Improving EU-India Understanding on Russia

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2020, GPI, Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU, Publications, TFT, TFT GPI JNU publication summaries, The Federal Trust, The Global Policy Institute

During the Cold-War years, Europe and India engaged with the Soviet Union at very different levels. On many occasions they found themselves supporting the opposite side. Western Europe was part of the American led western alliance. India, however, had very close strategic and economic ties with the USSR, which were institutionalised through the 1971 Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation. Despite the collapse of the USSR and the termination of special bilateral trade relations in the 1990s, India and Russia have maintained excellent political relations. These ties have been institutionalised through strategic partnership signed in
2000 and upgraded to ‘special and privileged strategic partnership’ in 2010.

Development Cooperation Partnerships: Forging an EU-India-Japan Trilateral in Africa

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author 2020, Clingendael, Clingendael IDSA publications, IDSA, Publications

Competing Asian economies such as China, Japan, and India have in recent years become progressively more active investors, traders, and lenders in African nations. Africa as a continent has figured significantly in their foreign policy strategies. These Asian powers have employed more persuasive strategies to mark their presence, both as bilateral and multilateral partners, in this ever-demanding continent that is strategically vital to most powers in world politics today. While tapping into Africa’s
vibrant markets and energy resources continue to be their prime strategic intent, contributing to underdeveloped socio-economic conditions in the continent through attractive infrastructure
development and human resource development allows these economies to maintain stronger political
contacts to serve their respective national interests.

Emerging technologies: What areas for EU-India cooperation?

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

The purpose of this paper is to outline and compare current Indian and European strategies and approaches towards the development and regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is intended to highlight points of convergence that could be entry points for dialogue between civil society and/or regulatory authorities and policymakers in the two jurisdictions. As matters stand today, norms underlying the development of AI are still being developed, especially at the international or
multilateral level. That said, there has been some recent progress on this front, most markedly with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Principles on AI.

EU India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative booklet

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This document was produced in the framework of the EU-India Think Tanks Twinning Initiative – a public diplomacy project funded by the EU, aimed at connecting think tank institutions from the European Union and India.

EU–India Security and Defence Cooperation in the Twenty First Century

EU–India Security and Defence Cooperation in the Twenty First Century: Challenges and Prospects

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EU–India Security and Defence Cooperation in the Twenty First Century: Challenges and Prospects Download PDFAuthored by Dr. Arvind Kumar & Dr. Malgorzata Bonikowska Published on 22 December 2019 ExcerptThis paper assesses the threat perceptions of both the EU and India. It aims to understand the common elements shared by the two partners and how the EU-India cooperation in the areas …

Emerging technologies: what areas for EU-India cooperation?

Think Tanks Twinning Initiative author Publications, Summaries

The purpose of this paper is to outline and compare current Indian and European strategies and approaches towards the development and regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is intended to highlight points of convergence that could be entry points for dialogue between civil society and/or regulatory authorities in the two jurisdictions. As matters stand today, norms underlying the development of …

Development Cooperation Partnerships: Forging an EU-India-Japan Trilateral in Africa

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This paper explores a tripartite mode of cooperation in Africa between India, the EU and Japan as development partners. Such a partnership could be built drawing on the liberal values that the three actors hold in promoting development cooperation on the continent. We argue that this tripartite cooperation is attractive strategically, leveraging the strengths of each of the partners – …

EU–India Security and Defence Cooperation in the Twenty First Century: Challenges and Prospects

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The EU-India cooperation in the security and defence sector has witnessed a major transformation especially in the last decade. During the 13th European Union-India summit held in March 2016 in Brussels, both sides endorsed the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020 as a common roadmap to jointly guide and strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership, including security and defence cooperation. This study …

Improving EU-India Understanding on Russia

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This paper aims to identify a few areas where the EU, India and Russia could potentially increase understanding and exchange further, despite different dynamics in EU-Russia, EU-India and India- Russia relations. The study provides the reader with an examination of the three bilateral relations in the last decades, outlining some potential areas for EU-India cooperation on Russia in the conclusion.

Managing Connectivity Conflict: EU-India Cooperation and China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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Connectivity initiatives are the latest geopolitical tool for advancing influence in international relations and diplomacy. Against the backdrop of an emerging connectivity conflict, the responsibility is on likeminded countries and organizations to promote initiatives that embody transparency and universalism in connectivity projects and that benefit citizens in the long term. The EU and India are two important actors in this …