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Issue. 96
Nuclear Safety and Regulation in India: The Way Forward
Aniruddh Mohan
26 June 2015
While the regulatory and safety structures of India's civilian nuclear programme have served the country well, they are in need of an upgrade. This paper examines the paths that lie ahead.
Issue. 95
Turkey Says 'No' to Presidential Government
Anita Sengupta
25 June 2015
The general elections of 7 June 2015 were Turkey's last scheduled elections until the next one in 2019. Coming at a time when the country and its neighbours are on the brink of profound transformation, and given the increasing complexity of the socio-political situation in the Middle East, the elections results may well re-define the direction of West Asian politics for some time to come.
Issue. 94
India and its Eastern Neighbours: Prospects for Sub-Regional Cooperation
Sridhar Ramaswamy
17 June 2015
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.
Issue. 92
Youth and Radicalisation: The Threat to India
Taruni Kumar
09 June 2015
In common discourse on extremism, it is widely thought that the poor and unschooled are most easily recruited to militant organisations. Today, however, an increasing number of young professionals are embracing extremism. Is this true for India? If such a pattern is indeed present, what threats does it pose to India?
Issue. 93
A Baseline Assessment of Climate Finance
Vivan Sharan and Manmath Goel
09 June 2015
This Issue Brief gives an assessment of the gaps and shortages in climate financing flows, available monies in the global system and suggestions to mobilise resources towards mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries.
India-Bangladesh Connectivity
02 June 2015
This report is the part of a larger project being conducted to study India's connectivity with its eastern neighbours - Bangladesh, Myanmar and China. The report is a result of research done on the first phase of the project. It highlights the challenges and possibilities of connectivity between India and Bangladesh and provides policy recommendations.
Issue. 10
Indian leadership on climate change: Punching above its weight
Samir Saran and Vivan Sharan
29 May 2015
In the global discourse on climate change, India often gets singled out for resisting mitigation action and for its reliance on fossil fuels such as coal. In fact, however, in addition to efforts directed towards coping with and adapting to climate impacts (such as the recent Kashmir floods and monsoon failure in 2014), India is also "punching above its weight" on mitigation.
Issue. 91
Atithi Devo Bhava?
Natasha Agarwal and Magnus Lodefalk
22 May 2015
This issue brief analyses recent reforms of the Indian tourist visa process, addresses shortcomings and suggests ways in which to make the e-tourist visa effectively benefit the Indian economy.
Issue. 90
Swine Flu: Challenges and Impact on the Indian Economy
Richa Sekhani
11 May 2015
Swine flu has seen a worrisome spread in India recently, and there are fears of another resurgence in the coming months. This issue brief explores the economic impact of swine flu and the challenges India faces in fighting the disease.
Issue. 9
Air Power Special Compilation
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, Angad Singh
07 May 2015
•  Roadblocks to Air Revolution in Indian War-Fighting
•    The Opportunities of Gallium Nitride
Doctrinal and war-fighting changes elude the IAF as it grapples to adopt technological upgrades in its fourth generation fighter force.
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