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Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China
Apr 28, 2021

Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China

Human rights issues have been a cornerstone of US foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This paper examines Washington’s human rights focus on India and China under former President Donald Trump, and identifies trends under the current Joe Biden administration. The paper notes an emergent US bipartisan approach to refocus on Beijing’s human rights record following a period of policy dissonance owing to concerns to protect its economic

India's global strategic outlook and US foreign policy
Aug 01, 2011

India's global strategic outlook and US foreign policy

An increasingly global strategic outlook from India will impact U.S. foreign policy in significant ways. A conference co-hosted by ORF and the Heritage Foundation examined the issues involved and the interplay between India's economic path and its global strategic outlook.

Trump's call to Sharif doesn't indicate any real change to US foreign policy with India
Dec 05, 2016

Trump's call to Sharif doesn't indicate any real change to US foreign policy with India

Phone calls are making waves with Nawaz Sharif and Tsai Ingwen - showing there is no indicator on which way US will go under new presidency

Trump’s exemptionalist US foreign policy
Jul 17, 2018

Trump’s exemptionalist US foreign policy

Under President Trump, the United States seems to adopting an unprecedented antagonistic stance against the institutions, commitments, and unpronounced precedents alike, of the liberal world order that the US itself put in place in the aftermath of the Second World War.

#हिंद_प्रशांत: आख़िर कैसी है बाइडेन प्रशासन की इंडो-पैसिफिक रणनीति?
Jul 30, 2023

#हिंद_प्रशांत: आख़िर कैसी है बाइडेन प्रशासन की इंडो-पैसिफिक रणनीति?

बाइडेन प्रशासन ने एक विशेष इंडो-पैसिफिक रणनीति को जारी क�

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world
Dec 12, 2023

A new Trump presidency could overturn the already roiled world

A second Trump presidency could mean many things for the world, but it would most certainly be worse for the US and the world than his first term.

A new twist in global politics
Sep 28, 2018

A new twist in global politics

US foreign policy is steadily renouncing multilateralism while China is stepping into its shoes

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370
Oct 16, 2020

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370

This paper outlines the responses of the US Congress and European Union (EU) parliament to the Indian government’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and the surrounding events, including the communications lockdown in Kashmir. It notes contrasting responses: the US Congress showed a binary reaction of moderate and extreme calls to action, and the EU parliament honed a more expansive approach to address India’s apparent “democrat

American 'Pivot to Asia': Great strategy, but badly implemented
Feb 05, 2013

American 'Pivot to Asia': Great strategy, but badly implemented

Describing the US's 'Pivot to Asia' as "rhetoric without reassurance", Chatham House scholar on US foreign policy says it is a great strategy, but it has been badly implemented.

China's opportunities and challenges in a crisis-ridden West Asia
Oct 22, 2023

China's opportunities and challenges in a crisis-ridden West Asia

While China may aid West Asian countries to hedge their interests against the US, the lack of Chinese diplomacy on ground shows that there is still a

Dynamics of US Force Transformation
Dec 25, 2006

Dynamics of US Force Transformation

In September 2002, the Bush administration officially introduced its national security strategy report. In response to the devastating attacks on the epicentre of America's financial and defence establishment, President Bush outlined the fundamental tenets of a strategy that was authored to contend with changes caused due to the "profound transformation" in the current security environment. President Bush proclaimed that, in order to protect Amer

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India
Mar 02, 2021

Emotions and Vote Choice: Perspectives from the US and India

While the idea that emotional appeal is central to political persuasion may serve common intuition, the dynamics underscoring how and why this is so, remain underexplored. This primer collates insights from neuroscience and political psychology to show why emotions are essential to vote choice. It explores the effects of emotional appeals on voter perceptions using examples from campaign advertisements in US elections. The analysis finds that pol

From ‘Pivot to Asia’ to Trump’s ARIA: What drives the US’ Current Asia policy?
Feb 19, 2020

From ‘Pivot to Asia’ to Trump’s ARIA: What drives the US’ Current Asia policy?

After President Donald Trump’s 2017 visit to Asia, the Indo-Pacific region assumed greater significance in the United States’ foreign policy calculus, as articulated in the ‘Indo-Pacific Strategy Report’ released by the US Department of Defence. On 31 December 2018, Trump passed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA), which authorises US$1.5 billion in spending for a range of US programmes in East Asia and Southeast Asia to “develop

India has a role in UN Security Council
Apr 22, 2005

India has a role in UN Security Council

Professor Joseph Nye,Dean, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, who visited ORF recently, gave an e-mail Interview to Dr. Harinder Sekhon, Senior Fellow, on US foreign policy trends, especially in West Asia and the future of Indo-US relations.

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy
Oct 03, 2019

India-US relationship is built on the compact that alignment doesn’t require loss of strategic autonomy

The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, its imposition of Iran oil sanctions, its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

Iraq Policy of the United States: Dimensions of Failure
Jan 25, 2007

Iraq Policy of the United States: Dimensions of Failure

The invasion and occupation of Iraq in March-April 2003 by a 'Coalition of the Willing' led by the United States was the second part of the response to the outrage conducted by a non-state actor on September 11, 2001. This was perceived in Washington as a gift from history, an opportunity to reshape a region of crucial relevance to the politics and economics of the western world. The impulse for drastic action was greater because notwithstanding

Jaishankar’s Moscow visit: जयशंकर की रूस यात्रा पर क्‍यों है US की नज़र, क्‍या जंग रोकने की होगी पहल!
Jul 19, 2023

Jaishankar’s Moscow visit: जयशंकर की रूस यात्रा पर क्‍यों है US की नज़र, क्‍या जंग रोकने की होगी पहल!

S Jaishankar visit to Moscow ऐसे में सवाल उठता है कि क्‍या वाकई भारतीय विदेश मंत्री की इस यात्रा में जंग खत्‍म करने की पहल हो सकती है. अमेरिका व पश्चिमी देश भारत से इस तरह की उम्‍मीद क्‍यों कर �

Multilateralism: Ground zero of American retreat  
Nov 02, 2020

Multilateralism: Ground zero of American retreat  

Trump paved the way for a bold, unapologetic approach to US foreign policy and trade—termed as ‘America First’. This launched a US retreat from

Nuclear deal will sail through: Talbott
Sep 18, 2006

Nuclear deal will sail through: Talbott

Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, hosted a talk on Monday, September 18, 2006, by Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott on "US Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election Season".

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View
Apr 21, 2015

Nuclear Developments in Iran: Comprehending the Indian View

This paper examines Indian policies and decisions on Iran's nuclear programme and reveals a number of critical factors which have influenced New Delhi on this matter in varying degrees.

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability
Jan 12, 2015

The Changing Global Trade Regime and Emergence of Mega FTAs: Strategy for India’s External Sector Sustainability

This study discusses three major mega free trade agreements (the TPP, TTIP and the RCEP) and attempts to develop a strategy for India to navigate the repercussions engendered by these groupings and thereby safeguard India?s trade and sustain its economic growth.

The foreign policy dimension of the US presidential election
Sep 29, 2020

The foreign policy dimension of the US presidential election

Whoever wins the November election, the structural constraints that affect US foreign policy behaviour will remain. China will remain a key rival, rel

The Obama Visit: Issues and Challenges
Jul 31, 2023

The Obama Visit: Issues and Challenges

Indo-US relations that have witnessed a remarkable transformation in recent years, both in tenor and substance, are under intense scrutiny on the eve of US President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India. While relations between the two democracies have moved from one of 'estrangement' to a relationship of 'engagement' at many levels, there are outstanding issues that need to be addressed. This Issue Brief explores the prospects for cooperati

Towards an India–US consensus on counterterrorism cooperation
Apr 08, 2020

Towards an India–US consensus on counterterrorism cooperation

This paper examines the environmental and policy-level challenges to the actualisation of US-India counterterrorism cooperation. Indeed, despite their seeming convergence on the imperative of effective counterterrorism, there has been limited cooperation between the two countries. While the US’ sense of “American exceptionalism” and its hegemon status purports a utilitarian notion of the adversary, India’s regional power status makes its

Understanding the resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress
Dec 18, 2019

Understanding the resolutions on Kashmir in the US Congress

The two House Resolutions on Kashmir reflect moderate to extreme conceptions on the role of values in US foreign policy, but both emphasise the centra

US and China: Decoupling in the era of COVID19
Jun 09, 2020

US and China: Decoupling in the era of COVID19

Questions about the utility of globalisation are not new. Could the COVID-19 outbreak be the final nail on the coffin for an idea that drove the world economy in the past three decades?  In theory, countries would produce what they specialised in, leaving it to the market to ensure everyone got a better price for it. As 2020 began, the pandemic spread from one province of China and soon disrupted production across the world. Countries banned the

US Congress hearing on Kashmir: India falls prey to American political polarisation
Oct 25, 2019

US Congress hearing on Kashmir: India falls prey to American political polarisation

As bipartisanship on US foreign policy fractures, New Delhi risks becoming a partisan sticking point.

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era
Oct 28, 2020

US Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: An Assessment of the Trump Era

There is no dearth in analyses that sound the alarm on the current United States (US) administration’s policy in the Indo-Pacific. This paper conducts an evaluation of the US’ engagement in the region, and finds it to be contrary to alarmist predictions. President Donald Trump’s administration has reaffirmed commitments towards traditional allies, built on the predecessor president’s courtship of nascent partners, and encouraged partners

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan
Dec 24, 2017

US–Pakistan relations in the Trump era: Resetting the terms of engagement in Afghanistan

In a groundbreaking speech in August this year, US President Donald Trump laid out his government’s policy for South Asia, authorising more American troops to Afghanistan and insisting that Pakistan must either “do more” to restrain Islamist militants, or face consequences. Indian and Afghan governments have welcomed the new US policy approach. The major components of Trump’s Afghanistan strategy — recognising Pakistan’s role in provi

What does the United States want?
Nov 21, 2018

What does the United States want?

To punish China, isolate Iran and forgive Russia. This is the new US foreign policy doctrine.

अमेरिकेची ‘पुलवामा’बद्दलची प्रतिक्रिया तोंडदेखलीच!
Feb 27, 2019

अमेरिकेची ‘पुलवामा’बद्दलची प्रतिक्रिया तोंडदेखलीच!

अफगाणिस्तान मुद्दा, भारत-अमेरिका व्यापार आणि ट्रम्प सरकारची देशांतर्गत कोंडी या पार्श्वभूमीवर अमेरिकेची पुलवामाबद्दलची प्रतिक्रिया तोंडदेखली वाटते.

क्या बिडेन और हैरिस अमेरिकी राजनीति को एक नई दिशा दे सकते हैं?
Aug 25, 2020

क्या बिडेन और हैरिस अमेरिकी राजनीति को एक नई दिशा दे सकते हैं?

विदेश नीति को लेकर कमला हैरिस के विचार बिडेन के सबसे क़री�

ट्रम्प यांचे तर्कशून्य परराष्ट्र धोरण
Oct 05, 2020

ट्रम्प यांचे तर्कशून्य परराष्ट्र धोरण

ट्रम्प यांच्या परराष्ट्र धोरणाची संगती तर्काच्या आधारे लागत नाही. जे आधी होते ते उध्वस्थ करायचे, हे एकच सूत्र दिसते. यात अमेरिकेचे आणि जगाचेही नुकसान आहे.

बायडन आणि इंडो-पॅसिफिक संबंध
Jan 19, 2021

बायडन आणि इंडो-पॅसिफिक संबंध

इंडो-पॅसिफिकमध्ये एकीकडे बायडन यांच्याबद्दल आशेचे चित्र आहे, तर दुसरीकडे ते चीनबाबत सौम्य दृष्टिकोन स्वीकारतील अशी धास्तीही आहे.

बायडन यांची अमेरिका आणि जग
Mar 15, 2021

बायडन यांची अमेरिका आणि जग

चीनने त्यांचे आर्थिक, राजनैतिक, लष्करी आणि तांत्रिक सामर्थ्य एकवटले, तर ते स्थिर आणि मुक्त आंतरराष्ट्रीय व्यवस्थेसाठी आव्हान असेल, असे अमेरिकेचे म्हणणे आहे.

भारत-अमेरिका नौदल सहकार्याचे वर्तुळ
Aug 07, 2020

भारत-अमेरिका नौदल सहकार्याचे वर्तुळ

भारत-अमेरिका नौदल सहकार्याने हुरळून न जाता आपण अधिक सावध

रो बनाम वेड विवाद: अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति बाइडेन के लिए एक निर्देशात्मक एजेंडा
Oct 11, 2022

रो बनाम वेड विवाद: अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति बाइडेन के लिए एक निर्देशात्मक एजेंडा

रो राजनीतिक दरार को और आगे बढ़ाने के लिए रो बनाम वेड के फै�