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CBDC : जागतिक दृष्टीकोनाची आवश्यकता
Aug 07, 2023

CBDC : जागतिक दृष्टीकोनाची आवश्यकता

सेंट्रल बँक डिजिटल चलनांना स्पर्धात्मक सिलोमध्ये भू-राजनीतीचे विघटन लक्षात घेऊन एकत्रित जागतिक दृष्टिकोनाची आवश्यकता स्पष्ट करत आहे. 

CBDC: Global silos retard efficiency
Oct 17, 2022

CBDC: Global silos retard efficiency

Central Bank Digital Currencies need a unified global approach given the fracturing of geopolitics into contesting silos

Centre needs to continue pace of labour reforms
Dec 03, 2014

Centre needs to continue pace of labour reforms

The labour laws certainly represent a small step but the introduction of even small reforms in labour legislations was long awaited to keep at bay the rising discontent among domestic as well as foreign entrepreneurs from India's manufacturing sector.

Chabahar, port of a smart call
May 16, 2024

Chabahar, port of a smart call

India's ability to successfully execute a 10-year agreement on the Chabahar port showcases New Delhi's continuing ability to manoeuvre in a geopolitically fragmented world.

Challenges faced by the global South in achieving SDGs
Aug 24, 2022

Challenges faced by the global South in achieving SDGs

Going forward, the collaboration between developed and developing countries toward achieving SDGs is essential.

Challenges of a no-deal Brexit
Aug 14, 2018

Challenges of a no-deal Brexit

While the issues are tricky for the UK, the EU is also in a difficult position with the wider EU under stress.

Changing South Korea-China equations and Japan
Jul 05, 2013

Changing South Korea-China equations and Japan

Traditionally, a newly elected South Korean President visits Washington first, followed by Tokyo. But the new President Park Geun-hye, as expected, did visit Washington first in May, but followed it up by a visit to Beijing and not to Tokyo. This is interpreted this to speculate that China has taken precedence over Japan in Seoul's diplomatic calculations.

Chasing new horizons: Sunset clauses in India’s revamped BIT regime
Mar 28, 2024

Chasing new horizons: Sunset clauses in India’s revamped BIT regime

India must articulate its vision of the sunset clause in future BITS as it seeks to renegotiate these treaties with states

Chennai - Industrial and trade hub leader
Aug 30, 2014

Chennai - Industrial and trade hub leader

Chennai may have lost out on the petroleum, petro-chemicals, pharmaceutical, and biotech fields, but it still remains the home-base of several solid market leaders from myriad industries.

Chicken feed for the soul
Mar 16, 2006

Chicken feed for the soul

The George Bush visit was a giant step forward for Indo-US relations and India was elated to be part of the Big League. Now that he has gone, the Left protests turned out to be only that much bushfire and the euphoria of the visit has evaporated somewhat, it is time to evaluate just what this winwin situation might mean.

China aims to algorithmise Internet Information Services (IIS)
Oct 12, 2021

China aims to algorithmise Internet Information Services (IIS)

As a part of the ongoing tech crackdown, Beijing has decided to introduce AI Algorithm-based regulations to rein in the Big Tech

China and Africa—Is it the end of the honeymoon period?
Oct 27, 2021

China and Africa—Is it the end of the honeymoon period?

The fading of Sino-optimism seen in African countries and the emergence of new western initiatives in counter to BRI are ample reasons for China to re

China as India’s main bulk drugs supplier: Helplessness or cautious evolution?
Aug 09, 2017

China as India’s main bulk drugs supplier: Helplessness or cautious evolution?

There is indeed no room for complacency while dealing with China, but as a big market for Chinese goods, that should not prevent India from using Chin

China debates the crisis in Ukraine
Feb 28, 2022

China debates the crisis in Ukraine

The Ukraine-Russia crisis places China in a unique situation as it aims to avoid antagonising the West by openly siding with Russia

China stares at a job crisis
Jun 18, 2020

China stares at a job crisis

China is looking back into history to tap its hallmark ‘stall economy’ for its low-middle class population.

China under Xi is an ‘abnormal’ state
Aug 10, 2023

China under Xi is an ‘abnormal’ state

Incidents of sudden disappearance of celebrities have been common in China. But Qin Gang’s case is special. Not only has he disappeared but his public records are also being erased.

China's increasing openness and self-confidence
Jul 22, 2014

China's increasing openness and self-confidence

China sees its primary focus as on neutralising the US- Japan challenge on its eastern seaboard. To that end, maintaining an even keel in its relationship with India makes good sense.

China-Philippines ties: Towards more escalations in the West Philippine Sea?
Oct 25, 2023

China-Philippines ties: Towards more escalations in the West Philippine Sea?

The speed at which China has escalated its assertive manoeuvres in the West Philippine Sea aligns with the broader context of contemporary internation

China-UK: A strategic partnership
Oct 27, 2015

China-UK: A strategic partnership

Xi's visit to the United Kingdom was not about trade and investment only. It has an important strategic component, viz, shaping China as a truly global power. Recall that the end station of both the land and maritime components of the Belt Road Initiative is Europe. As China shifts its economy towards high-end manufacturing and services, it is targeting the European market, where its two largest partners are Germany and UK.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative at a crucial juncture
Aug 25, 2023

China’s Belt and Road Initiative at a crucial juncture

With US-China rivalry and concerns over the long-term viability of the BRI growing, the third Belt and Road Forum will have much to manoeuvre should i

China’s doublespeak on the Ukraine conflict
Feb 06, 2023

China’s doublespeak on the Ukraine conflict

China hopes to chip away at the West’s resolve to partake in the event of its confrontation with Taiwan by prolonging the current war waged by Russi

China’s emergent footprints in West Asia
Sep 06, 2022

China’s emergent footprints in West Asia

As China continues to exert its influence in West Asia, the US must manoeuvre itself to make sure it does not play second-fiddle to either Moscow or B

China’s endgame in the Russia-Ukraine conflict
Jan 19, 2023

China’s endgame in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

According to the Chinese internal discourse, a prolonged war between Russia and Ukraine seems to best serve China’s strategic interests

Chinese public opinion on aiding Russia
Mar 13, 2023

Chinese public opinion on aiding Russia

China’s aid to Russia during the conflict is well-received by China’s domestic circles as they believe it caters to China’s interests in the lon

Chinese views on the evolving dynamics of US-China-Russia ties
Feb 16, 2022

Chinese views on the evolving dynamics of US-China-Russia ties

The benefits from Russia-China relations outweighs the benefits that each could receive from their relationship with the US, however, uncertainty loom

Chip-ageddon? The Race to Ace Tech Sovereignty
Sep 26, 2021

Chip-ageddon? The Race to Ace Tech Sovereignty

From Taiwan and South Korea to China and the US and EU, the race towards manufacturing semiconductor chips has only just begun

Code of Conduct on Space: India Should Lead the Way
May 26, 2011

Code of Conduct on Space: India Should Lead the Way

As the two codes of conduct on space - European Union's (EU) Code of Conduct (COC) on Space and the Stimson Code - are gaining momentum in the international arena, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) organised a roundtable on Thursday, May 26, 2011 to discuss India's concerns with these codes.

Col. Gaddafi's terror and India's UN vote
Apr 06, 2011

Col. Gaddafi's terror and India's UN vote

With Gaddafi around, there will be no peace in the Arab region. Africa will also be badly affected. That is why Gaddafi's Foreign and Interior Ministers and several Libyan Ambassadors deserted him. What high moral dictate or compelling necessity led to India's neutral stance in the vote on Security Council Resolution 1973?

Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in uncertain systems
Apr 06, 2023

Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in uncertain systems

Policies and tailored interventions need to be adopted to mitigate the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance

Commercial space mining: Economic and legal implications
Sep 24, 2017

Commercial space mining: Economic and legal implications

The United States and Luxembourg have adopted domestic space laws granting certain legal rights to space mining companies. These moves have initiated a debate on the future of this industry, as well as the passing of relevant laws governing outer space and its resources. This paper makes an assessment of commercial space mining activities in the broader context of the emerging space economy. It finds that entrepreneurs are increasingly looking at

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa
Jan 19, 2017

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa

This paper trains the spotlight on India’s relations with Africa by studying the country’s relations with two east African countries – Tanzania and Kenya, and two south African countries – Mozambique and South Africa. The paper opens with a description of the trade, investment, and development cooperation links between India and these countries. An assessment follows of three key areas in these bilateral relationships: energy, food securi

Continental China
Sep 19, 2013

Continental China

Even as China becomes a maritime power to reckon with, Beijing has no desire to give up on its continental aspirations. Chinese President Xi Jinping's continuing tour of Central Asia this past week showcased the nation's rise at the heart of the Eurasian landmass.

Continuity in India’s ties with Central Asia
Feb 09, 2021

Continuity in India’s ties with Central Asia

As New Delhi cements its position as one of the fastest-growing major economies of the world, its increased engagement with the Central Asian region c

COP27 में घाटे और क्षति के लिए वित्त: अधूरी सफलता और गंवाए गए अवसर
Dec 10, 2022

COP27 में घाटे और क्षति के लिए वित्त: अधूरी सफलता और गंवाए गए अवसर

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Coronavirus is straining the concept of federalism
May 05, 2020

Coronavirus is straining the concept of federalism

Dealing with Covid-19 is inflaming already fierce tensions between central governments and states globally.

Covid-19 and its aftermath: Impact on China’s soft power
Jun 12, 2020

Covid-19 and its aftermath: Impact on China’s soft power

As the scale of global challenges swells in size, so does the need for leading ad-hoc transnational countries to prove their diplomatic proficiency. C

COVID-19, Blue Economy, and the Climate Change Agenda: The case of Seychelles
May 18, 2020

COVID-19, Blue Economy, and the Climate Change Agenda: The case of Seychelles

The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating. At the same time, measures to tackle the crisis have affected national economies and grounded global trade to a halt. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as the Seychelles are amongst the countries that have suffered some of the worst economic impacts of the outbreak. The current situation illustrates the global state of unpreparedness for a pandemic and points to similar inadeq

COVID-19: Lessons from the ‘Spanish lifestyle’ terminator
Sep 28, 2020

COVID-19: Lessons from the ‘Spanish lifestyle’ terminator

The impact of COVID-19 has shown that Spain, like many other countries, must work hard on improving its internal capability to manage pandemics.

COVID-19: Nigeria’s successes and trajectories
Apr 01, 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria’s successes and trajectories

The pneumonia-like disease caused by coronavirus has dealt a heavy blow on all the sectors of Nigeria’s economy, including the day-to-day lives of i

Covid19: China-Russia make strategic geopolitical moves in Italy
Apr 25, 2020

Covid19: China-Russia make strategic geopolitical moves in Italy

As the political leadership cedes to the manoeuvres of the China-Russia combine, Italians are taking a stand.

CPC's 19th Congress begins next week
Oct 12, 2017

CPC's 19th Congress begins next week

The leadership lineup of the 90 million strong CPC is visible from the 200-man Central Committee and an equal number of alternate members, which will

Culture & National Identity
Nov 15, 2003

Culture & National Identity

Call it a discussion or debate or whatever, but the current European thinking on lending a religious identity to the emerging and expanded European Union may have a bearing on the evolving situation in India and the rest of the world. By referring to the ¿cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe¿ in the Preamble to the draft, Europeans may have begun defining and

Curtains on the Qaddafi Pantomime
Feb 28, 2011

Curtains on the Qaddafi Pantomime

The mass arrival of refugees could well cause the international community to contemplate a model where European troops take care of different sectors to keep the peace in the Mediterranean. But since European intervention will smack of re-colonisation, the ball will be tossed upto the UN Secretary General to devise a muscular UN Force.

Data-centric innovation and digitalisation will catalyse India’s growth
Oct 29, 2020

Data-centric innovation and digitalisation will catalyse India’s growth

India’s strength lies in its large population, growing economy, pace of digital adoption and core tech competencies supported by a robust tech ecosy