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International  Jihadi Terrorism: An Indian Perspective
May 21, 2005

International Jihadi Terrorism: An Indian Perspective

No Indian terrorist group is co-operating with the international jihadi terrorist movement headed by Al Qaeda.However, certain Pakistani jihadi terrorist organisations, which are members of bin Laden's International Islamic Front (IIF), are being used by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for organising terrorist attacks in Jammu & Kashmir (J) and other parts of India.

International aid to famine-affected Yemen, African countries misses the point
Jul 20, 2017

International aid to famine-affected Yemen, African countries misses the point

By pledging humanitarian assistance, but ignoring that conflict is the root cause of famines, the US and UK aren’t making a difference.

International Code of Conduct for Outer Space: Major Asian perspectives
Oct 27, 2014

International Code of Conduct for Outer Space: Major Asian perspectives

While the EU has been engaged in bilateral, regional and global efforts to enlist greater support for its Code on ICoC, one cannot say with certainty that the result has been totally satisfactory. There are still many countries that see the EU-proposed measure as problematic owing to a number of issues.

International Conference on Iran: 25 Years After the Revolution
Mar 08, 2004

International Conference on Iran: 25 Years After the Revolution

'New' India-'New' Iran must understand one another India and Iran must understand each other in the full range of their political, economic, social and cultural perspectives and put to use this understanding in the context of the changing contours of the international environment, according to Mr. Brajesh Mishra, National Security Advisor and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.

International cooperation for assistive technology in conflict zones
Jun 18, 2024

International cooperation for assistive technology in conflict zones

International cooperation is critical for developing an overarching policy to ensure equitable access to assistive technology, especially in fragile a

International cooperation for the protection of humanitarian workers
Aug 19, 2023

International cooperation for the protection of humanitarian workers

International cooperation is required to strengthen the protection of all aid workers, given their critical role in ensuring assistance in conflict-ri

International finance can't be divorced from politics: Ex-Economic Advisor to PM
Feb 25, 2015

International finance can't be divorced from politics: Ex-Economic Advisor to PM

International financial institutions are critical in global development and in achieving sustainable developmental goals, says Dr. Paul Cadario, while Mr. Ashok Lahiri says "international finance cannot be divorced from politics"

International implications of hack-for-hire services
Aug 09, 2023

International implications of hack-for-hire services

If not tackled promptly, India’s reputation as a hotspot of the hack-for-hire industry could jeopardise its role as an upcoming leader in global cyb

International Jihadi Terrorism: A US Perspective - Part I
May 02, 2005

International Jihadi Terrorism: A US Perspective - Part I

Under Title 22 of the US Code, Section 2656f, the State Department is required to submit to the Congress when it re-assembles after the Easter recess every year a report on the state of international terrorism during the previous year, with recommendations regarding the role of the State-sponsors of international terrorism.

International Jihadi Terrorism: A US Perspective - Part III
May 03, 2005

International Jihadi Terrorism: A US Perspective - Part III

India has been a major beneficiary of the decision of the Bush Administration to transfer the responsibility for the compilation and analysis of statistical data relating to significant international terrorist attacks from the Counter-Terrorism Division of the State Department to the newly-created National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) presently headed by John Brennan as the acting Director.

International Negotiations on Climate Change: Road to Copenhagen
Jun 25, 2009

International Negotiations on Climate Change: Road to Copenhagen

The 15th Conference of Parties (CoP 15) on Climate Change is scheduled to begin on December 7, 2009 in Copenhagen and continue till December 18, 2009.....more

International Space Code: EU needs to be patient
Jun 07, 2013

International Space Code: EU needs to be patient

The EU, having taken the lead in initiating the international space code, must be patient in taking it to a meaningful conclusion. It must engage in wider consultations at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels as a means to bridge the political divide between states.

International Terrorism: Back to 9"/"10
Jul 27, 2005

International Terrorism: Back to 9"/"10

The world is back to 9/10. The jihadi training centres have started functioning full time once again in different parts of Pakistan. The jihadi terrorist training infrastructure in Afghanistan, which the US had destroyed through its air strikes during the course of its "Operation Enduring Freedom", has been fully restored ----this time in Pakistani territory.

International Women's Day: An exercise in futility?
Jun 26, 2015

International Women's Day: An exercise in futility?

Having grown up in the vicinity of Vrindavan, I've observed that one day to "highlight the cause of widows" is simply inadequate for those who live and breathe stigma, abuse and neglect for the rest of the year.

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress
Mar 12, 2024

International Women’s Day: How India can invest in her women, accelerate everyone’s progress

‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’ is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. This is a clarion call with particular resonance for India given the barriers to women’s economic participation. Imagine the extraordinary economic tailwinds that can be generated for India if these barriers are dismantled and women have access to capital and technology and supportive public policy frameworks

International Workshop on Southern Silk Route
May 17, 2008

International Workshop on Southern Silk Route

An International Workshop on Southern Silk Route: Historical Links and Contemporary Convergences was organized in Kolkata by the Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta from August 2-4, 2008.

Internationalising ‘Kashmir issue’, the UNHRC way
Sep 19, 2016

Internationalising ‘Kashmir issue’, the UNHRC way

How to downplay the internationalisation of the Kashmir issue? Is it possible to contain the present crisis.

Addressing the threat of Hepatitis through international cooperation
Jul 28, 2023

Addressing the threat of Hepatitis through international cooperation

Eliminating hepatitis calls for a comprehensive strategy at the global level, with compound and multisectoral coordination among society, healthcare p

Afghanistan: Insurgency on the rise amidst international troop-drawdown
Oct 31, 2014

Afghanistan: Insurgency on the rise amidst international troop-drawdown

New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fulfilled his promise of signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the U.S. and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the NATO within 24 hours of taking office.

Africa and the International Criminal Court
Dec 05, 2013

Africa and the International Criminal Court

In the context of the African Union-International Criminal Court confrontation, the court is no longer about finding justice for the victims as many wrongly assume and believe; rather the process is now about whether an ICC faced with prosecuting cases that don't belong there,

AI risks for international peace and security
Jan 31, 2024

AI risks for international peace and security

AI already presents major risks for international peace and security. We must address the dangers of misuse.

Between international ambitions and domestic realities — India’s involvement with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda
Feb 11, 2021

Between international ambitions and domestic realities — India’s involvement with the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

India has the potential to emerge as a champion of the WPS agenda — it needs to achieve greater gender equality in domestic security as well.

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security
Mar 11, 2024

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security

Trump’s approach to transatlantic security, the US’s allies in the Indo-Pacific, and security concerns in West Asia will be shaping his vision of

Bridging the gap: Addressing international barriers to climate action projects in the developing world
Dec 12, 2017

Bridging the gap: Addressing international barriers to climate action projects in the developing world

This report is part of the Observer Research Foundation’s “Financing Green Transitions” series which aims to find potential linkages between private capital, in all its forms, and climate action projects. The series will primarily examine domestic and international barriers to private capital entry for mitigation oriented climate projects, while also examining potential avenues for private capital flow entry towards adaptation and resilienc

Charting China’s approach to International Law
May 23, 2018

Charting China’s approach to International Law

With newer and emerging fields of international law, China is eager to participate in its formulation in order to help realise her vision for the glob

China and Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport: Reading between the lines
Dec 09, 2021

China and Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport: Reading between the lines

The alleged seizure of the Ugandan airport by China has set in motion yet another “debt-trap” debate.

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective
May 23, 2023

China’s State Responsibility for the Global Spread of COVID19: An International Law Perspective

Three months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic, the health crisis has wreaked havoc on people’s lives and livelihoods across the globe. Can state responsibility be apportioned for the pandemic, under the current international legal system? What would the elements of such responsibility be? This brief explores the concept of “state responsibility” under public international law and exam

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.

Cordial yet cold: Explaining China's aversion to international sanction regimes
Nov 03, 2014

Cordial yet cold: Explaining China's aversion to international sanction regimes

China has sometimes been cordial to sanction imposers depending on the issue-salience of the sanction, yet its posture towards international sanctions regimes remains cold, especially when they conflict with its national interests.

COVID-19: Export bans, trade rules and international cooperation
May 23, 2020

COVID-19: Export bans, trade rules and international cooperation

World Trade Organisation rules are not pandemic proof, and have fallen short of addressing the ongoing disruption to global trade and commerce.

COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka
May 15, 2020

COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka

With Geopolitical Cold War 2.0 and domestic economic strain, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has the two daunting challenges ahead of him. He would have

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration
Dec 11, 2023

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration

Digital adoption, hastened globally by the COVID-19 epidemic, brought along with it both benefits and threats, including concerns of safety and security of the cyberspace. Current geopolitical dynamics, ongoing strategic and economic disputes, as well as attempts by authoritarian regimes to preserve power have allowed companies with malicious intent—known as ‘cyber mercenaries’—to develop and deploy offensive cyber capabilities. The tools