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Understanding ISIS: From conception to operations
Aug 24, 2017

Understanding ISIS: From conception to operations

This paper bridges the gap in Indian public discourse on the aims of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State) and where it stands today as the most formidable terrorist organisation of the 21st century. It explores ISIS from the perspective of the Middle East, rather than coming from an Indian foreign policy and security point of view, of which there is no dearth in literature. Such an approach is crucial in understanding the terr

Understanding the resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress
Dec 18, 2019

Understanding the resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress

The two House Resolutions on Kashmir reflect moderate to extreme conceptions on the role of values in US foreign policy, but both emphasise the centra

United States and the world
Jan 25, 2005

United States and the world

Continuity rather than change may well be the mark of the second Bush administration's foreign policy.It was billed as `the liberty speech.' George W. Bush, beginning his second term as President, said: ""It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.""

Unleashing the power of sports diplomacy: A gamechanger
May 24, 2024

Unleashing the power of sports diplomacy: A gamechanger

Sports diplomacy has significantly influenced international relations, but to maximize its potential, concrete policies and diplomatic actions are ess

Uri as inflection point
Oct 03, 2016

Uri as inflection point

India's oscillating foreign policy from 'Jhappi' to 'Katti' under the pump in the aftermath of Uri

US and China: Decoupling in the era of COVID19
Jun 09, 2020

US and China: Decoupling in the era of COVID19

Questions about the utility of globalisation are not new. Could the COVID-19 outbreak be the final nail on the coffin for an idea that drove the world economy in the past three decades?  In theory, countries would produce what they specialised in, leaving it to the market to ensure everyone got a better price for it. As 2020 began, the pandemic spread from one province of China and soon disrupted production across the world. Countries banned the

US Congress hearing on Kashmir: India falls prey to American political polarisation
Oct 25, 2019

US Congress hearing on Kashmir: India falls prey to American political polarisation

As bipartisanship on US foreign policy fractures, New Delhi risks becoming a partisan sticking point.

US elections and the "Russian threat"
Aug 11, 2016

US elections and the "Russian threat"

The “Russian threat” seems to have emerged as one of the principal foreign policy issues in the US elections, though this is not the first time th

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 Midterm Elections 2022: ‘अमेरिका में मध्यावधि चुनावी नतीज़ों के निहितार्थ’
Jul 27, 2023

US Midterm Elections 2022: ‘अमेरिका में मध्यावधि चुनावी नतीज़ों के निहितार्थ’

अमेरिका में मध्यावधि चुनाव के नतीज़ों के बाद लगता है कि ड�

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security
Apr 06, 2022

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security

The drastic and sudden drop in Venezuelan and Iranian oil exports to India in 2019-2020, due to the looming threat of US secondary sanctions, is the latest supply chain disruption to India’s energy security. To avoid similar disruptions in the future, India must act decisively to increase its Strategic Petroleum Reserves to meet at least 90 days of emergency oil stocks, and combine lobbying efforts between India’s private and public oil compa

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

Vaccine Diplomacy: In 2021, the UAE will become the new vaccine hub of the Middle East
Dec 29, 2020

Vaccine Diplomacy: In 2021, the UAE will become the new vaccine hub of the Middle East

This “niche diplomacy” is expected to be one of the key guiding principles of Emirati foreign policy in 2021.

Vietnam ropes in stakeholders to  counter China territorial dispute
Jan 24, 2014

Vietnam ropes in stakeholders to counter China territorial dispute

Hanoi's decision in granting oil blocks to New Delhi could make China uneasy as Chinese foreign policy, especially towards the South China Sea and the East China Sea, has undergone a major shift in the last few years.

Wading out to Sea: The Evolution of India and Indonesia’s Naval Mindset towards Multilateralism
Jun 25, 2012

Wading out to Sea: The Evolution of India and Indonesia’s Naval Mindset towards Multilateralism

This Paper examines the evolution of India and Indonesia's military strategic mindset, from inward-looking powers to budding naval powers. It asserts that the two countries will have "no choice but to cast aside the antiquated aspects of non-alignment and move toward a more pragmatic approach to foreign policy, based on multilateralism."

Way more than hedging: Lula's Brazil is gambling high
May 15, 2023

Way more than hedging: Lula's Brazil is gambling high

Lula’s foreign policy approach goes beyond “hedging” and is aimed at ensuring that Brazil climbs the global status ladder

West Asia: Deal making and deal breaking for peace in the Middle East
Nov 02, 2020

West Asia: Deal making and deal breaking for peace in the Middle East

By exiting the Iran nuclear deal and guiding the Abraham Accords to fruition, did Trump’s disruptions succeed in American foreign policy’s most ho

What both India and China should keep in mind while dealing with Nepal
Jun 20, 2017

What both India and China should keep in mind while dealing with Nepal

It is necessary for both India and China to strengthen diplomatic ties and initiate confidence-building measures to bridge the gap that exists between

What does the United States want?
Nov 21, 2018

What does the United States want?

To punish China, isolate Iran and forgive Russia. This is the new US foreign policy doctrine.

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 next for Iran?
May 21, 2024

What next for Iran?

Although Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi’s death leaves the country to face an uncertain future, it would not have any significant short-term impac

What Turkey Can Teach India
Jun 27, 2011

What Turkey Can Teach India

In India, the office of the foreign minister doesn't command nearly the sort of authority it should, or it did in the past. While foreign policy in other countries is influenced by domestic politics, in India it's being completely overshadowed by intra-party and intra-government feuds.

When Arabs Followed The Leadership Of A Hindu They Adored
Feb 27, 2012

When Arabs Followed The Leadership Of A Hindu They Adored

The poem, one of numerous written in that period, expresses admiration for the spell Nehru had cast by his deft navigation of foreign policy between the two blocs not for India alone but a whole group.

When Modi made his moves in the US
Oct 16, 2014

When Modi made his moves in the US

There was more to Narendra Modi's visit to the US than the razzmatazz of Madison Square Garden and Central Park. He had gone to the US after three basic foreign policy initiatives, and was making a statement on the world stage beyond the confines of the UNGA.

Why is India's West Asia policy ineffective?
Jul 23, 2014

Why is India's West Asia policy ineffective?

Does Indian Foreign Policy towards West Asia have to be as fragmented as the region? Probably not. One could start by enunciating a few guidelines that are minimalist; that we are against religious extremism, toppling established states and condemning disproportionate use of force by Israel.

Why Pak army chief’s call for talks makes no sense
Dec 30, 2017

Why Pak army chief’s call for talks makes no sense

Within Pakistan, it is the army which controls foreign policy towards India, Afghanistan and the US. The polity has no role. Every time the polity has

Why rise of Fumio Kishida as new Japanese prime minister is good news for India
Oct 06, 2021

Why rise of Fumio Kishida as new Japanese prime minister is good news for India

Fumio Kishida’s victory owes much to LDP’s conservative wing and many of his foreign policy actions will function within the parameters that former prime minister Shinzo Abe laid down during his time in office

Why Seoul and New Delhi should leverage the G20 momentum for advancing collaboration in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 09, 2023

Why Seoul and New Delhi should leverage the G20 momentum for advancing collaboration in the Indo-Pacific

New Delhi and Seoul are two key players in the Indo-Pacific in terms of their respective maritime geographies, geopolitical capabilities, and foreign

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success
Feb 25, 2019

Why the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to India is a diplomatic success

Narendra Modi’s West Asia policy remains the one area of achievement in an otherwise indifferent record of foreign policy.

Will Biden oversee a bipartisan consensus on Trumpism?
Nov 09, 2020

Will Biden oversee a bipartisan consensus on Trumpism?

Echoes of Trump’s vilification of US internationalism are evident in progressives' push for Biden to reinvent American foreign policy.

Will Modi  look at Russia with new eyes?
May 28, 2014

Will Modi look at Russia with new eyes?

Narendra Modi's warm response to Putin's congratulatory message, in contrast to a business-like acknowledgement of Obama, has a well-thought out back story and may prove all those predicting a business-as-usual foreign policy regime wrong.

Will national elections compromise Spain’s moment under the sun?
Jul 03, 2023

Will national elections compromise Spain’s moment under the sun?

Even though Spanish politicians are pacifying fears that the national elections would not affect its EU presidency, a change of guard would most likel

With political stability & economic reforms, Nepal opens up to the world
May 08, 2019

With political stability & economic reforms, Nepal opens up to the world

Despite the gloom and doom over the last two decades, Nepal in general has endorsed democracy, political stability and a wave of economic reforms.

World according to Romney
Aug 06, 2012

World according to Romney

Delhi, which saw President Obama build on Bush's strategic initiative towards India, has no dog in the presumed fight on foreign policy between the Democrats and Republicans in this election. There is no argument between the two candidates on the US relationship with India.

Xi’s China, China’s Xi: Current Political and Social Challenges
Dec 11, 2020

Xi’s China, China’s Xi: Current Political and Social Challenges

In recent years, China, under President Xi Jinping, has seen substantial growth and sought a greater leadership role in world affairs. New equations have emerged domestically as well. As Xi fortifies his hold over the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the country, repressive policies in Tibet and Xinjiang and excessive curbs on academic freedom can pose potential political threats. At the same time, issues like ecological degradation and widening

Xi’s legacy in the ‘New Era’
Oct 12, 2022

Xi’s legacy in the ‘New Era’

As Xi enters into his third term, one expects a change in policy course in alignment with the objectives of the 'New Era'.

Young Bhutan’s opinion on its mega neighbours
Nov 01, 2019

Young Bhutan’s opinion on its mega neighbours

There is a generational shift in the way Bhutanese perceive their neighbours India and China, evident with the demands for change in approach, from a

Young Indians distrust China, Pakistan; rate pandemic, economy as big challenges
Aug 17, 2021

Young Indians distrust China, Pakistan; rate pandemic, economy as big challenges

The Observer Research Foundation first conceptualised the foreign policy survey last year to build on the existing strand of polling research in India. In December 2020, the poll sampled 2,037 Indians aged 18-35 from 14 cities

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत और महामारी के दौर की भू-राजनीति
Jul 30, 2023

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत और महामारी के दौर की भू-राजनीति

चीनी मोर्चे पर लगातार जारी सीमा विवाद अमेरिका के साथ साम�

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत-नेटो परिषद और तीन ध्रुवों वाली दुनिया
Jul 29, 2023

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: भारत-नेटो परिषद और तीन ध्रुवों वाली दुनिया

तीन ध्रुवों वाली दुनिया मौजूदा दो-ध्रुवीय वैश्विक व्यवस�

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: ‘युद्ध के समय तेज़ी से भारत के क़रीब आता पश्चिम’
Aug 02, 2023

अंतरराष्ट्रीय संबंध: ‘युद्ध के समय तेज़ी से भारत के क़रीब आता पश्चिम’

लोगों को आशंका थी कि यूक्रेन-रूस युद्ध के समय में भारत पर �

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान: तालिबान शासन के अधीन काबुल; वैश्विक अपयश की पहली बरसी!
Aug 23, 2022

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान: तालिबान शासन के अधीन काबुल; वैश्विक अपयश की पहली बरसी!

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान पर तालिबान द्वारा क़ब्ज़ा किये जाने की पह�

अफ्रीका: सब-सहारा के इलाकों में चीन की राजनीतिक असर वाली गतिविधियां!
Sep 19, 2022

अफ्रीका: सब-सहारा के इलाकों में चीन की राजनीतिक असर वाली गतिविधियां!

‘वैक्सीन रंगभेद’ के बाद रूस के यूक्रेन पर आक्रमण के बाद स�

अमेरिका के इस बयान से भारत को बड़ी राहत क्यों?
Aug 20, 0022

अमेरिका के इस बयान से भारत को बड़ी राहत क्यों?

अमेरिका का यह बयान भारत-अमेरिका के संबंधो के लिए अहम है. पहली बार अमेरिका ने भारत और रूस के संबंधो के स्‍वीकार किया है. आइए जानते हैं कि बाइडेन प्रशासन के दृष्टिकोण के क्‍या �

अमेरिकेची ‘पुलवामा’बद्दलची प्रतिक्रिया तोंडदेखलीच!
Feb 27, 2019

अमेरिकेची ‘पुलवामा’बद्दलची प्रतिक्रिया तोंडदेखलीच!

अफगाणिस्तान मुद्दा, भारत-अमेरिका व्यापार आणि ट्रम्प सरकारची देशांतर्गत कोंडी या पार्श्वभूमीवर अमेरिकेची पुलवामाबद्दलची प्रतिक्रिया तोंडदेखली वाटते.