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South Asia Weekly Report | Vol. X Issue 47

MONITORS NOV 21 2017 NOVEMBER SAW SOUTH ASIA Country Reports Afghanistan 3000 US troops arrive Over 3000 US troops have now arrived in Afghanistan, said the Pentagon on 16 November. Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie told Pentagon reporters that the...

Towards public financing of elections and political parties in India: Lessons from global experiences

OCCASIONAL PAPERS NOV 20 2017 NIRANJAN SAHOO ELECTORAL COMPETITION ELECTORAL POLITICS PUBLIC FUNDING Democracy costs a lot of money. To fight elections and run their routine activities, political parties in India seek donations from all possible sources including ‘illegal’...

Africa Monitor | Vol VI Issue XLIX

AFRICA WEEKLY NOV 14 2017 Boy whistling in Mpumalanga, South Africa Source: Jan Truter AFRICA MONITOR NOVEMBER The Continent 'Guptagate' hits businesses across Africa, China, India The corruption scandal engulfing South Africa's state-owned companies has triggered a ban by one of the world's leading...

An inconsistent United States, an assertive China and Asia’s hobbesian order

HARSH V. PANT China is luring the region and the world with its ambitions and the US is offering incoherence. This mismatch is at the heart of the present turmoil in the region CHINA HEGEMONY TRUMP ERA Unites States President...

Plugging the holes in India’s ‘Independent Contractor’ economy

MEGHNA BAL It seems that the distinctive workforce model that the sharing economy touts as vital to its existence may eventually be the reason for its downfall. CIVIL SOCIETY HUMAN RIGHTS INDIA SHARED ECONOMY The terror attack in Manhattan is the most...

Is India getting the kind of FDI it needs?

JAYSHREE SENGUPTA Most of the FDI is going to the service sector followed by pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and manufacturing. Foreign investors are interested in quick and remunerative returns. They are coming to India because of the high GDP growth path...

Sustaining urban growth through ecological restoration: The case of Coimbatore

ISSUE BRIEFS AND SPECIAL REPORTS NOV 06 2017 ANURADHA YAGYA ECOLOGY SMART CITY A city goes through several stages of evolution from being an aggregate of activities and population to developing its own identity as an economic and cultural...

FOB job for Army: Beginning of a new trend?

HARSHA KAKAR With the announcement of employing the Army to construct three Foot Over Bridges (FOB), there are questions that the government needs to answer. FOOT OVER BRIDGES INDIAN ARMY Since the announcement of employing the Army to construct three...

Build on the new momentum

HARSH V. PANT EU-INDIA EUROPEAN UNION The 14th India-European Union summit ended earlier this month with the two sides agreeing to strengthen trade and security ties. Yet this was a summit that had begun with much expectation but failed...

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With fruitful Israel visit, Modi capitalises on shifting narrative in West...

PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY Amid changing narratives in West Asia, PM Modi has successfully de-hyphenated India's Israel and Palestine policy. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU INDIA AND ISRAEL ...

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