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The great disconnect between India and Pakistan
Jun 13, 2019

The great disconnect between India and Pakistan

Taking a lesson from the past, India should resist re-engaging with Pakistan.

The Indian formula
May 30, 2024

The Indian formula

India is also looking to share its own developmental experience with other nations placed at different levels of the developmental trajectory but facing common challenges

The Indus imbroglio: Hostile hydropolitics and lack of integrated basin governance
Feb 08, 2023

The Indus imbroglio: Hostile hydropolitics and lack of integrated basin governance

The politicisation of the water issues of the Indus system has overshadowed the much-required integrated basin governance

The NEST: A pragmatic addition to India’s external affairs ministry
Mar 30, 2020

The NEST: A pragmatic addition to India’s external affairs ministry

The NEST division is a significant development and underscores the importance of emerging technologies to India’s expanding digital landscape and do

The New Australia-China dynamic
Mar 03, 2023

The New Australia-China dynamic

Australia’s reformed policy towards China is not a turn to China; it’s a return to normality

The oil link: Understanding Japan’s Israel-Palestine policy
Nov 06, 2023

The oil link: Understanding Japan’s Israel-Palestine policy

The ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict demands a delicate balance from Tokyo, as it navigates its relationships in the Middle East alongside its internatio

The old but relevant script of the Cuban Missile crisis
Nov 01, 2022

The old but relevant script of the Cuban Missile crisis

With the risks for escalation and miscalculations growing in the Ukraine war, it is time to revisit the sobering lessons of 1962

The problem with Teesta
Jun 18, 2014

The problem with Teesta

The Modi government needs to break from traditional, statist methods of conducting water diplomacy and distinguish itself by including the concerns of basin inhabitants on both sides to find a lasting solution to the Teesta issue.

The Quad needs to raise the game in the Indian Ocean
Jun 01, 2023

The Quad needs to raise the game in the Indian Ocean

With India hosting the 2024 Quad Leaders’ Summit, it will be Delhi’s opportunity to draw the grouping’s focus towards the Indian Ocean

The rising role of Buddhism in India’s soft power strategy
Aug 20, 2023

The rising role of Buddhism in India’s soft power strategy

The Modi-led government is placing a strong accent on the use of soft power in India’s foreign policy. One of the more novel manifestations of these initiatives has been engagement in Buddhist diplomacy. The Buddhist faith, due to its emphasis on peaceful co-existence and its wide pan-Asian presence, lends itself well to soft-power diplomacy. This brief will examine India’s attempts at leveraging its historical and present-day associations wi

The second Russia-Africa Summit: A continent at a crossroads
Aug 08, 2023

The second Russia-Africa Summit: A continent at a crossroads

Africa’s representation in the Summit can be hailed as a statement from the continent: Blind loyalty to one state is no longer the norm

The Simmering Boundary: A “new normal” at the India–China border? | Part 2
Jun 14, 2020

The Simmering Boundary: A “new normal” at the India–China border? | Part 2

Past experience and Occam’s razor suggest wolf warrior diplomacy has seized the day.

The Sun rises in the East: Asia’s increasing influence in Africa
May 30, 2018

The Sun rises in the East: Asia’s increasing influence in Africa

As Africa begins to re-emerge as a chessboard for global powers, it is in the mutual interests of Africa and Asia to forge stronger alliances.

The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test
Sep 30, 2021

The U.S.-India Relationship Is the Quad’s Litmus Test

Washington and New Delhi must overcome some key differences for the group to succeed.

The Ukraine Conflict: Pathways to Peace
Jan 27, 2023

The Ukraine Conflict: Pathways to Peace

Now in its twelfth month, the Ukraine crisis is caught in a protracted winter of war rather than one of frozen hostility or attempted peace. Most prognoses point towards continuing military action instead of dialogue in the near term. This is primarily because Russia and Ukraine have made their maximalist positions clear. But is the door to dialogue completely shut, or is there room for ‘strategic accommodation’ through creative peace diploma

The US sanctions Russia: The “thousand cuts” tactic inflicts collateral damage
Mar 16, 2022

The US sanctions Russia: The “thousand cuts” tactic inflicts collateral damage

The sanctions imposed on Russia is weighing down the global economy as supply chains are affected.

Towards a more meaningful Indo–US energy partnership
Oct 10, 2019

Towards a more meaningful Indo–US energy partnership

Given the United States’ profile of being a major player as a producer, lead technologist and now one of the prominent suppliers of energy, the enha

Trading for peace
Apr 29, 2011

Trading for peace

For starters, trade talks between the two countries resumed after a hiatus of nearly three years. The talks were suspended following the Mumbai attacks. But the thaw emanating from the latest bout of 'cricket diplomacy' has paved the way for cooperation in the sphere of trade.

Trump's Taiwan rethink and India
Dec 14, 2016

Trump's Taiwan rethink and India

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s phone call to President-Elect Donald Trump last week triggered uproar in foreign policy circles of China, US & beyon

Ukraine fallout: Europe–US and China
Mar 08, 2022

Ukraine fallout: Europe–US and China

Can China rise up to the occasion and act as a mediator between the EU-US combine and Russia?

Understanding the coming challenges to India’s pharma sector
May 22, 2020

Understanding the coming challenges to India’s pharma sector

India should use the likely shortage of Chinese APIs to its advantage and become a dominant player in the world pharma market

Understanding the role of health in foreign policy: The Indian experience
Apr 27, 2021

Understanding the role of health in foreign policy: The Indian experience

To influence the global health agenda, India not only needs to proactively engage within the WHO, but also outside the organisation at the regional an

UNGA में शांति के पक्ष में भारत: कूटनीति और वार्ता ही रूस-यूक्रेन विवाद का हल
Sep 26, 2022

UNGA में शांति के पक्ष में भारत: कूटनीति और वार्ता ही रूस-यूक्रेन विवाद का हल

संयुक्‍त राष्‍ट्र महासभा में भारतीय विदेश मंत्री ने अपने भाषण में दुनिया के समक्ष भारत का समग्रता का दृष्टिकोण रखा. उन्‍होंने भारतीय विदेश नीति की बुनियादी सिंद्धांतों �

UNGA में शांति के पक्ष में भारत: कूटनीति और वार्ता ही रूस-यूक्रेन विवाद का हल
Sep 26, 2022

UNGA में शांति के पक्ष में भारत: कूटनीति और वार्ता ही रूस-यूक्रेन विवाद का हल

संयुक्‍त राष्‍ट्र महासभा में भारतीय विदेश मंत्री ने अपन�

Unilateral Economic Sanctions: एकतरफ़ा आर्थिक प्रतिबंधों की वैधता पर उठते सवाल!
Jul 28, 2023

Unilateral Economic Sanctions: एकतरफ़ा आर्थिक प्रतिबंधों की वैधता पर उठते सवाल!

एकतरफा आर्थिक प्रतिबंध लगाना चूंकि अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क़ान

Untangling Niger’s military coup
Aug 26, 2023

Untangling Niger’s military coup

As the new regime tries to establish itself, it is being pulled in several directions from powers and forces within and without Niger

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States
Feb 03, 2020

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States

The benefits that India enjoyed for many years under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme of the United States was withdrawn, effective 5 June 2018. India was the largest beneficiary of the programme, of which it has been part since its inception in 1974. This paper evaluates the impact of the withdrawal on specific sectors of Indian exports. For comparison, the paper uses the Harmonized System Code (HS Code) Commodity Classifica

US-China at Anchorage was teeth-baring showmanship
Mar 19, 2021

US-China at Anchorage was teeth-baring showmanship

In the public war of words, both the US and China have little room for manoeuvre — both need to exhibit power and control.

US-India defence technology cooperation: Between illusion and reality
Jun 28, 2023

US-India defence technology cooperation: Between illusion and reality

There is good cause to be optimistic about the US-India defence technology partnership, but the commentary on both sides could do with a dose of reali

Washington Declaration: Navigating Seoul towards Quad Plus
May 11, 2023

Washington Declaration: Navigating Seoul towards Quad Plus

The Washington Declaration serves as a respite as the North Korean nuclear threat and the tensions in the Indo-Pacific region continue to escalate

What China needs to get right about the Philippines
Apr 29, 2023

What China needs to get right about the Philippines

Manila wants to have good ties with Beijing, but it will not allow itself to be subjugated to China’s narrowly defined objectives in the region

What does a global trade war mean for Africa?
Jul 18, 2018

What does a global trade war mean for Africa?

While a trade war theme is expected to remain in play periodically, the global economy will continue to tread along a relatively stable path. However,

What does ‘Young India’ think of Sri Lanka?
Mar 01, 2024

What does ‘Young India’ think of Sri Lanka?

PM Narendra Modi and SL President Wickremesinghe inaugurates UPI services:

What India want to achieve from Africa Summit?
Oct 26, 2015

What India want to achieve from Africa Summit?

How can we differentiate ourselves from China whilst dealing with Africa? Clearly the worst option would be to emulate the muscular Chinese style of economic diplomacy. For one we just don't have the firepower. For another the principle of comparative advantage advocates that everyone must play to their strengths.

What made India’s G20 Presidency so successful? —A deep dive into the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration
Dec 03, 2023

What made India’s G20 Presidency so successful? —A deep dive into the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration

As India's Presidency of the G20 ends and the baton passes to Brazil, we evaluate the successes of the past year culminating in the New Delhi Leaders'

What’s Next for the India-France-UAE Trilateral?
Oct 03, 2022

What’s Next for the India-France-UAE Trilateral?

India, France and the UAE, which share strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific, met for a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly last week.

When a pandemic meets the era of ‘infodemic’
Jun 12, 2020

When a pandemic meets the era of ‘infodemic’

The ideas of disinformation and misinformation are as old as history. What is new, are the technologies that enable its rapid spread.

Where is the clamour for getting Russia and Ukraine off the ramp?
Nov 05, 2022

Where is the clamour for getting Russia and Ukraine off the ramp?

The lack of platforms to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine does not bode well for the crisis; India could play a role, especially as it takes on

Why Did Russian President Putin Visit India?
Dec 15, 2021

Why Did Russian President Putin Visit India?

Contradictions in the India-Russia relationship, rooted in China and the Quad, will be difficult to overcome in the long term.

Why India is key to 21st century multilateralism
Feb 22, 2023

Why India is key to 21st century multilateralism

The G20 — with its mix of developing and developed countries — offers the perfect platform for India to infuse partner nations with foundational ideas

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran
Jul 02, 2020

Why New Delhi featured in Pompeo’s salvo against Iran

India, which maintains good relations with Iran and has strategic interests in that country, has walked the trapeze wire regarding the issue of its nu

Why should Germany work more with India?
Apr 08, 2021

Why should Germany work more with India?

The author argues that to revitalise and strengthen their relationship Germany must meet India eye-to-eye at a time when democracy is threatened globally by authoritarian diplomacy.

Why the UN must evolve to fight modern-day terror
Oct 27, 2022

Why the UN must evolve to fight modern-day terror

The threat of terrorism itself has been fast evolving and far surpasses some of the fundamental challenges that the UN, UN Security Council, agencies and members are continuing to try and navigate