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Will Energiewende fail? An examination of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon future
Energy | Sustainable Development | Climate Change Aug 10, 2023

Will Energiewende fail? An examination of Germany’s transition to a low-carbon future

Germany’s image as the leader in green energy and the creator of “Energiewende” (energy transition) is under siege. According to a recent study, the self-committed goal to reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2020 will likely be missed. This potential shortcoming does not come as a surprise ...

India at the United Nations: An analysis of Indian multilateral strategies on international security and development
Development | United Nations | Multilateralism | Sustainable Development Aug 10, 2023

India at the United Nations: An analysis of Indian multilateral strategies on international security and development

This paper explores how India has been able to achieve cooperation in the sphere of international development, but has been unable to replicate such success on issues of international security. It maps out India’s engagement on these two issues through four case studies and places ...

Reclaiming the Indo-Pacific: A political-military strategy for Quad 2.0
Indian Foreign Policy | Defence and Security | Multilateralism | Indian Defence Aug 10, 2023

Reclaiming the Indo-Pacific: A political-military strategy for Quad 2.0

After a decade, officials from India, Japan, Australia and the United States convened in Manila in November 2017 to renew their quadrilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. While the agenda of the quad is still unknown, this paper presents a political-military strategy for the grouping directed ...

The future of the Indian workforce: A new approach for the new economy
Indian Economy Aug 10, 2023

The future of the Indian workforce: A new approach for the new economy

India is at a crossroads. It has the largest young workforce anywhere in the world, and is the fastest growing economy today. At the same time, the economy is not creating enough jobs, and therefore not fully harnessing its “demographic dividend” in preparation for the ...

Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India
Defence and Security | Terrorism | Internal Security | Indian Defence Aug 10, 2023

Drones: Guidelines, regulations, and policy gaps in India

Technology affects us in positive ways yet can also be disruptive; such is the case with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA or more commonly known as drones). While drones are proving to be useful for military, commercial, civilian, and even humanitarian activities, their unregulated use carries ...

The brown chameleon: Europe’s populism crisis and the re-emergence of the far right
International Affairs Aug 10, 2023

The brown chameleon: Europe’s populism crisis and the re-emergence of the far right

Right-wing populism has been the most influential political movement in Europe for the last few years.  Far from being a newcomer on the political stage, it has managed to shape political discourses as never before since the end of World War II. This paper identifies ...

Understanding Sino-Indian border issues: An analysis of incidents reported in the Indian media
Neighbourhood | Defence and Security | Indian Defence | China Military Aug 10, 2023

Understanding Sino-Indian border issues: An analysis of incidents reported in the Indian media

Reports of incursions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army along the Line-of-Actual Control (LAC) are rife in the Indian media. A commonly held opinion is that the Indian media tend to sensationalise their reportage of these incursions, or “China’s transgressions”, as the Indian government calls ...

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community
Development Aug 10, 2023

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community

This paper analyses the initiatives for regional integration in East Africa and the challenges that are being faced in this regard. The paper also examines the development initiatives taken by India in the region. Following the European withdrawal, statesmen ushering in independent Africa were faced with ...

Renewable Energy: Market and Policy Environment in India
Indian Economy | Energy | Energy Security | Climate Change Aug 10, 2023

Renewable Energy: Market and Policy Environment in India

This Paper outlines the potential of renewable energy in addressing India's energy supply and access; it identifies challenges and provide a discursive overview of the various market and policy instruments developed to scale up renewable energy generation. India’s significant economic growth over the last decade has ...

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J. M. Mauskar

J. M. Mauskar

Spending more than 34 years as a Public Servant as an officer of the Indian Administrative Service he has had ’hands on’ experience of International Trade, Investment Promotion, Overseas Investments, International Contracts, Dynamics of Petroleum Sector and Environmental issues, especially ...

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Preeti Kapuria

Preeti Kapuria was a Fellow at ORF Kolkata with research interests in the area of environment development and agriculture. The approach is to understand the linkages between biodiversity ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services and to examine how environmental governance participatory ...

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