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US-India ties go local
Mar 13, 2020

US-India ties go local

As big-ticket items stall, the US and India are identifying areas of convergence on local governance 

Using AI and blockchain tech for transparency in urban governance
Jun 22, 2018

Using AI and blockchain tech for transparency in urban governance

People are going to ask government for answers, and the solutions will lie in getting transparency through new-age systems.

Utilising blockchain for cross-border payments: Implications for India
Aug 20, 2023

Utilising blockchain for cross-border payments: Implications for India

Cross-border payment is one part of the banking sector that has yet to benefit from recent progress in digitalisation. Most international transactions are still processed using a 600-year-old correspondent banking system devised by the Medici.[1] However, this system of manual entry of transactions is not a scalable solution for the burgeoning digital payments space. While this may seem like an issue for institutions, a huge segment of the popul

WHISPER IN A TEMPEST: Reflections on the CAG Report and Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks
Oct 03, 2012

WHISPER IN A TEMPEST: Reflections on the CAG Report and Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks

The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on "Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks and Augmentation of Coal Production" for the year ending March 2012 has, among other things,

Why Balochistan has become a thorn in Pakistan's crown
Jan 15, 2018

Why Balochistan has become a thorn in Pakistan's crown

Pakistani authorities have shown little sophistication in addressing the challenge of violence in the province.

Why do ‘urbanised’ villages resist being labelled as urban local bodies?
Sep 22, 2020

Why do ‘urbanised’ villages resist being labelled as urban local bodies?

‘Urbanised’ rural areas must migrate to regulations that would get urbanisation right.

Why the new Balochistan strategy is the best option for India
Aug 22, 2016

Why the new Balochistan strategy is the best option for India

The Balochistan rebellion gives India a leverage, one it has not used so far, at best, to compel or at worst to punish Pakistan for its asymmetric ter

Will Japanese PM find a solution to the nuclear deadlock?
Dec 26, 2011

Will Japanese PM find a solution to the nuclear deadlock?

Whether Japan and India could find an acceptable compromise formula for civilian nuclear agreement that would address their respective concerns will be the main subject of discussion at the India-Japan Annual Summit in New Delhi on December 27-29.

Will Rouhani be able to break the nuclear deadlock?
Jul 05, 2013

Will Rouhani be able to break the nuclear deadlock?

Though Dr. Hassan Rouhani is labelled as a 'pragmatist', 'moderate', or even a 'reformist' by analysts, all these terms have very restrictive meanings in the Iranian context.

WTO’s deadlock: EU’s trade duty dispute with India
Feb 29, 2024

WTO’s deadlock: EU’s trade duty dispute with India

The ongoing WTO dispute settlement between the EU and India could encumber India’s efforts to boost the domestic electronic product manufacturing se

'Dual irresponsibility' and worse
Jan 24, 2018

'Dual irresponsibility' and worse

Sri Lanka, in a way, should thank the dual leadership for delaying the local government elections.

2004 : State of Jihadi Terrorism
Jan 02, 2004

2004 : State of Jihadi Terrorism

There has been no credible evidence so far of any mastermind having orchestrated the various serious acts of jihadi terrorism reported during 2003, whether from Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iraq or Turkey. The available evidence indicates that all these incidents were planned and executed by local elements, which share the pan-Islamic ideology of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda and the International Islamic Front (IIF), b

2014-15 Budget: A look through graphs
Jul 10, 2014

2014-15 Budget: A look through graphs

Here is a look at the 2014-15 Budget, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, through a series of graphs on allocations to various key sectors from the time of the previous NDA government.

2021 में ब्लू इकॉनमी: समंदर से घिरा सेशेल्स किस तरह करे इसका आर्थिक उपयोग
Mar 27, 2021

2021 में ब्लू इकॉनमी: समंदर से घिरा सेशेल्स किस तरह करे इसका आर्थिक उपयोग

सेशेल्स को अपनी अर्थव्यवस्था के पुनर्निर्माण के लिए अपन�

8 reforms to end India’s regulatory cholesterol
Jul 24, 2021

8 reforms to end India’s regulatory cholesterol

The low hanging fruit has been plucked. The road ahead will need deeper and more impactful reforms at all levels of governments — Union, States and

A call to leadership
Jan 14, 2013

A call to leadership

The UPA government has allowed the withering away of the Prime Minister's Office as the ultimate source of authority in policy-making. The latest developments on the Indo-Pak LoC demand that the Congress party focus urgently on revamping the defence establishment and reclaiming the PMO's authority to coordinate national security policy.

A cold handshake
Nov 18, 2013

A cold handshake

As Salman Khurshid pointed out to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan has to demonstrate its bona fides by putting an end to the large number of incidents on the LoC.

A fixed annual statutory fund could be the answer to cash strapped cities
Jun 18, 2020

A fixed annual statutory fund could be the answer to cash strapped cities

The pandemic has highlighted both the increasing significance of cities in the larger national governance ecosystem as also exposed their vulnerabilit

A low risk Pak retaliation to NATO attacks
Dec 02, 2011

A low risk Pak retaliation to NATO attacks

Pakistan has no option but to respond to public outrage. Blocking of the two NATO supply routes to Afghanistan and denying the use of a Baloch airfield to the CIA is actually a low risk retaliation when Iran, Hezbullah, Syria are much more in the eye of a huge, global storm.

A New Agenda, A New Forum?
Dec 15, 2003

A New Agenda, A New Forum?

The coincidence is striking. The US ¿ban¿ on ¿non-participants¿ in the ¿international coalition¿ to participate in $ 18-billions worth of ¿works contract¿ for Iraq¿s reconstruction, and also the follow-up talks on the deadlocked WTO negotiations at Cancun. Between them, the two may have begun designing a new course for politics and cooperation in the international arena, where economy now has a major say.

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age
Dec 19, 2018

A New Social Contract for the Digital Age

A new social contract between citizens, consumers, employees, the state, and enterprise is needed to delineate a new understanding around rights, responsibilities and entitlements. Digital  transformations  are  rapidly  altering  the  nature  of  work,  models  of employment,    contracts,    regulations    and    protections.    Increasingly,    the responsibilities  of the state are becoming the obligations  of,�

A pandemic of abuse: How India is protecting its children online
Jun 24, 2022

A pandemic of abuse: How India is protecting its children online

The incidence of online child sexual abuse and exploitation (OCSAE) has spiked worldwide since the pandemic began. India is responding to the menace i

A perspective on secondary effects of the spread of COVID19 in emerging economies
Apr 17, 2020

A perspective on secondary effects of the spread of COVID19 in emerging economies

It is essential for emerging economies to devise strategic responses that suit their specific contexts.

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370
Oct 16, 2020

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370

This paper outlines the responses of the US Congress and European Union (EU) parliament to the Indian government’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and the surrounding events, including the communications lockdown in Kashmir. It notes contrasting responses: the US Congress showed a binary reaction of moderate and extreme calls to action, and the EU parliament honed a more expansive approach to address India’s apparent “democrat

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems
Aug 14, 2023

A Proposed Roadmap to Enhance Last-Mile Connectivity in India’s Metro Rail Transit Systems

Evidence from several countries suggests that last-mile connectivity solutions—the transport options available to commuters from the origin of their journey to the point of accessing a public transit system—enhance citizens’ mobility and increase metro rail ridership. This brief evaluates India’s operational metro rail transit systems to identify the missing links in the provision and effective implementation of last-mile connecti

A record boom
Dec 13, 2023

A record boom

India is still a net importer, but its momentum is in the right direction.

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States
Aug 16, 2023

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States

Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are highly vulnerable to disasters emanating from the impacts of climate change, geopolitical tensions, and fluctuations in global energy markets. To overcome this, the PSIDS have committed to ambitious carbon reduction targets, and to adopting renewable energy and low carbon emission initiatives. However, they must contend with critical barriers, such as the lack of finance, capacity, and te

A special task for India’s first full-time woman FM
Jul 04, 2019

A special task for India’s first full-time woman FM

In the coming budget, concrete ideas of increasing women’s participation in the workforce should be included. There has to be an increased allocatio

A spymaster who now has the Pakistan Army’s reins
Dec 01, 2022

A spymaster who now has the Pakistan Army’s reins

As the 17th Army Chief of Pakistan, General Syed Asim Munir faces challenges in ensuring political stability and elevating people’s perception of the Army, while India needs to wait and watch

A view from Kathmandu: Deciphering the Kalapani-Lipulekh conundrum
May 21, 2020

A view from Kathmandu: Deciphering the Kalapani-Lipulekh conundrum

Kalapani holds great geostrategic importance because of its location. However, Nepal has also safeguarded India’s genuine security concerns.

Academia: A new frontier in China's foreign policy
Sep 20, 2017

Academia: A new frontier in China's foreign policy

There are growing concerns that China is actively using academic and cultural institutions as tools of its foreign policy, often to the detriment of l

Actualising US-India cooperation on homeland security
Nov 27, 2019

Actualising US-India cooperation on homeland security

New Delhi and Washington must seek the compartmentalisation of homeland security cooperation by delinking progress on HSPD-6 agreement from divergence

Administrators in municipal corporations: What does it mean?
Apr 19, 2022

Administrators in municipal corporations: What does it mean?

Since the OBC reservation in municipalities in Maharashtra has not been implemented, the municipal elections have been stalled.

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure
Apr 20, 2020

Afghanistan: COVID-19 exposes weaknesses in health infrastructure

In the midst of growing political instability, emerging complexities in the peace process, and significant aid cuts, the coronavirus outbreak is intensifying the struggle on all fronts in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Peace talks must prioritise inclusivity and compromise
Sep 08, 2020

Afghanistan: Peace talks must prioritise inclusivity and compromise

The talks must be viewed as an opportunity to transform the Afghan social and political landscape, by reflecting local voices – especially that of w

Afghanistan: Talking to the enemy
Feb 02, 2012

Afghanistan: Talking to the enemy

The US position on Afghanistan has many weaknesses. Having announced prematurely that the US would withdraw in 2011, efforts at backtracking have only meant that the locals and their Pakistani masters believe that it is a matter of time before the US and NATO will leave.

Afghanistan:'Green on Blue' killings cause of worry for US
Sep 07, 2012

Afghanistan:'Green on Blue' killings cause of worry for US

The recent US decision to suspend training of Afghan local police has underlined the growing worries in Washington over the incidents of Afghan soldiers killing American troops in 2012.

African Countries respond to Omicron: Vaccination Drives, Vaccination Boosters and Vaccination Mandates
Jan 07, 2022

African Countries respond to Omicron: Vaccination Drives, Vaccination Boosters and Vaccination Mandates

As the Omicron wave in Africa recedes, hard lockdowns seem to be a thing of the past

After a hot summer, the Valley is on the boil in winter too
Jan 14, 2019

After a hot summer, the Valley is on the boil in winter too

The operational success of the security forces is commendable, but their real test would be against the hard-core and well-trained JeM and LeT terrori