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A bright red line between social and private costs and benefits
Aug 07, 2023

A bright red line between social and private costs and benefits

In India, the line separating social cost and benefit from private benefit and cost is blurred, leading to less than ideal outcomes for both citizens

Armenia-India relations: Budding partnership benefits New Delhi
Dec 16, 2022

Armenia-India relations: Budding partnership benefits New Delhi

It is in New Delhi’s interest to strengthen its partnership with Yerevan by further deepening its defence ties

Balances and benefits in Southern South Asia: The Maldives and Sri Lanka in 2021
Dec 28, 2021

Balances and benefits in Southern South Asia: The Maldives and Sri Lanka in 2021

With the changing dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, both the island states have ample opportunities to balance between India and China.

Biofuels in India: Do the benefits justify the costs?
Jan 28, 2022

Biofuels in India: Do the benefits justify the costs?

The key political driver of global biofuel production is how it benefits farmers and rural economies

Bitcoin: Balancing risks and benefits
Jul 26, 2022

Bitcoin: Balancing risks and benefits

India needs to be mindful of the transformative potential of Bitcoin and initiate regulations to manage the risks and reap the benefits.

Correcting conceptual issues with carbon storage benefits in ecosystem service valuation
Mar 03, 2021

Correcting conceptual issues with carbon storage benefits in ecosystem service valuation

This problem has been continuing for quite some time and is highly prevalent in the existing literature on valuation of ecosystem services — in gene

Fencing frontiers with Myanmar: The benefits and challenges of FMR along India-Myanmar border
Jan 08, 2024

Fencing frontiers with Myanmar: The benefits and challenges of FMR along India-Myanmar border

Initiated in 1970, the FMR experienced a resurgence in 2016, finding a place within the broader Act East Policy of New Delhi.

Friends with (risky) benefits
May 24, 2017

Friends with (risky) benefits

While CPEC will flush billions into the struggling Pakistan economy and rapidly speed up its development infrastructure, it is also one part of China'

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs
Feb 26, 2022

Hydropower in India: Balancing global carbon benefits with local environmental costs

It is hard to deny the benefits acquired from hydropower, however, the local environmental compromises cannot be dismissed.

India and US: Friends with benefits
Jan 21, 2015

India and US: Friends with benefits

Narendra Modi has emphatically indicated that good and close relations with the US will form the core of his global policy. In the short time he has been in power, Modi has met Obama thrice. An indication of his thrust are the close ties that the Modi government is building with Japan and Australia.

Iran bargain brings global benefits, but some out in cold
Feb 26, 2014

Iran bargain brings global benefits, but some out in cold

Opening up to Iran would give the US some leverage over Tehran, while also ensuring that its current allies in West Asia do not take it for granted. Meanwhile, once Iranian oil flows into the market, oil and gas will get cheaper, and US companies will get more opportunities to invest in Iran.

Iran's nuclear deal: Costs and benefits
Nov 26, 2013

Iran's nuclear deal: Costs and benefits

Being a pragmatist, Iranian President Rouhani simply accepted the reality and made a deal, that ensured Iran's respect and dignity and gave relief to his people. His next 100 days will be equally crucial and that may bring about tectonic changes in the region.

Militarising Andamans: The costs and the benefits
Jul 29, 2020

Militarising Andamans: The costs and the benefits

There is merit in collaborating with Indo-Pacific partners in the islands, but it will entail information-sharing too

Pakistan and US, Short term benefits and long term payments
Apr 21, 2004

Pakistan and US, Short term benefits and long term payments

In early February when Pakistan was seen as the epicenter of nuclear trade, the United States decided to downplay the entire episode by terming it ¿a part of the past¿. When A.Q. Khan was given a ¿pardon¿ by General Musharraf for all his proliferation activities, for the US, it was merelya ¿matter between Mr. Khan and his government¿.

Weighing the benefits of recalibrating India’s nuclear doctrine
Nov 14, 2016

Weighing the benefits of recalibrating India’s nuclear doctrine

Parrikar's statement on the changing the nuclear policy and re-calibrating it to keep up with the changing times has opened a Pandora's box.

Who benefits from the protests in Iran?
Jan 11, 2018

Who benefits from the protests in Iran?

If Rouhani is the middle, it is not wise to celebrate an attack against him. Not until, organically most if not all of Iran and not just Tehran like i

Will the India-EFTA trade deal bring substantial benefits to India?
Apr 08, 2024

Will the India-EFTA trade deal bring substantial benefits to India?

Whether the new India-EFTA trade deal that has been touted as “modern, fair, and equitable” would be able to correct the prevalent trade imbalance

A belligerence towards Beijing that is unsettling
May 29, 2023

A belligerence towards Beijing that is unsettling

Washington’s hostility towards Beijing may bring benefits to India, but a breakdown in China-U.S. ties would be catastrophic for the world

A bridge across the Palk Strait
Jan 28, 2015

A bridge across the Palk Strait

Earlier during his stint in office nearly 10 years back, Ranil Wickremesinghe had mooted the idea of building a bridge - literally - across the Palk Strait, linking his country to India. Now that he is back as prime minister and as part of a 'cohabitation arrangement' but through political consensus, unlike in the past, the two governments could consider reviving the proposal for mutual and greater benefits.

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States
Aug 16, 2023

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States

Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are highly vulnerable to disasters emanating from the impacts of climate change, geopolitical tensions, and fluctuations in global energy markets. To overcome this, the PSIDS have committed to ambitious carbon reduction targets, and to adopting renewable energy and low carbon emission initiatives. However, they must contend with critical barriers, such as the lack of finance, capacity, and te

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode
Feb 20, 2020

A Trump India visit, in campaign mode

With a trade deal unlikely, New Delhi must calibrate the costs and benefits of the U.S. President’s political tour

Amid heightened pandemic-induced inequity, an all-or-nothing fight for humanity
Nov 30, 2021

Amid heightened pandemic-induced inequity, an all-or-nothing fight for humanity

The zero sum game witnessed during this pandemic has deepened cleavages and widened inequality across the world

Are Anganwadis ready to provide quality early childhood education?
Jan 24, 2024

Are Anganwadis ready to provide quality early childhood education?

Increasing public spending on early childhood care and education and empowering India’s Anganwadis is important to ensure that quality early educati

Auditing AI: What is it and why does it matter for India?
Jan 30, 2024

Auditing AI: What is it and why does it matter for India?

To ensure that AI’s benefits are realised and risks are addressed, algorithmic auditing can help analyse how these systems operate, and in the proce

Bangladesh–India relations: Empowering the third space for a way forward
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh–India relations: Empowering the third space for a way forward

A “third space” of ground-level stakeholders needs to be nurtured: Bonds of hearts and minds spanning the political and national borders, based on

BBIN initiative: Less euphoria, more realism
Sep 05, 2016

BBIN initiative: Less euphoria, more realism

Before India can reap any real economic benefits, it should take cognizance that social challenges prevailing euphoria over BBIN, has gone unnoticed.

Bio-fuel: भारत में एक मज़बूत जैव-ईंधन उद्योग होने के फ़ायदे!
Dec 20, 2021

Bio-fuel: भारत में एक मज़बूत जैव-ईंधन उद्योग होने के फ़ायदे!

COP26 के दौरान केंद्रीय विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री जित�

Booming Sino-Brazil trade and increasing policy challenges
Jun 20, 2011

Booming Sino-Brazil trade and increasing policy challenges

Having already replaced the United States as Brazil's largest trading partner, China-Brazil trade is set for further boost, with benefits to both the economies. However, the increase in trade, and also the huge trade gap between the countries, is becoming a major challenge for Brazil's policy-makers.

Brexit Blues: Navigating EU-UK trade talks
Nov 24, 2020

Brexit Blues: Navigating EU-UK trade talks

The EU wants to make sure that the UK doesn’t walk away with all the benefits of remaining in the bloc while avoiding the bureaucratic challenges.

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?
Jun 20, 2023

BRICS currency: Is it a feasible idea?

Given the divergences among BRICS members, would the benefits of a common currency outweigh the costs?

Building on the Budget
Feb 15, 2022

Building on the Budget

Addressing long-pending bottlenecks in the infrastructure space will help realise the full benefits of increased capex spending.

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 the gig economy help create jobs in Africa?
Jul 17, 2018

Can the gig economy help create jobs in Africa?

One thing is clear: gig-based companies must embrace their responsibilities and treat their external workforce, which often sit at the heart of their

Changing Geographies of Work: India’s Online Gig Workers in a Digitalised Labour Market
Nov 18, 2021

Changing Geographies of Work: India’s Online Gig Workers in a Digitalised Labour Market

Digital labour platforms—or online marketplaces that connect work providers and work seekers—will undoubtedly help shape the future of work. This brief studies the platforms targeted at online gig workers (or freelancers), who use them to find digital work opportunities in their home market or elsewhere, and then produce and deliver their services remotely. The brief explains the underlying technological and economic drivers and how the Covid

China will have to hyphenate itself with the rule of law
Nov 29, 2017

China will have to hyphenate itself with the rule of law

The absence of the rule of law in China has been a constant refrain. Beijing benefits from free global markets without making the necessary changes wi

China’s growing troubles in Central and Eastern Europe
Apr 19, 2021

China’s growing troubles in Central and Eastern Europe

Difficulties that have cropped up in the 17+1 summit have the potential to put a spanner in China’s idea of reaping benefits via the forum.

Chinese views on the evolving dynamics of US-China-Russia ties
Feb 16, 2022

Chinese views on the evolving dynamics of US-China-Russia ties

The benefits from Russia-China relations outweighs the benefits that each could receive from their relationship with the US, however, uncertainty loom

Colombo’s turnaround
Jul 25, 2023

Colombo’s turnaround

Renewed proximity with India can help Sri Lanka reduce its dependence on foreign reserves, while giving Delhi the leverage to push for benefits

Continuity and Change in Bangladesh’s Indo-Pacific Outlook: Deliberating Post-Election Scenarios
Jan 04, 2024

Continuity and Change in Bangladesh’s Indo-Pacific Outlook: Deliberating Post-Election Scenarios

Bangladesh’s Indo-Pacific Outlook, released in April 2023, is a projection of its interests in the region, and a testament to its political nonalignment and commitment to economic development. Its focus on upholding the rule of law and maintaining regional stability makes it a conducive partner for neighbouring countries and major powers in the Indo-Pacific. Bangladesh enjoys close ties with China, Japan, and the US, and a special relationship

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration
Dec 11, 2023

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration

Digital adoption, hastened globally by the COVID-19 epidemic, brought along with it both benefits and threats, including concerns of safety and security of the cyberspace. Current geopolitical dynamics, ongoing strategic and economic disputes, as well as attempts by authoritarian regimes to preserve power have allowed companies with malicious intent—known as ‘cyber mercenaries’—to develop and deploy offensive cyber capabilities. The tools

Dogfight over the MMRCA
May 07, 2011

Dogfight over the MMRCA

If the selection for MMRCA so far has shown emphases on technicalities, the final selection should primarily be based on more concrete benefits that either company offers. The final MMRCA award would also reflect the abilities of the MoD in processing such complex contracts in the future.

Domestic reform key to India’s rise
Jan 29, 2021

Domestic reform key to India’s rise

The geoeconomic benefits of working towards more robust growth, both now and in the future, are multiple.

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide
Jun 21, 2017

E-commerce and the digital economy: How the G20 can help Africa overcome its digital divide

Africa is facing a digital divide. Access to the internet and related digital services is low, and in most countries, the supporting regulatory framework is not in place; nor are the necessary data and logistics infrastructure. At the same time, there are various examples of e-commerce success stories across the continent; and the wide use of mobile phone technology has created many new opportunities for African entrepreneurs and consumers alike.

East Meets East: An Assessment of the Proposed Chennai-Vladivostok Maritime Corridor
Dec 07, 2020

East Meets East: An Assessment of the Proposed Chennai-Vladivostok Maritime Corridor

In 2019, India and Russia announced their intent to connect the ports in their respective cities, Chennai and Vladivostok. One year on, the project remains only on paper. This paper explores the economic and strategic viability of this proposed maritime connectivity corridor. While not purporting to be a feasibility study, this analysis seeks to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of the proposed link and its place in the Indo-Russia stra