India is the world’s third largest energy consumer and a major energy importer with steadily growing demand. Russia is a key global producer and exporter of petroleum and natural gas. The two countries’ needs naturally complement each other. Their current energy bilateral cooperation, already strong, can be significantly extended to include new resources such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) and encourage additional investment in read more
Since March 2019, residents of Hong Kong have been protesting the controversial Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019. Scores of residents have taken to the streets and, of late, the city’s airport, to press their demands. The regular movement of nearly 2 million people requires massive and secret coordination– and, in this case, it has been through Telegram, a Dubai-based, six-year-old encrypted messaging service. The government in Beijing read more
In the summer of 1944, in the last phase of the Second World War, Japanese soldiers reached India’s north eastern borders, their aim being to defeat the British Empire. But they met their own Waterloo at the much written about Battles of Imphal and Kohima. Seventy-five years after the Second World War, a different era prevails. India and Japan are very close strategic partners; Japanese diplomats, development administrators, Buddhist pilgrims and language teachers are contributing to the economic development read more
What do Goan cashew feni, Mexican tequila, Swiss watches, Costa Rican coffee, French bordeaux and Scotch whisky have in common? A Geographical Indication, or GI, tag. GI is a platinum standard that is granted to unique geographical origin-products and regulated worldwide under rules set by the World Trade Organization. In recent years, GI tags have garnered interest from countries around the world as a potentially powerful marketing tool. But designating products is just a first step. Taking full advantage read more
The global energy scenario has changed in every way – be it in demand, supply or energy type – in the last two decades. The only unchanged component has been the currency of energy trade: the U.S. Dollar. Lately, though, the Chinese Yuan has emerged as a challenger. Can the Indian Rupee be a third contender?
The financialization of the global economy produced the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The new arrangements which came into effect due to globalization, came with risks that the hyperglobalists did not foresee, although economic theory could have predicted the downside to globalization just as well as it did the upside.
This book offers a non-Western framework with which to view Africa. It is part political history and partly, a history of ideas, aiming to provide a better understanding of the continent