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Madrid Impressions - II: Economic Impact of Terrorism
Apr 08, 2005

Madrid Impressions - II: Economic Impact of Terrorism

The impact of terrorism on the oil and tourism industries and on financial institutions and "Democracy, Terrorism and the Internet" received considerable attention at the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security held at Madrid from March 8 to 11,2005.

Maldives and Seychelles: Elevating relations to a strategic partnership
Jun 20, 2023

Maldives and Seychelles: Elevating relations to a strategic partnership

Since their long-term visions and concerns converge, elevating the bilateral relationship between Maldives and Seychelles to a strategic partnership i

Maldives' import-reliant economic landscape
Feb 29, 2024

Maldives' import-reliant economic landscape

As Maldives faces a complex economic landscape driven by import dependencies and fiscal policy challenges, strategic policymaking is imperative

Maldives: Closing in on an economic crisis
Sep 20, 2022

Maldives: Closing in on an economic crisis

The Maldives is said to be in a brittle economic state, slowly inching closer to what Sri Lanka and Pakistan are experiencing.

Maldives: Taking on ‘India Out’ campaign in word and deed
Feb 25, 2022

Maldives: Taking on ‘India Out’ campaign in word and deed

The Maldivian government has taken steps to curb the ‘India Out’ campaign, showcasing the strategic importance of India

Maldives: Trouble in paradise
Nov 25, 2022

Maldives: Trouble in paradise

As the affairs of the ruling party seem to be heading towards a political showdown, is Maldives descending into political chaos?

Mapping Muizzu’s foreign policy
Apr 03, 2024

Mapping Muizzu’s foreign policy

Muizzu’s foreign policy seems to have three objectives: reduce dependence on India, increase cooperation with China, and diversify relations with ot

Mitali Express: Implications for India–Bangladesh and sub-regional connectivity
Aug 05, 2022

Mitali Express: Implications for India–Bangladesh and sub-regional connectivity

Though the Mitali Express provides better connectivity between Bangladesh and India, its true potential can only be reached if it is expanded to other

Modi in Nepal: Religion and diplomacy
Nov 24, 2014

Modi in Nepal: Religion and diplomacy

One hopes that by the time Modi gets to places like Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath, India would have taken concrete steps towards the promotion of trans-border connectivity and tourism between the two countries.

Mt Everest: Overcrowding at the top of the world must be regulated
Aug 09, 2019

Mt Everest: Overcrowding at the top of the world must be regulated

Nepal needs to be proactive in safeguarding the tourism industry centred around Mount Everest

Muizzu’s Maldives is missing the ‘Geo’ in geopolitics
Jan 11, 2024

Muizzu’s Maldives is missing the ‘Geo’ in geopolitics

The island nation has bigger problems than tourism and India-Out—it is getting crushed in an Islamist-China pincer

Nepal’s economic crisis: Is Nepal the next Sri Lanka?
May 02, 2022

Nepal’s economic crisis: Is Nepal the next Sri Lanka?

With depleted forex reserves, rising imports, and soaring balance of payments imbalances, many fear that Nepal is heading towards a full-blown economi

Nepal’s response to Covid19
Mar 30, 2020

Nepal’s response to Covid19

Nepal is yet to make an announcement of plans to see how it works on economic recovery and how it will approach multilateral and bilateral agencies fo

New political developments in Maldives
Jun 12, 2023

New political developments in Maldives

Maldives’ political front seems to have been upturned as new political parties emerge in the face of the upcoming presidential elections

Operationalising Blue Economy in Africa: The Case of South West Indian Ocean
May 11, 2023

Operationalising Blue Economy in Africa: The Case of South West Indian Ocean

Blue Economy is fast becoming an area of huge interest for African policymakers. Has the rhetoric translated to concrete developmental outcomes? This brief examines the question of how the concept of ‘Blue economy’ should be operationalised nationally and regionally in Africa. It highlights strategic entry points that should be driven by both public and private sectors and supported by South-South cooperation: the development of ports, promot

Pathways to Gentrification in India: The Case of Patan
Jan 31, 2023

Pathways to Gentrification in India: The Case of Patan

The concept of ‘gentrification’ has been studied extensively in urban agglomerations, specifically in tier-I and tier-II cities. ‘Gentrification’ is largely understood as the displacement of people belonging to certain classes in an area due to the influx of investment and affluent classes into that area. In India, settlements are based on religious and social vectors of caste, rather than economic vectors of class. With settlemen

Perception of Kashmiri youth towards Pakistan’s current imbroglio
Jun 07, 2023

Perception of Kashmiri youth towards Pakistan’s current imbroglio

Kashmir now stands at the cusp of definite change vis-à-vis its attitude towards Pakistan

Prosperity through connectivity: ‘Positive transformation’ in India-Sri Lanka ties 
Aug 08, 2023

Prosperity through connectivity: ‘Positive transformation’ in India-Sri Lanka ties 

The recent visit by Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has opened new opportunities to further consolidate India-Sri Lanka ties

Re-envisioning the future of Asian regionalism in the Post COVID19 era
May 25, 2020

Re-envisioning the future of Asian regionalism in the Post COVID19 era

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that global health crises are geopolitical events with far-reaching and long-lasting effects across the globe. It creates prodigious disruptions across economic, security, and social sectors, with spillover effects through trade, financial linkages, and tourism, to name the least. This essay argues that as the American-led order in Asia arguably falters, instead of China rushing to fill the post COVID-19 vacuu

Reel v/s real: Examining anti-India sentiments in Bangladesh
May 14, 2024

Reel v/s real: Examining anti-India sentiments in Bangladesh

The credibility of the 'anti-India' sentiments emerging in Bangladesh warrants scrutiny, as reality portrays a different narrative from what is depict

Rejuvenating Nepal-India bilateral relations through digital connectivity
Apr 26, 2024

Rejuvenating Nepal-India bilateral relations through digital connectivity

Attempts are being made by Nepal and India to revive the relationship through new avenues of cooperation with a focus on digital connectivity

Singapore and the post-COVID world
Dec 29, 2020

Singapore and the post-COVID world

What will Singapore look like in the post-COVID world? Three things stand clear.

South Asia Weekly Report | Volume XII; Issue 26
Jul 01, 2019

South Asia Weekly Report | Volume XII; Issue 26

Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh; revival of tourism in Pakistan — and other news from South Asia.

The Bhutanese economic revival
Feb 07, 2022

The Bhutanese economic revival

To meet the economic growth estimations of 2022, Bhutan would have to adopt strong policy measures to revive its economy

The BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity: A Stocktaking
Jun 03, 2024

The BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity: A Stocktaking

Connectivity facilitates economic growth, social development, and people-to-people interactions. Recognising the imperative of connectivity in regional engagement, the Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in 1997 declared ‘transport and communication’ as one of its sectors of cooperation. In 2018, BIMSTEC drew up its Master Plan for Transport Connectivity, and subsequently updated the plan at the fifth BIM

The Blue Economy: Charting a New Development Path in the Seychelles
Aug 13, 2020

The Blue Economy: Charting a New Development Path in the Seychelles

The Seychelles’ geographical advantages have given it economic gains from its main Blue Economy (BE) sectors—fisheries and tourism. However, overexploitation and unsustainable management practices have placed undue pressure on these resources. In 2018, the country conceived a sustainable ocean-based development pathway—the Seychelles’ Blue Economy Strategic Framework and Roadmap. Various socio-economic and environmental challenges threate

The Chattogram-Ranong connect: Establishing direct shipping in the Bay of Bengal
Jun 05, 2024

The Chattogram-Ranong connect: Establishing direct shipping in the Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal presents an opportunity for Bangladesh and Thailand to enhance bilateral trade through their shared maritime space, making a Chattog

Time to make villages attractive for tourists
Feb 21, 2014

Time to make villages attractive for tourists

India is now extending 'visa on arrival' to tourists from 180 countries to encourage tourism. But budget tourists, who aim at staying in small hotels/guest houses and not five-star hotels, face problems in finding clean and safe accommodation.

Tracking China’s soft power diplomacy in Nepal
Jul 12, 2024

Tracking China’s soft power diplomacy in Nepal

China's soft power diplomacy in Nepal serves as a tangible manifestation of its broader foreign policy goals, aiming not only for a China-dominated As

Turkey, Syria, and the Islamic State
Mar 18, 2016

Turkey, Syria, and the Islamic State

The Syrian crisis has become a test case for Turkey's foreign and domestic policy. Determined to find a balance between its global expectations and regional objectives, Turkey aimed towards the downfall of the Assad regime, relying on its strength in the Arab streets and support to rebels to ensure a rapid outcome. This tolerance for the radical opposition in Syria, along with the failure in finding a resolution to the Kurdish issue, has contribu

Understanding the Economic Issues in Sri Lanka’s Current Debacle
Jul 20, 2023

Understanding the Economic Issues in Sri Lanka’s Current Debacle

Sri Lanka, which in the 1970s was being hailed as a development success story for a low-income nation, is now mired in a financial and economic disaster, its worst yet since independence in 1948. Despite notable investments in infrastructure projects, and a largely stable growth rate from 2013 to 2019, the Sri Lankan story was marred by a series of untimely and mismanaged economic measures that led to the current meltdown. External factors have c

Unemployment remains the biggest challenge for Nepal
Dec 18, 2020

Unemployment remains the biggest challenge for Nepal

Before it is too late, it is necessary on the part of the federal, provincial and local governments to provide easy loans and grants to entrepreneurs,

Warning bells in the Maldivian economy
Dec 17, 2022

Warning bells in the Maldivian economy

It is only by reducing its unnecessary expenditure, reforming underperforming SOEs, and diversifying its economy, can Maldives mitigate its economic p

What does energy security mean for Maldives?
Feb 06, 2021

What does energy security mean for Maldives?

The approach to energy security has to be an integrated one.

अब भी मझधार में फंसी है भारत-श्रीलंका फ़ेरी सेवा
Apr 12, 2023

अब भी मझधार में फंसी है भारत-श्रीलंका फ़ेरी सेवा

भारत और श्रीलंका के बीच विस्तृत ब्योरे पर सहमति को देखते �

कश्मीर में मूलभूत ढांचे की परियोजनाओं की मदद से, एकीकरण की 'बाधा' को दूर करने की कोशिश!
Apr 04, 2023

कश्मीर में मूलभूत ढांचे की परियोजनाओं की मदद से, एकीकरण की 'बाधा' को दूर करने की कोशिश!

कश्मीर घाटी में मूलभूत ढांचे की परियोजनाएं पूरी होने से �

कुलभूषण जाधव मामला: अंतरराष्ट्रीय अदालत में जीत तो मिली, पर अंजाम का पता नहीं
May 24, 2019

कुलभूषण जाधव मामला: अंतरराष्ट्रीय अदालत में जीत तो मिली, पर अंजाम का पता नहीं

कुलभूषण जाधव के मामले में भारत को शानदार जीत मिली है और इस

कोविड-19 और टूरिज्म: कुछ बदलावों के साथ पर्यटन उद्योग की तरफ़ सेशेल्स की वापसी
Sep 24, 2020

कोविड-19 और टूरिज्म: कुछ बदलावों के साथ पर्यटन उद्योग की तरफ़ सेशेल्स की वापसी

अब जबकि सेशेल्स कोविड19 के संकट के चलते अपने लिए एक लंबी दू�

तिबेटचं सत्य
Apr 23, 2019

तिबेटचं सत्य

तिबेटमध्ये चीनचा वाढता हस्तक्षेप तिबेटी लोकजीवन व धर्मासोबतच तिथल्या लोकांच्या अभिव्यक्ती व स्थानिक संस्कृतीदेखील दडपशाहीच्या छायेत आहे.

निशा बेन: उत्तराखंड में ‘होमस्टे पर्यटन’ को आगे ले जाने की कोशिश!
Oct 18, 2022

निशा बेन: उत्तराखंड में ‘होमस्टे पर्यटन’ को आगे ले जाने की कोशिश!

सेवा अतिथि के माध्यम से अल्मोड़ा और रुद्रप्रयाग जिलों मे

निशा बेन: उत्तराखंड में ‘होमस्टे पर्यटन’ को आगे ले जाने की कोशिश!
Oct 18, 2022

निशा बेन: उत्तराखंड में ‘होमस्टे पर्यटन’ को आगे ले जाने की कोशिश!

सेवा अतिथि के माध्यम से अल्मोड़ा और रुद्रप्रयाग जिलों मे