Kanwal Sibal has over 40 years of diplomatic experience. He has served as India’s foreign secretary, as ambassador to Turkey, Egypt, France and Russia, and as deputy chief of mission in Washington, DC. From 2008, he sat on India’s National Security Advisory Board. Sibal is currently a board member of the New York-based East-West Institute, an executive council member of the Vivekanand International Foundation, and is also an adviser to the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum. He has written more than 500 articles for major Indian and foreign publications. Sibal is a grand officer of France’s Ordre National du Merite and has received the Padam Shree award (India) and the Contributions to International Cooperation award (Russia).
At a time when polarization and dysfunction are affecting even well-established democracies such as the US and the UK, Indian democracy is proving to be resilient, dynamic and inclusive. It is also an example for much of the world.
The Russia-Ukraine War has deeply disrupted the global economy. Recession may strike advanced economies, 349 million people face acute food insecurity, and fuel and fertilizer shortages are causing havoc. India, which is emerging as a driver of global economic growth, could well play a bridging role in an emerging multipolar world and give leadership to the Global South during its presidency of...
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