India and South Asia
China is now an undeniable heavyweight on the international scene, wielding a remarkable range of political strategies. Studying its position in the surrounding area of Southeast Asia in relation to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, as well...
“New Southern Policy”, Korea’s Newfound Ambition in Search of Strategic Autonomy Asie.Visions, No. 118, January 2021
The New Southern Policy (NSP), the signature foreign policy initiative by President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea (ROK) that was officially launched in November 2017, has opened a new chapter in Seoul’s relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as India.<...>
Should We Forget about the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor? Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 87, October 19, 2020
The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), an Indian-Japanese collaborative vision regarding development, connectivity and cooperation between Asia and Africa, was announced in 2017.
Making Sense of India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019: Process, Politics, Protests Asie.Visions, No. 114, June 2020
India's new citizenship law is an outcome of Hindutva Constitutionalism that legitimizes the notion of Hindu victimhood. While the opposition to the law has been vocal, it has remained fragmented.
India’s Space Program - International Competition and Evolution Asie.Visions, No. 111, December 2019
India’s space program has grown and evolved significantly in the last five decades. The program originally focused on developing space assets that provided direct developmental benefits, for example telecommunications and remote sensing satellites that helped both in improving communication...
Prospects for the New EU Strategy on India: Game Changer or Business as Usual? Asie.Visions, No. 108, September 2019
The new European Union (EU) strategy on India marks a major moment of departure in EU-India relations.
The Indo-Pacific: A Viable Concept? / Can we Stabilize the Sahel? Politique étrangère, Vol. 84, No.3, Autumn 2019
Only devised a few years ago, the concept of the Indo-Pacific seeks to express a new configuration of the world’s globalization. In terms of economic exchange and power distribution, the Indo-Pacific is a unitary region spanning from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific, where all the major powers...
Natural Allies? The India-US Relations from the Clinton Administration to the Trump Era Asie.Visions, No. 104, December 2018
In recent years, experts and onlookers have noted a convergence of geopolitical interests between the United States and India.
Strategic competition between India and China in the Indian Ocean is growing and has the potential to profoundly impact the stability and security of the region. The Indian Ocean is becoming the scene of a sustained contest that in some ways resembles strategic competition during the Cold War....
Against an increasingly tense backdrop of geopolitical competition, a new wave of rapid technological change is likely to transform the regional landscape of East Asia.
Conversation on Technological Change and its Implications, with Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, Taiwan Videoconference
To conclude our webinar series on "Technological Revolution and Regional Order in East Asia", we will host Audrey Tang, Digital Minister of Taiwan, to discuss the scope of...
President Moon launched the New Southern Policy as a key diplomatic initiative to strenghen the relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India.The comprehensive scheme is resting on the “three Ps” of People, Prosperity and Peace.
Conference/debate with Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of India.
Debate chaired by Thomas Gomart, Director of Ifri.
China and India are emerging as major maritime powers as part of long-term shifts in the regional balance of power.
The Indo-Pacific has become a buzzword since 2017, as it came to be used by all major players in the region stretching from East Africa to the Pacific.
Assessing the state of democracy in Asia is a challenge. While some countries, such as Japan and India, have been showing the way from early days, some others, such as in Southeast Asia are still struggling to ensure stable and sustainable democratic institutions and practices.
As the regional balance of power in Asia continues to evolve and tensions in a number of hot spots - from the Korean Peninsula to the East and South China Seas and the Taiwan Strait - either simmer or intensify, the future of regional stability is increasingly uncertain. Within this context,...
China’s Belt and Road – Towards Globalization with Chinese Characteristics? Ifri-OCP Policy Center Roundtables
In 2013, Chinese president Xi Jinping first unveiled his broad vision to develop regional connectivity and infrastructure across Eurasia that would later be officially named the Belt and Road Initiative (or yi dai yi lu, One Belt, One Road, or OBOR).
On October 29,2020, Ifri welcomed Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of India, for a conference/debate chaired by Thomas Gomart, Director of Ifri.
An interview with Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, by Jean-Dominique Merchet, Defense and Diplomatic Correspondent, L'Opinion.
If India has long been perceived, and rightly so, as a reluctant player in international affairs, but that perception is quickly coming to an end. Indeed, by organizing a major international forum, the Raisina Dialogue, for the third year in a row, Delhi is signaling that it is now seeking to...