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  • Relevance of Normandy Format Talks in the Ukrainian Crisis

    The Ukrainian crisis is less about Ukraine, its national politics and foreign policy, and more about redefining the rules not only of the European security but also the international order and the simmering rivalry between great powers in particular.

    February 15, 2022

    Intersecting Geo-economics and Geopolitics: Nord Stream 2 and Europe

    Nord Stream 2, a Russian undersea gas pipeline project that intends to deliver natural gas from Siberia to Germany, currently sits at an intersection of several geopolitical and geo-economic cross-currents that determine the economic security as well as the geostrategic balance of Europe.

    December 10, 2021

    Theorizing EU-TRACECA Relationship in Eurasian Context

    This article contends that the Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) is European Union’s (EU) most visionary trans-regional connectivity project. It theorizes the EU-TRACECA relationship to show that the TRACECA represents different regional integration concepts, and that the EU scripted it invariably for the mutual benefits of its partner states. Conceptually optimistic, the article, nonetheless, discovers certain inextricable complications in the TRACECA’s real working for varying economic profiles of and mutual conflicts among its member countries.

    September 2019

    Belarus’s Rapprochement with the West: What does it indicate?

    Belarus has successfully pursued a multi-vector foreign policy and is seeking to play a significant role to strengthen peace and stability in the region.

    April 04, 2019

    Alakshendra Tripathi asked: What is the 'Three Seas Initiative' and how does it impact the geopolitics in the Eurasian region?

    Abhay Kumar Singh replies: The Three Seas Initiative is a forum of Central and Eastern European (CEE) states launched in 2015. It was envisioned by Polish President Andrzej Duda and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The Initiative seeks to create a new dynamic of cooperation among countries located at the eastern borders of the European Union (EU) in order to advance economic growth and help bridge the East-West economic gap within the EU through energy, transport, and digital connectivity.

    A Defining Moment for France and Europe

    Two clashing visions of France were before the French voters. They chose, with many reservations, Macron and rejected Le Pen, but not wholly, for, her opposition to the EU, in some measure, enjoys the support of a sizeable section of French society.

    May 09, 2017

    Where is Europe Headed?

    Brexit, the results of the elections held in Italy and Austria on December 4, 2016, and certain related recent developments in Europe raise questions about the future of the Union.

    December 08, 2016

    Narendra V.: Are there any international agreements on dealing with the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe or is it just a moral binding on the European nations?

    Nachiket Khadkiwala replies: The legal regime for treatment of refugees is a combination of international and domestic legal regimes. There are various international laws that govern the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers such as the Geneva Convention. In the European Union (EU), there is the Dublin Convention which was adopted in 1990. According to this law, the application of those who are seeking asylum is processed by the first country that they enter within Europe.