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The geopolitics of China's new energy route
Jun 20, 2013

The geopolitics of China's new energy route

China's new gas pipelines from Myanmar will provide an alternative route for Beijing to import energy supplies. This is important for China given US maritime supremacy in the region. But the strategic advantage that Beijing gains out of the pipelines in the long-term depends on developments inside Myanmar and China's relations with it.

The geopolitics of de-risking from China: Is India in for a win?
Feb 02, 2024

The geopolitics of de-risking from China: Is India in for a win?

As major economies attempt to de-risk from China, India can make the most of this opportunity by attracting global economic investments in varied sect

The geopolitics of the green mobility transition
Apr 01, 2022

The geopolitics of the green mobility transition

Russia’s aggression in Ukraine might have unintended consequences for the green mobility transition.

The India-Pakistan war that influences South Asian politics to this day
Dec 05, 2013

The India-Pakistan war that influences South Asian politics to this day

In the 1971 war against Pakistan, had Indian forces managed to push beyond Turtok and capture Thang, the subsequent Pakistani adventure in Kargil in 1999 or the threat to Siachen would have been infructuous.

The Indus imbroglio: Hostile hydropolitics and lack of integrated basin governance
Feb 08, 2023

The Indus imbroglio: Hostile hydropolitics and lack of integrated basin governance

The politicisation of the water issues of the Indus system has overshadowed the much-required integrated basin governance

The international politics of data: When control trumps protection
Oct 26, 2022

The international politics of data: When control trumps protection

The general impetus seems to be control of data flows by nation states and not protection of data and privacy

The link between education and participation of women in politics
Jan 29, 2022

The link between education and participation of women in politics

The gender disparity in politics indicates the need to promote education amongst women, thus, enabling greater political participation

The new calculus of variable geometries in geopolitics
Nov 05, 2021

The new calculus of variable geometries in geopolitics

Middle powers with multiple partnerships like India can play a big role in the emerging global order

The politics and geopolitics of Bangladesh’s “India Out” campaign
Apr 23, 2024

The politics and geopolitics of Bangladesh’s “India Out” campaign

The "India Out" campaign in Bangladesh following the recent general election seems to be an attempt by the Opposition to further their political prosp

The Politics of Aid in Afghanistan
Jul 02, 2019

The Politics of Aid in Afghanistan

The Afghans need to pick up the spade and start doing their own digging — they must come out of the war economy mindset that facilitates aid money p

The politics of Balakot
Mar 20, 2019

The politics of Balakot

Notwithstanding Pakistan’s best efforts to steer the Pulwama narrative to its advantage, what should worry us is the political orchestration that has not ceased yet.

The politics of geography and economy — Will Asian geopolitics become hostage to the Middle Kingdom narrative?
Dec 28, 2020

The politics of geography and economy — Will Asian geopolitics become hostage to the Middle Kingdom narrative?

With both China and the United States jockeying for position, nearly every geopolitical challenge facing Asia will be exacerbated by this new phase of

The politics of surgical strikes
Dec 12, 2018

The politics of surgical strikes

The hyped jingoistic ‘surgical’ action did nothing to deter Pakistani ‘misadventure’

The politics of the redback: Chinese economic statecraft and global finance
Nov 22, 2017

The politics of the redback: Chinese economic statecraft and global finance

An internationally accepted ‘redback’ and financial institutions under Beijing give China the requisite arsenal to project economic influence and

The politics of vaccines
Apr 30, 2021

The politics of vaccines

Direct criticism for scarce or expensive vaccines at the government, not the private sector

The Politics of Water Governance in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin
Sep 14, 2023

The Politics of Water Governance in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

Transboundary water politics in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin areaffected not only by inter-government relations between India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh,but also by dynamics on different scales, including the hydropolitics between Indian stateswithin the basin. At the same time, the disputed issues, and the patterns of power dynamicsbetween actors, are similar in transboundary interactions in the basin as well as in inter-stateinteracti

The Quagmire of Pakistani Politics-will it last?
Jun 29, 2004

The Quagmire of Pakistani Politics-will it last?

The President of Pakistan had expected his handpicked Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, to perform his bidding and strengthen his position. But President Musharraf was disappointed. He, therefore, felt that a change was essential in order to secure his own place and keep the other power players content.

The question of whether art is for pleasure or politics
Dec 19, 2019

The question of whether art is for pleasure or politics

It is not just the art on offer that can be categorised as “political” — but also the platforms.

The realignment of geopolitics after the Taliban takeover and what it means for India
Aug 18, 2021

The realignment of geopolitics after the Taliban takeover and what it means for India

The burial of another superpower in the graveyard of empires resets the regional security balance in South Asia with New Delhi being left to make some

The Relevance of Ancient Indian Strategy in Contemporary Geopolitics
Jul 01, 2021

The Relevance of Ancient Indian Strategy in Contemporary Geopolitics

This brief examines India’s relations with Pakistan and China using the lens of Kautilya, the ancient Indian strategic thinker—and argues for pragmatism: assessing the basis and severity of the threats, searching for possible strategic opportunities amidst the risks, and overall, avoiding the scenario of a two-front war. It begins by acknowledging that Pakistan and China view India through different prisms: for Pakistan, that of ideology; and

The rise of null politics
Mar 15, 2017

The rise of null politics

The elections of this motley crew, with their limited interest in liberalism, has been dubbed the ‘rise of the right’ across the world.

The slow return of Syria into mainstream West Asian politics
Dec 22, 2021

The slow return of Syria into mainstream West Asian politics

An attempt is being made to draw Damascus back into mainstream politics; however, the influence of foreign actors over the war-torn country will make

The Ukraine crisis: Assessing the impact on Biden’s domestic politics
Mar 03, 2022

The Ukraine crisis: Assessing the impact on Biden’s domestic politics

The Ukraine crisis coupled with US’ domestic challenges is weighing down on the Biden administration

The US and changing geopolitics of the Red Sea
Jul 16, 2022

The US and changing geopolitics of the Red Sea

A great power scramble for the Red Sea region is witnessed as recent geopolitical events have boosted the strategic relevance of the region.

The US and China's 'new model' of international politics still excludes India
Jun 10, 2013

The US and China's 'new model' of international politics still excludes India

On the surface, the two-day summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama seems to be yet another step signalling that the world is headed towards a bipolar polity dominated by the US and China. But a deeper analysis will show that it is part of a more subtle effort by the US to protect its global dominance, which from the Indian point of view may not be such a bad thing.

They link power, politics and business
Jan 27, 2015

They link power, politics and business

Much in the manner that the Sino-American dツtente transformed the Asian balance of power in the 1970s, the construction of a strong strategic partnership between India and America is bound to change the Asian geopolitical order and rejig the regional alignments.

Three trends in geopolitics and geoeconomics in 2021
Jan 04, 2021

Three trends in geopolitics and geoeconomics in 2021

The story of 2021 in the global economy will continue to be dominated by the pandemic — but examining these trends will help us understand the struc

Transformative elections bring post-identity politics
Apr 23, 2014

Transformative elections bring post-identity politics

The 2014 general elections are all about the economy, jobs, good governance and rising aspirations. Survey after survey conclusively agree that for most voters what matters is stable employment, steady income, corruption free governance and a decisive leadership.

Triple talaq and marital rape: Politics and patriarchy Trump gender justice
Aug 31, 2017

Triple talaq and marital rape: Politics and patriarchy Trump gender justice

Why is the Modi government not showing the same support for criminalising marital rape as it did with outlawing triple talaq. After all, gender violence is not religion, class or caste specific.

Trump's politics the new normal in US
Nov 19, 2018

Trump's politics the new normal in US

While the Republican Party is becoming more firmly entrenched in the rural, mainly white parts of the country, the suburban areas are going in the Democratic direction

Two divides redefine South Korea’s politics
Jun 21, 2022

Two divides redefine South Korea’s politics

Creating opportunities for women in different spheres to tackle gender inequality has invoked fear amongst young Korean men about losing opportunities

UIDAI-NPR row: Identity politics of a different kind
Apr 07, 2012

UIDAI-NPR row: Identity politics of a different kind

The tussle between the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the National Population Register (NPR) is not about turf. It's about bureaucracy's control over us.

Unending politics of portraits
May 11, 2018

Unending politics of portraits

Whatever be MA Jinnah's connection with Aligarh Muslim University, penniless refugees who came to India post-Partition deserve better than to once again be faced with religious zealots who are keen on putting Jinnah on a pedestal that he is most undeserving of

UP Assembly Polls: Dissecting the identity politics conundrum
Feb 07, 2022

UP Assembly Polls: Dissecting the identity politics conundrum

The upcoming elections in UP reinforces the centrality of identity politics as parties continue to employ community outreach strategies