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Berlin bats for closer ties. Delhi must reciprocate
Dec 13, 2022

Berlin bats for closer ties. Delhi must reciprocate

As Germany makes an important outreach to India, New Delhi will carefully watch how Berlin deals with its economic entanglement with China.

Betting on connectivity: Afghanistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ambitions
Jun 07, 2023

Betting on connectivity: Afghanistan’s China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ambitions

Kabul’s possible induction into CPEC raises sovereignty and strategic concerns for New Delhi

Between a rock and a hard place: African position on the Russia–Ukraine conflict
Mar 11, 2022

Between a rock and a hard place: African position on the Russia–Ukraine conflict

Equivocal sentiments emanate from African countries on their stance on voting for the UN resolution demanding withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrai

Between Consensus and Homogeny
Jul 20, 2004

Between Consensus and Homogeny

By writing to Chief Ministers on administrative systems, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has revived a process that probably died with Jawaharlal Nehru. As Prime Minister, Vajpayee had his year-end Musings, which like Nehru¿s letters covered a wide range of subjects, including foreign policy and security issues.

Between Democracy and Dictators: South Asia’s response to the Pakistani crisis
May 22, 2023

Between Democracy and Dictators: South Asia’s response to the Pakistani crisis

The public in South Asian countries have reacted variedly to the developments taking place in Pakistan

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China
Feb 29, 2024

Between Rhetoric and Strategy: Analysing Evolving European Approaches Towards China

Europe’s relationship with China has transformed in recent years, with Chinese behaviour and actions now increasingly at odds with European values and interests. As Europe adjusts to new global realities amid a full-fledged war, the European Union (EU) and its member states are recalibrating their strategies and relationships with China. This paper aims to decipher these evolutions by assessing the EU approach and those of certain key European

Beyond data: Metadata, behavioural analytics and the future of warfare
Jul 26, 2021

Beyond data: Metadata, behavioural analytics and the future of warfare

India must deliberate on and integrate the modern form of warfare while developing its national security strategy, not just in a cyber context — but

Beyond JCPOA — Europe
Jul 20, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — Europe

The volatile security situation in the region, a nuclear arms race and a possible war against Iran would directly affect Europe, if only by causing a

Beyond summits, Quad must deliver quickly
May 28, 2022

Beyond summits, Quad must deliver quickly

It seized the moment to create a front against China. But long-term sustenance will depend on timeliness of delivery

Bhutan: From New Delhi to Tokyo
Jul 04, 2014

Bhutan: From New Delhi to Tokyo

Bhutan has announced its support for Japan's bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. This was announced by Bhutan's Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, who completed his official visit to Japan on July 2.

Bhutan’s border conundrum: Nowhere near the finish line
Nov 10, 2022

Bhutan’s border conundrum: Nowhere near the finish line

Despite the urgency shown by all three parties—Bhutan, India, and China—to end the border disputes, divergent interests continue to pose a signifi

Bhutan’s imperatives and India’s dilemmas
Apr 12, 2023

Bhutan’s imperatives and India’s dilemmas

While India-China competition and Chinese assertiveness have triggered some changes in Bhutan’s foreign policy, recent developments suggest that continuity still looms large in Bhutan-India relations

Biden's dilemma: Navigating political support amidst global conflict
Feb 13, 2024

Biden's dilemma: Navigating political support amidst global conflict

The Biden administration is torn between maintaining domestic political support and standing by key allies amidst the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Isra

Biden’s cyber conundrum: Virtual invasion
Mar 28, 2023

Biden’s cyber conundrum: Virtual invasion

The cyber threats emanating from China raise the need for an effective international bulwark against cyber-attacks

Biden’s legislative bet before mid-term elections
Aug 25, 2022

Biden’s legislative bet before mid-term elections

The IRA, especially its climate and tax components, could prove to be a masterstroke for the Democrats before the mid-term elections.

Biden’s maiden presidential trip to Asia: Reassuring important Indo-Pacific allies
May 25, 2022

Biden’s maiden presidential trip to Asia: Reassuring important Indo-Pacific allies

Biden aimed to reassure America’s allies in the Pacific of its continued focus through his maiden trip to Asia.

Biden’s proposed visit to Saudi Arabia: An attempt to bring calm to chaos
Jun 08, 2022

Biden’s proposed visit to Saudi Arabia: An attempt to bring calm to chaos

Backtracking on its previous policy, the United States would have to establish an amicable relationship with Saudi Arabia and by extension the Middle

Bigger, Not Necessarily Better: India’s Defence Budget 2022-23
Aug 11, 2023

Bigger, Not Necessarily Better: India’s Defence Budget 2022-23

This brief examines India’s defence allocations for 2022-23. It outlines the conceptual and definitional aspects of the defence budget, examines defence allocations from the prism of state of the economy and public finance, and explores the potential impacts of the budget announcements on the defence production sector of the government’s self-reliance mission, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The analysis also utilises a comparison of India’s mi

BIMSTEC देशांच्या सुरक्षेबद्दल सहकार्य : सागरी क्षेत्राच्या सुरक्षितची जागृती
Apr 22, 2023

BIMSTEC देशांच्या सुरक्षेबद्दल सहकार्य : सागरी क्षेत्राच्या सुरक्षितची जागृती

बंगालच्या उपसागरामध्ये सुरक्षेच्या समस्या उद्भवल्यामुळे एकूणच सागरी क्षेत्राच्या सुरक्षिततेबद्दल जागृती निर्माण करण्याची आवश्यकता निर्माण झाली आहे.

BIMSTEC शिखर सम्‍मेलन में समुद्री सुरक्षा पर फोकस!
Sep 01, 2018

BIMSTEC शिखर सम्‍मेलन में समुद्री सुरक्षा पर फोकस!

राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा प्रमुखों ने विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में सह�

BIMSTEC: A call for robust institutionalisation
Jun 07, 2023

BIMSTEC: A call for robust institutionalisation

BIMSTEC’s recent initiatives of strengthening institutional mechanisms are indeed a start but the road ahead is long if not arduous

Blame Game Might See CIA Overhaul
Jun 23, 2004

Blame Game Might See CIA Overhaul

Intelligence is the first line of defence in any war, be it a conventional war or a war against terrorism. The American security apparatus has readjusted itself well, in almost all the areas of modern warfare in the post cold war era. However, the recent American failures indicate that still much needs to be done in of the areas of modern day warfare, and that is intelligence gathering.

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves
Dec 26, 2022

Blue Carbon: India’s time to create some waves

India must adopt blue-carbon solutions if it intends to emerge as a global climate leader

Boosting demand in the Indian economy: Role of formal and inclusive labour markets
Aug 06, 2020

Boosting demand in the Indian economy: Role of formal and inclusive labour markets

Reviving the economy will require addressing the two major challenges — of a rising informal labour force, and slackening demand.

Border villages can help fight Chinese build-up
Apr 25, 2023

Border villages can help fight Chinese build-up

Under the Vibrant Villages Programme nearly 3,000 villages selected along the 3,400-km-long border are set to get better infrastructure facilities

Boston bombings: The challenges ahead for the US counter-terrorism policy
Apr 25, 2013

Boston bombings: The challenges ahead for the US counter-terrorism policy

Given the US's counter-terrorism experience and security threat, it is in its interest to come out of its earlier bureaucratic deadlock and view the threat of terrorism more objectively and work to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation with countries such as India.

BRICS must move ahead now to a "go-to" institution
Feb 14, 2012

BRICS must move ahead now to a "go-to" institution

BRICS must now move on from being a grouping of individual nations, discussing agendas, to becoming a "go-to" institution for setting regional and global agendas. The essence and ethos of such an institution must flow from the inorganic prism of stability, security and growth for all.

BRICS rises
Aug 26, 2023

BRICS rises

Now with 11 members, BRICS’ decision-making by consensus will be that much more difficult

BRICS, Steel, Mortar....and Money
Apr 04, 2012

BRICS, Steel, Mortar....and Money

The unity and purpose of BRICS has been the target of speculation and scepticism from various quarters. With the Delhi Declaration, BRICS members have been able to assuage such doubts as they have begun to create a credible hedge against traditional global narratives of security and development.

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir
Mar 27, 2023

Bridging integration: Infrastructure projects in Kashmir

The completion of infrastructure projects in the Kashmir Valley will boost economic development, social integration, and security advantage

Britain should shed its China obsession to seize the moment in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 05, 2020

Britain should shed its China obsession to seize the moment in the Indo-Pacific

Post-Brexit Britain needs to move away from its China-centric policy and step up trade engagements in the region, which offers potential for win-win economic gains. London should also look to join its allies, including the US, India, Australia in the support of regional security to manage the risks posed by Beijing

British report muddies European waters on Huawei ban
Feb 20, 2019

British report muddies European waters on Huawei ban

The British government is expected to complete its review of the issues relating to 5G over the next month or so and its spokespersons have said that

Building a BIMSTEC agenda for counterterrorism
Nov 28, 2017

Building a BIMSTEC agenda for counterterrorism

Member states of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) continue to grapple with a host of security issues, including the burgeoning ISIS threat and the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. In the recent months, the region has witnessed the immense social, political, economic and geo-strategic implications of terrorism and displacement. BIMSTEC’s counterterrorism initiatives must therefore be scr

Building a case for stronger counter-terrorism ties between India and Africa
Nov 17, 2020

Building a case for stronger counter-terrorism ties between India and Africa

Both India and Africa strongly acknowledge that peace and security is intrinsically linked to development, and that terrorism poses the biggest threat

Building blocks of a digital powerhouse: Data centres in India
Mar 30, 2024

Building blocks of a digital powerhouse: Data centres in India

India, with its burgeoning digital landscape, needs to understand the significance of data centres and make substantial investments to harness their p

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Aug 16, 2023

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems

Climate change, conflicts, and various crises have exposed the vulnerabilities of global food systems. Acute food insecurity and undernourishment have become more prevalent in recent times, and the imperative is to build more robust and sustainable food systems that do not adversely impact the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only underlined the importance of food security in times of crises. This brief explores the promise of clima

Building climate-resilient health systems in India
Aug 21, 2023

Building climate-resilient health systems in India

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity, and developing nations of the Global South are expected to be the most vulnerable

Building new partnerships: Putin looks toward Iran
Jul 26, 2022

Building new partnerships: Putin looks toward Iran

In Russia’s pageantry of state visits to Iran, its counter to the West is quite evident.

Building resilience will be key to future success
Dec 29, 2020

Building resilience will be key to future success

Can the pandemic become a means to prepare us to deal more effectively with a number of other seismic shifts which are either already underway or immi

Building resilience with digital public infrastructure
Oct 26, 2022

Building resilience with digital public infrastructure

The G20 can steward inclusive approaches to digital transformation, directing international development cooperation, and strengthening multilateralism

Bust the terror syndicates
Jul 20, 2006

Bust the terror syndicates

Decisive and ruthless crackdown on jihadis is the need of the hour, not more empty rhetoric ---- Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), headed by Hafiz Saeed based in Pakistan, is a threat to India's security and sovereignty and must therefore be branded as 'enemy of the nation'. There need not be a legal provision to do so. The Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is empowered to take such a decision.

Can Germany Help India Overcome Its Submarine Troubles?
Jun 20, 2023

Can Germany Help India Overcome Its Submarine Troubles?

A new submarine deal could bring back Germany as a major player in the Indian defense sector.