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    Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. While acknowledging the strategic position of the island in the Indian Ocean Region, small states such as Sri Lanka have to be aware of the geopolitical implications resulting in complications that require foreign policy adjustments, writes Natasha Fernando. 

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. […]

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    “It is easy to be xenophobic, it is harder to be humanitarian” – Dr Meghna Guhathakurta

“It is easy to be xenophobic, it is harder to be humanitarian” – Dr Meghna Guhathakurta

 Following her panel presentation on minorities during the LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit, Dr Meghna Guhathakurta spoke with Laraib Niaz on the Rohingya crisis, radicalisation and the challenges facing minority women. 

LN: You have been working with Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB),to assist the Rohingya refugees, since 2011. Could you elaborate on how the work is helping refugees in their integration in the […]

India’s global outreach from the regional level

While national discourse often restricts regional leaders to their respective states or regions,  Tridivesh Singh Maini argues that their global vision must be invited onto the world stage by Prime Minister Modi. 

There are a number of developments over the past few days which yet again send a strong message that states are bound to play a substantial role in India’s ties […]

July 19th, 2018|Economy, Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on India’s global outreach from the regional level|

What has kept BIMSTEC from taking off?

The Bay of Bengal Muti-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, formed in 1997,  garnered significant attention as an alternative platform for South Asian integration. Saheli Bose assesses where BIMSTEC stands now.
South Asia is one of the least integrated regions in the world, with low intra-regional trade share. It barely stands at 5.38 percent in comparison to other sub-regions of Asia. Intra-regional trade […]

July 18th, 2018|Agriculture, Economy, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on What has kept BIMSTEC from taking off?|
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    Considering the ramifications of India’s exclusion from the British “Low-Risk” visa list

Considering the ramifications of India’s exclusion from the British “Low-Risk” visa list

Adrij Chakraborty and Siddharth Sonkar discuss the ramifications of the exclusion of Indian students from the ‘low risk’ visa list. Not only is academic growth  undermined when neutrality towards non-meritorious considerations such as nationality and race is compromised, they conclude, but the UK may also miss out on the contributions of Indian students.

Recently, the government of the United Kingdom decided […]

July 11th, 2018|Education, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Considering the ramifications of India’s exclusion from the British “Low-Risk” visa list|

The Indus Waters Treaty: an exemplar of cooperation

The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960 shows how international mediation can be instrumental in reaching an agreement between India and Pakistan. With this in mind, India and Pakistan should use the treaty as a model to negotiate, cooperate and resolve other ongoing issues as well, writes Saud Sultan.

With the partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947, the Indus basin was […]

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    In need of realignment: Indian investments should match development cooperation initiatives in Africa

In need of realignment: Indian investments should match development cooperation initiatives in Africa

India’s lines of credit to Africa are not very well aligned with India’s private sector in the region. In fact, the role of the private sector is limited to that of a contractor in the whole process of the delivery of development cooperation writes Dr Malancha Chakrabarty.
After a long period of stagnation, many African countries experienced strong growth from […]

June 13th, 2018|Cities and Urban Studies, Development, Economy, Featured, Security and Foreign Policy, Sustainable Development Goals|Comments Off on In need of realignment: Indian investments should match development cooperation initiatives in Africa|

Cyber security: the potential for Japan-India cooperation

Japan is pushing to standardise cyber defence policy at the international level so that states can share rules and best practices, and thus isolate countries that do not commit to international norms. For all these reasons, Japan shares common ground with India. The two countries have built a special relationship over the last decade that represents one of the […]

June 12th, 2018|Security and Foreign Policy, Technology|Comments Off on Cyber security: the potential for Japan-India cooperation|
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    Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger

The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, recently signed the 31st Constitutional Amendment Bill into law, giving a green light to the merger between Pakistan’s Federal Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and its Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK). Whilst this has been hailed as a democratic victory, Amber Darr examines the complex legal and political implications of this enactment. 

On 31st May 2018, the President of […]

June 11th, 2018|Featured, History, Law, Politics, Religion, Rural Areas, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Has the west been won? Understanding the legal and political implications of the FATA-KPK merger|
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    Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt

The rivalry existing between China and India is based on a long historical trajectory dating back to the epoch of the silk route. Understanding the context of India’s dominant position in South Asia  is important to ascertain the current changing dynamics and the emerging role of Japan, which can be viewed through the lens of the stag hunt in economics game […]

June 5th, 2018|Development, Economy, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on Balancing the Chinese presence in Sri Lanka: India and Japan’s game of the stag hunt|

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