Category: Europe

India and NATO: Partners in Arms?

Since the end of Cold War, India and NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) have been on trajectories that will likely converge in the not-too-distant future. Scholars and strategists, like Michael Rühle, Robert Helbig, M.K. Bhadrakumar, David Scott, and a few others argue for India and NATO to come out of their respective shells and…

Trump, Putin and a nervous NATO

As Donald Trump takes up residence in the White House next January, one of the most powerful NATO forces in years will be preparing to move into Eastern Europe. The Alliance is sending four armored battle groups as part of its strategy to bolster defenses against Russia. Led by Britain, Canada, Germany and the United…

Brexit: Bad For Britain, But Potentially Good For India

Great Britain will have a referendum on Thursday on whether to remain part of the European Union or leave it. Britain has had a troubled relationship with the EU since the beginning and has made various attempts to break away from it. Britain's latest campaign to leave the EU is the biggest yet and it…

What will happen on June 24 if the UK votes for Brexit?

There have been a lot of projections from both sides in the EU referendum campaign about what a Britain outside the EU would look like. Many of them are looking at the longer term. But what would actually happen, on June 24, the day after the referendum, if the British public voted to leave the…

Should India worry about Brexit?

Trade commissioners of India and the European Union (EU) met in the first week of June to hammer out the details of the Free Trade Agreement between the two parties. India insists on being declared a "data secure nation" and wants free movement of professionals, while the EU is bargaining hard for reduction of import…

Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Speech Alarms US Allies

  Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. While most governments were careful not to comment publicly on a speech by a U.S. presidential candidate, Germany's foreign minister veered from that…

Belgium confirms it will resume F-16 airstrikes on Isis in the wake of Brussels attacks

  Belgium has confirmed plans to mount renewed airstrikes on Islamic State (Isis) targets, as part of the efforts of the US-led military coalition against Daesh. The plans follow the attacks in Brussels, said Belgian prime minister Charles Michel on 25 March. "In the framework of the agreement with the Netherlands, we will resume the…

Paris and Brussels attacks prove Europe’s on deathbed

  As was widely expected, the Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of the airport and a subway station in Brussels, which have left 31 people dead so far and 260 wounded. Belgian authorities have identified two of the bombers as Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui, brothers who had criminal records but…