EU-India Defence Cooperation - A European Perspective - EU India Twinning Think Tanks Initiative

EU-India Defence Cooperation – A European Perspective

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Gateway House, IAI, Gateway House publications, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Publications

IAI and Gateway House delivered an Expert Discussion in Mumbai, a Seminar in Rome and a Concluding Presentation in Brussels between November and December. Publications were produced on “EU-India Defence Cooperation: A European Perspective”, “EU-India Cooperation on Cyber Issues: Towards Pragmatic Idealism?”, “EU-India: Starting a More Adventurous Conversation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: Potential and Limits of EU-India Cooperation”, “EU-India Cooperation on Space and Security”, “Potential and Challenges of India-EU Space Cooperation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean”, “India-EU Cooperation on Cyber Security and Data Protection”, and “India-EU Defence Cooperation: The Role of Industry”.

India-EU - Cooperation on cyber security and data protection - EU India Twinning Think Tanks Initiative

India-EU – Cooperation on cyber security and data protection

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Gateway House, IAI, Gateway House publications, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Publications

IAI and Gateway House delivered an Expert Discussion in Mumbai, a Seminar in Rome and a Concluding Presentation in Brussels between November and December. Publications were produced on “EU-India Defence Cooperation: A European Perspective”, “EU-India Cooperation on Cyber Issues: Towards Pragmatic Idealism?”, “EU-India: Starting a More Adventurous Conversation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: Potential and Limits of EU-India Cooperation”, “EU-India Cooperation on Space and Security”, “Potential and Challenges of India-EU Space Cooperation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean”, “India-EU Cooperation on Cyber Security and Data Protection”, and “India-EU Defence Cooperation: The Role of Industry”.

India-EU - Maritime security cooperation - EU India Twinning Think Tanks Initiative

India-EU: Maritime security cooperation

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Gateway House, IAI, Gateway House publications, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Publications

IAI and Gateway House delivered an Expert Discussion in Mumbai, a Seminar in Rome and a Concluding Presentation in Brussels between November and December. Publications were produced on “EU-India Defence Cooperation: A European Perspective”, “EU-India Cooperation on Cyber Issues: Towards Pragmatic Idealism?”, “EU-India: Starting a More Adventurous Conversation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: Potential and Limits of EU-India Cooperation”, “EU-India Cooperation on Space and Security”, “Potential and Challenges of India-EU Space Cooperation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean”, “India-EU Cooperation on Cyber Security and Data Protection”, and “India-EU Defence Cooperation: The Role of Industry”.

EU-India Cooperation on Cyber Issues - Towards Pragmatic Idealism? - EU India Twinning Think Tanks Initiative

EU-India Cooperation on Cyber Issues: Towards Pragmatic Idealism?

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Gateway House, IAI, Gateway House publications, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Publications

IAI and Gateway House delivered an Expert Discussion in Mumbai, a Seminar in Rome and a Concluding Presentation in Brussels between November and December. Publications were produced on “EU-India Defence Cooperation: A European Perspective”, “EU-India Cooperation on Cyber Issues: Towards Pragmatic Idealism?”, “EU-India: Starting a More Adventurous Conversation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: Potential and Limits of EU-India Cooperation”, “EU-India Cooperation on Space and Security”, “Potential and Challenges of India-EU Space Cooperation”, “Maritime Security and Freedom of Navigation from the South China Sea and Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean”, “India-EU Cooperation on Cyber Security and Data Protection”, and “India-EU Defence Cooperation: The Role of Industry”.

EU-India-Starting a More Adventurous Conversation - EU India Twinning Think Tanks Initiative

EU-India: Starting a More Adventurous Conversation

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Gateway House, IAI, Gateway House publications, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Publications

Twelve years after they launched their strategic partnership, the EU and India appear ready to take their relationship into new and potentially more adventurous, exciting and mutually bene cial directions. The summit in March 2016 marked the beginning of a more mature and politically relevant dialogue between the EU and India. Implementation of the di erent priorities set out at the March summit, however, will require time, energy and e ort to keep up the momentum. High-level summits should be held regularly – instead of at four-year intervals – so that leaders can maintain contacts and build better relations. New areas of cooperation, including in the security sector, must be strengthened and quickly lead to real action. Given their di erent histories, identities and priorities, the EU and India will continue to disagree on many issues. Such di erences, however, must not become an obstacle to better relations.

Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue - Final presentation in Brussels - IAI and Gateway House

Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Final presentation in Brussels

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Events, Gateway House, IAI, Gateway House events, Istituto Affari Internazionali

On 9 December 2016 a roundtable presentation of the key finding resulted from the project “Moving Forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and Emerging Issues” was held in Brussels as part of the “EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative”. The purpose of this meeting was to present the final findings and the policy recommendations in order to inform and advice policy-makers …

Indo-Europe Dialogue - Energy and Urban Transformation - GRF and FES

Indo-Europe Dialogue : Energy and Urban Transformation

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Events, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Global Relations Forum, GRF, FES events, India, New Delhi

Over forty experts on climate, energy and urban development from civil society, politics, administrations, academics, think tanks, and media came together at the Indo-Europe Dialogue on Energy and Urban Transformation, and identified concrete plans to lead the EU-India partnership through challenges of transformation facilitating a sustainable development. The experts are members of five Seed Communities from India and Europe, a …

Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue - Seminar in Rome - IAI and Gateway House

Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Seminar in Rome

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Events, Gateway House, IAI, Gateway House events, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Italy, Rome

Conference within the framwork of the project Moving forward the EU-India Security Dialogue: Traditional and emerging issues. On 21 November 2016 a roundtable meeting was held in Rome as part of the “EU-India Think Tank Twinning Initiative”. This was the second of a series of three roundtables organized by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in partnership with Gateway House, Indian Council …

Securing Afghanistan – Prospects for India-EU Cooperation

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Carnegie India, Global Public Policy Institute, GPPI, Carnegie India publications, Publications

With the US seeking to limit its international role amidst domestic political resistance, India and Europe are facing increased pressure to take on greater international responsibilities. Delhi and Brussels are both pursuing a more ambitious role in international security affairs, and the imperative for strategic cooperation between them is growing. After 15 years of limited cooperation, India and the EU have the opportunity to join forces on promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan. Despite extraordinary international attention paid to Afghanistan since the turn of the millennium, prospects for the current regime’s failure have increased. A Taliban victory in Afghanistan would impose severe costs on India and Europe in terms of refugee inflows and terrorist threats. To prevent this, cooperation between India and the EU should be directed towards improving Kabul’s odds of defeating the Taliban offensive and enhancing its leverage in the negotiations on regional reconciliation. This will require greater trilateral coordination between Kabul, Brussels and New Delhi, in conjunction with a dual track approach that demands short-term emphasis on political and military consultations on the changing ground conditions, along with with a long-term focus on continued economic assistance to strengthen a moderate and stable Afghan regime.

Regional Connectivity in Asia-New Avenues for EU-India Partnership - EU India Twinning Think Tanks Initiative

Regional Connectivity in Asia: New Avenues for EU-India Partnership

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2016, Carnegie India, Global Public Policy Institute, GPPI, Carnegie India publications, Publications

Promoting a rules-based, multilateral global order is a central goal of the EU global strategy on foreign and security policy, 2016. However, with the global shift of power towards Asia, the established multilateral system and international organizations are under increasing pressure. China is at the center of this challenge. Beijing-led multilateral arrangements have economic and geopolitical implications for Europe and India alike: they threaten Europe’s centrality in the Eurasian neighborhood and markets, and could posit China as the primary actor in India’s near neighborhood. And yet neither partner has found an effective approach to deal with these challenges. Looking closely at regional connectivity projects including the Belt and Road initiative (OBOR), this policy brief argues that they present similar opportunities and challenges for the EU and India alike. By building on these convergences, the two can revive their flagging strategic partnership and gain greater influence in shaping the regional order in Asia.