Articles

June 19, 2019

Foreign Policy Challenges

The second term brings lots of challenges both in the economic and security domain By Gazi Hassan and Muneeb Yousuf A resounding election victory with the largest mandate given to Narendra Modi has once again opened the possibility of changing […]
June 14, 2019

US-China Trade War and What it Means for India

The burgeoning clash of two biggest economies of the world – US and China has the entire world economy on toes. Allies and rival countries seem to be lost in the grit of these tariff wars. India, however, takes an […]
June 7, 2019

Foreign Policy Challenges for Modi 2.0

Prime Minister Modi’s first term focused on articulating a global role for India not only as one of the leading players in the international system but also as the one that can shape global rules. Much has changed in the […]
June 3, 2019

Venezuelan Crisis and Its Impact on India

By Ayush Kukreja, Large clouds of despair loom over the economically and politically crippled Latin American country of Venezuela. The fifth republic of Bolivarian Venezuela, under former lieutenant governor of the military Hugo Chavez (1998-2012), marked the deep-seated fear of […]
May 31, 2019

US-Iran Crisis: Escalating to a Global Conflict?

The clouds of war are looming high Middle East. US and Iran have locked horns here, leading to a possibility of direct confrontation. Research Intern Subirthana argues how the possible conflict will have implications not only for the region but […]
May 15, 2019

India’s Changing Outlook on International Forums

By Juanita Justin and Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram With the change in power dynamics, multilateral forums have played a key role in increasing India’s influence in the international system. The forums have been looked at as a platform for India to […]
May 2, 2019

India’s Engagements at ASEAN Forums

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India’s engagement with the ASEAN nations began with the ‘Look East Policy’ of 1991. Today, India has 30 sectoral dialogue mechanisms and 7 ministerial-level interactions apart from annual summits with the ASEAN countries. The ‘Look East Policy’ […]
May 1, 2019

Rolling the Credits on Modi’s ‘Act East’ Policy

By Juanita Justin Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with Southeast Asia comes at a time of changing geopolitical architecture in the Southeast Asian and Indo-Pacific region. The government revamped the 1991 ‘Look East’ policy to the ‘Act East’ policy to […]
April 26, 2019

Kerala Polls 2019: Outcome Hinges on Many Factors

The decision of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad parliamentary constituency (PC) in Kerala, besides the Congress’ traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, made Kerala one of the epicentres of the 2019 General Elections. The State went […]
April 24, 2019

India and Japan: Strategic Partners for the 21st Century

Transcript of the Keynote address by Prof Kanti Bajpai at the International conference on “India and Japan Growing Partnership and Opportunities for Co-operation” organized by CPPR – Centre for Strategies Studies in collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai […]
April 22, 2019

India’s BRI Conundrum 

China will be hosting its second high-profile Belt Road Initiative (BRI) meeting from April 25–27 in Beijing. According to Chinese Foreign Ministry, over 37 heads of the states and governments have already confirmed their participation in the event. More than […]
April 22, 2019

Negotiating with the Devil: Taliban, the Afghan Peace Process and India

A war-weary Afghanistan is waiting with bated breath for another round of direct talks between the United States and the Taliban next week in Qatar. The latest round of talks will be unprecedented primarily because the Taliban has agreed to […]
April 18, 2019

India’s Extended Neighbourhood: Pivot to West Asia

By Gazi Hassan and Manaswini Vijayakumar From “hug diplomacy” to chai per charcha with world leaders, a significant shift has been witnessed in the way India used to conduct its foreign policy. What is new is the importance given to […]
April 17, 2019

Leadership Vacuum in Dravidian Politics — Will New Players Make an Impact?

The completion of the first phase of elections to 91 Lok Sabha (LS) constituencies has marked the beginning of the largest democratic exercise of the world. The second phase of elections to 97 LS constituencies will be held on April […]
April 16, 2019

Decoding India’s Stand on the Rohingya Crisis

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India is neither a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention nor an ASEAN country. Yet, it has been criticised by the international community and media for its lack of condemnation of Myanmar atrocities and neglect of […]