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Silent Game: China’s Engagement in Afghanistan
Aug 23, 2023

Silent Game: China’s Engagement in Afghanistan

China's engagement with Afghanistan has become crucial as the US gradually pulls out its troops from the country. It has increased its investment in infrastructure projects in Afghanistan to US$1 billion from negligible amounts within a period of one year. Though it is still to be seen whether China would assert itself after the withdrawal of coalition forces, one thing is certain: Beijing is well poised in the Afghan endgame.

Standing up to China: Modi govt has changed the terms of engagement with Beijing
Apr 07, 2017

Standing up to China: Modi govt has changed the terms of engagement with Beijing

Sino-Indian relations have entered uncharted territory as New Delhi seeks to engage Beijing strictly on reciprocity.

Stress in Indo-US engagement?
Jul 31, 2019

Stress in Indo-US engagement?

With ever-expanding engagement, India and the United States develop their foreign policies, distinguishing priorities from irritants

Syria: India should step up engagements with major States
Sep 09, 2013

Syria: India should step up engagements with major States

Though realism suggests India cannot directly influence the evolution of the Syrian situation, India must more actively partake in the international debate on Syria and step up its political engagement with all major states in the region, said experts at a brainstorming on Syria.

T20 Side Event | Think20 Youth Engagement: Geopolitics of Multilateralism
Feb 14, 2023

T20 Side Event | Think20 Youth Engagement: Geopolitics of Multilateralism

Think20, Youth Engagement, Geopolitics, Multilateralism, G20, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, SDG, macroeconomics, India, G20 Presidency, RCEP, FTA, Trade, economic, infrastructure, diplomacy, Climate Change

The Case for a ‘Links, Not Dependencies’ Approach to EU Engagement in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 11, 2023

The Case for a ‘Links, Not Dependencies’ Approach to EU Engagement in the Indo-Pacific

Over the past year, the European Union (EU) increased its efforts to develop a more holistic approach to its engagement with the Indo-Pacific. Specifically, the EU has signalled a more concrete intention to integrate defence and security considerations into the policymaking process, with the publication of a regional strategy of engagement in September 2021. This brief aims to tie existing threads of EU diplomatic, developmental, and security pra

The Summit of the Americas: From ‘maximum pressure’ to calculated engagement
May 30, 2022

The Summit of the Americas: From ‘maximum pressure’ to calculated engagement

The US adopts a more regional-looking foreign policy as it looks forward to hosting the 9th Summit of the Americas.

The survival discourse and engagement in Afghanistan
Jun 03, 2023

The survival discourse and engagement in Afghanistan

A collective turn towards the survivability discourse vis-à-vis Afghanistan could entail a shift in the global focus from dealing with the Taliban to

Time for India to enhance engagement with Central Asia
Feb 27, 2019

Time for India to enhance engagement with Central Asia

A politically, geographically and economically integrated Central Asia is important for India to achieve its goal of ‘connecting’ with the region.

Understanding India’s expanding international counterterrorism engagements
Nov 19, 2022

Understanding India’s expanding international counterterrorism engagements

India has broadened its counterterrorism engagements in the face of the evolving threat of terrorism

US and China: Engagement, strategic competition and beyond
Mar 21, 2020

US and China: Engagement, strategic competition and beyond

A general political and technological decoupling of the US and China is now appearing inevitable. The bitterness in their public discourse is all too

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era
Oct 28, 2020

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era

There is no dearth in analyses that sound the alarm on the current United States (US) administration’s policy in the Indo-Pacific. This paper conducts an evaluation of the US’ engagement in the region, and finds it to be contrary to alarmist predictions. President Donald Trump’s administration has reaffirmed commitments towards traditional allies, built on the predecessor president’s courtship of nascent partners, and encouraged partners

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan
Dec 24, 2017

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan

In a groundbreaking speech in August this year, US President Donald Trump laid out his government’s policy for South Asia, authorising more American troops to Afghanistan and insisting that Pakistan must either “do more” to restrain Islamist militants, or face consequences. Indian and Afghan governments have welcomed the new US policy approach. The major components of Trump’s Afghanistan strategy — recognising Pakistan’s role in provi

Why engagement with ASEAN should be high on the priority list for India
Jun 21, 2022

Why engagement with ASEAN should be high on the priority list for India

The strengthening of relations in the geopolitical sphere has also given a push to the India-Asean economic ties, with Asean now India's fourth-largest trading partner engaging in bilateral trade in 2019-20 worth $86.9 billion.

Why India needs to up its engagement with the US
Jul 16, 2019

Why India needs to up its engagement with the US

The India-US relationship is far too valuable to be frittered away through pig-headedness on eminently resolvable trade issues.

2+2 meet: Delhi and DC are seeking new opportunities
Apr 15, 2022

2+2 meet: Delhi and DC are seeking new opportunities

The depth of this engagement is unmatched and the drivers of this partnership have been growing at an unprecedented rate

A Contemporary Analysis of India–EU Cooperation in Counterterrorism
Aug 11, 2023

A Contemporary Analysis of India–EU Cooperation in Counterterrorism

India and the European Union (EU) share a deep political and strategic relationship that pivots around democracy, global rule of law, security, and trade. While the depth is obvious on paper, however, the partnership has delivered short on dividends expected by both sides. Yet diplomatic engagement remains robust, and in recent times is moving towards greater mutual understanding of the challenges of terrorism and the potential counterterrorism s

A fine balance: India’s voting record at the UNGA
Jul 25, 2017

A fine balance: India’s voting record at the UNGA

This brief studies India’s foreign policy preferences using an index based on historical voting patterns of member states at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). By visualising the trajectory of policy preferences for all member states in the UNGA, with a particular focus on India, this work identifies how India’s policy stance at the UN has evolved in relation to its peers. It finds that Indian policy has maintained an exceptionally h

A journey into the new American century
Jan 13, 2006

A journey into the new American century

When two top American diplomats speak out in quick succession about the international system, the world will take note. The op-ed by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in the Washington Post titled "The Promise of Democratic Peace," and the policy speech four days later by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns at the European Institute titled "A Renewed Partnership for Global Engagement" fall into this category.

A maritime stretch: Modi in Southeast Asia
May 30, 2018

A maritime stretch: Modi in Southeast Asia

A more concerted and intensive engagement will serve both India and Indonesia well

A new phase in China-ASEAN relations?
Dec 06, 2013

A new phase in China-ASEAN relations?

China's renewed engagement with the Southeast Asian neighbours seems to be a policy of the new leadership. However, it must follow up on these successful visits by its efforts and actions. For now, maintaining good relations with ASEAN members seems to be Beijing's new strategy to ease tensions in the SCS.

A Proactive Indian Navy: Upcoming Naval Exercises
Mar 13, 2021

A Proactive Indian Navy: Upcoming Naval Exercises

The Indian Navy has a bevvy of planned engagements this spring,. including with the UAE and France.

Abe's African Safari: Will it pay off?
Feb 10, 2014

Abe's African Safari: Will it pay off?

At the beginning of the year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a trip to Africa. His renewed engagement in Africa is seen as a part of his broader effort to put an assertive stamp on Japan's foreign policy. Will his African Safari pay off? Can Japan have the same amount of influence in the continent as its arch rival China?

Above all summits, it is calm. German elections between crisis and stagnation
Sep 22, 2017

Above all summits, it is calm. German elections between crisis and stagnation

Despite most parties having differences over the EU, India could benefit from a stronger German engagement with Europe.

Addressing Dhaka
Jun 24, 2014

Addressing Dhaka

Bangladesh offers a rare strategic opportunity to transform the geopolitics of the subcontinent. A comprehensive partnership with Dhaka might be the key that will eventually open the door to a productive engagement with Pakistan.

Africa: Is a lack of disruption a boon or bane for the future?
Nov 02, 2020

Africa: Is a lack of disruption a boon or bane for the future?

In his Africa engagement, President Trump has mostly opted for continuity, but the current US' zero-sum policy of competing head-to-head with China ha

After Gaza, backsliding of counter-terrorism narrative
Apr 30, 2024

After Gaza, backsliding of counter-terrorism narrative

Counter-terror narratives are backsliding, and this trend needs to be arrested as a compromise with a section of these groups becomes an acceptable way out.

AI risks for international peace and security
Jan 31, 2024

AI risks for international peace and security

AI already presents major risks for international peace and security. We must address the dangers of misuse.

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

Another Afghan peace push and a role for India
Sep 19, 2020

Another Afghan peace push and a role for India

New Delhi’s engagement after America’s exit must build on its resonating vision of a stable and plural Afghanistan

Army exercise showcases growing India-Singapore defence collaboration
Apr 18, 2019

Army exercise showcases growing India-Singapore defence collaboration

The broader convergence of strategic interests between India and Singapore is the driving factor for these engagements.

Australia’s bold moves present opportunities for India to capitalise on Indo-Pacific strategic convergence
Mar 13, 2023

Australia’s bold moves present opportunities for India to capitalise on Indo-Pacific strategic convergence

Australian premier Anthony Albanese’s consequential visit to India unveils opportunities for trade, investment, energy cooperation and greater naval engagement in the Indo-Pacific. If these take off, the strategic architecture of the Indo-Pacific could be poised for a big transformation

Becoming a leading power isn't easy
Apr 16, 2015

Becoming a leading power isn't easy

Fifteen nations in 11 months and important visits to China and RoK in May is a tremendous track record. Considering the pace and scale of Modi's engagements and what each visit is expected to produce, one must congratulate the MEA for measuring up to this scorching pace.

Behind the lines of credit
Mar 30, 2015

Behind the lines of credit

The Modi government must now attempt to transition India's economic engagements towards a more deliberate, durable and definitional framework. Well-administered LoCs offer a great avenue to do this -- and therefore must be given commensurate strategic priority and attention.

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

Between a rock and a hard place: The Hazaras in Afghanistan
Mar 04, 2024

Between a rock and a hard place: The Hazaras in Afghanistan

As the Taliban solidifies its footing in Afghanistan, we witness a significant increase in the persecution of minority communities such as the Hazaras

Bilateral vision unfolds amid neighbours' glare
Jun 11, 2015

Bilateral vision unfolds amid neighbours' glare

Bangladesh and India are standing at a take-off stage in their relationship despite anti-Indian groups and political parties trying to find fault with Hasina's moves. The Chinese and Pakistani lobbies are unhappy with this growing engagement.

BIMSTEC and Japan: Exploring prospects for renewed cooperation
Aug 20, 2023

BIMSTEC and Japan: Exploring prospects for renewed cooperation

As the Bay of Bengal region continues to rise as an economic and strategic hub, there is increasing awareness of the role to be played by the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in promoting growth, development and stability in the region. Having kept a low profile in its 20 years of existence, BIMSTEC is now being seen as a potential driver of integration between South Asia and Southeast As