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Imran’s paradox: Legal wins, political troubles
Dec 26, 2019

Imran’s paradox: Legal wins, political troubles

Recent verdicts have strengthened civilian authority in principle, but left the PM in a spot with the army

In Iran–Saudi tensions, the stakes are global
Oct 01, 2019

In Iran–Saudi tensions, the stakes are global

The ensuing kerfuffle between the US, Iran and Saudi Arabia has displayed the different directions that both Riyadh and Washington have taken, despite

In its mission to go green, India must focus on just transition
Jun 23, 2021

In its mission to go green, India must focus on just transition

The measure of a successful energy transition must go beyond statistics of installed capacity of renewables, investments and number of jobs. While these are important, the face of the transition should become the lives, livelihoods and well-being of the economy

In post-ISIS Iraq, Iran emerges a significant player
Oct 26, 2017

In post-ISIS Iraq, Iran emerges a significant player

It is bewildering to notice the whimper and not the promised bang ISIS ended with.

In search of China's grand strategy
Apr 19, 2017

In search of China's grand strategy

It is evident that China's grand-strategic priorities are tilted towards continued economic growth under the CPC watch.

India and France in the Indian Ocean: The making of a new strategic partnership
May 21, 2022

India and France in the Indian Ocean: The making of a new strategic partnership

India and France's shared maritime security and geopolitical interests in the Indo-Pacific encourage the two nations to strengthen their strategic mar

India and France partner for expedition to Venus
Oct 08, 2020

India and France partner for expedition to Venus

India has long valued France’s partnership on issues ranging from defense and space exploration to civil nuclear power generation.

India and France: A joint step forward
May 27, 2020

India and France: A joint step forward

The signing of a Strategic Partnership in 1998 between France and India under President Jacques Chirac was the first step in a partnership that has gr

India and Iran: More than what meets the eye
Aug 23, 2017

India and Iran: More than what meets the eye

It is in New Delhi’s interests to maintain cordial relations with Iran.

India and Latin America: Where ignorance is not bliss
Sep 12, 2017

India and Latin America: Where ignorance is not bliss

India and South America have barely managed to maintain minimal bilateral ties for the last several decades. Absent strong ties in geography, what India and South America have instead is a shared post-colonial history. Colonised by European powers for several centuries, both began their journey as independent countries under conditions of underdevelopment and having inexperienced polities with a limited foreign policy agenda. Today, it is not onl

India and the Trans-Afghan Gas pipeline
Sep 29, 2003

India and the Trans-Afghan Gas pipeline

India has decided to adopt a wait and watch approach to the ongoing negotiations that aim to revive the trans-Afghan gas Pipeline (TAP) project. The proposed US$ 2.5 billion gas pipeline project is expected to transfer of 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas

India is dangerously close to becoming an also-ran
Sep 18, 2019

India is dangerously close to becoming an also-ran

The Modi government can choose to be part of a massive Indo-Pacific trading bloc, or succumb to isolationism. China complicates the choice.

India should strike right balance in Saudi, Iran ties: Expert
May 02, 2019

India should strike right balance in Saudi, Iran ties: Expert

The political tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran can be better understood through the lens of ‘regimes.’

India's 'number one' rank in FDI: Is it enough, even if it's true?
Nov 02, 2015

India's 'number one' rank in FDI: Is it enough, even if it's true?

Even if we go by the Financial Times' FDI figure, let's remember that having low FDI inflows for a year or half a year does not mean much. China has received, on average, $100 billion per year in the last decade compared to India's annual $20 billion figure. The best way to compare is looking at the per-capita FDI stock, which is $691 for China compared to $181 for India in 2013.

India's low carbon transition
Jun 02, 2017

India's low carbon transition

India has made a push towards a low carbon economic transition by expanding its renewable energy capacity by 350% over the past 13 years.

India's stranded workers
Jan 08, 2020

India's stranded workers

Across the world, workforces 'stranded' by technological, regulatory, or climatic change have become politically crucial to the rise of populism

India, France and the Pacific: Where an old friend might get in the way of new partnerships
Oct 19, 2016

India, France and the Pacific: Where an old friend might get in the way of new partnerships

India must contextualise France in a region-specific sense because in the Pacific the French are associated with colonial past and present.

India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022
Nov 19, 2022

India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022

The strong strategic and political foundation as well as the trust between India and France provide for accelerated defense and security ties in the coming years.

India, Iran and the story of Chabahar
Oct 27, 2014

India, Iran and the story of Chabahar

After over a decade of declared intentions, India has finally decided to put money on the strategically important Chabahar project. It's a sad story of how bold intentions of leaders were stalled by the different perspectives in different ministries of the Government itself.

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle
Dec 22, 2007

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle

Dr P R Kumaraswamy, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, initiated a discussion on ¿India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle¿ at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation on 22 December 2007.

India, Iran, and the Afghanistan crisis
Nov 22, 2021

India, Iran, and the Afghanistan crisis

Can Iran and India come together to manage the Afghanistan crisis and the security threat posed by it?

India-Bangladesh Trans-Boundary River Management: Understanding the Tipaimukh Dam Controversy
Jan 18, 2020

India-Bangladesh Trans-Boundary River Management: Understanding the Tipaimukh Dam Controversy

This brief offers a way to rethink the ongoing dispute between India and Bangladesh over the former’s plan to build a high dam on River Barak (known as Surma-Kushiyara and Meghna in Bangladesh) at Tipaimukh in the state of Manipur. It identifies the origins of different sources of water for Bangladesh’s Haor, the region that is widely feared to be under threat by India’s planned dam. The brief recommends the conduct of a comprehensive study

India-France Agree on Space Security Dialogue
Sep 07, 2021

India-France Agree on Space Security Dialogue

India has held such dialogues with the U.S. and Japan in the past.

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy
May 14, 2021

India-France Naval Exercise: Growing Strategic Synergy

France has emerged as one of India’s closest strategic partners and the relationship is likely to bloom further in the coming years.

India-France Trilaterals in the Indo-Pacific: Imperatives, Interests, Initiatives
Nov 04, 2023

India-France Trilaterals in the Indo-Pacific: Imperatives, Interests, Initiatives

By broadening the scope of bilateral cooperation from the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to encompass the entire Indo-Pacific region, the India-France Indo-Pacific Roadmap, released in July 2023, underscores the importance of moving beyond the traditional self-centred approach to foster a more outward-looking dynamic with key regional partners. The cooperative trilateral mechanisms established by India and France in 2020 (India-France-Australia) and i

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions
May 14, 2015

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions

India's deepening engagement with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Israel could also moderate New Delhi's diplomatic ties with Tehran. India-Iran relations were at their peak during then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to Tehran in 2001 and then Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's visit to India in 2003.

India-Iran energy diplomacy: Facts & tacts of balancing act
May 31, 2013

India-Iran energy diplomacy: Facts & tacts of balancing act

India's ties with Iran have clearly been strained by the latter's tumultuous relationship with the United States, with the Iran factor equally imposing constraints on India-US relations. India has had to walk a diplomatic tightrope in balancing its relationships with these countries.

India-Iran relations require rethinking: Advisor to Iranian President
Apr 19, 2011

India-Iran relations require rethinking: Advisor to Iranian President

India and Iran are not in the place they deserve to be in the global order, and they can play a more important and significant role by enhancing their cooperation, according to Mr. Ali Akbar Javanfekr, presidential advisor for press affairs to Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran.

India-Iran ties: More challenges than opportunities
Feb 19, 2018

India-Iran ties: More challenges than opportunities

The visit by Iran’s president to New Delhi has come at a tricky time in the bilateral relationship.

India-Iran: The parting of ways
May 14, 2019

India-Iran: The parting of ways

India has completely stopped the import of oil from Iran to comply with a US order reimposing sanctions on the country.

India: Aiming for Sustainable Global Value Chains and a net-zero transition
Oct 19, 2022

India: Aiming for Sustainable Global Value Chains and a net-zero transition

Indian businesses will play a crucial role in championing climate change action while simultaneously integrating it into sustainable GVCs

India: Single engineering entrance exam at the eye of a storm
Jun 15, 2012

India: Single engineering entrance exam at the eye of a storm

The controversy over the proposed single entrance examination for all engineering studies, including those at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), has brought serious issues into the open.

Indian and European engagement patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa
Apr 01, 2021

Indian and European engagement patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa

A cross-analysis of the three regions indicates multiple complementarities between India and Europe vis-à-vis Africa — and that there are good reasons to initiate triangular cooperation in certain sectors.