Avinash Godbole

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

    Mosque and Quran, Faith and Multiculturalism: An Indian Perspective

    A pastor’s resolve to burn the Quran is threatening to undo the progress in promoting inter-community relations. India’s legal and constitutional provisions and long experience in dealing with such situations could be of use in defusing situations like these and create a niche for an Indian perspective on contemporary international relations.

    September 10, 2010

    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