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Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges
Mar 25, 2022

Certainty of Uncertainty in Oil Prices: India’s Challenges

The western sanctions imposed on Russia has affected the oil imports made by India and has therefore adversely impacted the economy.

70 Policies — Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, 1952
Aug 02, 2018

70 Policies — Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, 1952

As companies and producers began to embrace and communicate their adherence to the “ISI Mark” as a virtue, the mark and the quality it certified s

A space code of conduct is far from certain, but is it the endgame?
Aug 10, 2012

A space code of conduct is far from certain, but is it the endgame?

What is the measure of success for the Space Code of Conduct, or more substantially what is different about this Code effort that distinguishes it from the last? If the Code of Conduct fails to attract signatures of key players will its success be taken into question?

Afghanistan's Uncertain Future
Mar 04, 2011

Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

Nearly ten years in Afghanistan and not a solution is sight makes for sad commentary for the ability of the US to solve its security problems or to force a solution on other regions. The year of reckoning may have been postponed from 2011 to 2014.

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace
Mar 23, 2015

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace

In Afghanistan, how the unity government strikes an internal balance will in turn determine in long run its ability to carry forth a range of bold policy initiatives through political consensus. It would also to an extent impact morale on the battlefield.

AI standards and certification programmes in a competitive global landscape
Jan 30, 2024

AI standards and certification programmes in a competitive global landscape

Given the rapid pace of change in AI systems, the development of AI standards and certification programmes has become more urgent

An old scourge in a new, uncertain age
Mar 14, 2020

An old scourge in a new, uncertain age

Uncertainties will mutate for a long time.

Back to the tech future: Do emerging critical technologies provide an ‘edge’ against new global uncertainties and threats?
Oct 18, 2021

Back to the tech future: Do emerging critical technologies provide an ‘edge’ against new global uncertainties and threats?

There is a need to speculate on how the international order will be changed, if at all, by critical technologies

Clouds of uncertainty over Afghanistan
Aug 08, 2019

Clouds of uncertainty over Afghanistan

There can be no peace unless the Taliban and Afghan security forces de-escalate

Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in uncertain systems
Apr 06, 2023

Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in uncertain systems

Policies and tailored interventions need to be adopted to mitigate the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance

Concerted International Action Needed to Rein in Pakistan Terror Groups
Feb 17, 2009

Concerted International Action Needed to Rein in Pakistan Terror Groups

Notwithstanding the partial admission of the allegations made by India about the Mumbai attackers, Pakistan's complicity in allowing Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), the terrorist group behind the Mumbai attack, to retain most of its extensive infrastructure and capability to pursue its terrorist activities calls for an intense global scrutiny.

France to continue close ties with US despite uncertainties in Trump policies: Foreign Minister
Jan 11, 2017

France to continue close ties with US despite uncertainties in Trump policies: Foreign Minister

France will continue to work closely with the new US administration irrespective of uncertainty in President-elect Donald Trump's policies.

G20 India: Orchestrating a concerted recovery and its global transmission
Mar 02, 2023

G20 India: Orchestrating a concerted recovery and its global transmission

Global economic cooperation and recovery will be key to India’s G20 agenda

Generating responses to an uncertain monsoon
Aug 01, 2012

Generating responses to an uncertain monsoon

Inaugurating the ORF conference on "Generating responses to an uncertain monsoon", Minister of State for Agriculture Harish Rawat emphasised the need to understand the science behind the behaviour of the monsoon for achieving a long-term drought-proofing solution.

Geo-strategic uncertainties will drive India and Japan to maintain balance of power in Asia
Jun 29, 2012

Geo-strategic uncertainties will drive India and Japan to maintain balance of power in Asia

The geo-strategic uncertainties that prevail in Asia will drive India and Japan increasingly in the direction of jointly addressing the need for maintaining the prevailing balance of power in the continent, according to scholars from India and Japan.

Global Health Governance in an Uncertain World: A Proposed Framework for the G20
Jan 30, 2023

Global Health Governance in an Uncertain World: A Proposed Framework for the G20

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, reforming the global health governance system has become a key area of concern for the G20 and other multilateral platforms. This comes at a time when the world has increasingly become volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. As a grouping of developed and developing countries, the G20 must prioritise addressing global health challenges by identifying its direct and indirect determinants. This brief

India’s two-front war challenge: The problem of choice, scenarios and uncertainty
Oct 10, 2019

India’s two-front war challenge: The problem of choice, scenarios and uncertainty

Since war is a contest between animate entities, how is it possible for India to escape the realities of confrontation with both Pakistan and China?

Iran nuclear deal: Mountain of uncertainties
Jul 17, 2015

Iran nuclear deal: Mountain of uncertainties

From a non-proliferation perspective, the Iran nuclear deal is a good one provided it is complied with. A lot will depend on Iran?s adherence to the commitments under the deal but it is difficult to have much faith in Iranian commitments because of its repeated failures in the past. And, from a regional security perspective, the deal is disastrous.

Leveraging BRICS in times of economic uncertainty
Mar 04, 2023

Leveraging BRICS in times of economic uncertainty

Increased investment and support across BRICS can be an incisive way to leverage the BRICS and serve as a counterpoint to Bretton Woods orthodoxy

Malabar Exercise: A concert of democracies on the high seas
Oct 23, 2015

Malabar Exercise: A concert of democracies on the high seas

Exercise Malabar and the trilateral dialogue have assumed significance in the backdrop of the US' rebalance to Asia and India's Act East Policy. The growing convergence of interests among the US, Japan and India on issues such as the Indian Ocean, maritime security, respect for international law and a stable Asian security order has driven the trilateral dialogue.

Navigating uncertainty: India's strategic dilemma in Myanmar
Mar 16, 2024

Navigating uncertainty: India's strategic dilemma in Myanmar

The Arakan Army's hold on vital areas along the Kaladan project route requires India to balance the Junta and other factions to safeguard its strategi

Negotiating internal and external uncertainties — Will Latin America be able to set its house in order?
Dec 28, 2020

Negotiating internal and external uncertainties — Will Latin America be able to set its house in order?

Latin America will face a much greater challenge — it will have to reconfigure its political sector.

Nepal: An uncertain future
Sep 19, 2014

Nepal: An uncertain future

It is almost a year since fresh elections to the Constituent Assembly in Nepal took place for the formation of a new government and the writing of a new constitution that would, as was expected then, be a breath of fresh air for a country long engulfed in political and social unrest -- and political and constitutional instability afterward.

Post-Budget uncertainty, global cues drives market sell-off
Feb 06, 2018

Post-Budget uncertainty, global cues drives market sell-off

Uncertainty in financial arrangements is crippling and its trauma lingers. The good news is that this sell off is temporary. Stock markets are now back to where they were just two weeks ago.

Stemming the tide: Towards a concerted South China Sea strategy?
Sep 02, 2020

Stemming the tide: Towards a concerted South China Sea strategy?

A more solid albeit gradual positioning appears to be taking shape, and it would be vital to not only bolster the policy approaches that are crystalli

The Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: A certain win, with uncertain outcomes
Jul 19, 2019

The Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: A certain win, with uncertain outcomes

Jadhav’s case is a resounding victory for India and provides clarity to a country’s obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.