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Braverman’s exit and Cameron’s entry is good news for India. It can fast-track FTA

Braverman’s remark of Indians being the largest group of visa overstayers had irked New Delhi. Therefore, from India’s perspective, a change in...

17.11.2023 10

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Nawaz Sharif perfected appeasing 3 As—Allah, America, Army. Obvious he’s the ‘chosen one’ now

Nawaz’s promises to improve the dilapidated state of Pakistan fall perfectly in tandem with the army that is making sure to get Imran charged with...

25.10.2023 7

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West Asia crisis giving way to Israel vs Ukraine competition over US aid. Biden can’t do both

Washington needs to devise separate strategies for Eastern Europe and the Middle East — and prepare for a possible war in the straits.

20.10.2023 10

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For IMEC to have any real impact, fix the finance first. Only then it can counter China’s BRI

Partners in India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor will need to provide guarantees and de-risk investments, given that private investors have...

07.10.2023 10

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Europe can’t de-risk from China fully. It’s not the era of cowboy capitalism

There is more work to be done when it comes to India being a direct beneficiary of the EU diversifying its investments from China.

22.09.2023 9

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How do you count the takeaways from India’s G20? It’s as simple as ABCD

The connectivity partnership between the US, EU, UAE, Saudi Arabia is a truly big ticket announcement that will be a game-changer for India and its...

10.09.2023 10

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At the G20 minus Xi, EU looking to further its China+1 strategy—partnership with Asia

The real takeaway for the bloc at the G20 would be to posit and reiterate itself as a development partner to the Global South.

08.09.2023 10

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American F-16s had a tough flight to Ukraine – the journey ahead isn’t easy either

How fast Ukraine can be trained for a completely different type of air machine remains to be seen.

25.08.2023 10

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Saudi Arabia latest to join mediators in Ukraine war. But it was a PR exercise for Zelenskyy

The list of mediators is only growing: Saudi Arabia has joined Israel, Turkey, China, India, and Brazil. But all the talk is only rhetoric until the...

11.08.2023 10

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Germany is moving away from Beijing to New Delhi. It’s all in the new China document

Pessimists sighed at its ambiguity and optimists saw it as a balancing act. But it is a harbinger of the end of the golden era of Germany-China...

28.07.2023 8

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25 years of France and India — a template of how to conduct relations in an unstable world

France and India's desire to shape the emerging global order is key to their partnership — they are not “free riders, but free thinkers” that...

14.07.2023 4

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Wagner Group is a shadow instrument of Russian policy, product of a ‘deny-endorse’ paradox

Private military company Wagner has kept operating within the grey zone as a shadow instrument of State policy, giving the Russian Army a perfect...

30.06.2023 9

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Germany is undergoing end-of-an-era change. But its National Security Strategy still half-baked

The Ukraine war highlighted Europe’s vulnerabilities in three critical dependencies on Russia, China, and NATO. Berlin's increased defence spending...

16.06.2023 20

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NATO knocking on Indo-Pacific door. How India can make the best of this opportunity

From India’s perspective, it is important that a more global avatar of NATO has been engaging with its arch rivals China and Pakistan.

02.06.2023 2

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Pakistan’s oil deal with Russia shows it’s getting best of ‘both worlds’. India must take note

Pakistan’s oil deal with Russia is being touted as a major success story of a Western ally circumventing Western sanctions. Nothing could be more...

19.05.2023 9

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