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  • Dr Swasti Rao is Associate Fellow at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile.

    Ukraine foreign minister’s visit to India opens door for Delhi to shape post-war Europe

    March 29, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘Ukraine foreign minister’s visit to India opens door for Delhi to shape post-war Europe’ was published in ‘The Print’ on 29 March 2024.

    The potential of Indian industries investing in Ukraine’s reconstruction alongside the larger European efforts cannot be overstated, says Dr Rao.

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    India-France ties

    March 26, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘India-France ties’ has been published in the latest issue of ‘Longitudes’ by Monde-IHEDN, a publication under IHEDN (Institut des hautes études de défense nationale; French National Military Academy).

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    Jaishankar right to call out West’s ‘cherry picking’ on Ukraine. EU’s problems aren’t ours

    March 15, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘Jaishankar right to call out West’s ‘cherry picking’ on Ukraine. EU’s problems aren’t ours’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 15 March 2024.

    In the case of India and Europe, Ukraine war has brought to the fore differing perceptions on critical issues of statehood, security, international law and rational choice, says Dr Rao.

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    Securing Ukraine is very much part of Europe’s agenda. But when will Kyiv join NATO?

    February 23, 2024

    Associate fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘Securing Ukraine is very much part of Europe’s agenda. But when will Kyiv join NATO?’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 23 February 2024.

    The Ukrainian side has made its efforts and intentions clear from the outset and is paying a huge price for it too, but NATO’s stance is far from lucid, says Dr Rao.

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    Modi govt did for India-Greece ties what others didn’t in 40 years

    February 16, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘Modi govt did for India-Greece ties what others didn’t in 40 years’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 16 February 2024.

    The upgrade in Delhi-Athens ties could help in the full utilisation of Greece’s strategic location as a gateway to Europe for India and the Gulf countries, says Dr Rao.

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    The Balticconnector Incident: Hybrid Attacks and Critical Infrastructure Protection

    The pressure on north Europe to bolster capabilities to protect its critical infrastructure in the light of the Balticconnector incident is high.

    February 16, 2024

    Russia’s GDP growth shows resilience against Western sanctions. But it only tells half a story

    February 09, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘Russia’s GDP growth shows resilience against Western sanctions. But it only tells half a story’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 09 February 2024.

    Russia is now the most sanctioned country in the world, with 19,000 sanctions against its different entities and individuals, says Dr Rao.

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    Critical Drivers of EU-India Security Cooperation: Pathways for Optimizing Convergence

    January 29, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s research paper ‘Critical drivers of EU-India Security Cooperation: Pathways for Optimizing Convergence’ has been published under the EU- IndiaThink Tanks Twinning Initiative 2022-2023.

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    Beyond Macron-Modi bromance—what’s next for India-France partnership?

    January 26, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘Beyond Macron-Modi bromance—what’s next for India-France partnership?’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 26 January 2024.

    A liberal France’s endorsement of India, right after a spectacular Ram temple consecration, will be a net positive for New Delhi in Europe, says Dr Rao.

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    Is Europe’s Pursuit of Security Delusional? West Must Fix Its Internal Maladies First

    January 19, 2024

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘Is Europe’s pursuit of security delusional? West must fix its internal maladies first’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 19 January 2024.

    There has to be a collective pursuit of finding a new equilibrium for the world, says Dr Rao.

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