Policy Study


This Dossier highlights various aspects of the domestic scene, particularly the current economic situation and the forthcoming election in Gujarat. The 14th India-EU summit will hopefully contribute to improve the relations and speed up the overdue Free Trade Agreement between the EU and India. The visits of President Ramnath Kovind to Djibouti and Ethiopia underlines India’s role in the Indian Ocean and in Africa. The visit of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has also to be seen against the backdrop of India’s steady and even increasing engagement with Afghanistan.

Read the study

Part I  India – Domestic developments

·   The Current Economic Situation

  • Environment: Inability to learn?
  • Defeats for the Congress in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh?
  • 2017-19: Double strategies of BJP and RSS

Part II  India – Foreign Policy Development

·     14th India-EU Summit: A quiet affair

·     President Ram Nath Kovind’s State Visit to Djibouti and Ethiopia

Part III South Asia                      

·     CEO of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in India


Press Articles on major domestic and foreign policy issues

Pakistan’s ISI thwarts US plans in Afghanistan

C. Uday Bhaskar

South Asia Monitor, October 06, 2017

Pakistan and Trump: Ready for a bargain?

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express, October 08, 2017

Next Door Nepal: Red versus rest

Yubaraj Ghimire

The Indian Express, October 09, 2017

The shifting sands of West Asia & the Gulf

Shyam Saran

Business Standard, October 10, 2017

Closing up the Gulf

KC Singh

The Tribune, October 12, 2017

Election time is here

S Nihal Singh

The Tribune, October 14, 2017

Shunning Rohingya Refugees Is a Bad Geopolitical Strategy for India

Manoj Joshi

The Wire, October 15, 2017

Trump’s latest mollycoddling of Pakistan defies all logic

Kanwal Sibal

Economic Times, October 17, 2017

Xi wants to become the most powerful leader on earth

Srikanth Kondapalli

Rediff.com, October 17, 2017

Has the US promise ‘to help India to become a world power’ gone stale?

Manoj Joshi

Daily Mail, October 22, 2017

Find all related publications

Sustainable Digital Market Design: A data-based approach to the circular economy

Markets must be designed properly to serve the common good. This is particularly evident in […]

Talking Green in Europe

Lessons on re-framing the public debate on the climate crisis

Just Transition & Revitalisation – A New EU Strategy for Rural Areas

How can EU actions support the revitalisation of rural areas? How can EU institutions put […]

Voting during pandemics: making democracy resilient in turbulent times

Although many volumes have already discussed several COVID-related socio-economic phenomena, relatively less attention has been […]
Find all related news

Ahead of this week’s European Council, progressive MEPs and MPs urge EU leaders to take resolute actions toward the Western Balkans

On 17 and 18 June, the ‘Friends of the Western Balkans’, the newly established network […]

First meeting of the Friends of the Western Balkans

How do we get out of the dead end in the enlargement process?

FEPS launches a new website!

After months of work, FEPS’s new website is now online!  This new website offers a […]

FEPS holds the 2022 General Assembly

This week, FEPS held the 2022 General Assembly (GA), the yearly meeting gathering all members […]
Find all related in the media
In the media

Leaders Must Choose a Just Energy Transition and a Social Europe

by Euractiv 30/05/2022

The circular economy and green jobs

by ENCOMPASS 25/05/2022

Da Prodi a Rodrigues, domani al via la ’Terza conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa’

by La Nazione 25/05/2022

Visioni e strategie per disegnare il futuro europeo 

by La Nazione 23/05/2022