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Obstacles ahead of Afghan presidential polls
Nov 09, 2012

Obstacles ahead of Afghan presidential polls

The Afghan Election Commission has set the next presidential elections for April 5, 2014. This move has been welcomed in the country as well as by the international community as a positive development.

Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal: Obstacles and Opportunities
May 14, 2024

Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal: Obstacles and Opportunities

This paper examines security collaboration in the Bay of Bengal. It argues that despite increased cooperation in the maritime domain, the security perceptions of Bay states differ significantly, arising primarily from disagreements associated with China’s presence in the region. Crucially, the Bay states are wary of being seen as siding with India to counterbalance China. Even in nontraditional security areas where cooperation is readily possib

Re-opening educational institutions in India: Opportunities and obstacles
Sep 14, 2021

Re-opening educational institutions in India: Opportunities and obstacles

Reopening of schools in India must not follow a one-size-fits-all model but should be based on context

Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Strategies, obstacles, and visions for a sustainable future
Feb 21, 2024

Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): Strategies, obstacles, and visions for a sustainable future

Climate-Smart Agriculture holds promise in building a robust agri-food system amidst the intensifying effects of climate change, however, there is a p

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles
Jul 17, 2023

Women’s Representation in India’s Parliament: Measuring Progress, Analysing Obstacles

Women’s representation in India’s Parliament is an important metric to evaluate progress in bridging gender inequities in the country. India has a female population of 662.9 million and is the largest and one of the most resilient parliamentary democracies in the world. As the country completes 75 years of independence, this paper gives a historical account of the progress in women’s representation in Parliament over the past decades. It co

Ahead of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet, China holds all the cards
Apr 05, 2017

Ahead of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet, China holds all the cards

There are many obstacles for the US-China summit, such that the American side is simply not ready for a substantive negotiation. But there are also many areas of discussion, including North Korea, the One-China policy and trade.

Building on the Pillars of the India-US Defence Relationship in the 21st Century
Mar 16, 2023

Building on the Pillars of the India-US Defence Relationship in the 21st Century

India and the United States (US) galvanised their defence relationship with the signing of the 'New Framework for India-US Defence Relations' in June 2005. Subsequent years saw further developments, among them the US Congress decision to accord India the status of ‘Major Defence Partner’ (MDP) in 2016. In recent years, the four ‘foundational agreements’ signed between the two countries have expanded their spectrum of defence coope

Can India’s Defense Industry Make It on the Export Market?
Mar 10, 2022

Can India’s Defense Industry Make It on the Export Market?

A recent sale to the Philippines is a major win, but India faces obstacles to its big ambitions.

Diverging US and Indian Approaches to Europe: The Problem of Ukraine
Aug 14, 2023

Diverging US and Indian Approaches to Europe: The Problem of Ukraine

The US-India strategic partnership is rooted in the Indo-Pacific region. Nonetheless, developments in Europe, such as the war in Ukraine, have implications for US-India cooperation. The Ukraine conflict could distract the US, diverting its attention to Europe, and impeding its efforts to build Indian strategic capacity. Differing responses to the war can also create tensions between the two countries, as the US seeks to punish Russia, and

Enhancing Access to Urban Climate Finance: Learnings from Four Cities in India
May 22, 2024

Enhancing Access to Urban Climate Finance: Learnings from Four Cities in India

This brief discusses the challenges faced by urban local bodies (ULBs) in India in accessing urban climate finance (UCF), and proposes solutions based on successful strategies used by some of them. The hurdles include institutional barriers and limited capacity. The brief finds that ULBs that have met with success in accessing UCF overcame the obstacles through early sensitisation programmes and global network connections. It offers plausible sol

Greening the roads: India's flex-fuel odyssey
Jan 23, 2024

Greening the roads: India's flex-fuel odyssey

As India forges ahead, integrating flex fuels into its cleaner and greener mobility narrative becomes essential, heralding a more sustainable future

India-Russia ties in a changing world order: In pursuit of a ‘Special Strategic Partnership’
Oct 22, 2019

India-Russia ties in a changing world order: In pursuit of a ‘Special Strategic Partnership’

India’s relations with Russia have made little progress since they got stalled following the end of the Cold War. Today their bilateral ties—officially labelled “special and privileged strategic partnership”—focus heavily on defence cooperation, while the economic partnership remains listless even as the respective relations of the two with other states have grown rapidly. This paper analyses the ebbs and flows of India-Russia relations

India’s challenges in extraditing fugitives from foreign countries
Aug 21, 2023

India’s challenges in extraditing fugitives from foreign countries

With the advent of globalisation and increased interconnectivity, it has become less difficult for offenders in India to escape to foreign jurisdictions and avoid prosecution in the country. The importance of extraditing fugitives and bringing them before Indian courts cannot be stressed enough. Apart from providing timely justice and grievance redressal, it also serves as a deterrent against potential fugitives. However, India’s success rate i

India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign: A Marathon, Not a Sprint
Jun 07, 2021

India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

The year 2021 began with hope that the development, manufacture, and deployment of vaccines will soon bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Halfway through the year, vaccination is underway across the world, albeit at a much slower pace for the mostly poorer nations. There is promising news from countries like the United States and Israel – where the vaccination drive has proven to be successful, and where health experts are considerin

Locating the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement in India-Australia strategic relations
Sep 23, 2019

Locating the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement in India-Australia strategic relations

As the Indo-Pacific region becomes an arena of strategic contestations, India and Australia’s interests are converging. Two large maritime states from two different continents, India and Australia were mutually indifferent for a long time. Today, however, their relationship is on the upbeat: not only is their bilateral trade on the rise, but they also have common concerns to balance an assertive China and uphold order in the region. By year-end

Making India’s coastal infrastructure climate-resilient: Challenges and opportunities
Aug 12, 2019

Making India’s coastal infrastructure climate-resilient: Challenges and opportunities

In recent years, India’s coastal regions have become more vulnerable to multiple risks related to climate change. Intense and more frequent cyclones such as the recent Fani, Gaja and Hudhud as well as severe floods have caused massive devastation to the country’s coastal states. While efficient disaster preparedness in many of these states has helped save many lives, there remain significant challenges in rebuilding damaged infrastructure and

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?
Feb 16, 2021

Onward to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: Will COVID-19 leave many behind?

The multiple ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdowns imposed by countries as a response, are being felt in sectors ranging from agriculture to healthcare. The global community must now hurdle massive obstacles to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To correctly assess the impact of the pandemic on global sustainability-driven concerns, it is important to understand not only the inter-linkages between the SDGs,

Policy imperatives for India’s small farmers
May 23, 2023

Policy imperatives for India’s small farmers

This paper examines the various constraints faced by India’s small and marginal farmers, which severely affect the productivity of their lands, and thus their incomes. These obstacles cover the gamut of farming activities, from production to storage, and accessing markets. A recent government survey has said that four of every ten of the country’s farmers disliked farming, and would prefer another occupation if given a choice. While the gover

Resolving the India-China Boundary Dispute: Incentivising Cooperation, Enlarging Bargaining Space and Promoting Constructive Strategies
May 25, 2012

Resolving the India-China Boundary Dispute: Incentivising Cooperation, Enlarging Bargaining Space and Promoting Constructive Strategies

Pessimism towards a foreseeable settlement of the India-China border dispute is not unfounded. At the political level, there is a "trust deficit" which impedes cooperation. Despite the existence of multi-tiered mechanisms to facilitate resolution, there has hardly been any progress on the issue in recent years. This paper identifies the obstacles and explores how a peaceful settlement of the India-China border dispute could be arrived at in the f

Sweden and a stronger NATO
Mar 08, 2024

Sweden and a stronger NATO

Although facing initial obstacles from Türkiye and Hungary, Sweden has ultimately secured NATO membership, marking a significant milestone for the No

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 Abraham Accords as India’s West Asia bridge
Aug 21, 2021

The Abraham Accords as India’s West Asia bridge

The signing of the Accords has helped remove strategic obstacles for New Delhi and aided defence cooperation

The COVID-19 Challenge to Indian Federalism
Jun 29, 2021

The COVID-19 Challenge to Indian Federalism

In different parts of the world, the federal system of government is facing some of its biggest trials yet, from the COVID-19 pandemic. Federalism—which believes in shared sovereignty and territoriality between multiple constituent units of governance—was anticipated to fail against a massive pandemic that needed swift, and presumably centralised, response. This paper examines federal India’s own experience in the past 18 months. The aim is

The democracy conundrum in Myanmar
Sep 15, 2022

The democracy conundrum in Myanmar

Myanmar's path to a disciplined democratic government is paved with obstacles set by the 2008 Constitution.

The G20 compact with Africa: Overview, assessment, and recommendations for India
Jun 29, 2017

The G20 compact with Africa: Overview, assessment, and recommendations for India

The ‘Compact with Africa’ (CWA) is the main pillar of a renewed G20 partnership with the continent. Its objective is to attract more private investment to Africa, especially for infrastructure. African countries face the challenge of diversifying their economies and promoting industries and services that can absorb a rapidly growing labour force. Lack of investment and Africa’s massive infrastructure gap are major obstacles to this economic

Time is right for the big healthcare push in India
Apr 05, 2024

Time is right for the big healthcare push in India

Infrastructure deficits and a lack of awareness about available healthcare benefits remain significant obstacles to achieving universal health coverag

Urban India’s Parking Woes: An Overview
Mar 14, 2024

Urban India’s Parking Woes: An Overview

Vehicular congestion and insufficient parking facilities are significant emerging challenges for India’s mega and metropolitan cities, severely impairing mobility. Although curtailed by constitutional mandates, many Indian cities are seeking to resolve the issue through parking policies, focusing on regulations, pricing as a management tool, new technologies, and off-street parking provisions. This brief assesses the parking policies of Ahmedab

Vying for investments: Nepal’s quest to become a ‘zone of investment’
May 27, 2024

Vying for investments: Nepal’s quest to become a ‘zone of investment’

Despite Nepal's aspirations to become a ‘zone of investment,’ structural and political obstacles prevent the country from achieving this goal.

क्षमता, संसाधन, नियमन: G20 देशों में उप-राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर जलवायु सहायक लचीले बुनियादी ढांचे की दिक्कतें कैसे दूर करें?
Jun 01, 2023

क्षमता, संसाधन, नियमन: G20 देशों में उप-राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर जलवायु सहायक लचीले बुनियादी ढांचे की दिक्कतें कैसे दूर करें?

जलवायु परिवर्तन पर अंतर-सरकारी पैनल (IPCC) की ताज़ा रिपोर्ट में ग्लोबल वॉर्मिंग के चलते जलवायु से जुड़े जोख़िमों की चेतावनी दी गई है. रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक ये ख़तरे ग़ैर-जलवायु ज�

भारतातील वाहतुकीला हरित करण्यासाठी उपयुक्त फ्लेक्स इंधन
Feb 08, 2024

भारतातील वाहतुकीला हरित करण्यासाठी उपयुक्त फ्लेक्स इंधन

भारत जसजसा पुढे जात आहे, तसतसे फ्लेक्स इंधन त्याच्या स्व�

विश्व में निरंतर बदलाव: भारतीय विकल्प दूर करेंगे बाधाएं!
Jan 29, 2018

विश्व में निरंतर बदलाव: भारतीय विकल्प दूर करेंगे बाधाएं!

समस्‍त देशों एवं समुदायों ने जिन राजनीतिक और सांस्कृतिक

हवामान बदल आणि स्मार्ट शेती: शाश्वत भविष्यासाठी धोरणे, अडथळे आणि दृष्टी
Feb 29, 2024

हवामान बदल आणि स्मार्ट शेती: शाश्वत भविष्यासाठी धोरणे, अडथळे आणि दृष्टी

अन्न सुरक्षा आणि हवामान बदल या परस्परसंबंधित आव्हानांन�

“Market coupling” in the power sector: Is India doing enough?
Feb 26, 2024

“Market coupling” in the power sector: Is India doing enough?

While India emphasises on harnessing the potential of integrated power exchanges, regional trends worldwide suggest “market coupling” as a concept