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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

Oil geopolitics: Revisiting petrodollar recycling
Apr 03, 2023

Oil geopolitics: Revisiting petrodollar recycling

The changes in geopolitical alignments between oil-producing and consuming nations are likely to have a significant impact on petrodollar recycling in

Omicron: Separating the facts from the hype
Jan 11, 2022

Omicron: Separating the facts from the hype

How severe would the third wave of COVID-19 that is fuelled by the Omicron variant be?

Overcoming a climate of mistrust
Jan 08, 2024

Overcoming a climate of mistrust

A crisis of trust between developed and developing nations is poisoning the international climate regime. Taking responsibility on both sides is the f

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities
Feb 27, 2024

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities

Amidst urban growth, equipping cities with the most optimal, cost-efficient, and effective mass rapid transport systems is imperative

Peak emissions in India and China: Promises, progress and prognosis
Jun 18, 2024

Peak emissions in India and China: Promises, progress and prognosis

Ambitious decarbonisation goals challenge the economic growth trajectory of developing countries like India and China.

Petroleum Subsidies in India: Gone with the Wind?
Sep 12, 2022

Petroleum Subsidies in India: Gone with the Wind?

Energy subsidies are described as hard to reform as they are leveraged by government leaders to secure votes. However, their phasing out is well under

Politics of a bailout: Lessons for Pakistan from the Sri Lankan crisis
Jun 09, 2023

Politics of a bailout: Lessons for Pakistan from the Sri Lankan crisis

Pakistan can draw crucial lessons from Sri Lanka’s success as the former continues to negotiate for a US$ 1.1-billion tranche from the IMF to stabil

Prevailing protests: Economic crisis in Ecuador
Jul 12, 2022

Prevailing protests: Economic crisis in Ecuador

Country-wide protests over fuel and food prices have broken out in Ecuador as it descends into an economic crisis.

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain
Aug 20, 2023

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain

Advances in technology, the shifting sands of the global nuclear energy market, and the extant standards and practices surrounding the monitoring of radioactive materials raise important questions about the future of nuclear security. Technological advancements have enabled the retrieval of radioactive materials from unconventional sources and made fuel fabrication easier. The emergence of new players in the nuclear energy market also flags conce

Project-75I Submarine Acquisition: Should the Indian Navy Relax Air-Independent Propulsion Requirement?
Aug 30, 2022

Project-75I Submarine Acquisition: Should the Indian Navy Relax Air-Independent Propulsion Requirement?

The Indian Navy must revisit the fundamental question of whether it wants the newest air-independent propulsion architecture or the newest propulsion

Reimagining India in the neighbourhood
Mar 31, 2022

Reimagining India in the neighbourhood

What is fuelling anti-India rhetoric in India’s neighbourhood despite the efforts made by the Indian government to allay such fears?

Renewable Energy Diplomacy: Enhancing India-Sri Lanka relations at its 75th milestone
Mar 30, 2022

Renewable Energy Diplomacy: Enhancing India-Sri Lanka relations at its 75th milestone

It would be prudent for both the countries to further consolidate their relations by exploring the opportunities available in renewable energy

Renewable energy in India: The demand for land
Mar 16, 2023

Renewable energy in India: The demand for land

The rush to install RE capacity could come at the expense of forest cover thus increasing India’s annual carbon emissions

Renewing our future at Glasgow
Sep 23, 2021

Renewing our future at Glasgow

Over the foreseeable future, only massive advances in renewable technology and storage options can reverse the tide of carbon emissions from the incre

Resetting China's energy security goals
Feb 22, 2017

Resetting China's energy security goals

The co-existence of China's geopolitical approach to energy security and its attempt to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy m

Retail price of petrol and diesel in India: Crude calculations
Oct 09, 2021

Retail price of petrol and diesel in India: Crude calculations

As the price of crude oil continues to rise, there will be drastic repercussions if the centre increases excise taxes without sharing the revenue with

Reviewing the evolution of pro-Islamic State propaganda in South Asia
Jan 06, 2022

Reviewing the evolution of pro-Islamic State propaganda in South Asia

The Afghanistan crisis has given new platforms fuel to push pro-IS propaganda in South Asia

Riots, resignations, and resurrections amidst Sri Lanka’s national crisis
May 13, 2022

Riots, resignations, and resurrections amidst Sri Lanka’s national crisis

Would the newly appointed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, be able to steer Sri Lanka away from the economic and political crisis?

Saudi Arabia’s religious pruning: Will there be an Islamic hegemon anymore?
Jul 05, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s religious pruning: Will there be an Islamic hegemon anymore?

Do Saudi Arabia’s recent social reforms affect its position as an Islamic hegemon in the world?

Sea6 Energy: World’s first ocean operating system for bio-sustainable products
Nov 06, 2020

Sea6 Energy: World’s first ocean operating system for bio-sustainable products

Traditional Indian agrichemical companies have always imported innovations from the West and introduced it to local farmers to enhance farm production

Should solar cookers displace LPG in India?
Mar 15, 2023

Should solar cookers displace LPG in India?

For alternative energy solutions to succeed, emphasis should be on availability, cost-effectiveness, and convenience

Sino-Pak nuke deal and US
Jul 27, 2010

Sino-Pak nuke deal and US

It is ironic that the Obama administration, which has been persistently dogmatic about nuclear proliferation issues, has decided to turn a blind eye to China's attempts to fuel Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme.

Social cost of carbon as a policy tool: Challenges in the Indian context
Jun 24, 2024

Social cost of carbon as a policy tool: Challenges in the Indian context

Some of the parameters used in the estimation of the SCC depend on ethical values, which could be subjective. This raises questions about the use of t

Sovereignty in a ‘Datafied’ World
Oct 18, 2021

Sovereignty in a ‘Datafied’ World

Global data governance is at a crossroads—intensely contested by nations and industry players seeking to shape rules of the road to benefit their strategic interests. India has placed itself at the heart of the battle, its foreign policy vision fuelled by the principle of ‘data sovereignty’—a broad notion that supports the assertion of sovereign writ over data generated by citizens within a country’s physical boundaries. While this visi

Sri Lanka: Why Tamil Nadu’s call to ‘retake’ Kachchativu is ill-timed, too
Jun 03, 2022

Sri Lanka: Why Tamil Nadu’s call to ‘retake’ Kachchativu is ill-timed, too

India may consider a joint-patrol mechanism, either bilateral or under the Colombo Security Conclave (CSC), as it would also help keep the fishers’

Sri Lankan crisis: From economic setback to political upheaval
May 26, 2022

Sri Lankan crisis: From economic setback to political upheaval

Is a possible refugee crisis emerging as the Sri Lankan economic crisis has increased the number of Tamils taking asylum in India?

Sri Lanka’s debt limbo
Feb 21, 2023

Sri Lanka’s debt limbo

The current crisis in Sri Lanka presents an opportunity for India to cement its position as Sri Lanka’s strategic all-weather ally and ameliorate it

Sudan: Women are not mere ‘victims’ of conflict
Jun 08, 2023

Sudan: Women are not mere ‘victims’ of conflict

Gender-based violence and curtailment of their rights have fuelled Sudanese women’s desire for resistance and change

The 2022 IPCC Climate Mitigation Report: Our final chance to reach 1.5 degrees
Apr 08, 2022

The 2022 IPCC Climate Mitigation Report: Our final chance to reach 1.5 degrees

The recently released IPCC report highlights the measures that need to be undertaken to achieve climate mitigation targets and the obstacles that will

The Africa Climate Action Performance Report
Aug 12, 2022

The Africa Climate Action Performance Report

Although Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions are low, its contribution to climate change mitigation is critical to global climate action. This report evaluates Africa’s climate policy through the lens of ‘common but differentiated responsibilities,’ an asymmetrical allocation of responsibility for climate action, determined by differences in countries’ contributions to historical emissions and their current capabilities to fight climate c

The Bali G20 Leaders’ Declaration sends strong signals for global climate action
Nov 17, 2022

The Bali G20 Leaders’ Declaration sends strong signals for global climate action

The Declaration serves as a good starting point for a coherent Global South perspective on climate action from the G20

The climate of corporate governance
Jan 12, 2022

The climate of corporate governance

It is imperative that climate-related factors are built into the recruitment, induction and compensation processes

The emerging markets conundrum
Feb 17, 2014

The emerging markets conundrum

As the EMEs grow and mature, they can no longer rely on export-driven, credit-fuelled growth and must look inward to initiate deep seated structural reforms and modify their path to economic prosperity. There is a need for effective governance and strong leadership to restore the lost pride of emerging markets.

The Future of Climate Action: In Search of a United Global South
Sep 20, 2021

The Future of Climate Action: In Search of a United Global South

Economic growth has historically been dependent on fossil fuels. Climate change mitigation, therefore, is often an obstacle for developing countries. Although efficiency in the use of energy sources has increased dramatically over the last decades, GHG emissions remain at steep levels. This brief argues that developed countries should increase pressures on the Global North for more robust emission cuts and greater provision of aid related to clim

The gender imbalance at COP27
Dec 08, 2022

The gender imbalance at COP27

COP27 should strive to be a platform that keeps women at the heart of intergovernmental climate negotiations

The just transition framework is unjust
May 01, 2023

The just transition framework is unjust

The current Just Energy Transition Partnerships framework does not work for India because it prioritises G7’s agenda and overlooks our specific energy transition needs and challenges

The Natural Gas Sector in India: Cost of price controls
May 24, 2022

The Natural Gas Sector in India: Cost of price controls

The increment in the price of domestic gas in India and its impact on the production and consumption of the same.

The New Suez Moment? India’s G20 and the Tectonic Transition
Sep 23, 2023

The New Suez Moment? India’s G20 and the Tectonic Transition

The world moulded by the Delhi Summit will be one of people-focused principles, and agile, trust-based partnerships

The Oil Market: Swinging back to Saudi Arabia?
Aug 04, 2022

The Oil Market: Swinging back to Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia being a swing producer now holds the capacity to quickly increase oil production substantially, while simultaneously dominating the oil a

The return of history has begun to unravel the Davos Consensus
Jan 31, 2023

The return of history has begun to unravel the Davos Consensus

Geopolitics has split the world again and bloc-wise trade arrangements will have winners and losers

The Rohingya Crisis and its Impact on Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations
May 10, 2023

The Rohingya Crisis and its Impact on Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations

The mass exodus of the Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh in 2017 has caused ramifications in the two countries’ bilateral relations. The underlying currents between the two nations have become more apparent following two failed repatriation efforts since the exodus. The public display of dissatisfaction and blame-game have only fuelled the tensions. This brief examines how far the Rohingya issue has affected the connectivity, trade and secur

The Sri Lanka economic crisis: India’s response
Jun 01, 2022

The Sri Lanka economic crisis: India’s response

It would be strategically and geopolitically prudent for India to extend assistance to Sri Lanka during such trying times.

The Sri Lankan crisis: Domestic and regional implications
Apr 29, 2022

The Sri Lankan crisis: Domestic and regional implications

The deteriorating economic crisis in Sri Lanka has grown into a political movement against the government who secured a landslide victory in the 2020

The Sri Lankan crisis: The end of the autocratic regime
Jul 14, 2022

The Sri Lankan crisis: The end of the autocratic regime

Despite the desperate attempts made by President Gotabaya to retain power, the country managed to oust him and take nascent steps towards re-democrati