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Public procurement legislation: Essential for improving public financial management in India

The new government’s initiative to formally legislate Union government’s procurement process should be welcomed. Among the major continuing challenges in public financial management at all levels of government in India, has been obtaining...

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Riyalpolitik – Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan

There are compelling reasons for Pakistan to participate in Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen. Yemen is in the throes of yet another iteration of violence and instability. Since 2004, the group Ansar Allah, popularly referred to as the Houthis,...

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Sri Lanka, India and China: An Uncertain Triangle

For India and Sri Lanka, the presence of China and the fall of Rajapaksa mean that the relationships have to be recalibrated.  Nowhere in South Asia has democracy been so unpredictable as in Sri Lanka. Six weeks before the election in January...

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India and Iran: It’s Not Just Energy, Stupid!

When it comes to India and Iran, it’s not just about energy anymore. Energy dominates any conversation on India’s interests in Iran. The effects of the nuclear sanctions, balancing the Iran-United States rivalry, and Tehran’s role in the...

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India’s grand strategy for the 21st century

Piecing together the elements of India’s geostrategy since its independence. A review of Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent. The Indian Prime Minister made a whirlwind tour to the Indian...

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Public procurement legislation: Essential for improving public financial management in India

The new government’s initiative to formally legislate Union government’s procurement process should be welcomed. Among the major continuing...

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What is the defining legacy of the Indian budget 2015-16?

Examining the budget for its revenue and expenditure projections and other announcements. Analysing and Indian budget is a tricky job. At its...

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India’s grand strategy for the 21st century

Piecing together the elements of India’s geostrategy since its independence. A review of Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and...

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Public procurement legislation: Essential for improving public financial management in India

The new government’s initiative to formally legislate Union government’s procurement process should be welcomed. Among the major continuing challenges in public financial management at all levels of government in India, has been obtaining commensurate outputs and societal outcomes from budgetary outlays. One of the major avenues which could contribute to meeting this challenge is a […]

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DESERT SHIELD

Riyalpolitik – Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan

There are compelling reasons for Pakistan to participate in Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen. Yemen is in the throes of yet another iteration of violence and instability. Since 2004, the group Ansar Allah, popularly referred to as the Houthis, has waged an insurgency against the Yemeni government, demanding more autonomy in the northern governorate of […]

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Lessons from the AIIB saga

The AIIB saga is an evolving story and hence the lessons too will keep evolving. The story of how Britain, overruling objections from the United States, announced its intent to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), being promoted by China, ahead of other European nations is so fascinating that it should be made into […]

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Sri Lanka, India and China: An Uncertain Triangle

For India and Sri Lanka, the presence of China and the fall of Rajapaksa mean that the relationships have to be recalibrated.  Nowhere in South Asia has democracy been so unpredictable as in Sri Lanka. Six weeks before the election in January 2015,  President Mahinda Rajapaksa appeared unbeatable, even invincible. Elected as  President in 2005, […]

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India and Iran: It’s Not Just Energy, Stupid!

When it comes to India and Iran, it’s not just about energy anymore. Energy dominates any conversation on India’s interests in Iran. The effects of the nuclear sanctions, balancing the Iran-United States rivalry, and Tehran’s role in the Middle East are other debates that keep us preoccupied.  In recent years, however, a second important bilateral […]

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9781628922547

India’s grand strategy for the 21st century

Piecing together the elements of India’s geostrategy since its independence. A review of Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent. The Indian Prime Minister made a whirlwind tour to the Indian Ocean island states of Sri Lanka, Seychelles and Mauritius a couple of weeks ago. While some analysts termed this […]

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When Iran enters the global mainstream

An Iranian entry into the international mainstream is an opportunity of altogether different proportions. There is now a good chance that Iran will conclude a nuclear deal with its international interlocutors comprising the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany. The parties seek a grand compromise that will keep Iran more than a year away from developing a nuclear […]

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Judgements that changed India

A review of Zia Mody’s book 10 Judgements That Changed India. Zia Mody’s book 10 Judgements That Changed India sets out to describe the background, socio-cultural circumstances, and reactions to 10 landmark judgements meted out by the Supreme Court in language that is not steeped in legalese. The author, educated at Cambridge and Harvard, and an expert […]

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A change long overdue

The persistent dependence on the central forces has remained a bane for the state police forces in the Northeast. There may or may not have been a deal over the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu & Kashmir. The controversial Act, […]

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What is the defining legacy of the Indian budget 2015-16?

Examining the budget for its revenue and expenditure projections and other announcements. Analysing and Indian budget is a tricky job. At its core, it is a statement of government revenue and expenditure. At another level, it is a statement of economic policies of the government. Governments, over the years, have used the occasion of the […]

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