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India’s G20 Presidency: Setting the world agenda
Dec 02, 2022

India’s G20 Presidency: Setting the world agenda

Think20, the ideas bank of G20, will engage with the gamut of issues – strategic, economic and structural – that confront all countries

Is China challenging India’s West Asia success story?
Aug 25, 2023

Is China challenging India’s West Asia success story?

While India’s diplomatic and political outreach with West Asia has been a success story over the past decade, the geopolitics of technology has the potential to offer a challenge.

Is there a future for the China-Japan-Korea Trilateral?
Jan 04, 2024

Is there a future for the China-Japan-Korea Trilateral?

China’s messaging at the recent Foreign Ministers' meeting suggests that the CJK trilateral does not have an optimistic future

Keep shifts in the West’s China consensus under watch
Jul 31, 2023

Keep shifts in the West’s China consensus under watch

New Delhi has  geopolitical opportunities in China rethinks underway in Germany and other countries

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States
Jul 21, 2023

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States

In recent years, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region have emerged as vital security and developmental partners in the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)—thereby gaining prominence in India’s foreign policy priorities. This paper examines India’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with the SIDS of the SWIO region, and argues that India should consider the concerns of the

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

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0
Jun 06, 2023

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0

The Biden administration has been uncommonly vigorous in shaping American policy to maintain American hegemony or Globalisation 2.0

Nepal’s political and economic transition
Jun 15, 2022

Nepal’s political and economic transition

In the face of growing domestic turmoil, how will Nepal manage geopolitical challenges that are brewing in the region?

No place to hide
Sep 29, 2020

No place to hide

Power won’t leave India alone, even if Indians claim to be disinterested in power

North Korean crisis and the strategic space in Asia
Nov 29, 2017

North Korean crisis and the strategic space in Asia

It is necessary to contextualise the North Korean nuclear crisis with regards to Asian geopolitics and its implications for India.

Overcoming challenges to India-US defence cooperation
Oct 06, 2015

Overcoming challenges to India-US defence cooperation

Against the backdrop of increasing Chinese territorial assertiveness, the logic of geopolitics dictates that both India and the U.S. have vital interests in strengthening defense cooperation. In June, US and India signed a 10-year defence framework agreement.

Pakistan’s Afghan dilemma haunts the Islamabad-Rawalpindi nexus
May 09, 2022

Pakistan’s Afghan dilemma haunts the Islamabad-Rawalpindi nexus

Pakistan’s strategic calculations in Afghanistan have backfired, leaving it entangled in the complexities of the South Asian geopolitics.

Panchsheel 2014
Jul 04, 2014

Panchsheel 2014

As an increasingly powerful China seeks to reorder Asia, Delhi must firmly locate China's Panchsheel campaign in a clinical assessment of Asia's rapidly evolving geopolitics and its consequences for Indian security. China is doing what rising powers, including the US, have done before. But Delhi appears a long way from developing an appropriate strategy to cope with Asia's new power play.

Politics of a bailout: Lessons for Pakistan from the Sri Lankan crisis
Jun 09, 2023

Politics of a bailout: Lessons for Pakistan from the Sri Lankan crisis

Pakistan can draw crucial lessons from Sri Lanka’s success as the former continues to negotiate for a US$ 1.1-billion tranche from the IMF to stabil

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India
May 11, 2023

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India

On 1 January 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs announced the establishment under its wing of the New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies (NEST) division. This marked a welcome addition to the government’s organisational capacities in an era increasingly being characterised by the interplay of technology, trade, security and geopolitics. This brief outlines the global and domestic context that will surround the operations of the NEST divis

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia
Aug 17, 2023

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia

In November 2022, Qatar will become the first state in West Asia and the Arab world to host the coveted FIFA football World Cup. Doha’s winning the hosting rights has brought the country—home to only 2.9 million people, more than eight out of every ten of whom are foreign workers—out of the shadow of its large, and more powerful regional neighbours such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This brief views thi

Regional integration
Aug 30, 2018

Regional integration

India will have to carefully navigate the emerging regional geopolitics in BIMSTEC

Reimagining the Anglo-India partnership
Apr 29, 2021

Reimagining the Anglo-India partnership

Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, India–UK ties remain unfettered to harness new strategic convergences in sync with contemporary realities

Responsible AI in the military: Moonshot or pipe dream?
Apr 26, 2023

Responsible AI in the military: Moonshot or pipe dream?

A global arms race and geopolitical pressures are shaping the military use of AI

Reviving the Cairo-Delhi Axis
Dec 04, 2022

Reviving the Cairo-Delhi Axis

Present-day geopolitics has provided a unique opportunity for both India and Egypt to bolster their relations

Russia, North Korea and the East Asian Security Order
Jul 08, 2024

Russia, North Korea and the East Asian Security Order

Putin’s recent visit to North Korea culminated in the signing of a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, reflecting closer ties and a paradigm shift

Sea drones: Implications of the great underwater wall of China
Aug 02, 2017

Sea drones: Implications of the great underwater wall of China

Several emerging trends like increasing congestion of global commons, especially in the maritime domain and the rapid development of disruptive techno

Securing Afghanistan: Historic Sources of India’s Contemporary Challenge
Aug 11, 2023

Securing Afghanistan: Historic Sources of India’s Contemporary Challenge

This paper looks at debates from the days of the British Raj until now that have shaped India's strategic thought on Afghanistan. It highlights the impact of India's territorial construct on its strategic imagination and argues that India's Afghan policy is determined by its political geography. Afghanistan has proved to be a security lynchpin in South and A Central Asia over the last two decades. Home to a variety of militant networks with regi

Seychelles’ calibrated approach towards maritime dependency
Jun 07, 2024

Seychelles’ calibrated approach towards maritime dependency

Given its location and its capabilities, Seychelles is well-placed to mitigate sea-borne challenges by cooperating with major players.

Shifting sands: Navigating the new geopolitical landscape in 2024
Dec 26, 2023

Shifting sands: Navigating the new geopolitical landscape in 2024

The year 2024 is poised to be a period of significant transformation, characterised by extensive changes on both domestic and international fronts

South China Sea Monitor | Volume V; Issue 10 | Shifting Sands in the South China Sea
Nov 04, 2016

South China Sea Monitor | Volume V; Issue 10 | Shifting Sands in the South China Sea

Geopolitics of South China Sea appears to be ever-changing with approach of the Philippines towards China assuming a shift under current President Duterte

Sri Lanka, India and changing political dynamics
Sep 25, 2020

Sri Lanka, India and changing political dynamics

Zooming out and looking at South Asian geopolitics, India appears to be reaching out, repairing and resetting relations with several of its smaller ne

Sri Lanka’s quest for strategic prominence in the Indian Ocean
Dec 12, 2016

Sri Lanka’s quest for strategic prominence in the Indian Ocean

At the Galle Dialogue 2016, Sri Lanka sought not only to stress its critical geographical location at the crossroads of important Indian Ocean sea lines of communication, but also to display a catalytic ability to spur regional collaboration in securing the vulnerable commons.

States’ use of non-state actors in cyberspace
Aug 17, 2023

States’ use of non-state actors in cyberspace

Without proper legislation, states using non-state actors for cyberwarfare pose a significant threat to governments, businesses, and individuals

Strategic dynamics in a melting Arctic
Apr 24, 2024

Strategic dynamics in a melting Arctic

While resource exploitation in the Artic may offer short-term gains, the long-term consequences for the planet outweigh them

Strengthening India’s strategic ties with the Mekong subregion
Jan 05, 2021

Strengthening India’s strategic ties with the Mekong subregion

The growing strategic ties with Mekong nations such as Vietnam and Myanmar indicate deepening mutual trust in the rapidly changing regional geopolitic

Tackling the China threat
Sep 01, 2020

Tackling the China threat

A tech Cold War is beginning to reshape global geopolitics.

Technology: Taming – and unleashing – technology together
Jan 16, 2024

Technology: Taming – and unleashing – technology together

Innovative approaches will require regulatory processes to include all stakeholders.

Terrorism in Africa's Sahel: The role of France, Russia and the imperatives for India
Apr 04, 2023

Terrorism in Africa's Sahel: The role of France, Russia and the imperatives for India

The African Sahel region demands the attention of the global community on countering terrorism

The fall of Nagorno-Karabakh and its impact
Mar 29, 2024

The fall of Nagorno-Karabakh and its impact

The fall of Nagorno-Karabakh could lead to the rise of a new geopolitical order in the Caucasus and beyond

The future trajectory of the Sino⎯Indian water relations
May 02, 2018

The future trajectory of the Sino⎯Indian water relations

What are the emerging geopolitical implications of water sharing of the Brahmaputra between China and India?

The global space race, 2.0
Feb 14, 2018

The global space race, 2.0

Asia’s growing space race is indicative of the larger geopolitical competition in the region. China’s rise and the strategic uncertainties it has created are particularly worrying to India and Japan, leading to surprisingly fast-growing India-Japan strategic cooperation.

The Gulf’s quest to reconfigure its relations with the US
Apr 22, 2022

The Gulf’s quest to reconfigure its relations with the US

A fast-changing game of geopolitics is also changing one of the US' oldest and most consequential strategic relationships in the Middle East

The India-UAE CEPA: India’s renewed love for FTAs
Mar 14, 2022

The India-UAE CEPA: India’s renewed love for FTAs

There is a growing need to analyse the Free Trade Agreements to understand their impact on the economy and the geopolitical repercussions that follow.

The India–US trade dispute and India’s evolving geopolitical role
Aug 01, 2019

The India–US trade dispute and India’s evolving geopolitical role

While the strategic partnership between the United States and India remains robust, some analysts see the relationship as becoming significantly strai

The Jeddah summit was as much about multipolarity as it was about Ukraine
Aug 09, 2023

The Jeddah summit was as much about multipolarity as it was about Ukraine

Ukraine and the US alike see opportunity in the Global South’s multipolarity, because the so-called ‘Global South’ is presenting itself as one

The Red Sea crisis and political equity of non-state armed actors
Feb 02, 2024

The Red Sea crisis and political equity of non-state armed actors

The growing influence of non-state militant actors in the global order needs to be scrutinised

The return of history has begun to unravel the Davos Consensus
Jan 31, 2023

The return of history has begun to unravel the Davos Consensus

Geopolitics has split the world again and bloc-wise trade arrangements will have winners and losers

The Role of Agriculture in Modern China
Jun 19, 2024

The Role of Agriculture in Modern China

China is often viewed through the lenses of commerce, geopolitics, and political economy. At the fringes of these lies Chinese agriculture—and its domestic and global impact. This brief analyses the evolution of Chinese agriculture, from the revolutionary Maoist period to the present. It describes the Chinese government’s strategy to ensure food self-sufficiency for an increasingly voracious consumer base. In particular, it examines the produ