Articles

October 7, 2016

A post-American West Asia? Not yet

By Stanly Johny* Seven an a half years ago, while addressing a crowd of 3,000 people in the general hall of the Cairo University, President Barack Obama offered a ‘new beginning” to the Islamic world, sought to overcome “years of […]
October 6, 2016

US Presidential Election: Key Issues and Themes

By Josukutty C.A.* The US presidential election 2016 has been the most polarising, uncivil and negative in recent times.The divergent positions of the parties and candidates on various issues offer different solutions to the problems and visions about the future […]
October 3, 2016

U.S. Presidential Elections – The Indian Prospects

By Raymond E. Vickery, Jr.[1] The good news is that regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election,the Indo–US relations are likely to remain on an upward path. Both major parties view India favourably and support stronger Indo–US relations. […]
October 3, 2016

High chance khadi will become extinct, if KVIC’s patriarchal view continues

Authors Lekshmi R Nair (Centre Manager, CPPR- Centre for Comparative Studies) and D Dhanuraj (Chairman, CPPR) respond to the KVIC’s objections to the article they wrote in  GOVERNANCEnow- Khadi: Time to revive the nation’s cloth (1) The figures of khadi production […]
September 30, 2016

Anti-establishment Sentiment Illumines US Presidential Election

By Prof.Rajeev Srinivasan This year’s US Presidential Election has surprised many because fancied candidates on both the Democratic and Republican sides have struggled. The best explanation is that there is a certain sentiment of anger and frustration among citizens, and […]
September 30, 2016

The Sabotage of Humanitarian Efforts (Aid is #NotATarget)

Humanitarian workers have been in the frontline where human suffering has been paramount, be it a conflict, the aftermath of a natural disaster or the result of unprecedented human migration. Consequently, humanitarian workers remain equally exposed to turmoil and risks […]
September 19, 2016

Donald Trump on a Slippery Road- Part 1

The candidacy of Donald Trump was like a bolt from the blue for the party and the nation. Unlike erstwhile Republican presidential candidates or his rivals in party primaries, Trump does not have an official political profile. His only profile […]
September 14, 2016

Beyond the Rhetoric of Asia Pivot

The 2016 Hangzhou summit will be remembered as the last G20 meeting attended by Barack Obama as the American President. His visit to the Asia Pacific is at a time when his much-coveted Asia Pivot Strategy is demanding a face-lift. […]
September 14, 2016

Why prohibition makes no sense; The Hindu Business Line, 12th September 2016

The reason why prohibition as a political tool evokes curiosity is that it has historically proven to be unsuccessful. Whether it is the case of the 18th amendment of the US constitution or the silently thriving industry in the so-called […]
September 9, 2016

Who Takes a Call on Price Stability, the Government or the RBI?

The conjecture surrounding who will succeed Raghuram Rajan ends. Inflation hawk, Urjit Patel took over as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 5 September 2016. Urjit Patel is a well-known face, being the Deputy Governor […]
September 1, 2016

Legacy of Obama’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East

As the second innings of Barack Obama draws to a close,the American foreign policy is facing a critical test of legitimacy. The belief in US exceptionalism– American indispensability for ensuring stability of its trusted allies and its preponderance to prevent […]
August 31, 2016

Fall of Remittance Economy ?

The South Indian state of Kerala is often slated for its low level of industrialisation and deteriorating agriculture sector, subduing employment generation in the state. The unemployment rate of Kerala stands at 7.4%, which is more than three times the […]
August 10, 2016

All Eyes on GST: How Will Kerala Benefit?

The implementation of the long-pending indirect tax reform – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – has become closer to reality with the passing of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on August 3, 2016 and further with approval of […]
August 3, 2016

India’s Failed NSG Bid : Unlearn, Learn, and Proceed

By Christi Thomas* India was denied entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group(NSG) at the Seoul Plenary session held on 23 and 24 June 2016 at South Korea. The NSG is a 48 – member body formed to ensure that the […]
August 1, 2016

The intellectual dishonesty of God’s Own Country

  By D Dhanuraj and Deepthi Mary Mathew*   Kerala is in the grip of yet another controversy. Now, the debate is around the appointment of Dr.Gita Gopinath as economic advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan. The post of […]