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Geopolitics of International Health Regulations and the role of India’s G20 Presidency in IHR Reforms
Nov 07, 2022

Geopolitics of International Health Regulations and the role of India’s G20 Presidency in IHR Reforms

With India looking forward to its G20 presidency in 2023, it becomes a vital actor in pushing international health reforms

Getting India to talk with a gun to its head will not work now
Oct 13, 2014

Getting India to talk with a gun to its head will not work now

Pakistan's present actions of ratcheting up tensions not only on the Line of Control but also along the International Border, while obviously making an attempt to regain the initiative, is actually unlikely to pay any dividend for a number of reasons.

Getting judicial appointments right
Jul 28, 2014

Getting judicial appointments right

An autonomous Judicial Commission can effectively nudge the judicial system towards its intended Constitutional mandate; apolitical, enlightened and efficient application of the rule of law and protection of the fundamental rights of private entities, against encroachment by the executive or the legislature.

Getting real with Hanoi
Nov 19, 2013

Getting real with Hanoi

India must come to terms with the fact that what it does with one country is bound to affect its relations with others, notwithstanding the declarations to the contrary. For international relations is not a series of discrete bilateral relations. The answer lies not in circumscribing one's own options but in intensifying engagement with all.

Ghost war: Is Pakistan's 'war on terror' genuine?
Aug 05, 2011

Ghost war: Is Pakistan's 'war on terror' genuine?

The recent terrorist attacks in China's Xinjiang and the involvement of terrorist camps operating in Waziristan and nearby areas have raised serious questions about Pakistan's commitment to battle terrorist groups.

Giants of Asia in Silicon Valley
Sep 30, 2015

Giants of Asia in Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have just made back to back visits to the United States. In keeping with the times, both began their tours from that Mecca of our age - Silicon Valley.

Gilani's Visit to China: Further Consolidation of Ties?
May 21, 2011

Gilani's Visit to China: Further Consolidation of Ties?

The Chinese objectives are in perfect congruence with those of Pakistan in Afghanistan. Pakistan is also mindful of the fact that an enhanced Chinese presence will keep India away (at least Pakistan is hopeful of), thereby ensuring Pakistan the strategic depth that it has been seeking to achieve in Afghanistan.

Gillani's Lost Chance
May 10, 2011

Gillani's Lost Chance

Prime Minister Yousuf Reza Gillani lost a sliver of a chance in Pakistan's supreme legislative body National Assembly (on May 9) to steer his embattled country away from the perpetual dilemma of being stuck at the crossroads of destiny.

Giving the marginalized a voice
Mar 26, 2012

Giving the marginalized a voice

The panacea for the current problems emanating from a one-sided media coverages is public service media, insulated as much from the government as the market, something the Prime Minister promised during his earlier term - UPA-I.

Global Counter-Terrorism & The Role of Democracies
Feb 05, 2004

Global Counter-Terrorism & The Role of Democracies

Terrorism is not a new phenomenon. It is the calculated, targeted and indiscriminate use of intimidatory violence to achieve an objective, which could be political, economic, social or religious or to give vent to anger arising from political, economic, social or religious reasons. A terrorist gives vent to anger on behalf of a group or a community.

Global Food Crisis:  A looming catastrophe
Jul 11, 2022

Global Food Crisis:  A looming catastrophe

Global challenges such as the pandemic and the Ukraine crisis have worsened the food crisis in recent years.

Global Health Governance in an Uncertain World: A Proposed Framework for the G20
Jan 30, 2023

Global Health Governance in an Uncertain World: A Proposed Framework for the G20

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, reforming the global health governance system has become a key area of concern for the G20 and other multilateral platforms. This comes at a time when the world has increasingly become volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. As a grouping of developed and developing countries, the G20 must prioritise addressing global health challenges by identifying its direct and indirect determinants. This brief

Global health security: For whom, from what?
Dec 23, 2022

Global health security: For whom, from what?

Global institutions should adopt a rights-based paradigm that focuses on strengthening health systems and access to healthcare rather than securitised

Global implications of the Sino-Russian biotechnology collaboration
Jan 02, 2024

Global implications of the Sino-Russian biotechnology collaboration

The Sino-Russian biotechnology collaboration, augmented by its strategic focus on pharmaceuticals and economic growth, has called for a global concern

Global justice and distribution of health care
Jul 19, 2012

Global justice and distribution of health care

Efforts are being made on a global scale to improve public health. One of the ini tiatives to attend to the many problems and challenges in the public health sect or is the creation of the Health Impact Fund (HIF).

Global nation
Jan 08, 2015

Global nation

PM Narendra Modi's interest in the diaspora is about recognising India's possibilities as a "global nation" that is not defined in narrow territorial terms. Delhi, of course, is not yet ready to give dual citizenship of the kind that some countries do. But short of political rights for the diaspora, Modi has begun to offer much.

Global terrorism expanding, especially in Asia?
Feb 03, 2014

Global terrorism expanding, especially in Asia?

West Bengal Governor and former National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan recently noted that contrary to what many security and strategic analysts in the West profess, terrorism remains by all means a grave threat to the civilised world. The reality is global terrorism is expanding, especially in Asia.

Global Trends And Strategic Changes: The Asian View From India
Dec 27, 2004

Global Trends And Strategic Changes: The Asian View From India

In the early years of the 21st Century, we find ourselves relearning the most enduring lesson of history. That is, ¿Only thing constant in nature is change. It is not the reality that is changing but change, which is becoming a reality.¿ The difference now is that the revolution in technology is making changes, including global trends and strategic changes, faster than ever before.

Global urbanisation experiences
Nov 08, 2011

Global urbanisation experiences

Growing urbanisation and its resultant problems and issues have drawn the attention of international organisations, national governments and the civil society. The United Nations (2012) has reported that while "unprecedented increase in urban population will provide new opportunities to improve education and public services in Africa and Asia,...

Globalisation: The Real Test
Apr 05, 2005

Globalisation: The Real Test

Eminent economist Professor Jagdish Bhagwati has defended globalisation staunchly in his latest book "In defence of globalisation" and so has the editor of Financial Times (London) Martin Wolf in his book "Why Globalisation works".

Globalisation: The story of increasing Indian billionaires and poor
Jul 06, 2013

Globalisation: The story of increasing Indian billionaires and poor

The recent violent actions of the Maoists have made big news. It will not be easy to resolve this problem because these are the people who have been deprived of their land and development, and they form the core of the movement. Only better distribution of the growth story can bring peace to these people

Go slow on the Kabul Express
Aug 03, 2015

Go slow on the Kabul Express

India lacks resources and direct access to Afghanistan, but it can derive some comfort from the fact that, if the past is any guide, you can always trust Islamabad to give us the opening through its propensity to overreach.

God and the ballot: Religion and voting patterns in America
Aug 03, 2015

God and the ballot: Religion and voting patterns in America

The US constitution builds a wall of separation between the church and the state, interpreted as prohibiting the state from meddling into the affairs of the church and vice versa. However, this constitutional provision cannot negate the church's influence in impacting who gets elected as President.

Going beyond Article 370?
Nov 24, 2003

Going beyond Article 370?

The All Party Hurriyat Conference¿s rather studied acceptance of the Centre¿s offer of talks while welcome should also add to the seriousness of the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir. While distancing Pakistan from a process that had been trilateral in the past formulations of the Hurriyat, the current round would expect the Centre to go beyond traditional pulse-feeling, and gestures.

Going beyond SAARC power-grid
Nov 13, 2014

Going beyond SAARC power-grid

The Indian proposal for a SAARC power-grid, revived by Union Minister Piyush Goyal, has the potential to increase power-generation in South Asia. It also has the potential to reverse the way the South Asia thinks about itself - and the world thinks about South Asia, besides cutting oil bills of countries like India.

Going beyond the Indus Waters Treaty
Jul 18, 2011

Going beyond the Indus Waters Treaty

Saying that South Asian countries need to work closely to share, and not divide, water, the author says the consequence of bringing water to a pedestal on India-Pakistan relations can have devastating effects on regional security and prosperity.

Going Nuclear
Jul 20, 2004

Going Nuclear

The Power sector reforms in the country have presented the next strategic challenge that could redefine global interest in India. The country has set an ambitious target of producing 20,000 MW of Nuclear power by 2020 i.e. around 1000 MW of additional nuclear capacity per year for the next 17 years.

Gold, diamonds & large corporations; India's biggest tax beneficiaries
Jun 28, 2013

Gold, diamonds & large corporations; India's biggest tax beneficiaries

In the current and preceding years, the government has been trying everything to limit gold imports to control the current account deficit. Yet this commodity has one of the largest share in terms of exemption given. In 2012-13, the estimated amount of custom duty foregone for diamond and gold would be Rs 61,035 crore or 20.5% of the total revenue foregone.

Good and bad of National Telecom Policy 2012
Jun 08, 2012

Good and bad of National Telecom Policy 2012

The New Telecom Policy if implemented in letter and spirit has the potential to fundamentally transform governance.

Good script, now act on it
May 21, 2013

Good script, now act on it

Pakistan's first transfer of power between elected governments is indeed a milestone, but how strong a precedent it will set is very much dependent on the performance of Nawaz Sharif and the PML-N. Confidence in civilian institutions, high voter turnout aside, remains dreadfully low.

Goodbye money. Nice knowing you
Oct 03, 2011

Goodbye money. Nice knowing you

Radical transformation in governance can only begin when we are pushed to the wall and have no other option but to take the monster head on

Got the policy, where's the plan?
Jan 27, 2011

Got the policy, where's the plan?

The Defence Minister's annual review of progress in self-reliance in defence efforts will end as a ritual unless a common minimum quantification of self-reliance efforts is arrived at. Else, we will be perpetually confused as to how self-reliant we are in defence production.

Government must push women into  forefront
Jun 15, 2015

Government must push women into forefront

A lot has been discussed about PM Modi's first year in office. While actions and policies on economy, security, external affairs, 'Make in India' are being deliberated upon extensively, there is little attention on how the government has fared on gender equity.