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India in the focus of BISR expert diplomacy


On February 21-23, 2024, at the invitation of the leading analytical center of India, the Observer Research Foundation (hereinafter – ORF), BISR analyst Yuri Yarmolinsky is attending the annual international conference "Raisina Dialogue" in New Delhi .

The event is the flagship international forum on geopolitics and geo-economics, organized by ORF together with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs since 2016. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are expected to attend the opening ceremony and the plenary session.

This year, the structure of the agenda implies intersectoral thematic discussions with the participation of about 300 high-ranking delegates from around the world in the following subjects:

1. Technological boundaries: rules and realities

How will technology affect political stability? How, in turn, do political structures influence the speed and adoption of innovations? Is the influence of the private sector pushing us towards a digital dystopia? What role will financial technologies and digital public infrastructure play in promoting development for all?

2. Peace with the planet: invest and innovate

With economic security becoming the focus of policy makers, will this help to increase the scale of climate financing or further impede its flow? How can the private sector be made a partner in decarbonization efforts? What will an energy transition that takes into account the needs of the Global South look like? How can the impact of international finance on the environment be combined with sustainable development, ethical investments and responsible financial practices?

3. War and Peace: arsenals and asymmetry

Is the ten-year craving for naval power receding? How will future conflicts be fought? What are the lessons of the new battlefields? How do these lessons affect the balance of power between states and long-term decision-making by security agencies?

4. Decolonization of multilateralism: institutions and inclusivity

As new multilateral frameworks emerge, can they be both useful and inclusive? How do developing regions such as Latin America, West Asia and Africa leave their mark on the multilateral architecture?

5. The post-2030 Agenda: people and progress

What role will the private sector and charity play in this agenda? How will security considerations determine the goals of development and partnership? What will be the main contours of development cooperation?

6. Protection of democracy: society and sovereignty

Can democratic countries mitigate the threat of interference in elections from “bad” players and undemocratic forces? Will the intersection and conflict between global norms and local practices cause a split between Western and non-Western democracies? Will democracy be able to survive the fourth industrial revolution and remain intact?

Taking into account such a rich and diverse agenda of the international conference, as well as the wide geography and number of participants, we expect interesting meetings and discussions on the sidelines and on the margins.

Stay tuned!