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Issue. 65
The Dance of the Elephant and the Dragon: The Promise and Perils of Sino-Indian Relations
Himanil Raina
18 May 2015
Why is it that despite sharing significant commonalities, India and China remain trapped in a relationship that projects them as inevitable rivals? This paper examines the promise of these bilateral relations and attempts to sound the death knell to the old narrative.
Issue. 64
India's Participation in the NSG: Capturing the Debate
Arka Biswas
27 April 2015
The paper examines how the Nuclear Suppliers Group has evolved over the years and the role the Group defines for itself. It also attempts to provide a more nuanced understanding of the consequences of India's NSG-membership.
Issue. 63
Nuclear Developments in Iran:Comprehending the Indian View
Arka Biswas
21 April 2015
This paper examines Indian policies and decisions on Iran's nuclear programme and reveals a number of critical factors which have influenced New Delhi on this matter in varying degrees.
Issue. 62
Centre-State Relations in India: Time for a New Framework
Niranjan Sahoo
09 April 2015
This paper assesses the major shifts that have occurred in the country's federal system in the last three decades. It also provides a list of recommendations to improve Centre-state relations in India.
Issue. 61
India's Small Satellite Mission: Time for the Next Leap Forward
04 April 2015
The paper analyses small satellite activities within India in various institutions and identifies the opportunities as well as the gaps.
Issue. 60
Modi in Mauritius: Renewing a Special Relationship
M. Ganapathi
10 March 2015
On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, M. Ganapathi, former High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, analyses India-Mauritius ties and suggests areas of cooperation to further strengthen the relationship.
Issue. 59
Royal Succession in Saudi Arabia: Challenges before the Desert Kingdom
Talmiz Ahmad
11 February 2015
With a new king in power, this paper looks at royal politics in Saudi Arabia and identifies topical domestic and regional challenges from the Saudi perspective.
Issue. 58
Drones and India: Exploring Policy and Regulatory Challenges Posed by Civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
R. Swaminathan
06 February 2015
This paper explores the ways in which UAVs are increasingly integrating themselves in civilian life, outlines the policy implications of this rapid proliferation, and identifies specific policy blind spots India must address.
Issue. 57
Solving India's Nuclear Liability Conundrum
Rakesh Sood
22 January 2015
This Paper offers a broad and objective analysis on the controversial issue of 'uclear liability', India's concerns and provides a recommendation for a coherent and comprehensive approach to resolve this conundrum.
Issue. 56
The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India's External Sector Sustainability
Geethanjali Nataraj, Abhirup Bhunia, Garima Sahdev
12 January 2015
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.
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