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Developing clean energy alternatives for industries
Jun 02, 2021

Developing clean energy alternatives for industries

There is possibility of active policy interventions. What is needed is international collaboration with an aim to achieve development goals.

Digital Futures: Leveraging G20 for UK-India Cooperation
Aug 04, 2022

Digital Futures: Leveraging G20 for UK-India Cooperation

India will assume the presidency of the G20 in 2023. One of the key policy challenges for India and other member states is how to regulate the global digital economy. Once a fringe policy issue, the global digital economy is now central to the G20 agenda, with significant implications for individuals, corporations, and governments. Bilateral cooperation within the G20 system can provide additional resources and capability to any presidency, which

Digital governance: Need for regulating cloud ecosystem
Oct 04, 2014

Digital governance: Need for regulating cloud ecosystem

India will become a digital society. It is also deploying all the right pieces and infrastructure for a digital economy. The foundation for both will be the cloud ecosystem, which, however, needs to be protected through a robust policy and legal framework.

Digital minilaterals and new approaches to technology cooperation
Dec 30, 2020

Digital minilaterals and new approaches to technology cooperation

Minilateral forums and nontraditional groupings will fill a global policy vacuum, enable deeper, nuanced debates, and help public discourse and debate

Digital tug of war: The battle for monetary control
Jul 17, 2023

Digital tug of war: The battle for monetary control

The emergence of private digital currencies poses a potential challenge to central banks’ control, introducing new dynamics and possibilities that c

Digital Yuan: Is the renminbi ready to take on the dollar?
Jun 27, 2022

Digital Yuan: Is the renminbi ready to take on the dollar?

The development of China's Digital Yuan is another step in the process of internationalising the renminbi. Will this threaten the dollar's internation

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate
Oct 09, 2021

Discom reforms in India: Why the inefficiency narrative is inadequate

Despite substantial policy changes, the discom sector has not improved. Could this be chalked up to inefficiency or should political interventions be

Disquiet in the neighbourhood
Dec 01, 2023

Disquiet in the neighbourhood

As Pakistan struggles to prod the Taliban to act on militant groups, its dual policy of supporting extremist groups has come back to haunt it

Diversity within the Union: The EU’s midlife checklist
Nov 02, 2019

Diversity within the Union: The EU’s midlife checklist

Even with increased efforts from governments towards democratising trade policy development, there are hindrances with the emergence of other Westphal

Do nothing Delhi
Apr 16, 2013

Do nothing Delhi

Delhi must focus on realising the full potential of bilateral cooperation with both the US and China, instead of precluding beneficial bilateral engagement with one in the name of avoiding conflict with the other. The current policy of "doing nothing" and finding reasons for inaction will steadily reduce India's relevance for both Washington and Beijing.

Does budget 2020 provide material support for the ongoing health reforms?
Feb 07, 2020

Does budget 2020 provide material support for the ongoing health reforms?

Perhaps for the first time in the history of India’s health policymaking, multiple agencies are moving in a closely coordinated manner.

Don't blame it on China
Oct 17, 2013

Don't blame it on China

India has many reasons to nurse a nuclear grievance against China. For, Beijing's decision to arm Pakistan with nuclear weapons has given Rawalpindi the impunity to pursue cross-border terrorism against India. But Delhi has no reason at all to blame Beijing for its own failures on the nuclear policy front.

Drivers of green energy adoption by discoms
Jan 09, 2024

Drivers of green energy adoption by discoms

The key drivers of RE adoption by discoms are resource endowment and government policy push. In other words “nature” and “nurture” are key to

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

EAM Jaishankar’s visit to Bhutan and its political connotations
Jun 12, 2019

EAM Jaishankar’s visit to Bhutan and its political connotations

S. Jaishankar's visit to Bhutan is timely and hopes to check China’s growing influence in the region.

East China Sea: Disputed islands to disputed airSpace
Nov 29, 2013

East China Sea: Disputed islands to disputed airSpace

The recent developments in East China Sea carry a high risk of confrontation and miscalculation in the already volatile region. Beijing's unilateral move to extend its authority and control in the region runs against its policy to change its image amongst its neighbours.

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

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance
Oct 28, 2016

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance

Looking through an emergence prism, India’s development partnerships and economic diplomacy must be built around three concentric circles.

Edtech in India: Boom, bust, or bubble?
Jan 24, 2024

Edtech in India: Boom, bust, or bubble?

The experience of Indian edtech between 2020 and 2023 appears to be a textbook case of a bubble burst. But there is hope yet, and there are new opport

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges
Jan 31, 2024

Elected Women Representatives in Local Rural Governments in India: Assessing the Impact and Challenges

India’s 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which empowered local self-governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions) and reserved one-third of electoral seats in these bodies for women, has elevated women’s participation in rural governance. India is among the foremost countries for women’s participation in local governments, with over 1.45 million women shaping local decision-making. Women leaders are a critical link between local governance, s

Elections in Nepal: नेपाल में चुनाव से मतदाताओं की दूरी लोकतंत्र के लिए ख़तरनाक!
Jul 28, 2023

Elections in Nepal: नेपाल में चुनाव से मतदाताओं की दूरी लोकतंत्र के लिए ख़तरनाक!

नेपाल में लोकतंत्र (democracy) भद्दी राजनीति बनकर रह गया है. शाय�

Embracing relic diplomacy: Material culture's role in India's cultural diplomacy
Mar 20, 2024

Embracing relic diplomacy: Material culture's role in India's cultural diplomacy

Relic diplomacy can substantively contribute to India’s foreign policy gains and thus ought to be explored

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India
Mar 02, 2021

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India

While the idea that emotional appeal is central to political persuasion may serve common intuition, the dynamics underscoring how and why this is so, remain underexplored. This primer collates insights from neuroscience and political psychology to show why emotions are essential to vote choice. It explores the effects of emotional appeals on voter perceptions using examples from campaign advertisements in US elections. The analysis finds that pol

Empowering India's elderly: Strategies for supporting the poor, rural, and women
Apr 05, 2024

Empowering India's elderly: Strategies for supporting the poor, rural, and women

A rising population of elderly poses severe challenges to old age support and care in India as health policy has not placed ample emphasis on geriatri

Empowering MSMEs: The role of AI literacy
Apr 03, 2024

Empowering MSMEs: The role of AI literacy

Businesses and individuals in India must seize the benefits of AI and strategically enhance their competitiveness by staying abreast of advancements i

Empowering village pradhans for good governance
Apr 06, 2013

Empowering village pradhans for good governance

It were thousands of village pradhans who had to be "empowered" as the nodal points most in contact with the people. Legislators and policy makers have to develop institutional mechanisms to liaise with the Pradhans who implement policy at the village level.

Encourage China to become a responsible power, says Japanese security expert
Nov 02, 2010

Encourage China to become a responsible power, says Japanese security expert

Control of China through cooperation could be a more effective policy given the size and closed nature of China's society

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do
Aug 16, 2023

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do

After improving between 2000 and 2013, hunger levels have significantly worsened in Africa in the years since. While global food insecurity is currently at an all-time high, Africa's record in addressing undernutrition was not impressive even in the pre-pandemic era when growth rates were higher. There are several challenges to food security in Africa, including short-term external shocks such as the pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war, and long-

Endorsing the Internationalist
Feb 17, 2024

Endorsing the Internationalist

A survey finds overwhelming support for Modi’s foreign policy among Indian youth

Energy News Monitor | Volume XIII; Issue 20
Nov 02, 2016

Energy News Monitor | Volume XIII; Issue 20

Coal Ministry reportedly opposed to NITI Aayog’s draft Energy Policy as draft policy threatens to take away CIL’s monopoly on pricing amongst other roundups

Engage  And  Resist  China
Aug 11, 2010

Engage And Resist China

Formulating a policy towards China that finds the right balance between engagement and resistance is not easy. We are obliged to engage with China as it is fast on the road to becoming the world's number two power.

Enhancing population health: India's policies and programmes
Apr 05, 2024

Enhancing population health: India's policies and programmes

India is prioritising access to affordable, high-quality healthcare services through recent government policies, reflecting a strong commitment to hea

Ensuring Cyber Security in India’s Nuclear Systems
May 11, 2023

Ensuring Cyber Security in India’s Nuclear Systems

Cyber security should take centrestage in nuclear-policymaking. This brief evaluates the current state of cyber security in India’s civilian and military nuclear systems, as gleaned from both incidents of breach on-ground and analyses in the public discourse. It outlines the level of threats faced in this domain, and makes a case for the development of policy measures for an integrated cyber-nuclear security strategy.

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye
May 30, 2023

Erdoğan retains power in Türkiye

The final attempt to win the presidential elections by using a concoction of nationalism and religion helped Erdoğan snatch victory from Kemal Kiliç

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices
Jul 21, 2023

Estimating the Productivity of India’s Agricultural Waters: Towards Water and Nutritional Security Through Crop Choices

This paper presents an approach towards promoting nutritional security on one hand, and water security on the other, in an integrated framework. Using econometric models, it delineates water use efficiency on the basis of calorific estimates of the productivity of agricultural water use in the context of various crops. Based on the estimated marginal product of water across the various crops, the paper finds that alternative crops such as maize a

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Office: A Non-Starter?
Apr 22, 2004

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Office: A Non-Starter?

The immediate concerted European response in the aftermath of Madrid blasts on March 11, 2004 was the creation of the post of a Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, who would directly work under the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana. In fact, the idea of effective counter-terror coordination and intelligence sharing