Stormy seas in the South Pacific
China seeks to counterbalance the West's influence in the South Pacific region.
The Changing International Order and BRICS Relevance
The two events in the recent times that have had a profound impact on the world order are the Covid-19 pandemic which though has abated to some extent yet it has shown up the many fault lines that exist in the international system; and the second event that is causing reverberations in the world order is Ukraine crisis which again has divided the world in many ways.
Why is the West Wooing India?
The West, often used to a pontificating India of the past, today hears an Indian voice that is capable of articulating a narrative of a responsible stakeholder that is firmly steeped in its own ethos.
The Ukraine war weighs down on the Central Asian Republics
This crisis provides an opportunity for India to increase its engagement with a weakened central Asia.
China’s Xi Proposes Global Security Initiative
Despite the hypocrisy and power politics at the foundation of the GSI, it would be foolish to dismiss it or assume that it will not garner support from other countries.
Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development
Both climate risks and non-climatic drivers need to factored in to curb food and water shortages induced by climate change in vulnerable regions of the world.
The Ukraine war and its bearing on China
In the wake of the Ukrainian war, Europe is trying to end its dependency on both Russia and China.
How the French Presidential elections can alter European politics
The outcome of the ongoing French presidential elections will determine whether France prioritises fulfilling its responsibility to the EU more so over its citizens?
Lessons for India from the Ukraine crisis: Is India prepared to take on China?
The Russia-Ukraine crisis displays the hollowness of the rules-based order and exposes the immediate threat that China poses to India.
India’s big dreams or plain hallucination?
We are witnessing Russian attempts to brutally subjugate Ukraine, even going so far as to threaten the world with nuclear Armageddon. Clearly, leaders from the US, its European allies, the Russian Federation and Ukraine have badly miscalculated and put the world in grave danger. Probably, a rapid regime change and the rather fanciful wish to assimilate Ukraine into Mother Russia was what Putin hoped to accomplish. Things have obviously not gone according to plan as his Generals completely miscalculated Ukrainian resistance. While he may still succeed, any new regime will likely last as long as it has Russian military support to back it up.