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.
Trade | Implications of the US-China trade deal on India
The deal is another blow to already weakening multilateral trading system under the WTO. With bilateral quid-pro-quo deals, US President Donald Trump is sinking the WTO dispute settlement mechanism further. These trends should be worrying for New Delhi.
Is the global trade conflict a blessing in disguise for India?
India will become more like Latin America than a miracle Asian economy
Merkel Visit: Sustainability and mobility need to be focussed
Both India and Germany have been looking for enhanced roles and new responsibilities in an emerging international order. Despite these broader objectives and trade issues, Merkel is likely to focus more on sustainable development, renewable energy, as well as skills and mobility.
Politics | Modi-Xi Chennai Summit: A surprise is still possible
Though there are constraints in the bilateral ties, through limited strategic and balance of power considerations, the India-China story could be much bigger than perceived.
India-Russia bilateral | Payback time for Russia’s support on Kashmir?
In normal times, an India-Russia bilateral summit would have passed off as a routine meet. However, a clear Russian support on Kashmir issue has made Narendra Modi’s Russia visit special. In return, Moscow may bag some big-ticket defence, nuclear and energy deals.
Trump and WTO | India must be prepared by reshaping its strategy
Going by his previous actions where he has gone back on many multi-lateral agreements, the world cannot ignore Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the WTO as just another political rhetoric.
Politics | What a slowdown in China means for the world and India
The expected transition in the Chinese economy provides many new opportunities for India in the areas of manufacturing, infrastructure building as well as new linkages with the world’s second-largest economy.
Osaka G20 | India’s tactical non-alignment at display
From its inception, the main agenda of any G20 meeting has been to discuss global economic governance. So the outcome of G20 has to be judged purely from its impact on contemporary global economic issues.
Politics | New Delhi should look at re-shaping SCO
For engaging a serious organisation having the potential to play a significant role in the emerging Asian architecture, India’s proposed HEALTH vision was more of a slogan rather than a serious policy announcement.