The image on the cover of this month’s issue of Pragati is a painting by Azmat Ali that expresses the complexities involved in international efforts to address climate change. Climate change negotiations have now fully entered the foreign policy agenda. Our cover story highlights where India stands on this issue.
The other highlight is the first of a two-part interview with Dr Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for External Affairs where he discusses India’s approach to Africa, the need to strengthen India’s diplomatic corps and his initiative to rejuvenate the policy planning process within the foreign ministry.
In addition to the regular features: this issue examines the prospects of political change in Myanmar & Sri Lanka; Europe’s struggle for strategic relevance in Asia; China’s moves in Afghanistan; what Hillary Clinton achieved in Pakistan and a review of a book on all sorts of maritime crime.
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