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AI standards and certification programmes in a competitive global landscape
Jan 30, 2024

AI standards and certification programmes in a competitive global landscape

Given the rapid pace of change in AI systems, the development of AI standards and certification programmes has become more urgent

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels
Apr 24, 2022

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels

For both India and the EU, strong bilateral ties rooted in close cooperation on green transition, digital transformation, and maintenance of the geopo

Amalgamating small cogs in the giant tech machine: Three lessons for regulators following the Congressional hearings
Aug 13, 2020

Amalgamating small cogs in the giant tech machine: Three lessons for regulators following the Congressional hearings

The prevailing school of thought on antitrust laws cannot reign in Big Tech. Focus should be given to other forms of anti-competitive behaviour.

Amphan, Sundarbans and an agenda for reconstruction
May 25, 2020

Amphan, Sundarbans and an agenda for reconstruction

Cyclones are a regular occurrence in the region and contrary to the commonly held perception, the mangrove ecosystem is quite resilient to momentary d

Analysing China on Ukraine
Mar 31, 2022

Analysing China on Ukraine

Will China take advantage of the window of opportunity provided by the Ukraine crisis?

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead
Jan 23, 2024

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead

This report explores the economic and geopolitical impacts of climate change, highlighting the mitigated energy crisis in Europe, inflation trends, and global monetary policies. It discusses investment opportunities in sustainable travel and emerging markets, particularly in Asia, amidst the evolving energy landscape and consumer behaviors post-COVID, in the year 2023.

ASEAN Summit: क्या आसियान शिखर सम्मेलन से कुछ ठोस हासिल होगा?
Jul 27, 2023

ASEAN Summit: क्या आसियान शिखर सम्मेलन से कुछ ठोस हासिल होगा?

अमेरिका एवं चीन के बीच बढ़ते तनाव और दूसरे महत्वपूर्ण भू-�

Asia and a Space Code
Jan 06, 2012

Asia and a Space Code

Asian concerns regarding a Space Code are important because future challenges to space cooperation may well come from Asia, not least because so many of the new space powers are emerging from this region. The EU was late in bringing India into the process.

Assertive (dis)unity: Assessing Macron and Von Der Leyen’s visit to China
Apr 18, 2023

Assertive (dis)unity: Assessing Macron and Von Der Leyen’s visit to China

The EU as a whole versus the EU member states’ approach towards China shows a paradox that will be hard to fix

Assessing the Efficacy of the West’s Autonomous Cyber-Sanctions Regime and its Relevance for India
Sep 09, 2022

Assessing the Efficacy of the West’s Autonomous Cyber-Sanctions Regime and its Relevance for India

Cyber-sanctions have emerged as a preferred tool for Western governments to deter cyberattacks emanating from their adversaries’ territories. As they implement such sanctions, however, these states face various challenges one of which is the difficulty in attribution. Moreover, the sanctions have only partially curbed the malicious cyber activities. Yet, the regime continues to expand, and many allies of the United States are emulating its prac

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective
Oct 04, 2021

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective

France’s vision for the Indo-Pacific is distinctly not pivoted towards being part of the US-China rivalry that is brewing in the region

AUKUS: एशियाई और यूरोपियन दृष्टिकोण से ‘ऑकस’ का आकलन
Oct 19, 2021

AUKUS: एशियाई और यूरोपियन दृष्टिकोण से ‘ऑकस’ का आकलन

AUKUS:ऑस्ट्रेलिया को ऑकस का हिस्सा बनने के बाद अपने यूरोपियन

Australia: Demonstrating leadership in the space of online child safety
Sep 20, 2022

Australia: Demonstrating leadership in the space of online child safety

Australia’s efforts to fight the surge in online child sexual abuse and exploitation during the pandemic could act as an exemplar for other nations.

Azerbaijan: A key piece in the shifting puzzle of America’s strategic alliances
Jul 11, 2019

Azerbaijan: A key piece in the shifting puzzle of America’s strategic alliances

Trump’s recent letters are unmistakable signs of his administration’s growing embrace of Azerbaijan as a centerpiece of its strategy — from Euro

Bangladesh: COVID-19 badly impacts garment industry
Apr 28, 2020

Bangladesh: COVID-19 badly impacts garment industry

The future of Bangladesh’s RMG sector is intertwined with the resumption of economic activities in Europe and the US, and a surge in demand.

Begging will not de-risk Brussels from Beijing
Mar 30, 2024

Begging will not de-risk Brussels from Beijing

Not narratives, not rhetoric: what the EU needs is to wake up from its strategic slumber and act on its China addiction

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns
Feb 01, 2024

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns

North Korea's decision to abandon its long-term aim of reunification with South Korea presents a complex situation for the Korean Peninsula and also t

Beijing's Ukraine
Mar 13, 2014

Beijing's Ukraine

China may have reasons to be relieved if a Cold War-like situation re-emerges in Europe and American attention is drawn away from Asia. As America plunged into two prolonged wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, China had the time and Space to build its comprehensive national power.

Being optimistic about India
Apr 29, 2022

Being optimistic about India

The Ukrainian crisis has negatively impacted the Indian economy, but the rising global demand and domestic fiscal management could help cushion the bl

Berlin bats for closer ties. Delhi must reciprocate
Dec 13, 2022

Berlin bats for closer ties. Delhi must reciprocate

As Germany makes an important outreach to India, New Delhi will carefully watch how Berlin deals with its economic entanglement with China.

Beyond government: Role of new actors in India’s development cooperation
May 02, 2021

Beyond government: Role of new actors in India’s development cooperation

There is immense potential for tech startups, social entrepreneurs and civil society organisations to become partners in India’s development coopera

Beyond JCPOA — China
Jul 21, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — China

While the US economic sanctions are likely to have implications for China’s investments in Iran, they inadvertently motivate Iran to look out for al

Beyond JCPOA — Russia
Jul 20, 2018

Beyond JCPOA — Russia

Since Russia has shown willingness to work with Iran over the years, the question is more about the logistics of their dealings. The geopolitical adva

Beyond the rhetoric at Dubai COP28
Dec 26, 2023

Beyond the rhetoric at Dubai COP28

Financial transfers from Global North are band-aids. What is absent is resource mobilisation to incentivise the South to move away from fossil fuel de

Boris Johnson delivers a Brexit
Dec 25, 2020

Boris Johnson delivers a Brexit

For Boris Johnson, this is a personal victory as he can now claim that he has managed to protect national sovereignty after Brexit, an ambition that h

Boris Johnson’s India visit: Prioritising bilateral agendas over timing
Apr 21, 2022

Boris Johnson’s India visit: Prioritising bilateral agendas over timing

Despite differing positions on the Ukraine crisis, both the countries are choosing to prioritise their bilateral relations 

Breaking with Russia on defence is difficult
Mar 09, 2022

Breaking with Russia on defence is difficult

India has enhanced arms purchases with other countries over the last two decades. But it will be several years before its dependence on Russia ceases if its domestic industry truly flourishes

Brexit: A challenge for UK, an opportunity for India
Nov 24, 2018

Brexit: A challenge for UK, an opportunity for India

British officials have been signalling that Brexit could augur well for trade ties between India and the EU as the two nations would find it easier to conclude a free trade pact without the involvement of the entire panoply of EU member states.

BRICS pushes the IMF to reform
Jul 20, 2012

BRICS pushes the IMF to reform

The recent G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, featured a pivotal change in the geopolitics of international finance. Emerging economies contributed billions to an emergency IMF (International Monetary Fund) fund designed to provide additional support to the Eurozone nations in case the debt crisis worsens.

BRICS: Prospects for a Better Economic Horizon
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 and their growing mutualinterest in cementing their economic and political ties. It argues that while problems remain inpromoting coh

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications
Dec 28, 2020

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications

Driving all of the visions is the fact that the world’s infrastructure needs far exceed what any single country can provide. And those needs are onl

British PM Theresa May visits India: What's on the agenda
Nov 07, 2016

British PM Theresa May visits India: What's on the agenda

British PM Theresa May arrived in India on her first bilateral visit outside Europe to reinvigorate India-United Kingdom strategic partnership post BREXIT

Bubbles and Other Troubles: Risks from Ultra Easy Monetary Policy
Aug 12, 2014

Bubbles and Other Troubles: Risks from Ultra Easy Monetary Policy

Spillovers from unconventional monetary policy in the AEs pose a systemic risk for emerging market economies (EMEs). Unconventional monetary policies to ensure cheap liquidity and easy credit conditions have been used not only in the US but in Europe as well as Japan.

Budget 2020: Yet another wasted opportunity
Feb 01, 2020

Budget 2020: Yet another wasted opportunity

What an economy generally needs from the government is to help catalyse entrepreneurial ideas and turn them into wealth, if not drive animal spirits.

Building a 'Strategic Oil Reserve' for India
Aug 30, 2003

Building a 'Strategic Oil Reserve' for India

After years of conceiving the idea of Strategic Oil Reserve, the Indian government seems to be moving in the right direction in a resolute manner. Recent statements by both the Prime Minister and the Petroleum Minister about building strategic storage facilities to gear up the country to meet oil emergencies

Building India’s global health strategy: Beyond the role of ‘Pharmacist of the world’
May 06, 2020

Building India’s global health strategy: Beyond the role of ‘Pharmacist of the world’

As the Covid-19 pandemic began to unfold in February, India’s dependence on Chinese inputs for the production of pharmaceutical products was debated intensely. This special report argues that the narrow discussion has fallen short in capturing India’s crucial role in global health as a provider of health-related goods to many developing countries. The report analyses trade data on over 200 categories of health-related goods, and provides quan

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector
Jul 21, 2023

Building Resilience in India’s Power Sector

India’s power sector requires sustained efforts to achieve the power generating capacity target of approximately 1.2 terawatts by 2047. It needs such capacity to meet the demands of economic growth and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 7 of providing universal electricity access. At the same time, the country also needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to meet commitments to global climate action agreements. This paper revi

Business as Usual? Chancellor Scholz’s visit to China
Nov 16, 2022

Business as Usual? Chancellor Scholz’s visit to China

The visit marks a point of tension in Germany’s stance of seeing China as “a partner, a competitor, and a systemic rival”

CAATSA, रूस से S-400s मिसाइल की खरीद और भारत की सुरक्षा के स्वदेशीकरण की चुनौती
Jul 29, 2023

CAATSA, रूस से S-400s मिसाइल की खरीद और भारत की सुरक्षा के स्वदेशीकरण की चुनौती

भारत को सैन्य हार्डवेयर की ख़रीद को लेकर संयुक्त राज्य अ�

Can Economic Sanctions Replace Armed Forces in Modern Warfare?
Aug 17, 2023

Can Economic Sanctions Replace Armed Forces in Modern Warfare?

Economic sanctions are often seen as an alternative to war, but they do not always have the desired effect. This brief argues that for such sanctions to be effective, economic interdependence must be established, economic rationality must outweigh political ambition in the sanctioned country, and the message of the sanctions must be clear. Using the sanctions against Russia as an example, this brief contends that because of the interdepen

Can India shape the global policy for Web 3.0?
Apr 12, 2022

Can India shape the global policy for Web 3.0?

India should streamline its policies on Web 3.0 and participate in the global policy development so that it can become a significant player in the Web

Can the P20 infuse democracy into a less democratic global architecture
Nov 06, 2023

Can the P20 infuse democracy into a less democratic global architecture

Since P20-type parliamentary diplomacy has seen acceptance, slight organisational changes can place the P20 on track for being an exemplar multilatera

Can the World Breathe Easy Now?
Jan 30, 2004

Can the World Breathe Easy Now?

2004 is a significant year for Europe. In May of this year, the European Union (EU) will induct ten new members, eight of which were part of the former Communist regime of the Soviet Union. While four of these East European states (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) are struggling with mounting budget deficits and contemplating awkward spending cuts, France and Germany (the dominant European powers) are immersed in a deep economic

Can we make the CBAM work for India?
Apr 10, 2024

Can we make the CBAM work for India?

For India, the CBAM entails more than just export reductions to the EU. It also prompts concerns about equity, efficiency, and alignment with certain

Can't allow NATO bases in Ukraine, reiterates Russia
Mar 16, 2014

Can't allow NATO bases in Ukraine, reiterates Russia

Accusing the US and the EU of practising double-standards, Russian Consul General in Chennai, Dr Nikolay A Listopadov, has said the interests of the EU and the US would be accepted as long as they did not come in the way of Russia's.

CAR: Back to chaos and lawlessness
Jan 06, 2014

CAR: Back to chaos and lawlessness

Since France has said that it will not be continually involved in African intervention, the solution to security problems in Africa must come from the Africans themselves. The establishment of a pan-African force to react to crisis with support from Europe has been suggested by France.

Carbon emission reduction: Taking stock
Oct 11, 2021

Carbon emission reduction: Taking stock

The reduction in carbon emission needs to be observed through a global perspective, as most countries have reformed the sectorial makeup of their econ