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Prime minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi addressing to the nation in the hard time of corona virus pandemic, Prime minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India on 25th July 2020
Prime minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi addressing to the nation in the hard time of corona virus pandemic, Prime minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India on 25th July 2020

Malgré son émergence depuis la fin des années 1990, l’Inde peine à entraîner ses voisins dans sa dynamique de croissance autant qu’à pacifier l’ensemble de sa sous-région. L’Asie du Sud reste marquée par de fortes tensions, avec des zones exposées à des niveaux élevés de violence intra-étatique (Afghanistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa et Baloutchistan au Pakistan, Jammu et Cachemire en Inde, pour ne citer qu’eux) et des conflits entre États qui sont, soit sans grande perspective de résolution (Inde-Pakistan), soit en phase d’aggravation (Inde-Chine). Loin de connaitre un processus d’intégration régionale, l’Asie du Sud est plutôt devenue le champ des rivalités d’influence entre la Chine et l’Inde.     

L’émergence indienne, quant à elle, laisse entrevoir des contradictions latentes. Ce pays qui, sur le plan intérieur, accuse un recul démocratique et une intolérance religieuse grandissante ainsi qu’une fragilisation des acquis sociaux de la croissance, s’avère être un partenaire très actif et très sollicité sur le plan extérieur, notamment dans le nouveau contexte stratégique de l’Indo-Pacifique et de la rivalité sino-américaine. 


A travers ses activités de recherche, le Centre Asie de l'Ifri vise à analyser les évolutions de l’Inde sur le plan intérieur comme sur les grands dossiers qui structurent la scène mondiale. Le Centre apporte aussi des éclairages sur les grandes tendances politiques, socioéconomiques et stratégiques qui se manifestent dans les autres pays sud-asiatiques.

 

Françoise NICOLAS

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

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Isabelle SAINT-MEZARD

Associate Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

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07/05/2024
By: Aleksei ZAKHAROV

This paper examines the trajectory of India-Russia relations post-February 2022. The war in Ukraine emerged as a significant challenge for bilateral ties, presenting new obstacles to political and diplomatic relations and intensifying the previous difficulties in developing economic...

10/10/2023

As US-China rivalry reaches its peak and the likelihood of a high-intensity conflict in the region seems greater than ever, this report advocates for a pragmatic recalibration of France’s strategic posture in the Indo-Pacific. This adjustment should be grounded in a realistic reframing of...

01/06/2023

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to Papua New Guinea (PNG) on May 20-21, 2023, is a testament to India’s international positioning and search for a global role. In Port Moresby, Modi co-chaired the third Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) and announced a series of...

28/02/2022

Due to historical as well as geographical reasons, India and East Africa have long been close partners. In the recent period however, and even more so since the early 2000s, these ties have tightened as a result of combined efforts by the government of India and its business community. <...>

20
Oct
2023
Friday 20 October 2023
from 09:30 to 17:00 - Conférences

Annual Conference of Ifri's Center for Asian and Indo-Pacific Studies. As strategic competition becomes an increasingly dominant feature of the international system today, the “de-risking” of interdependent economic ties has emerged as a new mantra for managing geopolitical uncertainty.

22
Sep
2022
Thursday 22 September 2022
from 09:00 to 17:00 - Conférences

Annual conference of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies. The war in Ukraine has marked the return of high-intensity conflict in Europe and represents a profound, structural shift in the region’s strategic environment. It also takes place against a backdrop of a decades-long...

02/11/2023
By: Marc JULIENNE, quoted by Mailys Pene-Lassus in Nikkei Asia 

Ship-to-shore cranes tower high above choppy waters and colorful containers on the Ligurian coast of northern Italy. Sailors coming in to dock are greeted with a smorgasbord of transportation industry names and logos, from Denmark's Maersk to Taiwan's Evergreen. Harder to spot is COSCO, the...