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Regional integration
Aug 30, 2018

Regional integration

India will have to carefully navigate the emerging regional geopolitics in BIMSTEC

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community
Nov 08, 2013

Regional Integration in Africa:A Study on the East African community

As economic growth continues to slump around the world, it has become imperative for developing nations such as India to seek to strengthen partnerships with African nations. There is a growing consensus that Africa is the last remaining capitalist playground. With an abundance of natural resources and the lack of an institutionalised capacity to harness them, Africa's statesmen have sought to move beyond their dependence on foreign (mainly West

Regional Integration in West Africa: The Evolution of ECOWAS
Dec 05, 2015

Regional Integration in West Africa: The Evolution of ECOWAS

The paradox of the African continent is that it is resource-rich but remains poor in many parts. Has regional integration improved economic performance and does it pave the way to a better future? This paper examines West African integration--its evolution, the successes it has scored and the challenges that remain.

Regional integration: Future prospects
Nov 02, 2016

Regional integration: Future prospects

The need for regional integration is now BIMSTEC countries to make up for the deficit created by a crippled SAARC in South Asia

Enhancing connectivity and regional integration: The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway project
Jul 28, 2023

Enhancing connectivity and regional integration: The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway project

Growing political instability in Myanmar and financial issues have stymied the progress of the Trilateral Highway project

The BIMSTEC and issue of regional integration
Jan 15, 2021

The BIMSTEC and issue of regional integration

The big challenge before BIMSTEC is to muster public support for the regional forum.

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’
Jul 24, 2023

A guidebook on Pacific diplomacy: India looks to the ‘Far East’

Since his assumption to power in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been slowly stretching the arm of the country’s foreign policy into Pacific waters in furtherance of the ‘Act East’ policy. While India’s relationship with the Pacific island states (read, not Australia and New Zealand) is quite unestablished, Modi is attempting to set the foundations for prosperous future cooperation. In the form of a guidebook for India on Pa

A second-class funeral: Political dynamics of the Eurozone reforms
May 07, 2019

A second-class funeral: Political dynamics of the Eurozone reforms

The European Union (EU) stands at a critical junction in its institutional evolution. The European sovereign debt crisis in 2009, the Brexit decision in 2016, and the success of anti-European populist parties in many member states have triggered intense discussions about necessary reforms in the Union, which only intensified after Emmanuel Macron became president of France in 2017. His vehemently pro-European outlook and ambitious suggestions for

BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?
Jan 02, 2015

BCIM: Can India Be a Driving Force?

The current Indian government has given clear indicators that it is likely to place regional integration high on its economic diplomacy agenda, be it SAARC, ASEAN or BCIM. The last two are especially important to India's Act East Policy.

Beijing's South Asia
Jan 03, 2015

Beijing's South Asia

Delhi's economic decision-makers, with their inward orientation, appear to have no capacity to think of a strategy for regional integration in partnership with China, or any other great power. The best it can come up with is to establish an official study group that can spin out the Chinese proposals for a few more years.

BIMSTEC: Overcoming inertia to serve as a truly strategic platform
Sep 08, 2017

BIMSTEC: Overcoming inertia to serve as a truly strategic platform

Two decades since its inception, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has yet to truly succeed as an instrument of regional integration. The primary reason for the group’s slow progress is general inertia, or lack of interest amongst its members. There have also been more pressing national and regional issues that have overtaken the group’s development. This is set to change under the im

Break down the barriers to trade in South Asia
Mar 14, 2014

Break down the barriers to trade in South Asia

Enabling greater free trade and removing NTBs should be undertaken with the goal of not just regional integration and growth but also development of communities, employment and poverty alleviation across South Asia.

Collective action on South Asia’s ‘wicked problems’
Apr 14, 2023

Collective action on South Asia’s ‘wicked problems’

The problems of water, energy, climate change, and urbanisation, are all intertwined; they are, also, all 'wicked'. There is little consensus on how to effectively navigate these problems, let alone, how to solve them. Of these, water is key: the threat of climatic changes is primarily manifested in water, its dwindling supply, and the conflicts that may potentially arise. It also encompasses so-called 'toad's eye' concerns of the grassroots, oft

Commerce and connectivity for enhancing trade in the Indo-Pacific
Dec 14, 2021

Commerce and connectivity for enhancing trade in the Indo-Pacific

Countries in the Indo-Pacific region would have to enhance regional integration and align their policies in order to propel economic revival in the po

Cooperation sans ambiguity: Can BIMSTEC ride the strategic tide in the Bay of Bengal?
Dec 28, 2020

Cooperation sans ambiguity: Can BIMSTEC ride the strategic tide in the Bay of Bengal?

The concerns identified by BIMSTEC reveal that the organisation restricts itself to engaging in only those security challenges which are non-state cen

Developing a regional Single Window System in the Indian Ocean Region
Jun 02, 2023

Developing a regional Single Window System in the Indian Ocean Region

India and Australia can support the development of a Single Window System in fellow Indian Ocean Region states for trade facilitation at the regional

Driving Across the South Asian Borders: The Motor Vehicle Agreement Between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal
Sep 04, 2015

Driving Across the South Asian Borders: The Motor Vehicle Agreement Between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal

The benefits of strengthening physical connectivity in a geographically contiguous region are increasingly being recognised. These links are expected to increase economic activity and people-to-people interaction, leading in turn to regional and sub-regional integration. In this backdrop, the Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) signed among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal is expected to facilitate cross-border movement of vehicles, thereby reducing

Economic Policy forum - Resources Policy: Energy and Environment
Jul 08, 2013

Economic Policy forum - Resources Policy: Energy and Environment

After a successful launch in January this year in Berlin, the Economic Policy Forum, a new alliance of think tanks from emerging economies and selected developed economies, met at a conference on 'Resources Policy: Energy and Environment.' The meeting also facilitated an initial conversation on 'The Prospects for Regional Integration.'

India and its Eastern Neighbours: Prospects for Sub-Regional Cooperation
Sep 13, 2023

India and its Eastern Neighbours: Prospects for Sub-Regional Cooperation

This Issue Brief focuses on the reasons for the need to have sub-regional integration and cooperation between the four South Asian countries of BBIN--Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. It also looks at previous attempts made at sub-regional cooperation by countries in the region and the areas of potential cooperation.

India-ASEAN FTA in services: Good for the region, very good for India
Jul 31, 2013

India-ASEAN FTA in services: Good for the region, very good for India

The potential welfare gains arising from the services agreement appear to be in India's favour as well as for member economies of ASEAN. The policy focus of both ASEAN and the individual member nations has been on merchandise trade liberalisation, and on inducing foreign investment-led transfer of technology, which has so far resulted in low regional integration in services.

Integration good for not only Bangladesh but for all of South Asia
Dec 17, 2013

Integration good for not only Bangladesh but for all of South Asia

At a roundtable on "Understanding Contemporary Bangladesh", attended by vice-chancellors from nine universities of Bangladesh, the consensus view was that regional integration is not only beneficial for Bangladesh but for all of South Asia.

Is there a future for the China-Japan-Korea Trilateral?
Jan 04, 2024

Is there a future for the China-Japan-Korea Trilateral?

China’s messaging at the recent Foreign Ministers' meeting suggests that the CJK trilateral does not have an optimistic future

Shusha Declaration: The Turkic states chart a course for cooperation
Jul 15, 2024

Shusha Declaration: The Turkic states chart a course for cooperation

The deepening military and defence cooperation between the Turkic states aims to make the region more secure and interconnected for stability and pros

The African continental free trade area and its implications for India-Africa trade
Oct 08, 2018

The African continental free trade area and its implications for India-Africa trade

The African countries are set to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area or AfCFTA, the biggest free trade agreement in the world since the World Trade Organization was created in the 1990s. When implemented, the AfCFTA is projected to increase intra-African trade by 52.3 percent by 2022, from 2010 levels. In turn, higher trade levels can facilitate economic growth, transform domestic economies, and help the countries achieve the Sustainab

The Alliance of Sahel States: A regional crisis in troubled West Africa
Mar 01, 2024

The Alliance of Sahel States: A regional crisis in troubled West Africa

The establishment of the Alliance of Sahel States by Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger and their withdrawal from ECOWAS undoes the decades of regional int

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability
Jan 12, 2015

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability

This study discusses three major mega free trade agreements (the TPP, TTIP and the RCEP) and attempts to develop a strategy for India to navigate the repercussions engendered by these groupings and thereby safeguard India?s trade and sustain its economic growth.

The Indo-Pacific economics: Inextricable Chinese linkages and Indian challenges
Dec 08, 2021

The Indo-Pacific economics: Inextricable Chinese linkages and Indian challenges

India would need to ratchet up its economic investments and regional integration initiatives in the Indo-Pacific if it aims to compete with the Chines

Uzbekistan backs Beijing while exploring alternatives
Mar 19, 2024

Uzbekistan backs Beijing while exploring alternatives

Uzbekistan has embarked on an economic reform drive to unlock Uzbekistan's socio-economic potential through partnerships with China and others

What are the prospects for regionalism in South Asia?
Jun 19, 2008

What are the prospects for regionalism in South Asia?

Shorenstein APARC, in collaboration with Observer Research Foundation, will hold a conference on regionalism and regional integration in South Asia at Stanford University on June 19 and 20, 2008. The conference papers will be issued as an edited volume

उझबेकिस्तानकडून पर्यायांची पडताळणी आणि बिजींगला पाठिंबा
Apr 09, 2024

उझबेकिस्तानकडून पर्यायांची पडताळणी आणि बिजींगला पाठिंबा

उझबेकिस्तानने चीन आणि इतर राष्ट्रांसह भागीदारीद्वारे आ

चीन-जपान-कोरिया त्रिपक्षीय संबंधांना भविष्य आहे का?
Jan 15, 2024

चीन-जपान-कोरिया त्रिपक्षीय संबंधांना भविष्य आहे का?

अलीकडे झालेल्या परराष्ट्र मंत्र्यांच्या बैठकीत चीनने द

दक्षिण आशियात ऐक्य का नाही?
Sep 08, 2020

दक्षिण आशियात ऐक्य का नाही?

जगात परस्पर विकासासाठी युरोपीय देश एकत्र आले आहेत, आफ्रिकेतील देशही संघटित आहेत. पण, भारतासहीत दक्षिण आशियातील देशांमध्ये असे ऐक्य दिसत नाही.

संपर्क व एकात्मतेचा त्रिपक्षीय महामार्ग
Aug 07, 2023

संपर्क व एकात्मतेचा त्रिपक्षीय महामार्ग

म्यानमारमधील वाढती राजकीय अस्थिरता आणि आर्थिक समस्यांमुळे त्रिपक्षीय महामार्ग प्रकल्पाच्या कामात अडथळा निर्माण झाला आहे.

“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