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Global energy crunch: A silver lining?

Updated on Sep 26, 2022 02:51 PM IST

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh , scholars of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The entire world is crippled by an energy crunch, caused mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic which was further exacerbated by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war coupled with climate change-induced natural disasters.(AP)
The entire world is crippled by an energy crunch, caused mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic which was further exacerbated by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war coupled with climate change-induced natural disasters.(AP)
ByHindustan Times

Geopolitics of energy of the war in Ukraine & national responses to energy crisis

The article has been authored by Mehdi Hussain, assistant professor, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and PhD research scholar at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The war in Ukraine creates a vicious cycle of disruption of global supply chains, which in turn affects the prices of energy and essential commodities as well as their domestic pricing strategies and export policies.(AP)
The war in Ukraine creates a vicious cycle of disruption of global supply chains, which in turn affects the prices of energy and essential commodities as well as their domestic pricing strategies and export policies.(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 02:30 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Taiwan as a pawn in great power politics

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh, scholars of international relation, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Tensions between China and Taiwan reached new heights during Nancy Pelosi’s visit, this being the highest-level visit from the United States (US) visit in the last 25 years. Since the Chinese Revolution of 1949, Taiwan has been governed independently of China.(Reuters)
Tensions between China and Taiwan reached new heights during Nancy Pelosi’s visit, this being the highest-level visit from the United States (US) visit in the last 25 years. Since the Chinese Revolution of 1949, Taiwan has been governed independently of China.(Reuters)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 02:58 PM IST

Afghanistan’s centrality to the SCO

The article has been authored by Soumya Awasthi , a PhD scholar, diplomacy and disarmament programme, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and associate fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation.

SCO has deliberated over the Afghanistan situation even before the Taliban's return was prophesied. Keeping in mind the significance of Afghanistan, SCO set up a Contact Group (ACG) in 2005 to collaborate and coordinate on issues of mutual interests.
SCO has deliberated over the Afghanistan situation even before the Taliban's return was prophesied. Keeping in mind the significance of Afghanistan, SCO set up a Contact Group (ACG) in 2005 to collaborate and coordinate on issues of mutual interests.
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 01:30 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Ten years after the Marikana massacre in South Africa

The article has been authored by Samir Bhattacharya, research associate, Vivekananda International Foundation and doctoral scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

This August 2022, South Africa commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. Located 90 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, Marikana is one of the richest mineral belts in the world. In fact, South Africa and Russia meet 90% of the global demands for platinum, and most of the South African platinum comes from this belt.(Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP)(AFP)
This August 2022, South Africa commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. Located 90 kilometres northwest of Johannesburg, Marikana is one of the richest mineral belts in the world. In fact, South Africa and Russia meet 90% of the global demands for platinum, and most of the South African platinum comes from this belt.(Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Sep 12, 2022 01:27 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Nuclear weapons as the ‘million pound note’

The article has been authored by Tara Kartha, distinguished fellow, Indian Peace and Conflict Studies.

The nuclear dimension along the Taiwan Straits may not be immediately evident, but it runs like an invisible thread through the conflict.(AP)
The nuclear dimension along the Taiwan Straits may not be immediately evident, but it runs like an invisible thread through the conflict.(AP)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 11:35 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Taiwan build-up: Delimitating determinants

The article has been authored by Samanvay Pandey, researcher, Chennai Centre for China Studies.

Taiwan build-up: With President Xi at the helm, China appeared to have found its ‘chosen one’ to fulfill the “China Dream”. (AP)
Taiwan build-up: With President Xi at the helm, China appeared to have found its ‘chosen one’ to fulfill the “China Dream”. (AP)
Published on Sep 05, 2022 09:05 AM IST

Drone autonomy and international law

The article has been authored by Devika A Panicker, intern, Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi.

The dominance of Azerbaijani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over Armenian air defence systems was critical to the former’s decisive upper hand in the Nagorno-Karabakh border conflict in 2020.(Flickr)
The dominance of Azerbaijani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) over Armenian air defence systems was critical to the former’s decisive upper hand in the Nagorno-Karabakh border conflict in 2020.(Flickr)
Published on Sep 04, 2022 12:00 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Pakistan needs to focus on economic and political stabilisation now

The article has been authored by Tara Kartha, strategic security expert and formerly at the National Security Council Secretariat.

As reports indicate that Pakistani army Chief General Bajwa called a senior US official for help in speeding up disbursal of some $1.2. billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Pakistani rupee is in full retreat, it is painfully clear that Pakistan is in a full-blown economic crisis.(Reuters File)
As reports indicate that Pakistani army Chief General Bajwa called a senior US official for help in speeding up disbursal of some $1.2. billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Pakistani rupee is in full retreat, it is painfully clear that Pakistan is in a full-blown economic crisis.(Reuters File)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 02:24 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Navigating India-Africa relations in a post-pandemic world 

The article has been authored by Samir Bhattacharya, research associate, Vivekananda International Foundation and doctoral scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

India has traditionally prioritised Africa in its foreign policy. However, the current administration of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has shown an extraordinary determination to strengthen India's longstanding ties to the African continent.(AFP)
India has traditionally prioritised Africa in its foreign policy. However, the current administration of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has shown an extraordinary determination to strengthen India's longstanding ties to the African continent.(AFP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 11:11 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Agenda 2030: A bumpy road ahead?

The article has been authored by Ashwajit Singh, founder & managing director, IPE Global

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2022 has finally revealed the severity of the social, economic and environmental setbacks endured by the world during the two-years spanning the Covid-19 pandemic.(Shutterstock)
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2022 has finally revealed the severity of the social, economic and environmental setbacks endured by the world during the two-years spanning the Covid-19 pandemic.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 04, 2022 11:07 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

The death of Zawahiri may only have a short-term impact

The article is authored by Soumya Awasthi.

From the podium of the White House, the President of the United States (US) announced that on July 31, 2022, in the US air strike Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Al-Qaeda chief since 2011 was killed in Kabul.(Reuters / AFP file photos)
From the podium of the White House, the President of the United States (US) announced that on July 31, 2022, in the US air strike Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Al-Qaeda chief since 2011 was killed in Kabul.(Reuters / AFP file photos)
Updated on Aug 02, 2022 02:31 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

What India must learn from Bangladesh’s attempts to reform child marriage law

The article has been authored by Amrit Amirapu and Zaki Wahhaj, senior lecturer, economics, and reader in economics, University of Kent, Poonam Muttreja, executive director, Population Foundation of India.

Child marriage remains an endemic social problem in India. But to tackle this issue effectively, the Indian government should focus its attention on the real causes of child marriage—deep-rooted gender inequality, regressive social norms, financial insecurity and lack of quality education and employment opportunities for women.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Child marriage remains an endemic social problem in India. But to tackle this issue effectively, the Indian government should focus its attention on the real causes of child marriage—deep-rooted gender inequality, regressive social norms, financial insecurity and lack of quality education and employment opportunities for women.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 29, 2022 03:58 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Russia-Ukraine conflict and the future of energy transaction

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti, associate with Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) and a scholar of international relations, Gunwant Singh, scholar of international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Many countries have long relied on Russian oil and gas, which is one of the world's largest exporters of fossil fuels. However, because those exports are now politically unpalatable, they are frantically searching for alternative energy sources.(Bloomberg)
Many countries have long relied on Russian oil and gas, which is one of the world's largest exporters of fossil fuels. However, because those exports are now politically unpalatable, they are frantically searching for alternative energy sources.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:00 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Russia-Ukraine war could derail a renewable energy future

The article has been authored by Abhiroop Chowdhury, professor and Cosmin Corendea, vice dean, Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability, OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.

Russia is a hydrocarbon giant accounting for $ 5 million billion worth of crude oil and hydrocarbon exports in 2020. 42% of this exports (still) goes to European Union (EU), while 40% of the EU gas (and 65% of Germany’s gas) is sourced in the Russian hydrocarbon reserves of Caspian-Volga basin and eastern Siberia.(HT File)
Russia is a hydrocarbon giant accounting for $ 5 million billion worth of crude oil and hydrocarbon exports in 2020. 42% of this exports (still) goes to European Union (EU), while 40% of the EU gas (and 65% of Germany’s gas) is sourced in the Russian hydrocarbon reserves of Caspian-Volga basin and eastern Siberia.(HT File)
Published on Jul 20, 2022 10:00 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

Diverging US and Indian approaches to Europe: The problem of Ukraine

The report has been authored by S. Paul Kapur.

India and the US must reconcile their approaches to strategic developments in Europe.
India and the US must reconcile their approaches to strategic developments in Europe.
Published on Jul 13, 2022 04:58 PM IST
ByORF

Russia-Ukraine impact on the Shangri-la Dialogue

The article has been authored by Harsh Mahaseth, an assistant professor, Jindal Global Law School, and also the assistant director, Nehginpao Kipgen Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University and Sanjana Chib, law student, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

Fumio Kishida strongly criticised Russia for violating the provisions of the UN Charter and, advocated sanctions against for its aggression against Ukraine, he made it clear that Japan stands with Ukraine as it has made the decision to shift its policy towards Russia and is united with the international community in efforts to impose strong sanctions against Russia, just like its neighbouring countries such as Finland and sweden have cut their ties and applied for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership.(AFP)
Fumio Kishida strongly criticised Russia for violating the provisions of the UN Charter and, advocated sanctions against for its aggression against Ukraine, he made it clear that Japan stands with Ukraine as it has made the decision to shift its policy towards Russia and is united with the international community in efforts to impose strong sanctions against Russia, just like its neighbouring countries such as Finland and sweden have cut their ties and applied for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) membership.(AFP)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 07:18 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The aftermath of the AUKUS deal at the Shangri-la Dialogue

The article has been authored by Harsh Mahaseth, an assistant professor, Jindal Global Law School, and the assistant director, Nehginpao Kipgen Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University and Sanjana Chib, law student, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

US President Joe Biden cleverly announced that “in order to deal with rapidly evolving threats,” the US and Britain would share with Australia, intelligence and advanced technologies in areas like Artificial Intelligence, cyber-warfare, nuclear submarine construction etc.
US President Joe Biden cleverly announced that “in order to deal with rapidly evolving threats,” the US and Britain would share with Australia, intelligence and advanced technologies in areas like Artificial Intelligence, cyber-warfare, nuclear submarine construction etc.
Published on Jul 04, 2022 06:55 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF): An Asean perspective

The article has been authored by Premesha Saha, an associate fellow, Strategic Studies Programme, Observer Research Foundation.

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) was launched by United States (US) President Biden in Tokyo on May 23, 2022.
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) was launched by United States (US) President Biden in Tokyo on May 23, 2022.
Published on Jun 25, 2022 11:07 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

The flaws in China’s nuclear power drive

The article has been authored by L V Krishnan, a former director, Safety Research Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Tamil Nadu 

Chinese experts believe China will need 300-500 reactors by 2050, to fulfil the government’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions. This is a five to eight-fold jump from the present. Despite the progress registered so far, the path onward is not easy. This is due to various factors.((AP))
Chinese experts believe China will need 300-500 reactors by 2050, to fulfil the government’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions. This is a five to eight-fold jump from the present. Despite the progress registered so far, the path onward is not easy. This is due to various factors.((AP))
Published on Jun 20, 2022 01:59 PM IST

The Ukraine crisis and Europe’s lost opportunity

The article has been authored by KA Dhananjay, Gateway House, Mumbai

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has turned out to be one of the most unforgettable events in Europe’s recent history.(HT File)
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has turned out to be one of the most unforgettable events in Europe’s recent history.(HT File)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 07:33 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

 China and the Pacific Step Up

The article has been authored by Balasubramanian C is senior research analyst, Chennai Centre for China Studies

The domino effect of Beijing’s actions would drag the South Pacific into a theatre of tension between China and others in the region, especially Australia, New Zealand and the US.
The domino effect of Beijing’s actions would drag the South Pacific into a theatre of tension between China and others in the region, especially Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Published on May 30, 2022 02:30 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

UAE-India: Towards greater strategic partnership

The article has been authored by Rajeev Agarwal, assistant director at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

The baton of leadership has officially been passed on in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the demise of the UAE president and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on May 13,2022.India and UAE share a very close relationship, built on a strong foundation of brotherhood, trade, energy security, security and people to people ties.
The baton of leadership has officially been passed on in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the demise of the UAE president and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on May 13,2022.India and UAE share a very close relationship, built on a strong foundation of brotherhood, trade, energy security, security and people to people ties.
Published on May 23, 2022 05:22 PM IST
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Inside the Sri Lankan people’s protest

The article has been authored by Adnan Abbasi, Vaishnavi Chandrasekar and Tejashree Murugan, Writing Fellows, Fellowship for Freedom in India.

Sri Lanka is going through one of the worst crises of its history. The Sri Lankans have much to be concerned about, but the crisis has not garnered sufficient international attention—a fact that is echoed by many of the protestors.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka is going through one of the worst crises of its history. The Sri Lankans have much to be concerned about, but the crisis has not garnered sufficient international attention—a fact that is echoed by many of the protestors.(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2022 03:19 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Scripting a third way: The importance of EU-India Partnership

The piece has been authored by Amrita Narlikar.

The EU-India Leaders’ Summit, held in Porto, Portugal, in May 2021 affirmed not only shared interests but also shared “principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights” as underpinning the partnership.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
The EU-India Leaders’ Summit, held in Porto, Portugal, in May 2021 affirmed not only shared interests but also shared “principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights” as underpinning the partnership.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 03:19 PM IST
ByORF

The US-Asean Summit and role of the Philippines

The study has been authored by Harsh Mahaseth is assistant professor at Jindal Global Law School, and senior research analyst at the Nehginpao Kipgen Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs. Jetendra Vishwakarma is a student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

On April 26, President Duterte announced that he would not be attending the US-Asean summit, supposed to be conducted in Washington between May 12-13.(REUTERS)
On April 26, President Duterte announced that he would not be attending the US-Asean summit, supposed to be conducted in Washington between May 12-13.(REUTERS)
Published on May 11, 2022 03:43 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Towards Universal Access to Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies

The study has been authored by Manjushree Banerjee

According to SDG Tracking Report 2021, about 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to clean cooking fuels and technologies.(REUTERS)
According to SDG Tracking Report 2021, about 2.6 billion people in the world lack access to clean cooking fuels and technologies.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 01:54 PM IST
ByORF

China in the World Order: A Critical Examination

The study has been authored by Rangoli Mitra

China’s growing confidence in engaging with the institutional order is a direct and causal result of its increasing power in the world.. (REUTERS)
China’s growing confidence in engaging with the institutional order is a direct and causal result of its increasing power in the world.. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 12:20 PM IST
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Ukraine’s Refugee Crisis and the (B)ordering of Europe

The piece has been authored by Nimmi Kurian, Centre for Policy Research 

Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis has seen an unprecedented movement of nearly four million refugees beyond the borders to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)
Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian crisis has seen an unprecedented movement of nearly four million refugees beyond the borders to neighbouring countries.(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 01:42 PM IST
ByCentre for Policy Research
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