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Gulshan Sachdeva

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Professor Gulshan Sachdeva is Jean Monnet Chair and Chairperson Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Europe’s COVID-19 surge and Omicron disrupts global recovery 

WORLD

Europe’s COVID-19 surge and Omicron disrupts global recovery 

If European disruption lasts longer, it will start affecting the Indian economy soon. The EU, the UK, Switzerland, and Russia are India’s important trade and investment partners

G20 Summit | India’s chance to redefine the rules of global development

BUSINESS

G20 Summit | India’s chance to redefine the rules of global development

Within G20, India is positioning itself as an important player in creating reliable supply chains, significant contributor to the SDGs, and voice of the developing world 

Trade initiatives in the Indo-Pacific will boost AUKUS’ effect

BUSINESS

Trade initiatives in the Indo-Pacific will boost AUKUS’ effect

Geopolitically, AUKUS has added another pressure point on China to moderate its behaviour. To make this move effective, Quad and AUKUS partners, particularly India and the United States, will also need to add trade initiatives in the Indo-Pacific 

With Taliban in Kabul, India’s Pakistan problem just got bigger

BUSINESS

With Taliban in Kabul, India’s Pakistan problem just got bigger

As Afghanistan under the Taliban will be an extension of Pakistan, India’s Afghanistan policy will now have to be dealt within its complex ties with Pakistan and China as well as domestic politics. Still, a comprehensive understanding of the Taliban may open some avenues for engagement 

Taliban Captures Afghanistan | What it means for India

BUSINESS

Taliban Captures Afghanistan | What it means for India

Despite a foreign policy setback and national security concerns, India will have to rework its engagement strategy in Afghanistan. This will not be easy, but New Delhi does not have any option 

Surging Taliban is pushing India again towards Eurasia

POLITICS

Surging Taliban is pushing India again towards Eurasia

All SCO members, including India, have links with different Afghan groups. These links can be used to help stabilise Afghanistan through a regional consensus 

India-EU leaders’ meeting gives new momentum to ties

BUSINESS

India-EU leaders’ meeting gives new momentum to ties

Besides a huge symbolic relevance of the India-EU leaders’ meeting, the resumption of free trade agreement negotiations and connectivity partnership will provide a right momentum to strategic partnership 

The Afghanistan peace process and India’s role in it

POLITICS

The Afghanistan peace process and India’s role in it

It is becoming clearer that with the US exit from Afghanistan, the role of regional countries, including India, Pakistan, China, Iran, Russia and Central Asian republics, is likely to increase 

China Plus One | Get aggressive with trade deals and partnerships

BUSINESS

China Plus One | Get aggressive with trade deals and partnerships

The government has taken several steps, such as the IBC and PLI schemes, to bolster its case as an attractive investment and manufacturing destination to corporations and countries with a China Plus One strategy 

EU-China investment deal may push India to revisit its EU strategy

BUSINESS

EU-China investment deal may push India to revisit its EU strategy

Liberal access to the RCEP-integrated Chinese economy was too attractive an offer for the EU to decline. The EU-China investment deal and the Brexit trade agreement may push New Delhi to reformulate its EU strategy with an FTA at the core

Challenges for India’s external engagements in 2021

BUSINESS

Challenges for India’s external engagements in 2021

Geopolitically, India’s relevance in the Indo-Pacific has been established in 2020.  External policy choices resulting from domestic economic stress and tensions with China will shape India’s role in Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific region in 2021

Foreign Affairs | India cultivates geopolitical partnerships in Europe

BUSINESS

Foreign Affairs | India cultivates geopolitical partnerships in Europe

The Foreign Secretary’s interactions in Paris, Berlin and London showed that New Delhi is now positioning itself as a reliable geopolitical partner of Europe

Sino-EU ties | The challenge for Europe is to balance values with economic interests

BUSINESS

Sino-EU ties | The challenge for Europe is to balance values with economic interests

India’s international development assistance programmes need revisiting

BUSINESS

India’s international development assistance programmes need revisiting

Development cooperation has clearly become a significant aspect of Indian foreign policy discourse and strategic thinking. In the last two decades, lines of credits worth more than $25 billion have been provided to about 60 developing countries

India-EU Summit | COVID-19 and China likely to dominate talks

BUSINESS

India-EU Summit | COVID-19 and China likely to dominate talks

The rift with the US, Chinese assertiveness, tensions with Russia and Brexit have pushed the EU to look for reliable partners — India, despite its limitations, can use its geopolitical and economic strengths to further develop ties

India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing

BUSINESS

India has an opportunity as EU’s suspicions about China are growing

India must strengthen ties with EU as Europe is shifting its approach towards an assertive China

COVID-19: Treat universities as an essential service

TECHNOLOGY

COVID-19: Treat universities as an essential service

In fighting the pandemic and its long-term effects, India must use the strength of its close to 1,000 universities, 40,000 colleges and 1000-plus stand-alone institutions of higher learning

Providing development aid has been an important part of Indian foreign policy. Will it change due to COVID-19?

POLITICS

Providing development aid has been an important part of Indian foreign policy. Will it change due to COVID-19?

The COVID-19 situation may push India further to secure more assistance and soft loans under various bilateral or multilateral windows.

COVID-19 | Q1 global contractions indicate a deepening crisis

BUSINESS

COVID-19 | Q1 global contractions indicate a deepening crisis

The first quarter GDP results from major economies indicate the seriousness of the economic recession—and the massive relief packages could be useful only if a joint health solution is achieved soon

COVID-19 | Can G-20 provide the right platform for a global response?

BUSINESS

COVID-19 | Can G-20 provide the right platform for a global response?

As the world economy is entering recession, the G-20 will have to play a decisive role in mobilising resources and provide direction to major economies and multilateral institutions.

Covid-19 pandemic | How China and Europe differ in tackling the crisis

WORLD

Covid-19 pandemic | How China and Europe differ in tackling the crisis

At the moment the Chinese approach seems to be working. It is attractive to countries with relatively low infection numbers, limited global economic integration and inadequate medical infrastructure.

Coronavirus | The COVID-19 outbreak may slow down globalisation further

INDIA

Coronavirus | The COVID-19 outbreak may slow down globalisation further

Even if there is a limited outbreak outside China, a sharp slowdown in global growth is expected. The OECD now predicts that both China and India are expected to grow around 5 percent in 2020.

Trump India Visit | Strategic consequences of tough trade talk

WORLD

Trump India Visit | Strategic consequences of tough trade talk

Despite increasing trade and growing strategic closeness, India-US trade tensions have actually increased. The traditional worries of agricultural trade and IPR have moved and now the Trump administration’s concerns are about trade deficit and ‘unfair’ trade practises.

CAA Debate | India needs to expand its engagement with European parliament

WORLD

CAA Debate | India needs to expand its engagement with European parliament

The government earlier brought a few selected Right-wing MEPs to Kashmir and tried to project their opinion as the EU position. This could also be one reason why so many political groups in the EU parliament have reacted strongly against the CAA.

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