Time was when the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) jamboree in New York was an entertaining but worthless talkfest used by leaders such as Hugo Chavez, Muammar Gaddafi and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—desperate for their 15 minutes of international fame—to deliver sonorous, rambling grandiose or boorish speeches. More recently, however, the UNGA meeting and related special sessions around it have made the occasion a smidgen more relevant. Coupled with the re-engagement of existing and emerging powers with the proceedings, the UNGA is becoming an important venue for a great power dance.

Oct 12, 2015
WPS Sidhu
China, South Asia, India

Even with a focused approach, India will face several challenges, external and internal, in implementing selected Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 16, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

The launch of the GSLV–D6 powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine is a game-changer

Aug 31, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
India

Tantamount to reading a peace proposal as a declaration of war, some news reports suggest that India’s chances for a UNSC seat have been scuppered

Aug 16, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
India

Over the past few months, India has been involved in three low-key meetings to address hard security questions vital to its national interests

Aug 03, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
India, South Asia

By most accounts, Prime Minister Modi’s government has notched up a good year in the foreign policy realm, with Modi himself being the principal planner and implementer of the most significant initiatives.

Jul 02, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
South Asia

India has a unique opportunity to leverage its peacekeeping credentials and even strengthen its case for UNSC reforms.

Jun 21, 2015
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

Hosted by NYU CIC, Saferworld, and the Observer Research Foundation

India has been active in information and framing the post-2015 development agenda, in particular emphasizing the need to maintain a strong focus on eradicating extreme poverty and the importance of clarity regarding the mans of implementation if the new global development agenda is to be legitimate and effective.

May 15, 2015
South Asia, India

Hosted by The Century Foundation with remarks from CIC's Barnett Rubin

May 14, 2015
Barnett Rubin
South Asia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
Pakistan, South Asia

Richard Gowan and Jim Traub were both in a panel on India's "NewsHour", talking about UNSC reform.  Watch the full video below.

Sep 26, 2014
Richard Gowan, James Traub
South Asia, India