The Constituents of Global Economy – Optimism with Caution

Globalization has, and continues to, change the way the economies around the world fundamentally operate. It has made the world economy far more complex due to the multitude of interconnections it has fostered. This has led to increased difficulty in coordinating economic policy on a national, regional, and global level. Though globalization has been largely positive, the extent of the inter-dependence it has created among countries has led to new problems with far more complex consequences. … more

A History of Contradictions: US Foreign Policy, Liberalism, Exceptionalism and the State of the World Today

While American foreign policy is defined by a fundamental moral principles and values, the rise of the United States as a global hegemon and economic power as well as security challenges has brought about shifts and exceptions to the rules. This paper examines the factors which have influenced US foreign policy historically as well as America’s role in the current global political and economic sphere. Further, this paper seeks to explain the motivation behind military intervention abroad as well as America’s role in the face of terrorism, nuclear proliferation as well as Russia and China’s growing challenge to the post World War II global order. … more

Demonetization 2016 – A Colossal step in the history of India’s Economy

This project deals with the overnight historic measure of demonetization by the central government of India which initially left the people of the nation flummoxed. While the supporters have lauded the government’s step for the fearlessness in tackling the grave issue of black money in our country, the opponents left no stone unturned in severely criticizing the step owing to the move’s suddenness, it’s legal incompetence and the adverse impacts on the economy. … more

Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. FGM is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is mostly found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. However, around the world, activists are rising up to end this centuries-old practice of FGM. … more

Europe and Central Asia Economic Update, May 2017 : Trade in Transition in Europe and Central Asia

Trade played a pivotal role during the transition of many. countries in Europe and Central Asia to market economies. It forced a more efficient use of resourced and supported adoption of new technologies. Going forward, trade will again be crucial as countries adjust to new specialization patterns in the world. The adjustment requires not merely tweaking of trade policies, but rather a rethinking of how labor markets and capital markets are organized. … more