In this age when geopolitics is in an overdrive, several assumptions of the past about the global order’s evolving nature have fallen by the wayside. The world is grappling with multiple challenges and yet there is no framework in place as of now that allows us to assess the rapid change in any meaningful manner. Nations, big and small, are struggling to cope with this flux with extant institutions, both domestic and international, exposing their limitations with each passing day. New ideas and arguments are being tested in real time as new possibilities emerge for countries trying to retain their strategic space to manoeuvre.
President Wickremesinghe seems to have succeeded in conveying Sri Lanka's best intentions for India during his visit.
What determines the ardour of the West’s wooing of India? Wherever India’s Prime Minister goes, he is feted, wooed, coddled. What explains this ‘rock star’ treatment?
For the supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the answer is quite simple: his unparalleled charisma and popular support. For those not so adept at such thinking, a more rational explanation is in order. One can be found in the ongoing flux in geopolitics and the desperate search for a new world order, in which the West hopes to retain advantage, even if to a lower degree than it has had in the past.
Before Russia launched the invasion of Ukraine last year, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was widely considered to be a relic of the past. It used to be in the news more for the problems of cohesion it was encountering ever since the end of the Cold War than for the forward-looking agenda of its members
At the Munich Security Conference on February 18, Wang Yi (Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs) emphasized that “Human Society must not repeat the old path of antagonism and must not fall into the trap of Zero-sum game, war and conflict”. Therein he announced that the Chinese side would propose its position on the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis. On February 24, the Chinese Foreign Ministry released its 12-point peace plan.
Harsh V. Pant, Premesha Saha The visit by the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, to India, in March 2023, during which he engaged with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on global and bilateral issues, focused on cooperation between the G-7…
Germany is changing, its strategic worldview is evolving, and its arrival on the global stage as a geopolitical player comes with immense possibilities. This was displayed during German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock’s maiden visit to India last week. Her clear and confident articulation of Berlin priorities was in sync with expectations in New Delhi about the need for a robust India-Germany and India-European Union (EU) partnership to tackle the formidable challenges that the world faces.