Racial Discrimination and Northeast Indian Women: The Pandemic Experience
The case of women from Northeast India stands out as emblematic of the challenging state of minority affairs throughout the country. Substantiated examples of racial discrimination have been reported since spring 2020 spatially across the four corners of the sub-continent. The outbreak of Covid-19 has been highly racialized and stigmatized throughout the world with the blame falling on China as the origin of the virus. The profiling of East Asians as suspect carriers of the virus with the resultant taunts and discriminations that then follow has occurred worldwide. In India, the pandemic has reinforced racism against Northeast Indians, a social problem which the country has been grappling with for more than a decade.
Abandoning Neutrality, Absorbing Multipolarity: India and Sweden by 2047
Pragmatism and polarised positioning have become the new normal in foreign policy decision making – and Sweden and India are no exception. Sweden moved away from and perhaps permanently abandoned […]
South Korea as a Nuclear State: Trade-Offs and Choices
South Korea’s launch of its own Indo-Pacific strategy in December 2022 started the country’s ascent into “strategic clarity” for the US-led Indo-Pacific construct, winning favor with Washington for this policy […]
Indo-Pacific Security in 2030-35: Links in the Chain
In recent years, events like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war have brought global supply chains squarely under the spotlight. The economic impact of these disruptive events exposed the […]
India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Will It Get Subsumed by Its Grand Vision?
The recently concluded Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in New Delhi under India’s presidency was, undoubtedly, a crowning moment for India. From providing the G20 with new relevance among the […]
China’s Decision-making and the Border Dispute with India
What factors have prevented the PRC and India from moving past the stalemate over the LAC and reaching a sustainable solution to the border conflict? Looking at the PRC’s decision-making […]
The French Connection: India-France Partnership for the Indo-Pacific Zeitgeist
India’s bilateral relationship with France has been a robust one, and a test case for maintaining a distinct trajectory of its own allowing enough elbow room to both countries to […]