India-Sweden Strategic Compass: Vol.1, No.1, May-June 2022 – Inaugural Issue
The Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs has started a bi-monthly newsletter, the ‘India-Sweden Strategic Compass’. The newsletter will focus on current affairs, highlighting Sweden and India relations, India-Nordic relations, EU-India relations, domestic developments in India, and relevant international updates. The inaugural issue was released today covering events from the months of May and June 2022. Notable news from this issue includes the resumption of negotiations on the EU-India Free Trade Agreement, the second India-Nordic Summit, the EU Commission President von der Leyen’s visit to India, and domestic and cooperative efforts to tackle climate change.
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Seoul and the Indo-Pacific Alliance Framework: Through an Indian Lens
Introduction: For long, South Korea has not fulfilled its middle power potential despite its economic and technological prowess. A large part of it is certainly due to the balancing required […]
West Asian minilateral geometry and India: Will I2-U2 usher the elusive peace?
Introduction: In April, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Thani Al Zeyoudi, announced that the recently concluded free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the […]
After the India-US Civil Nuclear Agreement: Assessing India’s Responsible Nuclear Status in Global Governance
India has maintained a historical opposition to joining the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), in arguing that both treaties create […]
China’s BRI Diplomacy: What it Means to India and India’s Rise
Introduction: In the post-COVID-19 world order, particularly, amidst intensifying great power competition and changing regional and global power dynamics, infrastructural advancement has taken on new and expanded significance. However, the […]
India and the Persian Gulf: Bilateralism, Regional Security and the China Factor
Abstract: This issue brief discusses how regional security in the Persian Gulf is vital for the international oil and gas market, and maritime security in the western Indian Ocean. For […]
In Search of an EU-India-Japan Trilateral
Introduction: Even before the war in Ukraine, the European Union had been gearing toward an “increasingly competitive strategic environment” by developing its geo-political autonomy to meet Europe’s security responsibility and reduce strategic […]