Articles and Commentaries

Looking Ahead: India, China and the UNSC Seat Conundrum

As the proposal to designate Masood Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of UNSC was halted by China once again, India found itself in a piquant position for the fourth time in a row. Even after repeated bids and diplomatic initiatives from India, China continued to insouciantly exploit its veto power as a…
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Book Review: Modi’s Foreign Policy

Authors: Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay, Ashok Kapur Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt Ltd, 2017, pp. 256 Price: Rs.850/- Book Review by: Ayanangsha Maitra An Indian Prime Minister has always been the Minister-at-large of External Affairs.Even though there is a close-knit group for foreign policy making, the leadership style of the head of the government is really important…
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Elections 2019: Battle for the Soul of India

On 10 March 2019, India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the much awaited poll dates for elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May. With this, the model code of conduct came into force and the biggest democratic exercise of the world was set in motion. Over…
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Soft Power: An Important Aspect of Foreign Policy

Soft power has been defined as the ability of nations to shape the preferences and influence the behaviour of other nations through appeal and attraction as opposed to coercion. It consists of three major categories - a nation’s culture, its political values and its foreign policy. These categories affect the image and perception of the…
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