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