The script of disruption and a new order
By M.K.Narayan, (Former National Security Advisor)
Pandemics have often changed the world and reshaped human society. Empires have collapsed. Commentators are already talking of fundamental alterations in governance and business norms.
What is left unsaid — and likely to pose an even bigger challenge — is the extent to which the pandemic will impact human values and conduct.
There is already concern that a dimin
Resuscitating multilateralism with India’s help
By, Amitabh Mattoo is Professor of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. Amrita Narlikar is President of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Professor at Hamburg University, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation
The coronavirus pandemic have reminded us of the value of multilateralism and the necessit
Shaping India’s response in a global hinge moment
By,Shivshankar Menon is a former National Security Adviser. A longer version of this argument appeared in “India’s Foreign Affairs Strategy”, Brookings India Impact Series, May 2020
New Geopolitical situation in Asai Pacific
India finds itself in an increasingly dangerous world, one that is fragmenting and slowing down economically.
We are today in a new geopolitical situation, caused primarily by the rise of
India can absorb shocks of pandemic; take the lead in reshaping Global order
The writer is a former ambassador, and currently the director general of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively exposed flaws in multilateral structures and highlighted the lacunae in national capacities, particularly in healthcare.
Multilateralism has suffered retrenchme
The trends shaping the post-COVID-19 world
By, Rakesh Sood is a former diplomat and currently Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation
The COVID-19 pandemic began as a global health crisis. As it spread rapidly across nations, country after country responded with a lockdown, triggering a global economic crisis. Certain geopolitical trendlines were already discernible but the COVID-19 shock therapy has brought these into sharper focus, defining the contours o
The sum and substance of the EU’s China dilemma
By, Vijay Gokhale is a former Foreign Secretary of India and a former Ambassador to Germany and to China
- Europe and China have been major partners for a generation. According to the Global Office of the International Comparison Program at the World Bank, China and the European Union (EU) jointly account for nearly 35% of global GDP in PPP terms.
- Europe championed China’s case for World Trade Organization (WTO) m
A self-reliant foreign policy
‘Athma nirbhartha’ or Self-reliance in the domain of foreign policy would mean the ideal of strategic autonomy.
Strategic autonomy denotes the ability of a state to pursue its national interests and adopt its preferred foreign policy without being constrained in any manner by other states.
India has historically emphasized on maintaining strategic autonomy. The policy of Non-alignment has served as the major pillar of India’s
The message in the Peace Nobel — multilateralism
By, Shyam Saran is a former Foreign Secretary and Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research
It is a paradox that precisely at a time when the salience of cross-national and global challenges has significantly increased, nation states are less willing to cooperate and collaborate in tackling them.
COVID-19 recognises no national or regional boundaries as it rages across the world. One would have expected that countries,
Need for International Realism
The 21st Century has been heralded as the Asian Century, with China and India in the vanguard. However, serving national interests gets into conflict with adherence to internationalism by the two countries.
Further, China’s aggressive posturing vis-a-vis India in the recent Galwan valley clash or under construction China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been a major foriegn policy challenge of India.
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Govt missions in other countries
The government announced that it would open three missions in Estonia, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic in 2021.
The opening of the missions will help expand India’s diplomatic footprint, deepen political relations, enable growth of bilateral trade, investment and economic engagements, facilitate stronger people-to-people contacts, bolster political outreach in multilateral fora and help garner support for the foreign policy objectives.
China and the New World Order
In 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of China to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos, a gathering synonymous with global capitalism.
World Economic Forum
WEF is a Swiss non profit foundation established in 1971 based in Geneva, Switzerland. Recognised by the Swiss authorities as the international institution for public-private cooperation.
Roots of decentered International world order
The International Institute for Strategic Studies puts the overall estimate of China’s military budget at $230 billion.
The primary geopolitical rivals, namely Russia and China may possibly provide the strategic and tactical counterbalance to the hegemony of America.
Moreover, the international order is under threat of the rising economic power of the BRICS nations, with China dominating in its economic and military