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India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World
Energy | Sustainable Development Sep 13, 2023

India’s Energy Transition in a Climate-Constrained World

Energy transitions in developing economies like India are complex processesinvolving substantial financial and technological resources as well as appropriate innovation.These transitions are central to the climate debate, where emphasis is placed on increasing theshare of renewables in the energy mix to mitigate the adverse impacts ...

The US-China Cyber-Agreement: Implications for India
Cyber Security Sep 13, 2023

The US-China Cyber-Agreement: Implications for India

This essay considers the implications of the new cyber-security agreement betweenChina and the United States in terms of the evolution of an international legal regime governingthe use of cyberspace. This agreement lays down the foundations for norm emergence in thearena, which could also carry implications ...

The Russia-Pakistan Rapprochement: Should India Worry?
Neighbourhood Sep 13, 2023

The Russia-Pakistan Rapprochement: Should India Worry?

Russia and Pakistan have never really had warm relations. Following Pakistan’s independence in 1947, then Prime Minister Liaqat Ali Khan was invited by both the Soviet Union and the US. He chose to visit the US, mainly because the US had 2 more capacity to ...

A Baseline Assessment of Climate Finance
Climate Change Sep 13, 2023

A Baseline Assessment of Climate Finance

This Issue Brief gives an assessment of the gaps and shortages in climate financing flows, available monies in the global system and suggestions to mobilise resources towards mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries. ...

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy Sep 13, 2023

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?

President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel in October wasdifferent for its content and long-term implications. A careful analysis of his statements andspeeches in Amman, Ramallah and Jerusalem indicates a new Indian template for itsengagement with the Middle East. While some of his ...

Youth and Radicalisation: The Threat to India
Domestic Politics and Governance | Defence and Security | Terrorism | Internal Security | Media Sep 13, 2023

Youth and Radicalisation: The Threat to India

In common discourse on extremism, it is widely thought that the poor and unschooled are most easily recruited to militant organisations. Today, however, an increasing number of young professionals are embracing extremism. Is this true for India? If such a pattern is indeed present, what ...

India and its Eastern Neighbours: Prospects for Sub-Regional Cooperation
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Development | Economics and Finance | Multilateralism | Sustainable Development | Transportation | Regional Integration Sep 13, 2023

India and its Eastern Neighbours: Prospects for Sub-Regional Cooperation

This Issue Brief focuses on the reasons for the need to have sub-regional integration and cooperation between the four South Asian countries of BBIN--Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. It also looks at previous attempts made at sub-regional cooperation by countries in the region and the ...

Turkey Says ‘No’ to Presidential Government
International Affairs Sep 13, 2023

Turkey Says ‘No’ to Presidential Government

The general elections of 7 June 2015 were Turkey's last scheduled elections until the next one in 2019. Coming at a time when the country and its neighbours are on the brink of profound transformation, and given the increasing complexity of the socio-political situation in ...

India’s Intelligence Agencies: In Need of Reform and Oversight
Domestic Politics and Governance | Defence and Security | Internal Security | Indian Defence Sep 13, 2023

India’s Intelligence Agencies: In Need of Reform and Oversight

This report draws from the conference on the Future Challenges to India's Intelligence System organised by ORF in February 2015. What tasks face India's intelligence agencies in implementing reforms in order to address the more complex national security threats confronting the country today? ...

Re-examining India’s Nuclear Doctrine
Defence and Security | Nuclear Security Sep 13, 2023

Re-examining India’s Nuclear Doctrine

This paper follows the proceedings of a workshop organised by ORF in August 2014 to re-examine India's nuclear doctrine. The workshop explored the challenges posed to India by Pakistan's introduction of battlefield nuclear weapons or Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs), New Delhi's interest in acquiring a ...

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