regionalism in promoting local interests, as well as identity, in current international politics. Regional governments ope

Patronage leaves us powerless
Aug 09, 2012

Patronage leaves us powerless

Get away from the barter system of vote bank politics. Politicians need to rise above petty politics and show they haven't got feet of Vernacular clay. This will be the first step to prove to the world that we are a mature democracy.

Political Salafism in South Asia
Dec 12, 2022

Political Salafism in South Asia

Salafist politics varies in different nations based on the broader political context

Post-poll, BJP need to tread carefully in J-K
Dec 30, 2014

Post-poll, BJP need to tread carefully in J-K

Given its unique position, the politics and governance of J&K have always depended on the good relations between the governments in New Delhi and Srinagar. When they have been disrupted, as happened in the 1983-87 period, it was disastrous for the state and the country.

President Asif Ali Zardari: Can he measure up to the challenges?
Sep 09, 2008

President Asif Ali Zardari: Can he measure up to the challenges?

Asif Ali Zardari, 53, the 12th President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is not new to politics, nor is he to the Machiavellian twists and turns necessary to survive in the intensely fratricidal politics of Pakistan where the final shots are called by the Chief of Army Staff.

President Nasheed wrests the initiative
Oct 29, 2010

President Nasheed wrests the initiative

Politics is no more news in Maldives. Even media commentaries these days focus on culture and other aspects even as the news columns take time off to report more on crimes like abuse of foreigners by resort employees and the like.

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India
May 11, 2023

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India

On 1 January 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs announced the establishment under its wing of the New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies (NEST) division. This marked a welcome addition to the government’s organisational capacities in an era increasingly being characterised by the interplay of technology, trade, security and geopolitics. This brief outlines the global and domestic context that will surround the operations of the NEST divis

Prospects of Building A New Nepal
Dec 07, 2006

Prospects of Building A New Nepal

The Observer Research Foundation hosted an exciting, in-depth interaction with Nepalese Maoist leaders Prachanda and Baburam Bhattarai on November 18, 2006. Addressing their first international audience together from the same platform, the Maoist leaders put before the distinguished gathering, which included political leaders, former diplomats and members of the academia and media, their vision about a new Nepal which they would like to bui

Protesting is a right, violence carries consequences
Dec 18, 2019

Protesting is a right, violence carries consequences

Those in charge of India’s governance, both at the Centre and in the States, need to understand the 21st century politics are at cross-purposes with

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia
Aug 17, 2023

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia

In November 2022, Qatar will become the first state in West Asia and the Arab world to host the coveted FIFA football World Cup. Doha’s winning the hosting rights has brought the country—home to only 2.9 million people, more than eight out of every ten of whom are foreign workers—out of the shadow of its large, and more powerful regional neighbours such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This brief views thi

Rand Paul's Libertarian view of the world
Jul 08, 2015

Rand Paul's Libertarian view of the world

Now thanks partly to Paul's bid for the Republican nomination, Libertarianism has become popular in American politics again. Tens of millions of Americans today are fiscally conservative, socially tolerant and sceptical of American military intervention abroad.

Reading the U.S. Elections
Nov 10, 2004

Reading the U.S. Elections

The current conventional wisdom now being voiced among American analysts is that the 2004 election is evidence of a conservative revolution in American politics. According to this view, the U.S. is now in the midst of a long-term shift to the right and the creation of an enduring Republican majority, akin to the Democratic majority coalition forged during the 1930s and the New Deal by Franklin Roosevelt.

Regional integration
Aug 30, 2018

Regional integration

India will have to carefully navigate the emerging regional geopolitics in BIMSTEC

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community
Nov 08, 2013

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community

This paper analyses the initiatives for regional integration in East Africa and the challenges that are being faced in this regard. The paper also examines the development initiatives taken by India in the region. Following the European withdrawal, statesmen ushering in independent Africa were faced with the dire prospect of addressing the many problems their colonial overlords had left upon them. Independent Africa was left in abject poverty

Reimagining the Anglo-India partnership
Apr 29, 2021

Reimagining the Anglo-India partnership

Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, India–UK ties remain unfettered to harness new strategic convergences in sync with contemporary realities

Responsible AI in the military: Moonshot or pipe dream?
Apr 26, 2023

Responsible AI in the military: Moonshot or pipe dream?

A global arms race and geopolitical pressures are shaping the military use of AI

Return of allianzpolitik
Jul 24, 2023

Return of allianzpolitik

European bloc politics could well extend to the Indo-Pacific this time, with China in view

Reviving the Cairo-Delhi Axis
Dec 04, 2022

Reviving the Cairo-Delhi Axis

Present-day geopolitics has provided a unique opportunity for both India and Egypt to bolster their relations

RIC needs to work for an Asian Trading Region
Nov 04, 2011

RIC needs to work for an Asian Trading Region

It's time economics replaced politics as the key driving force of the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral. The Big 3 of Asia has a major opportunity to create and drive an Asian Trading Region.

Rise of China has upped significance of Myanmar
Feb 21, 2015

Rise of China has upped significance of Myanmar

With the rise of China as an economic and military superpower, the significance of Myanmar in the geo-politics of the region has assumed new dimensions. India therefore cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the country where till recently Chinese influence was allowed to grow unchallenged.