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New Australian govt is internationalist in outlook
Jan 22, 2008

New Australian govt is internationalist in outlook

The High Commissioner of Australia to India, H.E. Mr. John McCarthy, delivered a talk at ORF on "The new administration in Australia and Asia" on 22nd January, 2008. He gave a comprehensive account of the new administration's foreign policy.

New balance of powers
Jul 17, 2015

New balance of powers

The Iran nuclear deal could mark a strategic realignment between the US and its traditional Sunni allies in the region. The Arab countries have been vocal in criticising Washington's policies in Egypt, Syria and Iraq, which they say have given an upper hand to "Iranian allies".

New challenges, flexible partnerships—election season commences in South Asia
Sep 05, 2023

New challenges, flexible partnerships—election season commences in South Asia

As the Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh head toward elections, they continue to commit to democracy

New Delhi and Islamabad: In search of new friends?
Nov 20, 2012

New Delhi and Islamabad: In search of new friends?

Like Moscow and New Delhi, Riyadh and Islamabad are old allies. There are numerous issues which will ensure that closeness between New Delhi and Riyadh will not cause bilateral ties to spiral downward. If Riyadh gives up on Islamabad, the latter will move closer to Tehran, something the Saudis want to avoid.

New Delhi doesn't seem committed to its own Act East policy
Nov 09, 2015

New Delhi doesn't seem committed to its own Act East policy

The Vietnamese are carefully balancing their ties. At one level they maintain healthy party-to-party ties with China and seek to boost trade and investment from China. On the other, they want to build better ties with the US, Japan and India to offset the Chinese.

New Delhi has to be prepared for new Pakistan-based jihadi threats
Sep 26, 2014

New Delhi has to be prepared for new Pakistan-based jihadi threats

The threat to India and Indian interests will still come from Pakistan-based terrorist forces. The name of the terrorist regiment or the colour of its uniform is not important. Conceivably, the first test for the Modi government will be in Afghanistan.

New Delhi’s Nepal conundrum
May 21, 2020

New Delhi’s Nepal conundrum

The present inflection point in Indo-Nepalese border tensions has evolved into an awkward position where neither of the two states can realistically b

New digital age and importance of privacy of data
Feb 23, 2015

New digital age and importance of privacy of data

New digital age won't be as much fun if we don't talk about privacy. Privacy should not be limited to headline grabbing revelations about surveillance, Snowden and Sony; these conversations need to be mainstreamed to every citizen-consumer.

New dynamism in India-Japan relations
Sep 06, 2014

New dynamism in India-Japan relations

Having historical ties that date back to Nehru and Abe's grandfather Nobusuke Kishi, both India and Japan and their leaders are aware that if the 21st century belong to Asia, India and Japan are the two nations that could really shape and guide this progress.

New Egypt Trumps Israel on Peace Process
May 02, 2011

New Egypt Trumps Israel on Peace Process

Winds of change in the Arab world left Israel initially distraught with the fall of Mubarak. But then the mood changed. Changes elsewhere were seen as popular quest for empowerment in which, for once, Arab-Israeli peace was not the centre piece.

New elite takes the helm in China
Mar 21, 2023

New elite takes the helm in China

Discussions are taking place amongst China’s elites on the restructuring of CPC and state institutions to make them respond to the demands of the Po

New foreign trade policy: Going for the big push
Apr 03, 2015

New foreign trade policy: Going for the big push

After a long delay, the government has finally announced the much awaited new foreign trade policy, with thrust export promotion, reducing trade transactions costs, e-commerce, services exports and ease of doing business. It is a welcome relief to see that economic reforms on the trade front are back on track and in full swing.

New governance paradigm for cyberSpace
Oct 18, 2013

New governance paradigm for cyberSpace

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's recent decision to give the US a miss needs to be seen in the context of the changing narratives of internet governance and the control for cyber resources.

New High In Indian Diplomacy
Oct 19, 2011

New High In Indian Diplomacy

For Afghanistan, it was the first time that it entered into any such strategic pact with any country as it did with India.

New ideas in the Union Budget: Banking more on market mechanism
Apr 01, 2011

New ideas in the Union Budget: Banking more on market mechanism

The government has to ensure that rural roads are constructed and not just "state of the art" modern highways. The interests of the rural people have to be protected, and the government has to regulate and monitor the private sector's participation.

New India's global role
Sep 26, 2005

New India's global role

Since the end of the Cold War, the world order has been in a state of dynamic transition. With unprecedented military, economic and technological preponderance, the US dominates the scene. Europe is reunited, at peace and engaged in consolidating its political unity and economic integration.

New Japanese PM's ARC
Jan 03, 2013

New Japanese PM's ARC

Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has not taken too long to affirm his strong desire to restore the balance of power in Asia amidst the rise of China and Beijing's political assertiveness.

New Land Bill a missed opportunity?
Mar 19, 2015

New Land Bill a missed opportunity?

Land is at the heart of India's current development predicament. Hundreds of its mega projects and big ticket projects are caught up in the land logjam. But the proposed Land Bill still lacks effective provisions to provide reasonable price to land owners in rural areas where there is no land market.

New leader must for the High Peace Council
Dec 31, 2011

New leader must for the High Peace Council

With the news of back channel negotiations between the Taliban and the United States coming to light, the Karzai government's fear of the hijacking of the reconciliation process with the Taliban by foreign partners might not be ill found.

New Middle East
Jul 24, 2013

New Middle East

If there ever was a moment for India to stick by the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other nations, this is it in the Middle East. The region is in the throes of a difficult political transition and Delhi must deal with the governments of the day, irrespective of their internal orientation.

New Myanmar: A Real Opportunity
Dec 26, 2011

New Myanmar: A Real Opportunity

As every stakeholder, both inside and outside Myanmar, is trying to seize the opening, US has taken he lead with its Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's ice-breaking visit to Myanmar and her meetings with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

New northern sea route could alter equations
Jun 18, 2013

New northern sea route could alter equations

Once the northern sea route from Europe to China becomes active, the strategic balance between the Indian and Arctic Oceans could change. Would this change be enough to mean easier or cheaper availability of oil and gas from West Asia to Europe, China and India? Would it reduce the strategic relevance of the Ocean to the West and mean a direct confrontation there between India and China?

New opportunities ahead for greater India-US cooperation
Jun 09, 2014

New opportunities ahead for greater India-US cooperation

During a closed door discussion with US Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Indian strategic thinkers and foreign policy experts discussed the new opportunities lying ahead for greater India-US cooperation.

New opportunities for India-US collaboration in Afghanistan
May 17, 2013

New opportunities for India-US collaboration in Afghanistan

The NATO drawdown from Afghanistan presents new opportunities for long-term collaboration between the US and India. Successful coordination and collaboration during the next two years will do much to bring about a post-2014 Afghan scenario amenable to both our countries and the region at large.

New Pak PM's key challenges
Jul 06, 2012

New Pak PM's key challenges

Raja Pervez Ashraf became Pakistan's 25th Prime Minister eight months before the country goes to polls. His predecessor, Yousaf Raza Gilani, was disqualified by the Supreme Court on June 19, 2012 for failing to implement court's directions to investigate corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari.

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power
Jun 17, 2014

New PM's emphasis on agriculture, education and power

While the Modi government is settling down with a positive and constructive agenda, certain negative forces are raising their heads which tend to take away the shine from the Modi government. In Maharashtra, the Hindu Rashtra Sena has been active in promoting communal propaganda.

New PM's governance challenges
Apr 18, 2014

New PM's governance challenges

No government can tread the path of a single-minded focus on GDP growth. But wanton populism is no answer either, as the widening fiscal deficit must be trimmed.

New Prime Minister, New Challenges
Aug 21, 2004

New Prime Minister, New Challenges

Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate Shaukat Aziz has been elected to the National Assembly with a thumping majority. His victory is being projected as a peaceful transition of power¿from Jamali to Shujaat to Aziz-- and as a sign of democracy maturing in Pakistan.

New road to Myanmar
Jun 02, 2012

New road to Myanmar

It is important to note that while India has emphasised the need to increase its involvement in Myanmar's energy sector, it also recognises the need to take 'socio-environmental consideration' in major energy hydro-power, energy and pipeline projects.

New rules for a new world
Aug 10, 2010

New rules for a new world

As the 21st century unfolds, India's power dynamic will be determined by its ability to finesse its strategic dilemmas and manage complimentary yet adversarial relationships.

New sanctions, old debate: The case of North Korea
Mar 13, 2013

New sanctions, old debate: The case of North Korea

The US threats and its troop presence in South Korea are alleged to have contributed to North Korean insecurity, but its drive to develop more nuclear weaponry cannot be understood without taking into account domestic dynamics. To bring about a genuine change in North Korea's behaviour, its internal dynamics will have to be considered.

New States: Small may be beautiful, but where will it stop?
Aug 12, 2013

New States: Small may be beautiful, but where will it stop?

Can India, in its present state of economy, afford the colossal amount of expenditure and administrative confusion in creating new States? The answer is firmly in the negative. Therefore, it is advisable for the UPA Government to remain firm and refuse to accede to the demand for a new commission for the reorganisation of States.

New urban governance exemplars: A glance at Delhi's Bhagidari model
Mar 12, 2013

New urban governance exemplars: A glance at Delhi's Bhagidari model

The Delhi Government's Bhagidari programme with all its pitfalls and challenges comes as a refreshing idea in the context of urban governance. Given its potential to transform state-ctizen interface, there is need to give it statutory backing. Also, there is enough space for forther improvement of the programme.

New Year Gifts for Obama
Dec 31, 2010

New Year Gifts for Obama

US President Barack Obama's popularity, as well as that of his party, has gone up after his shrewd handling of the lame-duck Congress session. Commentators are now calling him the 'comeback kid' just as they did Clinton in 1994.

Next Russian nuclear power plant likely to come up in Andhra Pradesh
Jan 03, 2015

Next Russian nuclear power plant likely to come up in Andhra Pradesh

The next Russian nuclear reactor plant is likely to come up in Andhra Pradesh, according to Russian Consul-General at Chennai Sergei Kotov. Initiating a discussion on "President Putin's Visit and India-Russia Relations" at ORF Chennai Chapter on January 3, Kotov confirmed that the next plant will not be constructed in Tamil Nadu.

Next steps in peace process
Feb 15, 2006

Next steps in peace process

The next steps towards peace with Pakistan need to be thought out carefully to prevent the dialogue process from getting derailed or losing steam - two possibilities which seem to be staring in the face of policy makers on either side of the border.

Next steps in the Indo-US deal
Mar 06, 2006

Next steps in the Indo-US deal

The Indo-US nuclear deal has been signed. The next step is to get it passed through the US Congress and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). This also entails amending the laws, so that India can receive the same benefits as those states that are a party to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Nexus with politicians helping the PWG
Oct 13, 2003

Nexus with politicians helping the PWG

THE politician's lust for power is a significant factor that has allowed the People's War Group (PWG) Naxalites to grow and gain in strength. Routinely, several political leaders at various levels have sought the rebels' support to win elections. In April 2003, a local legislator in Warangal district went to pay "homage" to a PWG leader killed in a police encounter, Polam Sudarshan Reddy "Ramakrishna",

NGOs and the games nations play
Jun 26, 2014

NGOs and the games nations play

NGOs that deter economic progress or infrastructure growth have to be actively discouraged. The agenda and priorities have to be Indian and not determined in some remote western city. The government, in turn, has to be transparent and active in providing solutions to environmental and human problems.

NGOs should be brought under RTI
Jun 13, 2015

NGOs should be brought under RTI

While acknowledging the fact that many of the larger NGOs have done phenomenal work in public welfare, a social activist in Chennai has said the motives behind the initiatives of some of them in the country have become questionable.

Nigeria's Taliban
Oct 03, 2011

Nigeria's Taliban

A suicide terrorist attack on 26 August in the capital city of Nigeria turned global attention on a little-known terrorist group which has potential of emerging as a threat to Western interests in Africa.

Nigeria: Of Votes and Violence
May 02, 2011

Nigeria: Of Votes and Violence

Nigeria voted on April 16th, 2011 for a new president. The result: political violence killing over 500 with the number only increasing and thousands of Nigerians injured and internally displaced.

Nine Years After 9/11
Sep 18, 2010

Nine Years After 9/11

The top priority of any nation in the post-9/11 era is to defend its territorial integrity. This goal faces a real threat from terrorists originating or based in foreign countries, said Mr Andrew T. Simkin, the Consul-General of the US in Chennai.

Nipah: A deadly and mysterious disease
Sep 20, 2023

Nipah: A deadly and mysterious disease

While the Nipah virus is less contagious than COVID, it is deadly and thus further studies need to be undertaken

Nitaqat Law: Will it solve Saudi Arabia's unemployment problems?
Jul 08, 2013

Nitaqat Law: Will it solve Saudi Arabia's unemployment problems?

Saudi Arabia's Nitaqat system has achieved some early success. It has been able to generate jobs for the Saudi population. But its long term success is open to question. It remains to be seen whether 'Saudization' will be successfully implemented long term through quotas and threats of punishment.