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COVID-19: China and global supply chains
Apr 25, 2020

COVID-19: China and global supply chains

The role of China as the central hub in many global value chains has brought losses in global exports — Chinese suppliers are crucial for many indus

Export controls and the green transition: Securing critical mineral supply chains
Nov 08, 2023

Export controls and the green transition: Securing critical mineral supply chains

In light of high import dependencies and export bans imposed by resource-rich countries, countries need to create secure critical mineral supply chain

Gated globalisation and fragmented supply chains
Apr 27, 2020

Gated globalisation and fragmented supply chains

The hyper-globalisation processes that built China’s industrial might also caused enormous political churn.

India-ASEAN FTA Rules of Origin reforms: Abating outside influx and consolidating supply chains
Feb 29, 2024

India-ASEAN FTA Rules of Origin reforms: Abating outside influx and consolidating supply chains

As India’s competitive efforts to augment itself as a global manufacturing hub expand, AITGA’s future success is critical to addressing its unfavo

India’s G20 presidency: Priorities in trade and correcting supply chains
Jan 31, 2023

India’s G20 presidency: Priorities in trade and correcting supply chains

India’s G20 presidency is an opportunity that allows the developing world to play a leading role in bringing back the world economy to pre-pandemic

Networked security: 5G and supply chains
Dec 30, 2020

Networked security: 5G and supply chains

While the geopolitical contestation in emerging technologies will continue, the importance of strengthening policies towards network security cannot b

Nurturing Cooperation in the Critical Minerals Supply Chains
Apr 04, 2024

Nurturing Cooperation in the Critical Minerals Supply Chains

The world is experiencing a crucial shift; a new industrial revolution. This time, the colour is green, and the aim is a cleaner, more livable world for future generations. This industrial revolution will require unprecedented access to critical minerals like graphite, cobalt, lithium, and copper, used for some of the most advanced technologies of our time. Many of these minerals are scattered around the globe, and states that do not have the nat

Storm Warning: Zero-COVID, Chinese Slowdown, and Supply Chains
Dec 07, 2022

Storm Warning: Zero-COVID, Chinese Slowdown, and Supply Chains

It needs to be understood that no policy for supply chain resilience will be complete without accounting for China as a supplier in the short term

The Geopolitical Imperative for Reorganising Global Supply Chains
Aug 14, 2023

The Geopolitical Imperative for Reorganising Global Supply Chains

Global supply chains are being restructured to achieve distinct geopolitical goals, given the strategic vulnerability of such networks due to being controlled by a few nations. Countries that are prominent sourcing hubs for some supply chains could potentially ‘weaponise’ their economic influence for larger geopolitical gains. This brief argues that although multiple global efforts have been initiated to address such threats, efforts

Towards sustainable fashion apparel supply chains
Aug 11, 2023

Towards sustainable fashion apparel supply chains

As transparency and sustainability become defining factors in consumer choices, luxury brands have an opportunity to drive responsible practices withi

Trust but verify: A narrative analysis of “trusted” tech supply chains
Apr 21, 2021

Trust but verify: A narrative analysis of “trusted” tech supply chains

The contours of global supply chains in the 2020s and beyond will be shaped by the evolving understandings of “trust.”

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

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence
Mar 15, 2024

A European-Central Asian strategy to counter Russia and China’s influence

By guaranteeing significant investments in new supply chains and tackling poverty in the Central Asian nations, the EU can forge a coherent and mutual

A matter of trust: How New Delhi sees the Quad tech partnership
Dec 17, 2022

A matter of trust: How New Delhi sees the Quad tech partnership

The Quad tech partnership is rooted in how it complements the broader strategic and economic objectives of each Quad member

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World
Aug 03, 2023

A Public-Private-People Partnership Model for Digital Economy Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic hastened the widespread adoption of digitaltechnologies across the globe. The pace of digitalisation—from the micro levels ofeducation and e-commerce to the macro levels of supply chains and productionnetworks—has galvanised governments to advance digital regulations. Thetightrope walk of creating policies that enable digital innovation and ensureregulations are in the larger public interest have led to inte

Amphan meets COVID-19: Kolkata’s unprecedented debacles
May 25, 2020

Amphan meets COVID-19: Kolkata’s unprecedented debacles

It is very rare in the history of modern India that one of the country’s largest cities continues to stand in ruins, days after the cyclone.

An Indo-German realignment with submarines in the mix
Jun 13, 2023

An Indo-German realignment with submarines in the mix

This shift in Germany’s strategic posture aligns well with India’s willingness to play a larger global role.

Assessing globalisation: Reconciling with a changing world order
Aug 22, 2023

Assessing globalisation: Reconciling with a changing world order

By reforming policy frameworks and promoting responsible global economic governance, globalisation could prioritise inclusive growth, social equity, a

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security
Mar 22, 2024

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security

Climate change poses a significant risk to global food security. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns impact food production, disrupting food supply chains, increasing food prices, and diminishing food safety. These effects are particularly apparent in developing countries, where vulnerable populations struggle to access nutritious foods and small farmers face financial challenges. Tackling the impacts

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Energy Sector: Progress, Direction, and Trends
Dec 05, 2023

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Energy Sector: Progress, Direction, and Trends

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is central to the country’s ambitious policy reorientation. The energy sector accounts for nearly 40 percent of all investments under the BRI, with significant geostrategic and geoeconomic implications. In recent years, China has adopted a “greening the BRI” strategy, emphasising green energy projects. This brief analyses China’s BRI investments in the energy sector to establish the potential trend

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system
Feb 21, 2024

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system

As the world navigates through Cold War 2.0, the interplay between the US and the DragonBear alliance will underpin much of the global and regional te

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition
Mar 20, 2021

Cooperation between Japan and India from the perspective of geoeconomics in the intensifying US-China hegemony competition

Japan wants to assist India to improve the investment climate to attract more FDI so that New Delhi can be linked more closely with Japan–ASEAN-based supply chains.

COVID-19 and ‘The New World Disorder’: An opportunity in disguise?
May 07, 2020

COVID-19 and ‘The New World Disorder’: An opportunity in disguise?

This discussion drew heavily from Shashi Tharoor and Samir Saran’s new book — ‘The New World Disorder and the Indian Imperative.’

COVID-19 Compounds Global Challenges to Food Security
Aug 04, 2021

COVID-19 Compounds Global Challenges to Food Security

Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on food and nutrition security. Efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 on Zero Hunger have been stalled, and it is estimated that an additional 137 million people faced acute food insecurity as 2020 ended. The reasons are many: interrupted food supply chains, high levels of unemployment, loss of incomes, and rising food cost. Climate change and the resultant extreme we

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis
May 22, 2020

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis

India stands a good chance to benefit from the shift in global trade triggered by the pandemic, and could fill in the vacuum by supplying West Asian c

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa
Sep 15, 2023

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China's Loans and Investments in West Africa

In recent years, China has increasingly invested in West Africa to further its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, diversify its supply chains, and acquire critical minerals and raw materials for its domestic industries. Indeed, China sees immense potential in West Africa for the region’s ability to provide a secure supply of critical minerals and energy resources insulated from the West. Beijing is now the region’s largest bilateral trading

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China’s Loans and Investments in West Africa
Sep 15, 2023

Debt Diplomacy in Action: An Overview of China’s Loans and Investments in West Africa

In recent years, China has increasingly invested in West Africa to further its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, diversify its supply chains, and acquire critical minerals and raw materials for its domestic industries. Indeed, China sees immense potential in West Africa for the region’s ability to provide a secure supply of critical minerals and energy resources insulated from the West. Beijing is now the region’s largest bilateral trading

Decade of Action: Importance of a circular economy
Apr 14, 2021

Decade of Action: Importance of a circular economy

As a primarily economic discipline, the circular economy must empower business and industry.

Disruption of the global aerospace and aviation industry — and lessons for India
May 05, 2020

Disruption of the global aerospace and aviation industry — and lessons for India

Now is time for India to rise to the challenge and be the leader in the opening up of the aviation sector.

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.

Europe accelerates its free trade agenda
Dec 01, 2022

Europe accelerates its free trade agenda

With the growing need to diversify supply chains, the EU needs to revisit the process of free trade agreements without alienating its members

Exploring India’s economic diplomacy with the US
Apr 26, 2021

Exploring India’s economic diplomacy with the US

The opportunities and challenges for Indian economic diplomacy in its efforts at engaging the US over the next decade are immense.

FDI opening timed wrongly
Dec 05, 2011

FDI opening timed wrongly

Opening up retail trade should not have happened at a time when inflation is high, GDP growth rate is falling, industrial growth and exports are declining. Unfortunately, it would take a long time for the multi-brand retailers to establish their own supply chains and hence inflation is unlikely to come down in the near future.

Food safety during the pandemic—a matter of concern and opportunity to make it better
Jun 07, 2021

Food safety during the pandemic—a matter of concern and opportunity to make it better

On World Food Safety Day, we look at how COVID-19 has highlighted the growing concerns around food safety

Forging China-Resistant Supplier Compacts
Aug 14, 2023

Forging China-Resistant Supplier Compacts

China’s approach to trade has stood impervious to change. It is time for a new geoeconomic approach to counter China. Like-minded nations can fashion rapid arrangements to grow the supply chains that matter most, such as for electric vehicles (EV). The US and India, plus Australia, Canada, Japan, Britain, Taiwan, Korea, and Mexico can form an EV supply chain compact to create a level playing field within the group and incentivise their

From turmoil to clarity: International relations in the new decade
Jan 04, 2021

From turmoil to clarity: International relations in the new decade

Indian foreign policy will have to respond to the meta-trends by crafting an approach that is more than just the sum of its bilateral and multilateral

Future of the pandemic in 2021 and beyond — Africa’s economic challenges continue
Dec 29, 2020

Future of the pandemic in 2021 and beyond — Africa’s economic challenges continue

For 2021, governments in Africa will focus on improving their revenue and ending the economic recession, way more than it will focus on managing the p

Green Recovery: Opportunities for India
Nov 17, 2020

Green Recovery: Opportunities for India

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive economic and social fallout for India, as it has across the globe. In India, large numbers of people lost their jobs, and supply chains across industries and agriculture have been disrupted. At the same time, environmental indicators—notably air and freshwater quality—showed improvements following the long period of a nationwide lockdown. This brief outlines why India must make a focused decision to mov

India and the U.S. can together make tech more accessible to all
Jun 20, 2023

India and the U.S. can together make tech more accessible to all

A strategic partnership of two great democracies will counter the rising influence of techno-authoritarians.

India and the UAE: CEPA cements a promising bilateral
Jun 23, 2023

India and the UAE: CEPA cements a promising bilateral

Growing convergence on contemporary national goals and policy objectives has become the principal driver of the India-UAE relations

India chasing a fleeting manufacturing dream
Jun 07, 2020

India chasing a fleeting manufacturing dream

With the current rise in automation — a trend that has gained strength due to COVID-19 — the manufacturing sector’s ability to absorb traditiona