India and the Environment Debate
Many in the international community have long anticipated the BRIC nations to assert their leadership in the global
community. Yet it came as a surprise when India, at the UN Climate Conference in Cancun last year, took up the
reigns in discussing binding cuts to carbon emissions. It was a surprise for two reasons. As a large BRIC nation in
the midst of development the country is widely excused for sizeable carbon emissions, the onus for cuts, many claim,
should rest on the heads of the west. Furthermore, India has long and staunchly maintained its opposition to such
cuts. As the 2011 Climate Conference in South Africa approaches, many are questioning whether this was simply a unique display of leadership or if India will in fact be leading the way towards a much needed climate deal.
Women, Higher Education and Democracy in Bangladesh
Abstract The constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh emphasizes that women needs to be adequately represented in all walks of life, including higher education. It is obviously crucial for […]
Economic Dreams and Geopolitical Realities: How will the India-China-Russian Dynamic Unfold in Greater Central Asia?
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Greater Central Asia (GCA) has undertaken various efforts to reshape the political and economic landscape of Asia. This has driven a process by […]
Rehabilitating North Korea’s Forests: The Struggle to Balance Conservation with Livelihoods
Venerated in art and poetry, Korea’s verdant mountain forests hold a special place in Korean people’s hearts. Like their political systems and economies, however, forest fortunes in North and South […]
Managing Connectivity Conflict: EU-India Cooperation and China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Executive Summary Connectivity initiatives are the latest geopolitical tool for advancing influence in international relations and diplomacy. Against the backdrop of an emerging connectivity conflict, the responsibility is on likeminded […]