• 16 May, 2022
Foreign Affairs. Geopolitics. National Security.

Economy and Foreign Affairs

A Foreign Policy Aligned With India’s Interests

India’s Foreign Policy is changing. Not towards non-alignment, as most foreign commentators have written, but towards ‘alignment’ with India’s interests …as well as common sense. On April 11, during the…

By Claude Arpi

Modi’s West Europe Tour: An Assessment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his whirlwind three days’ tour of three west European nations. True to his reputation, the itinerary was packed with talks with the German Chancellor, participation…

By JK Tripathi

Complex Web of Creditors, Politics, Threatens Sri Lanka’s Restructuring

By Jorgelina do Rosario LONDON (Reuters) - Social unrest, political uncertainty and a complex web of creditors could scupper Sri Lanka's push for a swift overhaul of its $12 billion…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Solomon Islands Pact with China Impacts Australian Elections

By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) - For the first time in decades, the actions of a foreign state have taken centre stage in an Australian election campaign, analysts said, as…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Xi Jinping Sticks with COVID Stance Despite Anger, Economic Headwinds

By Yew Lun Tian and Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - For many leaders, mounting public anger and a rapidly worsening economic outlook would be cause for worry and a policy…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

India-USA: 2+2 Could be 5

Indian diplomacy during the Russia-Ukraine crisis has been on a high drive. Recently, she has also been a favorite destination (virtual or physical) for dozens of dignitaries including Prime Ministers…

By Anil Trigunayat

Western Powers are Funding the War on Ukraine

The debate on imposing the ‘‘Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act’’ on India is at an all-time high in the United States as India decides to maintain neutrality on the…

By Ritwij Shandilya

How Russia-Ukraine Conflict has Put Cryptocurrencies in Spotlight

Just days before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, thousands of people in Canada joined a truckers’ protest movement called the “freedom convoy” to oppose government health measures. To support the…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Japan Decides To Keep Russian Gas

By Yoshifumi Takemoto, Yuka Obayashi and Ritsuko Shimizu TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's announcement on Thursday that he would not abandon a massive Russian gas project was…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

India’s Vote – Deft or Daft Diplomacy

Russia-Ukraine war is touching everyone in different ways as the already stressed global world order goes through a premediated churn. As if pandemic was not enough, geo politics between Moscow…

By Anil Trigunayat

Oil Industry’s Plastic Boom Threatens U.N.’s ‘Historic’ Pollution Pact

By John Geddie and Joe Brock NAIROBI (Reuters) - When the United Nations agreed a landmark deal to create the world's first ever global plastic pollution treaty this week, every…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

The Rising Tide of India’s Multilateralism

The treaty of Westphalia[1] marked a crucial genesis that led to the process of countries transform and becoming a nation-state. In its essence, the treaty was intended to mark the…

By Sankalp Singh