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Obituary of Helmut Schmidt 1918 - 2015

Helmut Schmidt, the former German Chancellor and an iconic figure of European Social Democracy passed away. The Last Invincible of a generation that restored the progressive movement after the Second World War, has now joined his Comrades walking away on the Path of Giants of our history.



India and South Asia October Dossier

The October Dossier highlights the defeat of the BJP/NDA in the crucial Bihar elections, the President's visits to Jordan, Israel and Palestine and India's relations with the Maldives

Centripetal Forces in Europe: Cartography

“Europe is in crisis”. Indeed, there is hardly any speech delivered today that would not begin or end with that statement. Nobody remembers anymore a situation when there was no crisis in Europe.

Eurozone policy-makers should heed deflation warning

The eurozone is once more on the brink of deflation. As of September, the official estimate of annual price inflation was -0.1 per cent. Inflation has declined steadily from a peak of around three per cent in late 2011.