Developed Versus Developing Countries Indias Interests


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                                                                              1. The removal of sanctions on Iran has significant implications on commercial and trade relations between India and Iran. Discuss.
                                                                              2. What are the reasons of strife between Saudi Arabia and Iran? Do you think that Iran-Saudi Arabia strife may have substantial ramifications for India. Discuss.
                                                                              3. Why is China's economy slowing? While throwing light upon various reasons, examine the effect of China's slowdown on world economy and India.
                                                                              4. Does the growing nuclear ambitions of North Korea points to failure of global community to put pressure on North Korea not to acquire nuclear weapons? Discuss throwing light on its so called Songun policy.
                                                                              5. “In recent years, the emerging economies in east are increasing their geo-economic footprints, while the previous proponents of globalization in west seem to be stepping back.” Do you agree with this observation? Discuss while analyzing the implications of such trends on North-South relationship and India.
                                                                              6. Despite its geographical setting in the Middle East, Israel is economically tied to western world. With this reference, examine the impacts of so called Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement on Israel. How it has affected the international relations of that country?
                                                                              7. What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ? How US decision to terminate DACA will affect the immigrants?
                                                                              8. Despite of several UNSC sanctions, North Korea is able to sustain its nuclear and missile endeavors. Critically analyze the efficacy of economic sanctions towards nuclear disarmament.
                                                                              9. How the proposed European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) seeks to protect the privacy of individuals in Europe? Does it have any implications for business and laws in India also? Elucidate
                                                                              10. While highlighting the demands of the referendum in Catalonia, critically discuss if Spain's response is justified. Discuss.
                                                                              11. What are the key differences between between Saudi Arabia and Iran?
                                                                              12. What could be the ramifications of failure of Iran Nuclear deal on India's interests? Analyze.
                                                                              13. Unlike grants or concessionary loans offered by World Bank, China provides project-related loans at market-based rates and collateralized by strategically important natural assets. How this has affected the debtor countries? Discuss taking examples of Hambantota and Mombasa.
                                                                              14. The current thinking in the West of a Shia arc of influence seems to be exaggerated. Discuss.
                                                                              15. What are the reasons for recent unrest in Iran? How these protests are different from those during "Green Movement"? Discuss.
                                                                              16. Throw light on the importance of Israel-Palestine peace process for India. Should India play a mediator role in the same? Give arguments to support your view point.
                                                                              17. How the instability created in the Gulf region poses security concerns for India? Do you think India has adopted a "balance approach"in the ongoing Gulf crisis? Give arguments to support your view point.
                                                                              18. Why it is said that a great game is unfolding in Middle East in recent years in the backdrop of Turkey-Saudi Rivalry?
                                                                              19. What is the possibility of success of a change of stance of the Trump Presidency over the growing tensions with Iran in the region?
                                                                              20. What is the concept of "Thucydides Trap"? Discuss the causes and consequences of the current conditions of trade wars.
                                                                              21. How is Vietnam set to benefit from the on-going trade war between US and China?
                                                                              22. Do you think India should refrain from taking sides as the competition between the US and China further intensifies?
                                                                              23. What are the challenges for India posed by the growing ties between Russia and China?
                                                                              24. It seems China has to go against its own grain and give Hong Kong enough space to run its own affairs. Comment.
                                                                              25. The situation which is developing in the Gulf between US and Iran can be referred to as the Game of Chicken. Comment.
                                                                              26. The US needs to tone down its maximum pressure tactics with Iran as there are no apparent plans between the latter and a potential military conflict. Comment.
                                                                              27. Direct talks between US, Iran are the only way to de-escalate tensions. A new framework and a new balance is the need of the hour. Comment.
                                                                              28. The term �Indo-Pacific� has incited mixed response in the strategic community of India. Do you think that the coining of the term was a US strategy to redefine the geo-politics of the region. Comment.
                                                                              29. There is an increasing demand for global minimum tax, across the world. Discuss the significance, prospects, and challenges for India.
                                                                              30. In light of the economic rise of Bangladesh, examine the opportunities for India and hope for South Asia. Discuss the associated challenges and suggest a way forward.
                                                                              31. Though Multilateral Development Banks are crucial for holistic development of developing nations like India, there are certain legitimate concerns about their functioning. Discuss.
                                                                              32. WTO has continuously faced the challenge of striking a balance between the interests of developed and developing economies. Discuss.
                                                                              33. Enumerate the reasons of poverty among the third world countries, also mention the key ideas suggested in the Brandt report of 1980 to help them.
                                                                              34. In light of the recent slew of US sanctions targeting the Chinese semiconductor industry, comment on the trade war between USA and China. What are the implications for the global economy?
                                                                              35. While global trade is estimated to decline. India is keeping its export numbers afloat by increasing trade with the global South. In this context, examine the rising importance of the global south in geopolitics and India’s response to it.
                                                                              36. In light of the upcoming COP27 in Egypt, examine the reasons behind countries failing to meet their targets and falling back to coal. What can be done to ensure a climate-friendly solution to the ongoing energy crisis?
                                                                              37. One Earth, One Family, One Future” has been given as the theme of India’s upcoming G20 presidency. Comment on the significance and opportunities associated with it.
                                                                              38. In light of a group of 16 countries, led by Vanuatu, approaching the International Court of Justice to seek a clarification of state obligations with regards to climate action, comment on the significance of the initiatives being taken by this small Pacific island nation. What is the way ahead?
                                                                              39. Evaluate the Global North’s efforts to fulfill the annual $100 billion climate finance promise to the Global South. How far can private climate finance help here?
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