An emigration Bill that does not go far enough

Source: The Hindu Relevance: The emigration bill and other reforms are essential to protect Indian workers abroad. Synopsis: The new emigration bill is better than the Emigration Act 1983, but more reforms are needed to protect Indian workers. Introduction: In early June 2021, the Ministry of External Affairs invited public inputs to the Emigration Bill 2021.… Continue reading An emigration Bill that does not go far enough

The role that industry could play in India’s Indo-Pacific outreach

Source: Livemint Relevance: Understanding industry’s role in furthering India’s outreach in Indo-Pacific Synopsis: Industry’s contribution towards bolstering India’s interests in the Indo-pacific in the light of the recently held Indo-pacific business summit. Background The geostrategic relevance of the Indo- Pacific expanse, has gained prominence over the past year. Nations are seeking to expand their engagement… Continue reading The role that industry could play in India’s Indo-Pacific outreach

How OPEC+ deal to withdraw output cut impacts India

Source: Indian Express Relevance – High global oil price contributes to increasing inflation level in India. Therefore, the decision of the OPEC+ meeting is important for India. Synopsis: OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) and its allies led by Russia have agreed to gradually withdraw Covid-related production cuts by September 2022. Background: OPEC and its… Continue reading How OPEC+ deal to withdraw output cut impacts India

A new chapter in Nepal’s quest for political stability

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Recent political events in Nepal, probable reasons, and lessons for India Synopsis: Unfolding of political events in Nepal in light of KP Oli’s tenure and possible lessons for India. Background On July 12, 2021, the Supreme Court of Nepal passed a judgement in a case demanding that Sher Bahadur Deuba be… Continue reading A new chapter in Nepal’s quest for political stability

Long game with Beijing

Source: TOI, Indian Express Relevance: Understanding China’s future assertive foreign policy Synopsis: China believes its own rise and the decline of the US are inevitable. India must pay attention Background In his speech for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), on July 1, 2021, Xi Jinping means said that… Continue reading Long game with Beijing

How India can guard its interests should Kabul fall to the Taliban?

Source: Indian Express, The Hindu, Livemint Relevance: Understanding India’s future role and policy in Afghanistan, in light of American exit. Synopsis: Future course of action for India when it comes to recent events in Afghanistan. Background With US and NATO completing their pull-out from Bagram air base and other key locations, the Taliban are making… Continue reading How India can guard its interests should Kabul fall to the Taliban?

B3W – An alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Countering China’s growing influence in developing and low income countries. Synopsis: It is an analysis of G7’s counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Background G-7 leaders have proposed Build Back Better World (B3W) to counter China’s rising influence across 100-plus countries through Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects. BRI… Continue reading B3W – An alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

A geopolitical roadmap in uncertain times

Source: The Business Standard Relevance: The centrality of the India-China-US triangle is an important topic for International Relations Synopsis:  The book India and Asian Geopolitics: The Past, the Present offers a magisterial insight into the complex dynamics of our changing world. Recent geopolitical developments around the world: Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a year-long… Continue reading A geopolitical roadmap in uncertain times

China’s realpolitik lesson to India

Context:  The well-known historian Avtar Singh Bhasin’s latest book “Nehru, Tibet and China” answers a simple question: As both India and China emerged in their current avatars at the end of the 1940s, what went wrong in relations between them and why.  About the India-China war in 1962:   Like other analysts, he also apportions a large share of the blame… Continue reading China’s realpolitik lesson to India