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  • August 11, 2022. Sanjeev S. Ahluwalia, ORF. The annual address from the ramparts of the Red Fort is Prime Minister Modi’s prime vehicle for mass outreach, other than via his Twitter handle. His style—discursive, evocative, and expansive—suits the occasion where substance needs to take a back seat to rhetoric. Independence Day 2022: Looking ahead
  • August 11, 2022. Rishi Kant, Himanshu Khushwaha, ORF. India is experiencing a surge in power demand owing to an expanding economy. Even as the country has embraced the idea of transitioning to clean renewable energy, its current demand for electricity can only be met by addressing the concerns surrounding coal-fired power plants. The goal of going green might be a medium- to long-term strategy that should be diligently pursued to avoid future crises. In the short term, however, focus should be on making coal-based plants work efficiently; power plants working on imported coal in India are crucial in this regard. This brief analyses the problems hindering the optimum operation of power plants working on imported coal. Promoting Efficiency in Power Generation in India: The Role of Imported-Coal-Based Plants


  • August 10, 2022. Lahib Higel, Crisis Group. Demonstrators are occupying parliament in Baghdad, with Iraq’s main political camps deeply divided. The standoff need not turn violent, if the country’s leaders can shift to dialogue with support from foreign partners.  A Way Out of the Iraqi Impasse


  • August 10, 2022. ADBI. We examine how the diversity of global engagement is related to firms’ participation in innovation input and output activities in the Malaysian manufacturing sector. We use firm-level data obtained from the World Bank’s Enterprise Survey 2015. Firms are classified into four different groups based on their engagement in global activities, i.e., foreign trade and foreign direct investment. Global Engagement and Innovation Activities: The Case of Malaysian Manufacturing Firms

Russia – Ukraine

  • August 11, 2022. , Infosecurity. Alongside the physical invasion of the Ukraine, Russia also launched a cybersecurity invasion, with the use of multiple tools, notably wipers. #BHUSA: Russia’s Wiper Attacks Against Ukraine Detailed – I
  • August 10, 2022. Heena Samant, VIF. The Russia-Ukraine war is re-shaping the world. The war which began on 24th February 2022 has resulted in a fast-moving refugee crisis, unprecedented sanctions on Russia, and a re-shuffle of global relationships. The war is also said to have impacted the world economy and food  security. However, a significant aspect of the crisis which is in need of greater attention is the damage the crisis is causing to the environment. The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and its Implications for the Environment


  • August 10, 2022. Oriana Skylar Mastro, The Economist, AEI. In the afternoon of August 4th, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) kicked off the largest and most sophisticated military exercises it has ever conducted. Over the course of a week, the Chinese launched dozens of missiles and conducted drills near Taiwan with 100 aircraft, ten destroyers and support vessels. Submarines and aircraft-carriers also played a role. The display has made the third Taiwan Strait crisis, which occurred between 1995-96, when China conducted four rounds of tests over the course of several months, with barrages of no more than six missiles, look like child’s play. China’s huge exercises around Taiwan were a rehearsal, not a signal, says Oriana Skylar Mastro


  • August 4, 2022. IDS. As every aspect of life – from job seeking to health care – moves online, digital connectivity is a daily necessity, not a luxury. Against the backdrop of the UK’s worst cost of living crisis in 40 years, discussions about fuel and food poverty are now joined by a new concern with what has become known as digital poverty – challenges affording the cost of online connectivity and devices. Digital Poverty in the UK




Climate Change & Sustainability

  • August 10, 2022. Chatham House. Loss and damage normally refers to the destructive impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided either by mitigation (avoiding and reducing greenhouse gas emissions) or adaptation (adjusting to current and future climate change impacts). What is loss and damage?

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