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Budget 2022: Priorities for sustainable growth of the transport sector
Jan 24, 2022

Budget 2022: Priorities for sustainable growth of the transport sector

This year’s budget should prioritse the growth of transport infrastructure rooted in environmental and social sustainability

Budget provisions for energy transition: Less than meets the eye
Feb 15, 2022

Budget provisions for energy transition: Less than meets the eye

Though the Budget has increased financial incentives to the RE industry, it does not reflect an unambiguous focus on the energy transition of the coun

Building Back Better together—Potential for an India-UK partnership for a Green Transition
Oct 23, 2021

Building Back Better together—Potential for an India-UK partnership for a Green Transition

In the lead up to COP26, India and the UK can work together in catalysing a just and equitable post-pandemic recovery

Building capacities for net-zero emissions: Lessons ranging from South Africa to Asia
Nov 27, 2021

Building capacities for net-zero emissions: Lessons ranging from South Africa to Asia

To achieve the net-zero targets, both Africa and Asia would need to adopt adequate measures to circumvent the capacity conundrum

Building new partnerships: Putin looks toward Iran
Jul 26, 2022

Building new partnerships: Putin looks toward Iran

In Russia’s pageantry of state visits to Iran, its counter to the West is quite evident.

But What's the Alternative? In negotiations with Iran, it means doing a better job
May 11, 2015

But What's the Alternative? In negotiations with Iran, it means doing a better job

Probably the most common response to the criticism that has been leveled at the P5+1-Iran negotiations over the past year is: "but what's the alternative?"

Calling the intransigent bully's bluff
Aug 12, 2016

Calling the intransigent bully's bluff

Pakistan who always exhibited the tactics of an intransigent bully and every time the Commission bowed to her intransigence.

Cam Ranh port: A lever in Vietnam’s naval diplomacy
Oct 06, 2018

Cam Ranh port: A lever in Vietnam’s naval diplomacy

Theoretically, sheer naval presence is a form of naval diplomacy that achieves multiple goals such as expressing intent, reassuring partners and deter

Can Great Powers now do an Iran on North Korea?
Apr 06, 2015

Can Great Powers now do an Iran on North Korea?

The deal with Iran should boost efforts to do an Iran with North Korea's nuclear programme as well. This would be more difficult given the authoritarian nature of the regime in North Korea but is still an idea worth pursuing. The major powers should carry forward the momentum and energy to solve other issues in the Middle East.

Can India sustain Iran policy?
Feb 17, 2012

Can India sustain Iran policy?

Iran represents a complex policy challenge that needs to be carefully weighed. Any assessment will need to look not only at the benefits but also the costs of not changing course on Iran. But fence-sitting and procrastination might be an unsustainable and expensive choice.

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition
Mar 27, 2023

Can India's G20 Presidency Facilitate Global Energy Transition

India is increasingly serving as a model for countries worldwide by demonstrating how economic development and environmental conservation can be complementary.

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?
Sep 30, 2023

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?

Being a multilateral forum of international economic cooperation, the G20 can serve as a suitable platform for creating a dedicated fund for climate m

Can the US and Iran join hands to fight the IS?
Sep 05, 2014

Can the US and Iran join hands to fight the IS?

A common enemy does often become a powerful uniting force, but the fact that the US has so many friends and not a single ally to fight the Islamic State speaks volumes about its foreign and defence policies in Wes Asia.

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: The epitome of an “unjust” transition?
Dec 11, 2023

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: The epitome of an “unjust” transition?

The CBAM is neither based on equity principles nor does it conform to efficiency criteria that will help the cause of just transition

Cashless transactions & cyber terrorism
Dec 07, 2016

Cashless transactions & cyber terrorism

Post-demonetisation campaigning for cashless transactions as way to stamp out black money has been stepped up with cybercrime issue needed to be dealt

Caught in the crossfire: The establishment’s Imran problem
Nov 11, 2022

Caught in the crossfire: The establishment’s Imran problem

Imran’s unceasing attacks on the government and the military have increased the instability in Pakistan

Caught in US-Iran tangle
Jul 23, 2018

Caught in US-Iran tangle

Trump Tantrum: US sanctions on Iran threaten to hit India’s strategic interests in West Asia

Challenges and opportunities for India: An assessment of the 20th Report on Demands for Grants
Apr 18, 2023

Challenges and opportunities for India: An assessment of the 20th Report on Demands for Grants

As India anchors itself as an emerging pole in this multipolar world order, it is crucial to understand the operational requirements of the Ministry o

Challenges before the new Iranian President
Aug 01, 2013

Challenges before the new Iranian President

When Dr. Hassan Rouhani takes charge as the new President of the Iranian republic on 4th August 2013, there are two most important challenges before him -- the mismanaged economy and the intractable nuclear negotiations that seem to have hit a road block.

Change Management in Societal Transformation: The Case of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’
Jul 25, 2022

Change Management in Societal Transformation: The Case of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’

A transformation is sweeping Saudi Arabia, and certain elements of it can be attributed to ‘Vision 2030’, a strategic plan launched in 2016. The vision—framed by a paradigm shift in the country’s economic, social, and cultural landscape—will have implications beyond Saudi Arabia itself, given the country’s position as leader of the Arab and Islamic world. The biggest challenge to such a metamorphosis is adoption among citizens, who wi

Changing US-Iran relations and India
Jan 17, 2014

Changing US-Iran relations and India

Iran's cancellation of $500 million funding to Pakistan for the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline indicates Iran's clout in regional energy affairs. It is unclear why Iran took this sudden step. Is President Rouhani merely fine-tuning some of the policies of his predecessor? But there is certainly more to this than meets the eye.

China and Iran: JCPOA and beyond
Feb 18, 2019

China and Iran: JCPOA and beyond

Beijing’s Middle-East policy, especially that towards Iran, remains an enigma of sorts. Though it remains heavily engaged with Teheran, it is taking

China and the Saudi-Iran conflict
Dec 20, 2017

China and the Saudi-Iran conflict

Beijing would find it hard to sustain its balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Mar 13, 2023

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran

The revival of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran that was negotiated by China is a major diplomacy victory for the latter

China Can No Longer Take Sri Lanka for Granted
Oct 17, 2023

China Can No Longer Take Sri Lanka for Granted

Since the early 2000s, China's debt profile in Sri Lanka has increased rapidly, with estimates indicating that over 20% of the overall debt stock is owed to China. Beijing's lending has been opaque on high-interest loans and has often contributed to several white elephant projects. Much of this lending comes from Chinese policy banks, such as China Exim Bank and China Development Bank that is entrusted to further Beijing's economic and commercial

China inks a strategic gambit with Iran in West Asia
Apr 01, 2021

China inks a strategic gambit with Iran in West Asia

While China’s push into Iran is impressive on paper, how Beijing puts this into practice will be the major point to follow.

China's urban transformation strategy
Jun 20, 2018

China's urban transformation strategy

The appraisal of select aspects of China’s urbanisation strategy and the progress in implementation indicate a massive urban transformation.

China’s political influence activities in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sep 14, 2022

China’s political influence activities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Following the ‘Vaccine Apartheid’ and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the CCP has only tightened its grip on the African continent.

China’s shifting Persian Gulf Policy: Is it favouring the GCC over Iran? 
Jan 04, 2023

China’s shifting Persian Gulf Policy: Is it favouring the GCC over Iran? 

Multiple factors have contributed to a shift in Beijing’s Gulf policy but it does not mean that China intends to finance a new regional order

COP26 transport declaration: A missed opportunity for India
Nov 17, 2021

COP26 transport declaration: A missed opportunity for India

The discussion at the COP26 summit was solely focused on EVs and Metro rail and left out crucial sectors of public transport and NMT

Could Iran be Obama's legacy?
Mar 12, 2013

Could Iran be Obama's legacy?

If Richard Nixon sought a breakthrough in China after failure in Vietnam, George Bush had a breakthrough with India after failure in Iraq, Barack Obama could work on a legacy that is a breakthrough with Iran after failure in Afghanistan.

Coup by Court — The Pakistani Army's new modus operandi
Sep 12, 2017

Coup by Court — The Pakistani Army's new modus operandi

In earlier coups, the Army used the Court as an afterthought to "justify" its actions. Now for the time the Court was used as the first port of call

COVID-19 and migrant workers in India: Reinstating ethics of care as state policy
Apr 27, 2020

COVID-19 and migrant workers in India: Reinstating ethics of care as state policy

Migrant workers have perennially remained at the socio-economic margins of our society silently serving as the instrumental labour force of the urban

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment
Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment

New Delhi must consolidate the positive mood in the Valley to regain the trust of the people after abrogation of Article 370.

COVID-19: South Asian countries need a migrant worker-friendly disaster management policy
Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19: South Asian countries need a migrant worker-friendly disaster management policy

The recent incidents shed light on the desperation of the migrant labours in the South Asian countries that worsen during disasters like the present p

Crackdown on PTI, Dismantling ‘Project Imran’
May 17, 2023

Crackdown on PTI, Dismantling ‘Project Imran’

The process of dismantling PTI and ending “Project Imran” appears to be getting underway.

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again
Apr 04, 2014

Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again

Obama's warning to Putin that there would be costs for the invasion of Crimea was not only empty, but the real cost in all this was to American credibility, once again. One can, therefore, expect both the US and Russia to assert their rights regardless of international law.