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Fiscal prudence still matters
May 11, 2020

Fiscal prudence still matters

Govt will need to spend more, but should credibly commit through institutional reform to future transparency and prudence

Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic
Apr 24, 2020

Fishing in troubled waters during a pandemic

As China seeks to restore its credibility, creating tensions in the South China Sea should be the least of its priorities

Food safety during the pandemic—a matter of concern and opportunity to make it better
Jun 07, 2021

Food safety during the pandemic—a matter of concern and opportunity to make it better

On World Food Safety Day, we look at how COVID-19 has highlighted the growing concerns around food safety

France-Germany cooperation to mitigate EU challenges
Jul 02, 2020

France-Germany cooperation to mitigate EU challenges

Franco-German cooperation can mitigate the rise of the European Right, lead the EU’s post-COVID19 economic recovery, and strengthen the EU’s defen

G20 and climate action post-Covid
Oct 15, 2020

G20 and climate action post-Covid

India is poised in a unique position to influence the climate action discussion to ensure comprehensive mitigation, adaptation, and restoration.

Gated globalisation and fragmented supply chains
Apr 27, 2020

Gated globalisation and fragmented supply chains

The hyper-globalisation processes that built China’s industrial might also caused enormous political churn.

Geo-Economics: The art of Trumpnomics
Nov 02, 2020

Geo-Economics: The art of Trumpnomics

A hostile relationship with China, coming out of a consistent aggressive trade policy, is arguably going to be the most enduring legacy of the Trump P

Have India-China managed to convince the world of peace at Galwan?
Jun 14, 2021

Have India-China managed to convince the world of peace at Galwan?

It has been a year since the Galwan clashes in Ladakh that led to the deaths of 20 Indians and 5 Chinese soldiers.

Health Policy belongs to the national security domain and different stakeholders must engage
Apr 18, 2020

Health Policy belongs to the national security domain and different stakeholders must engage

Samir Saran, President, ORF was interviewed by Oxford Political Review in the backdrop of the Indian government’s decision to enforce a complete loc

How a changing global order will emerge in the post-Covid world
Apr 15, 2020

How a changing global order will emerge in the post-Covid world

A changing global economic order will make many nations focus on India as a preferred destination for investment over China.

How Covid pandemic has left millions of children without routine vaccines, study shows
Jul 20, 2021

How Covid pandemic has left millions of children without routine vaccines, study shows

There is an urgent need to strengthen routine immunisation to prevent the risk of vaccine-preventable disease in children, according to Lancet.

How fake news is complicating India’s war against COVID-19
May 13, 2020

How fake news is complicating India’s war against COVID-19

Many would not have imagined fake news becoming a major menace in the time of life-threatening pandemic. Yet, this has become business as usual in Ind

How growth and equity get a boost in Finance Minister's economic stimulus package
May 15, 2020

How growth and equity get a boost in Finance Minister's economic stimulus package

FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s first tranche of announcements of the fiscal stimulus for economic recovery closely follows PM Modi's vision of making the economy self-reliant.

How the Covid pandemic is souring India’s $5 trillion dream
Aug 03, 2020

How the Covid pandemic is souring India’s $5 trillion dream

Rather than having an ambition of $5 trillion economy that seems almost unattainable by 2024, it is now important that the next three years focus on the creation of better provisions of public goods and services like health.

How the pandemic is an opportunity to create a ‘more equal’ world
May 12, 2020

How the pandemic is an opportunity to create a ‘more equal’ world

A new “more equal” world has to replace the old unequal world with a paradigm propagating equality from spatial and temporal dimensions.

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available
Apr 28, 2020

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available

India still has about one week left before deciding the fate of its nationwide lockdown. Therefore, if there are lessons to be learnt from the countri

If the EU fails, we can say goodbye to the liberal order
Nov 17, 2020

If the EU fails, we can say goodbye to the liberal order

To what extent is Europe important for the future of the world order? Europeans feel like they count less and less on the world scene.

Impact of COVID-19 on rural lives and livelihoods in India
Apr 20, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on rural lives and livelihoods in India

One can foresee many challenges as farmers and farm labourers set out to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.

In the lockdown, a breath of fresh air
May 09, 2020

In the lockdown, a breath of fresh air

An urgent warning comes from a Harvard University study (bit.ly/3dthqiv), which establishes a correlation between long-term exposure to air pollution and Covid-19 mortality. The study finds that people living in polluted cities are more likely to have compromised respiratory, cardiac and other systems — and, therefore, are more vulnerable to Covid-19.