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  • Dr Swasti Rao is Associate Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile.

    Five Eyes and the Evolving Indo Pacific Paradigm

    June 14, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s chapter ‘Five Eyes and the Evolving Indo Pacific Paradigm’ has been published in the edited volume ‘Multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific: Conceptual and Operational Challenges’, published by Routledge, Oxford and New York .

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    Corruption in Russian Military and Putin’s Future Strategy

    April 21, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘Corruption in Russian Military and Putin’s Future Strategy’ has been published in Taaza Khabar News on 21 April 2022.

    The Russian military vulnerabilities in the Ukrainian war is one of the products of its systemic corruption that has thrived under Putin. The direction of the war will now depend on how far Putin is planning to ramp up the Russian offensive to claim victory, says Dr Rao.

    What Viktor Orban’s Landslide Win Means for the European Union?

    The Orban government’s foreign and domestic policies will continue to be under the EU’s scanner, as it seeks to ramp up pressure on Russia for precipitating the worst security crisis that Europe is witnessing after the Second World War.

    April 21, 2022

    The Ukrainian Conundrum

    March 06, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘The Ukrainian Conundrum’ has been published in ‘The Pioneer’ on 06 March, 2022.
    The Russia-Ukraine war is changing the very foundations of the global order. As the debris settle, we will see a more militarised Europe & a more multipolar world with repercussions for India's interests as well, writes Dr Rao.

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    China’s Economic Coercion in the EU has Caught the Chinese on the Wrong Foot

    February 28, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘China’s Economic Coercion in the EU has caught the Chinese on the Wrong Foot’ has been published by
    the Organisation for Research on China and Asia (ORCA) on 28 February 2022.

    Relevance of Normandy Format Talks in the Ukrainian Crisis

    The Ukrainian crisis is less about Ukraine, its national politics and foreign policy, and more about redefining the rules not only of the European security but also the international order and the simmering rivalry between great powers in particular.

    February 15, 2022

    How Consequential Will be France’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union?

    Emmanuel Macron has been aiming high for the EU to reiterate its global positioning through a series of policy reforms. With him at the helm of the Council of the EU, there exists an opportunity to translate it into reality.

    January 24, 2022

    Bayern enters Indo-Pacific league

    January 18, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Swasti Rao’s article ‘Bayern enters Indo-Pacific league’ has been published in ‘The Economic Times’ on 18 January 2022.

    The arrival of German naval frigate Bayern at the Mumbai Port marks a turning point not just in India-Germany defence relations, but also in Germany’s approach to the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific region, says Dr. Rao.

    The Idea of Strategic Autonomy as Pushed by Emmanuel Macron: Key to EU’s Strategic Performance

    January 17, 2022

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr. Swasti Rao’s article ‘The Idea of Strategic Autonomy as Pushed by Emmanuel Macron: Key to EU’s Strategic Performance’ has been published in the January 2022 edition of 'The Diplomatist'.

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    Various Facets of the ‘Traffic Light Coalition’ in Germany

    With few convergences among partners, the path of the “traffic light coalition” headed by Olaf Scholz is laden with challenges, but also offers spaces for positive action. With several new faces in key positions, its success would lie in maintaining continuity, and tweaking it to accommodate necessary changes when required.

    December 23, 2021

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