Politics and Diplomacy
Like all development partners, India uses development cooperation to pursue its diplomatic and geopolitical goals. India is also a major global power, and it plays a unique role on the world stage and within institutions of global governance. The ‘Politics and Diplomacy’ work-stream examines the opportunities and challenges of Indian Development Cooperation as tools of statecraft, not least with regards to the pursuit of ‘soft power’ and influence abroad.
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Abstract This paper examines the uneven convergence between Indian development
Executive Summary India’s ‘COVID Diplomacy’ has drawn considerable attention from
IUKDPF members and partners speak to a broad range of key academics and policy-makers on the politics and diplomacy surrounding India’s development cooperation.
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Interview: Lucy Scott, David Harris, and Simona Vittorini on the India-West Africa development partnership
IUKDPF’s Research Consultant, Supriya Roychoudhury, interviews Lucy Scott and Dr.
Abstract Since independence India has deployed its soft power in