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Media's role as foreign affairs impinge on national politics
Mar 22, 2013

Media's role as foreign affairs impinge on national politics

If proof were required, the DMK-Congress spat on the Sri Lanka related vote at the UN Human Rights Council has once again provided it. Foreign Affairs will increasingly impinge on national politics.

Burmese Ethnic Nationalities Council
Nov 26, 2007

Burmese Ethnic Nationalities Council

A four-member Chiang Mai-based delegation from the Burmese Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC) visited ORF on 26 November, 2007. The delegation consisted of Dr. Lian H. Sakhong (General Secretary); Harn Yawnghwe (Director - National Reconciliation Programme); Saw David Taw (Joint General-Secretary); and Dr. Sui-Khar (Team Leader - Foreign Affairs Committee).

China and the UN: Investigating multilateral bureaucracy
May 04, 2024

China and the UN: Investigating multilateral bureaucracy

A focus on UN 2.0 and bureaucratic cushioning from state influence need to be high on the agenda of the Summit of the Future as allegations of countri

Cultivating the Bipartisan Consensus on India in the 116th US Congress
Nov 29, 2019

Cultivating the Bipartisan Consensus on India in the 116th US Congress

Amidst the current climate of intense polarisation in the US, the bipartisan consensus on India has largely remained as a rare point of convergence between Republicans and Democrats. This paper discusses the seminal role of the US Congress in the cultivation of US–India ties, and how crucial legislations—led by the India caucuses in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate—have paved the way for greater strategic cooperation betwee

G-20 a premier forum to discuss world economic issues: Korea
Jun 27, 2012

G-20 a premier forum to discuss world economic issues: Korea

G-20 is an important forum to ensure world economic stability in a world of changing power dynamics and it is imperative that member states use it so, says First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea Ahn Ho-Young.

Gaiko Forum report on ORF symposium on Japan-India cooperation
Mar 17, 2008

Gaiko Forum report on ORF symposium on Japan-India cooperation

Gaiko Forum, Japan's prominent think tank sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, has published a detailed report on the symposium on "Security and Strategic Challenges in Asia: Prospects of Japan-India Cooperation" organised by Observer Research Foundation in association with the Gaiko Forum and the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, on March 18, 2008.

India has a problem on Capitol Hill
Oct 24, 2019

India has a problem on Capitol Hill

The much-anticipated Congressional hearing on “Human Rights in South Asia” turned into an attack by Democratic lawmakers on India’s Kashmir poli

Is China's dealings with the world set to change?
Dec 02, 2014

Is China's dealings with the world set to change?

At a major conference on foreign affairs in Beijing recently, President Xi Jinping called on his colleagues to create a "more enabling environment" for China's development, seeking to distance China from its brash and assertive posture.

Maritime security issues in the region cannot be separated: Japan's Vice Minister
Sep 06, 2015

Maritime security issues in the region cannot be separated: Japan's Vice Minister

During a lecture on 'Japan's foreign policy: Strategy and practice', Japan's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Akitaka Saiki reiterated the Japanese position that the security issues in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and East China Sea cannot be treated separately.

Nehru's realism
Nov 14, 2014

Nehru's realism

As India's most influential voice on foreign affairs in the run-up to Independence and its chief diplomat for the first 17 years of the republic, Nehru said and did things that can't be stuffed into one box labelled "Nehruvian".

South Asia Weekly | Volume IX; Issue 47 | Parliament impeaches 7 cabinet ministers
Nov 21, 2016

South Asia Weekly | Volume IX; Issue 47 | Parliament impeaches 7 cabinet ministers

Afghan parliament impeached seven cabinet ministers in four days, including foreign affairs minister Salahuddin Rabbani & other round ups from South Asia

Tough India more likely under Modi
Apr 05, 2014

Tough India more likely under Modi

Narendra Modi's view of foreign affairs is likely to be shaped by the outlook of his contacts in the world of commerce. This is not a bad thing, because, the key to any "tough" or decisive policy rests on the state of the Indian economy. But toughness as policy is fraught with all manner of danger, like Nehru's "tough" policy with China in 1962.