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Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea
International Affairs Sep 26, 2023

Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea

India and South Korea stand as important middle powers whose influence in the Indo-Pacific region is expanding in their own ways. At the same time, their bilateral partnership today has even bigger potential to serve as a stabilising factor amid shifting regional geopolitical equations. The ...

Brave New Digital Europe
Media and Internet | Internet Governance | Digital Inclusion Sep 15, 2023

Brave New Digital Europe

In the last few years, the European Union has been developing alternative ways of digital governance. This 'European way' could represent a shared model for new players worldwide, or else, herald the beginning of the fragmentation of the World Wide Web. These developmentsfrom rulings of the European Court ...

Linking Indian and Chinese Maritime Initiatives: Towards a Symbiotic Existence
International Affairs Sep 15, 2023

Linking Indian and Chinese Maritime Initiatives: Towards a Symbiotic Existence

China’s maritime economic initiative, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) that is part of the larger One Belt One Road (OBOR), has been under considerable international focus recently. India, for its part, has remained non-committal despite China’s charmed offensive. However, with the signing of ...

BRICS: Prospects for a Better Economic Horizon
International Affairs Sep 15, 2023

BRICS: Prospects for a Better Economic Horizon

The world of BRICS is expanding. Despite setbacks, this association of Brazil,Russia, India, China and South Africaall of them important, emerging-marketeconomiesremains relevant as it continues to comprise a big share of the world's population,its resources, and global trade. This paper describes the rise of BRICS ...

Social Marginalisation in Urban India and the Role of the State
Development | Urbanisation | Sustainable Development | Inclusion Sep 15, 2023

Social Marginalisation in Urban India and the Role of the State

Urban inequality is a blight experienced by many cities, even in the developed world.In developing countries like India, these social and economic inequalities become even morepronounced, with living conditions in certain populations crossing the line to the abysmal. Inthese cities, agencies responsible for addressing welfare ...

Pushing India’s Small-Scale Industries to the Economic Forefront
Indian Economy | Development | Economics and Finance | Sustainable Development Sep 15, 2023

Pushing India’s Small-Scale Industries to the Economic Forefront

India's small-scale industries contribute 15 percent to GDP yet they have been long ignored, receiving little policy support and inadequate infrastructure. As they have the potential to transform the socioeconomic architecture of the country, policy interventions are necessary to make small enterprises more efficient and ...

SAARC: The Way Ahead
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Development | Economics and Finance | Multilateralism | International Trade and Investment | Sustainable Development | Regional Integration Sep 15, 2023

SAARC: The Way Ahead

SAARC is nearly 30 years old yet is still weak. Today, South Asia is one of the world's least integrated regions. Members have weak economic ties, issues of national identity persist, and political tensions remain. What lies ahead for SAARC? ...

Justice System in Crisis: The Case of India’s Undertrial Prisoners
Domestic Politics and Governance | State Level Politics | National Politics | Law and Justice Sep 15, 2023

Justice System in Crisis: The Case of India’s Undertrial Prisoners

Six of every 10 of India's prisoners languishing in jails across the country are undertrials: their cases have yet to be tried, and they are spending more time in jail than they would have, if convicted. The slow march to justice for undertrials must be ...

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa
International Affairs | China Foreign Policy Sep 15, 2023

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa

In recent years, China has increasingly invested in West Africa to further its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, diversify its supply chains, and acquire critical minerals and raw materials for its domestic industries. Indeed, China sees immense potential in West Africa for the region’s ability ...

India’s Use of Force: The Missing Indirect Approach
Defence and Security Sep 14, 2023

India’s Use of Force: The Missing Indirect Approach

Why does India have so few available options to manage security threats? In crisismanagement, Indian policy-makers have faced all-or-nothing choices, either passivelyabsorbing provocations, or overreacting with massive mobilisations and threats ofgeneral war. In wartime, with the notable exception of the 1971 war, India hasgenerally fought ...

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