Commentaries & Articles
The e-NAM experiment: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Around the time of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) will complete three years of its launch. While the performance has been mixed nationwide — a huge success in many regulated markets, modestly so in others, an....

Imran Khan's China Visit and the IMF

One of the key challenges that faced Imran Khan as he took over as the Prime Minister of Pakistan was the economy, especially the precarious debt situation and current account deficit. An approach to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) seemed inevi....

इमरान खान का चीन दौरा, राहत पैकेज पर चीन की चुप्पी

पाकिस्तान के प्रधानमंत्री इमरान खान का बहुप्रतीक्षित चीन दौरा 2 से 5 नवंबर के बीच संपन्न हुआ। यह....

The DGCA Guidelines - A Step Forward

On 02 Nov 2018, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued the Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs) governing the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) by civilians in the National Air Space. A time period of one month has b....

RCEP: What’s in it for India

The economic world has come a long way since the conception of trade theories like those of ‘Absolute Advantage’ and ‘Comparative Advantage' by Smith and Ricardo. The advent of globalization has led to various forms of economic integration amon....

Impasse in Jammu and Kashmir

Political Situation On 19 June 2018, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti Government in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The alliance was formed after the elections in 2015. The mandate during the elections was fractured. It wa....

Visit of the Financial Action Task Force to Pakistan

A nine-member delegation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) paid a 12-day visit to Pakistan from October 8-19. The FATF’s Asia Pacific Group (APG) was a team including experts from US Department of Treasury, British Scotland Yard, People’s....

America First: Foreign Policy of Mr. Trump

Several recent episodes have brought out the nature of the ‘America First’ policy of President Trump. What is then the place of cherished values of human rights and free trade in the US foreign policy today? Human Rights The first question ....

Sri Lanka At Cross Roads: Political Crisis Defies Solution

President Maithripala Sirisena’s (MS) palace coup of October 25, 2018, aimed apparently at wresting absolute powers, has obviously failed to achieve its objectives, and in its stead, has created more chaos and confusion. The sacking of a sitting Pr....

बांग्लादेश चुनाव: हिफाजत का बढ़ता प्रभाव

शेख हसीना ने 26 अक्टूबर को पार्टी के एक मंच पर ऐलान किया कि दो कट्टर चरमपंथी गुटों जमात-ए-इस्लामी ....

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