India’s Call on BRICS: Aligning with China without a Deal
China–India association in the BRICS bloc of countries is an example of multilateralism at its height. For China, the BRICS group holds a strategic significance as it is targeted towards the Western hegemony of the global financial structure and decision-making. In contrast, the group of five developing countries is certainly a serious cross-regional mechanism in India’s multilateral dialogue; but it’s not a vital one. Sharing the platform with China in the BRICS group is a strategic reality for India, though not a compulsive one. Despite India’s progressive engagement with China under the framework of the bloc and in bilateral trade and economic relations, the West and the Europe remain too vital for India to ignore.
China in Eurasia: Revisiting BRI amidst the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
This paper discusses China’s trade and connectivity plans under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Eurasian region and the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Chinese […]
Climate Security in the Indo-Pacific: Priorities and Challenges
The climate vulnerabilities of the Indo-Pacific region have grown immensely with grave implications for regional, national, human, and ecological security. Climate action has been prioritized by most countries, including by […]
Kenya and the Indo-Pacific: The Rationale for an “Outlook” and Why Kenya (and East Africa) Matters
This issue brief argues that Kenya should carefully consider promulgating an Indo-Pacific outlook given the seismic shifts in global distributions of power and the resulting great power rivalry. The future […]
Between BRICS & G20: India & Global South Are a Resolute Match!
Even before India took over the presidency of the Group of Twenty – the influential forum of major global economies, popularly called the G-20 – India did not shy away […]
EU-Japan-Taiwan Cooperation: Building a Blue Supply Chain
The COVID-19 pandemic, the escalating trade war between the United States and China, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have exposed vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the global China-centric economic supply chain […]
South Asia’s Dual Dilemma: Climate Impacts Heighten Conflict Vulnerability
South Asia has been confronted with a conflictual crisis for decades now. The arch of vulnerability that this region faces ascends from its long-rooted history of colonialism that left it […]