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Autonomy vs. Integration: The Eternal Kashmir Debate
Sep 16, 2016

Autonomy vs. Integration: The Eternal Kashmir Debate

With Kashmir on the boil the older debate of autonomy of Kashmir has resurfaced

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective
Oct 04, 2021

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective

France’s vision for the Indo-Pacific is distinctly not pivoted towards being part of the US-China rivalry that is brewing in the region

Europe’s great reawakening — Will Brussels walk the talk on its “strategic autonomy”? 
Dec 28, 2020

Europe’s great reawakening — Will Brussels walk the talk on its “strategic autonomy”? 

Europe will have to build on the promising trends and deliver quickly in 2021.

Giving ‘complete autonomy’ to military not good for either India or Pakistan: Expert
Mar 10, 2018

Giving ‘complete autonomy’ to military not good for either India or Pakistan: Expert

Peaceful relations with Pakistan is a prerequisite to India’s domestic stability and its quest for great power status.

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-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

No retreat from Russia: Strategic autonomy and interests are synonymous
Mar 09, 2022

No retreat from Russia: Strategic autonomy and interests are synonymous

Should India condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as it threatens the global order or should it continue to factor in its core interests?

Saudi Arabia pushes further for strategic autonomy with Xi Jinping’s visit
Dec 12, 2022

Saudi Arabia pushes further for strategic autonomy with Xi Jinping’s visit

Saudi Arabia’s hedging strategy to bring equity to its relations with the US allows China to have a larger footprint in the region

Statehood or Autonomy: Rethinking Governance in India’s Capital
Oct 30, 2015

Statehood or Autonomy: Rethinking Governance in India’s Capital

Delhi, India's national capital, has long been the subject of a quandary: Should it be granted full statehood, or maximum autonomy commensurate with its megalopolis status? is paper takes a tour of select national capitals to understand how other nations have arranged their governance and handled competing jurisdictions and functions. Lessons are drawn from this examination of other capitals, and recommendations are put forth towards a more sensi

The Afghanistan crisis and the question of European Union’s strategic autonomy
Sep 06, 2021

The Afghanistan crisis and the question of European Union’s strategic autonomy

Should the EU build up its own EU-based security apparatus in light of the US withdrawing from Afghanistan without truly consulting its EU allies?

The coming of strategic autonomy in the Gulf
Mar 29, 2022

The coming of strategic autonomy in the Gulf

With the US no longer playing the role of security guarantor to Gulf states, they are diversifying their foreign relations through partnerships involving China and Russia, thereby acquiring greater autonomy.

21व्या शतकातील भारताचा लैंगिक समानतेबद्दलचा दृष्टिकोन काय आहे?
Mar 08, 2024

21व्या शतकातील भारताचा लैंगिक समानतेबद्दलचा दृष्टिकोन काय आहे?

समानतेच्या दिशेने लक्षणीय प्रगती करत असतानाही, आपल्या द�

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 flawed view
Mar 12, 2004

A flawed view

George Perkovich is of the view that India is not a major power today though it definitely enjoys a substantial measure of autonomy. The essence of his argument can be summarised as follows:

A moment for Asian solidarity
Oct 09, 2013

A moment for Asian solidarity

A strong alignment between India and Indonesia holds the key to Delhi's much-vaunted "strategic autonomy" and Jakarta's quest for a "dynamic equilibrium" in Asia. It will also set the template for India's security cooperation with other regional powers in Asia.

A new day in Asia
Dec 02, 2013

A new day in Asia

Non-alignment, strategic autonomy and Asian solidarity might be attractive slogans for some, but offer no guidance for the conduct of Indian Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Middle East. To cope with the new geopolitical imperatives, India must learn to deal with Asia on its own terms and stop imposing its ideological preferences on the region.

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

An Assessment of the European Union’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Nov 10, 2021

An Assessment of the European Union’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

The new Indo-Pacific strategy by the European Union (EU) follows previous measures to increase engagement with the region in the economic, security and connectivity domains. The plan indicates a clear intent to position the EU in the emerging global and regional governance structures, focusing on strategic autonomy, inclusivity, the rules-based order, and common public goods. Implementing the action plan based on the strategy is likely to face nu

ASEAN’s evolving dilemma in the Indo-Pacific
Feb 22, 2024

ASEAN’s evolving dilemma in the Indo-Pacific

While ASEAN is an essential player in Indo-Pacific affairs, its influence over the emerging security shifts in the region is being questioned due to i

Building a new digitalised world through technology centrism
Oct 24, 2020

Building a new digitalised world through technology centrism

When technology becomes important for a country’s development, governments should balance the advance of technology with openness and autonomy.

Can Macron’s vision prevent the death of Europe?
May 01, 2024

Can Macron’s vision prevent the death of Europe?

Macron’s recent speech prior to the European elections has reiterated his ideas on defence, and his fervent push for European strategic autonomy and

China’s revisionism: From Hong Kong to India’s borders
May 30, 2020

China’s revisionism: From Hong Kong to India’s borders

Make no mistake — China under Xi’s leadership is one of the most assertive and aggressive powers the world has encountered in a long time.

Connect East: Explaining India’s BIMSTEC focus
Jan 15, 2021

Connect East: Explaining India’s BIMSTEC focus

India’s growing interest in BIMSTEC reflects a geo-economic priority to correct the exceptional connectivity gap that continues to divide the Bay of

Contradictions grow amid another BRICS summit
Nov 20, 2020

Contradictions grow amid another BRICS summit

India’s aim in engaging with BRICS may be an effort to demonstrate that it retains strategic autonomy and that it engages with all major powers irrespective of incongruences.

Digital Euro: Aspirations of a sovereign alternative to crypto-assets
Jul 31, 2021

Digital Euro: Aspirations of a sovereign alternative to crypto-assets

With plans of launching the digital euro project, the Eurozone aims at producing “a riskless, accessible and efficient form of central bank money”

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict
Jan 07, 2023

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict

Does the Supreme Court demonetisation majority verdict erode the institutional autonomy of RBI?

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed’s landslide victory in a fractious polity
Jul 14, 2021

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed’s landslide victory in a fractious polity

The challenge of keeping all the regions within a federal framework by balancing opposing forces with recurrent demands for autonomy within the federa

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India
Aug 24, 2017

Fiscal restructuring and its impact on nutrition financing in India

In 2015, the United Nations agreed to end hunger in all forms by 2030. While India has committed itself as a stakeholder in the 2030 agenda for development, its own record in reducing hunger has been less than satisfactory. Latest data from the National Family Health Survey-4 show an improvement in nutritional indicators of children under-five. However, there are huge differences across states and social groups. Nutrition should thus remain high

Gender attitudes in India: Changes in the 21st century
Mar 07, 2024

Gender attitudes in India: Changes in the 21st century

Despite significant strides towards equality, traditional perceptions of gender roles still influence many aspects of life, from educational opportuni

Health federalism in India: Changing trends
Apr 05, 2024

Health federalism in India: Changing trends

Given the rapid internationalisation of many dimensions of health and disruptive technologies reshaping health strategy, India needs an inter-governme

Here’s what young Indians really want from life
Oct 06, 2018

Here’s what young Indians really want from life

Young Indians are ambitious and show greater autonomy in their career decisions.

Hong Kong twilight
May 23, 2020

Hong Kong twilight

The protests In Hong Kong on Sunday will really tell us how the future will unfold. If millions participate, then it means Beijing is not going to fin

Hong Kong’s National Security Law: Implications for India
Oct 08, 2020

Hong Kong’s National Security Law: Implications for India

China has enacted a National Security Law for the special administrative region of Hong Kong. The provisions of the law can be used to curb peaceful dissent and enhance Beijing’s control over the region. It has the potential to not only change Hong Kong’s legal and political autonomy, but also alter its status as a global financial centre. This paper offers an overview of the national security law and its implications for the ‘one country,

How India’s 13-A reference applies to the whole of Sri Lanka
Sep 14, 2022

How India’s 13-A reference applies to the whole of Sri Lanka

Over the past three decades, since 13-A came into force, there has been no inclination in the non-Tamil areas for provincial autonomy. Power devolutio

How the war in Ukraine is stress testing West Asia’s geopolitics
Nov 21, 2022

How the war in Ukraine is stress testing West Asia’s geopolitics

Gulf capitals are attracted towards the concept of ‘strategic autonomy’, one that is attractive on paper but challenging in practice

India and Cambodia expanding bilateral relations on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit
Nov 22, 2022

India and Cambodia expanding bilateral relations on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit

New Delhi’s determination to adhere to a rules-based order and autonomy places Cambodia at a better junction to navigate its path vis-a-vis China

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period
Oct 09, 2010

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period

Despite domestic political changes, the alliance with the US continues to be the cornerstone of Japan's security policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Although Japan has taken some siginificant steps in the direction of normal statehood, the domestic constituency in favour of full strategic autonomy is still very weak. Japan's dilemma between its growing security concerns and the limitations laid by its Constitution will continue to be a major chall

Life in Kashmir After Article 370
Jan 28, 2020

Life in Kashmir After Article 370

This special report analyses insights gathered by the author from different sections of the Kashmir public regarding the impact of the abrogation of Article 370 on their lives. The interviews were supplemented by secondary sources, primarily news reports in the national and international media after 5 August 2019, when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of India abrogated the enforcement of Article 370 of the Constitution, which sinc

Mali: Will it disintegrate?
Apr 23, 2012

Mali: Will it disintegrate?

On April 6, the Tuaregs rebelled against the Mali state, captured large areas in the northern region (Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu) and declared autonomy by forming a new "Azawad" state.