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Ukraine Conflict: Putin’s desperation and cracks within Russia are beginning to show
Oct 12, 2022

Ukraine Conflict: Putin’s desperation and cracks within Russia are beginning to show

The tide of the war has turned against Moscow. But the Russian president and his close advisers do not acknowledge that reality and have resorted to nuclear sabre rattling

Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Advantage China in Central Asia
Nov 23, 2023

Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Advantage China in Central Asia

The Central Asian Republics (CARs) have, in recent years, implemented multifaceted foreign policies to achieve strategic autonomy and limit China’s influence and Russia's traditional sway. But domestic uprisings in the CARs, the Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan, and now the Russia-Ukraine conflict have given China new opportunities to strengthen its presence in Central Asia. This brief investigates China's increased engagement with the CARs

Between a rock and a hard place: African position on the Russia–Ukraine conflict
Mar 11, 2022

Between a rock and a hard place: African position on the Russia–Ukraine conflict

Equivocal sentiments emanate from African countries on their stance on voting for the UN resolution demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrai

China’s doublespeak on the Ukraine conflict
Feb 06, 2023

China’s doublespeak on the Ukraine conflict

China hopes to chip away at the West’s resolve to partake in the event of its confrontation with Taiwan by prolonging the current war waged by Russi

China’s endgame in the Russia-Ukraine conflict
Jan 19, 2023

China’s endgame in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

According to the Chinese internal discourse, a prolonged war between Russia and Ukraine seems to best serve China’s strategic interests

China’s steadily expanding investments in Russia since the Ukraine conflict
Jul 26, 2023

China’s steadily expanding investments in Russia since the Ukraine conflict

Chinese investment in Russia has surged but it also raises concerns about the potential loss of sovereignty and control over key sectors of the econom

Lessons from the Ukraine conflict for India’s national security management
Feb 28, 2022

Lessons from the Ukraine conflict for India’s national security management

India should strengthen its national security as the Ukraine conflict unveils new fronts on which future wars would be waged.

One year on, the US is more entrenched in Russia-Ukraine conflict
Feb 28, 2023

One year on, the US is more entrenched in Russia-Ukraine conflict

The US has remained committed to providing assistance to Ukraine while being cautious enough not to get dragged into the conflict

Riding the storm: Russia’s economic landscape since the Ukraine conflict
Feb 28, 2024

Riding the storm: Russia’s economic landscape since the Ukraine conflict

Since the Ukraine war, Russia’s economy has developed resilience against sanctions. However, the escalating military expenditure, while boosting sho

The military lessons from the Ukraine conflict
Jun 01, 2022

The military lessons from the Ukraine conflict

India should quickly adapt and learn from the gaps exposed in the Russian military during the Ukraine crisis.

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict: Impact on Southeast Asia
Mar 11, 2023

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict: Impact on Southeast Asia

The disruptions in the supply of key commodities have affected the geographically-distant economies of Southeast Asia

The Russia-Ukraine conflict: A war of attrition
Aug 01, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine conflict: A war of attrition

For Ukraine to win this war, successful diplomatic and military approaches, a stable economic recovery, and the aid of partners are needed.

25 years of India-France strategic partnership: Resilient in the darkest storms
Jul 17, 2023

25 years of India-France strategic partnership: Resilient in the darkest storms

France’s cognisance of India’s need to exercise its own choices has removed potential friction points such as differing positions on the Russia-Uk

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence
Mar 15, 2024

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence

By guaranteeing significant investments in new supply chains and tackling poverty in the Central Asian nations, the EU can forge a coherent and mutual

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world
Dec 12, 2023

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world

A second Trump presidency could mean many things for the world, but it would most certainly be worse for the US and the world than his first term.

After the NATO summit in Vilnius, what does the West have to offer Ukraine?
Jul 24, 2023

After the NATO summit in Vilnius, what does the West have to offer Ukraine?

The Vilnius Summit appears to be a transit point to more consequential future decisions even as it is unclear what security guarantees the G7 will pro

As the EU plans to log out of growth, India should log into reciprocity
Nov 09, 2022

As the EU plans to log out of growth, India should log into reciprocity

Regulatory overreach needs to be balanced with regulatory reforms; India’s presidency of G20 provides the inter-governmental platform to do so

Behind India’s renewed outreach to an embattled Syria
Jul 25, 2023

Behind India’s renewed outreach to an embattled Syria

The Arab League’s green flag to Syria opened a clearer path for more diplomacy by others such as India but it remains anchored in regional geopoliti

Beijing’s Kyiv outreach is about acquiring a global role for itself
May 04, 2023

Beijing’s Kyiv outreach is about acquiring a global role for itself

It aims to signal its diplomatic ascendance and challenge Washington as the big shaper of outcomes

Beyond Cyber Fires and Ukraine: PLASSF Impact on a Sino-Indian Conventional War
Sep 01, 2023

Beyond Cyber Fires and Ukraine: PLASSF Impact on a Sino-Indian Conventional War

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has served as a laboratory test to assess the effectiveness of Cyber Warfare (CW) capabilities. It would be misleading, however, to extrapolate sweeping conclusions from this conflict about the relative ineffectiveness of CW. Rather, diligence should be exercised by Indian strategic and military planners in assessing the CW capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force (PLASSF) and enhancing

Biden's dilemma: Navigating political support amidst global conflict
Feb 13, 2024

Biden's dilemma: Navigating political support amidst global conflict

The Biden administration is torn between maintaining domestic political support and standing by key allies amidst the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Isra

C+C5 Summit: Beijing’s increasing shadow over Central Asia
May 29, 2023

C+C5 Summit: Beijing’s increasing shadow over Central Asia

Amidst rising anti-China protests in Central Asian countries, Xi attempts to project Beijing as a partner and not a hegemon during the recent China-Ce

Countering US dominance: North Korea's northern triangle strategy
Jul 19, 2023

Countering US dominance: North Korea's northern triangle strategy

The current geopolitical landscape has sparked the re-emergence of a strategic northern triangle aimed to diminish the US’s regional influence

Diverging US and Indian Approaches to Europe: The Problem of Ukraine
Aug 14, 2023

Diverging US and Indian Approaches to Europe: The Problem of Ukraine

The US-India strategic partnership is rooted in the Indo-Pacific region. Nonetheless, developments in Europe, such as the war in Ukraine, have implications for US-India cooperation. The Ukraine conflict could distract the US, diverting its attention to Europe, and impeding its efforts to build Indian strategic capacity. Differing responses to the war can also create tensions between the two countries, as the US seeks to punish Russia, and

Elections in Russia: What’s new this time?
Mar 18, 2024

Elections in Russia: What’s new this time?

The Ukraine conflict, generational shifts, and electionic machines are new entities to Russian elections

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye
May 30, 2023

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye

The final attempt to win the presidential elections by using a concoction of nationalism and religion helped Erdoğan snatch victory from Kemal Kiliç

Erdogan's comeback: Prospects of closer India-Türkiye ties
Jun 07, 2023

Erdogan's comeback: Prospects of closer India-Türkiye ties

With the rise of India on the global stage, it’s in the interest of Delhi and Ankara to expand economic engagement.

EU’s expanding engagement in Central Asia to counter Russia and China
Jul 14, 2023

EU’s expanding engagement in Central Asia to counter Russia and China

The geopolitical and security crisis has forced the CARs and the EU to rethink their foreign policy regarding the region's sovereignty, safety, and st

For God and Country
Apr 03, 2022

For God and Country

The resurgence of God and Christian good in the Russia-Ukraine conflict narrative points to a deeper fissure than just ideology between the West and i

Germany’s National Security Strategy: Where the devil is in the lack of detail
Jun 19, 2023

Germany’s National Security Strategy: Where the devil is in the lack of detail

While Germany’s National Security Strategy is a welcome step, it remains ambiguous on a few crucial fronts

Global conflicts in the new age: The role of ICJ
Apr 06, 2024

Global conflicts in the new age: The role of ICJ

While international law may lack enforceability in a traditional sense and exhibit flaws and frustrations, its influence remains significant in shapin

Halfway to 2030:Unravelling Global food security challenges
Jan 12, 2024

Halfway to 2030:Unravelling Global food security challenges

To end the intergenerational cycle of poverty and eradicate all types of malnutrition, policymakers must intensify their efforts

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 at the G7: A multipolar stance in a unipolar summit
Jun 23, 2022

India at the G7: A multipolar stance in a unipolar summit

Many conversations are taking place between India and the G7 countries but all are part of a work-in-progress.

India can bridge the US-Russia divide over Ukraine
Mar 16, 2023

India can bridge the US-Russia divide over Ukraine

No country is as well-positioned as India in mediating between Russia and US, and bringing the Ukraine conflict to an end

India's strategic autonomy versus Latin America's active non-alignment
Aug 17, 2022

India's strategic autonomy versus Latin America's active non-alignment

India and most of Latin America view the Russia-Ukraine conflict as a ‘regional’ war limited to Europe, but one that has a massive impact on globa

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-US relations: Firming resolve during India’s G20 Presidency
Aug 14, 2023

India-US relations: Firming resolve during India’s G20 Presidency

Robust India-US relations allows India to deal with regional impediments and take up a more active global role while keeping India’s interests front

India’s role in the world order is keenly being watched
Apr 06, 2023

India’s role in the world order is keenly being watched

‘Dogmas of Delhi’ mustn’t beat our ability to innovate and experiment  at the level  of big ideas

Is India prepared for a fully convertible capital account?
May 30, 2023

Is India prepared for a fully convertible capital account?

Internationalising the INR and increasing capital account convertibility should only be implemented incrementally

It’s time for Africa
May 05, 2023

It’s time for Africa

India’s G20 presidency provides it a chance to reboot its ties with African nations

Jaishankar in Moscow: India’s Russian Roulette
Nov 10, 2022

Jaishankar in Moscow: India’s Russian Roulette

Russia will wait and watch to see the impact of winter on Western public opinion, and Ukraine is counting on its battlefield gains to secure a lasting momentum. That the West is getting restless about Ukraine's position is evident from the backchannel negotiations between the US and Russian officials.

Learnings from the Ukraine battlefield for armed forces
Mar 22, 2023

Learnings from the Ukraine battlefield for armed forces

There are six key takeaways for India from the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Indian armed services, especially the Indian Army, has its task cut out.

Leveraging the Global Macroeconomic Environment for Recovery and Growth: Opportunities for G20 Under India’s Presidency
Aug 04, 2022

Leveraging the Global Macroeconomic Environment for Recovery and Growth: Opportunities for G20 Under India’s Presidency

The global macroeconomy has undergone unprecedented change in recent years, particularly because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the G20 had an effective coordinating role in steering the global economy through the 2008 global financial crisis, its role in engineering an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the pandemic has been more mixed. Incomes in the advanced G20 economies are on track to return to pre-pandemic levels by end-2022 but have

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific
Sep 26, 2023

Middle Powers are driving sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific

In today’s world, the role of major and middle powers is more critical than ever in ensuring that wider developmental concerns are addressed

New kids on the bloc
Aug 26, 2023

New kids on the bloc

As BRICS expands to 11 members, the challenge ahead will not be of who else joins BRICS, but what policy decisions are taken and how are they implemen

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength
May 26, 2022

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength

The latest Quad meeting underscored continued growth, but when will the four countries seriously confront the matter of direct security cooperation?

Sweden and a stronger NATO
Mar 08, 2024

Sweden and a stronger NATO

Although facing initial obstacles from Türkiye and Hungary, Sweden has ultimately secured NATO membership, marking a significant milestone for the No

The Canadian conundrum
Oct 10, 2023

The Canadian conundrum

The growing perception of Canada being a sanctuary for global offenders not only tarnishes its international reputation but also poses a threat to its