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Asian-European Policy Dialogue 2013
Nov 26, 2013

Asian-European Policy Dialogue 2013

Observer Research Foundation and Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung recently organised the Asian-European Policy Dialogue 2013. The theme of the dialogue was local level politics, related policy areas and the role of the state.

Asim Umar: A new actor in the world jihadist stage
Sep 24, 2014

Asim Umar: A new actor in the world jihadist stage

The 'old boys' network has given Asim Umar an extensive reach among the jihadi groups active in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He can tap into the Taliban network with as much ease as he could work with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Assad's Troops Close In On Foreign Mercenaries
Feb 20, 2012

Assad's Troops Close In On Foreign Mercenaries

A feature of the Syrian crisis which must please those ostensibly seeking the regime's ouster is that it is turning out to be a long drawn one. So long drawn, in fact, that the world is beginning to develop an amnesia about the Palestinian issue.

Assam killings: Quick-fix solutions will not work
Jan 02, 2015

Assam killings: Quick-fix solutions will not work

Legend has it that the nursery rhyme, 'Here we go round the mulberry bush, the mulberry bush...on a cold and frosty morning', was first, sung by women incarcerated at the Wakefield Prison in England while they were doing their daily exercise around the mulberry tree in the prison compound.

Assembly polls: Changing scenarios
Jan 23, 2012

Assembly polls: Changing scenarios

In the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the picture remains unclear, with no party or no combination of parties being assured of forming the next government in March.

Assessing Co-benefits from Metro Rail in India: Industrialisation and Land Value Capture Financing
Jan 06, 2023

Assessing Co-benefits from Metro Rail in India: Industrialisation and Land Value Capture Financing

The report examines India's urbanization, highlighting rapid population growth, metro rail expansion, sustainable transport policies, and financing challenges, while assessing efforts in localization and revenue enhancement for metro systems.

Assessing Indo-US defence ties
Aug 20, 2014

Assessing Indo-US defence ties

A lot of the things are hanging in the air because Indo-US relations are doing so as well. Given India's reticence in giving any kind of political shape to the partnership with the US, Washington is understandably stringing New Delhi along with promises. Modi's forthcoming visit to Washington DC could be an opportunity to move forward in some of the issues

Assessing the ‘sustainability’ of development diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific
May 16, 2024

Assessing the ‘sustainability’ of development diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific

Development cooperation in the Indo-Pacific is vital for sustainable growth and addressing common vulnerabilities; however, it is becoming overly comp

Asteroids, meteors and planetary defence
Feb 18, 2013

Asteroids, meteors and planetary defence

Prior to the meteor hit in Russia and Asteroid 2012 DA 14's close miss, the Indian public and its policy makers likely could just not comprehend such a distant, seemingly un-real threat. Perhaps now, this will not be the case.

At last, a just allocation to Indian Navy
Apr 20, 2012

At last, a just allocation to Indian Navy

India's Navy has for too long been neglected when money has been allocated. The latest defence budget suggests that may be starting to change, though much of the new allocation will be used to pay off previously acquired expensive naval platforms.

At SAARC, in charge
Dec 28, 2004

At SAARC, in charge

As he packs his bags for the first foreign policy venture in the new year ¿ the annual summit of the South Asian nations in Dhaka ¿ Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has two options. The default one would be to let the foreign office bureaucracy work out an anodyne declaration of good intentions on future cooperation.

At The Yasukuni Shrine - Militarism may not be behind the revival of Japanese military power
Jul 03, 2004

At The Yasukuni Shrine - Militarism may not be behind the revival of Japanese military power

Curiosity drew me to the Yasukuni shrine during a recent trip to Tokyo. When I lived in Beijing in the Nineties, I had been struck by the close attention paid by the Chinese authorities to every visit by a Japanese minister to this Shinto place of worship.

Atrocities against women: A serious threat to society
Jan 18, 2013

Atrocities against women: A serious threat to society

It is the responsibility of people like film producers, club owners and other entertainment organisers to ensure that the shows or films do not carry vulgar contents which tend to excite the base instincts of men and encourage them to resort to violence for sex.

ATT implementation remains questionable
Apr 06, 2013

ATT implementation remains questionable

The ATT has finally been adopted. But it remains to be seen if the treaty could really be implemented as major players like China, India, Russia have not favoured it. Even the US could find it difficult to ratify ATT back home despite voting in its favour.

Attracting FDI: Look beyond retail and defence
Sep 30, 2010

Attracting FDI: Look beyond retail and defence

If the government wants to reduce poverty through FDI, then some fine-tuning in policies will have to be undertaken. FDI will have to be directed to labour-intensive sectors, especially from the unorganised sector. In Bangladesh, much of the FDI has gone to the garment sector which has enriched workers and reduced poverty.

AU's push for global financial reforms is a must for SDG revival
Jun 05, 2024

AU's push for global financial reforms is a must for SDG revival

Massive resources are needed to realign Africa's SDGs, and the current global financial order is proving to be inadequate. The AU must boost efforts a

Australia - India Strategic Partnership in an Asian Century
Jul 11, 2012

Australia - India Strategic Partnership in an Asian Century

His Excellency's address to the ORF Faculty delivered on May 3, 2012.

Australia and India : A People-based Partnership
Jul 22, 2009

Australia and India : A People-based Partnership

Senator Chris Evans visited the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi on July 22 and spoke on the close cultural ties that have been forged between the two countries, the safety of Indian students in Australia and migration prospects in the future.

Australia seeks new warmth in ties with China
Apr 18, 2013

Australia seeks new warmth in ties with China

When the rest of the world was kept in a state of shivering suspense by North Korea's nuclear and missile threats, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard quietly undertook an important visit to China -- her second official visit to Beijing in about two years.

Australia seeks skilled manpower from India
Jul 22, 2009

Australia seeks skilled manpower from India

Australia would be holding a skills Expo in India next year which would inform prospective migrants about the employment and lifestyle opportunities available in Australia

Australia should become part of relationship between India and China
Jun 19, 2012

Australia should become part of relationship between India and China

Underlining the need to develop an India-US-Australia trilateral, Mr. Rory Medcalf of the Lowy Institute says the recent US pivot to Asia is an opportunity for this relationship to burgeon.

Australia, India, Indonesia: A Trilateral Dialogue on Indian Ocean
Sep 17, 2013

Australia, India, Indonesia: A Trilateral Dialogue on Indian Ocean

Ashok Malik sets the agenda for the upcoming Indian Ocean Region - Association for Regional Cooperation Dialogue, steered by the three nations.

Australia-India relationship has reached new maturity: Report
Feb 03, 2014

Australia-India relationship has reached new maturity: Report

The relationship between Australia and India has reached a new maturity: that was key theme of a major bilateral dialogue convened from Sydney to Canberra to Melbourne, in early 2014.

Australia-India roundtable begins in Sydney
Feb 03, 2014

Australia-India roundtable begins in Sydney

The Australia-India Roundtable, the leading informal dialogue between the two countries, began in Sydney on Monday, 3 February.

Australia-India ties: Poised for historic moment
Dec 13, 2012

Australia-India ties: Poised for historic moment

Relations between Australia and India are poised at an historic moment. These two Indian Ocean democracies have struggled for decades to find political traction, but in recent years the ground has shifted in positive ways.

Avoid Knee-jerk Reactions to Tackle Inflation
Apr 14, 2008

Avoid Knee-jerk Reactions to Tackle Inflation

With India's annual inflation rate rising to a near four-year high on a point-to-point basis on the back of rising food prices, the search for policies to combat the price rise poses unusual challenges. The nature and causes of the current spiraling inflation in India has become a subject of intense debate, primarily because of the ostensible role of `imported inflation' in driving the domestic prices north. Issues like poor performance of the Pu

Avoiding a Great Depression
Jul 01, 2015

Avoiding a Great Depression

India need to do more to speed up its own financial sector reforms and make it stronger because the percentage of NPAs has reached a dangerous level of 4.45 per cent and could reach 6 per cent soon. Unless the banking system is strong, India cannot be on a higher trajectory of growth.

Awaiting the 'Andhra turmoil'
Dec 30, 2010

Awaiting the 'Andhra turmoil'

When the rest of the nation is looking up to a brighter day in the New Year, Andhra Pradesh, faced with the revived Telangana issue, may be knotting itself in very many complicated ways, and the unknotting could become even more complicated with each such unknotting.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: भारत की विकास गाथा, विकासात्मक विरोधाभास और आर्थिक विकास की बदलती दृष्टि!
Sep 13, 2022

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: भारत की विकास गाथा, विकासात्मक विरोधाभास और आर्थिक विकास की बदलती दृष्टि!

 India at 75:  भारत के विकास (Development of India) की राह परंपरागत रूप से इस सोच के अनुरूप नहीं रही है. हालांकि, अब यह सोच बदल रही है. सरकार ने महामारी (Coronavirus Pandemic) की वजह से लगाई गई तालाबंदी (Lockdown in India) के �

Azadi March in Pakistan - Nawaz Sharif vs Army?
Aug 22, 2014

Azadi March in Pakistan - Nawaz Sharif vs Army?

The synchronised protest marches undertaken by Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and cleric Tahir-ul Qadri, chairman of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), culminated in a combined sit-in outside the Parliament building in Islamabad.

Back to Square One on Kashmir
Sep 18, 2010

Back to Square One on Kashmir

Farooq and Omar Abdullahs are not sufficiently "provincial" to manage a province. They are cosmopolitan men with considerable potential on the national turf - and we are short of such personalities on the national stage.

Back to square one?
Jan 19, 2013

Back to square one?

Since 2010, Pakistan has already violated the ceasefire more than 222 times. In 2012 alone, there were 117 instances, mostly concentrated in the Uri and Krishna Ghati areas.

Back to the era of simultaneous polls?
Jun 24, 2015

Back to the era of simultaneous polls?

The Parliamentary Standing Committee's (on Personnel, Public Grievances, and Law & Order) decision to consider the possibility of recommending 'concurrent' or 'simultaneous' elections to the Lok Sabha and all State Assemblies across the country is a suggestion worth serious consideration, like very many other aspects of electoral reforms.

Back to the labyrinth
May 12, 2015

Back to the labyrinth

It is time to pause to remind Prime Minister Modi of his campaign promise "minimum government, maximum governance". It is sad this is one promise being heard less and less of each passing day.

Bad news for Musharraf
Feb 03, 2005

Bad news for Musharraf

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, in his five years as the martial law administrator, has never faced challenges of the magnitude he is grappling with now. Internally, Pakistan is faced with a crisis on many fronts. Despite a stable Government for over five years, and scores of promises, there is no sign of democracy.

Badaun gang-rape: Does Uttar Pradesh deserve its women?
Jun 02, 2014

Badaun gang-rape: Does Uttar Pradesh deserve its women?

No other State seems to have treated its women as brutally as Uttar Pradesh routinely does. While UP comes after Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, let us not forget that that these two States are badly riddled with Naxalism which gives another turn to the discussion.

Balancing China in South Asia
Apr 30, 2010

Balancing China in South Asia

A two-day seminar 'Understanding China' was aimed at making an in-depth study of China's overall South Asian policy

Balancing innovation and employment
Nov 09, 2015

Balancing innovation and employment

India is strategically investing in manufacturing and industrialisation or more accurately reversing what has been called a "premature de-industrialization". However, while precision manufacture will create value, it will not create jobs, certainly not as many as India needs.