India-Africa: Beyond Historical Ties

August 03, 2013

As India looks towards Africa to expand its economic ties, it faces many challenges. By Karan Pradhan Africa’s growing importance as a trade and investment destination was highlighted by the US president’s recent visit to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. At the second meeting of the...

Will we see BRIICS now?

October 17, 2012

While Indonesia's economy is on the verge of becoming the leading one in Southeast Asia, there's still work left to do for the country's leaders. In the middle of Jakarta, there is a statue of Krishna and Arjuna on a chariot pulled by eleven horses in full gallop. The statue is an...


The North – South Trench in Rio+20

July 31, 2012

The 3rd preparatory committee meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development closed without agreement. With negotiations hitting a bottleneck, it was left to the Brazilian hosts of the Rio+20 conference to take over the process rush an agreement before final meetings. The text of the...