India’s drive for power merits examination in the light of New Delhi’s abstention on Ukraine, and its stated objectives for its presidency of the G20.
India and South Asia
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.
India’s Development Strategy with the Pacific Island Countries. Killing Two (or More) Birds with One Stone Briefings de l’Ifri, June 1st, 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...
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. <...>
Indian Space Program and its Drivers: Possible Implications for the Global Space Market Notes de l'Ifri, January 2022
India has one of the oldest space programs in the world with space playing a critical role in India’s national development and external power projection capability.
The links between India and Taiwan have gathered unprecedented momentum in recent years. This has largely come about due to growing support for Taiwan at civil society level in India.
Japan’s Infrastructure Investment in the Indian Ocean: Checking China, Securing the Sea Lanes Asie.Visions, No. 123, September 2021
In the 2010s, Japan gradually increased economic connections with the Indian Ocean region (IOR) through trade, foreign direct investment, and official development assistance (ODA).
India’s Energy and Climate Policies Post COVID-19: Short Term Slowdown, Longer Term Boom in Renewables Etudes de l'Ifri, July 2021
India has long been a positive and committed partner in global and domestic climate change mitigation efforts.
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.<...>
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.
Asia after the War in Ukraine: Re-imagining multilateralism and the risk of high-intensity conflict Hybrid Conference
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...
Ifri and Gateway House (Indian Council on Global Affairs) convened their first multi-stakeholder dialogue to explore the opportunities and challenges of expanding Franco-Indian ties.
How India sees France. A conference with Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India.
Europe in the Indopacific – Key challenges for a mutually beneficial partnership in the region Webinar
This conference is intended to discuss the paper “The Dilemma of Middle Powers – How AUKUS Has Reshaped the Potential for E3 Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific“ and to...
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.
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...
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...