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Wind Energy in India: Tailwinds and Headwinds
Oct 17, 2022

Wind Energy in India: Tailwinds and Headwinds

Although the wind energy sector has grown significantly, to meet the target of 140 GW wind energy capacity by 2030, the growth rate in capacity additi

Windfall Taxes on Oil Companies: Sin Tax or Sin to Tax?
Aug 17, 2022

Windfall Taxes on Oil Companies: Sin Tax or Sin to Tax?

The recent windfall taxes imposed by the UNSC are considered either equivalent to a sin to tax the profits made from the geopolitical crisis or a sin

Window of opportunity for India
Aug 17, 2020

Window of opportunity for India

From India’s perspective, Israel and the UAE are undoubtedly our two closest friends in the Middle East. PM Modi has invested considerable energy in developing both relationships and they have stood by our side when we have needed their support. Normalisation of ties between them augurs well for us, opening up exciting new possibilities for collaboration.

Winds of change in Africa: Unprecedented opportunities for India
Jan 10, 2011

Winds of change in Africa: Unprecedented opportunities for India

The decade that began on January 1 will be Africa's decade. Unprecedented opportunities are opening up for India-Africa cooperation in Africa's rise in several areas, notably higher education, industrialisation and agriculture.

Winds of change sweeping Muslim minds
Nov 19, 2011

Winds of change sweeping Muslim minds

A popular conclusion drawn by many in the Pakistan media is that Imran Khan has arrived. His Lahore meeting, which was a great success, should alarm the other political players of Pakistan.

2023: A whirlwind for China’s infrastructure and energy diplomacy
Apr 10, 2024

2023: A whirlwind for China’s infrastructure and energy diplomacy

Upgrading partnerships with resource-rich nations like Turkmenistan, DRC, and Zambia strengthens China's grip on energy supplies and critical minerals

8 windows to view India’s economic reforms: Past, present and future
Jul 24, 2021

8 windows to view India’s economic reforms: Past, present and future

Even though Socialism as a failed philosophy stares us in the face, India’s Constitution continues to Preamble all Articles through it. Perhaps, tha

Can the 2019 elections resolve India’s growth headwinds?
Apr 26, 2019

Can the 2019 elections resolve India’s growth headwinds?

India’s economic future faces two imminent headwinds. The 2019 elections cannot solve them if priorities focus on immediacy over the long run. Creat

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

Even with Biden: Trend against globalisation is dampening India’s prospects, headwinds will only increase
Jan 02, 2021

Even with Biden: Trend against globalisation is dampening India’s prospects, headwinds will only increase

New Delhi needs to note that China’s estrangement from the US is not as serious as the one with India.

Firebreaks, firewalls, and ‘windows of opportunity’ in cyber norms
Oct 17, 2021

Firebreaks, firewalls, and ‘windows of opportunity’ in cyber norms

The Global South must amplify its ideas, perspectives, and positions on cybernorms as multilateral institutions like the UN work towards a framework f

Headwinds after a hard-line approach
Dec 05, 2019

Headwinds after a hard-line approach

With Xi Jinping and the Communist Party facing various pressures, Beijing could be tempted to deflect the attention

No easterly wind now
Jul 05, 2011

No easterly wind now

The recent 'off-the-record' comment by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against "about 25% Bnagladeshis" has dented the India-Bangladesh relations. There is a need for us to show more sensitivity while dealing with Bangladesh, a country that has gone out of its way to improve its relationship with India.

On nuclear diplomacy, a window has opened
Oct 19, 2004

On nuclear diplomacy, a window has opened

As a responsible nuclear power, India is ready to work with like-minded countries in strengthening the global non-proliferation system. That was the clear message from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his recent joint press conference with the visiting German chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder.

Pakistan generals’(s) election: Shock, awe and the traditional swindle
Feb 10, 2024

Pakistan generals’(s) election: Shock, awe and the traditional swindle

The power of the people has upended all expectations and predictions in this Pakistan election

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

Six headwinds Modi will face in Season 2
May 27, 2019

Six headwinds Modi will face in Season 2

In a constantly-evolving discourse and a politically and economically disruptive world, new ideas will demand a greater control over Modi’s actions.

Sowing the wind, reaping the whirlwind
Jun 19, 2022

Sowing the wind, reaping the whirlwind

The self-goal could have been avoided, but the ruling party saw the emerging warning signals with eyes wide shut. Some party sections clearly felt they were clever enough to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, and that religious polarisation in domestic politics could work to electoral advantage even as the PM and his diplomats wooed the Muslim nations of the Gulf. Perhaps, they don’t recognise that we live in an interconnected world, w

The Process is Unwinding
Jul 12, 2005

The Process is Unwinding

It is time to conduct a reality check on the India-Pakistan peace process. In fact, there is a particular urgency for it. For, the peace process seems to have got hijacked by secessionist elements in Kashmir and Pakistan who never had any stakes in it.

The Russia-Ukraine War, Economic Sanctions, and Global Headwinds
Jul 22, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine War, Economic Sanctions, and Global Headwinds

The negative impact of the Russia-Ukraine war and attendant economic sanctions have been seen in different parts of the world, raising a new set of ch

Women in social commerce: Tailwind to a resilient growth
May 20, 2023

Women in social commerce: Tailwind to a resilient growth

Social commerce can become a powerful tool for promoting women's economic empowerment

भारत में Wind Energy: ‘अनुकूल और प्रतिकूल हवा’
Jan 10, 2023

भारत में Wind Energy: ‘अनुकूल और प्रतिकूल हवा’

हालांकि पवन ऊर्जा क्षेत्र में उल्लेखनीय वृद्धि हुई है, ल�

भारत में Wind Energy: ‘अनुकूल और प्रतिकूल हवा’
Nov 05, 2022

भारत में Wind Energy: ‘अनुकूल और प्रतिकूल हवा’

हालांकि पवन ऊर्जा क्षेत्र में उल्लेखनीय वृद्धि हुई है, ल�

2023 : चीन की इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर और ऊर्जा कूटनीति के लिए धुआंधार साल
Apr 19, 2024

2023 : चीन की इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर और ऊर्जा कूटनीति के लिए धुआंधार साल

संसाधन संपन्न तुर्कमेनिस्तान, डीआरसी और जांबिया जैसे दे�

2023: चीनच्या पायाभूत सुविधा आणि ऊर्जा कुटनीती
May 02, 2024

2023: चीनच्या पायाभूत सुविधा आणि ऊर्जा कुटनीती

तुर्कमेनिस्तान, DRC आणि झांबिया सारख्या संसाधनांनी समृद्�

2024: A chance of redemption for the UN?
Dec 18, 2023

2024: A chance of redemption for the UN?

The ambitious Summit of the Future next year offers the UN a rare chance to repurpose itself to salvage its credibility and strengthen its mandate to

Analysing China on Ukraine
Mar 31, 2022

Analysing China on Ukraine

Will China take advantage of the window of opportunity provided by the Ukraine crisis?

As Pakistan heats up, we must act to stop the next Samba
Sep 30, 2013

As Pakistan heats up, we must act to stop the next Samba

We should not be lulled into complacency about the nature of the militancy in J&K these days. Incidents can be few and far between. But when they occur, they can be deadly. The winding down of the US and NATO operations in Afghanistan could enlarge the area which could be used by anti-Indian jihadis to set up training camps.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A new banking alternative
Nov 11, 2014

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: A new banking alternative

Considering India's immense infrastructural needs, the AIIB has opened a fresh window for financing in which there will hopefully be fewer conditions and hassles. All other less developing countries will also be able to access loans easily.

Bangladesh–India ties: Time to seize the opportunities
Mar 25, 2021

Bangladesh–India ties: Time to seize the opportunities

The window of opportunity opened up through the ongoing initiatives must now be seized through win-win follow-up initiatives.

Besieged Musharraf Left With Few Options
Aug 24, 2007

Besieged Musharraf Left With Few Options

Pakistan is today dangling between hope and despair, propelled largely by President Pervez Musharraf's inability, and refusal, to gauge public sentiments for free and fair elections in the coming months. Discontentment, once confined to media and courtrooms, has spilled out into the streets, creating a stifling atmosphere of anxiety and doubt across the country. Political, economic and social differences have sharpened in the past eight years. Re

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape
Jul 07, 2021

Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape

During the Cold War, India navigated its external relations guided largely by the doctrine and practice of non-alignment. In these contemporary times, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to inaugurate a period of heightened geopolitical rivalries, with the United States and China as the principal poles. India will be differently positioned in this post-Covid “new normal” than it was in the era of the Cold War and therefore will need differe

China's maritime quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi's options
Apr 21, 2018

China's maritime quest in the Indian Ocean: New Delhi's options

India’s inability to develop interdependencies with neighbouring countries, both economically and strategically, has left a void that China has dutifully filled. There still remains a window for India to correct its past mistakes and develop a concerted strategy to regain influence in the region.

China’s military ambitions
Mar 14, 2024

China’s military ambitions

China’s annual parliamentary meetings offer a glimpse into its future direction. This year, amidst economic headwinds, a key takeaway is the continued surge in defence spending

Collapsing Muslim Dictatorships
Jan 29, 2011

Collapsing Muslim Dictatorships

Riyadh, Jerusalem, Washington, in that order of anxiety, must be in a huddle on the change in Tunisia and chill winds blowing across Egypt, Yemen and Jordan. The State Department has issued a warning that must send shock waves throughout the Arabian peninsula "status quo in the Middle East and North Africa is not sustainable".

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

Consistent and controllable energy: The case of solar energy
Jul 27, 2023

Consistent and controllable energy: The case of solar energy

If expected cost declines in solar PV plus battery storage do not materialise, the price for carbon will make fossil-fuel-derived energy more expensiv

Debt ad Infinitum: Pakistan’s Macroeconomic Catastrophe
May 31, 2023

Debt ad Infinitum: Pakistan’s Macroeconomic Catastrophe

This paper dissects the causes behind Pakistan’s ongoing economic crisis. The causes include dwindling forex reserves, the phenomenon of ‘galloping inflation’, a falling Pakistani Rupee, uncompetitive and undiversified export basket, burgeoning external debt, lack of fiscal prudence, debt distress, and a worsening business environment—all cascading to a balance of payment crisis. While austerity measures, appeals for loan rollover to debt

Decoding the rising Islamist threat in Bangladesh
Oct 27, 2021

Decoding the rising Islamist threat in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is known as a moderate Islamic country. There is a strong and committed secular section, but this is dwindling in numbers

Devas v. Antrix: Lessons for India in Navigating Bilateral Investment Treaty Disputes
Aug 14, 2023

Devas v. Antrix: Lessons for India in Navigating Bilateral Investment Treaty Disputes

In Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd v. Antrix Corporation Ltd, the Supreme Court of India has upheld the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order winding up Devas Multimedia Ltd on the grounds of fraud. Antrix is the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and Devas is a multimedia services company. The decision comes at a crucial time, as foreign investors of Devas are endeavouring to attach Indian assets

Emerging coalition of jihad
Apr 10, 2006

Emerging coalition of jihad

With Al Qaeda far from being vanquished, and Pakistan and Bangladesh inevitably turning into jihadi outposts in the emerging pan-Islamist network in Asia, India is more than likely to be caught in the vicious tail-wind of the next wave of terrorism, gathering momentum since 9/11.