Auriol Weigold


The Modi-Morrison reset: Australia-India relations 2020

This paper argues that Prime Ministers Modi and Morrison have raised the bar in the bilateral relationship, even if that outcome may be more the result of circumstance than whole-heartedly planned effort.

“Howdy Modi”: a diplomatic tour de force superimposed on US-India bilateral Issues

US and Indian national and strategic interests play out across a range of issues and areas of potential engagement. The anticipated resolution of their tariff war did not occur during the events of Howdy Modi week despite the leaders’ personal rapport.

Modi’s manifesto promise: Assam National Register of Citizens has implications for all of India

This paper examines the operation of the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) and draws attention to the diversity of illegal migrants who were not awarded citizenship.

India and Russia: an unbroken, long-term relationship

India and Russia (as the Soviet Union) developed a mutually satisfactory relationship that may have fluctuated in enthusiasm but, which, since the exchange of visits to New Delhi and Moscow in 1955, has long prevailed, it being too valuable to let go.

Modi’s election manifestos: shifts between 2014 and 2019

Prime Minister Modi’s 2019 Manifesto may be read as a report of his government’s progress, or progress yet to be made. It is effectively a continuation of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 2014 Manifesto promises, communicated for the current election in practical terms rather than the...