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10 yrs of Indo-US civil nuclear deal: Transformation of bilateral relationship is the real big deal
Jul 20, 2015

10 yrs of Indo-US civil nuclear deal: Transformation of bilateral relationship is the real big deal

The real objective of the historic Indo-US civil nuclear initiative was to end decades of alienation between the world's largest democracies and build a genuine strategic partnership. Delhi and Washington knew that there could be no real partnership without resolving differences on non-proliferation that had so severely poisoned the bilateral relations from the early 1970s.

Africa’s structural transformation: The untapped potential of India’s development partnerships
Jan 29, 2018

Africa’s structural transformation: The untapped potential of India’s development partnerships

Given Africa’s unusual pattern of structural transformation, India could be a natural partner as far as the search for new development models is concerned.

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap
Aug 17, 2023

An incomplete transformation: Multilateral development banks and the green infrastructure gap

The global effort to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals will depend crucially on reforming the structure of development finance. Mobilising private capital will be an essential part of this effort, and existing development finance institutions, led by the complex of multilateral development banks (MDBs), will have to re-orient their strategies and functioning to prioritise this mobi

Breakout nation: The nutrition transformation of Bangladesh
Nov 08, 2019

Breakout nation: The nutrition transformation of Bangladesh

Bangladesh has not only become the second-fastest growing economy in South Asia, it has also made significant headway in reducing malnutrition. This success owes, in part, to nutrition-sensitive interventions, including provision of diversified foods, improved sanitation, and women’s empowerment. The country’s strategy of a multi-sector approach that scales up health and nutrition programmes for women, in particular, has shown consistent resu

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

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.

Cybersecurity for inclusive digital transformation in Africa
Oct 26, 2022

Cybersecurity for inclusive digital transformation in Africa

Bridging the digital divide in Africa will not be possible without adequate people-centred cybersecurity measures

Dynamics of US Force Transformation
Dec 25, 2006

Dynamics of US Force Transformation

In September 2002, the Bush administration officially introduced its national security strategy report. In response to the devastating attacks on the epicentre of America's financial and defence establishment, President Bush outlined the fundamental tenets of a strategy that was authored to contend with changes caused due to the "profound transformation" in the current security environment. President Bush proclaimed that, in order to protect Amer

Green hydrogen: A pie in the sky or an unfolding transformation?
Jun 06, 2022

Green hydrogen: A pie in the sky or an unfolding transformation?

For India to achieve net-zero by 2070, the Hydrogen Mission needs to closely align with its climate agenda systematically.

Guiding peri-urban transformation
Feb 07, 2022

Guiding peri-urban transformation

The rapid urbanisation of peri-urban areas across India requires targeted and planned intervention to allow cities to grow in a sustainable manner

Healthcare transformation through regulation: The potential impact of India's Pharmacy Bill
Nov 27, 2023

Healthcare transformation through regulation: The potential impact of India's Pharmacy Bill

The draft bill's focus on international collaboration, technological adaptability, and integration of traditional practices can enhance the quality of

Indo-US ties moving to transformational stage, says ex-diplomat
Nov 01, 2014

Indo-US ties moving to transformational stage, says ex-diplomat

Viewed through the prism of recent difficulties in India-US engagement, the focus of PM Modi?s US visit was in the nature of the leadership of the two nations getting to know each other, as well as aimed at building trust and fostering commitment between them, says former Secretary in the MEA, Mr. M. Ganapathi.

Inequity pandemic: The lost generation of the digital transformation
Nov 29, 2021

Inequity pandemic: The lost generation of the digital transformation

Active work must be done to ensure that those without digital access are not left behind

Kashmir’s transformation from terrorism to tourism
Sep 21, 2023

Kashmir’s transformation from terrorism to tourism

The recent increase in the number of tourist arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir indicates that peace is returning to the Valley

OCEN: A digital transformation of credit systems?
Dec 26, 2022

OCEN: A digital transformation of credit systems?

OCEN could emerge as a uniquely Indian digital success story in the years ahead

Pakistan's naval transformation: Dangerous delusions, soaring ambitions
Dec 12, 2016

Pakistan's naval transformation: Dangerous delusions, soaring ambitions

The combination of dangerous delusions, soaring ambitions and a fatal nuclear obsession could spark another round of strategic brinkmanship in South Asia, with disastrous consequences for regional security. Navy is supposed to be the new domain for another round of brinkmanship

Power and transformation: Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyaya’s hybrid International Relations theory
Aug 20, 2023

Power and transformation: Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyaya’s hybrid International Relations theory

This brief explores the work of the Bengali diplomat and academic Jayantanuja Bandyopadhyaya, whose book, The Making of Indian Foreign Policy (1970) is considered a classic in Indian scholarship in International Relations. It analyses Bandyopadhyaya’s distinctive contribution to IR theory, especially his attempt to craft a “hybrid” approach derived from Gandhi and Mao, on the one hand, and behavouralist systems theories, on the other. It

Property tax reforms key for India’s post-Covid urban transformation
Sep 24, 2020

Property tax reforms key for India’s post-Covid urban transformation

The very nature of this tax needs to be assessed to understand either why it is not paid or why recovery is poor.

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

Structural transformation driving services-led employment generation in India
May 01, 2024

Structural transformation driving services-led employment generation in India

India needs to recalibrate its strategies and adopt a holistic approach that bridges the gap between traditional sectors like manufacturing and emergi

Surrogate warfare and the transformation of war in the 2020s
Dec 30, 2020

Surrogate warfare and the transformation of war in the 2020s

What surrogates can provide are the means to disrupt the battlespace kinetically, the information space subversively, and the willpower of the adversa

Technology and Climate Change: Innovation and Partnerships for Transformational Change
Sep 13, 2023

Technology and Climate Change: Innovation and Partnerships for Transformational Change

The world is facing a climate-change challenge that requires nothing short of atechnological revolution to address. Yet the current patterns of technology development anddiffusions are not transformative enough; nor are they happening at a pace, rapid enough.Actions at multiple levels engaging different actors are needed to reduce emissions whilemeeting the developmental needs of the global south. This paper summarises the mostinnovative ideas s

Technology as an enabler for transformation
Nov 02, 2020

Technology as an enabler for transformation

Our world will be different with more women in STEM. Diversity and inclusion are broad buckets, but we need to keep the discussion going. The more con

The bilateral transformation
Jan 02, 2019

The bilateral transformation

India and Bangladesh must seize the opportunity to further enhance connectivity and trade ties

The Digital Rupee: The next step in India’s digital transformation
Oct 31, 2022

The Digital Rupee: The next step in India’s digital transformation

As countries around the world explore design and implementation strategies for CBDCs, India can play a pivotal role in setting a global benchmark

The political transformation of India under the aegis of Narendra Modi
May 23, 2019

The political transformation of India under the aegis of Narendra Modi

The lesson of 2019: The Modi generation, which is and will be India’s most influential ever, will reshape this country

The quick transformation of Russia-North Korea ties
Mar 05, 2024

The quick transformation of Russia-North Korea ties

This is a partnership that has been forged amid common challenges and shared strategic objectives

The transformation of Kigali into Africa’s cleanest city
Jul 27, 2022

The transformation of Kigali into Africa’s cleanest city

Due to various policy initiatives undertaken by the Rwandan government, Kigali has now emerged as the cleanest city in Africa.