Centre for Comparative Studies

February 4, 2020

Minimum 240-day foreign stay norm ruffles NRI businessmen’s nerves

Nissy Solomon, Senior Research Associate, CPPR-Centre for Comparative Studies, comments in a article published in The New Indian Express on the implications of the budget on NRI tax. She comments, the amendment aims at those who move to countries of […]
February 3, 2020

World economic Forum 2020: Relevance and its contribution to the world | CPPR Global High Tea

Will the world economic forum shed its elitist garb and deliver meaningful change? Gazi Hassan, Senior Research Associate talks about World Economic forum 2020 and its contribution to the world so far.
February 3, 2020

Budget 2020 ticked infra boxes, but missed some too

Neethu Nair and Aiswarya Krishnan The Union finance minister in her Budget speech reiterated the government’s commitment to Rs 103 lakh-crore of investment for the infrastructure sector, as underlined in the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP). Earlier, the Economic Survey 2019-20 […]
January 31, 2020

“Silver line”semi high speed corridor : Is it worth the money?| #CityBeats

Recently the centre approved Rs. 56443 crores for semi-high speed rail corridor between Trivandrum and Kasaragod for easier and faster commutation. In this episode of City Beats, Dr Dhanuraj (Chairman- CPPR) and Aiswarya Krishan (Project Associate, CPPR-Centre for Urban Studies) […]
January 29, 2020

Afghan Peace Process Conundrum PART-II

Following the US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, a window of opportunity appears to have opened for a myriad of state actors to intervene in the Afghan Peace Process in the past several months. This […]
January 24, 2020

Event Report: The Vikasarth Conversations

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), New York, and the Menon & Pai Foundation, Kochi, organised “The Vikasarth Conversations”, on January 16, 2020, at Grand Hyatt, Kochi. In this […]
January 23, 2020

Xi’s Myanmar Visit: Implications for Regional Politics

Sharing diplomatic ties since 1950, the relationship between China and Myanmar has seen rapid breakthroughs during the 1980s and thereafter. Xi’s visit to Myanmar at the time of a global economic slowdown has many implications for the region and the […]
January 23, 2020

Afghan Peace Process Conundrum- Part 1

Following the preliminary election results coupled with the US decision to withdraw its troop from Afghanistan, the country remains in a political turmoil. This part of the article assesses whether the subsequent events in war-torn Afghanistan will result in a […]
January 22, 2020

India’s Act East Policy Post RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has gained a lot of attention because of various ongoing trade wars around the world. The agreement can even bolster ties among the participating nations. So, does India’s withdrawal from the RCEP affect its […]
January 21, 2020

“The Vikasarth Conversations” with Professor Oliver Hart and Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar

Centre for Public Policy Research, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), New York and Menon & Pai Foundation, Kochi organised the second edition of “The Vikasarth Conversations”. In this edition of “Vikasarth”, we hosted conversation between Professor Oliver Hart and […]
January 20, 2020

Inside India’s first corporate panchayat

CPPR Chairman Dr D Dhanuraj comments in a article published in the Live Mint on Inside India’s first corporate panchayat. He comments “You cannot replace democracy as a principle with anything else. Even the pretence of democracy will not be […]
January 20, 2020

Brexit: Nowhere or Now Here?

As the United Kingdom prepares itself to leave the European Union, certain hurdles await. The UK needs to maintain friendly relations with the EU and enhance its global position amidst the internal tensions. This article explores the complexities that will […]
January 13, 2020

Emerging Political Dynamics in Asia-Pacific

Gazi Hassan and Mona Thakkar Major Players and Geopolitics The Asia-Pacific region is at the centre of global geopolitics with major powers competing for influence and control. Chinese assertiveness and expansionism is growing in the region, particularly in South China […]
January 13, 2020

How Does Critical Thinking Promote Creativity?

When one hears the word ‘critical thinking’, the first thing that comes to the mind may be the negative connotations attached to it. This is because the focus is on the word and one assumes that thinking critically must be […]
January 9, 2020

India’s Approach to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

In the recent meeting between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena and Narendra Modi, both the leaders agreed on the need for greater efforts to facilitate the “safe return of Rohingya refugees”. This declaration came even after the UN fact-finding mission […]

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