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October 29, 2020

കേരള കോൺഗ്രസ്(എം)ന്‍റെ മുന്നണിമാറ്റം എൽഡിഎഫിന് ഗുണകരമാകുമോ?

by ഡി. ധനുരാജ് & ഗൗതം കെ.എ. അനിശ്ചിതത്വങ്ങൾക്കും അഭ്യൂഹങ്ങൾക്കുമൊടുവിൽ കേരള കോൺഗ്രസ്(എം) തങ്ങളുടെ ഏറ്റവും പുതിയ രാഷ്ട്രീയനിലപാട് പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. നാല് പതിറ്റാണ്ടുകൾക്ക് ശേഷം വീണ്ടും ഇടതുപക്ഷത്തേക്ക്. 2016 നിയമസഭാ തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പിന് ശേഷം തുടങ്ങിയ അഞ്ചുവർഷം നീണ്ട രാഷ്ട്രീയനാടകത്തിന് ഒരു  പരിസമാപ്തിയും. ജോസ് കെ. മാണിയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തിലുള്ള കേരള കോൺഗ്രസ്(എം)ന്‍റെ മുന്നണി പ്രവേശനത്തോടുകൂടി  മധ്യതിരുവിതാംകൂറിലെ രാഷ്ട്രീയ […]
October 27, 2020

Foreign Contributions: Myth, Realities and Challenges

Analysing the various aspects of the FCRA Act, its procedures, enforcement mechanisms and challenges faced by the enforcement agencies, the article underlines the need for effective enforcement of the Act in letter and spirit so that foreign contributions are not […]
October 19, 2020

India Needs Dynamic Ecosystems for Making Smart Cities Work

The article looks at the current trend of deep apathy towards sound reasoning as well as principled approach to making public policy processes work. It highlights the need to give City-Level Advisory Forums more space to make interventions in smart […]
October 15, 2020

Caucasus on the Boil: Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

As the world wrestles with COVID-19, a long dormant conflict in the Caucasus is unfolding having long-term consequences for the region. In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, which has already taken a heavy toll on all aspects of human life, […]
October 13, 2020

Changing Approach of Major Powers in the South China Sea

The article looks at how a unanimous approach has been evolving among the major powers in  the South China issue and the military operations by the US and its strategic partners can exacerbate tensions beyond the region. At the recent […]
September 30, 2020

Contours of Changing Political System in India’s Neighbourhood

India’s recent standoff with an aggressive China in the Galwan Valley and the subsequent banning of 59 Chinese apps, and provocations from Pakistan and Nepal indicate a changing regional political system. China has been able to shift its focus towards establishing […]
September 29, 2020

European Powers Knock on UN Doors to Uphold Order at Sea

Are European attitudes towards both China and Taiwan shifting? The article attempts to shed light on this and some of the other aspects in the context of European powers approaching the United Nations over China’s expansive claims in the South […]
September 18, 2020

International Response to China’s Military Buildup and Reclamations in South China Sea

The article discusses how China’s military buildup and reclamations in the South China Sea is leading to the emergence of new coalitions and partnerships and whether the Five Eyes (Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) will work […]
September 14, 2020

ഫാഷൻ ഗോൾഡ് നിക്ഷേപത്തട്ടിപ്പ്: ഇനിയെങ്കിലും വേണം ഈ തിരിച്ചറിവ്

വൻനേട്ടം കിട്ടുമെന്നു കരുതി നിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്ന രംഗത്തെക്കുറിച്ച് യാതൊന്നും അറിയാതെ ആരോടെങ്കിലുമുള്ള അമിത വിശ്വാസത്തിൽ നിക്ഷേപം നടത്തുന്നത് നിർത്താം.പ്രത്യേകിച്ച് മഹാമാരി പടരുന്ന ഇക്കാലത്ത്. അപ്പോൾ ഉയരുന്ന ചോദ്യം സമ്പാദ്യത്തിന്റെ സുരക്ഷിത താവളങ്ങൾ ഏതൊക്കെയെന്നതാണ്. ഇവിടെ നിക്ഷേപത്തോട് കരുതലും സൂക്ഷ്മതയുമാണ് വേണ്ടത്. ഇത് രണ്ടുമുള്ള സമ്പാദ്യ മാർഗങ്ങൾ ഏതൊക്കെയാണെന്ന് പരിശോധിക്കാം.  സ്ഥിര  നിക്ഷേപം   ഒരു പ്രത്യേക കാലയളവിലേക്കായി നിക്ഷേപിക്കുന്ന […]
September 9, 2020

Challenges of Productive Employment Creation in India

During the last eight months, the world has been confronted with an unprecedented catastrophic health crisis in the form of COVID-19 pandemic. It has irrefutably reminded every society across the world to be more open and kind to each other […]
August 26, 2020

Commonalities in Chinese Strategy in South China Sea and Himalayas

China appears to have drawn a leaf from its South China Sea strategy and put it to use in the Himalayas against India. Likewise, there are a few instances of Chinese intentions and operations against India and some of these […]
August 25, 2020

Factors of production and land titling polices, the need for reform

To achieve a higher trajectory of economic growth encompassing a comprehensive economic development of a nation requires clearly defined and sound principled public policies on factors of production. The rules of framework permeate the factors of production in the interest […]
August 20, 2020

Advanced Light Helicopter – No Match for Indian Navy?

The author explores the qualitative requirements set by Indian Navy for the procurement of helicopters for deck operation as well as the reasons why Advanced Light helicopter (ALH) manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) is failing to meet the requirement […]
August 14, 2020

Aceh to Andaman: Shipping Connectivity and Security

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, through their 2018 joint statement “underlined the importance of stronger connectivity, particularly on sea links, in order to facilitate economic cooperation and people-to-people contact” and “welcomed the plan to […]
August 6, 2020

Vietnam Leads from the Front in ASEAN and at the UN

After taking over the Chairmanship of the ASEAN and being a Non-Permanent Member of the UN Security Council, the Vietnamese leadership has spearheaded many initiatives in the midst of challenging times emerging from the COVID-19 global pandemic. A unique opportunity […]

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