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Modi’s Multi-alignment and Nehru’s Non-alignment

There is very little to distinguish between the foreign policy of Jawaharlal Nehru and Narendra Modi. Both are equally aligned with America to serve its hegemonic interests. Nehru’snon-alignment and Modi’s multi-alignment is not averse to playing ball with the American hard as well as soft power. Both policies see America as a natural partner of India.

How Does India View its Security Threats?

This reading list assesses India’s current national security paradigm.

Indian Foreign Policy

India’s foreign policy management and delivery critically need improvement. Going beyond incremental improvements, straightforward and clearly delineated foreign policy objectives should be developed. Coordinating with non-state actors, nurturing relations with neighbouring nations, and a diplomatic overhaul should be the key elements of India’s foreign policy.

Asian Connectivity

The idea of “connectivity” appears to be the flavour of the season in Indian foreign policy. Earlier this month, the Ministry of External Affairs facilitated a high profile conference on the theme of “Asian Connectivity” (Raisina Dialogue, 1–3 March 2016). The minister of external affairs as well...

A New Foreign Policy?

Crossing the Rubicon: The Shaping of India’s New Foreign Policy by C Raja Mohan; Viking Books, New Delhi, 2003; pp 321, Rs 450. Strategic Survey 2002/2003, published for International Institute of Strategic Studies by Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2003; pp 354, £ 25.

US and France: US and France: Gains of Reconciliation

France poses unique and in some ways paradoxical challenges to US foreign policy. It is too small as a genuine strategic counterweight, but big enough to mobilise significant opposing coalitions.

Russia: Oil and Politics

Under Vladimir Putin Russia has followed an aggressive energy policy enhancing the contribution of the oil and gas industry in the domestic economy. But as private companies gain dominance through mergers and foreign collaborations, a conflict of interest may emerge between the state and oil barons. Russia has become a major player in the world energy sector and has used oil as a weapon to achieve its foreign policy objectives through energy pipelines.

Delhi Summit and Putin's Larger Strategy

Russian president Vladimir Putin's visit to China, India and Kyrgyzstan in the first week of December was an important part of his effort to enhance Russia's international status from that of a big power to that of a great power in as short a time as possible.

Jagdish Bhagwati and India's Trade Strategy Today

Going It Alone: The Case for Relaxed Reciprocity in Freeing Trade by Jagdish Bhagwati; MIT Press, 2002; pp 592 (Hardcover), $ 60.

Foreign Policy Options

Events in the past year, while making Pakistan a frontline ally in the 'War against Terror' have had a dramatic impact on its foreign policy. The changing situation in Afghanistan has had repercussions on the domestic political set-up, with hardline Islamic elements increasingly critical of Musharraf's seeming capitulation on the Afghan as well as Kashmir issues. While the army remains a predominant force in the nation's polity, the unfolding domestic balance of power will very likely have a key impact in redefining Pakistani foreign policy.

India and the WTO

The consequence of the government's approach to the WTO and to trade negotiations is to create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Our flawed rejectionist approach to negotiations, with the absurd threats to leave, imply that we are unable to address our own immediate trading concerns, and end up with agreements which do not meet our concerns and which we are ill-equipped to implement.

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