International Relations

International Relations

Plan of Lectures

Basic terminologies and 21st Century World:

  • Philosophy and tenets determining India? foreign policy.
  • NAM ?introduction, evolution, relevance.
  • India? strategic choices- ODA, Soft Power etc
  • Introduction of terms like balance of power, Gujral doctrine, strategic restraint, amoral diplomacy, Responsibility To Protect (R2P) etc

India- Afganistan relations:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

India and middle east:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

India and Africa; India and Latin America:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

Economic Diplomacy:

  • Introduction and evolution
  • India and WTO; TFA in services
  • Regional Trade Arrangements
  • Major Economic Partners
  • Indian initiatives like SAARC, BIMSTEC etc

UNO and Bretton-Woods Institutions:

  • Introduction and evolution
  • Structure
  • Mandate
  • Reforms in UNSC; Success and failures in unipolar world
  • Reforms in IMF, World Bank
  • Current Aspects

India- Pakistan relations:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

India- Nepal relations:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

India-US relations:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

Act East Policy:

  • Introduction
  • Relevance
  • Relations with ASEAN members
  • RCEP- Introduction, Pros and cons

Defence and Diplomacy:

  • Introduction
  • India? Strategic culture
  • India and Indian Ocean; Challenge of piracy
  • Role of island nations like Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives etc.
  • Links between Defence Policy and Foreign Policy

Miscellaneous Topics

  • Syrian Crisis
  • Indian Diaspora
  • G-20
  • Yemen Crisis
  • Why Crude Oil Prices Are Falling? Impact on world and India
  • Global Commons
  • Effect of domestic politics on foreign relations

India-China relations:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

India- Sri Lanka, India- Bhutan relations:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

India-Russia and Eurasia:

  • Background
  • Evolution of relations in previous century
  • Relations evolved in previous decade
  • Current aspect

Energy Security:

  • Nuclear energy and related agreement
  • NSG, NPT, CTBT etc ?Introduction, Main clauses, relevance in context of India
  • Oil and Gas pipelines ?TAPI, IPI, Eurasian options etc.
  • Civil Nuclear Liability Bill- Issues of Contention, Suggestions for improvement.
  • Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC)

Bilateral, regional, global groupings and agreements:

  • TPP- Introduction, Important Clauses, Impact on India, How to counter it?
  • Brexit- Introduction, Impact on Europe, Impact on world, Impact on India
  • Denial Regimes ?NSG, MTCR, Australia Group, Wassenaar arrangement.
  • SCO – Introduction, Impact on world, Impact on India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Duration – 51 hours)

* The indicated lecture plan is tentative and actual lectures may be more or less due to change in teaching methodology as per any particular year’s CSE question papers.