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Australia, India and Japan Trilateral: Breaking the Mould
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Multilateralism Dec 10, 2015

Australia, India and Japan Trilateral: Breaking the Mould

After the first trilateral dialogue between Australia, India and Japan in June 2015, another trilateral process immediately got underway. is paper makes an assessment of the prospects of this new formation in the light of history, contemporary coalescing interests, and the inadequacies of the existing ...

Regional Integration in West Africa: The Evolution of ECOWAS
International Affairs | Economics and Finance | International Trade and Investment Dec 05, 2015

Regional Integration in West Africa: The Evolution of ECOWAS

The paradox of the African continent is that it is resource-rich but remains poor in many parts. Has regional integration improved economic performance and does it pave the way to a better future? This paper examines West African integration--its evolution, the successes it has scored ...

Home Enquiry and the Rehabilitation of Trafficking Survivors
Development | Gender | GENDER ISSUES Dec 02, 2015

Home Enquiry and the Rehabilitation of Trafficking Survivors

Human traffcking remains a highly acute issue in India and rehabilitation efforts must be stepped up to make sure that those rescued from these hazardous situations are given a chance to rejoin mainstream society. However, various loopholes exist in the judicial and executive processes involved ...

Modi and Buddhism: Between Cultural and Faith-Based Diplomacy
Neighbourhood | National Politics Nov 30, 2015

Modi and Buddhism: Between Cultural and Faith-Based Diplomacy

India has always been shy of adding a religious tint to its foreign policy. In the last decade, however, the aspiring global power began engaging in what has come to be called 'Buddhist diplomacy' in its outreach to countries in the South, East and Southeast ...

Statehood or Autonomy: Rethinking Governance in India’s Capital
Domestic Politics and Governance | State Level Politics Oct 30, 2015

Statehood or Autonomy: Rethinking Governance in India’s Capital

Delhi, India's national capital, has long been the subject of a quandary: Should it be granted full statehood, or maximum autonomy commensurate with its megalopolis status? is paper takes a tour of select national capitals to understand how other nations have arranged their governance and ...

Military Build-up in the Indian Ocean: Implications for Regional Stability
Neighbourhood | Defence and Security | Indian Ocean | Maritime Security | Indian Defence Oct 12, 2015

Military Build-up in the Indian Ocean: Implications for Regional Stability

The Indian Ocean region is yet again witnessing another phase of strategic rivalries, with global powers including the US, China and India competing to create their own zones of power. The Indian Ocean has historical signicance as a key corridor for both trade and energy ...

India’s FTAs with East and SE Asia: Impact of India-Malaysia CECA on the Edible Oil Value Chain
Indian Economy Oct 06, 2015

India’s FTAs with East and SE Asia: Impact of India-Malaysia CECA on the Edible Oil Value Chain

is paper formulates an analytical framework to assess the impacts of India's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) on commodity value chains. Existing academic literature have relied on examining Balance of Payments (BoP) to assess the impact of FTAs. is paper views such methodology as reductionist, and ...

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Soumya Bhowmick

Soumya Bhowmick

Soumya Bhowmick is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy at the Observer Research Foundation. His research focuses on sustainable development and globalisation economics. He is pursuing his PhD and holds a double master’s degree in economics ...

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Sreeparna Banerjee

Sreeparna Banerjee is a Junior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation Kolkata with the Strategic Studies Programme.

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