In this Chaillot Paper, both European and Indian experts explore how the EU and India might seize new opportunities for strategic partnership while highlighting underlying differences in outlook across critical issue areas.
It seems likely that India will use this year’s edition of the Raisina Dialogue to showcase its prowess on the global diplomatic stage – also with the upcoming elections in mind. But for ‘India’s Moment’ to come to fruition, the country’s rulers need to look beyond foreign policy achievements and deliver greater socio-economic equality for the population at large.
The recent series of military coups in the Sahel has led the EU to reassess its posture in the region. This Brief explores the challenges the EU faces in balancing strategic interests with its commitment to democratic values, and puts forward recommendations for future engagement in a region that remains critical for European security interests.