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US proposal on Space Code of Conduct: International Responses
Jan 23, 2012

US proposal on Space Code of Conduct: International Responses

It is in India's interests to institute a code of conduct for guiding certain responsible behavior in order to ensure a cleaner, safer, and less congested outer space, and also bringing in certain restraint on China.

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power
Jul 24, 2015

US rapproachment with Iran a tectonic shift in regional balance of power

Despite the sanctions, Iran has continued to act as a regional power with huge influence over the internal affairs of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. That's what threatens Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf kingdoms, and America's rapproachment with Iran is the beginning of a tectonic shift in the regional balance of power.

US read the script wrong
Jun 11, 2014

US read the script wrong

America's release of five Taliban leaders recently in exchange for one of its troopers has grave implications for not just Afghan security but also the India-Pakistan détente.

US should empower the rise of China: Economist
Jun 21, 2013

US should empower the rise of China: Economist

Saying that the rise of China and the declining power of the US hint to a new vacuum, Dr. Arvind Subramanian argues that the US should empower the rise of China rather than contain it. By giving China the necessarily positions in existing multilateral institutions, it would force it to behave as a responsible stakeholder, he says.

US swing to Pacific real and enduring
Mar 14, 2012

US swing to Pacific real and enduring

The United States' pivot to Asia is real and enduring, according to Professor Jeffrey W Legro, Professor of Politics and Randolph P. Compton Professor in the Miller Center at the University of Virginia.

US Talk of Convergence with India is Contradictory
Nov 18, 2010

US Talk of Convergence with India is Contradictory

The India-US joint statement speaks of the convergence of interests of the two countries, with President Obama welcoming India's emergence as a major regional and global power and affirming his country's interest in India's rise.

US unlikely to succeed in Afghanistan, India should brace up for the consequences
Dec 29, 2009

US unlikely to succeed in Afghanistan, India should brace up for the consequences

US President Barak Obama's latest "surge" in Af-Pak policy is unlikely to succeed largely because of huge challenges imposed by geography and the seemingly intractable ethnic divisions in Afghanistan makes success

US wrongly prefers authoritarian modernisation in Afghanistan: Scholar
Sep 12, 2013

US wrongly prefers authoritarian modernisation in Afghanistan: Scholar

US did not believe in the view that democracy could accomplish economic growth in Afghanistan. And their preference was authoritarian modernisation rather than through democratic means, according to Stanford University professor Dr. Robert Rakove.

US's China policy is changing, say Japanese scholars
Jun 29, 2012

US's China policy is changing, say Japanese scholars

Prominent Japanese scholars feel that the United States' position is changing vis-à-vis China. They also think that Tokyo was wary of the possibility where the US and China might cut a deal.

US's rebalancing policy in Asia
Oct 05, 2012

US's rebalancing policy in Asia

The strengthening of working relationships with emerging Asian powers like India and Indonesia would form the second element of the United States's rebalancing policy, according to Ms Meera Shankar, former Indian Ambassador to the United States.

US's total power cannot be challenged by China, says Japanese expert
Oct 16, 2014

US's total power cannot be challenged by China, says Japanese expert

The increased interdependence between the various players in the East Asia region is a potential area that needs to be harnessed more effectively to foster the relations and avoid the territorial conflicts and animosity, according to Hitoshi Tanaka of the Japan Research Institute.

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific
Sep 28, 2015

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific

That India-US ties are at the nexus of a new beginning shaping the Indo-Pacific is no surprise. PM Modi's second visit to the US at the beginning of his second year in office only reiterates the importance of this relationship.

US, India and the new lack of strategic trust
Jun 25, 2013

US, India and the new lack of strategic trust

It is a reality today that the US-India relationship is on a somewhat arid plateau. It is unable to meet the expectations placed on it and the reason for that is the increasing lack of what can be called "strategic trust" between New Delhi and Washington.

US, India policies can work towards upping regional trade and growth: US envoy
Sep 03, 2015

US, India policies can work towards upping regional trade and growth: US envoy

At a conference on 'Building Pan Asian Connectivity' in Kolkata, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma has said the Asia policy of the United States and India's Act East policy can work in complementary ways to increase regional trade and growth.

US, India should work together on Space Code of Conduct
May 03, 2015

US, India should work together on Space Code of Conduct

India and the United States, as established space-faring nations, should work together to clearly and publicly define what behavior the international community should find both acceptable and unacceptable,

Us, them and a disaster in the making
Dec 21, 2005

Us, them and a disaster in the making

Parliamentarians were supposed to meet in the afternoon of December 13 to honour those who died saving them five years ago. Instead, they woke up to the horror stories of their Eleven accepting bribes for agreeing to do something they were in any case elected to do - raise issues in Parliament. It is ironic that the exposé took place on December 13.

US-Africa Leaders Summit: वॉशिंगटन का अफ्रीका के प्रति नया दृष्टिकोण
Dec 23, 2022

US-Africa Leaders Summit: वॉशिंगटन का अफ्रीका के प्रति नया दृष्टिकोण

अमेरिका को अफ्रीका के साथ विशेषत: शासन, जलवायु अनुकूलन और

US-Africa Leaders' Summit: Seeking a new relevance
Aug 19, 2014

US-Africa Leaders' Summit: Seeking a new relevance

The US-Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington D.C from August 4 to 6 attracted considerable international media attention for various reasons. To begin with, for the US, it was a first of its kind.

US-China cyber talks
Aug 09, 2013

US-China cyber talks

Cyber security has taken a front seat in the U.S.-China relations, as seen in the last two high level bilateral meetings. The California summit in June 2013 and the recently held U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) V in July 2013 were dominated by cyber issues.

US-China rivalry presages new world order
Aug 06, 2020

US-China rivalry presages new world order

US-China relations have been rocky since 2018 when the two sides started a tariff war and the US began to restrict the export of semiconductors to China. And then came Covid-19 and as the situation in the US deteriorated, rhetoric against China began to rise. It has been opportunistic, driven by the hope that it would make the electorate overlook shoddy handling of the pandemic by the Trump administration.

US-India defence cooperation beyond the legacy of Ash Carter
Oct 29, 2013

US-India defence cooperation beyond the legacy of Ash Carter

The US has done some serious weight-lifting to break down its own barriers to closer defence ties with India, and has taken away the plank that it isn't sincere. Can India do the same? Dr. Carter and his team have left a legacy which can be built upon. It is just the end of the beginning.

US-India Partnership in Drug Discovery and in Generics
Jan 06, 2009

US-India Partnership in Drug Discovery and in Generics

The healthcare industry is undergoing an unprecedented change. The affordability and quality of healthcare are being profoundly affected by increased globalization, competition, cost consciousness, regulations and new technologies. The US is expected to spend up to 20% of GDP on healthcare by 2015.

US-India relations: Move to Space as the next big project
Dec 01, 2012

US-India relations: Move to Space as the next big project

The United States-India relations reached a high point when the two countries signed the Civil Nuclear Agreement in 2005. But since then, relations between the two countries have drifted. Both the countries must move ahead to build trust and cooperation in other areas.

US-India relations: Need for clear-eyed realism
Jan 26, 2015

US-India relations: Need for clear-eyed realism

Washington needs to understand that India-US partnership is not about democracy or common values but about common interests. The real strategic glue in the relationship is the common concern in maintaining some sort of balance in the larger Asian region in the context of China's rise.

US-India Strategic Dialogue: "Sky's No Limit" for Space
Jul 18, 2011

US-India Strategic Dialogue: "Sky's No Limit" for Space

With the nuclear deal over, New Delhi and Washington need another big idea to power the bilateral relationship over the next several years. Space cooperation has the potential for being that next big idea.

US-India Strategic Dialogue: Lack of Vision in Space
Jul 20, 2011

US-India Strategic Dialogue: Lack of Vision in Space

The US-India Strategic Dialogue appears to have produced no big ideas for carrying forward the relationship. Both countries need to be more innovative and visionary, and identify cutting edge areas to cooperate - like space.

US-India ties: 'Yada, yada' way of glossing over
Jul 12, 2013

US-India ties: 'Yada, yada' way of glossing over

It is time for the India-US security partnership to be more than a Voldemort -that whose name shall not be spoken. India is capable enough to secure its interests within such a partnership. The trade relationship will always be contentious, that much is clear.

US-India-Pakistan: The eternal triangle
Dec 27, 2012

US-India-Pakistan: The eternal triangle

The US needs Pakistan to withdraw from Afghanistan and Pakistan needs all the money it can get. Pakistan also dreads that if the US leaves without helping Pakistan get what it wants from the Indians now, which is a concession on Kashmir, they will never have another chance.

US-Japan alliance after Obama's visit
May 08, 2014

US-Japan alliance after Obama's visit

During the US President's visit to Asian countries, Obama and Abe underscored their commitment to economic and security cooperation with ASEAN countries where Chinese influence has seen a marked surge in recent years.

US-Japan dilemma over China-led AIIB
Apr 01, 2015

US-Japan dilemma over China-led AIIB

The US and Japan have decided to opt out of joining the AIIB though many important US allies like Germany, UK, Australia and South Korea have joined the China-led initiative. Strong business groups in Japan, however, worry that they might miss many investment opportunities which could now go to many developed Western countries.

US-like Operation not advisable for India
May 07, 2011

US-like Operation not advisable for India

B. Raman, former head of the counter-terrorism division of India's external intelligence agency, suggested that India should continue the peace process with Pakistan and should not get involved in this matter involving the US and Pakistan. He said New Delhi should not pressure Islamabad further in Pakistan's hour of 'humiliation'.

US-Pak Spat: Another Repeat
Oct 18, 2010

US-Pak Spat: Another Repeat

US-Pak relations are like high risk aerobatics. The plane nosedives, loops up, cruises at varying altitudes, takes a few spins and steadies.

US-Pak-Afghan talks: Is there a point?
Aug 08, 2011

US-Pak-Afghan talks: Is there a point?

The tripartite meeting between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US representatives on August 2 took place against the backdrop of souring relationships, killing of Osama bin Laden and President Barak Obama's 2014 withdrawal plan.

US-UK actions on China and the skewed ‘special relationship’
Aug 06, 2020

US-UK actions on China and the skewed ‘special relationship’

Although London’s actions on Hong Kong and Huawei suggest a renewed US-UK alignment against China, it also exacerbates Washington’s asymmetric pul

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time
Aug 08, 2013

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang's recent visit to Washington crystallised cooperation on non-traditional security matters such as counter-terrorism, and enhancing maritime security, which will not raise red flags in Beijing. Significantly, the meeting avoided the more militaristic features of national security.

USA - al Qaida- Pakistan: Conventional Wisdom or Faulty Assumptions?
Jan 31, 2006

USA - al Qaida- Pakistan: Conventional Wisdom or Faulty Assumptions?

Few nations have been thrust more dramatically into limelight since those tragic 9/11 events than Pakistan. Prior to that date, Pakistan was isolated: perceived as a Taliban and Al Qaeda supporter, a military regime, and a failing state. Events of 9/11 brought it closer to a danger where, in the words of General Musharraf, ¿It could lose its strategic assets.¿

Use 'abundant energy' to solve energy shortage
Dec 08, 2010

Use 'abundant energy' to solve energy shortage

ORF, in association with ETH, Zurich, organized a five-day workshop on 'Abundant Energy', conducted by experts from Switzerland who are trying to spread the message that shortages in global energy can be solved by generating energies from sources which are abundantly available.

Use a Cockroach to Catch a Cockroach
Mar 19, 2004

Use a Cockroach to Catch a Cockroach

On September 17, 2001, six days after the terrorist strikes in the US, I had written an article under the above title which was carried the same day by the South Asia Analysis Group. Many of my observations made then remain as valid today as they were on 9/17.

Use and Abuse of Intelligence
Feb 16, 2004

Use and Abuse of Intelligence

President George Bush as well as Prime Minister Tony Blair have ordered an official enquiry into the reasons why contrary to what the US and the British intelligence agencies had reported before their invasion of Iraq about the presence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq, no such weapons have so far been found by the Iraq Survey Group set up by the US to search for them.

Use diplomacy to check indoctrination
May 28, 2012

Use diplomacy to check indoctrination

During a discussion on the growth of militant groups in Pakistan and its effects on India, Jamiat-Ulama-i-Hind general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani laid emphasis on retaining the ethos of Muslim Indians and warned against being co-opted and manipulated by foreign minds.

Ushering a new era of development partnerships
Aug 15, 2023

Ushering a new era of development partnerships

As India completes 76 years of achieving independence, its emergence as a pivotal development partner has kickstarted a gradual revolution in global d

Using shared cultural heritage of South Asia for conflict resolutions
Sep 04, 2012

Using shared cultural heritage of South Asia for conflict resolutions

The SAARC region needed to be rescued from colonial era cultural definitions as they were too narrow and a broader range was sought to create cultural zones within the natural boundaries, argues well-known Sri Lankan archeologist Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne.

Uttarakhand: The politics of disaster
Jul 01, 2013

Uttarakhand: The politics of disaster

Uttarakhand devastation would not have been so furious but for years of human greed, administrative and political connivance. We greedily ravaged nature beyond its tolerance and without any rules. When nature responded with a kind of pent up fury, our response was sluggish and confused.

Uzbekistan Bombings: A pattern
Apr 05, 2004

Uzbekistan Bombings: A pattern

The recent suicide bombings in Uzbekistan that killed more than 40 persons, mostly policemen, reveal an emerging pattern of terrorism in the region.