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October 25, 2021

The Afghan Taliban and other Jihadi Movements in Afghanistan

Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) and Afghan Taliban The recent suicide bombing of a Shia mosque in the southern city of Kandahar in Afghanistan which is the stronghold of the Afghan Taliban during Friday prayers killed more than forty […]
October 22, 2021

United States and India as partners in the Indo-Pacific Region: Reimagining the maritime outlook

The Indo-Pacific Region (IPR) is the most contested maritime space in the world today. India and the United States have a critical role to play in forging an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific order. Furthermore, China’s growing influence in the Indo-pacific […]
October 22, 2021

US-India Indo-Pacific Strategy – Reimagining the maritime outlook

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a 10-month long project on US – India Relations: Change, Continuity and Transformation. This project is supported by the US Consulate General Chennai, Public Affairs Section. The project aims at studying […]
October 21, 2021

CPPR Book Discussion on Blinkers Off: How will the world counter China?

Event Date & Time: October 21, 2021 at 05:00 PM Name of the book: Blinkers Off: How will the world counter China? Author: Gaurie Dwivedi Speakers: Gaurie Dwivedi, Columnist and Author of the Book ‘Blinkers Off, How Will The World […]
October 21, 2021

The Diagnosed Yet Untreated Ailment of the Congress Party

The past few weeks have seen high political drama in the state of Punjab where Captain Amarinder Singh resigned as the Chief Minister. This was followed a week later by the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the Punjab Pradesh […]
October 20, 2021

CPPR Webinar on Afghanistan Political Crisis: Regional & Global Implications

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi. Date & Time: October 19, 2021 at 05:00 PM Webinar: Afghanistan Political Crisis: Regional & Global implications Proceedings Report Speakers: Dr. C. Christine Fair, Professor, Peace, and Security Studies Program at Georgetown […]
October 19, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic: A test for Indian Federalism

Introduction In 1946, during the Constituent Assembly Debates, one of the central questions was whether the states should be given autonomy to promote decentralisation or it should come from a firm central authority. The pro-strong center supporters were well aware […]
October 19, 2021

‘BIG THREE’ in the Covid era

The raging coronavirus pandemic has necessitated concentrated efforts to contain the spread of the virus, leading to ‘covidisation’ of the health system.  The diagnostic repurposing and redirection of funding, human resources, and infrastructure has led to neglect of other diseases. […]
October 18, 2021

Time ripe for an alternative world order as old global institutions struggle with Taliban-like challenges

The United Nations and the Bretton Woods institutions are 75 years old and unable to respond to contemporary challenges India was chairing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) when the Americans hastily withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took over […]
October 18, 2021

How smartphones are killing the planet

The energy used to build a single smartphone is equal to the energy required to operate it for about a decade. Rising temperatures have led to a variety of adverse environmental effects such as the melting of the polar regions, […]
October 14, 2021

Can Lateral Entrants Make Any Difference?

On 27th September 2021, as the nation commemorated the 90th martyrdom of one of the greatest revolutionaries the country has ever seen; Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, the AICC headquarters in Delhi was all set to chant the most reverberated slogan of […]
October 14, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram airport is Adani’s, not all staff happy

Amid the disquieting silence of the state government, the Adani Group will formally take over the Trivandrum airport on Thursday. Thus far, the state government has been claiming — both inside and outside the assembly — that it will not […]
October 11, 2021

Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Special Relations

Geographic contiguity built around the Mekong River plains, ancient socio-cultural connections, and collective modern history of colonial occupation by the French are significant triggers for Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao to converse beyond the ASEAN framework. In this context, it was […]
October 7, 2021

UP Population (Control, Stabilization, and Welfare) Bill, 2021- a better or a bitter pill to swallow!

This article is co-authored by CPPR Intern Yashasvi Pandit. The Law Commission of the state of Uttar Pradesh has come up with the highly debated and contentious draft of the Uttar Pradesh (Control, Stabilization, and Welfare) Bill, 2021.[1] The Bill […]
October 7, 2021

FIGHTING THE INFORMATION PANDEMIC

Countries are fighting two battles parallelly, one against the Covid-19 pandemic and the other against misinformation. The WHO describes this as an information pandemic – an infodemic caused due to the overabundance of false and misleading information in the form […]