Area Studies

25 Years of Euro: What lies ahead?

EM Comment By Alka Bala 25 Years of Euro: What lies ahead? 01 January 2024, marked the 25 years of the Euro, Europe’s common currency which stands as a symbol of European stability and unity. It was adopted on 01 January 1999 by 11 EU countries, who implemented a single monetary policy outlined by the European Central Bank (ECB). Celebrating 25 years of the Euro, Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, stated the Euro's...

By Alka Bala
14 April 2024

Regular Publications

Six Months of War in Gaza & the Mexico-Ecuador spat

Shamini Velayutham and Dhriti Mukherjee The War in Gaza: Between Talks in Cairo and an Impending Military Offensive in Rafah Shamini Velayutham In the news On 10 April, US President Joe Biden, in an interview, criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his announcement on the ground invasion of Rafah. He stated: “I think what he's doing is a mistake. I don't agree with his approach.” He added that Gaza should have “total access to all food and medicine”...

War in Ukraine: Daily Updates

The EM December Edition consists of a record of key developments from the Ukraine War between Day 655 to Day 610 and short notes on contemporary Europe...

Other publications

Germany-Russia Relations: What Next?

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/15/2023 NIAS Area Studies Brief No. 61 NIAS Europe Studies 31 July 2023 Russia has emerged as the most divisive issue...

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme: A Prototype for Global Emissions Reduction Mechanism

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/14/2023 NIAS Area Studies Brief No. 60 NIAS Europe Studies 26 July 2023 Climate change is one of the major environmental problems...

Euroscepticism Transformed: Italy’s Meloni Seeks to Reform the EU from Within

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/13/2023 NIAS Area StudiesBrief No. 59 NIAS Europe Studies 26 July 2023 Since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a rise...

Trump indictment, Moscow Conference and the Iran-US Prisoner Exchange deal

Trump is indicted yet again: What next for politics in the US? Ankit Singh What happened? On 14 August, Donald Trump with 18 of his associates in...

Haiti's Gang Violence, Venezuelan Migrants and the US, and Global Hunger Index

Madhura Mahesh, Sejal Sharma and Sandeep Ganesh Haiti: Gang violence and beyond In the news On 17 October, the US and Mexican representatives...

Doha Dialogue with the Taliban, Saudi Arabia in Asia and the Crisis in Venezuela

Aparupa Bhattacherjee, Harini Madhusudan & Sourina Bej ISSSP, NIAS Doha Dialogue with the Taliban The US special representative for Afghanistan...

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