Hamsini Hariharan

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Locating the paradiplomacy of Indian states

Currently, the space for Indian states to play a role in foreign policy is largely in the economic realm. One of the growingly popular frameworks to analyse how sub state actors can play a role in foreign policy is paradiplomacy....

Nadaan Parindey, ghar aaja

Kerala, Gujarat and Punjab show that states can play an important role in diaspora relations. States are maneuvering around foreign policy considerations by reaching out to Non Resident Indians (NRIs). Foreign Policy is considered the domain of the Union Government...

The Trumping of Marrakech

The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCC negotiations at Marrakech have barely been in the mainstream Indian news simply because it is hard to find the media space between the withdrawal of the Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes and...

SAARC: A Sunk Cost

Following the Uri Attacks, the 19th SAARC Summit that was due to take place on the 15th and 16th of November has been postponed. India refused to attend the summit, placing the blame on cross border terrorism perpetrated by a...

Coastal Security in India: An Apprisal

Little attention is provided to India’s sea borders which are a huge source of vulnerability. Over the past years, efforts to secure India’s coasts have stepped up but are they adequate? By Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) As a peninsular country, India...

East Asia Summit: An exhibit of Asian institutionalism

The EAS displays few concrete results and this is a problem that is symptomatic of most multilateral institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.  By Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) The 11th East Asian Summit (EAS) concluded last week after adopting declarations related to...

Don’t Hold Your Breath for the G-20

The G-20 Summit this weekend will see world leaders descend upon Hangzhou. How much will be accomplished considering the G By Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) Over the last few months, Chinese media has depicted the G-20 Hangzhou Summit as a major...

India’s Stance on Export Control Regimes

An analysis of India’s positioning towards various Multilateral Export Control Regimes displays a trend of norm creation- norm adherence and agenda setting. By Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) India has low reserves of uranium required for its civil nuclear energy programmes. While India has...

Rebel No longer

India’s stance on nuclear norms is changing in order to keep up with the trends of the time. By Hamsini Hariharan (@HamsiniH) Until 2010, India was the norm breaker of international nuclear negotiations. However, the Indo-US Civil Nuclear Deal saw India...

The G-20 Report Card

 The G-20 proved successful as a exigent mechanism post the 2008 Financial Crisis but hasn’t been able to provide solutions to global issues. The 2016 Summit in September will show if the grouping will become yet another defunct multilateral forum or...
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