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Change is critical for Pakistan's survival
Feb 11, 2008

Change is critical for Pakistan's survival

In an email interview with ORF Pakistan Studies Programme, well-known expert Hassan Abbas discussed a variety of issues about Pakistan. Dr Abbas, a fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government,

Change Management in Societal Transformation: The Case of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’
Jul 25, 2022

Change Management in Societal Transformation: The Case of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’

A transformation is sweeping Saudi Arabia, and certain elements of it can be attributed to ‘Vision 2030’, a strategic plan launched in 2016. The vision—framed by a paradigm shift in the country’s economic, social, and cultural landscape—will have implications beyond Saudi Arabia itself, given the country’s position as leader of the Arab and Islamic world. The biggest challenge to such a metamorphosis is adoption among citizens, who wi

Change of regime in Pakistan: Revival of India–Pakistan relations?
Apr 21, 2022

Change of regime in Pakistan: Revival of India–Pakistan relations?

Would India–Pakistan relations witness an upswing under the newly formed government of Shehbaz Sharif?

Change text books to charm Dalit vote bank
May 19, 2012

Change text books to charm Dalit vote bank

The emancipation of the Dalit is an even more recent phenomenon in North India. Hence the inability to stomach any comical casting of the solitary Dalit icon, B.R. Ambedkar.

Change the electoral system: Salman Khurshid
Jan 24, 2005

Change the electoral system: Salman Khurshid

The electoral system of India has flaws and there is an 'anti-democratic conspiracy of silence' to hide it, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Mr. Salman Khurshid said during a talk on 'Has the Indian Electoral System Failed?' organized by the ORF Mumbai chapter of Observer Research Foundation on January 24,

Change-of-guard in Maldives: Implications for India
Feb 07, 2012

Change-of-guard in Maldives: Implications for India

Under the 2008 Constitution, President Nasheed is to be succeeded by Vice-President Mohammed Waheed Hassan, who would complete the remaining two-and-half years of the presidency, until elections in October 2013.

Changed Pakistan policy a challenge to Modi Govt
Oct 06, 2016

Changed Pakistan policy a challenge to Modi Govt

The September 29 strike was different in a significant way that not only did the Narendra Modi government own it, but also publicised it.

Changes required in CSR clauses in Companies Act
Jul 24, 2014

Changes required in CSR clauses in Companies Act

While mandating CSR operations for large companies was a more justifiable social policy programme by the UPA-II than others, some of its provisions and recommendations reflect a lack of understanding of the Indian social and economic environment and of the real needs on the ground.

2024: The year that changed democracy?
Dec 16, 2023

2024: The year that changed democracy?

The Indian general election will go beyond reaffirming the power of democracy; it could make 2024 the year that took democracy home to the people of t

377: Need a real change in state, society norms
Sep 10, 2018

377: Need a real change in state, society norms

Events have been moving in this direction for nearly a decade.

58 million vaccine doses exported and 23 million for domestic use: This week may see drastic changes for India
Mar 10, 2021

58 million vaccine doses exported and 23 million for domestic use: This week may see drastic changes for India

After the initial lukewarm response, India’s daily inoculations observed a much-needed boost.

70 Policies — Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973
Aug 07, 2018

70 Policies — Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973

The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act extended controls to “the use or disposal of — or dealings in — coin, bullion, securities or foreign exchang

A balance of forces: The very meaning of ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’ in a war has changed. Ask the Americans
Feb 01, 2020

A balance of forces: The very meaning of ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’ in a war has changed. Ask the Americans

Even short of nuclear war, it is open to debate if India, the preponderant South Asian military power, has the capacity to beat Pakistan at this juncture.

A change in the Maldives
Sep 26, 2018

A change in the Maldives

India must seize the moment and rebuild the bilateral relationship

A first for the IPCC: The social aspects of mitigation of climate change
Apr 11, 2022

A first for the IPCC: The social aspects of mitigation of climate change

This year’s IPCC covers the demand-side mitigation and states that it can help reduce emission by 40-70 percent by 2050

A Refresh of the United Kingdom’s Integrated Review: What’s changed?
Mar 21, 2023

A Refresh of the United Kingdom’s Integrated Review: What’s changed?

Though IR2023 doesn’t bring any fundamental changes, it provides an important touch-up to its original and clearly reflects Britain’s refreshed th

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict
Mar 21, 2024

Africa: Climate change, water stress, droughts, and conflict

Unless adequate measures are taken in Africa, the continent will remain caught in the deadly web of water stress, hunger, and poverty

AICTE LITE NEP 2020 EdTech classrooms: Early outcomes highlight the need for mindset change
May 31, 2023

AICTE LITE NEP 2020 EdTech classrooms: Early outcomes highlight the need for mindset change

Nationwide implementation of LITE in NEP’s letter and spirit cannot be completed without proper and fool-proof preparation

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management
Oct 15, 2018

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management

Making the NSA the chairman of the Strategic Policy Group of the National Security Council could be part of an effort to paper over the real problems relating to the dysfunctional defence system.

An ‘India Exception’ and India-US Partnership on Climate Change
Sep 13, 2023

An ‘India Exception’ and India-US Partnership on Climate Change

The authors propose an 'India exception' in global climate talks as the only realistic pathway to a global climate deal, which could also be a key tool in cementing stronger ties between India and the US, two critical actors in the evolving international order.

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change
Nov 16, 2023

Another looming crisis in the Middle East: Climate change

The climate crisis has become a leading concern in the Middle East and the upcoming COP28 climate conference in the UAE serves as a pivotal platform t

Army doctrine undergoes change in nuclear era
Jun 29, 2006

Army doctrine undergoes change in nuclear era

Exercise Sanghe Shakti, held over one week in Punjab in May 2006, was designed to test the Indian Army¿s new concept for offensive operations in the plains. This was the most recent in a series of annual exercises that have included Poorna Vijay (2001), Vijay Chakra, Divya Astra, Vajra Shakti (May 2005) and Desert Strike (November 2005), all of which were all aimed at concentrating and coordinating firepower and fine-tuning

As crude drones change the nature of terror, India needs to prepare better
Jul 02, 2021

As crude drones change the nature of terror, India needs to prepare better

The fact that drones made from scrap and duct-tape carrying improvised explosive devices are able to damage conventional aircraft on ground, worth millions of dollars, brought forward a new set of challenges for defence policymakers

ASICS report and the 10 instruments of urban change: An analysis
Dec 05, 2023

ASICS report and the 10 instruments of urban change: An analysis

India’s urban challenges are too deep and systemic to be fixed through a few tactical stabs. A long-term strategic view of urban transformation is n

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security
Mar 22, 2024

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security

Climate change poses a significant risk to global food security. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns impact food production, disrupting food supply chains, increasing food prices, and diminishing food safety. These effects are particularly apparent in developing countries, where vulnerable populations struggle to access nutritious foods and small farmers face financial challenges. Tackling the impacts

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change
May 12, 2023

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Missing a focus on air pollution and climate change

Will the government’s ambitious mission, ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)’ eventually prove to be a missed opportunity? Earmarking funds worth 10 percent of India’s GDP, the mission not only aims to respond to the devastating blow caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to serve as a long-term roadmap to growth. It is largely hinged on business-as-usual practices, including providing a push to the coal sector, which may be under

Australia’s Defence Strategic Review signals radical changes in Australia’s defence posture
May 01, 2023

Australia’s Defence Strategic Review signals radical changes in Australia’s defence posture

The review of Australia’s DSR calls for fundamental changes, not only for itself but also for its partners throughout the Indo-Pacific

Belarus presidential elections: A change in the offing?
Aug 03, 2020

Belarus presidential elections: A change in the offing?

Lukashenko’s social contract with the people — offering loyalty in exchange for economic prosperity, is in tatters.

Big Tech and climate change: There’s more to it than meets the eye
Jan 12, 2022

Big Tech and climate change: There’s more to it than meets the eye

Is Big Tech using financial metrics and emission-based metrics to evade accountability?

BIMSTEC and climate change: Setting a common agenda
Oct 18, 2017

BIMSTEC and climate change: Setting a common agenda

The BIMSTEC region is among the most vulnerable in the world from increased threat due to climate change. In the foreseeable future, climate change is projected to affect each BIMSTEC member country with greater severity and frequency, thereby impeding their response capacity significantly. This brief explores the vulnerability of the region from climate change and the BIMSTEC-level initiatives that have taken place to address the issue. Although

Borders, enclaves and progressive exchanges
Jun 10, 2015

Borders, enclaves and progressive exchanges

The unanimous passage of the LBA bill through both houses of Parliament underlines the growing maturity of the political discourse on foreign policy in India. In particular, the larger political parties have shown that building consensus on India's foreign policy can increasingly be a bipartisan affair.

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads
Apr 05, 2024

Breaking barriers: Gender, health rights and climate change at crossroads

Adopting holistic approaches to address the interlinkages between health and other gender-sensitive SDG targets is key to achieving equitable and sust

By striking terrorists in Pakistan, India has changed the ground rules in South Asia
Mar 06, 2019

By striking terrorists in Pakistan, India has changed the ground rules in South Asia

India’s February 26 attack can be seen as more of a signalling of intent than a counter-terror operation

Calibrating India's climate-change response
Jul 28, 2014

Calibrating India's climate-change response

The most critical area for India's response to climate change must be adaptation. It needs to invest in actions against the imminent threats posed by climate change irrespective of how the global discourse progresses. Investments must be made through innovative channels, using a mixture of capacity-building programmes, awareness campaigns, traditional solutions, and new technologies.

Can the COVID vaccine “change” a person’s DNA?
Apr 21, 2023

Can the COVID vaccine “change” a person’s DNA?

Multiple molecular checks ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine does not affect human DNA, thus, the chances of this occurring are highly improbable

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?
Mar 11, 2019

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?

The Western Indian Ocean region’s geographical proximity and its rich natural resources, provides India with a great opportunity to increase its mar