PM Albanese in India: A Natural Momentum to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Australia rests on the pillars of trust and reliability. Australian PM Albanese has just completed a successful 4-day visit to India this week (8-12 March 2023), which took him to Ahmedabad fo

The India and Australia ECTA: Reinforcing a Strong Geo-economic Partnership

The current trend of geoeconomics favours enhancement of investment and trade relationships with reliable partners. The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Australia announced in June 2020 along with agreements on providing mutual l

The Significance of the Australia -Japan Defence Agreement

Australia and Japan signed a new defence agreement on 6 January 2022, which both PM Scott Morrison and PM Fumio Kishida hailed as a landmark. The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) is Japan’s second such Agreement with any country, after treaty ally

EU Strategy for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

The European Union released its Indo-Pacific strategy covering the perspective of all 27 countries in April this year. The strategy is a balanced effort which aims to contribute to stability, security, prosperity and sustainable development in the In

EU Foreign Policy and EU-India ties

As the EU copes with several internal and external challenges amid COVID-19, join Amb. Anil Wadhwa and Dr. Himani Pant for a discussion on the broad contours of the EU's domestic and foreign policy and the trajectory of EU-India ties.

The Quad: Is Security the Galvanizer?

The significance of the Quad Foreign Ministers meeting in Tokyo on 6 October 2020 lies in the fact that it happened in person despite the pandemic – last year the Quad foreign ministers had met on the margins of the UNGA. The level of this annual m

The India - EU Summit: Implementation Remains the Key

The Strategic Partnership between India and EU was forged in 2004. The precursor to this partnership was a Joint Political Statement (1993) and a cooperation Agreement (1994)both of which laid the basis of this partnership. India and EU also agreed o

India gets Elected as a Non-permanent Member of the UNSC: A Busy Agenda Ahead

On 17 June, India wascomfortably elected to the non- permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period of two years starting January 2021, receiving the endorsement from 184 out of the 192 countries who voted. In its last bi

The Virtual Summit between India and Australia: how Significant?

Connected by the Indian Ocean, Commonwealth, the English language and shared democratic values, Australia has never loomed larger in the Indian consciousness than in the last decade. The relationship has seen its highs and lows but here has been a st

The China Factor in RCEP

After seven years of negotiations, the 16 participating states in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement issued a statement on 4 November 2019 at Bangkok, conveying that 15 of the participating states had concluded text-base

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