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Europe, Russia and attitudes towards the ‘New Cold War’ between US and China
Jun 09, 2020

Europe, Russia and attitudes towards the ‘New Cold War’ between US and China

In the near future we will be able to observe a certain convergence of the diplomatic positions of Europe and Russia regarding the central problems of

Fate of plural, democratic India
Mar 03, 2020

Fate of plural, democratic India

In a diverse polity like India, discriminatory policies based on identity and citizenship are evoking diverse forms of resistance.

Federalism and Interstate River Water Governance in India
Jan 04, 2021

Federalism and Interstate River Water Governance in India

Interstate (River) Water Disputes (ISWDs) are a continuing challenge to federal water governance in India. Rooted in constitutional, historico-geographical, and institutional ambiguities, they tend to become prolonged conflicts between the states that share river basins. This paper examines the constitutional complexities, contentious political federalism, and identity-based electoral political dynamics that fuel ISWDs. It discusses the River

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at how football became a force that could shape the world
Jun 29, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at how football became a force that could shape the world

As the goals keep flowing, football continues to add verses to its confluences with geopolitics, identity, nationalism and globalisation. Over the years, the sport has consistently managed to hold a mirror to contemporary society.

Foreign policy: Regional issues and national concerns
Mar 22, 2013

Foreign policy: Regional issues and national concerns

In not agreeing to have a parliamentary resolution against Sri Lanka, the Parliament has demonstrated where politics ends and policy-making on a sensitive area as external affairs and neighbourhood relations begin.

Formulating open-space policies for India’s cities: The case of Mumbai
Apr 22, 2020

Formulating open-space policies for India’s cities: The case of Mumbai

Over the past decade, Mumbai’s civil society has raised concerns over the way in which the municipal corporation appears to be prioritising rapid development at the cost of the city’s public space. Indeed, the city has lost significant areas of its open spaces owing to various reasons, among them archaic policies, unrealistic goals, and the labyrinthine division of power and jurisdiction between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and othe

From fringe to mainstream: The extreme rightwing in Europe
Jul 01, 2020

From fringe to mainstream: The extreme rightwing in Europe

This ideological confusion between violence and politics has become even more opaque with the growth of ideologically overlapping subcultures online.

Gas emerging as important bridge fuel
May 23, 2012

Gas emerging as important bridge fuel

Gas in its varied avatars is going to become the most important bridge fuel for the next decades at least, with the world probably going to see very different gas markets dictating the geo-politics of the future.

Gender and Identity on Social Media
Sep 13, 2023

Gender and Identity on Social Media

This Issue Brief looks at the world of digital spaces and analyses issues such as the politics of silencing women; propriety; and health and gender-specific vulnerabilities.

Geo-technology: 5G and who builds the digital future, builds all of the future
Nov 02, 2020

Geo-technology: 5G and who builds the digital future, builds all of the future

Technology has been a fulcrum point for Trump’s disruption of the status-quos with China, with 5G leading the way

Germany’s dominant culture: Islamophobic or inclusive?
Feb 09, 2018

Germany’s dominant culture: Islamophobic or inclusive?

The biggest challenge for the Germans is perhaps introspecting who is a German and what do they want Germany’s future to be.

Great powers and small islands: The democratic powers need to “lean in”
Dec 19, 2022

Great powers and small islands: The democratic powers need to “lean in”

In the second of a two-part series, as the Indo-Pacific takes central focus in geopolitics, democratic nations must work to keep the region’s strate

Hamas attack against Israel seeks to counter-shape regional order in West Asia
Oct 09, 2023

Hamas attack against Israel seeks to counter-shape regional order in West Asia

Hamas attack and Israel’s response to these terror strikes will single-handedly reshape the trajectory of regional geopolitics at least in the near

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure
Mar 07, 2023

Hanging in the balance: Maldives Presidential race & big-ticket infrastructure

The volatile politics in Male at this crucial juncture can change the course of the Presidential race and the future of big-ticket infrastructure in t

Hard reforms vital, NDA needs to shun populism
Aug 09, 2017

Hard reforms vital, NDA needs to shun populism

Good politics must also be good economics. Acting irresponsibly is not politically rational — there is an appetite now amongst voters for hard reform.

Headless in Brussels
Jun 17, 2019

Headless in Brussels

The short European spring might be over if the European Union fails to come up with a more democratic mandate.

Hinduphobia infects economics—again
Mar 11, 2023

Hinduphobia infects economics—again

The Hindu rate of growth, like Sanatan Dharma, has evolved—Raghuram Rajan and other narrative economists are stuck in the past

How do you measure new movements?
Apr 11, 2013

How do you measure new movements?

During a discussion on "Urban Middle Classes and the Ascent of New Politics in India" at ORF, it was noted that success should not be measured in terms of the ability to ensure successful electoral outcomes but as an attempt to make better societies.

How to shape a welfarist agenda that ensures long-term, inclusive growth?
Apr 18, 2019

How to shape a welfarist agenda that ensures long-term, inclusive growth?

Competitive welfarism is a consequence of India's failure to deliver inclusive growth. Can it be shaped so future growth is assured?

Human rights and India's foreign policy
Mar 26, 2012

Human rights and India's foreign policy

India's vote at Geneva in favour of the UNHRC resolution critical of Sri Lanka possibly signals the increasing vulnerability of national interests to regional interests dictated by the necessity of coalition politics. India's this strategic folly would once again rebound to China's and Pakistan's advantage.

IMF’s $6 billion loan to Pakistan risks supporting its terror infrastructure
May 14, 2019

IMF’s $6 billion loan to Pakistan risks supporting its terror infrastructure

There is a deeper politics at play here, a politics of negotiation and a transaction of international power games that is diluting the dangers of Paki

In bucking army seniority, Modi takes a leaf from Pakistani playbook
Dec 20, 2016

In bucking army seniority, Modi takes a leaf from Pakistani playbook

A hard look at our politics and society suggests it may be a good idea to go by seniority alone till we become more complete ‘Indians’

Increasing influence of regional parties in foreign policy
Nov 24, 2011

Increasing influence of regional parties in foreign policy

The politics of Centre-State relations has been a powerful force in shaping India's foreign policy. India's rapid economic growth has furthermore given a new found influence to regional parties, leading to their disproportionate influence over the formulation of foreign policy.

India and a new Asian order
May 21, 2022

India and a new Asian order

India should join hands with Japan, South Korea, and Australia to collaborate on shared geopolitical and security interests so that it can counterbala

India and global trade governance: Redefining its ‘national’ interest
Dec 24, 2017

India and global trade governance: Redefining its ‘national’ interest

This paper considers and explains the shifts and consistencies in India’s engagement with structures of global trade governance beginning from the Uruguay round of trade negotiations in late 1980s. It makes three major arguments. First, that although India has participated actively in global trade negotiations since the establishment of the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) it was only under the present-day trade governance institut

India and the future of nuclear arms control
May 12, 2023

India and the future of nuclear arms control

India began its nuclear journey on a responsible note, and should continue to do so, even if arms control is a tall order amidst complex nuclear polit

India and the Global Commons: A Case Study of the International Solar Alliance
Aug 14, 2023

India and the Global Commons: A Case Study of the International Solar Alliance

This brief reviews the crucial role of India in global climate politics and highlights the country’s partnerships on sustainable energy in Africa through the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA). The brief finds that, beyond contributing to climate change mitigation, India—through ISA, in particular—is helping ensure energy security and sustainable livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa by providing poor communities access to natural, ec

India and the U.S. can together make tech more accessible to all
Jun 20, 2023

India and the U.S. can together make tech more accessible to all

A strategic partnership of two great democracies will counter the rising influence of techno-authoritarians.

India confident of Annapolis conference success
Nov 22, 2007

India confident of Annapolis conference success

Elevating India's standing in world politics, it has been invited to the next week's Annapolis conference on West Asia, convened by the United States, and it would be taking part in the conference, the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India for West Asia and Middle East Peace Process, Mr. C.R. Gharekhan announced here today.

India could help shape a whole new global consensus
Feb 12, 2024

India could help shape a whole new global consensus

The Davos model of globalization is in need of a successor that New Delhi could potentially offer

India Elections: Six lessons from Verdict 2019
May 23, 2019

India Elections: Six lessons from Verdict 2019

A mandate only places a particular politics in power; it does not mean, as in authoritarian regimes such as China, the power to run individual or coll

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East
Jun 13, 2022

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East

This episode illustrates the danger facing Indian foreign policy from domestic political developments, increasingly centered on religious conflict.

India losing its clout in South Asia
Jan 08, 2014

India losing its clout in South Asia

Beyond personalities and politics, there is one basic question we need to ask ourselves: Why even 66 years after independence, is New Delhi's influence in its region shrinking instead of expanding?

India-China power play gets new life in Maldives
Oct 07, 2023

India-China power play gets new life in Maldives

The victory of a pro-China government in the Maldives offers Beijing an opportunity to restore its influence in the Indian Ocean region

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity
Apr 09, 2024

India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Towards a New Discourse in Global Connectivity

This report presents an initial stocktaking of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) announced in 2023 following a meeting in New Delhi between the leaders of India, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, Germany, and the European Commission. Given that the participating economies contribute to almost half of the global GDP, there are many opportunities and challenges associated with the economic corridor.

India-Nordic relations: A mutual outreach
Jun 04, 2022

India-Nordic relations: A mutual outreach

India–Nordic partnership has metamorphosed over the years marking strategic convergence that significantly impacts bilateral and global geopolitics

India-Russia Defence Relations: Low Key, Yet Going Strong
Dec 16, 2010

India-Russia Defence Relations: Low Key, Yet Going Strong

India-Russia defence relations have already become mature which normally comes in alliance politics like anglo-saxon model or very special relationship like US-Israel. Very few parallel example can be found in case of other countries like the ones that Russia has developed with India.

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye
May 06, 2024

India-US cooperation in SA: Beyond what meets the eye

India, the world’s largest democracy, and the United States (US), the world’s oldest democracy, are heading to elections this year. The elections come when both democracies are increasing their cooperation in South Asia (SA) to maintain a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific and push back against an assertive and aggressive China.

India: Assessing the political messaging in view of COVID19
Apr 09, 2020

India: Assessing the political messaging in view of COVID19

The outbreak of a gargantuan health crisis in the form of COVID19 seems to have interrupted the monotony of dysfunctional and polarised politics, albeit in a limited way.

India: Vignettes from 2022 and beyond
Dec 30, 2022

India: Vignettes from 2022 and beyond

2022 was driven forward by the government’s relentless energy, drive, innovation, and rapid self-correction

Indian Regional Parties: Do They Genuinely Represent Regional Aspirations?
Nov 10, 2011

Indian Regional Parties: Do They Genuinely Represent Regional Aspirations?

While Non-Congress parties spare no opportunity to accuse the Congress Party of psychophancy and a feudal culture, regional parties are not far behind. In fact, they have perfected the art of dynastic politics, beating the Congress Party.