India is increasingly welcomed as a responsible regional power whose economic rise, democratic resilience, cultural footprint and even military depth are seen as positive factors in a very unstable part of the world. However, India also faces a multiplicity of geopolitical challenges, both globally and regionally. Western leadership on many vital global issues is seemingly dwindling, new groupings and alliances are emerging, and an increasingly assertive and economically powerful China is positioning itself rapidly on the world stage. In South Asia, the intractable dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir and the recent border dispute with China illustrate India’s exposure to security-related issues. This seminar will explore India’s most salient regional and global challenges, and discuss implications for the EU as well as Finland.
For further information, please contact: Marie-Louise Hindsberg, tel. +358 9 432 7712, firstname.lastname@example.org