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Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "India Is Very Much Part of the Global Productivity Slowdown" - The wire

January 19, 2017

Despite the success of some Indian industries since the 1990s, we are now seeing a major productivity gap circumscribing the prospects of industrial growth.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "The Budget After Demonetisation: Will the Government Reform India’s Tax Structure?" - The Wire

January 14, 2017

Demonetisation was meant to widen India’s tax base and increase our abysmally low tax-GDP ratio. The government could further this aim in more concrete ways through the Budget.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "India-China ties: Can sub-national governments help in bridging the gap" - China-India Brief #86

January 13, 2017

One of the important changes which has taken place is the importance being given to the role of states and Provinces in this significant but extremely challenging relationship. Significantly, during his visit to India in September 2014, President Xi Jinping landed in Ahmedabad (Gujarat — the home state of PM Modi). In 2015, during his visit to China, PM Modis first stop was Xi’an, President Xi Jinping’s home town.

Book Review: “Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister” Published in Daily Times - Daily Times

January 11, 2017

Sreeram Chaulia’s ‘Modi Doctrine’

Modi also wants the Indian diaspora to learn from the Chinese diaspora who made FDI act as a primer for an investor-exporter model in China.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "End the blame game in Manipur" - Huffington Post

January 11, 2017

The state of Manipur has been hit by over two months of indefinite economic blockade on the national highways 2 and 37 - Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Jiribam - which are the two lifelines that connect the state with other parts of India.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Trump on Myanmar still a mystery " - Bangkok Post

January 10, 2017

As the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump draws near, political observers are watching prospective changes in US foreign policy with anxiety.

Book Review 'THE MAKING OF INDIAN DIPLOMACY: A CRITIQUE OF EUROCENTRISM' by Prof. Deep K. Datta-Ray -

January 09, 2017

The primary assertion of this book is to underline the roots of ‘Indian diplomacy’. In its analysis of the roots of Indian diplomacy, the author, Deep Kumar Datta-Ray, focuses on the diplomatic practices of the West. He argues that, due to the anarchic and binary approach, modern Western diplomacy was not able to unite the world because the denial of unity is the fundamental basis of this theory. In a reference to Hedley Bull, the dominant trope for diplomacy – anarchy – remains ‘the central fact of the international system and the starting place for theorizing about it’.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "What Demonetization Means for Indian States" - The Diplomat

January 06, 2017

Demonetization has had a mixed impact on Modi’s efforts to have cordial ties with opposition chief ministers, what had been dubbed as “cooperative federalism.” He has found both support and opposition from unexpected places.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "Modi’s Economics in 2016: More Facade, Less Development" - The Wire

January 05, 2017

“I have always had a Marxist understanding of history: democracy is a result of a broad modernisation process that happens in every country. Neocons think the use of political power can force the pace of change, but ultimately it depends on societies doing it themselves.” – Francis Fukuyama.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "When Continuity Makes Sense" - The Poineer

January 04, 2017

Whether the Trump Administration will have an interest or focus on Myanmar, will also depend on America's broader policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. But as the leading advocate of democracy around the world, the US needs to focus on its policy objectives.

Jindal-Tsinghua India Immersion Programme Fosters Better Sino-Indian People-to-people Exchanges - The Hindu Business Line

January 18, 2016

Brandeis Now : President- India mission far exceeded expectations - Brandeis Now

February 17, 2012

Democratization of Myanmar': New Book Examines Myanmar's Historic Transition from Military Rule to Democracy - The Telegraph

March 29, 2016

Jindal University conducts Track II Dialogue on India and Israel : India Education Diary -

March 31, 2015

Acting Ambassador of China Speaks at Jindal University - The Telegraph

April 20, 2016

Jindal University Organizes Dialogue on Economic Development in Kashmir - PTI

April 11, 2016

25 Indian Army Personnel Pursue Intensive Course in learning Mandarin - Defencenews.in

April 08, 2016

Higher Education : Bringing Israeli Perspective to India - THE JERUSALEM POST

April 04, 2015

Experts Call Attention to Promoting Large Scale Studies on the History of Genocides at Conference on Mass Violence & Memory - The Telegraph

May 21, 2016

Jindal University Hosts Discourse on 'India-Africa Relations in the 21st Century' - India Today

May 13, 2016

Jindal University Signs MoU With Chengchi University of Taiwan to Promote Transnational Research Framework on Asia-Pacific - The Telegraph

May 10, 2016

Book titled Nation, Ethnicity and the Conflict in Afghanistan written by Raghav Sharma, Assistant Professor, JSIA - Routledge UK

July 13, 2016

YFFP - Jindal Foreign Policy Fellowship Program Commences, 8 Fellows Begin Research - London PressBox

September 30, 2015

India, Pakistan and UK Students Collaborate to Design Sustainable Ventures on Women Safety at the International Social Innovation Challenge - LiveLaw

September 08, 2015

India: Beyond the Global Investors’ Summit - Future Directions

October 26, 2016

The state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) held the fifth Global Investors summit (the first was held in 2007) from 22-23 October in Indore. Since then, MP has come a long way with an economic growth rate in double digits. For the year 2014-15, its industrial sector grew at eight per cent and its agricultural sector at 20 per cent.

Nation, Ethnicity and the Conflict in Afghanistan: Political Islam and the rise of ethno-politics 1992-1996 by Raghav Sharma -

October 19, 2016

Ethnic and tribal loyalties in Afghanistan provided the lethal cocktail for the violent conflict that engulfed the country following the collapse of the Soviet backed government in 1992. The ensuing fighting between mujahideen groups paved the way for the tectonic social and political shifts, which continue to shape events today. What accounts for the emergence of ethnicity, as the main cause of conflict in Afghanistan?

Suu Kyi visit offers high hopes for India-Myanmar ties - The Bangkok Post

October 18, 2016

Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi's state visit to India this week will likely provide a key to success in New Delhi's Look East Policy (now Act East Policy).

BRICS needs to focus on key issues - China Daily

October 17, 2016

The 8th BRICS Summit in Goa, India, from October 15-16 came at a time when some of its member states, especially Brazil and South Africa, are facing economic turmoil. This is in stark contrast to a decade ago in 2006, when the group was set up, and all members (Brazil, Russia and India) were in robust economic shape.

Can the Digital Economy Deliver on its Promise? - The Wire

October 10, 2016

If it is to do so, we need to put ordinary people back at the centre as the drivers and recipients of economic change.

New Stakeholders Help Deepen India and Singapore Relations - The Diplomat

October 07, 2016

Ethics in economics: a missing link? - World Commerce Review

October 05, 2016

New book on ‘Myanmar Political History’ released in New Delhi - E - Pao, Manipur

November 30, 2016

A new book examining the tumultuous transition of Myanmar from colonial rule to the establishment of its first civilian government was released at an elaborate ceremony by Ambassador Jayant Prasad, Director General, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses at the Constitution Club in New Delhi. The book has been authored by a Southeast Asian Studies scholar. Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen and pieces together the country's fall into military dictatorship and its transition from an authoritarian regime to a democratic government. 

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "Triple talaq: a test case for religious pluralism in India?" - East Asia Forum

November 26, 2016

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently broke his silence on the ‘triple talaq’ controversy, consolidating his government’s position to protect the fundamental rights of Muslim women. While the enforcement of constitutional rights is the new dharma of Modi’s political institutions, the Prime Minister’s interjection to some (like All India Muslim Private Law Board) represents a personal attack on the Muslim community’s freedom to practice their religion.
On 7 October, the government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the practice of triple talaq is not an ‘essential religious practice’ because it violates the fundamental right of equality and women’s dignity, which are safeguarded by Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution.

Modi’s RSS roots, travels stand him in good stead on foreign policy, says new book - Live Mint

November 23, 2016

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have surprised many with adept handling of foreign policy since he took office in May 2014.
But Sreeram Chaulia, author of a new book titled Modi Doctrine: The foreign policy of India’s prime minister is of the view that this was natural given his many (though little known) visits to foreign countries as a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh or RSS in the past decades.
 

Modi foreign policy doctrine: Gujarati business genius, RSS roots working to fashion Indian century - The Financial Express

November 22, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has parked India on the international highway to greatness, but much more needs to be done in terms of foreign policy to ensure continuity in the years to come – that’s the message that Sreeram Chaulia seeks to deliver with his book, “Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister”. According to Chaulia, “By raising the bar of expectations to the level of an Indian century, Modi is trying to engineer a Gerschenkron-style mindset transformation”.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "Need to go beyond note ban to check black money" - Deccan Herald

November 18, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked the nation with his recent announcement banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.
 
Demonetisation in basic economics is defined as an act of stripping of a currency unit from being used as a legal tender or medium of exchange. The practice has been extensively used by central banks and national governments across the world to either change the circulation of a given national currency or replace an existing unit with another one.
 
It would be interesting to discuss here some of the key administrative challenges involved in implementing the demonetisation attempt and assess, to what extent, the measure can actually help in combating corruption through the circulation of unaccounted for currency notes.

Research Article Co-Authored by Deepanshu Mohan and Samrat Sinha on "The Analytics of Conflict and Studying its Economic Impact" - Sadf Focus

November 17, 2016

INTRODUCTION
 
The sources of internal conflict in the Indian context are multifaceted, yet share similar outcomes i.e. a massive burden on civilians, pervasive insecurity and large scale forced displacement. Areas experiencing instability and civil strife witness significant losses in “future potential” both in investment and the development of human capital. What is not measured is thus, the outflow of capital, the absence of investment, increasing security related expenditures, endemic unemployment and lack of opportunities for the youth in these areas‎....
 
‎Rather than viewing conflict as a dramatic exogenous shock (similar to an earthquake), we seek to understand conflict as slow-moving and hidden crisis, which is protracted in nature (such as a drought). This article makes an attempt to broaden the existing analytical framework by incorporating some key informational factors that will help in analyzing different forms of conflict and assess its’ economic impact (in areas like North-East India, Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist affected areas.

 

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Modi in Japan: Why time is ripe to strengthen India's ties" - Daily O

November 11, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Japan for the annual bilateral summit. This his second visit to the nation and comes at a significant time -when Donald Trump, who has been elected as US President, has argued in favour of a more inward looking US foreign policy, including less involvement in Asia.
 
It remains to be seen whether Trump will continue to follow such a policy after taking over as president.

Article by Deep K. Datta-Ray on "Mop-up, protect special ops" - The Economic Times

November 10, 2016

As the US counts votes, Indians count notes thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dramatic decommissioning of banknotes.
 
Undoubtedly, this will inconvenience many. But the long-term beneficiaries will be all — including the poor majority. Demonetising 22 billion notes worth Rs 14,180 billion revolutionises the economy.
 
Doctors, lawyers and the construction industry must think anew. Property will have to be assessed differently. And, political parties must devise alternative funding.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "India and Sri Lanka Moving Towards a More Robust Relationship" - Future Directions

November 09, 2016

One of the encouraging aspects of India-Sri Lanka relations is the fact that both sides are working to strengthen the economic and strategic relationship and address what have been some of the major irritants in it. Only recently, on 5 November 2016, for instance, during talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, in New Delhi, it was agreed to set up a Joint Working Group on Fisheries (JWG).

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "India-UAE relations: the changing nature of the bilateral relationship" - South Asia Democratic Forum

November 08, 2016

Over the past decade, India has given high priority to strengthening economic as well as strategic ties with GCC countries. Modi’s government, apart from seeking to strengthen ties with great powers like US, Japan and ASEAN countries, has also laid immense emphasis on cementing a robust economic relationship while also expanding security cooperation.

Article by Deep K. Datta-Ray on "An openness that helps the world" - The Telegraph

November 08, 2016

Although in turns mocked and criticized, the presidential campaign of the United States of America nevertheless renders a great service at home and abroad. Not only are the peoples of the world far more aware of the two presidential candidates, but Indians in particular also possess enough data to prepare a strategy to engage the next president, be it Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Article by Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen on "Suu Kyi's wavering political stance " - Bangkok Post

November 04, 2016

There has been an online campaign calling for the confiscation of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to now Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991. The petition demands the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to "take back" the prize and argues that it should be awarded to "only those who are serious in keeping the world peace".

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Are India's States Becoming More Business-Friendly?" - The Diplomat

November 03, 2016

The Modi government in India has sought to enhance competition between states in order to draw foreign direct investment (FDI). States have responded by sending high-level delegations to a number of countries, with a focus on drawing investment from Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries (especially Malaysia and Singapore), especially in the sphere of infrastructure.

Jewish studies on the rise in India - Ynet News

November 06, 2013

Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister, a book authored by Prof. (Dr.) Sreeram Chaulia, Dean, JSIA, is ranked amongst Top 10 Books of the Year 2016 - The Globalist

December 24, 2016

How Modi Mobilizes the Indian Diaspora

Overseas Indians are central to the Indian Prime Minister’s larger strategic objective of turning India into a leading power on the world stage.
 
The “Modi Doctrine – The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister,” a book authored by Prof. (Dr.) Sreeram Chaulia, Dean of the Jindal School of International Affairs has recently been ranked amongst the Top 10 Books of the Year 2016 by The Globalist in Washington, D.C. Below is an excerpt from Modi Doctrine.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi often employs the concept of “three Ds” — democracy, demography and demand — in his spiels about India’s rise and inherent strengths.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Beware: With Trump, India Faces An Existential Threat To Its Oil And Security Interests In Tehran" - Outlook Magazine

December 23, 2016

Trump’s picks as CIA, secretary of defence and national security advisor signal that he is serious about dismantling US-Iran nuclear deal that legitimised India’s dealings with Tehran.

New Delhi has been closely watching US President-elect Trump’s approach towards China, Pakistan and his stance on H1-B visas. In addition, New Delhi should also pay close attention to the Trump’s approach towards Tehran.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "The Other Side of the Chinese Economic Miracle" - The Wire

December 21, 2016

David Graeber, an economic anthropologist, in his book Debt: The First 5000 years says, “One has to pay for one’s debts”. But there is one taboo of economics that the government is hiding from the public, Graeber argues – the fact that if the government balances its books, it becomes impossible for the private sector to do the same. This inevitable debt, he claims, often lands on those least able to repay it in a society.
 
Graeber’s fascinating historical account explains how the creation of debt remains vitally linked with the demand and creation of money (from barter to paper in all its forms). To understand debt, one needs to understand the history and creation of different mediums of exchange within the economy as an important tool to explain how swelling levels of debt emerge. Perhaps China, with its recent history of accumulating a ‘great wall’ of debt, may learn a lesson or two from Graeber’s own work.

Article by Deepanshu Mohan on "An Economic Rationale for the Trump Effect" - The Wire

December 09, 2016

Stagnation of wages for low-skilled persons can be a possible economic variable shaping the pattern of voting behaviour that led to Donald Trump’s victory.

The year 2016 seems to be a game changer by redefining the global political and economic landscape. Rivers of ink are being spilled over in trying to both politically and behaviourally analyse Donald Trump’s recent victory in the US presidential election. The mainstream media, through all its polls and sampling techniques, somehow failed to monitor or realistically depict the pattern or depth of discontent amongst people who voted in majority for Trump over Hillary Clinton. In the words of Pratap Bhanu Mehta, perhaps “the bias of the supposed liberal establishment is now so deep that it has warped its cognitive ability to understand the world”.

Article by Prof. Tridivesh Singh Maini on "Why India must keep a hawk's eye on Donald Trump’s Iran policy" - Daily O

December 02, 2016

A lot of attention is being paid to US president-elect Donald Trump's policies pertaining to South East Asia. A less pro-active US will only lead to China enhancing its influence in ASEAN. As it is, a number of countries like Malaysia and Phillipines have taken a virulently anti-US stance.
 
All this is not great news for India, since it has been seeking to strengthen not just its economic presence in ASEAN, but also emerge as a strategic player in the region. The US and Japan have supported India’s pro-active approach towards ASEAN.

Going by some of Trump’s announcements during the election campaign, Washington under Trump may reconsider its approach towards the Asia-Pacific, and this would require a considerable recalibration of India’s approach vis-à-vis South East Asia and East Asia.

Article written by Dr. Urvashi Aneja on "Social Protection in the Age of Uber" - The Wire

December 02, 2016

India is projected to dominate the digital platform economy by 2020. Conversations about the future of the platform economy in India are mostly framed through the prism of job creation, increased productivity and efficiency gains in an emerging economy. Enquiries into the quality and sustainability of jobs created and the broader societal effects of the platform economy are relegated to second-order concerns. But these two conversations need to be initiated in parallel. A conversation focused singularly on the numerical increase in jobs or net wealth creation will end up bypassing an important opportunity to steer the regulatory architecture of the digital economy towards inclusivity and social justice. Moreover, these conversations need to be localised to the Indian context and not readily borrow the terms of debate from the industrialised economies of North America and Western Europe, as is the tendency.

India-China Collaborate to Improve Public Participation in Legislation - HT Media Syndication

December 02, 2015

Israel, India, US strengthen academic ties - Tazpit News Agency

December 25, 2013

The Need for the Strengthening of Indo-Israel Academic Ties Strongly Felt in India - Tazpit News Agency

December 25, 2013