Swasti Rao

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

    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

    Intersecting Geo-economics and Geopolitics: Nord Stream 2 and Europe

    Nord Stream 2, a Russian undersea gas pipeline project that intends to deliver natural gas from Siberia to Germany, currently sits at an intersection of several geopolitical and geo-economic cross-currents that determine the economic security as well as the geostrategic balance of Europe.

    December 10, 2021

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