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Challenges ahead for the India-EU FTA
Feb 28, 2012

Challenges ahead for the India-EU FTA

There is need for greater transparency in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations. There could be more information sharing with civil society groups and the general public so that the content of the negotiations would get public approval faster, making it easier to conclude the FTA.

Challenges and complexities of the Taliban’s governance
Oct 14, 2023

Challenges and complexities of the Taliban’s governance

Over the past two years, the Taliban has faced internal power tussles and demolished key inherited institutions which has greatly impacted the Afghan

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape
Jul 07, 2021

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape

During the Cold War, India navigated its external relations guided largely by the doctrine and practice of non-alignment. In these contemporary times, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to inaugurate a period of heightened geopolitical rivalries, with the United States and China as the principal poles. India will be differently positioned in this post-Covid “new normal” than it was in the era of the Cold War and therefore will need differe

Challenges and opportunities for India: An assessment of the 20th Report on Demands for Grants
Apr 18, 2023

Challenges and opportunities for India: An assessment of the 20th Report on Demands for Grants

As India anchors itself as an emerging pole in this multipolar world order, it is crucial to understand the operational requirements of the Ministry o

Challenges before Japan's New Prime Minister
Aug 31, 2011

Challenges before Japan's New Prime Minister

New Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, known for his low profile political career, is now being called upon to manage his party (Democratic Party of Japan) that is driven more by internal power struggle than policies per se.

Challenges before new South Korean President
May 19, 2017

Challenges before new South Korean President

South Koreans could not have chosen a better candidate than Moon Jae-in for the presidency, considering the current tense political and strategic situ

Challenges before RBI will put to test new Governor
Aug 19, 2013

Challenges before RBI will put to test new Governor

The new RBI Governor would have to restore the confidence of foreign investors in the economy's growth potential. Foreign investments are needed for infrastructure and industry. The Governor will also have to attract more FIIs. The choice before him would be: whether to control inflation or to promote growth.

Challenges before the new Iranian President
Aug 01, 2013

Challenges before the new Iranian President

When Dr. Hassan Rouhani takes charge as the new President of the Iranian republic on 4th August 2013, there are two most important challenges before him -- the mismanaged economy and the intractable nuclear negotiations that seem to have hit a road block.

Challenges confronting the new Pakistani PM
Apr 19, 2022

Challenges confronting the new Pakistani PM

As Shehbaz Sharif takes over as the next Prime Minister of Pakistan, there are multiple issues awaiting his immediate attention.

Challenges faced by the global South in achieving SDGs
Aug 24, 2022

Challenges faced by the global South in achieving SDGs

Going forward, the collaboration between developed and developing countries toward achieving SDGs is essential.

Challenges for Georgia’s EU membership
Jan 26, 2024

Challenges for Georgia’s EU membership

Georgia faces the challenge of balancing its pursuit of EU membership with the risk of Russian adventurism, necessitating a cautious approach to avoid

Challenges for quality education in the times of pandemic
Dec 23, 2020

Challenges for quality education in the times of pandemic

We must admit that face-to-face interactions between teachers and students along with vibrant and healthy debates amongst peers within the classroom a

Challenges Galore for the New CDS
Oct 09, 2022

Challenges Galore for the New CDS

Chauhan has served many commands and staff postings in the North and Northeast. As major general, he commanded the Baramulla-based 19th Infantry Division in the Northern Command. So, he has invaluable experience in countering cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. His biggest strength, however, is his stint in the China-facing Eastern Command, from where he retired as commander in May 2021.

Challenges in Indian Ocean : United we stand
Nov 22, 2010

Challenges in Indian Ocean : United we stand

The changing world order in the post cold war era has heralded the rise of economic globalization which has been dominated by the desire for symbiotic cooperation and economic intercourse between states.

Challenges Modi must face
Jul 07, 2014

Challenges Modi must face

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's problem is the sheer scale of the challenges he confronts. He has to juggle several balls at the same time, and though he may vary the juggling routine, he cannot afford to let any of the balls drop.

Challenges of a no-deal Brexit
Aug 14, 2018

Challenges of a no-deal Brexit

While the issues are tricky for the UK, the EU is also in a difficult position with the wider EU under stress.

Challenges of urbanisation in Africa
Jun 13, 2019

Challenges of urbanisation in Africa

If Africa’s development is handled wisely, it can bring about unprecedented transformation in the continent.

Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi
Sep 21, 2020

Addressing challenges of rainwater harvesting in Delhi

Rainwater harvesting (RWH) is a useful method to address the problem of water shortage. However, the Delhi government is unable to tap its full potent

Afghanistan: Challenges for the National Unity Govt
Aug 30, 2014

Afghanistan: Challenges for the National Unity Govt

Amidst claims by the Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) that the auditing process is in its final stages, there was hope that the presidential elections will be concluded sooner rather than later.

Afghanistan: Intra-Afghan talks and the challenges ahead
Oct 07, 2020

Afghanistan: Intra-Afghan talks and the challenges ahead

The American endgame in Afghanistan is driven by the need to save face after suffering a military defeat at the hands of insurgents, with or without a

Africa and COVID19: Impact, Response, and Challenges to Recovery
Sep 28, 2020

Africa and COVID19: Impact, Response, and Challenges to Recovery

The COVID-19 outbreak poses immense challenges to Africa’s resilience. The pandemic’s economic fallout, caused by disruptions in global and regional value chains and a slump in commodity prices, can derail the progress which the continent has recorded in recent years. Despite the bleak forecasts, however, African countries have managed to mount a concerted response to the pandemic. This paper examines the extent of the economic and health imp

Aid and assistance in Afghanistan: Challenges and look ahead
Apr 01, 2023

Aid and assistance in Afghanistan: Challenges and look ahead

Figuring out how to support the Afghan people without strengthening the Taliban has been the challenge that is confronting the global community

Al-Qaeda, ISIS and India's challenges
Jul 10, 2015

Al-Qaeda, ISIS and India's challenges

There are two epicentres of terrorism today. One is in the AfPak region, a byproduct of the Cold War. Another epicentre which has risen in the recent times is in West Asia, which in some ways represents the first post-Cold War conflict between various competing forces.

Appropriateness or consequence: Challenges to regulating facial regulation technology
Jun 01, 2022

Appropriateness or consequence: Challenges to regulating facial regulation technology

Privacy concerns are being raised as surveillance using Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) slowly expands in India.

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation
Feb 27, 2024

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation

The European Union’s (EU) and India’s paths towards becoming “cyber powers” could hardly be more different. The EU has a long tradition of protecting personal privacy rights and patents, while urging to enhance multilateral norms on cyberspace. India’s thinking on cybersecurity has continuously been boosted by the cyber threats emerging from China and Pakistan. It has further been shaped by India’s domestic Information Technology indu

Assessing the challenges to London’s Indo-Pacific tilt
Apr 19, 2021

Assessing the challenges to London’s Indo-Pacific tilt

The UK’s Integrated Review outlines a comprehensive Indo-Pacific framework, but overlooks some challenges facing London’s ‘Indo-Pacific tilt.’

BBIN: Opportunities and challenges
Aug 10, 2018

BBIN: Opportunities and challenges

The intensity with which India is trying to focus on the aspect of subregional affinity — in the geopolitical and geostrategic realms — finds expression in the BBIN interaction.

Bhutan's transitions and coming challenges for India
Jul 11, 2013

Bhutan's transitions and coming challenges for India

Noted author of a book on Bhutan, Omair Ahmad, argued that the way forward for India was to acknowledge that it could no longer insulate Bhutan. In the past, India engaged the monarchy and the elite, and the time has come to broaden the relationship, he said.