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A tough road ahead for Central Asia
Mar 17, 2022

A tough road ahead for Central Asia

The Central Asian Republics face economic challenges because of the unceasing sanctions imposed on Russia coupled with its own social-economic prob

A year of Ukraine Crisis: Where do EU-India relations stand?
Mar 14, 2023

A year of Ukraine Crisis: Where do EU-India relations stand?

As the ties between India and the EU continue to flourish, it is clear that the mutual need for greater security and economic cooperation may continue

Afghanistan: Biden’s first problem
Feb 22, 2021

Afghanistan: Biden’s first problem

The Taliban haven’t held up their side of the bargain — the intra-Afghan dialogue is stuck and a ceasefire is nowhere in sight.

AI Chips for China Face Additional US Restrictions
Apr 08, 2024

AI Chips for China Face Additional US Restrictions

China has criticized the latest round of new rules by saying that it will “disrupt the international semiconductor market as well as cooperation among enterprises.”

Amidst US-China standoff Huawei battles for survival
Jul 09, 2019

Amidst US-China standoff Huawei battles for survival

As the conflict over Huawei persists, allegations and counter-allegations from all sides are flying in different directions.

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns
Feb 01, 2024

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns

North Korea's decision to abandon its long-term aim of reunification with South Korea presents a complex situation for the Korean Peninsula and also t

Being pragmatic with Pyongyang
May 02, 2017

Being pragmatic with Pyongyang

The U.S. must realise that neither more sanctions nor military strikes are viable options to rein in North Korea

Beyond JCPOA — Chabahar
Jul 21, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — Chabahar

The imposition of fresh sanctions on Iran jeopardises the Chabahar project. Not only do sanctions deter countries and companies from doing business wi

Beyond JCPOA — China
Jul 21, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — China

While the US economic sanctions are likely to have implications for China’s investments in Iran, they inadvertently motivate Iran to look out for al

Beyond JCPOA — Economics
Jul 21, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — Economics

With the imposition of sanctions on Iran, India is left with two options: either find other avenues of oil imports or risk facing the US sanctions.

Brave New Digital Europe
Sep 15, 2023

Brave New Digital Europe

In the last few years, the European Union has been developing alternative ways of digital governance. This 'European way' could represent a shared model for new players worldwide, or else, herald the beginning of the fragmentation of the World Wide Web. These developmentsfrom rulings of the European Court of Justice on 'the right to be forgotten' and on safe harbour, to record-breaking sanctions for violations of competition law, to standard�

Caught in US-Iran tangle
Jul 23, 2018

Caught in US-Iran tangle

Trump Tantrum: US sanctions on Iran threaten to hit India’s strategic interests in West Asia

Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges
Mar 25, 2022

Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges

The western sanctions imposed on Russia has affected the oil imports made by India and has therefore adversely impacted the economy.

Chabahar Port: India's counterweight to China's BRI in Eurasia
May 15, 2024

Chabahar Port: India's counterweight to China's BRI in Eurasia

The Chabahar Port deal between India and Iran can help the former gain connectivity to Eurasia and counter China’s growing regional influence

Chabahar, port of a smart call
May 16, 2024

Chabahar, port of a smart call

India's ability to successfully execute a 10-year agreement on the Chabahar port showcases New Delhi's continuing ability to manoeuvre in a geopolitically fragmented world.

Chabahar’s opportunities and challenges
May 28, 2024

Chabahar’s opportunities and challenges

The geopolitics around India’s play in Chabahar and Iran’s leverages are interesting

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder
Aug 18, 2022

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder

Tensions in Taiwan Strait are an allegory for the Sino-American joust to dominate tomorrow's tech world

Communist Party of China (CPC) declares victory over COVID
Feb 22, 2023

Communist Party of China (CPC) declares victory over COVID

China claims to have beaten COVID amidst global scepticism over the data released by it

Cordial yet cold: Explaining China's aversion to international sanction regimes
Nov 03, 2014

Cordial yet cold: Explaining China's aversion to international sanction regimes

China has sometimes been cordial to sanction imposers depending on the issue-salience of the sanction, yet its posture towards international sanctions regimes remains cold, especially when they conflict with its national interests.

Crisis in Niger: West Africa at the cusp of a proxy war
Aug 05, 2023

Crisis in Niger: West Africa at the cusp of a proxy war

Niger is quickly becoming a new flashpoint in great power competition as ECOWAS mulls military intervention in the wake of the coup in Niger

Dealing with the Iran conundrum — The future of the nuclear non-proliferation regime
Jun 13, 2019

Dealing with the Iran conundrum — The future of the nuclear non-proliferation regime

The lack of consensus amongst key stakeholders in the nuclear non-proliferation regime has been an underlying factor in the discord that surrounds san

Elections in Bangladesh: A kaleidoscopic overview
Dec 06, 2023

Elections in Bangladesh: A kaleidoscopic overview

Bangladesh’s domestic political climate remains highly charged as it heads for election in 2024 despite nationwide protests

Examining economic boycotts: The case of the Israel-Palestine conflict
May 14, 2024

Examining economic boycotts: The case of the Israel-Palestine conflict

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has gained momentum as more people protest against Israel’s actions in Gaza by boycotting Isra

Fear of Persia: Saudis call for a Gulf Arab Union
May 16, 2012

Fear of Persia: Saudis call for a Gulf Arab Union

As Delhi focuses on managing Washington's pressure to reduce oil imports from Iran and avoid the imposition of unilateral U.S. economic sanctions on India, it could easily miss the unfolding power play in the Gulf between Tehran and Riyadh.

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh
Jan 29, 2024

From Neglect to Revival: Making Sense of Russia’s Outreach to Bangladesh

Despite sharing a close historical relationship based on the Soviet Union’s support during the 1971 Liberation War, Bangladesh had for long been out of the scope of Russia’s foreign policy priorities. This is best exemplified by the fact that no Soviet/Russian foreign minister had visited the country until September 2023. However, amid Western sanctions due to its war in Ukraine and tensions with the US, Russia is seeking to reinvigorate ties

From Pokhran-II to 'Make in India': India’s economic dimensions and defence capabilities
May 12, 2023

From Pokhran-II to 'Make in India': India’s economic dimensions and defence capabilities

As India modernises its defence capabilities and becomes self-reliant in defence manufacturing, it will become a key player in the global defence indu

Georgian Dream Party has blown up Tbilisi’s track to Europe
May 29, 2024

Georgian Dream Party has blown up Tbilisi’s track to Europe

The Foreign Agents Law has to be looked at beyond the Russia factor; understanding the political dynamics and the role of NGOs in modern-day Georgia r

In West Asia, don’t confuse tactical de-escalation with strategic alignment
Mar 31, 2023

In West Asia, don’t confuse tactical de-escalation with strategic alignment

The structural pretext that drove West Asia’s cycle of competition and proxy conflict is still in place without a clear solution in sight

India and the China-Taiwan Conflict: The Military Dimension
Mar 27, 2023

India and the China-Taiwan Conflict: The Military Dimension

Proactively taking advantage of China’s involvement in the Taiwan Strait to fight China in multiple theatres is something Indian military planners should think about.

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 Tango With The West Over Russian Oil
May 20, 2023

India's Tango With The West Over Russian Oil

India will be there at the G-7 to remind the West once again that it is playing an important role in the global oil market.

India's trade diplomacy in South Asia
Mar 30, 2013

India's trade diplomacy in South Asia

India's exports would go down if economic sanctions are imposed on Sri Lanka as sought by some people in Tamil Nadu, affecting farmers, manufacturers and suppliers in the State, says former President of the India-ASEAN-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce.

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-Russia oil trade and investments—an evolving facet of the historic bilateral
Sep 11, 2023

India-Russia oil trade and investments—an evolving facet of the historic bilateral

The policy-oriented approach that the partners have adhered to in furthering their cooperation in the energy sector is a testament to the strength and

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy
Oct 03, 2019

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, its imposition of Iran oil sanctions, its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

India’s G20 presidency: Priorities in trade and correcting supply chains
Jan 31, 2023

India’s G20 presidency: Priorities in trade and correcting supply chains

India’s G20 presidency is an opportunity that allows the developing world to play a leading role in bringing back the world economy to pre-pandemic

India’s Iran conundrum is back
Apr 29, 2019

India’s Iran conundrum is back

The Trump administration’s sanctions hardball puts New Delhi in a tight spot.

India’s Nuclear Revolution, 25 Years after Pokhran
May 12, 2023

India’s Nuclear Revolution, 25 Years after Pokhran

On Pakistan, India should be more willing to use conventional military options and call out Pakistan’s nuclear bluff

India’s options as US announces end of Iran waiver 
Apr 24, 2019

India’s options as US announces end of Iran waiver 

The United States’ decision to end waivers from Iran sanctions for countries dependent on Iranian oil poses tough political and economic questions f

Iran turns the bend?
Apr 28, 2014

Iran turns the bend?

This year, India's and China's crude oil imports from Iran has risen sharply - up by 43% year-on-year basis and 36% year-on-year basis respectively, according to a Reuters report. World's oil giant companies have also shown interest to return to Iran. Do these indicate that Iran has turned the bend and worst phase of sanctions is over?

Iran’s BRICS membership: “Hello to the new world”?
Oct 03, 2023

Iran’s BRICS membership: “Hello to the new world”?

Iran views its BRICS membership as a foreign policy success, however, whether this move will translate into long-term benefits remains to be seen

Iran’s SCO Accession: A timely yet insufficient gambit
Sep 19, 2022

Iran’s SCO Accession: A timely yet insufficient gambit

The changing world order has opened the doors of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to Iran, but whether it will prove useful to the country is yet

Iraq Policy of the United States: Dimensions of Failure
Jan 25, 2007

Iraq Policy of the United States: Dimensions of Failure

The invasion and occupation of Iraq in March-April 2003 by a 'Coalition of the Willing' led by the United States was the second part of the response to the outrage conducted by a non-state actor on September 11, 2001. This was perceived in Washington as a gift from history, an opportunity to reshape a region of crucial relevance to the politics and economics of the western world. The impulse for drastic action was greater because notwithstanding

Is India’s Chabahar calculus in trouble?
Jul 21, 2020

Is India’s Chabahar calculus in trouble?

Recent developments bring to light two key costs for India as it seeks to pursue its interests at Chabahar: access to Afghanistan and its leadership i

Is the BRICS currency another non-starter?
May 24, 2023

Is the BRICS currency another non-starter?

Not only do there exist practical difficulties in pursuing a common BRICS currency, but the other constituents of the bloc may consequently end up inc

McGuffin or not? The US-India defence 'technology' relationship
Feb 02, 2013

McGuffin or not? The US-India defence 'technology' relationship

The growing US-India defence relationship would have been unthinkable in the past days of sanctions. Whether communication between the two countries' systems can be improved or not will be a key determinant in how far, and fast, it can go.

Navigating controversies: The UN Panel(s) of Experts
Apr 29, 2024

Navigating controversies: The UN Panel(s) of Experts

The recurring elimination of the UN Panels of Experts by Russia although doesn’t affect the sanction regime, it does impair the monitoring of these