Chithra Purushothaman

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  • Chithra Purushothaman is Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    Why Is China’s Move To Institutionalise Foreign Aid Significant?

    April 20, 2018

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr. Chithra Purushothaman’s article on institutionalising of foreign aid by China, titled ‘Why is China’s move to institutionalise foreign aid significant?’ was published by IAPS Dialogue, the online magazine of the Institute of Asia & Pacific Studies, on April 20, 2018.

    The article analyses how China is all set to move on the path of great power ascendance, complemented by its foreign aid, which will have a dedicated agency to shape it strategically and diplomatically.

    Where will the TAPI gas pipeline go from here?

    March 29, 2018

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr. Chithra Purushothaman’s article on TAPI gas pipeline, titled ‘Where Will the TAPI Gas Pipeline Go From Here?’ was published in ‘South Asian Voices’ on March 29, 2018.

    The article analyses the security challenges and geopolitical and financial concerns that confront the transnational pipeline project.

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    Gas Pipelines—Politics and Rivalries

    In 2012, the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its ‘World Energy Outlook’ said that the world was entering a ‘Golden Age of Gas’. With its lower carbon-emitting properties, gas seemed poised to claim its rightful place in the global energy mix as a bridge between polluting hydrocarbons and green renewables. Moreover, it has all the ingredients to make it as worthy a contender in the energy geopolitical game as did oil a few decades ago.

    January 2018

    India and the International Solar Alliance

    The International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit on 11 March marks an important milestone in India’s leadership efforts to build a clean and sustainable global energy future.

    March 16, 2018

    India’s Rising Stature as a Solar Power

    March 14, 2018

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Chithra Purushothaman’s article on India's role in the International Solar Alliance (ISA), titled ‘India’s Rising Stature as a Solar Power’ was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on March 14, 2018. The article says that New Delhi’s International Solar Alliance envisions a green future.

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    US Cuts Security Aid to Pakistan: What Does It Mean?

    February 09, 2018

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr. Chithra Purushothaman’s article on the United States’ decision to cut security aid to Pakistan, titled ‘US Cuts Security Aid to Pakistan: What Does It Mean?’ was published in IPR Review on February 8, 2018.

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    The Saudi Aramco IPO and Crown Prince Salman’s Ambitions

    Crown Prince Salman has been using oil as a tool to further his political ambitions both domestically and internationally, and Saudi Aramco acts as a nucleus around which his ambitions revolve.

    November 16, 2017

    CPEC in Pakistan’s Quest for Energy Security

    In May 2017, some 1,200 delegates from 110 countries, including 29 visiting heads of state and government leaders, gathered in Beijing for China’s biggest diplomatic event, which was held to showcase the Belt and Road Initiative’s (BRI) achievements to date, as well as draft some new ideas. The forum also formalised the US$50 billion China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the BRI, projecting it as a game-changer for Pakistan’s economy.

    September 2017

    Saudi Aramco’s IPO

    If India gets a stake in the proposed Aramco IPO, it would mean getting a share of profits from one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies.

    July 13, 2017

    Emerging India-Japan-Africa Triangular Cooperation

    July 06, 2017

    Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr. Chithra Purushothaman’s article on India-Japan-Africa Cooperation, titled ‘India-Japan-Africa Triangular Cooperation’ was published in IPP Review on July 6, 2017.

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