Charting EU-India Cooperation on Connectivity

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author Publications, Summaries

While initially a response to the massive infrastructure deficit in Asia, today the term ‘connectivity’ is laden with strategic and political implications. This is largely a result of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its very visible political, financial, and environmental impact across Europe and Asia.

European and Indian Perceptions of the Belt and Road Initiative

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It is becoming clear that China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) linking Asia and Africa with Europe through a network of various transportation corridors could fundamentally reshape the geo-economics and geopolitics of the whole Eurasian region and beyond. These developments have huge implications both for the European Union (EU) and for India. The …

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India-EU Cooperation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author Publications

The European Union (EU) and India have been consistently making a sustained effort in improving their overall cooperation with Africa. With increasing economic engagement, the prospects for EU-Africa and India-Africa would depend not just on quantitative factors such as trade and investment, but also a strategy that convinces the African people that economic engagement with EU and India would be …

EU India Maritime cooperation

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2019, Clingendael, Publications

In recent years, rising competition in the maritime spaces have pushed many actors to critically rethink their policies towards the security and governance of the high seas. In the Indian Ocean Region, China’s Maritime Silk Road (MSR) as part of the broader Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been central to this growing sense of competition. New, and potentially conflicting …

Prospects for EU-India Cooperation

Prospects for EU-India Cooperation in Central Asia

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2019, Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU, Publications, TFT, The Federal Trust, The Global Policy Institute

Both the EU and India are viewed very favorably in Central Asia. As the region is now stabilizing, integrating and slowly opening to the outside world, it provides tremendous opportunities for the EU and India to increase their engagement further, both individually and possibly also jointly. This paper highlights the respective European and Indian strategies towards Central Asia and explores possible recommendations for convergences…

Prospects for strengthening EU India engagement in the field of natural disasters

Prospects for strengthening EU-India engagement in the field of natural disasters

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2019, Chatham House, European Union Institute for Security Studies, Observer Research Foundation, ORF, Chatham House, EUISS – Publications, Publications

While the EU and India have agreed to engage more comprehensively in relation to disasters, there are limits to potential cooperation. For instance, as India transitions from aid recipient to donor it is increasingly reluctant to accept foreign assistance in disaster response. Domestically, some Indian states lack the capacity to enforce standards and regulations in relation, for instance, to the construction industry. The EU …

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Prospects for strengthening EU-India engagement in the field of natural disasters

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2019, april-2-event, euiss, EUISS ORF Chatham House publication summaries, European Union Institute for Security Studies, ORF, Chatham House, EUISS – Publications, Publication summaries, Publications, Summaries

In the past few decades, the approach to natural disasters has been transformed: rather than simply reacting, it is understood that better preparedness coupled with better early-warning systems can help mitigate their impact. Moreover, the frequency and impact of weather-related natural disasters appears to be increasing, potentially as a result of climate change and certainly as a result of population …

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Prospects for EU-India Cooperation in Central Asia

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2019, april-2-event, GPI, Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU, Publication summaries, Publications, Summaries, TFT, TFT GPI JNU publication summaries, The Federal Trust, The Global Policy Institute

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – are witnessing significant changes in their economic and political systems. Despite having a very complex legacy, they have made progress in economic and political transformation with varying degrees. The Soviet era leaders in more or less non-competitive regimes …

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India-EU Cooperation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2019, april-2-event, Centre for Europe - University of Warsaw -Poland, MAHE CFE publication summaries, Manipal academy of higher education, Publication summaries, Publications, Summaries

European Union (EU) and India have been consistently making a sustained effort in improving their overall cooperation with Africa. With increasing economic engagement, the prospects for EU-Africa and India-Africa cooperation would depend not just on quantitative factors such as trade and investment, but also a strategy that convinces the African people that economically engaging with EU and India would be …