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Scripting a third way: The importance of EU-India Partnership

  • The piece has been authored by Amrita Narlikar.
The EU-India Leaders’ Summit, held in Porto, Portugal, in May 2021 affirmed not only shared interests but also shared “principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights” as underpinning the partnership.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
The EU-India Leaders’ Summit, held in Porto, Portugal, in May 2021 affirmed not only shared interests but also shared “principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights” as underpinning the partnership.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 03:19 PM IST
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The US-Asean Summit and role of the Philippines

The study has been authored by Harsh Mahaseth is assistant professor at Jindal Global Law School, and senior research analyst at the Nehginpao Kipgen Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs. Jetendra Vishwakarma is a student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
On April 26, President Duterte announced that he would not be attending the US-Asean summit, supposed to be conducted in Washington between May 12-13.(REUTERS)
On April 26, President Duterte announced that he would not be attending the US-Asean summit, supposed to be conducted in Washington between May 12-13.(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2022 03:43 PM IST
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Towards Universal Access to Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies

The study has been authored by Manjushree Banerjee
According to SDG Tracking Report 2021, about 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to clean cooking fuels and technologies.(REUTERS)
According to SDG Tracking Report 2021, about 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to clean cooking fuels and technologies.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 01:54 PM IST
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China in the World Order: A Critical Examination

The study has been authored by Rangoli Mitra
China’s growing confidence in engaging with the institutional order is a direct and causal result of its increasing power in the world.. (REUTERS)
China’s growing confidence in engaging with the institutional order is a direct and causal result of its increasing power in the world.. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 12:20 PM IST
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Ukraine’s Refugee Crisis and the (B)ordering of Europe

  • The piece has been authored by Nimmi Kurian, Centre for Policy Research 
Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis has seen an unprecedented movement of nearly four million refugees beyond the borders to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)
Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis has seen an unprecedented movement of nearly four million refugees beyond the borders to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 01:42 PM IST
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Russian-Ukraine war and India’s Arctic plans

  • The article has been authored by Vijay Sakhuja is consultant at Kalinga International Foundation, New Delhi.
India is an observer country in the Arctic Council and has recently announced its Arctic Policy.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
India is an observer country in the Arctic Council and has recently announced its Arctic Policy.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 06:42 PM IST
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Exploring Xi Jinping’s concept of common prosperity

  • The piece has been authored by Shyam Saran.
Xi Jinping’s economic strategies have evolved from a phase emphasising “supply side structural reforms”, first announced in 2015, followed by a “dual circulation” strategy, adopted formally in May 2020, and now the pursuit of common prosperity since August this year. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Xi Jinping’s economic strategies have evolved from a phase emphasising “supply side structural reforms”, first announced in 2015, followed by a “dual circulation” strategy, adopted formally in May 2020, and now the pursuit of common prosperity since August this year. (AP)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Apr 18, 2022 02:03 PM IST
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Africa’s dilemma in the Russia-Ukraine crisis

  • Samir Bhattacharya, research associate at Vivekanada International Foundation, New Delhi
On March 2, the UNGA in New York voted on a resolution calling for the withdrawal of the Russian military from Ukraine; 141 countries out of 193 voted in favour of the resolution criticising Russia during the summit.(REUTERS)
On March 2, the UNGA in New York voted on a resolution calling for the withdrawal of the Russian military from Ukraine; 141 countries out of 193 voted in favour of the resolution criticising Russia during the summit.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 12, 2022 12:45 AM IST
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Asean and the Ukraine crisis: Centrality & strategic silence are not compatible

  • The piece has been authored by Shankari Sundararaman is a professor of Southeast Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
As the Ukraine crisis unfolds, it is imperative to look at how certain regional mechanisms led by Asean, have responded to the crisis. (REUTERS PHOTO.)
As the Ukraine crisis unfolds, it is imperative to look at how certain regional mechanisms led by Asean, have responded to the crisis. (REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 09, 2022 10:56 AM IST
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Finding a middle ground with the new FIR agreement

The article has been authored by Priyanka Pandit is an Ashoka-Harvard Yenching post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of International Relations & Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo at their leaders’ retreat on Bintan island. Photo: AFP
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo at their leaders’ retreat on Bintan island. Photo: AFP
Published on Mar 26, 2022 05:15 PM IST
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Explaining Israel's Africa policy

  • Samir Bhattacharya is research associate with the Vivekanada International Foundation The views expressed are personal.
The principal objective of the meeting was to evaluate AU's achievements over the past year, particularly in the context of the recent surge of military coups and the ways to recover from the pandemic.(File Photo)
The principal objective of the meeting was to evaluate AU's achievements over the past year, particularly in the context of the recent surge of military coups and the ways to recover from the pandemic.(File Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2022 03:40 AM IST
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Pandemic-hit Hong Kong showing resilience as a financial hub over Singapore

  • The study has been authored by Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, department of political science, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and PhD research scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
The City’s Census and Statistics Department (CSD) data for January, 2022 indicates overseas companies are keeping a close watch for further developments in terms of pandemic-related restrictions given its daily infections reaching a record of 8,674 on February 23.(REUTERS)
The City’s Census and Statistics Department (CSD) data for January, 2022 indicates overseas companies are keeping a close watch for further developments in terms of pandemic-related restrictions given its daily infections reaching a record of 8,674 on February 23.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 28, 2022 01:59 PM IST
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Quad Economy & Technology task force: A time for concerted action

The study has been authored by Gateway House
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic underlined the dependencies and vulnerabilities of the Quad nations individually and as a group.
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic underlined the dependencies and vulnerabilities of the Quad nations individually and as a group.
Published on Feb 24, 2022 04:21 PM IST
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How India can maximise the potential from France’s EU presidency

  • The study has been authored by Share Malhotra, Foreign Affairs Analyst
This year, France took over the six month rotating presidency of the Council of the EU on January 1, with an aspiring agenda involving regulation of digital giants, minimum wages in Europe, Schengen reform, and enhancing European defence and security complementary to NATO.(AFP)
This year, France took over the six month rotating presidency of the Council of the EU on January 1, with an aspiring agenda involving regulation of digital giants, minimum wages in Europe, Schengen reform, and enhancing European defence and security complementary to NATO.(AFP)
Published on Feb 23, 2022 01:44 PM IST
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The Ukraine crisis and India: Balancing triumph and tribulation

  • The study is authored by Vivek Mishra, fellow, Strategic Affairs Program, ORF 
India’s position on the ongoing Ukraine crisis undergirded by the desire to keep clear of the crosshairs of big power rivalry is reminiscent of its quintessential ‘strategic autonomy’.. (REUTERS)
India’s position on the ongoing Ukraine crisis undergirded by the desire to keep clear of the crosshairs of big power rivalry is reminiscent of its quintessential ‘strategic autonomy’.. (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 03:51 PM IST
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China’s prospects in Afghanistan: Opportunities and adversities

  • The piece is authored by Ashu Maan
The United States (US) invaded Taliban-run Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and The Pentagon in Virginia. (PTI FILE)
The United States (US) invaded Taliban-run Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and The Pentagon in Virginia. (PTI FILE)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 04:51 PM IST
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Has global geopolitics turned multipolar?

  • The piece has been authored by Rajiv Bhatia, Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House and former Ambassador/High Commissioner to Myanmar, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa and Lesotho
Earlier in 2021, the separate summits attended by President Joe Biden of G7 leaders and NATO leaders as well as the Summit for Democracy hosted by Biden were astute endeavours to rally allies and partners against the West’s major adversaries, China and Russia.(AP)
Earlier in 2021, the separate summits attended by President Joe Biden of G7 leaders and NATO leaders as well as the Summit for Democracy hosted by Biden were astute endeavours to rally allies and partners against the West’s major adversaries, China and Russia.(AP)
Published on Feb 10, 2022 06:24 PM IST
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China’s military-civil fusion strategy, the US response & implications for India

The study has been authored by Manoj Joshi
In recent years, fears have centered on a Chinese strategy called ‘Military-Civil Fusion’ (MCF) which is aimed at spurring innovation in key sectors and leveraging dual-use technologies for military end-uses.(AP File Photo)
In recent years, fears have centered on a Chinese strategy called ‘Military-Civil Fusion’ (MCF) which is aimed at spurring innovation in key sectors and leveraging dual-use technologies for military end-uses.(AP File Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2022 03:02 PM IST
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The long shadow of sea power and the South China Sea dispute

  • The study is authored by Priyanka Pandit, PhD, is an Ashoka-Harvard Yenching post-doctoral fellow at the department of international relations & governance studies, Shiv Nadar University.
The tensions in the South China Sea have been steadily building up over the past decade with various regional and non-regional navies aggressively patrolling the region to claim the innocence of passage as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The tensions in the South China Sea have been steadily building up over the past decade with various regional and non-regional navies aggressively patrolling the region to claim the innocence of passage as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Published on Jan 22, 2022 05:19 PM IST
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Cross-border controls impeding supply chains in Southeast Asia

  • The study is authored by Mehdi Hussain. He is an assistant professor, department of political science, Kirori Mal College and a research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University
Southeast Asia’s position in global trade comes from its enhanced integration into global supply chains.. (AFP/ Representational image)
Southeast Asia’s position in global trade comes from its enhanced integration into global supply chains.. (AFP/ Representational image)
Updated on Jan 22, 2022 05:50 PM IST
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Will the China-Pakistan-Taliban troika in Afghanistan make India irrelevant?

  • The study has been authored by Hemant Adlakha
There are verbal agreements between Beijing and the Taliban about investments.(AFP)
There are verbal agreements between Beijing and the Taliban about investments.(AFP)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 09:14 PM IST
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Can off-tracking Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) affect India’s gain from BCIM?

  • This study has been authored by Saheli Bose
BCIM has huge potential in terms of earning revenue from tourism and energy trade (Shutterstock)
BCIM has huge potential in terms of earning revenue from tourism and energy trade (Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 04:30 PM IST
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The politics of Covid-19 in Southeast Asia

The piece has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti, Campaign Associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and Gunwant Singh, Scholar of International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Thailand, Singapore, and Cambodia have come up with laws to crack down on critics of their Covid-19 response by regarding them as imparting misinformation. Philippines has also used cybercrimes laws to target government critics. Similarly, Indonesia and Malaysia are scapegoating certain communities for the spread of Covid-19.(Reuters)
Thailand, Singapore, and Cambodia have come up with laws to crack down on critics of their Covid-19 response by regarding them as imparting misinformation. Philippines has also used cybercrimes laws to target government critics. Similarly, Indonesia and Malaysia are scapegoating certain communities for the spread of Covid-19.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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Need to create new institutions to meet new global challenges

The piece is authored by Sam Pitroda, former advisor to the Prime Minister of India, innovator, policymaker & entrepreneur. He is the author of the book Redesign the World – A Global Call to Action.
US President addressed “Summit for Democracy” with a focus on renewing democracy in the US and around the world. (Bloomberg)(HT_PRINT)
US President addressed “Summit for Democracy” with a focus on renewing democracy in the US and around the world. (Bloomberg)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 09:52 PM IST
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Southeast Asia reopening borders and living with Covid-19

The piece has been authored by Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, University of Delhi & PhD research scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
The World Travel and Tourism Council’s estimated that travel and tourism contributed to Southeast Asia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for about $380 million in 2019 or 12% and over 42 million jobs or over 13%. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
The World Travel and Tourism Council’s estimated that travel and tourism contributed to Southeast Asia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for about $380 million in 2019 or 12% and over 42 million jobs or over 13%. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)(Photo by Capturing the human heart. on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 10, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Decoding the Myanmar crisis: domestic factors  or external players?

The study has been conducted by Jelvin Jose, Researcher, Institute of Chinese Studies
Decoding the Myanmar crisis(Reuters)
Decoding the Myanmar crisis(Reuters)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 10:56 PM IST
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The Chinese Communist Party’s ambitious agenda

  • M V Rappai, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
China’s online technology companies reported a huge business turnover in the domestic market for ‘singles day’ sales.
China’s online technology companies reported a huge business turnover in the domestic market for ‘singles day’ sales.
Published on Nov 29, 2021 03:21 PM IST
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The ASEAN agreements are not as straightforward as we imagine them to be

  • Harsh Mahaseth is a lecturer and PhD candidate, Jindal Global Law School, and a senior research analyst, Nehginpao Kipgen Center for Southeast Asian Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India. Karthik Subramaniam is an undergraduate student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India.
The initial declaration signed between the founding members was a simply worded document containing merely five articles, affirming the establishment of the organisation while stating its names and purposes.
The initial declaration signed between the founding members was a simply worded document containing merely five articles, affirming the establishment of the organisation while stating its names and purposes.
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 12:56 PM IST
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South China Sea geopolitics and the shadow of Covid-19

  • The piece has been authored by Yogendra Kumar, former ambassador & author of Diplomatic Dimension of Maritime Challenges for India in the 21st Century
An area covering approximately 3.5 million square km, the South China Sea’s strategic importance has increased enormously as the global geopolitical and geo-economic centre of gravity has shifted towards Asia in the last decades; enframed by the ASEAN states, China and Taiwan, it hosts shipping routes, fish stock, hydrocarbon reserves, and rich biodiversity.(AP file photo. Representative image)
An area covering approximately 3.5 million square km, the South China Sea’s strategic importance has increased enormously as the global geopolitical and geo-economic centre of gravity has shifted towards Asia in the last decades; enframed by the ASEAN states, China and Taiwan, it hosts shipping routes, fish stock, hydrocarbon reserves, and rich biodiversity.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Published on Nov 21, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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