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Indiens Regionalwahlen inmitten einer verheerenden COVID-Krise

Hunderte Millionen schreiten in fünf Regionen zu den Urnen

Im Zeitraum vom 27. März bis zum 29. April 2021 wählten die Bürger in den indischen Bundesstaaten West-Bengalen, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala und dem Unionsterritorium Puducherry ihre legislativen Vertreter. Es handelte sich hierbei um Regionalwahlen in einer aus deutscher Sicht kaum vorstellbaren Größenordnung, da sie eine Bevölkerungszahl betrafen, die selbst diejenige Brasiliens (ca. 213 Millionen) übersteigt. Die Wahlen waren zudem ein Gradmesser für die tatsächliche Fähigkeit des indischen Premierministers Narendra Modi und seiner auf Unionsebene regierenden Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Regierungen in Teilen des Landes zu bilden, in denen sie bisher kaum Einfluss ausgeübt hatten. Bislang regierte die BJP von diesen Staaten nur in Assam.

Geopolitical realities after Covid-19 and implications for the Indian economy

- Prof. Dr. Heribert Dieter

Prof. Dr. Heribert Dieter is Visiting Professor, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong, and Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

Conflict Weekly, Vol.2, No.12, 23 June 2021

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

The US Juneteenth, UN resolution on Myanmar and Global Peace Index

Conflict Weekly, Vol.2, No.11, 16 June 2021

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

Three new reports on Child labour, Ethiopia and Xinjiang, Tensions in Belfast, and the Suu Kyi trial

Conflict Weekly, Vol.2, No.10, 09 June 2021

- An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and KAS-India Office

The UN report on Taliban-al Qaeda links, Denmark on relocating refugee camps, Burkino Faso massacre, Arctic melt, and Afghan trilateral dialogue

FICCI-KAS Beyond 2020- Future of Indian Economy in Post Covid-19 World

FICCI and KAS are proud to present some thought-provoking essays on the future of India's economy in this post-pandemic world. In this compendium, the focus is on issues India has been debating for some time now as well as issues that the pandemic has thrown into stark focus. From economic growth to security policy and international trade to glocal production to a new work culture and a new way of thinking public health, it attempts to look at the challenges Post-Covid-India will have to face.

From Partner to foes? The changing U.S.-China relationship in the post pandemic world.

- by Prof. Brahma Chellaney

The Wuhan-originating COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a tectonic shift in the U.S.-China relationship. Meanwhile, given the international pushback against it, China can no longer discount the specter of international isolation and supply disruptions, which may explain Chinese President Xi Jinping’s new strategy of “dual circulation,” with its emphasis on domestic demand. This paper discusses the modalities even further with the title being "From Partner to foes? The changing U.S.-China relationship in the post pandemic world"

The Remaking of Indian Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges

- by Prof. Brahma Chellaney

India may be a rising power but it continues to punch far below its weight. The task of Indian foreign policy is to change that. Indian diplomacy, however, faces several constraints, which range from increasingly fractious domestic politics to an ever more troubled neighborhood. India today confronts not only two regional adversaries, China and Pakistan, but also is at serious risk of being surrounded by a cordon of China’s friends. This paper will have a more closer look at the Indian Foreign Policy and understanding whether its objectives have been achieved ....

Human Centric Development: An Outlook for the Indian G20 Presidency

- by Tanu M. Goyal and Prateek Kukreja

This paper identifies and examines some of the emerging issues in selected areas such as trade and investment, development, employment and corruption, faced by the G20 members to suggest an outlook for the Indian Presidency. The paper is based on inputs collected during the 12th Annual International G20 Conference that was organized by ICRIER in partnership with the India Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and an examination of the existing information and documents related to the G20, available in the public domain.

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Eskalation im Himalaya?

Die Zusammenstöße entlang der „Line of Actual Control“, die regionale Perspektive und Auswirkungen für Europa

Anfang September erreichten die territorialen Auseinandersetzungen zwischen den Atommächten China und Indien im Himalaya einen erneuten unrühmlichen Höhepunkt: An den Ufern des Pangong Tso fielen dabei zum ersten Mal seit 1975 Schüsse. Wenngleich bisher keine Opfer dokumentiert sind, ist die Situation alarmierend. Aktuell ziehen sich Gespräche zwischen beiden Ländern hin, um die Situation zu deeskalieren. Die Scharmützel sind Teil eines zunehmenden Antagonismus zwischen China und großen Teilen der westlichen und demokratischen Welt und haben das Potential, zu einer Neuordnung des Kräftegleichgewichts in Asien beizutragen.