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United States and the world
Jan 25, 2005

United States and the world

Continuity rather than change may well be the mark of the second Bush administration's foreign policy.It was billed as `the liberty speech.' George W. Bush, beginning his second term as President, said: ""It is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.""

United States, Russia and the future of New START
Jun 29, 2020

United States, Russia and the future of New START

It is important to reign in the growing shift towards building larger stockpiles with the demise of international agreements.

A United States-Pakistan Rapprochement?
Mar 03, 2023

A United States-Pakistan Rapprochement?

American leaders must abandon their decades-long dream of achieving strategic convergence between the US and Pakistan

An inconsistent United States, an assertive China and Asia’s hobbesian order
Nov 14, 2017

An inconsistent United States, an assertive China and Asia’s hobbesian order

China is luring the region and the world with its ambitions and the US is offering incoherence. This mismatch is at the heart of the present turmoil in the region

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

Is the United States finally playing its cards right in Southeast Asia?
Dec 22, 2021

Is the United States finally playing its cards right in Southeast Asia?

Moving beyond the anti-China rhetoric, US has attempted to enhance its diplomacy efforts towards Southeast Asia as a whole.

Is the United States in a state of irretrievable decline?
Jul 25, 2022

Is the United States in a state of irretrievable decline?

While notions of a US decline are premature and exaggerated, there are real problems down the road that need to be addressed.

ORF Seminar on Status Of India Studies in the United States
Sep 15, 2004

ORF Seminar on Status Of India Studies in the United States

The seminar on Status of India Studies in the United States is co-sponsored by Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and India Studies Program of Indiana University. The seminar is scheduled for September 15 and 16, 2004 at Indiana Memorial Union Hotel, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Prolonging the United States’ forever war: Biden’s decision to deploy US troops to Somalia
Jun 03, 2022

Prolonging the United States’ forever war: Biden’s decision to deploy US troops to Somalia

Would the military confrontation in Somalia see an end as the US decides to re-enter the Somalian playground?

Reinvigorating United States-Philippines Defence Partnership
Feb 06, 2023

Reinvigorating United States-Philippines Defence Partnership

The Philippines has decided to ramp up its defence ties with the US. How will this growing bonhomie impact Philippines-China relations remains to be s

The interplay between China, the United States, and India
Dec 19, 2019

The interplay between China, the United States, and India

As China rises, racing ahead in emerging technologies, there are implications for both Washington and Delhi.

The United States and India: Multilaterally Abridged Allies
Aug 24, 2021

The United States and India: Multilaterally Abridged Allies

India’s desire to play a more significant role in global governance should not cause anxiety in the United States. While India won’t promote every U.S. priority, it won’t jeopardize U.S. core interests.

Three’s a crowd: United States and the Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship
Nov 07, 2022

Three’s a crowd: United States and the Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship

Afghanistan, for a long time, was a ‘point of convergence’ for the US and Pakistan, but in the changed reality post the US withdrawal from Afghani

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States
Feb 03, 2020

US trade ‘Realignment’: The impact of GSP withdrawal on India’s top exports to the United States

The benefits that India enjoyed for many years under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme of the United States was withdrawn, effective 5 June 2018. India was the largest beneficiary of the programme, of which it has been part since its inception in 1974. This paper evaluates the impact of the withdrawal on specific sectors of Indian exports. For comparison, the paper uses the Harmonized System Code (HS Code) Commodity Classifica

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.

2011: Mixed returns for US
Jan 02, 2012

2011: Mixed returns for US

While the United States suffered some strategic reverses, it has also made a few gains. It is not yet time to write off the United States of America.

2014: The year of the Lokpal?
Jan 07, 2014

2014: The year of the Lokpal?

What India needs to understand is that legislation or institutions by themselves do not bring about social change. Countries of Europe or the United States, too, had a history of political corruption. But over the years they have cleaned up their act considerably because of popular sentiment, as well as institutions and laws.

A decisive moment
Jun 16, 2023

A decisive moment

Already, there are voices in the United States and Europe questioning the duration of the West’s support for Ukraine given the precarious economic state in most Western nations

A New Partnership for the Digital 21st Century: Japan, India and France
Mar 31, 2021

A New Partnership for the Digital 21st Century: Japan, India and France

Global powers like the United States and China have spared little effort in attempting to shape the digital age in their image. At the same time, other powers like Japan and France, and emerging ones like India aim to play a part in building the global digital ecosystem. These latter three share similar values: democracy, freedom of speech, open access to digital resources, and sovereignty. They all desire to keep the digital commons intact and n

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?
Nov 26, 2021

A new US policy on Africa: Genuine reset or same old rhetoric?

In an attempt to move beyond great power competition for influence in Africa, the United States is revamping its policy by ensuring a mutually benefic

A renewal of Chinese provocations in the West Philippine Sea
Oct 04, 2023

A renewal of Chinese provocations in the West Philippine Sea

The Philippines needs to strengthen defence and economic ties with like-minded countries to halt Beijing’s growing ambition in the South China Sea

A year into Taliban rule, women live in fear
Sep 01, 2022

A year into Taliban rule, women live in fear

Despite glaring evidence of women's rights violations in Afghanistan, the international community remains silent.

Afghanistan, the US and the Taliban
Apr 07, 2015

Afghanistan, the US and the Taliban

The change in leadership in Kabul has provided a new opportunity for the US and Afghanistan to work together. Media reports suggesting a larger role for the United States post-2014 than originally envisaged have been doing the rounds for the better part of the past six months.

After Clinton, All Eyes on Pakistan's Hina Khar
Jul 22, 2011

After Clinton, All Eyes on Pakistan's Hina Khar

The United States has, in its history, vacillated between global dominance and isolation. A phase of inwardness may be in the cards.

After Gaza, backsliding of counter-terrorism narrative
Apr 30, 2024

After Gaza, backsliding of counter-terrorism narrative

Counter-terror narratives are backsliding, and this trend needs to be arrested as a compromise with a section of these groups becomes an acceptable way out.

Agnipath Military Recruitment Scheme: Embracing the Global Practice for the Indian Context
Aug 17, 2023

Agnipath Military Recruitment Scheme: Embracing the Global Practice for the Indian Context

The short-term military enlistment scheme, Agnipath, announced in June this year, is a radical departure from India’s past recruitment policies. This brief examines the military recruitment practices of other militaries such as those of the United States, China, Russia, and the United Kingdom. It finds that these Western militaries' adoption of short-term enlistment is driven by imperatives which may not apply in the Indian context. Ind

Al-Shabaab emerging as a dangerous Jihadist organisation in Africa?
Feb 02, 2015

Al-Shabaab emerging as a dangerous Jihadist organisation in Africa?

Following the ideology of global Jihadism and maintaining links with Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab is emerging as a lethal organisation in Africa, posing a strategic challenge to the United States besides Somalia and its neighbours.

An Intellectual History of Modern Leftist Politics in the US
Aug 14, 2023

An Intellectual History of Modern Leftist Politics in the US

Left-wing activism amongst young people in the United States is on the rise, in no small part aided by the internet and social media. The generation which demographic researchers refer to as ‘Gen-Z’—or those born between the mid- to late 1990s to the early 2010s—is becoming more politically engaged. This brief offers an intellectual history of modern-day leftist politics in the US, and argues that it is primarily driven by the pur

An investment in knowledge: Boosting India-US educational ties
Sep 20, 2023

An investment in knowledge: Boosting India-US educational ties

Educational cooperation between India and the United States (US) has gone from strength to strength, and there is much more that can be done.

As diplomacy falls short, will Russia retaliate militarily?
Jan 27, 2022

As diplomacy falls short, will Russia retaliate militarily?

As the dialogue between the US and Russia is witnessing no major breakthroughs and Russia is “running out of patience”, the West could reconsider

Assessing the Efficacy of the West’s Autonomous Cyber-Sanctions Regime and its Relevance for India
Sep 09, 2022

Assessing the Efficacy of the West’s Autonomous Cyber-Sanctions Regime and its Relevance for India

Cyber-sanctions have emerged as a preferred tool for Western governments to deter cyberattacks emanating from their adversaries’ territories. As they implement such sanctions, however, these states face various challenges one of which is the difficulty in attribution. Moreover, the sanctions have only partially curbed the malicious cyber activities. Yet, the regime continues to expand, and many allies of the United States are emulating its prac

Attacks on the United Arab Emirates test resilience of nascent peace moves in West Asia
Feb 11, 2022

Attacks on the United Arab Emirates test resilience of nascent peace moves in West Asia

Will the continued attacks on Abu Dhabi douse the glimmer of optimism raised by recent efforts to bring about peace in West Asia?

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns
Feb 01, 2024

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns

North Korea's decision to abandon its long-term aim of reunification with South Korea presents a complex situation for the Korean Peninsula and also t