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Forget the economics, it was geopolitics that dominated the G20 summit
Sep 05, 2016

Forget the economics, it was geopolitics that dominated the G20 summit

The Hangzhou G20 summit was about taking stock of the economic situation in a world where global recovery from the 2008 crisis remains sluggish.

Fragile politics: A necessary and sufficient condition for reforms
Jul 24, 2021

Fragile politics: A necessary and sufficient condition for reforms

India’s polity seems to accept big-bang economic reforms only under two co-existing circumstances: Political instability and an economic crisis.

From Rio to Paris: India in global climate politics
Dec 24, 2017

From Rio to Paris: India in global climate politics

This paper analyses India’s participation in more than two decades of global climate politics. India has transitioned from a protest voice on the fringes of global climate policy to one that is actively shaping international efforts to combat climate change. Analysis of the drivers behind India’s negotiating positions on climate change thus far has focused on the competing motives of equity and co-benefits, which has however been insufficient

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism
Jan 04, 2023

From West Asia to Afghanistan: The worrying rise of fractured geopolitics to fight terrorism

The cracks in the world order provide terrorist outfits ample space to regroup and reorganise

G7 Summit | Modi and Trump meet in the shadow of subcontinent’s changing geopolitics
Aug 26, 2019

G7 Summit | Modi and Trump meet in the shadow of subcontinent’s changing geopolitics

Donald Trump’s engagement with the Kashmir issue has a lot to do with his need to secure Pakistan’s backing for his Afghanistan policy.

Gas powers energy politics in Central Asia
Jul 23, 2007

Gas powers energy politics in Central Asia

The May 2007 summit at Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan between Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan has once again brought the Central Asian Republics (CARs), especially Turkmenistan, in the limelight of international energy politics.

Geopolitics and India-Israel flights
Apr 03, 2018

Geopolitics and India-Israel flights

The permission for Air India to fly over Saudi Arabia must be seen as a major breakthrough, cutting hours off flights between India and Israel

Geopolitics is shifting. India must be prepared
Dec 19, 2019

Geopolitics is shifting. India must be prepared

Continued efforts at looking beyond immediate horizons is required.

Geopolitics of International Health Regulations and the role of India’s G20 Presidency in IHR Reforms
Nov 07, 2022

Geopolitics of International Health Regulations and the role of India’s G20 Presidency in IHR Reforms

With India looking forward to its G20 presidency in 2023, it becomes a vital actor in pushing international health reforms

Geopolitics, geoengineering governance, and the role of developing countries
Nov 02, 2021

Geopolitics, geoengineering governance, and the role of developing countries

Developing countries that already have put in place a research base in geoengineering (such as India) should be at the forefront of demanding a govern

Great power politics and the tragedy of OBOR
Jul 12, 2017

Great power politics and the tragedy of OBOR

If OBOR is to be seen as China's 21st century Marshall Plan, the expanding economic influence would require deeper military commitments.

Great power politics is back with a twist
Dec 30, 2021

Great power politics is back with a twist

This year made it clear that the US-China strategic competition is not merely the figment of Donald Trump's imagination

How mainstream political parties enable separatist politics in Kashmir
Jan 30, 2019

How mainstream political parties enable separatist politics in Kashmir

Evolution of the electoral space has somehow not been able to take place at the cost of “all retentionist” separatist sentiment and politics.

How the French Presidential elections can alter European politics
Apr 14, 2022

How the French Presidential elections can alter European politics

The outcome of the ongoing French presidential elections will determine whether France prioritises fulfilling its responsibility to the EU more so ove

How the war in Ukraine is stress testing West Asia’s geopolitics
Nov 21, 2022

How the war in Ukraine is stress testing West Asia’s geopolitics

Gulf capitals are attracted towards the concept of ‘strategic autonomy’, one that is attractive on paper but challenging in practice

Imran is in jail, but still not out of politics
Aug 06, 2023

Imran is in jail, but still not out of politics

Despite all the crackdown against Imran, he is arguably more popular today than ever 

In politics, like in biz, bulk up to beat rivals
Mar 10, 2017

In politics, like in biz, bulk up to beat rivals

The govt’s budget needs to expand by at least one-fourth to accommodate the necessary capital spend.

India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific
Nov 13, 2019

India and great power politics in the Indo-Pacific

India needs to do a more convincing job as a beneficial strategic partner of ASEAN by boosting its domestic economic reforms agenda, enhancing regional connectivity, and increasing its presence in regional institutions. ASEAN too should be more specific in its expectations from New Delhi.

India and the Post-Pandemic Geopolitics
Jan 26, 2022

India and the Post-Pandemic Geopolitics

As a major beneficiary of economic globalisation, India must actively prevent a breakdown of the international economic order

India's new politics
Jan 23, 2014

India's new politics

At moments like this in Delhi, of political surrealism and bizarre events, it is worth turning to Robert Greene's "The 48 Laws of Power". Greene describes how politicians and leaders elsewhere in the world and, in history, had conducted themselves.

India, US must go beyond geopolitics
Oct 01, 2014

India, US must go beyond geopolitics

Whatever Modi may want to do in the coming years is circumscribed by the fact that India does not have too many cards in its hands. It is not an oil-rich country, or one with some ideology to export. It is a poor country whose primary goal is to transform the lives of its people.

India-Central Asia Summit: Shaping geopolitics in the extended neighbourhood
Feb 18, 2022

India-Central Asia Summit: Shaping geopolitics in the extended neighbourhood

The strategic convergence of India-Central Asian countries and the growing cooperation between the two is distinctly perceptible in the recent India-C

India: Crime-politics nexus, despite tall promises?
Apr 04, 2014

India: Crime-politics nexus, despite tall promises?

Crime and politics have had a very close nexus the world over. But in India, this trend became dominant and struck deep roots in mid-Sixties when the Indian National Congress, the country's oldest party, started losing its sway over the electorate.

Indian politics has decoupled winnings from victories
May 17, 2018

Indian politics has decoupled winnings from victories

The bigger question the Karnataka verdict poses to us is: in the emerging disruptive trend of India’s democracy does voter choice matter at all?

India’s G20 presidency: Bridging the gaps between science, policy, and politics
Sep 29, 2022

India’s G20 presidency: Bridging the gaps between science, policy, and politics

India's upcoming presidency could be an opportunity to make global health governance more democratic and evidence-based.

India’s Gender Digital Divide: Women and Politics on Twitter
Sep 14, 2023

India’s Gender Digital Divide: Women and Politics on Twitter

This study explores the spatial politics of Othering and whether women aremarginalized in political conversations online in India. It's methodology consists of an analysis of23,350 tweets over an eight-day period. It shows a significant underrepresentation of women inTwitter's political conversations, which mirrors a real-world marginalization of women in India'spolitical processes.

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil
Apr 04, 2023

India’s Moment in the Geopolitics of Oil

Global energy markets have battled continuous uncertainty over the past three years, disrupted first by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. India has been adept at navigating both these disruptions, using economic diplomacy to position itself favourably in the geopolitics of oil. New Delhi’s delicate balancing of its political relationship with both Washington DC and Moscow has been accompanied

International finance can't be divorced from politics: Ex-Economic Advisor to PM
Feb 25, 2015

International finance can't be divorced from politics: Ex-Economic Advisor to PM

International financial institutions are critical in global development and in achieving sustainable developmental goals, says Dr. Paul Cadario, while Mr. Ashok Lahiri says "international finance cannot be divorced from politics"

Is new urban middle class forcing change in politics?
Feb 06, 2013

Is new urban middle class forcing change in politics?

Though it is too early to interpret possible impact of the new activism of India's burgeoning urban middle class on nature and character of politics and system of governance, if we take recent global events as a sort of barometer, the change has already begun.

Is politics of hartal returning to Bangladesh?
Nov 26, 2010

Is politics of hartal returning to Bangladesh?

The people of Bangladesh are slowly becoming sceptical that they might soon be trapped into an era of unending street protests and violent political clashes. The root to this fear has been the long absence of the Opposition from Parliament and its efforts to settle political issues on the streets.

Islamist agitation and sculpture politics in Bangladesh
Dec 21, 2020

Islamist agitation and sculpture politics in Bangladesh

The Islamists have condemned all statues and sculptural exhibits as “un-Islamic,” though their stand has been challenged by many.

Japan's security policy in the era of new geopolitics
Mar 26, 2015

Japan's security policy in the era of new geopolitics

Japan is facing extremely dangerous situation in North East Asia where North Korea is developing nuclear weapons. It is also witnessing China's excessive assertiveness in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. So, situations like these will influence the way Japan will shape its security policy, says eminent Japanese scholar Prof. Shinichi Kitaoka.