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Translating aspirations into foreign policy a key challenge: Former FS
Aug 07, 2015

Translating aspirations into foreign policy a key challenge: Former FS

Discussing Dr. C Raja Mohan's book 'Modi's World: Expanding India's Sphere of Influence' in Kolkata, former Foreign Secretary K. Srinivasan said foreign policy has to be a combination of aspirations and capabilities. He said translating aspirations into policy would be a key challenge for the government.

Transnational corporations and the challenge to underwrite trade disruptions scare
Nov 29, 2021

Transnational corporations and the challenge to underwrite trade disruptions scare

The flailing multilateral system has led global corporations to rethink just how connected they ought to be

Transparency as a tool for urban local governance
Jan 08, 2022

Transparency as a tool for urban local governance

To ensure citizen participation and awareness, it is instrumental that ULBS are slowly transformed into transparent and accountable bodies

Transparent elections crucial to Pakistan
Feb 26, 2013

Transparent elections crucial to Pakistan

A free and fair election is critical for Pakistan to face the mounting challenges the country is grappling with, according to Mr Saad S Khan, a bureaucrat and scholar from Pakistan.

Transport and environment proposals for Delhi
Sep 27, 2022

Transport and environment proposals for Delhi

The MPD 2041 can be the framework to guide the future growth of the city and address the inherent planning issues.

Transport sector needs a sustainability transformation going beyond just an e-mobility transition
Nov 25, 2021

Transport sector needs a sustainability transformation going beyond just an e-mobility transition

For the transport sector to truly transform, it will need to attain environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and economic sustainability.

Trends in the Transatlantic Alliance
Oct 14, 2022

Trends in the Transatlantic Alliance

Although the transatlantic alliance has shown resilience so far, several emerging trends may impact relations in the coming months

Trump re-certifies Iran’s nuclear compliance while India earns wrath of Tehran
Jul 26, 2017

Trump re-certifies Iran’s nuclear compliance while India earns wrath of Tehran

The problem that Trump administration faces is if the US unilaterally breaks away from JCPOA, its European partners are unlikely to stand by the US.

Trump ups the ante against Iran and stokes fires
May 29, 2017

Trump ups the ante against Iran and stokes fires

Iran which has been waging a war against the ISIS, the declared enemy of President Trump, is dubbed a terrorist country.

Trump’s Afghan strategy — Transforming South Asia
Aug 28, 2017

Trump’s Afghan strategy — Transforming South Asia

Trump's Afghan strategy has been long in the making. But the wait has been well worth it.

Trump’s fait accompli for Biden on Iran
Sep 30, 2020

Trump’s fait accompli for Biden on Iran

As the Abraham Accord consolidates Iran’s centrality in the US' approach to the Middle East, Trump’s legacy of “maximum pressure” against Iran

Truth stranger than science fiction
Jan 19, 2012

Truth stranger than science fiction

The US's plan of reducing troop strengths abroad would be counter balanced by the new kinds of deployments. The trend now is towards intelligence weapons systems with precise missions that are network centric, capable of swift decision and superior performance in all echelons with fewer casualties.

Twenty-five years of Pokhran: Safeguarding India’s nuclear infrastructure from cyber threats
May 10, 2023

Twenty-five years of Pokhran: Safeguarding India’s nuclear infrastructure from cyber threats

India must proactively secure its nuclear infrastructure from cyberattacks to remain “a responsible state with advanced nuclear technology”

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

Unjust economic system, mal-governance behind Dhaka Rana Plaza disaster
Mar 18, 2014

Unjust economic system, mal-governance behind Dhaka Rana Plaza disaster

The Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, which had killed 1133 workers and injured more than 1800, was symbolic of a much deeper crisis, not limited to Bangladesh, according to Prof. Rehman Sobhan, chairman of the Centre of Policy Dialogue, Dhaka.

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

Unravelling Saudi Arabia’s grand vision for Africa
Dec 12, 2023

Unravelling Saudi Arabia’s grand vision for Africa

For Saudi Arabia’s grand vision, Africa represents a firm promise. Therefore, it has intensified its diplomatic and economic footprint in the region

Upskilling the chip industry: Transforming human resource into human capital
Sep 12, 2022

Upskilling the chip industry: Transforming human resource into human capital

India needs to harness its unmatched talent pool by upskilling its workforce in the semiconductor domain to become the next R&D hub.

Uptick in India’s headline inflation: A transitory phase
Jul 18, 2021

Uptick in India’s headline inflation: A transitory phase

While economic growth remains the main focus, elevated inflation may ask for some attention.

Urban local bodies and bus rapid transit systems
Sep 13, 2019

Urban local bodies and bus rapid transit systems

The BRTS falls between two stools. It monopolises rare road space and heavily congests non-BRTS lanes.

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power
Jul 24, 2015

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power

Despite the sanctions, Iran has continued to act as a regional power with huge influence over the internal affairs of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. That's what threatens Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf kingdoms, and America's rapproachment with Iran is the beginning of a tectonic shift in the regional balance of power.

US rhetoric dogs India-Iran ties
Jun 01, 2019

US rhetoric dogs India-Iran ties

The Trump administration’s attempts to create another West Asia crisis should worry India.

US$ 1 trillion for renewable energy: Transforming multilateral agencies
Apr 18, 2023

US$ 1 trillion for renewable energy: Transforming multilateral agencies

Public financial institutions such as MDBs and DFIs have to enter the fray to solve the long-term debt funding requirements of the RE sector

US-Iran conflict won’t leave India unscathed
Jan 07, 2020

US-Iran conflict won’t leave India unscathed

India has significant interests in the Persian Gulf region, but it appears to have dealt itself out of the game by tamely skewing its Middle East policy in favour of the informal US-Saudi Arabia-Israel coalition. Iran was given short shrift as New Delhi went along with Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ policy on Iran. New Delhi’s motives may have been practical.

US-Iran conundrum: Not all doors are shut
Jun 06, 2024

US-Iran conundrum: Not all doors are shut

Iran’s leadership crisis may have come at an important time for the US, amid an ongoing political slugfest at home in an election cycle and a litmus test for US relations with Israel.

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.

Valuing the Cold Carbon: A cost-benefit framework for transitions to sustainable cold medical supply chains in India
Jul 26, 2023

Valuing the Cold Carbon: A cost-benefit framework for transitions to sustainable cold medical supply chains in India

There exists a clear case for embracing sustainable cold medical supply chains in India that can pave the way for a climate-resilient healthcare syste

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'
Sep 28, 2005

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'

The debate about Iran's quest for nuclear energy is wholly enmeshed in the politics of US-Iran relationship. Iran is a signatory to the NPT and its additional protocol. It has obligations; it has rights. The focus of the west is on obligations, of Iran on rights. The North-South divide is reflected in the board of governors of the IAEA, with Russia and China supportive of the non-aligned who apprehend, as Washington Post put it,