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Future of Natural Gas in India: Paving the Way to Benefit from Upside Risks of LNG Supply
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Energy | Energy Security Aug 23, 2023

Future of Natural Gas in India: Paving the Way to Benefit from Upside Risks of LNG Supply

This Issue Brief seeks to provide inputs for further discussion to gain from potential windfall opportunities that might arise for India's natural gas industry as well as lay the requisite foundation for a future plan. ...

Myanmar and the Geopolitics of the Bay of Bengal
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Defence and Security | Economics and Finance | Maritime Security | Indian Defence | China Military Aug 23, 2023

Myanmar and the Geopolitics of the Bay of Bengal

The opening up of Myanmar has added a new strategic value to the Bay of Bengal. Isolated for decades, Myanmar is actively engaging the world's major players in redefining its geopolitical identity today. This has further encouraged naval exchanges, exploration of energy resources and development ...

The Global Financial System: A post-GFC Report Card
International Affairs | Economics and Finance | Multilateralism Aug 23, 2023

The Global Financial System: A post-GFC Report Card

The International Financial Architecture has come under much scrutiny following the 2008 global financial crisis. There have been demands for major reforms to the IFA; but despite the steps taken so far, much more needs to be done to ensure global financial stability. ...

Geneva II: Breakthrough or Stalemate?
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | US Foreign Policy Aug 23, 2023

Geneva II: Breakthrough or Stalemate?

With the stage set for the Geneva II conference on Syria, positions have been drawn, bargaining will be tough and the outcome could go either way. ...

Silent Game: China’s Engagement in Afghanistan
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | China Foreign Policy Aug 23, 2023

Silent Game: China’s Engagement in Afghanistan

China's engagement with Afghanistan has become crucial as the US gradually pulls out its troops from the country. It has increased its investment in infrastructure projects in Afghanistan to US$1 billion from negligible amounts within a period of one year. Though it is still to ...

Balancing Old and New in Delhi: Modern Delhi’s Perspective on Built Heritage Conservation
Neighbourhood | Domestic Politics and Governance | Development | Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation | Sustainable Development Aug 23, 2023

Balancing Old and New in Delhi: Modern Delhi’s Perspective on Built Heritage Conservation

While existing literature provides solid documentation of conservation policy and legislation, coverage of civil society's perceptions and role within conservation schemes is relatively sparse. This paper presents the under-represented perspective of modern Delhi on the policies and realities of heritage conservation. ...

Urbanisation in China: Challenges and the Way Ahead
International Affairs | Development | Urbanisation | Sustainable Development Aug 23, 2023

Urbanisation in China: Challenges and the Way Ahead

Urbanisation in China is taking place at an unprecedented level and is set to continue over the next decade. This is likely to present many challenges not just for policy makers but for the economy and society as well. This Paper tries and understands the ...

China’s Monetary Dilemma: The Case for Revaluation of the Renminbi
Economics and Finance Aug 23, 2023

China’s Monetary Dilemma: The Case for Revaluation of the Renminbi

Increasingly, the Chinese are realising that keeping their currency undervalued is not a viable option. The end game as far as the exchange rate management in China is concerned should look towards establishing a less controlled and more market oriented exchange rate-one that is determined ...

Intelligence Agencies in India: Need for a public interface
Defence and Security | Internal Security | Indian Defence Aug 23, 2023

Intelligence Agencies in India: Need for a public interface

Today's intelligence agencies operate in highly complex environments. Cold War definitions and understanding of threats have long become redundant. Threats are multiple, layered, networked, diffused and transcend social and spatial boundaries. ...

Virtual Alarm: Social Engineering Attacks Imperil Cyber Security
Media and Internet | Cyber Security Aug 23, 2023

Virtual Alarm: Social Engineering Attacks Imperil Cyber Security

Cyber security threats have amplified significantly in the last decade, creating security concerns across the globe. Media reports during this period have highlighted how information network systems have been exploited by cyber criminals-as well as States-on numerous occasions for espionage and intelligence gathering. In this ...