Buried under the din of the changing electoral climate, India took an important step in its fight against climate change this summer. The 'Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth' submitted a report laying out the roadmap for India to take on climate change proactively. Given the renewed interest in the so-called "environment vs growth" debate, this is of particular significance.

Jun 30, 2014
Varad Pande
South Asia, India
India

WPS Sidhu, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Bruce Jones and 19 other scholars, have put together a compelling document that lays thread bare the searching questions of policy makers in New Delhi.

Jun 12, 2014
WPS Sidhu, Bruce Jones
South Asia, India

Dear Prime Minister,

“Now would be a good time to review and overhaul your UN policies – if only to make space for more pressing priorities.”

Read the full Memo to to the Prime Minister in Pragati

May 09, 2014
Richard Gowan

Having taken a central role in the UN’s efforts to save lives in South Sudan, India should encourage an open debate – domestically and internationally.

Read the full Pragati article here

Jan 17, 2014
Richard Gowan
Horn of Africa, South Asia, India

As India moves toward its seventh decade of independence, it faces a defining period. As the world’s biggest democracy with an economy among the world’s ten largest, India’s status as a re-emerging global power is now not just recognised but increasingly institutionalised: a seat in the G-20, increasing clout in international financial institutions, growing acceptance as a nuclear-armed state, and impressive peacekeeping credentials under the United Nations.

Sep 12, 2013
Bruce Jones, WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India

The five major emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) – have gained on the world stage and their presence is being felt in every multilateral institution. Among them India – the world’s largest democracy with a burgeoning economy and a long history of engagement with the multilateral order – is of special significance. For BRICS watchers in general and anyone interested in the future of India in particular, twenty-two scholars of international repute have produced one of the most comprehensive volumes on India’s role in the evolving global order: Shaping the Emerging World.

Jul 31, 2013
WPS Sidhu, Bruce Jones, Pratap Bhanu Mehta
South Asia, India
India, South Asia

Senior Fellow WPS Sidhu speaks with Radio France about the recent Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh.

May 28, 2013
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
Crises, India, South Asia

The ascendency of the Global South is reinforced in the United Nations Development Programme’s 2013 Human Development Report aptly titled The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. In particular 40 countries, including India, made gains on their human development index scores between 1990 and 2012. Several factors, including integration with the world economy and enhanced South-South cooperation, contributed to the improvement in human development.

May 07, 2013
WPS Sidhu
South Asia, India
Emerging Powers

India has lost more personnel on blue helmet missions than any other country’s military. Although Indian officials argue that their country has been dedicated to the U.N. since the days of Nehru, their current attitude to the organization is characterized by a mixture of ambition and ambivalence.

Read the full World Politics Review article here

Apr 15, 2013
Richard Gowan
South Asia, India
India, United Nations

For India, gaining admittance into the club of Big Powers epitomized by the Permanent Membership of the UN Security Council, is a bit like jostling in a crowd to get into an unreserved railway compartment. You do whatever it takes to get in, while those inside the compartment are doing their utmost to keep you out.

Read the full First Post World article here

Mar 05, 2013
Richard Gowan
South Asia, India