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Turkey And Syria Press The Pause Button
Dec 17, 2011

Turkey And Syria Press The Pause Button

Just as Europe is beginning to look economically desperate, Turkey next door looks like the very picture of economic, political and strategic stability. The ultimate irony, ofcourse, is that after having prepared itself on every possible count for eligibility to enter Europe.

Turkey realigns its foreign relations
Aug 16, 2016

Turkey realigns its foreign relations

A month has elapsed since the aborted coup attempt in Turkey on the night of July 15.

Two perspectives: The Canadian and Mexican response to the Ukrainian Crisis.
Apr 04, 2022

Two perspectives: The Canadian and Mexican response to the Ukrainian Crisis.

Whilst Canada has adopted a similar stance to that of the US on Russia's aggression against Ukraine, Mexico's neutral stance on it points to the coun

Uable: Creativity-focused skill development in the 6-14 age group for next-gen leadership
Nov 12, 2020

Uable: Creativity-focused skill development in the 6-14 age group for next-gen leadership

An approach to building a child’s creative intelligence and skill development through real life roles, and building a strong sense of self and commu

Ukraine and slowing Indian growth: Back to basics
Mar 03, 2022

Ukraine and slowing Indian growth: Back to basics

The Ukraine crisis coupled with the disruption caused by the pandemic could have adverse effects on the Indian economy

Ukraine crisis and its impact on the transatlantic relations
Jun 16, 2022

Ukraine crisis and its impact on the transatlantic relations

The end of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis and accordingly changing Euro-Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific theatres will together determine its impact on the

Ukraine crisis: Are Cold War clouds gathering again?
Mar 28, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Are Cold War clouds gathering again?

For Ukraine, joining EU or NATO would not be prudent as well as joining the Eurasian Union as it would not serve Ukraine's national interest. A close association with Russia as well as special partnership with EU may be a better option.

Ukraine Crisis: चीन पर यूक्रेन युद्ध का असर!
Jul 31, 2023

Ukraine Crisis: चीन पर यूक्रेन युद्ध का असर!

यूक्रेन में युद्ध को देखते हुए यूरोप इस बात की कोशिश कर रह

Ukraine stand-off a lose-lose situation
Jan 28, 2022

Ukraine stand-off a lose-lose situation

Regime change policies are the staple of Anglo-American interventions in various parts of the world, including Ukraine.

Ukraine war: Absent diplomacy
Nov 02, 2022

Ukraine war: Absent diplomacy

Is diplomacy the only real tool that can provide a logical end to the conflict?

Ukraine's task for the year 2024: To maintain support and break the course of the war
Mar 13, 2024

Ukraine's task for the year 2024: To maintain support and break the course of the war

Ukraine must convince its allies to continue military, financial and other support regardless of a change in power in their governments

Ukraine-Russia war: Vladimir Putin’s big gamble
Mar 03, 2022

Ukraine-Russia war: Vladimir Putin’s big gamble

Putin’s war against Ukraine is more about his domestic political standing, but it has already laid the foundation of a new global order that is unlikely to be of his liking

Understanding India–US trade tensions beyond trade imbalances
Feb 05, 2020

Understanding India–US trade tensions beyond trade imbalances

The United States (US) has revoked India’s benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and imposed Section 232 tariffs on Indian steel and aluminium. In response, India announced retaliatory tariffs. This brief probes the ongoing trade tensions between India and the US, despite a reduction in the trade deficit. It discusses the heightened influence of the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) and outlines its apprehensions

Understanding the confusion over the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine
Jun 29, 2020

Understanding the confusion over the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine

India can further consolidate its stature as the “pharmacy of the world,” despite the jury still being out on HCQ’s effectiveness.

Unemployment remains the biggest challenge for Nepal
Dec 18, 2020

Unemployment remains the biggest challenge for Nepal

Before it is too late, it is necessary on the part of the federal, provincial and local governments to provide easy loans and grants to entrepreneurs,

UNHRC takes 'Global War' to the ground
Mar 31, 2014

UNHRC takes 'Global War' to the ground

In Geneva UNHRC session, while West resolution against Sri Lanka, that satisfied none - possibly starting with the movers and shakers of the world that the US and Europe think they are - managed to muster 23 votes, those 'not in favour' added up to a higher 24, comprising 12 against and 12 'abstentions'

Unlocking a new era: India–UK Early Harvest Trade Deal
Sep 22, 2021

Unlocking a new era: India–UK Early Harvest Trade Deal

The Early Harvest Trade Deal signals a change in India’s reluctance to pursue FTAs

Unlocking Sustainable Finance to Promote Green Transition: India’s Priorities for its G20 Presidency in 2023
Aug 04, 2022

Unlocking Sustainable Finance to Promote Green Transition: India’s Priorities for its G20 Presidency in 2023

Sustainable finance emerged as a key issue to tackle climate change at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference and is spurring a global transition to net zero. A peculiar feature of the race to net zero is that it cannot be achieved unless all countries can meet their targets, and any positive step towards it will benefit all countries. The drive to achieve carbon neutrality and net-zero emissions needs to be targeted through a range of

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities
May 04, 2020

Urban densities and the Covid-19 pandemic: Upending the sustainability myth of global megacities

High-density urban agglomerations may be sustainable in terms of the economies of scale their populations provide. Yet, as proven by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these same urban spaces are nearly defenceless in times of unprecedented disease outbreaks. A pandemic poses many risks to the millions who live in dense megacities, whether in wealthy countries or developing ones. The sheer density of the population of these cities provides an ideal e

US-China at Anchorage was teeth-baring showmanship
Mar 19, 2021

US-China at Anchorage was teeth-baring showmanship

In the public war of words, both the US and China have little room for manoeuvre — both need to exhibit power and control.

US-India trade under Biden: Going beyond past apprehensions
Jan 19, 2021

US-India trade under Biden: Going beyond past apprehensions

The reinstatement of India’s GSP benefits could also serve as the much-needed boost for US-India trade to capitalise on emergent opportunities.

Vaccine nationalism exacerbates global faultlines
Feb 08, 2021

Vaccine nationalism exacerbates global faultlines

Wealthy nations have turned towards subsiding their own pharmaceutical companies and locking in vaccine supplies for their population.

Von der Leyen walks the election tightrope
Mar 28, 2024

Von der Leyen walks the election tightrope

Although Von der Leyen has proved her mettle over the years, only time will tell if she would be able to maintain her legacy in other critical areas s

War in Armenia: The role of the Armenian diaspora
Mar 20, 2023

War in Armenia: The role of the Armenian diaspora

The Armenian diaspora remains a significant transnational actor in the international arena as it successfully raises awareness about the existential t

War’s Gendered Costs: रूस-यूक्रेन युद्ध का लैंगिक मूल्य:‘यूक्रेनी महिलाओं’ की दास्तान!
Dec 27, 2022

War’s Gendered Costs: रूस-यूक्रेन युद्ध का लैंगिक मूल्य:‘यूक्रेनी महिलाओं’ की दास्तान!

यूक्रेन पर रूस ने आठ माह पहले आक्रमण किया है उसके अक्टूबर

Well begun is only half done—What’s next in AU’s G20 journey?
Jan 09, 2024

Well begun is only half done—What’s next in AU’s G20 journey?

AU’s G20 membership offers much to the continent, but whether it will lead to tangible results will depend on its ability to forge partnerships with

What both India and China should keep in mind while dealing with Nepal
Jun 20, 2017

What both India and China should keep in mind while dealing with Nepal

It is necessary for both India and China to strengthen diplomatic ties and initiate confidence-building measures to bridge the gap that exists between

What China may have learnt and unlearnt from the Ukraine crisis
Mar 16, 2022

What China may have learnt and unlearnt from the Ukraine crisis

Backing Moscow beyond a point is likely to hurt Beijing’s economic plans and long-term interests

What do falling Crude Prices mean for India’s Fiscal Deficit?
Jul 24, 2023

What do falling Crude Prices mean for India’s Fiscal Deficit?

The Observer Research Foundation, CRM held a focus group meeting on the topic 'What do falling Crude Prices mean for India's Fiscal Deficit?' on February 9, 2007. Shri S C Tripathi, former Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, chaired the discussions.

What does the upcoming Nepal election portend?
Nov 20, 2022

What does the upcoming Nepal election portend?

As Nepal heads to polls, many hope for a clear victory of any one political party to avoid a period of instability

What is the 'Hindu-German conspiracy'?
Oct 07, 2015

What is the 'Hindu-German conspiracy'?

If Merkel's Berlin republic is discarding its many postwar political inhibitions and reconstituting the Eurasian landscape, Modi's putative "third republic" is looking beyond non-alignment to the idea of India as a "leading power". In their second summit in six months, Modi and Merkel may have decisively nudged India and Germany towards a goal that was first articulated 100 years ago.

What lies ahead for India after joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
Jun 12, 2017

What lies ahead for India after joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

India’s membership of the SCO is a manifestation of the reality that India’s interests are as much in the Indian Ocean as the Eurasian landmass.

What the budget can and can’t do for our rise as a global power
Jan 31, 2020

What the budget can and can’t do for our rise as a global power

An economic revival would grant India the resources for power projection but strategy matters even more if those are scarce 

What to expect at the UN Special Climate Summit
Sep 08, 2014

What to expect at the UN Special Climate Summit

As India, China, US and the European Union grapple with the need for equitable and meaningful climate action, strategies are also needed to address the differing needs and capabilities of the sub-national entities that make up these big players.

What Turkey Can Teach India
Jun 27, 2011

What Turkey Can Teach India

In India, the office of the foreign minister doesn't command nearly the sort of authority it should, or it did in the past. While foreign policy in other countries is influenced by domestic politics, in India it's being completely overshadowed by intra-party and intra-government feuds.

What Ukraine-Russia Tensions Mean for the US's Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 24, 2022

What Ukraine-Russia Tensions Mean for the US's Indo-Pacific Strategy

The Biden administration's Indo-Pacific strategy was announced days before the conflict between Ukraine and Russia took a turn for the worse, necessitating that the US turns its focus sharply on Russia and Europe once again.

When a pandemic meets the era of ‘infodemic’
Jun 12, 2020

When a pandemic meets the era of ‘infodemic’

The ideas of disinformation and misinformation are as old as history. What is new, are the technologies that enable its rapid spread.

When everything is a weapon, everyone is a victim
Sep 23, 2022

When everything is a weapon, everyone is a victim

The Russians will face the weaponisation of sanctions while the Europeans will face the weaponisation of energy

Where Has the Arab Spring Fled?
Aug 06, 2011

Where Has the Arab Spring Fled?

The gentle Arab spring is a long way behind the region which has entered a phase of unprecedented turbulence, conflict and worse. In Libya, some European leaders are about to eat crow, not the best dish in Ramadan.

Why 'surgical strikes' are a slippery slope for India
Sep 30, 2016

Why 'surgical strikes' are a slippery slope for India

For the uninitiated, surgical strikes are limited and lightning fast incursions into enemy territory meant to neutralise tactical threats.

Why Belarus wants to host Russian tactical weapons
Apr 04, 2023

Why Belarus wants to host Russian tactical weapons

Belarus is willing to host Russia’s tactical nukes as NATO considers expanding presence in Eastern Europe

Why Germany should deal generously with Greece's call for reparations
May 26, 2015

Why Germany should deal generously with Greece's call for reparations

A legalistic position towards the Greek demand for reparations is neither sufficient nor politically wise. A generous gesture towards Athens would strengthen Germany's position as a country that is more than a leader by default in the EU.

Why India should support greater African representation under its G20 presidency
Aug 26, 2022

Why India should support greater African representation under its G20 presidency

As India is all set to take over the G20 presidency from Indonesia on 1 December 2022 till 30 November 2023, it should step up its game and distinguish itself as Africa’s partner with a difference

Why Iraq needs more attention in India’s West Asia policy calculus
Dec 07, 2022

Why Iraq needs more attention in India’s West Asia policy calculus

Baghdad can figure in India’s energy calculations more significantly given the geopolitical developments in recent times.

Why is the West Wooing India?
May 05, 2022

Why is the West Wooing India?

The West, often used to a pontificating India of the past, today hears an Indian voice that is capable of articulating a narrative of a responsible stakeholder that is firmly steeped in its own ethos

Why Israel-Lebanon maritime agreement is a breakthrough deal
Oct 31, 2022

Why Israel-Lebanon maritime agreement is a breakthrough deal

Opening of gas fields offers scope for reducing conflict in the region and has the potential to reduce Europe's energy dependence on Russia