Racial Discrimination and Northeast Indian Women: The Pandemic Experience
The case of women from Northeast India stands out as emblematic of the challenging state of minority affairs throughout the country. Substantiated examples of racial discrimination have been reported since spring 2020 spatially across the four corners of the sub-continent. The outbreak of Covid-19 has been highly racialized and stigmatized throughout the world with the blame falling on China as the origin of the virus. The profiling of East Asians as suspect carriers of the virus with the resultant taunts and discriminations that then follow has occurred worldwide. In India, the pandemic has reinforced racism against Northeast Indians, a social problem which the country has been grappling with for more than a decade.
The French Connection: India-France Partnership for the Indo-Pacific Zeitgeist
India’s bilateral relationship with France has been a robust one, and a test case for maintaining a distinct trajectory of its own allowing enough elbow room to both countries to […]
Amid Reports on Chinese Expansion of Bases, Sri Lanka Unveils SOP: Need for a Reality Check?
India has realized it cannot possibly balance China’s growing influence on its own, nor can it afford to have the U.S. leave the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) given China’s significant […]
South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Atmanirbhar Bharat, and the IPEF: Convergence and Commonality
For some time now, the existing multilateral networks such as those of the United Nations (UN) system have been largely ineffective in providing good global governance and helping create resilience, […]
Geopolitical Flux and the Future of International Relations
The international political system is undergoing significant geopolitical and economic shifts brought about by fluctuations in the distribution of power among states. This brings into question the future of international […]
China in Eurasia: Revisiting BRI amidst the Russia-Ukraine Crisis
This paper discusses China’s trade and connectivity plans under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the Eurasian region and the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Chinese […]
The SCO: Whither Balancing?
Since late last year, when India took over the presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in September and the G-20 in December, 2023 was being branded as India’s “pivotal” […]