IMPRI

IMPRI

IMPRI, a startup research think tank, is a platform for pro-active, independent, non-partisan and policy-based research. It contributes to debates and deliberations for action-based solutions to a host of strategic issues. IMPRI is committed to democracy, mobilization and community building.

Ending Online Violence Against Women in India: Calling for an Inclusive, Comprehensive, and Gender-Sensitive Law and Policy Framework

Ending Online Violence Against Women in India: Calling for an Inclusive, Comprehensive, and Gender-Sensitive Law and Policy Framework
The available data and everyday experiences show that the digital world is alienating and doubly discriminating against women in major ways. Firstly, through the prevalence of the digital divide, where those on the margins, including women, are denied access to the technology; and secondly, violence against women in the digital world is making a devastating impact in terms of their physical, emotional, mental, and social health.

Why Democracy Deserves the First-Time Voter’s Support

Why Democracy Deserves the First-Time Voter's Support
We must choose not the least bad option but the option that allows us to develop new thinking without such thought being labelled deviant and being crushed. Democracy Many tend to make their choice of political party in much the same manner as in which they decide which team to support in the World Cup. The likes and dislikes of friends and family play a large role. The impression created by a particular leader at the local or the national level makes a difference. Claims and counterclaims of what governments run by the parties seeking their vote have achieved matter. The media plays a big role in making such considerations available to the voter, modifying the considerations en route. Most of the media hinders, rather than helps.

Navigating the Complex Dynamics of West Asian Geopolitics: Preventing Escalation

Navigating the Complex Dynamics of West Asian Geopolitics: Preventing Escalation
What will the complex calculus of the new Middle East crisis resolve into, and what will be the impact on India? ISRAEL has succeeded in diverting world attention from Gaza and Hamas to Iran. This is similar to how Hamas, in October 2023, successfully short-circuited US efforts at normalising relations between the Arab states and Israel under the Abrahams Accord. These moves and countermoves are ratcheting up the intensity of conflict in West Asia with serious global implications, including for India. The Indian approach seems to be similar to that in the case of the conflict in Ukraine— to play both sides.

Navigating the Rough Seas: China’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific

Navigating the Rough Seas: China's Impact on the Indo-Pacific
China continues to warn regional players of negative consequences of their actions. Yet, it is Beijing’s own behaviour that is reshaping the Indo-Pacific landscape. Escalating Tensions: Philippines Confronts China's Aggression in the South China Sea The waters of the South China Sea are roiling again; this time, it is the Philippines that is at the heart of the turbulence. Although Manila and Beijing have been at loggerheads over submerged shoals in the South China Sea for decades, China has upped the ante in recent months with Chinese ships firing water cannons and ramming into Philippine ships. Beijing’s grey zone tactics have been evident to the wider world, with Manila hoping that perhaps this negative publicity would force China to back off. But that has not been the case so far.