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Afghanistan: Tensions over Iran's refugee policy
Mar 15, 2013

Afghanistan: Tensions over Iran's refugee policy

Afghan refugees in Iran are experiencing increasing hostility as State policies become explicitly discriminatory. The recent persecution of these displaced persons has brought this fact to light.

Afghanistan: The way out Give guarantees for its neutrality
Dec 31, 2009

Afghanistan: The way out Give guarantees for its neutrality

The people of Afghanistan have not forgotten what the Taliban did to them and their country when they ruled Afghanistan with Pakistan's political and military support. The Taliban are not popular in Afghanistan.

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XVIII | Mediterranean Shipping Co. launches India-Africa service
Sep 08, 2016

Africa Monitor | Volume V; Issue XVIII | Mediterranean Shipping Co. launches India-Africa service

Mediterranean Shipping Co. has introduced a container service between India and Africa to "improve transit times and enhance delivery."

Africa’s structural transformation: The untapped potential of India’s development partnerships
Jan 29, 2018

Africa’s structural transformation: The untapped potential of India’s development partnerships

Given Africa’s unusual pattern of structural transformation, India could be a natural partner as far as the search for new development models is concerned.

Alternative to path dependent EV transition in India under FAME-II
Feb 29, 2020

Alternative to path dependent EV transition in India under FAME-II

Why invest in new infrastructure when the extant set could suffice, provided refuelling/battery replacement takes about the same time as now.

America First and the Pandemic: Trump’s grand strategy of blaming China
Jun 17, 2020

America First and the Pandemic: Trump’s grand strategy of blaming China

Any predictions about a coming struggle for global influence and regional supremacy have to be measured against enduring realities of global economic

An effective WTO has to be equitable and transparent
May 03, 2023

An effective WTO has to be equitable and transparent

There is a need to reform WTO as it fails to represent the interests of the Global South

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap
Aug 17, 2023

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap

The global effort to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals will depend crucially on reforming the structure of development finance. Mobilising private capital will be an essential part of this effort, and existing development finance institutions, led by the complex of multilateral development banks (MDBs), will have to re-orient their strategies and functioning to prioritise this mobi

An Interim Budget for the transforming economy
Feb 05, 2024

An Interim Budget for the transforming economy

The Interim Budget indicates that the economic thinking is in the right direction— India is slated to have capital-driven growth in the coming futur

Analysing France’s new strategy for Africa
Mar 15, 2023

Analysing France’s new strategy for Africa

With its new strategy for partnership with African countries, France aims to break away from its past approach towards the continent

Analysing Iranian Defence Minister’s visit to India
Feb 08, 2021

Analysing Iranian Defence Minister’s visit to India

Iran may become an important point of contact — diplomatically — in the near future, and the reason behind this will not be energy security for In

Analysing the trends in China-Pakistan arms transfer
Jun 14, 2019

Analysing the trends in China-Pakistan arms transfer

The Beijing-Islamabad bonhomie is a given fact for making strategic calculations in the subcontinent.

Angry Army, Defiant Imran
Jun 08, 2023

Angry Army, Defiant Imran

Pakistan Army is unwilling to spare Imran Khan or his supporters, defenders, and protectors, especially in the judiciary

Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition
Jan 16, 2024

Aspirations must be backed by investments for the energy transition

To achieve both its development goals and energy transition goals, India needs consistently higher levels of growth in national income to enhance the

Assembly Elections 2023: Why unconditional cash transfers to women are here to stay
Nov 17, 2023

Assembly Elections 2023: Why unconditional cash transfers to women are here to stay

Assembly Elections 2023: There is justice in the poll promises that political parties are making to women voters, whose assertion at the polling booth in terms of turnout and independent choices is only too evident to these parties.

Bargaining with Iran should have been much better
May 12, 2015

Bargaining with Iran should have been much better

If Iran becomes a nuclear state down the road, it will be in the first place due to Iran's intransigence; but it will also be the result of over a decade of poor negotiating by the international community.

Beefing up cybersecurity for India’s energy transition
Oct 07, 2023

Beefing up cybersecurity for India’s energy transition

To create a world-class clean energy ecosystem in India that is safe, all stakeholders must work collectively to develop all critical components and a

Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority: Tackling the traffic snarls
Feb 14, 2023

Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority: Tackling the traffic snarls

Would the establishment of the BMLTA help ease Bengaluru’s traffic woes?

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Transboundary cooperation and adaptive capacity in the Sundarbans
Jun 04, 2019

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Transboundary cooperation and adaptive capacity in the Sundarbans

Sundarbans is facing twin challenges of increased population pressure in the north and rising sea levels in the south, occasionally teamed with cyclones from the Bay of Bengal.

Beyond a cautious welcome: Saudi Arabia's response to US-Iran nuclear deal
Dec 20, 2013

Beyond a cautious welcome: Saudi Arabia's response to US-Iran nuclear deal

There is the possibility, albeit remote, of the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region. Riyadh has always been unambiguous in its stance of acquiring a nuclear weapon if Iran does and the Kingdom's longstanding support for Pakistan's nuclear program alludes to this possibility.

Beyond Doklam: India needs to overhaul its trade-friendly grand strategy on China
Aug 23, 2017

Beyond Doklam: India needs to overhaul its trade-friendly grand strategy on China

Doklam is merely a symptom of a revanchist China that no longer sees the need to play by the book. India needs to change its strategy as well.

Beyond JCPOA: Iranian and regional politics
Jul 20, 2018

Beyond JCPOA: Iranian and regional politics

While the consequences of a complete disintegration of the JCPOA will be felt globally, much of the brunt will have to be absorbed by Rouhani.

Bhutan's transitions and coming challenges for India
Jul 11, 2013

Bhutan's transitions and coming challenges for India

Noted author of a book on Bhutan, Omair Ahmad, argued that the way forward for India was to acknowledge that it could no longer insulate Bhutan. In the past, India engaged the monarchy and the elite, and the time has come to broaden the relationship, he said.

Bhutan’s 20-year economic development and transition to democracy: An assessment of India’s role
May 24, 2023

Bhutan’s 20-year economic development and transition to democracy: An assessment of India’s role

Neighbours India and Bhutan have shared five decades of friendly ties. Using as a backdrop Bhutan’s transition from a monarchy to democracy beginning in 1998, this brief makes an assessment of India’s role in Bhutan’s economic development in the past 20 years.  It looks at India’s contribution to Bhutan in terms of trade, hydropower enrichment, and development cooperation. The brief argues that India and Bhutan’s relations have endured

Biden recalibrates approach towards Saudi Arabia but also warns Iran
Feb 27, 2021

Biden recalibrates approach towards Saudi Arabia but also warns Iran

Last week, American President Joe Biden hit the reset button on the US’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and its arch-enemy Iran upending his predece

Brand Bhutan and tourism in BIMSTEC
Jan 15, 2021

Brand Bhutan and tourism in BIMSTEC

The ‘high-value, low volume’ tourism policy ensures that the number of tourists arriving is consistent with the absorptive carrying capacity of th