Articles

November 25, 2019

World without Walls

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. — African Proverb The Indian public opinion on India opting out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Bangkok last week remains distinctly […]
November 21, 2019

City roads demand more than just carriageway

The miserable condition of the city roads can be solved to an extent with improved construction technology and better coordination of responsible agencies. But it does not end here. Roads are not just a medium for vehicles to travel but […]
November 19, 2019

Is Kochi Corporation solely accountable for waterlogging in the city?

Recently, the Kerala High court pulled up the Kochi Municipal Corporation for being ‘inactive’ and held it responsible for the waterlogging that happened in the city. Is the Municipal Corporation solely accountable for it? The article looks into it and […]
November 1, 2019

Syria’s Northeast — An Emerging Geopolitical Morass

While the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib was mired in conflict, the northeastern region was relatively calmer. But with the Turkish attack on Kurds and Trump’s backpedaling of re-deploying the troops for securing oil fields have made the region a new flashpoint of geopolitical […]
October 28, 2019

Modi-Xi Mamallapuram Summit: Testing the Waters?

The second Modi-Xi informal summit in Mamallapuram showed that the leaders are keen to maintain high-level dialogue to enhance their bilateral relations. But the ‘differences’ over the Jammu and Kashmir issue and China’s support for Pakistan were prevented from turning […]
October 26, 2019

The Regional Scenario and India’s National Security Challenges

Transcript of the lecture delivered by former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash, PVSM, AVSM, VrC, VSM at the 16th edition of CPPR Quarterly Lecture Series, on the topic ‘India’s Security Challenges’, held on 15 October, 2019 at Kochi […]
October 17, 2019

Smart Cities Mission Requires Smart People: Dr M Ramachandran

Transcript of the Keynote address delivered by Dr M Ramachandran, former Secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, at the “Smart Cities Workshop: Sustainable Urban Development” held in Kochi on September 20, 2019.The workshop was organised by South […]
October 14, 2019

Afghan Quandary: Peace Talks Amidst the New Great Game

With the US–Taliban peace talks shaping the future course of Afghan conflict, the main stakeholders China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan and India driven by their geopolitical pursuits and vested interests jostle for influence over the final endgame of Afghanistan.  By Mona […]
October 11, 2019

India China Informal Summit

From border skirmishes to UNSC, China has consistently taken positions unfavorable to India. As PM Modi meets Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram, Mr Muraleedharan Nair, Senior Fellow CPPR explores whether the meeting can melt the ice between the two nations. This article was […]
October 9, 2019

Feasibility of Electric Vehicles in India

Facing an air pollution epidemic, India has its eyes set on an electric future. With a flurry of proposals from both the centre and various state governments, questions over the implementation of this relatively new technology arise. This article looks […]
September 25, 2019

India-Pakistan Cultural Homogeneity and Political Ties

Born of similar ancestry and sharing a homogeneous historical legacy in addition to cultural similarities, this article elucidates the ways in which India and Pakistan are more similar than they are different, a narrative that is often glossed over amidst […]
September 24, 2019

The role of reinsurance companies in building resilience

India in the recent past has seen extreme weather events triggered by climate change. With rapid human advancements and escalating climate change, studies show that natural disasters are going to be a frequent phenomenon than ever. Economic losses due to […]
September 23, 2019

Far East in Doldrums: A Rupture in Pacific Rim

The geopolitics in Northeast Asia is changing swiftly having the potential to shatter the geopolitical and security balance in favour of rogue North Korea and expansionist China. North Korea’s continued testing of patience of the regional powers by its nuclear […]
September 17, 2019

India-Pakistan Trade: Potential and Constraints

Conventionally, the easiest market access for most finished goods should be countries that lie within close geographical proximity; but history, political instability, colonial rules and a plethora of other reasons often prevent neighbouring states from seizing this natural advantage, which has to be […]
September 7, 2019

G7 Summit: A Necessary Evil

The world is witnessing extraordinary events like Amazon fires, climate change, trade wars, inter-state conflicts and so on. Almost every developed state in the Western hemisphere is going through one or the other crisis that has pulled them from the […]