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Mapping Iran’s policy towards a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
Apr 19, 2023

Mapping Iran’s policy towards a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Iran’s rising engagement with Afghanistan marks a subtle shift in its policy, moving from conflict to cooperation

Medical diplomacy by India and Europe can restrain Iranian hardliners
May 13, 2020

Medical diplomacy by India and Europe can restrain Iranian hardliners

As the US doubles down on its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, India and Europe can cooperate to stem the tide against the surge of Irani

Mehran attack exposes Pakistan's counter terror
Jun 03, 2011

Mehran attack exposes Pakistan's counter terror

On May 25, four terrorists (initial reports suggested almost a dozen armed men) scaled the perimeter walls of PNS Mehran, Pakistan's only naval air base, located in Karachi. Guided by their commander through hi-tech wireless systems,

Mehran attack: implications and lessons
May 25, 2011

Mehran attack: implications and lessons

The armed assault and siege carried out by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Pakistan's highly secured Pakistan Navy's Mehran airbase in Karachi (May 22-23) has raised fundamental concerns about the continuing failure on the part of Pakistan's intelligence and security agencies,

Migrant labour crisis and the imperative of a robust national database
Jul 17, 2021

Migrant labour crisis and the imperative of a robust national database

From initiating schemes to aid migrant workers to deciding on budget allocations, information is integral to the development of effective state respon

Mobile banking for universal financial inclusion in India: A translation into reality
Apr 02, 2019

Mobile banking for universal financial inclusion in India: A translation into reality

There is a strong case to be made for leveraging mobile banking systems in order to increase the quotient of financial inclusion in the country.

Modi and CHOGM 2018: Reimagining the Commonwealth HARSH V. PANTAKSHAY RANADE
Aug 20, 2023

Modi and CHOGM 2018: Reimagining the Commonwealth HARSH V. PANTAKSHAY RANADE

Ties between India and Japan are historical and enduring. In the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), the leaders of the two countries have married their respective countries’ “Act East” Policy and “Free and Open Indo Pacific” aspirations. The AAGC is envisioned to provide a renewed opportunity for partnership where both regions can complement each other’s development and growth.  The AAGC will bring out the economic gains for Afr

Modi can't take India-America ties for granted with US President Trump
Jun 06, 2017

Modi can't take India-America ties for granted with US President Trump

New Delhi is going through the motions of pretending everything is normal.

Modi's visits to France, Germany and Canada adapt lessons learnt from China's economic miracle
Apr 20, 2015

Modi's visits to France, Germany and Canada adapt lessons learnt from China's economic miracle

Modi's foreign visits resemble roadshows with their attendant hype, even though they also have a larger strategic purpose. But like all roadshows there is a time for publicity, and a time to get down to work on the MoUs, agreements, promises and commitments.

Modi’s France Visit Strengthens Defense Cooperation
Aug 03, 2023

Modi’s France Visit Strengthens Defense Cooperation

New Delhi has ambitious plans to bolster its armed forces with French procurements, but it is unclear how these deals are to be delivered

Modi’s middle east deals snub Iran
Mar 27, 2019

Modi’s middle east deals snub Iran

India's newly aggressive strategy puts Gulf money and Israeli weapons first.

Mogambo vs. Rambo: Why Iran should be in Bollywood
Mar 11, 2013

Mogambo vs. Rambo: Why Iran should be in Bollywood

Having played multiple roles - part comic, part tragic - in the Western mind, perhaps it's time for Iran to make its own Bollywood debut. And get to play a solid, character role.

Moving Forward: A sustainable green transition amidst the pandemic
Dec 23, 2020

Moving Forward: A sustainable green transition amidst the pandemic

What we need is a shift of national economies away from fossil fuels on to a low-carbon footing and generate new jobs quickly.

Multi-brand retail: Risky to usher in oligopolistic global retailers
Apr 14, 2014

Multi-brand retail: Risky to usher in oligopolistic global retailers

It makes more sense to enable domestic multi-brand retailers to become strong and see how they develop the village infrastructure and supply chains. It would be risky to usher in oligopolistic global retailers without any strings attached and allowing them to take a big slice of India's huge retail market.

Musharraf's Frankensteins Come Home To Haunt Him
Dec 30, 2003

Musharraf's Frankensteins Come Home To Haunt Him

The two assassination attempts in quick succession on Gen.Pervez Musharraf, the President of an Islamic state, who is a key ally of the United States in the war in Afghanistan, came at a time when the US-led coalition forces in Iraq were rejoicing over the capture of Saddam Hussein, the enemy number two only after Osama bin Laden.

Myanmar's transition process and India-Myanmar relations
Jul 13, 2015

Myanmar's transition process and India-Myanmar relations

A question that merits a sharper assessment is the impact of Myanmar's transition process on India-Myanmar relations. Security cooperation between the two countries since Myanmar's transition has definitely scaled up. The most visible demonstration is Indian Army's recent cross-border operation.

Myanmar: 'Not so hunky-dory' transition
Aug 15, 2014

Myanmar: 'Not so hunky-dory' transition

The South-east Asian country of Myanmar has now completed three years of political and economic reforms, but the journey has been "not so hunky dory" if US secretary of State John Kerry is to be believed.

Need for a holistic perspective towards India’s migrant workers
Sep 28, 2021

Need for a holistic perspective towards India’s migrant workers

The pandemic exposed and exacerbated the precarious conditions in which migrant workers survive in cities

Need for a new regional arrangement in South Asia to tap water
Jan 23, 2014

Need for a new regional arrangement in South Asia to tap water

There is a need for a new regional arrangement in South Asia to tap water as it is a regional common issue that should be handled collectively rather than dividing it.

Nepal: A hub for transnational gold smuggling?
Aug 21, 2023

Nepal: A hub for transnational gold smuggling?

Gold smuggling in Nepal exposes the nexus between smugglers, officials, and politicians.

Nepal: COVID-19 crisis and migrant labour
Apr 14, 2020

Nepal: COVID-19 crisis and migrant labour

Regular communication with India and other host countries should be re-evaluated by Nepal, which is economically viable for the country in the long run, as it has to survive a major chunk of its economy on remittances.

Nepal’s political and economic transition
Jun 15, 2022

Nepal’s political and economic transition

In the face of growing domestic turmoil, how will Nepal manage geopolitical challenges that are brewing in the region?

New geographies are transcending old divides
Jul 26, 2019

New geographies are transcending old divides

In a world buffeted by multiple headwinds, it appears that we have a dearth of progressive leadership. How can individuals and institutions rise abo

New trends in digital transactions
Mar 06, 2017

New trends in digital transactions

It's possible to calculate the extent to which the level of digital transactions relates to the underlying trends.

No country left behind: Sub-Saharan Africa in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jan 29, 2019

No country left behind: Sub-Saharan Africa in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The technologies of the 4IR will increasingly blur the lines between the physical and the digital and exponentially increase the speed and efficiency