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Enhancing Blended Financing for a Sustainable Future: Challenges and Potential Solutions
Jul 10, 2023

Enhancing Blended Financing for a Sustainable Future: Challenges and Potential Solutions

An enormous amount of capital is required for climate change mitigation and adaptation globally, but especially in emerging markets that have the dual burden of achieving development and meeting national climate goals in the coming decades. Although it is tough to estimate the precise amount of capital required to achieve these goals, it is anticipated to be in the range of trillions of dollars. However, the flow of capital into green sec

Enough is enough
Jul 13, 2006

Enough is enough

There she was, a wisp of a girl in her teens, out in Mahim at 11.30 in the night, feeding strangers stranded after the bomb blast. This was her answer, and those of countless citizens of Mumbai, to the terrorists who thought they could break the city¿s indomitable spirit. Salaam, Mumbai.

Envisioning the digital, remote-first workspace
Oct 28, 2020

Envisioning the digital, remote-first workspace

This crisis will be etched in our memories long after we have found its cure but what we will remember the most is how we felt, what we did and who we

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India
Jun 17, 2020

Equitable access for the education sector in a pandemic-stricken India

A pandemic-stricken India frantically grapples with a jolt to an education system that is seemingly ill-equipped to handle the transition to distance

Establishing WMD Free Zones in the Middle East: If not now, then when?
May 27, 2024

Establishing WMD Free Zones in the Middle East: If not now, then when?

Establishing Middle East WMD-free zones (MEWMDFZ) is an urgent requirement, not only for the region's stability but also for global security.

Estonian Case – डिजिटल पब्लिक इंफ़्रास्ट्रक्चर का विकास और प्रसार
Jul 18, 2023

Estonian Case – डिजिटल पब्लिक इंफ़्रास्ट्रक्चर का विकास और प्रसार

एस्टोनियाई अनुभव ने हमें बताया है कि डीपीआई (Digital Public Infrastructure) �

EU and 5G: Between alliance and availability
Feb 05, 2020

EU and 5G: Between alliance and availability

If Europeans do not support more directly their participants in this race, they risk being taken over by third party contenders or IT giants deciding

EU की अध्यक्षता; बेल्जियम की सबको साथ लेकर चलने की भावना
Jan 15, 2024

EU की अध्यक्षता; बेल्जियम की सबको साथ लेकर चलने की भावना

बेल्जियम वो देश है, जहां यूरोपीय संघ के कई संस्थान स्थित ह

EU's new Space Code: A significant improvement
Nov 12, 2013

EU's new Space Code: A significant improvement

The new draft of the EU-initiated International Code of Conduct for Outer Space is a significant step forward. The language has been tightened to make it more precise. The document is particularly mindful of the interests of emerging Space actors and instituting measures for greater international cooperation. There have also been several practical measures suggested for more transparency.

EU-China ties: Deficits, de-risking, and dual-use tech
Dec 08, 2023

EU-China ties: Deficits, de-risking, and dual-use tech

Accompanying these country-level strategies is a range of defensive measures that the EU has put in place. These include two-way screenings of investments and anti-coercion mechanisms under the umbrella of its 'derisking' approach. At the same time, Europe is attempting to diversify its trade partners and supply chains in favour of more 'like-minded' nations in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere.

EU-India free trade pact will power India's growth
Jul 05, 2013

EU-India free trade pact will power India's growth

A successful conclusion of the FTA with EU would go a long way in building international market confidence, giving much needed stimulus to the international economy. The loss of revenue from reduction in tariffs should be viewed in gains of transfer of technology, productivity increases and greater competition.

EU: Death of an idea
Apr 15, 2020

EU: Death of an idea

That ideal of the world’s only supranational organization stands severely eroded as member states retreat into the comfort of national zones

Europe and China: Dependent but ungrateful?
Feb 14, 2018

Europe and China: Dependent but ungrateful?

With China’s economic strength and the relative weakness of many smaller European countries, it is justified to see a “divide and rule” strategy

Europe and China: The impact of the Ukraine crisis
Apr 10, 2023

Europe and China: The impact of the Ukraine crisis

Has growing US-Europe ties after the Ukraine crisis impacted EU interests in China?

Europe needs a clearer, more coherent approach to China
Apr 20, 2023

Europe needs a clearer, more coherent approach to China

The split between Western and Eastern Europe has compromised the EU’s emergence as a credible strategic actor on issues relating to China

Europe: Consumer society collides with spectre of austerity
May 11, 2012

Europe: Consumer society collides with spectre of austerity

The return of a socialist President in France since Mitterand's victory in 1981 confirms a trend in Europe which, instead of lifting the mist, is adding to the fog. The other day, David Cameron, who has never quite found his feet, had egg all over his face.

Europe: The institutions with US have held stronger than you think
Nov 02, 2020

Europe: The institutions with US have held stronger than you think

In the larger scheme of Europe belatedly meeting its moment, Trump’s ‘disruptions’ that now unduly dominate analyses on transatlantic ties could

Europe’s China Policy in Disarray
Apr 29, 2023

Europe’s China Policy in Disarray

Whether France can be a trusted partner in managing China is a question that many have asked after the fiasco of Macron’s visit.

Europe’s security challenge
Feb 20, 2024

Europe’s security challenge

Even if Donald Trump does not win the presidency, it is unlikely that enthusiasm for supporting Ukraine would be high in the US’s political ranks

Even with Biden: Trend against globalisation is dampening India’s prospects, headwinds will only increase
Jan 02, 2021

Even with Biden: Trend against globalisation is dampening India’s prospects, headwinds will only increase

New Delhi needs to note that China’s estrangement from the US is not as serious as the one with India.

Evolve or perish: The way forward for India’s fight against Covid19
Mar 23, 2020

Evolve or perish: The way forward for India’s fight against Covid19

Adopting conventional strategies may not work in India given its highly heterogeneous character.

Evolving trajectory of US aid to Ukraine
Apr 13, 2022

Evolving trajectory of US aid to Ukraine

Is US using aid to avoid any direct participation in the military conflict while garnering popular support at home for backing Ukraine?

Expectations from new Budget: More funds a must for farm sector
Feb 05, 2011

Expectations from new Budget: More funds a must for farm sector

In the next Budget Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will have to strive hard to reduce fiscal deficit because a big fiscal deficit gives wrong signals to investors. The current year's Central and state combined fiscal deficit stands at 8.5 per cent.

Exploring Prospects for India-Azerbaijan Ties Through Connectivity Projects
Jan 22, 2024

Exploring Prospects for India-Azerbaijan Ties Through Connectivity Projects

Azerbaijan has become an attractive investment destination, connecting Europe, Central Asia, Russia, and the Indian subcontinent via the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) and the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR). Indeed, over the years, India has explored various options to enhance connectivity with Russia and Europe via Azerbaijan. This brief assesses how the Western Route of the INSTC and the TITR can improv

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance
Aug 14, 2023

Exploring the Inequities of Climate Finance

Over the last few decades, a global climate finance architecture has emerged to channel domestic and international funds towards climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. However, mobilising climate capital at scale has been a challenge, particularly in the Global South, since the current financial system is inept at including climate change metrics in its capital allocation and disbursement processes, and applying a climate justi

Exploring the nexus: Cryptocurrency, Zakat, and terror funding
May 08, 2024

Exploring the nexus: Cryptocurrency, Zakat, and terror funding

Cryptocurrencies have transformed financial transactions and donations, yet the anonymity they offer has been exploited by terrorist organisations

Exports and e-commerce in India
Oct 24, 2017

Exports and e-commerce in India

This paper attempts to make a contribution in the context of the recent push in making India an e-empowered economy for promoting exports. The study stems from the premise that exports respond significantly to the costs associated with breaking into foreign markets and sustaining in those markets, whereas e-commerce offers a ready platform to minimise such costs. The empirical exercise focuses on export decision and export intensity, after adjust

Facial recognition in law enforcement is the litmus test for India’s commitment to “Responsible AI for All”
Oct 17, 2021

Facial recognition in law enforcement is the litmus test for India’s commitment to “Responsible AI for All”

Responsible and ethical AI is premised on an infrastructure of trust; it is imperative that accountability and governance frameworks establish transpa

Facing an aggressive China: The US may be inching towards Asian alliance
Nov 08, 2017

Facing an aggressive China: The US may be inching towards Asian alliance

The United States, Japan, India, Australia – may emerge as guarantors of free trade and defense cooperation to check China

Factoring Assam in the India–Bangladesh relations
Mar 25, 2021

Factoring Assam in the India–Bangladesh relations

Bilateral ties and engagements between India and Bangladesh help in exploring many new windows of possibilities for Assam, ranging from trade and comm

Fair share of nuclear power
Jan 17, 2006

Fair share of nuclear power

The Iran nuclear issue is touching yet another point of criticality. The build-up was evident to the naked eye, the crescendo almost predictable. It was six weeks ago that Secretary of Iran¿s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Larijani, expressed Teheran's frustration that EU-3 (Britain, France and Germany) was stonewalling in the negotiations, meandering into blind alleys, lost in thoughts.

False promises of an electric vehicle utopia
Aug 30, 2019

False promises of an electric vehicle utopia

Pollution-free, decongested and zero emissions. This is what electric vehicles offer Delhi, but its current policy does not achieve this.

Farakka row: Time to shelve colonial reductionist engineering, explore Chinese model
Sep 09, 2016

Farakka row: Time to shelve colonial reductionist engineering, explore Chinese model

The sole reliance on the traditional British engine while constructing Farakka Barrage has created problems at a minimum of two levels.

Farce and Facts for Obama
Aug 30, 2010

Farce and Facts for Obama

When I heard that President Barak Obama would address a joint session of Parliament during his November visit, a chill ran down my spine. Images of President Bill Clinton's foray into the Central Hall of Parliament during his visit in March 2000,

Farming ‘wokeness’ and Sri Lanka’s downfall
May 19, 2022

Farming ‘wokeness’ and Sri Lanka’s downfall

The sudden transition to organic farming was the final blow that contributed to the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka.