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

    India-France space alliance key to Delhi’s ambitions. But it must deepen ties with Quad too

    March 24, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s opinion piece ‘India-France space alliance key to Delhi’s ambitions. But it must deepen ties with Quad too’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 24 March 2023.

    The IAF's revised doctrine aims to transition India from an air power to an aerospace power. But can India do it by itself in time and cost-effectively?, says Dr Rao.

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    India’s G 20 Presidency: A Thematic Overview of its Origin, Evolution, Structure, Function, Priorities and Challenges amidst the present geopolitical context

    March 13, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s chapter ‘India’s G 20 Presidency: A Thematic Overview of its Origin, Evolution, Structure, Function, Priorities and Challenges amidst the present geopolitical context’ has been published in the edited volume by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

    China-Russia cybersecurity ties taking darker turns. India needs to worry too

    March 10, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘China-Russia cybersecurity ties taking darker turns. India needs to worry too’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 10 March 2023.

    Huawei is instrumental in strengthening the backbone of Kremlin statecraft. Does India have capabilities lest Huawei's spying is rerouted through Russia’s channels?

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    China’s eye is on Russia, India must decide how much it can depend on Putin

    February 24, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘China’s eye is on Russia, India must decide how much it can depend on Putin’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 24 February 2023.

    China’s alternate world order only works with a diminished Russia, not a defeated one, says Dr Rao.

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    Israel is neutral on Ukraine for three reasons. India can align with it to ease tensions

    February 10, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘Israel is neutral on Ukraine for three reasons. India can align with it to ease tensions’ has been published in ‘The Print’ on 10 February 2023.

    Given the rock-solid nature of the US-Israel friendship, working with Israel can strengthen New Delhi’s relations with Washington too, says Dr Rao.

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    Challenges of Space Debris and Space Drag: Building an International Climate Change Regime

    January 30, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao and Kunwar Alkendra Pratap Singh’s co-authored Chapter, ‘Challenges of Space Debris and Space Drag: Building an International Climate Change Regime’ has been published in ‘Politics of Climate Change: Crises, Conventions and Cooperation’, published by World Scientific, Singapore; ISBN: 978-981-126-374-3 (hardcover).

    Green hydrogen defines EU’s energy security goals. India is its gateway to achieve them

    January 27, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s Opinion piece ‘Green hydrogen defines EU’s energy security goals. India is its gateway to achieve them’ has been published by ‘The Print’ on 27 January 2022.

    With rising cooperation between India and European partners, the road to the EU's transition to renewables will pass through trusted connections such as New Delhi, says Dr Rao.

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    Japan, the only country merging two security theatres in Europe and Indo-Pacific

    January 13, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘Japan, the only country merging two security theatres in Europe and Indo-Pacific’ has been published by ‘The Print’ Swasti Rao’s article ‘Japan, the only country merging two security theatres in Europe and Indo-Pacific’ has been published by ‘The Print’ on 13 January 2023.

    If there is one Indo-Pacific player with the economic heft and strategic capabilities to truly champion the merging of the two security theatres, it is Japan, says Dr Rao.

    ‘EU’s Indo Pacific Outreach: Strategy, Economy and the China Factor

    January 11, 2023

    Associate Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s chapter ‘EU’s Indo Pacific Outreach: Strategy, Economy and the China Factor’ has been published in the special issue of Organisation for Research on China and Asia (ORCA)-WICCI (India-EU business Council) on ‘Building the Future of EU-India Strategic Partnership’ on 11 January 2023.

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    ‘Macron's Africa Visit: What lies ahead’ Published in Africa Trends Journal

    January 01, 2023

    Associate Fellow Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr Swasti Rao’s article ‘Macron's Africa Visit: What lies ahead’ has been published in Africa Trends Journal, Volume 12, Issue 1, January-June 2023.

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