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Erdogan’s Islamist Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

Even as he continues to work towards reviving the Ottoman glory and ‘Ittihad-I Islam' (‘Unity of Islam’), there are significant limitations in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pursuing his Islamist approach to statecraft abroad.

March 17, 2021

Russia’s Embrace of China: An Alliance in the Making?

Even as China has emerged as one of Russia’s pillars to tackle the perceived Western threat, it is unlikely that their ongoing entente will morph into a military alliance.

March 08, 2021

India’s Environment Impact Assessment Draft 2020: Issues and Challenges

As and when the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 is finalised, it is expected to incorporate the perspectives of multiple stakeholders in a balanced manner.

February 08, 2021

EU-China Relations amidst Covid Pandemic

Public perception in the European Union (EU) has perceptibly changed against China due to its aggressive aid diplomacy and propaganda efforts during the pandemic

January 28, 2021

India-GCC Relations: Looking Beyond the Pandemic

India and the GCC countries should further strengthen cooperation in the fields of healthcare, education, defence and niche areas like space exploration, artificial intelligence, cyber security, bioinformatics, and renewable energy.

January 15, 2021

The Perils of Vaccine Nationalism

COVID-19 vaccine hoarding by wealthy nations will prolong the pandemic, and result in greater economic and social damage.

January 04, 2021

Hefajat-e-Islami and the Politics of Islamism in Bangladesh

The street power of the ulema groups in Bangladesh is pushing the government to further Islamise the social sphere, which will pave the way for the ultimate political success of the Islamists.

December 11, 2020

Helping Start-ups Cross the ‘Valley of Death’: The Main Challenge for iDEX

The iDEX has made a commendable effort at putting a defence start-up ecosystem in place. The challenges ahead include maintaining momentum, obtaining funding, and accessing toolsets and data sets.

December 11, 2020

Iraq under Mustafa Al-Kadhimi: Turning Over a New Leaf

Since taking over as the Iraqi prime minister in May 2020, Mustafa al-Kadhimi has blended pragmatism with caution while dealing with significant domestic as well as external challenges.

December 07, 2020

Realigning America’s Grand Strategy: Biden Will Have His Hands Full

Biden has set an ambitious agenda to reinvigorate US global leadership by pursuing a proactive grand strategy. He will, however, have to reckon with the legacy of Trumpism that has made a significant imprint on American foreign policy.

November 27, 2020

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