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Challenges in Europe

Indian Perspectives

  • Gulshan Sachdeva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Gulshan Sachdeva
    Pages 1-14
  3. Purusottam Bhattacharya
    Pages 61-84
  4. Krishnendra Meena
    Pages 111-126
  5. Bhaswati Sarkar
    Pages 147-180
  6. Dinoj K. Upadhyay
    Pages 197-213
  7. Teiborlang T. Kharsyntiew
    Pages 215-235
  8. Swati Prabhu, Gulshan Sachdeva
    Pages 237-251
  9. Vijayta Mahendru, Gulshan Sachdeva, Neha
    Pages 253-270
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 359-376

About this book


The book analyzes some of the key issues confronted by European policy makers. These issues include effective multilateralism; common foreign and security policy; multiculturalism; climate change; security challenges; rise of populism; Brexit; the Ukrainian crisis; relations with Russia; standoff in Catalonia; as well as migration and the refugee crisis.

The book is a unique attempt to understand these issues from an outside perspective by established scholars of European Studies in India.


European Union Europe India Strategic Partnership Crisis FTA

Editors and affiliations

  • Gulshan Sachdeva
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for European StudiesSchool of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Professor Gulshan Sachdeva is Jean Monnet Chair & Director of the Europe Area Studies Programme at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He is also Editor-in-Chief of International Studies. He headed the ADB and Asia Foundation projects at the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul (2006-2010). Prior to that he was Chair of the Centre for European Studies and Director of the Energy Studies Programme at JNU. His research interests include the European Union, Eurasian integration, Afghanistan, development cooperation and energy security. He was the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair on Contemporary India at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland, University of Trento, Italy, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary and Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania. He has written numerous project reports for industry and government ministries and published more than 100 research papers in academic journals and edited books. He is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on both economic and security issues. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.

Bibliographic information


“Precisely for this critical attitude, bird’s eye perspective on Europe, and external view, I would genuinely recommend this book, not only to academics, but, more importantly, also to European politicians and opinion-makers. It could be an eye-opener to many Europeans, who still look at their continent from an inward angle and reflect far too little on how Europe is being perceived in India and other parts of the world.” (Idesbald Goddeeris, International Studies, Vol. 56 (2-3), 2019)

“The conceptual focus on evolution and working of the EU is particularly useful. The healthy blend of Indian scholars from different generations has led to a body of knowledge that synergises the much needed new and path-breaking ideas with wisdom and experience. It is a timely and thought-provoking work and should inspire further research and discourse on the subject.” (Shreya Pandey, Strategic Analysis, Vol. 43 (2), 2019)