03/05/2018

This month’s edition draws on a variety of domestic challenges that grapple India. The spate of brutal child rapes and the dilemma of death penalty, problematic Parliament, upcoming Karnataka elections, fake encounters, CPI/M, etc. The economic performance of Karnataka is also covered under the economic development section.

PM Modi’s triple European tour attempts a balanced relation between traditional and new partners. Great bonhomie presented by Modi and Xi at Wuhan. Also PM Oli of Nepal resets relations with India albeit with a different equation.

Part I  India – Domestic developments

Karnataka: a ‘hung’ Parliament?

Karnataka: Lingayat as a separate religion?

The security situation in Karnataka

Party Congress of the CPI/M

Violence in North- and Central-India

]Standstill in Parliament

Naidu’s  open critique of the BJP

Yogi Adithyanath’s ‘Encounter Raj’

Politics of Rapes

Death sentence for rapes of children

Part II  India – Economic Developments

Karnataka—an economic profile of the state

Part III  India – Foreign Policy Developments

Modi in Sweden and the Indo-Nordic Summit

Modi’s visit to UK: bilateral talks and the CHOGM

Modi-Xi talks at Wuhan Summit

Part IV South Asia                     

Visit with a twist by Prime Minister Oli of Nepal

Part V Press Articles on major domestic and foreign policy issues

As always, a number of complementary articles provide the reader with a much wider and deeper understanding of the politics in India, South Asia and across the wider region, through an Indian-centred perspective.

Raja Mandala: India’s China reset and BRI

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express online, April 10, 2018

China’s long-term plans for its currency

Shyam Saran

Business Standard online, April 11, 2018

What democracy now means

KC Singh

The Tribune online, April 12, 2018

China’s Coming of Age as a Maritime Power

Manoj Joshi

The Wire online, April 16, 2018

Raksha Mantri to Pursue India’s Defence Cooperation Agenda in SCO

P. Stobdan

IDSA, April 16, 2018

India’s Commonwealth

C. Raja Mohan

The Indian Express online, April 18, 2018

Defence Planning Committee: Is too much being attempted too late?

C. Uday Bhaskar

Hindustan Times online, April 19, 2018

Next door Nepal: Populism first

Ghimire

The Indian Express online, April 23, 2018

Panchayati raj at 25

Mani Shankar Aiyar

The Indian Express online, April 25, 2018

Buying time at Wuhan

Srikanth Kondapalli

Rediff.com, April 30, 2018

Find all related publications
Publications
18/05/2024

Redefining European engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

From financial aid to institution building
13/05/2024

Toward a progressive geopolitical EU

FEPS YAN Series
19/04/2024

A New Global Deal

Reforming world governance
05/03/2024

A European feminist foreign policy?

The need for a progressive and transformative approach
Find all related Progressive Post
Progressive Post
22/02/2024

Ukrainian democracy vs. the Russian war: how to increase resilience

22/02/2024

European integration in wartime: the EU’s imperative to preserve and rejuvenate Ukraine’s democracy

22/02/2024

War economy: how economic policy can help Ukraine win the war

Find all related events
Events
Past
17/06/2024
Online (Closed door)

Feminist Foreign Policy Progressive Voices Collective meeting

Feminist approach to EU Strategic Foresight
21 - 22/06/2024
Berlin, Germany

Progressive Governance Summit 2024

Progressive security: Championing change in times of uncertainty
11 - 12/06/2024
Online (Expert meeting)

Progressive Migration Group meeting

Find all related news
News
04/07/2024

FEPS Delegation attends T20/C20 Midterm Conference in Brazil

05/06/2024

FEPS represented at T20 Brasil International Advisory Council

16/05/2024

FEPS at UN Civil Society Conference in Kenya

15/05/2024

Notice of vacancy – Policy analyst on international relations

This vacancy is now closed.
Find all related in the media
In the media

FEPS President on Euronews talk-show ‘Brussels, my love?’

by Euronews 16/03/2024
FEPS President Maria João Rodrigues discusses NATO expansions and elections in Russia and Portugal on Euronews talk-show ‘Brussels, my love?‘

What are Hungary’s conditions for lifting its Ukraine Facility veto?

by Euractiv 12/01/2024
In this episode, Evi Kiorri asks Andriy Korniychuk, policy analyst and expert on Ukraine matters at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies: what are Viktor Orbán's conditions, and why is Hungary considering changing its position?

Une réforme de l’UE qui intéressera forcément les Suisses

by Le Temps 24/11/2023
'EU reform bound to be of interest to the Swiss', an opinion piece in Le Temps on EU Treaties changes by Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President, Guillaume Klossa, Director of think tank EuropaNova and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive board member Bertelsmann Stiftung

« Le moment est venu de lancer un débat sur la réforme de l’Union européenne »

by Le Monde 22/11/2023
'The time has come to launch a debate on the reform of the European Union', an opinion piece in Le Monde on Eu Treaties changes by Maria João Rodrigues, FEPS President, Guillaume Klossa, Director of think tank EuropaNova and Daniela Schwarzer, Executive board member Bertelsmann Stiftung