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31 August 2012

On the fast-track: Technology transfer in China

Over the past four years, China has switched from being an importer of high-speed trains to the world’s largest manufacturer. Much of this can be attributed to the transfer of foreign technology to Chinese state-owned enterprises. How have Chinese government policies and economic heft aided this effort?

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19 June 2012

Should India emulate China in space?

China has affirmed its status as one of the world’s leading space powers by sending three astronauts into space this week. Should India – which has one of the world’s six major space programs – take efforts to imitate its neighbour? Can it develop such capabilities? At what cost though, and for what benefit?

India and Russia: a new Central Asian engagement Courtesy: PMO
8 February 2012

India and Russia: a new Central Asian engagement

India will do well to expand its positive and trust-laden cooperation with Russia in commerce, technology, and education, into a broader regional one, and establish a more meaningful presence in Central Asia. This will also assist in the future acquisition of energy resources in the region.

India-Brazil healthcare Courtesy: Gateway House
1 November 2011

India-Brazil: Combating the double disease burden

Today, both India and Brazil face the risk of an increase in communicable and non-communicable diseases, given the inefficient healthcare delivery systems. How can these nations help each other implement policy changes – to weed out hiccups to healthcare systems – and serve as a model for developing nations?

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31 August 2011

Steve Jobs: America’s greatest innovator

“What Now?” asked the headline on the front page of the San Franciso Chronicle, the day after Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple. After more than a decade of technological ascendancy by Jobs and Apple, where and who now will the world look towards for the next creative breakthrough?

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21 July 2011

The Indian diaspora: A diplomatic tool

Robert O. Blake, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, spoke to Manjeet Kripalani in an exclusive interview about the role of the Indian diaspora in the U.S. in fostering bilateral engagement between India and the U.S.

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10 May 2011

In praise of nuclear power

In the global hunt for energy security, nuclear energy has grown increasingly relevant as countries struggle to find sustainable sources of energy. The ambitious plans to build the world’s biggest nuclear plant in Jaitapur may prove to be the litmus test that defines the role of nuclear energy in India's future.