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Scoring own goals
Oct 16, 2015

Scoring own goals

Normal relations and peace with Pakistan are not possible unless Pakistan stops supporting terrorism and there is verifiable evidence. Even then, what the Shiv Sena goons did to Sudheendra Kulkarni preceding Kasuri's book launch was a national shame. This action does no credit to any Indian.

Scoring self-goals with Pakistan
Feb 18, 2011

Scoring self-goals with Pakistan

We have decided to resume the so-called composite dialogue with Pakistan, without admitting as much. Why not be frank about the change in our position? Why resort to word play to obfuscate?

SDG- 4: गुणवत्तापूर्ण शिक्षा और विकसित होती दुनिया में इसका महत्व!
Sep 15, 2022

SDG- 4: गुणवत्तापूर्ण शिक्षा और विकसित होती दुनिया में इसका महत्व!

महामारी ने शिक्षा व्यवस्थाओं में मौजूद संरचनात्मक दोषो�

SDGs and Structural Vulnerabilities: The Case of BIMSTEC Countries
Feb 21, 2022

SDGs and Structural Vulnerabilities: The Case of BIMSTEC Countries

This paper studies the case of the countries of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) to investigate if progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plays an instrumental role in addressing structural vulnerabilities. It finds that it does. Despite improvements in certain SDGs such as increasing per-capita income levels, improving healthcare, and providing universal

SDGs लागू करून तरुणांच्या कल्याणाचा विचार आवश्यक
Aug 22, 2023

SDGs लागू करून तरुणांच्या कल्याणाचा विचार आवश्यक

पुराव्यावर आधारित युवा धोरणांना प्रोत्साहन देऊन, समाज सर्व स्तरांवर एसडीजी लागू करण्याच्या दिशेने काम करू शकतात, ज्यामुळे तरुणांना फायदा होतो आणि एकूणच सामाजिक कल्याण �

SDGs, Indian Cities and Seismic Sustainability
May 24, 2023

SDGs, Indian Cities and Seismic Sustainability

Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals aims to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Its targets include the promotion of resilience to disasters such as earthquakes. Many of India’s cities that lie in high-intensity zones—determined by ‘seismic microzonation’—are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes. Such cities, therefore, must move towards developing and adopting policies that pro

Sea change of China power
Feb 11, 2014

Sea change of China power

While Australia-Indonesia ties are in limbo, it would make sense to deepen the Australia-India side of the triangle. Here the potential areas for action are maritime domain awareness, naval intelligence sharing, providing access to each other's naval facilities, and working together to improve the capacity of smaller states in the Indian Ocean.

Seabed critical minerals: An emerging frontier for India-Australia collaboration
Dec 07, 2023

Seabed critical minerals: An emerging frontier for India-Australia collaboration

Close collaboration between India and Australia can pave the way to extract critical minerals by undertaking seabed mining in a responsible and sustai

Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security
Jun 05, 2024

Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security

Shoba Suri and Subhasree Ray, Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security, June 2024, Observer Research Foundation.

SEBI-FMC merger will help financial markets sustainability
Mar 24, 2015

SEBI-FMC merger will help financial markets sustainability

The SEBI-FMC merger might create the opportunity for many derivative products based on "global commons" (like CO2 emission) to succeed, which otherwise failed in India due to lack of foreign participation. And, the new face of regulatory architecture will indeed usher in an age of innovation.

Second Asian Forum on Global Governance in October
Oct 14, 2012

Second Asian Forum on Global Governance in October

After its successful maiden meeting last year, the Asian Forum on Global Governance will be organised again in New Delhi from October 14 - 24 this year. The nomination and application process is going on since March 15. The last date for submission of applications is June 1.

Second Thomas Shoal: The new battleground
May 05, 2014

Second Thomas Shoal: The new battleground

The Second Thomas Shoal is the new flashpoint in the South China Sea. Solving it is vital for the region. The ASEAN definitely has the potential to facilitate dialogue with China. It must seize this opportunity or risk living with the consequences of failing to do so.

Secrecy law and Japan politics
Jan 22, 2014

Secrecy law and Japan politics

Japan has enacted a controversial secrecy law, despite increasing opposition from the public. Under the new law, there are harsher sentences, including prison term of up to 10 years for public servants and others who have access to sensitive information.

Section 66A: The challenge of giving up some freedoms to preserve others remains
Mar 30, 2015

Section 66A: The challenge of giving up some freedoms to preserve others remains

For whatever reason, it seems that Parliament never seriously debated the IT Act and Section 66A now struck down by the Supreme Court. Perhaps all parties wanted the restrictions of Section 66A to be around. It is believed that only three Lok Sabha MPs opposed 66A, the remaining 540 did not.

Secularism in Bangladesh: An Assessment
Oct 22, 2010

Secularism in Bangladesh: An Assessment

Recently, the Dhaka High Court declared Bangladesh as a secular nation. The verdict brought respite to the feeling of guilt among the people for denouncing secularism from the Constitution, one of the core values for which they had fought for during the liberation struggle of 1971.

Securing Afghanistan: India needs to go beyond symbolism
Jan 27, 2014

Securing Afghanistan: India needs to go beyond symbolism

India cannot afford to be a mere bystander to developments in its immediate Neighbourhood. A failure to assist Afghanistan at this crucial juncture would not only undermine India's long term security interests but would reflect poorly on New Delhi's reliance as a friendly partner in troubled times.

Securing digital terrain
Mar 17, 2015

Securing digital terrain

The Sony hack is a textbook example of the fog of cyberwar. The whole incident is a telling manifestation of the many aspects of cybersecurity: the question of state behavior in cyberspace; the threat to business advancing public-private cooperation in combating such attacks; and the question of motive

Securing food delivery
Jan 02, 2012

Securing food delivery

The national food security legislation may be well-intentioned but it can turn out to be a logistical nightmare if its delivery system is not designed optimally. Optimal delivery mechanism is the core element which will make or break this ambitious programme with serious fiscal implications over the longer term.

Securing our future through NourishNet
Jun 07, 2024

Securing our future through NourishNet

By incorporating prevention, protection, participation, and policy, NourishNet tackles the interconnected challenges of food safety, security, and sus

Securitising climate change will defeat democracy in developing world
Feb 15, 2012

Securitising climate change will defeat democracy in developing world

Experts feel that securitising climate change would defeat democracy in developing parts of the world which already have an overwhelming presence of military. Therefore, a counter narrative for securitising climate change is imperative.

Security challenges remain
Jan 02, 2015

Security challenges remain

With NATO's combat mission in Afghanistan finally coming to an end this past week, the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will now be responsible for security throughout the country.

Security in India's Neighborhood: The View from Washington
Mar 14, 2005

Security in India's Neighborhood: The View from Washington

In a talk jointly organized by ORF ORF Chennai and Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Madras on March 14, 2005, at the University of Madras, ORF Chennai,

Seeking nuclear legitimacy
Jul 11, 2014

Seeking nuclear legitimacy

The sanctity of "NPT-signatory" is laughable because that is a crude way of assessing a country's nuclear non-proliferation record. China has signed the NPT but has flouted every single idea behind the treaty. On the other hand, while India is not a signatory, it has upheld all the principles.

Selling Arms for buying Peace
Sep 27, 2004

Selling Arms for buying Peace

Pakistan¿s port city of Karachi has been buzzing with military activity beginning September 2004. There have been two important events: first the inauguration by President Musharraf of the third IDEAS-2004 defence exhibition at the Expo Centre, Karachi.

Selling Arms for buying Peace
Sep 27, 2004

Selling Arms for buying Peace

Pakistan¿s port city of Karachi has been buzzing with military activity beginning September 2004. There have been two important events: first the inauguration by President Musharraf of the third IDEAS-2004 defence exhibition at the Expo Centre, Karachi.

Seminar on Employment and Growth
Aug 17, 2004

Seminar on Employment and Growth

Appropriately designed strategies could promote growth with employment, Mr AB Bardhan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, said, while speaking at a seminar on "Employment and Growth",

Separate ministries inhibit a coherent energy policy
Feb 11, 2014

Separate ministries inhibit a coherent energy policy

India having separate ministries for each segment of the energy is inhibiting development of a coherent energy policy, according to experts.

Servicing India-ASEAN trade
Nov 05, 2014

Servicing India-ASEAN trade

Against the backdrop of near failure of the World Trade Organisation's Doha Round, the FTAs with Asean in goods as well as in services and investment is expected to further help the integration of the Indian economy into the global economy. The pact with Asean also presents India with an opportunity to revive its own GDP growth.

Sex Appeal Declines in Indo-Pak Talks
Jul 17, 2010

Sex Appeal Declines in Indo-Pak Talks

The day after External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna left for Islamabad, front-page headlines in mainstream English language dailies had set their preferred theme: "Krishna to nail Pak using Headley: In Islamabad Foreign Minister says he will harp on Headley revelation of ISI links to 26/11".

SEZs will create 4 million jobs
Jul 23, 2007

SEZs will create 4 million jobs

Observer Research Foundation and ORF Chennai-based business magazine Industrial Economist organised a one-day seminar on 23 July 2007 titled SEZs - Prospects & Challenges.

Shadows in Khan's network
Mar 30, 2005

Shadows in Khan's network

It is amazing how the US investigating agencies have taken more than a year to figure out that Dr AQ Khan could not have set up his network of nuclear smugglers without the help of a whole lot of people than thought earlier. According to recent news leaks appearing in some major US newspapers, the investigating agencies are reportedly discovering missing links in Khan's network.

Shahbagh protests: Will Bangladesh set an example for the region?
Mar 04, 2013

Shahbagh protests: Will Bangladesh set an example for the region?

The Shahbagh protests could become a defining moment in Bangladesh's history, bringing back secularism in to the midst of political debate in the country.

Shake-up time for Sri Lanka
Mar 26, 2012

Shake-up time for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka should understand the nuances of diplomatic existence, survival and self-assertion, appreciate them where possible, accept them where needed. India and others may be blamed for Sri Lanka losing the vote but it should rather shake up Colombo to look into what had gone wrong with its foreign policy strategy, instead.

Shaky Hand at Home Mars External Drive
Dec 29, 2010

Shaky Hand at Home Mars External Drive

India enter the New Year with a somewhat strengthened diplomatic hand with more international responsiveness to our concerns. However, 2011 will not produce any major breakthroughs in resolving our outstanding problems.

Shaping The Mind of The Oslo Killer
Jul 29, 2011

Shaping The Mind of The Oslo Killer

Oslo killer Anders Breivik is the creature of the Murdoch press which has throttled the Murrows of this world. His mind set would synchronize perfectly with Bill O'Reilly's the famous anchor of Fox News. The coverage of American military action in Afghanistan in November 2001 would have been orgasmic for Breivik.

Sharad Pawar's Move:  NCP's Growth or Decline?
Jul 17, 2010

Sharad Pawar's Move: NCP's Growth or Decline?

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar made two intelligent moves this month. The timing is perfect, but the move can go in any direction. It may either mark the decline of the NCP or contribute to spreading of his party beyond Maharashtra.

Shared Cultures and Heritage for Conflict Resolution A South Asian Perspective
Jul 11, 2012

Shared Cultures and Heritage for Conflict Resolution A South Asian Perspective

This is an edited version of the talk given by Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, a well known historian and archaeologist from Sri Lanka, at ORF on April 9, 2012. Prof Seneviratne, currently Professor of Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya, Colombo, has carried out pioneering research in the field of archaeology and is a widely respected speaker on the subject.

Shared values of US, India face profound global challenges, say US Ambassador
Aug 14, 2015

Shared values of US, India face profound global challenges, say US Ambassador

The shared values that the United States and India hold dear face profound challenges in a number of areas that threaten global security and the international order, according to the US Ambassador to India, Mr. Richard Verma.

Shared values of US, India face profound global challenges, say US Ambassador
Aug 14, 2015

Shared values of US, India face profound global challenges, say US Ambassador

The shared values that the United States and India hold dear face profound challenges in a number of areas that threaten global security and the international order, according to the US Ambassador to India, Mr. Richard Verma.