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Debate on Space Code of Conduct: An Indian Perspective
Jul 23, 2023

Debate on Space Code of Conduct: An Indian Perspective

As the debate for a Space Code of Conduct gains momentum, there is a need to frame a code that is acceptable to all space-faring nations. This Paper assesses the concerns of Asian countries, especially India, on the code proposed by the European Union

Deciphering RBI’s monetary policy stance
Jun 20, 2023

Deciphering RBI’s monetary policy stance

A normal monsoon and the consequently softer inflation in food prices could force RBI’s hand on both its policy stance as well as on the policy rate

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan
Aug 09, 2023

Decoding India’s Priorities at the SCO: Connectivity, Counterterrorism, and Afghanistan

As an emerging power in the current multipolar global order, India can use the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to protect, promote, and project its geostrategic and geoeconomic interests. The SCO is also a platform for India to reaffirm its commitment to revive and deepen its centuries-old civilisational, spiritual, and cultural ties with other member countries. This paper explores India's priorities at the SCO, chiefly connectivity, coun

Decoding the ban on irrational fixed-dose combination drugs in India
Nov 29, 2018

Decoding the ban on irrational fixed-dose combination drugs in India

In September this year, the Government of India banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 Fixed-Dose Combination drugs (FDCs) after a protracted legal battle with manufacturers. The ban followed a report by a Supreme Court-mandated experts’ panel that not only was there no therapeutic justification for the ingredients in these drugs, but they can in fact pose health risks. This paper argues that the move against “irrational” and

Decoding the Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 19, 2022

Decoding the Biden administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

A dedicated Indo-Pacific strategy has been released by the Biden administration, showcasing the US’ long-term commitment to the region

Digital minilaterals and new approaches to technology cooperation
Dec 30, 2020

Digital minilaterals and new approaches to technology cooperation

Minilateral forums and nontraditional groupings will fill a global policy vacuum, enable deeper, nuanced debates, and help public discourse and debate

Digital Yuan: Is the renminbi ready to take on the dollar?
Jun 27, 2022

Digital Yuan: Is the renminbi ready to take on the dollar?

The development of China's Digital Yuan is another step in the process of internationalising the renminbi. Will this threaten the dollar's internation

Direct air capture: Inching towards cost competitiveness?
Oct 11, 2021

Direct air capture: Inching towards cost competitiveness?

DACCS technologies can help mitigate climate crisis by reducing CO2 emission, however, there are certain limitations, therefore, these needs to be enr

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict
Jan 07, 2023

Dissecting the demonetisation verdict

Does the Supreme Court demonetisation majority verdict erode the institutional autonomy of RBI?

Dividing to conquer
Apr 17, 2019

Dividing to conquer

Hitting at the neutrality of armed forces will do more damage than good

Do we need a new generation of Human Rights for cyberspace?
Oct 26, 2022

Do we need a new generation of Human Rights for cyberspace?

In the second part of a two-part series, it is argued that the debate—on whether the extension of cyberspace creates the need for a new generation o

Donald Trump's generals: Why 9/11 will shape what follows 11/9
Nov 30, 2016

Donald Trump's generals: Why 9/11 will shape what follows 11/9

The President-elect Donald Trump has already confirmed that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will serve as the next National Security Advisor

Doubting Delhi
Jan 08, 2013

Doubting Delhi

From America to Bangladesh and Australia to Europe, those who bet on big breakthroughs with India in the last few years can't hide their disappointment at its seeming inability to seize the opportunities at hand. It is up to Delhi to prove that the concerns of its friends and partners around the world are misplaced.

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide
Jun 21, 2017

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide

Africa is facing a digital divide. Access to the internet and related digital services is low, and in most countries, the supporting regulatory framework is not in place; nor are the necessary data and logistics infrastructure. At the same time, there are various examples of e-commerce success stories across the continent; and the wide use of mobile phone technology has created many new opportunities for African entrepreneurs and consumers alike.

Eagle in the Dragon's Shadow
Jul 07, 2005

Eagle in the Dragon's Shadow

The unsolicited US$ 18.5 billion bid for acquisition of the petroleum major Unocal by China National Offshore Oil Company (Cnooc), the Honk-Kong based subsidiary of China's third largest oil company, has sent the business, and political, world into a tizzy.

East Meets East: An Assessment of the Proposed Chennai-Vladivostok Maritime Corridor
Dec 07, 2020

East Meets East: An Assessment of the Proposed Chennai-Vladivostok Maritime Corridor

In 2019, India and Russia announced their intent to connect the ports in their respective cities, Chennai and Vladivostok. One year on, the project remains only on paper. This paper explores the economic and strategic viability of this proposed maritime connectivity corridor. While not purporting to be a feasibility study, this analysis seeks to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of the proposed link and its place in the Indo-Russia stra

East meets West
Apr 29, 2022

East meets West

India’s ties with Europe have grown notwithstanding its stance on Russia over Ukraine

Elections in Bangladesh: A kaleidoscopic overview
Dec 06, 2023

Elections in Bangladesh: A kaleidoscopic overview

Bangladesh’s domestic political climate remains highly charged as it heads for election in 2024 despite nationwide protests

Elusive Respite
Sep 20, 2004

Elusive Respite

Nepalese Prime Ministers generally prefer to call on New Delhi for their first foreign visit after assuming office. The urgency for Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's visit was, however, accentuated by nearly a week-long effective blockade of Kathmandu imposed by the Maoist insurgents.

Emerging and Critical Technologies: New Frontiers for an Aspirational India
Jan 26, 2022

Emerging and Critical Technologies: New Frontiers for an Aspirational India

India is seen as a bridging power that can narrow the divide between the developed and developing countries through the use and regulation of new and

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India
Mar 02, 2021

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India

While the idea that emotional appeal is central to political persuasion may serve common intuition, the dynamics underscoring how and why this is so, remain underexplored. This primer collates insights from neuroscience and political psychology to show why emotions are essential to vote choice. It explores the effects of emotional appeals on voter perceptions using examples from campaign advertisements in US elections. The analysis finds that pol

Ending the Ukraine war in an imperfect world
Jul 11, 2022

Ending the Ukraine war in an imperfect world

But the problem now is that the conflict is being cast in binaries, making compromise difficult

Endorsing the Internationalist
Feb 17, 2024

Endorsing the Internationalist

A survey finds overwhelming support for Modi’s foreign policy among Indian youth

Energy News Monitor | Volume XVI; Issue 17
Oct 07, 2019

Energy News Monitor | Volume XVI; Issue 17

Petroleum consumption for the year was recorded the lowest in August.