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Book Excerpt: The Migration-Development Regime

Rina Agarwala is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Introduction, pages 1-22, The Migration-Development Regime by Rina Agarwala, 2022, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.  Chapter 1: Introduction “Let me make one thing clear,” Dr. Singh began. “We are not standing with begging bowls asking for diaspora investments. Absolutely not! This is the […]

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The RCEP minus India: Reasons and Implications

The RCEP was to be a potent vehicle to support the spread of global production networks and reduce the inefficiencies of the multiple prior Asian trade agreements. Yet India still pulled out. Why?

Asia Pacific Security & Conflict

The Indic Roots of Espionage: Lessons for International Security

In international scholarship, the enormous Indic legacy on formulating and categorizing spy networks is more or less forgotten. This analysis will address this void in scholarship by shedding light on the sophisticated Indic spy system.

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The Silver Jubilee of India-ASEAN Relations: A Geopolitical Rejuvenation?

To achieve its goal of deepened integration with ASEAN, India has established and continuously emphasized opportunities for economic and security partnership. All the while, it has simultaneously appealed to socio-cultural ties. Closer integration with ASEAN, India hopes, will allow the two to jointly balance China’s growing regional influence.

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Reliance on Oil and Gas Imports and Economic Growth – India’s New Challenge

Authors Simi Mehta and Mohsin Amin provide a snapshot of India’s energy demand and import scenario and discuss relevant government schemes for fuel efficiency. In addition to offering policy prescriptions, they conclude that due to geopolitical uncertainties and fuel price volatility, India urgently needs to integrate growth in the energy sector with its overall economic growth strategy, and simultaneously ensure the sustainability of the environment.

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Beyond COP21: Opportunities for China-India Climate Collaboration – Part II

PART II In Part I, we argued that meeting the ambitious targets agreed upon at the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) will require concerted efforts—including policy changes, technological developments, the deepening of financial markets, and political leadership. Developments will be more fruitful if they are marked […]

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Beyond COP21: Opportunities for China-India Climate Collaboration – Part I

This report was produced by a team of twenty Johns Hopkins University SAIS students and supported by the school’s Energy, Resources, and Environment department. It is the result of independent research, as well as two field research trips to Beijing and New Delhi.

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Australia and India’s Nuclear Deal: A New Beginning in the India-Australia Relationship

Dr. Ashok Sharma assesses the recent Australia-India civilian nuclear agreement and argues that this landmark step shows the growing trust and confidence between Australia and India.

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SAIS Review Publishes New Issue on Hidden Risks

The SAIS Review of International Affairs has published its newest issue, Hidden Risks: Challenges for the International System. Risk—or the calculated probability that some undesirable outcome will occur—impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. In Hidden Risks, the SAIS Review seeks to foster a discussion on some of the risks that may be hidden, misunderstood, or woefully unaddressed by those who might be most affected by their realization.

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Imran Khan and Kashmir

Today, Imran Khan is doing in Pakistan what Barack Obama did in the United States in 2008. Despite his lack of experience in governance, Khan has created quite a buzz, and is vying for the country’s top job.