With the West losing its ability to set the rules of global order, what matters to nations is the dominance of interests over values, argue foreign policy experts
Nepal, currently one of the 21st century’s important locations in Asia, has to safeguard itself by its own initiative, not rely on guarantees from external actors. The authors, one of whom is a former minister of the country, suggest that a changed world order calls for more modern security forces and an independent defense policy
Security studies provides the framework for anticipating and analysing threats. While foreign policy offers fitting strategies to respond to these threats and address potential issues. Both contribute fundamentally to the other, making it important for both fields to be developed and studied.
In the last seven decades since independence, successive prime ministers have ushered in changes in India’s foreign policy in response to shifting global geopolitical dynamics, aggregating transformation in bilateral relations. This overview places the past against the changes being brought in by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a more forceful foreign policy practitioner than his predecessors
In Modi’s worldview, bolder than that of his predecessors, India has a bigger place than envisaged before. Consonant with this, the prime minister’s foreign policy mirrors the Arthashastra’s emphasis on pragmatic and intelligent use of power, informed by knowledge and the larger cause of the people. Has it been successful so far?
Perhaps South Block did not gain as much as it had hoped to: there was a gulf in member states’ perceptions. One takeaway, therefore, for policy makers was that while noise has its uses, it is now time for some quiet diplomacy
It has been a busy year for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Indian PM has been to 26 countries with an aim to forward India's foreign policy and establish the country as a formidable international player. A recap of his visits
In his first year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been busy globetrotting—he has spent 53 days abroad during which he has visited 17 countries. He has held bilateral summits with nearly all the South Asian countries, as well as two each with the U.S. and China. He has also travelled to countries of strategic importance such as Germany, France, Australia, South Korea and Japan
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first year in office draws to a close, Neelam Deo, Director of Gateway House and former Ambassador, analyses the various facets of his foreign policy so far and outlines his foreign policy successes and failures.
Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House, reviews the three country tour and what it means for India’s relations with China, Mongolia and South Korea, going forward