Ashok Sajjanhar

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  • Ashok Sajjanhar is President, Institute of Global Studies, and a former Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Sweden and Latvia.

    India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ Initiative

    The rapidity and selflessness with which India rolled out millions of doses of vaccines as aid despite the massive requirements of its own vaccination drive, is being particularly appreciated by world leaders and observers.

    January 29, 2021

    Kazakhstan Takes a Significant Step Forward

    Even as Kazakhstan is making slow but steady progress towards further democratisation and openness of its political system, jostling by elites to secure their positions ahead of the ultimate exit of first President Nursultan Nazarbayev from the political scene, is set to grow.

    January 22, 2021

    Will North Korea Denuclearise?

    Kim will drive the hardest bargain possible and be willing to make only small concessions like maintaining some type of a freeze on future tests of missiles and nuclear weapons.

    April 09, 2018

    India-Jordan Relations: An Ascendant Partnership

    King Abdullah II’s forthcoming visit to India represents an opportunity to catapult the relationship to the next higher level in strategic, security, political, energy, trade, investment and economic cooperation.

    February 26, 2018

    India and Iran Resolve to Focus on Connectivity and Economic Cooperation

    Notwithstanding differences on some issues, chiefly, Afghanistan and India’s UNSC aspirations, India and Iran have decided to focus their energies on areas of concurrence such as connectivity and economic cooperation.

    February 20, 2018

    The Maldivian Crisis: What Can India do?

    India will be able to help and support only to the extent that the demand for democracy and freedom from within Maldives continues to put pressure on Yameen and his security forces.

    February 08, 2018

    The India-ASEAN Partnership at 25

    A stronger partnership and enhanced cooperation should be prioritised by both sides if the full potential of this engagement is to be realised.

    January 04, 2018

    China's Belt and Road Initiative: Prospects and Pitfalls

    For the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to succeed, China needs to engage in serious and sincere dialogue with BRI participants, ensure respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, uphold the internationally accepted norms of transparency and observe principles of financial responsibility, among other key issues.

    November 28, 2017

    The Doklam Standoff - Should India Project its Stand More Vigorously?

    The Doklam standoff has emerged as a litmus test for India in terms of how resolutely it can stand up against an increasingly hegemonic China to protect the interests of Bhutan as well as its own interests.

    August 11, 2017

    India-US Relations: On the Upward Trajectory

    The foreign policy establishment can justifiably feel upbeat with the results of the Modi-Trump meeting, which have been most gratifying especially given the uncertainties in the run-up to the visit.

    June 30, 2017

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