• China-EU Relations Why Europe needs a Hedging Strategy

    Global Centre Stage

    The so called 'scramble for China' was the dominant feature of European diplomacy regarding China in the 19th century. A diplomacy, which was driven by economic expansion, scientific racism/chauvinism and last but not least, internal European competition. Excerpts... […]

  • India-Russia 'Shared Trust, New Horizons'

    Global Centre Stage

    The much anticipated first state visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russia has been instrumental in adding strength to bilateral ties between the two countries. During the annual summit talks, PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin underlined the need for the world to unite against terrorism 'without distinction and discrimination between terrorist groups and target countries […]

  • The World in 2015 A Nostalgia for Balance


    The year 2015 has demonstrated a severe imbalance in the world order and the impossibility of returning to interaction governed by old principles. As global players strive for a return to their individual perception of a ‘golden age,’ Fyodor Lukyanov considers which geopolitical model appears the most likely in the near future. […]

  • Global Energy Power Play US, Middle East & the World


    Oil is the most voluminously traded commodity worldwide. Any hindrance in the daily affairs of the Middle East and consequential dent to world oil prices will set economies of the world dependent on oil imports from the Middle East in frenzy […]

  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s India Visit Breaking New Ground

    Cover Story

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India from December 11-13, 2015 was instrumental in providing the much-needed boost to the relationship between the two countries. During the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to a ‘special strategic and global partnership’ premised on closer cooperation, economically and through stronger bonds on defence and security. The immense investment opportunities in India have […]

  • The Way Forward - Bonhomie Diplomacy + Carrot and Stick Policy


    Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook a bold initiative to make a surprise landing in Lahore to greet his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif on his birthday and to attend the wedding celebration of his granddaughter on his way back from Afghanistan to India on the day when the world was celebrating Christmas. The move was adventurous and characteristic in keeping with his style of functioning and that can be termed as innovative to revive the stalled talks between the two neighbours. However, questions are being raised on PM Modi’s ‘innovative’ and ‘risky’ diplomacy with Pakistan. […]

  • President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address


    President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016 wasn’t a catalogue of achievements of his Presidency. Instead, it was a statesman like articulation of America’s core values & unique characteristics, national priorities for today & tomorrow, inescapable challenges thrown up by a fast changing world, thoughts for addressing the domestic & foreign challenges, stress on maintaining peace, harmony, diversity & plurality of society & caring for those who have been left behind, remaining ahead in innovation, research & skill up gradation, reminding fellow Americans and the world at large that the US was still the most powerful nation on earth militarily & economically that will protect its nationals & allies wherever needed & hunt down and destroy the ISIL but will not act as a global policeman. […]

  • Paris Attack Lessons not Learnt


    Why nations fail is a main question for social scientists as every nation claims that it is the welfare state and guarantees the democracy and freedom to its citizenry. Basically, the democracy is imprisoned by the elites mainly in the developing countries whose regimes are captured in the name of democracy. In the quest of nation-states, the Europeans fought many revolutions to amalgamate emotion and justice within the society in order to guarantee rights of the people so as Asians and Americans in the later dates. […]

  • A Non-Linear Path to Economic Growth and Prosperity

    Economic Diplomacy

    Rivers of ink have been spilled in studying the role of the state as an active economic actor in promoting growth and development in developing economies. States in peripheral countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa have most importantly showcased this by being engaged in varying patterns of state intervention. For growth to be inclusive and sustainable in nature, it is widely accepted that states do need to play an active role in promoting industrial transformation while supplementing equity in terms of distribution of economic resources and income generated. […]

  • Fed Rate Hike Decoding Impact on India and US

    Economic Diplomacy

    Playing on the plausible lines, in December the US Federal Reserve ultimately raised the rate of interest for the first time in almost a decade. The Central Bank hiked interest rate by 0.25 basis points (bps). One basis point is one-hundredth of a percentage point. For market experts and economists, the latest move should transmit signals that further hikes are in wait, but all depends on how the global economy progresses forward from here. […]

  • Cooperation in Traditional Medicine & HealthCare a Win-Win for Africa and India

    Africa Diary

    The African leaders have made it abundantly clear that for the development of the continent they are open for cooperation with any country that would result in a win-win situation for both. Development of the continent can be possible if there is a greater flow of investment, setting up of industries that would lead to creation of more jobs & skill development, value addition to products for consumption and exports, development of infrastructure, cooperation in energy particularly in renewable energy, education and human resources development, access to markets for trade, development of blue or ocean economy, modernization of agriculture, food security, and access to affordable & quality healthcare and services. […]

  • India Art Festival 2016

    Soft Diplomacy

    The India Art Festival, a modern and contemporary art fair for art galleries and artists will be held from January 14-17 at National Stadium near India Gate in Delhi. Forty art galleries and over 350 artists from 15 cities of India along with five countries are participating. […]

  • India Art Fair 2016 - Platform for South Asian Contemporary Art

    Soft Diplomacy

    It is Showtime, folks! The India Art Fair (IAF) is back in the capital, bringing with it all the action, hustle, bustle and excitement. The India Art Fair, currently in its seventh edition, is a four-day extravaganza that showcases a breadth of modern and contemporary art practices. Seventy five exhibitors, over 400 artists from India and abroad will showcase their work at the eighth edition of the India Art Fair from January 28-31, 2016 at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Delhi. […]

  • The Paris Climate Accords Fragilities and the Global Equipoise

    Soft Diplomacy

    At the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in December, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, which is due to come into force in 2020. In touching upon the continuing significance of his book ‘THIRD MILLENIUM EQUIPOISE’, Maj. Gen Vinod Saighal* outlined the protocols that must come into play for implementation of the COP21 agreement. Gen Saighal was kind enough to be interviewed by Diplomatist ** […]

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