The crisis enveloping Europe

M. K. Narayanan, The Hindu 10 Dec 2015 The combination of geo-economics and geopolitics is today fuelling a degree of paranoia. Many in Europe see the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris as the precursor to a fresh wave of violence across the continent.  The world has been looking to the COP-21 (2015 United Nations…

Dismantling Europe

Neil Unmack Thanks to Reuters, 4 Dec 2015 The least bad way to help Europe may be to dismantle Schengen. The 26-country free border zone is struggling to cope with refugees and security risks. Abolishing Schengen would be expensive, wouldn’t solve migration problems and would look like a U-turn on core European Union principles. Yet it might dampen…

Modi, Cameron, and India’s Neighbours: Minimize Differences, Expand Cooperation

Indian Express, 18 October, 2015 C. Raja Mohan Snapshot Colonial history, India’s non-alignment policy and Cold War resulted in distanced strategic relationship between India and Britain. They found it hard to reconcile their world views. Modi-Cameron engagement marks the end of this ‘negative inheritance’. The joint statement clearly takes into account India’s geostrategic location and interests in…

India – UK Relations

Areas  of Strength Deeply interconnected historical legacy, Cultural bonds bridging centuries, A prominent Indian diaspora numbering 2 million – 2nd largest diaspora in UK. Strong educational ties – India is 2nd largest source of foreign students to UK. $15.8 billion in trade in favor of India, Strong economic relationship with major investments on both sides.…