Emerging technologies: what areas for EU-India cooperation?

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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 …

Charting EU-India Cooperation on Connectivity

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

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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 …