Avinash Godbole

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  • Avinash Godbole was Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Wang Gungwu and Zheng Yongnian (eds.), China and the New International Order

    Wang Gungwu and Zheng Yongnian's edited book studies the issue of how China has been transformed and reshaped as a consequence of the new international order and how China's role has been redefined. The book also attempts to study the domestic sources of China's international behaviour. Its central premise is “how China can reshape the international order depends on whether China has such a capacity, which is a function of its domestic development.

    April 2010

    Industrial and Environmental Disasters inside the Global Giant: Is something wrong with the Chinese development model?

    The present reality of industrial and environmental disasters in China calls for a reality check about India blindly copying the Chinese development model.

    August 20, 2010

    A Year since Xinjiang Riots: Are the faultlines manageable?

    Nationalistic imaging of the People’s Republic based on the Han identity could be the biggest obstacle to the pluralist solution that the contemporary situation in Xinjiang requires.

    July 09, 2010

    Ideology sans Jargon? Contextualising Xi Jinping’s Politics of Simplification

    Xi Jinping's attempt to dejargonise political language is timely. however, how it impacts the ideology is going to be important.

    May 24, 2010

    Google China ‘Warfare’: Turning a non issue to win-win strategy

    If freedom of expression was the issue then other American internet service companies like Microsoft and Yahoo! should have also exited China along with Google.

    April 05, 2010

    Contradictory Tendencies in the India-China Relationship: Does it help the bilateral relationship?

    Contradictions in India-China relations provide the rationale for greater engagement exactly like it has done in the case of US-China relations.

    March 10, 2010

    Sixty Years of The People’s Republic of China

    Once an exporter of Chinese style Communism and isolated internationally, today’s China is the mainstay of the capitalist world exporting a large quantity of what the world imports.

    September 23, 2009

    Sino US Climate Pact: Context, text and subtext

    The United States and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation on energy, climate change and environment during their recently concluded strategic and economic dialogue (SED). This MoU follows from a previous agreement, the Framework for Ten Year Cooperation of Energy and Environment (TYF) that was signed during the 2008 round of the SED.

    August 10, 2009

    Finally, US action on Climate Change takes the first baby step

    The United States House of Representatives passed a landmark legislation H.R. 2454, the "American Clean Energy and Security Act," by a narrow margin of 219-212 on 26 June 2009. This bill requires the reduction of nationwide greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of the 2005 level by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050 through a "cap-and-trade" program under which companies would buy and sell emissions credits. The bill has more hurdles to cross before it becomes a law.

    July 01, 2009