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Rethinking ballistic missile defence
Apr 02, 2024

Rethinking ballistic missile defence

There is a crying need to have a fresh look at BMD and design solutions to counter the growing issue of cost asymmetry.

Rethinking China’s non-market economy status beyond 2016
Jul 24, 2023

Rethinking China’s non-market economy status beyond 2016

The effect of the 15th anniversary of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the expiry of several provisions of its WTO Accession Protocol was the object of heated debate between major trading partners in 2016. Yet the question of China’s graduation to the market-economy status, and its implications on the anti-dumping investigations in the importing countries, remains. This paper explores the divergent legal interpretat

Rethinking Churchill
Jul 04, 2020

Rethinking Churchill

The great hero of the anti-Nazi struggle turns out to have been an admirer of Fascism and dictatorship. As for democracy, Churchill was a late conve

Rethinking Decoupling: Interdependence, dependence, independence
Oct 20, 2020

Rethinking Decoupling: Interdependence, dependence, independence

Tensions between government and industry over encryption, vulnerabilities and privacy are now compounded by a geo-technological rupture between the wo

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges:  Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery
Nov 24, 2023

Rethinking Development Finance in Response to 21st-Century Challenges: Islamic Climate Finance and Post-Conflict Recovery

Traditional development financing is proving insufficient to address overlapping global challenges, such as climate change and fragile contexts. This brief explores new thinking in development finance through two examples. The first is Islamic climate finance, which constitutes less than 2 percent of global Islamic finance. The brief identifies policy priorities and proposes dedicated Islamic climate-finance windows (e.g., in the Green Climate Fu

Rethinking Donald Trump
Sep 27, 2016

Rethinking Donald Trump

Is a Trump Presidency all that bad for the US or the rest of the world?

Rethinking education and skilling in India
May 10, 2018

Rethinking education and skilling in India

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. – Aristotle

Rethinking Health: India and the World
Jan 26, 2022

Rethinking Health: India and the World

India’s success in meeting the SDGs ensure the success of the global community, making an “India Model” the blueprint for large parts of the wor

Rethinking India’s engagement with the African Union
Jan 05, 2021

Rethinking India’s engagement with the African Union

As the preparations for IAFS IV are underway, there is need to reassess the relationship with the AU.

Rethinking Regionalism: The idea of China-South Asia Trans-Himalayan regional cooperation
Dec 12, 2019

Rethinking Regionalism: The idea of China-South Asia Trans-Himalayan regional cooperation

Even as globalisation has succeeded in creating a closely connected world, its biggest failure may yet be that it could not produce a stable world. Today there is a widely held view that organising the world regionally may be complementary to globalisation, if not serve as a replacement altogether. Other analysts consider the relationship as more tangled, debating whether to view regionalism as a stepping stone to globalisation or as a stumbling

Rethinking the Challenge of Women’s Safety in India’s Cities
May 23, 2023

Rethinking the Challenge of Women’s Safety in India’s Cities

Following the Nirbhaya case of 2012 and the public outrage that it provoked, public safety for women has been increasingly deemed a political issue worthy of attention and concern, particularly in India’s cities. The government’s response has been to promote precautionary policies for women that, while may be well-meaning, tend to reinforce the prevalent social inclination to put the onus of their safety on women themselves, rather than addre

Rethinking the Kabul engagement
Apr 07, 2011

Rethinking the Kabul engagement

India now has an easier relationship with Kabul and Washington. An India-Pakistan-Afghanistan trialogue this year to try and dispel some of the suspicions Pakistan has over India's ambitions in Afghanistan may be the way forward.

Rethinking the relevance of existing credit rating agencies to BRICS
May 24, 2017

Rethinking the relevance of existing credit rating agencies to BRICS

Global growth is expected to experience an uptick this year due to renewed economic activity in the emerging and developing market economies. These economies have large investment requirements for infrastructure development and maintaining a sustainable level of economic growth—for which they are dependent on international credit markets. With the growing need of economies to borrow capital abroad, the role of credit rating agencies—most of t

Rethinking urban green financing for accelerating India’s cleantech system
Feb 20, 2023

Rethinking urban green financing for accelerating India’s cleantech system

ULBs can effectively contribute to and accelerate India’s cleantech system only if a proper financial framework is put in place

Rethinking US counter-terrorism policy
May 28, 2013

Rethinking US counter-terrorism policy

President Obama recently outlined a re-oriented counter terrorism strategy that aimed at trimming down the predominance that counter-terrorism had occupied in US policymaking. The speech also made public Obama's intention to scale down the drone campaign, subject it to tighter scrutiny and oversight.

COVID-19: Rethinking human development
May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Rethinking human development

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted one of the core foundations of the concept of human development — a healthy and long life.

Death and the city: Rethinking urban spaces for the deceased
Aug 19, 2023

Death and the city: Rethinking urban spaces for the deceased

Rethinking the policy, design, and function of city crematoriums and cemeteries is critical to making the city liveable and die-able

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.

India-Iran relations require rethinking: Advisor to Iranian President
Apr 19, 2011

India-Iran relations require rethinking: Advisor to Iranian President

India and Iran are not in the place they deserve to be in the global order, and they can play a more important and significant role by enhancing their cooperation, according to Mr. Ali Akbar Javanfekr, presidential advisor for press affairs to Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran.

Japan begins rethinking security
Aug 10, 2022

Japan begins rethinking security

Tokyo has acknowledged that a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be “an emergency situation” for Japan and has stepped up engagement accordingly.

Limits to efficiency: Rethinking current perspectives on climate action
Sep 19, 2018

Limits to efficiency: Rethinking current perspectives on climate action

Climate change and economic development are emotive subjects that are closely related: yet one is caused by the other. People’s lives are increasingly getting affected by the negative side-effects of climate change, particularly in developing countries which, at the same time, face enormous challenges to their aspirations for economic growth. Leading scientists agree that global warming is a reality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are requir

Putting life first: Rethinking the hypocrisy at Addis
Aug 03, 2015

Putting life first: Rethinking the hypocrisy at Addis

When more than a third of the world's population does not live to see 40 on average, it is clear that securing the right to life for these people should be the only priority of global developmental processes. Can there ever be any shared values, if there is no agreement on the fundamental right to life?

Sports in Indian cities: Rethinking the use of astroturfs
Nov 07, 2023

Sports in Indian cities: Rethinking the use of astroturfs

The adoption of astroturf in sporting facilities poses a health hazard to humans and aggravates climate issues, thus, urban planning must focus on gre

Statehood or Autonomy: Rethinking Governance in India’s Capital
Oct 30, 2015

Statehood or Autonomy: Rethinking Governance in India’s Capital

Delhi, India's national capital, has long been the subject of a quandary: Should it be granted full statehood, or maximum autonomy commensurate with its megalopolis status? is paper takes a tour of select national capitals to understand how other nations have arranged their governance and handled competing jurisdictions and functions. Lessons are drawn from this examination of other capitals, and recommendations are put forth towards a more sensi

Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action
Oct 04, 2010

Who Participates in Higher Education in India? Rethinking the Role of Affirmative Action

This paper explores how an individual's participation in higher education is dependent on her religious affiliations, socio-economic status and demographic characteristics.

Begging will not de-risk Brussels from Beijing
Mar 30, 2024

Begging will not de-risk Brussels from Beijing

Not narratives, not rhetoric: what the EU needs is to wake up from its strategic slumber and act on its China addiction

Free speech, privacy and E-surveillance in the digital age
Feb 26, 2014

Free speech, privacy and E-surveillance in the digital age

In this digital age, how free speech is dealt with in a multipolar world, and the emergence of the new and complex forms of censorship were discussed in a talk on "Rethinking Media Freedom in the Digital Age" at the Observer Research Foundation.

How COVID19 will affect sustainability and the UNSDGs
Apr 01, 2020

How COVID19 will affect sustainability and the UNSDGs

The pandemic COVID19 doesn’t just come in the way of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but calls for a rethinking of the timeline.

India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World
Sep 13, 2023

India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World

Energy transitions in developing economies like India are complex processesinvolving substantial financial and technological resources as well as appropriate innovation.These transitions are central to the climate debate, where emphasis is placed on increasing theshare of renewables in the energy mix to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. Thispaper examines the historical attributes of energy transition and finds various critical fact

चीनकडे भीक मागून युरोपियन युनियन आपली जोखीम कमी करण्यात असमर्थ ठरेल!
Apr 18, 2024

चीनकडे भीक मागून युरोपियन युनियन आपली जोखीम कमी करण्यात असमर्थ ठरेल!

ईयू (EU)ने आपल्या धोरणात्मक निद्रेतून जागे होत चीनबाबत ठोस

जापान में सुरक्षा को लेकर एक बार फिर से मंथन की शुरुआत!
Aug 16, 2022

जापान में सुरक्षा को लेकर एक बार फिर से मंथन की शुरुआत!

जापान ने स्वीकार किया है कि ताइवान पर चीन का आक्रमण जापान

पुनर्विचार कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्तेतील शर्यतीचा
Mar 02, 2021

पुनर्विचार कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्तेतील शर्यतीचा

कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्ता आणि मशीन लर्निंग तंत्रांवर अवलंबून राहताना, माहितीची कमतरता अथवा चुकीची माहिती हे सर्वात मोठे आव्हान असणार आहे.

बॅलिस्टिक क्षेपणास्त्र संरक्षणाचा पुनर्विचार करण्याची गरज
Apr 23, 2024

बॅलिस्टिक क्षेपणास्त्र संरक्षणाचा पुनर्विचार करण्याची गरज

खर्चाच्या विषमतेच्या वाढत्या समस्या लक्षात घेता, बॅलिस�

बैलिस्टिक मिसाइल डिफेंस पर पुनर्विचार की ज़रूरत
Apr 05, 2024

बैलिस्टिक मिसाइल डिफेंस पर पुनर्विचार की ज़रूरत

लागत में असमानता के बढ़ते मसलों को देखते हुए बैलिस्टिक म�

भविष्यात हवी साथीचे आजार रोखण्याची सज्जता
May 26, 2020

भविष्यात हवी साथीचे आजार रोखण्याची सज्जता

कोविड-१९ ची साथ हा काही एक इव्हेंट नाही. जशी संहारक अण्वस्त्रे हे वास्तव आहे, त्याप्रमाणे यापुढे साथीचे आजार हे सत्य असणार आहे. त्यासाठी सज्ज राहायलाच हवे.