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    The India-Pakistan-China triangle: a need for forward thinking development

The India-Pakistan-China triangle: a need for forward thinking development

One of the major bones of contention between India and Pakistan relations has been Beijing’s close ties with Pakistan. However, the possibility of India joining CPEC should not be ruled out, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini. 

If one were to look at the India-China relationship, apart from territorial disputes, one of the major bones of contention between both countries has been […]

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    India @ 70: Constraints and opportunities for an emerging superpower

India @ 70: Constraints and opportunities for an emerging superpower

Panel 3 at India @ 70: LSE India Summit 2017 explored India’s evolving foreign policy and the challenges that could disrupt its emergence as a superpower in the medium term. In this post, Arjun Bhatia presents an overview of the key arguments presented by the panellists.

For a country of over 1.25 billion people, superlatives come in abundance. India is […]

2016 in review: Top 5 posts on security and foreign policy

As Professor Harsh V Pant noted in his end of year review for South Asia @ LSE, 2016 has been a year of dramatic changes in South Asia in the area of security and foreign policy. Our expert contributors analysed new trends and unfolding events throughout the year – below is a round-up of the most popular articles.

Indus Waters Treaty […]

December 31st, 2016|Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on 2016 in review: Top 5 posts on security and foreign policy|

2016: A year of dramatic changes in South Asia

Harsh V Pant reflects on how developments in 2016 highlight that the Modi government is gradually altering the foundations of Indian foreign policy. He notes that India’s non-committal attitude to the 17th non-alignment summit, combative Pakistan policy, and efforts to woo the US and key neighbours all indicate the South Asian strategic milieu is in flux and old rules no […]

December 22nd, 2016|Featured, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on 2016: A year of dramatic changes in South Asia|
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    The Long Read: 68 years of Indian foreign policy by Raj Verma

The Long Read: 68 years of Indian foreign policy by Raj Verma

As India becomes an increasingly important player on the global stage scholars have picked over different facets of India’s foreign policy in order to understand past priorities and predict future aspirations. Raj Verma assesses two new studies published this year and their contributions to the growing literature in this area.

Indian Foreign Policy: An Overview. Harsh V. Pant. Manchester University […]

September 6th, 2016|Book Reviews, Featured, LSE, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on The Long Read: 68 years of Indian foreign policy by Raj Verma|
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    Book Review: Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century by Sumit Ganguly

Book Review: Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century by Sumit Ganguly

Kashmir has been a thorn in the side of Indo-Pakistani relations since partition and remains a highly contentious issue today. In Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century, political scientist Sumit Ganguly traces the conflict from its inception to the fallout from terrorist attacks in the 2000s. Raj Verma writes that the book is an […]

August 25th, 2016|Book Reviews, Featured, LSE, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Book Review: Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century by Sumit Ganguly|

India-Iran relations: A budding strategic friendship

Last month, the Indian Prime Minister made his first official visit to Iran, underlining the extent to which relations between India and Iran have improved since he took office in 2014. In this article Sumit Kumar analyses some of the key agreements signed during the visit and discusses how they fit in to both India and Iran’s wider foreign […]

June 3rd, 2016|Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on India-Iran relations: A budding strategic friendship|
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    Pakistan’s shifting foreign policy allegiances beyond the ‘War on Terror’

Pakistan’s shifting foreign policy allegiances beyond the ‘War on Terror’

As rift the grows between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Riyadh is seeking Pakistani allegiance, but Islamabad has been cautious in its response. Adam Weinstein argues that Pakistan appears to be moving towards a newfound independence from both Saudi and American influence, bolstered by potential economic benefits of a rapprochement with India and increased trade with China.

The main global security threats from Pakistan were […]

India-Africa: A partnership of pragmatism and potential

Last week the India-Africa Forum Summit took place in New Delhi, having been postponed from December 2014 due to the Ebola epidemic. Miko Brown assesses how the third summit contrasted with previous meetings, and what it reveals about where the African continent fits in Modi’s pragmatic and multifaceted foreign policy.

The third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) was hosted in New […]

November 4th, 2015|Development, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on India-Africa: A partnership of pragmatism and potential|
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    Strengthening relations between Europe and India: Which partnership for the 21st Century?

Strengthening relations between Europe and India: Which partnership for the 21st Century?

On 13 February 2015 experts from Europe and India gathered to discuss the relationship between India and the European Union (EU) at a roundtable co-hosted by the LSE European Institute, the King’s India Institute and the LSE India Observatory. Vandinika Shukla and Sonali Campion round up the day’s discussions.

The conference opened with a warm welcome from head of the European […]

April 1st, 2015|Economy, Events, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Strengthening relations between Europe and India: Which partnership for the 21st Century?|

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