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Inflection point for the West-led global order
Feb 26, 2022

Inflection point for the West-led global order

Its future will be defined by how it responds to the crisis in Ukraine, and in the shadow of growing Russia-China ties

INS Vikrant and Maritime Operations
Sep 03, 2022

INS Vikrant and Maritime Operations

The aircraft carrier is key to India’s maritime diplomacy and power projection in the Indian Ocean

Institutionalisation of the Quad
Oct 15, 2020

Institutionalisation of the Quad

An Indo-Pacific security architecture would have to be evolved. This should ensure a free, open and rule-based Indo-Pacific confirming freedom of navi

Intelligence alliances and the counterintelligence challenge
Apr 18, 2024

Intelligence alliances and the counterintelligence challenge

While taking a leading role within various regional intelligence-sharing mechanisms, India must be wary of the counterintelligence risks that are pres

Iran opportunity
Jun 16, 2015

Iran opportunity

Iran is critical for stabilising India's northwestern marches, providing access to Central Asia and in meeting India's future energy needs. The pursuit of these separate but significant interests in the West Asia is bound to produce multiple contradictions. Managing them will be a great challenge for Indian diplomacy.

Is China gatecrashing the Transatlantic party?
Apr 16, 2023

Is China gatecrashing the Transatlantic party?

Does the flurry of European leaders rushing to China mark a recession in trans-Atlantic solidarity?

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 Pakistan serious about talks with India?
Feb 22, 2023

Is Pakistan serious about talks with India?

Pakistan's persistent anti-India stance and unreliable dialogue offers from the civilian leadership in Islamabad have rendered the relationship insign

Is the United States finally playing its cards right in Southeast Asia?
Dec 22, 2021

Is the United States finally playing its cards right in Southeast Asia?

Moving beyond the anti-China rhetoric, US has attempted to enhance its diplomacy efforts towards Southeast Asia as a whole.

Japan and ASEAN: Changing Security Dynamics
Jul 23, 2023

Japan and ASEAN: Changing Security Dynamics

Southeast Asia has been one of the key components of Japan's foreign policy in the post-Cold War period. It is one region where Japan's diplomacy has accomplished considerable success in coming to terms with the challenges posed by the legacies of the Second World War. Successive Japanese governments since 1952 have always maintained that the stability and security of ASEAN countries are closely tied to Japan's security and prosperity.

Japan's 'pivot' to Asian littorals
Feb 01, 2014

Japan's 'pivot' to Asian littorals

Japan's engagement with SE Asia focuses through expanding economic ties, cooperation on maritime issues and building close diplomatic relations through Abe's travel diplomacy. This is Japan's 'pivot' to SE Asia and it is here to stay given its strategic rivalry with China.

Japanese Navy
Jun 13, 2012

Japanese Navy

The expanding engagement with the Japanese navy, one of the strongest in the world, should give a boost to India's maritime diplomacy in Asia. If New Delhi's interests in the Pacific are growing, Tokyo's naval profile in the Indian Ocean has begun to expand.

Japan’s Role in the Cambodian Peace Settlement
Jul 22, 2023

Japan’s Role in the Cambodian Peace Settlement

A detailed study of Japan's role in the peace settlement of the Cambodian issue is important as it was one of the earliest political efforts made by Tokyo in a region which had been known for its antipathy to Japan due to the strong historical memories of the Second World War. Southeast Asia posed one of the most serious challenges to Japan's post-war diplomacy which had to wrestle not only with the bitter legacies of the war, but also with the r

Knowing one’s friends and allies: The politics of the BRICS amidst the pandemic
Jun 16, 2020

Knowing one’s friends and allies: The politics of the BRICS amidst the pandemic

For most coalitions — and especially so when they involve developing countries — there are usually doomsayers predicting its premature death. The

Let's stick to our guns on Pakistan
Jun 10, 2019

Let's stick to our guns on Pakistan

The Modi government has been diplomatically polite and is in no haste to reach out to Pakistan for bilateral talks yet.

Leveraging India’s soft power for conflict resolution and peacebuilding
Jun 13, 2023

Leveraging India’s soft power for conflict resolution and peacebuilding

India, with its culture and wisdom of well-being, nonviolence, and harmonious co-existence, can play a crucial role in conflict resolution and peacebu

Loss of control
Oct 24, 2013

Loss of control

When a government yields to every pressure group at home, its capacity to pursue national interests abroad inevitably erodes. The UPA government's diplomacy in the final months of its decade-long tenure is a good example of the costs of violating this canon. The failure to clinch a commercial agreement on Kudankulam with Moscow is not a reflection on India's diplomatic skills.

Maldives: मालदीव के लिए क़र्ज़ का बोझ उठा पाना मुश्किल हो सकता है!
Jul 27, 2023

Maldives: मालदीव के लिए क़र्ज़ का बोझ उठा पाना मुश्किल हो सकता है!

विश्व अर्थव्यवस्था की विकास दर गिरने के चलते मालदीव की स�

Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal: Obstacles and Opportunities
May 14, 2024

Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal: Obstacles and Opportunities

This paper examines security collaboration in the Bay of Bengal. It argues that despite increased cooperation in the maritime domain, the security perceptions of Bay states differ significantly, arising primarily from disagreements associated with China’s presence in the region. Crucially, the Bay states are wary of being seen as siding with India to counterbalance China. Even in nontraditional security areas where cooperation is readily possib

Military Build-up in the Indian Ocean: Implications for Regional Stability
Oct 12, 2015

Military Build-up in the Indian Ocean: Implications for Regional Stability

The Indian Ocean region is yet again witnessing another phase of strategic rivalries, with global powers including the US, China and India competing to create their own zones of power. The Indian Ocean has historical signicance as a key corridor for both trade and energy resources from the oil-rich Middle East to the big economies of East Asia. The nature of challenges facing the region are evolving. Economically, the Indian Ocean has become more

Military cooperation with MENA Region: An Indo-Egyptian connection
Sep 27, 2022

Military cooperation with MENA Region: An Indo-Egyptian connection

Strengthening bilateral ties between India and Egypt could lead to improved multilateral cooperation in the MENA region.

Military takeover in Gabon: A coup d’état or palace revolution?
Sep 15, 2023

Military takeover in Gabon: A coup d’état or palace revolution?

The coup in Gabon highlights a fundamental cause of coups throughout Africa: The demise of electoral processes and the rising popularity of military a

Modernising the past through the bully pulpit: PM Modi’s big bets for the present
Jun 23, 2023

Modernising the past through the bully pulpit: PM Modi’s big bets for the present

By using modern tools, PM Modi has been able to revitalise traditional practices to address contemporary challenges

Modi's Buddhism
Dec 03, 2014

Modi's Buddhism

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi winds down an intensive phase of foreign policy activism, one surprising feature of his diplomacy has been the frequent evocation of Buddhism. The PM has put Buddhism at the heart of India's vigorous new diplomacy.

Money matters: Discussing the economics of the INSTC
Apr 24, 2017

Money matters: Discussing the economics of the INSTC

India, Iran and Russia have decided to begin using the part-ready International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), a multimodal network of sea, rail and road routes between India, Iran, Central Asia and Russia. As the broader politics in the region undergo new configurations that may put to question the project’s prospects, and the evolving security situation demands continuous appraisal, it is time to refocus discussion on the economics o

Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Development Cooperation as a Diplomatic Tool
Apr 03, 2024

Navigating the Indo-Pacific: Development Cooperation as a Diplomatic Tool

Development cooperation has gained further currency in a post-pandemic world amid staggered economic growth and an increasing gap in financing the Sustainable Development Goals. As a strategic geographic expanse, the Indo-Pacific has witnessed an upswing in cooperation programmes under different modalities (North-South, South-South, and triangular development partnerships). This paper explores the role of development cooperation as a tool of dipl

Navigating the interlinkage of climate change and malaria in SIDS
Apr 25, 2024

Navigating the interlinkage of climate change and malaria in SIDS

The rising cases of malaria in SIDS need a renewed global response to mitigate climate-induced transmission and re-emergence

Navigating through hawks like Pompeo
Jun 25, 2019

Navigating through hawks like Pompeo

India needs to clearly highlight its boundaries to the US to avoid being a collateral damage.

New Delhi Recalibrates its Latin American Policy
Sep 01, 2022

New Delhi Recalibrates its Latin American Policy

New Delhi can and should view Latin America as one region, to develop a foreign policy that caters specifically to the region—one that is anchored i

New Delhi’s Nepal conundrum
May 21, 2020

New Delhi’s Nepal conundrum

The present inflection point in Indo-Nepalese border tensions has evolved into an awkward position where neither of the two states can realistically b

No splinternet
Mar 19, 2014

No splinternet

India's challenges in negotiating a new framework for internet governance do not lend themselves to the old clichés of Indian diplomacy. Instead, India must strive to find the appropriate balance between the multiple antinomies that define the debate.

North Korea's artillery fire and regional implications
Jan 09, 2024

North Korea's artillery fire and regional implications

Pyongyang’s recent live-fire drills could set in motion a series of events with far-reaching consequences for regional stability, diplomacy, and the

Of Missiles and Men: The Korean Peninsula Witnesses Developing Arms Race
Feb 19, 2022

Of Missiles and Men: The Korean Peninsula Witnesses Developing Arms Race

An arms race seems to be brewing in the Korean Peninsula as both North and South Korea are expanding their arsenal at an alarming rate.

Ottawa’s folly: A travesty of statecraft
Sep 23, 2023

Ottawa’s folly: A travesty of statecraft

Statecraft needs more than just diplomacy. This bilateral crisis with India exposes Trudeau to be lacking in these key qualities.

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia
Mar 14, 2024

Partners in unfamiliarity: India-Gulf intelligence relations in a changing West Asia

A fluid global security landscape does not alter the fundamentals of intelligence cooperation between India and its Gulf partners, but widens the rang

Picking up the tab for peace
Sep 29, 2015

Picking up the tab for peace

As the world today looks up to India as a net security provider, Delhi needs to recast its peacekeeping strategy by modernising its decision-making structures, expanding domestic defence capabilities, and strengthening its military diplomacy.

Playing games with Kashmir
Apr 14, 2005

Playing games with Kashmir

While bus and cricket diplomacy is being played out with unbridled passion across borders, a dispassionate and more realistic discourse on human rights violations in Kashmir should form part of the new-found bon homie between India and Pakistan. There is a reason why such an assessment is important.

PM Abe's new thrust to Japan's Central Asian strategy
Nov 02, 2015

PM Abe's new thrust to Japan's Central Asian strategy

PM Abe has activated Japan's Central Asian diplomacy like no other leader did before. However, he is realistic enough to understand the enormous Chinese influence in the region. Rather than seeking to supplant that influence, Abe only wants to project Japan as an important and useful partner in the Central Asian scene.

Polls, politics, and foreign policy: Bangladesh in perspective
Jan 12, 2024

Polls, politics, and foreign policy: Bangladesh in perspective

The dynamics that have shaped the recent Bangladeshi election will leave an imprint on the country’s bilateral ties, in turn affecting its developme

Power shift: India's nominee re-elected to ICJ
Nov 22, 2017

Power shift: India's nominee re-elected to ICJ

The UK withdrawing its candidate to the ICJ is a tribute to smart and aggressive diplomacy by India.

Putin’s moves are hardly ‘chess thumping’
Feb 26, 2022

Putin’s moves are hardly ‘chess thumping’

The Russian President’s actions this week may yield tactical gains but hardly pass the test for strategic victory

Putin’s Ukraine strategy: Will it be decisive?
Feb 28, 2022

Putin’s Ukraine strategy: Will it be decisive?

Will Russia be able to deftly put an end to the Ukraine war on its own terms or would it get drawn into a protracted war?