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Debate on MEA's ills is skewed
Aug 17, 2012

Debate on MEA's ills is skewed

The IFS is criticised in some western circles because it resists efforts to incorporate India into the West's sphere of political and intellectual influence. Some who are attacking the MEA today want this resistance to end.

Debate on Space Code of Conduct: An Indian Perspective
Jul 23, 2023

Debate on Space Code of Conduct: An Indian Perspective

As the debate for a Space Code of Conduct gains momentum, there is a need to frame a code that is acceptable to all space-faring nations. This Paper assesses the concerns of Asian countries, especially India, on the code proposed by the European Union

7 ideas India will debate in 2022
Jan 03, 2022

7 ideas India will debate in 2022

From the pandemic to state and Presidential polls, India has quite a year already chalked out

America's evolving foreign policy debate
Jul 31, 2015

America's evolving foreign policy debate

The US needs to have a more practical approach combating the Islamic State, and it needs to collaborate with partner countries to end Islamic radicalism, according to a scholar from the Center for American Progress.

Amidst calls for a ban, India leads the debate on Lethal Autonomous Weapons
Nov 29, 2017

Amidst calls for a ban, India leads the debate on Lethal Autonomous Weapons

At a decisive meeting on the future of LAWS, countries such as Pakistan and Cuba have called for a pre-emptive ban, while others like US, Germany and Russia disagree.

An Old Debate Reopened
Sep 15, 2005

An Old Debate Reopened

Al Quds al Arabi is a respected daily and the opinion of its editor, Abdul Bari Atwan, carries weight. For this reason, his op-ed on September 7 on "Talabani and Arabness of Iraq" is to be taken note of. The point of departure is Iraq's isolation in the Arab world and Mr. Atwan,

Autonomy vs. Integration: The Eternal Kashmir Debate
Sep 16, 2016

Autonomy vs. Integration: The Eternal Kashmir Debate

With Kashmir on the boil the older debate of autonomy of Kashmir has resurfaced

Between General Assembly Debates and Security Council Resolutions, Finding Coherence in the UN System
Mar 22, 2023

Between General Assembly Debates and Security Council Resolutions, Finding Coherence in the UN System

This brief employs text analytics to assess the extent to which speeches at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on matters of peace and security find resonance in resolutions passed by the UN Security Council (UNSC). These two are among the six main organs of the UN system: the UNGA is the main deliberative and representative body; and the UNSC is tasked with maintaining global peace and security. This brief studies four contemporary issue

Beyond Current Nuclear Doctrine Debates: Addressing India’s Two-Front Challenge
May 10, 2023

Beyond Current Nuclear Doctrine Debates: Addressing India’s Two-Front Challenge

There are two streams of debate on India’s current nuclear doctrine: one on its current interpretation and deducing its form and what such form means for India’s overall nuclear strategy; and another, more internal to India, on what should be the Indian nuclear doctrine with respect to the evolving nature of threats. The two debates are not mutually exclusive. However, neither of them have contended with all conventional contingencies, in par

Blackouts in South Asia: Revisiting Power Policy Debates in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
Nov 09, 2022

Blackouts in South Asia: Revisiting Power Policy Debates in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

The growing power crisis in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka compels these nations to rethink their future energy landscape and policies

China debates the crisis in Ukraine
Feb 28, 2022

China debates the crisis in Ukraine

The Ukraine-Russia crisis places China in a unique situation as it aims to avoid antagonising the West by openly siding with Russia

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey
Oct 05, 2023

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey

If the energy needs of the future population are to be met, India must reduce its dependence on non-renewable resources and become self-reliant in the

COVID-19’s impact on EU solidarity and US healthcare debate
May 01, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on EU solidarity and US healthcare debate

Even as the coronavirus pandemic strains European solidarity, its ideas on social protection experience a fillip — but this time on the other side o

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

Cyber debate in India: Finding a middle way
Nov 14, 2013

Cyber debate in India: Finding a middle way

The India Conference on Cyber Governance and Cyber Security, organised recently by ORF and FICCI, is the beginning of a strong forum that can debate India's policies, help mould its strategy and simultaneously address global challenges.

India: Debate hots up on next President
May 11, 2012

India: Debate hots up on next President

The race for the 'Rashtrapati Bhavan' (President's House) has begun in right earnest though no political party has yet played its cards formally. A new President is going to be elected in two months as the term of the present President Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil ends on July 25.

India’s nuclear debate has only just begun
Mar 31, 2017

India’s nuclear debate has only just begun

India needs to reassess its nuclear doctrine sooner or later, current debates notwithstanding.

India’s Participation in the NSG: Capturing the Debate
Apr 27, 2015

India’s Participation in the NSG: Capturing the Debate

The paper examines how the Nuclear Suppliers Group has evolved over the years and the role the Group defines for itself. It also attempts to provide a more nuanced understanding of the consequences of India's NSG-membership.

Internet governance debates gain steam within India
Apr 09, 2014

Internet governance debates gain steam within India

Though the Indian state has chosen to espouse a state-led mechanism for internet governance, one must remember that it is the civil society and media outrage that led the Indian government to ensure the IT Act, 2000 is not easily abused. All actors have their place at the table, be it at the state or international level.

Japan's nuclear debate stirs anxieties in the region
Aug 04, 2012

Japan's nuclear debate stirs anxieties in the region

The nuclear debate in Japan has given scope for fresh anxieties within the region and beyond about the country's nuclear programme, particularly its recycling programme of extracted plutonium from spent nuclear fuel.

Little to choose between the candidates in the third debate
Oct 25, 2012

Little to choose between the candidates in the third debate

The US Presidential debates might not change the election result, but the good thing is that the world now knows what exactly a Romney Presidency would look like from a foreign policy point of view and what Obama is likely to do if he wins a second term -with little substantial difference in their foreign policy positions.

Majlis’ debate marks Maldivian ‘defence deal’ with India
Feb 27, 2021

Majlis’ debate marks Maldivian ‘defence deal’ with India

The pact, one of the very many signed between the two nations during Minister Jaishankar’s visit, provides for India building a dockyard at Uthuru T

Narrow the Open Standards debate
Jun 24, 2012

Narrow the Open Standards debate

No one knows what an Open Standard is. If we don't define it explicitly in time, India's ambitious digital governance plans will surely derail.

Need for public debate on the EU-India FTA
Nov 19, 2011

Need for public debate on the EU-India FTA

With the good news from the 17th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) meeting in the Maldives about the future effective implementation of the South Asian Free Trade Area agreement, trade relations among member-countries will get a big boost.

New sanctions, old debate: The case of North Korea
Mar 13, 2013

New sanctions, old debate: The case of North Korea

The US threats and its troop presence in South Korea are alleged to have contributed to North Korean insecurity, but its drive to develop more nuclear weaponry cannot be understood without taking into account domestic dynamics. To bring about a genuine change in North Korea's behaviour, its internal dynamics will have to be considered.