Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.7, 18 May 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

Another racial attack in the US, Divide within the EU over the Russian oil ban, and violence in Israel

Dr. Adrian Haack

Director KAS India Branch Office

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Adrian Haack in English

Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.6, 11 May 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

Intensifying political crisis in Sri Lanka, Communal tensions in Ethiopia, and 75 days of Ukraine war

Sedition in India- Origins, Challenges and Reputational Costs

- by Eklavya Vasudev

Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises sedition is a contentious provision. The debates around it are manifold and range from questions to its present utility, an ambiguous definitions clause and its increasing invocation by the government in derogation of its interpretation by the Supreme Court. In a recent plea filed by the Editors Guild of India, the constitutionality of the provision has been challenged in the Supreme Court which has led to renewed debate about its current place in the Indian legal system.

Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.5, 4 May 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

Mali-France tensions and anti-UK protests in the Virgin Islands

Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.4, 27 April 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

UK-Rwanda asylum deal, Mexico's continuing femicides, and Afghanistan's sectarian violence

Regionalwahlen in Indien: eine Nachlese

Schwappt die Modi-Welle weiter ungebremst über die Republik?

Die diesjährigen indischen Regionalwahlen in den fünf Bundesstaaten Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur und Goa gelten unter Kennern der indischen Politlandschaft als das Halbfinale der für das Jahr 2024 anstehenden Parlamentswahlen. In diesen nahezu zweimonatigen Regionalwahlen dürfen über 180 Millionen Wähler – dreimal so viele wie alle Wahlberechtigten in Deutschland - darüber entscheiden, wer die lokalen Regierungen stellen wird. Den Hauptpreis der Regionalwahlen stellt der Bundesstaat Uttar Pradesh dar, mit etwa 200 Millionen Einwohnern der bevölkerungsreichste Indiens. In Uttar Pradesh leben einige der ärmsten Bevölkerungsgruppen des Landes, angesichts seiner Größe hält der Bundesstaat jedoch erfahrungsgemäß den Schlüssel zur Macht in Neu-Delhi in den Händen.

Opportunities for a more Inclusive Indian Foreign Policy

-by Kubernein Initiative-KAS India

New and emerging challenges, from the uncertainties caused by climate change to the cascading effects of the ongoing pandemic, call for alterations in traditional approaches to decision making. Voices need to be heard from diverse skill sets, backgrounds, expertise and lived experiences. A more inclusive foreign policy lens recognises the emerging threats to a nation and global relationships with an approach that is both progressive and realistic. With these issues in mind the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung India Office in cooperation with the Kubernein Initiative, brought forward a report exploring: "Opportunities for a more Inclusive Indian Foreign Policy."

Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.3, 20 April 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

The battle for Donbas, Violence in Jerusalem, Riots in Sweden, Kyrgyzstan - Tajikistan border dialogue, and China’s military drills

Conflict Weekly, Vol.3, No.2, 13 April 2022

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

Violence in Nigeria, and Russia’s new military strategy in Ukraine