Africa, Latin America, Caribbean & UN

The Centre’s research focus includes understanding developments in the African region and analysing various hotspots like Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, and the Indian Ocean Region. It also focuses on bilateral, regional as well as multilateral engagements between India and the countries of Africa. The Centre also endeavours to analyse India’s engagement with Latin American countries, particularly in forums such as IBSA, BRICS, etc.

In addition, the Centre carries out research on the broader theme of India and the United Nations. It deals with important topics that come up in the Security Council and those that hold relevance and significance to India’s foreign policy.

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The Geneva Conference on Syria: What Will It Deliver?

January 20, 2014

The UN is convening a conference on Syria in Montreux from January 22 with 30 odd states including India attending the meet. While the US is standing in the way of Iran’s participation, Russia has stated clearly that Iran’s absence will prevent the conference from delivering the intended results.

India–US Strategic Dialogue: An Assessment

November 2013

India–US strategic dialogue was initiated in 2009, and is organised annually in different capitals.

China and IBSA: Possible BRICS Overreach?

May 2013

The India–Brazil–South Africa (IBSA) forum, which was formalised in June 2003 through the adoption of the Brasilia Declaration based on the spirit of South–South solidarity, turns a decade old in 2013

IBSA: Avoiding Being BRICked Up

May 2013

In his opening address at the 2011 India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) summit held in Pretoria/Tshwane, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa said the essence of the grouping was ‘Back to Basics: When Dem

BRICS and Stepping Stones: A New Global Pattern

April 12, 2013

A global vision based on sustainable resource use for global prosperity can also overcome trust deficit within the BRICS grouping.

BRICS comes of age at Durban

April 1, 2013

BRICS is not challenging the existing world order. It is seeking a place in the sun for developing countries. It is looking at alternative approaches but there is no desire to seek confrontation with the West.

The Legacy of Hugo Chavez

March 20, 2013

Chavez’s significance lies in his attempts to liberalise the international monetary system with regard to credit support for poverty alleviation schemes in Latin America outside the ambit of the IMF by setting up the Caracas-based “Bank of the South”, which was lauded by eminent economists like Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

Conflict in Mali and French Intervention

February 8, 2013

The recent French intervention in Mali comes almost after a year of turmoil in the country. Mali needs to achieve an internal political process which will strengthen the government’s mandate and provide economic security and sustainable development to the country.

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