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The LoC Fence is bad Strategy
Dec 28, 2004

The LoC Fence is bad Strategy

In the Robert Frost poem the narrator¿s neighbour tells him ¿good fences make good neighbours,¿ but he asks, ¿Before I built a wall I'd ask to know/What I was walling in or walling out.¿ However, in the case of the barbed wire fence that has been constructed on the Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian army, no one appears to have asked this question.

The looming Haqqani Network threat to India
May 11, 2012

The looming Haqqani Network threat to India

The Haqqani Network, operating out of Pakistan's North Waziristan, with vast training and material resources at its disposal, is likely to step in as a 'service provider' to the groups re-launching terrorist activities in Kashmir.

The LTTE in 2003 - Aspects of Concern to India
Feb 16, 2004

The LTTE in 2003 - Aspects of Concern to India

The various incidents involving the LTTE during 2003, its continued confrontationist attitude and the demand for the recognition of its ¿Sea Tigers¿ wing as a de facto navy showed that the LTTE continued to attach importance to maintaining its military capability unimpaired and was unwilling to renounce its military option while continuing to adhere to the cease-fire.

The machine’s rage against the planet
Oct 17, 2021

The machine’s rage against the planet

How AI systems impact the environment and how we can be more sustainable in their design, development, and deployment

The Madrid Cell
Mar 08, 2004

The Madrid Cell

The Madrid Bombings is a clear indication of how horribly skewed and wrong the War on Terrorism has been. It would be convenient to accuse the United States for the manner in which the War was planned and executed as a personal agenda of an American President whose sole footnote in history has been to sow the seeds of a global religious divide.

The Makkah Declaration: rhetoric and reality
Dec 15, 2005

The Makkah Declaration: rhetoric and reality

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia is to be complimented for his vision and initiative. The vision that something was seriously amiss within the comity of Muslim nations, and the initiative to call them together in an extraordinary summit of the OIC (Organisation of Islamic Conference) to cogitate on the seriousness of the situation and to come forth with meaningful remedies.

The Maldives says it will never allow China to use its land for military purposes
Sep 06, 2015

The Maldives says it will never allow China to use its land for military purposes

During an interaction at ORF, Maldives' delegation of senior officials reassured the audience that the Maldivian Constitution continues to restrict establishment of foreign military facilities and that Male will never compromise the security balance of the Indian Ocean.

The malnutrition paradox: Lessons from China
Apr 03, 2019

The malnutrition paradox: Lessons from China

Malnutrition is key to India’s greatest human development challenges.

The Manmohan Doctrine and Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy
Jun 04, 2014

The Manmohan Doctrine and Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy

Mr Narendra Modi's decision to invite the Head of Governments of India's neighbouring countries for his swearing-in was appreciated by Dr Sanjaya Baru, former Media Advisor of Dr Manmohan Singh. Modi's emphasis on the economy was also noted.

The Market for Energy Efficiency in India - No PATS on the Back Yet
Jul 23, 2011

The Market for Energy Efficiency in India - No PATS on the Back Yet

Under the PAT scheme, the market based mechanism created for achieving energy efficiency seems to be inherently flawed. While the market for energy efficiency is about 74,000 crores, it is unlikely that this potential can be tapped by the mechanism envisioned.

The meaning of the US verdict
Nov 12, 2012

The meaning of the US verdict

US President Obama's first term record gives ample indication to what his second term will bring forth. But, only time will tell what four more years of President Obama mean for America and the world.

The Media's Hall of Fame.
Dec 04, 2010

The Media's Hall of Fame.

In earlier days, the journalist had to seek a professionally fruitful and ethical equation only with the governmental establishment. Today, the TV journalist /star is also entrepreneur, worried as much about news as about TRPs, Ads, Corporates, whose money is often keeping the channel buoyant.

The Message from NATO at Vilnius
Jul 21, 2023

The Message from NATO at Vilnius

How did Ukraine’s presence influence the Vilnius summit? Why did Turkey lift its opposition against Sweden?

The Middle East Initiative claptrap
Sep 30, 2004

The Middle East Initiative claptrap

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed that the victory in the Gulf war presented an extraordinary opportunity to settle the Middle East conflict. This led to the Madrid conference, secret parleys between Israeli and PLO negotiators in Norway and then to signing of what came to be known as the Oslo accords in a grand ceremony at the White House in 1993.

The migrant labour crisis must push for structural reforms
Jul 01, 2020

The migrant labour crisis must push for structural reforms

The Covid-19 pandemic has upended several long-held paradigms.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)’s Nepal compact finally ratified
Mar 14, 2022

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)’s Nepal compact finally ratified

Despite the previous impediments to the MCC-Nepal Compact, it has finally been given the green light.

The missing links of the two Punjabs
Jun 30, 2011

The missing links of the two Punjabs

The use of oral history of Partition days was critical in learning about the compassionate stories of how innocent people were saved by both the religious communities, because they are individual experiences. Such individual experiences have not been sufficiently documented in written scholarship.

The Mitrokhin Mystery--Part II
Sep 28, 2005

The Mitrokhin Mystery--Part II

In the past, the British intelligence was never well-disposed towards the Labour Party and other political leaders and intellectuals to the left of the political spectrum. During the Cold War years, it used to project the Labour Party as riddled with KGB agents. It even reportedly suspected that former Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson was a KGB agent.

The Mitrokhin Mystery--Part III
Sep 29, 2005

The Mitrokhin Mystery--Part III

To what extent could Vasili Mitrokhin be considered a trustworthy source with access to sensitive details regarding the KGB's operations abroad, when he was in service?

The Mitrokhin Mystery-Part I
Sep 27, 2005

The Mitrokhin Mystery-Part I

Vasili Mitrokhin was born on March 3, 1922 in Yurasovo, in Central Russia. After completing his school education, he entered an artillery school of the Soviet army. While serving in the Army, he joined a university in Kazakhstan and graduated in History and Law.

The Mitrokhin Mystery-Part I
Nov 13, 2003

The Mitrokhin Mystery-Part I

By opposing 'unilateralism in international affairs' and evincing a 'common interest' in the evolution of a multipolar world based on 'cooperative security order' while in Moscow this week, Prime Minister Vajpayee has addressed issues going beyond bilateral ties and regional politics in South Asia. To the extent, Vajpayee and India have been consistently focussing on multipolarism, particularly after the US war in Afghanistan, and on Iraq.

The MMA and its Future
Feb 27, 2004

The MMA and its Future

The strong showing of the six religious party¿s alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) in the October 2002 general elections in Pakistan has led to apprehensions among the tribe of Pakistan watchers worldwide about the inexorable slide of a nuclear-armed Pakistan towards ¿talibanisation¿.

The Modi govt's economic story
May 12, 2015

The Modi govt's economic story

Modi himself is on record saying that it would take him 5-7 years to fulfil his agenda. That is a reasonable amount of time. The issue, however, is not how much time he deserves, but how much he will actually get, and no one can forecast that.

The Modi govt's real test is yet to come
May 27, 2015

The Modi govt's real test is yet to come

The real test for any government is elections - both state and central. The Narendra Modi government faces one later this year when elections will take place to the Bihar.

The Modi-Xi Summit: Addressing Core Issues
May 15, 2015

The Modi-Xi Summit: Addressing Core Issues

The Chinese understanding about the border has changed many times and while a swap agreement would be a feasible solution to the issue, the Chinese have asked for more concessions on the East, says Dr. Manoj Joshi

The NaMo wave yet to translate into effective governance
Jul 01, 2014

The NaMo wave yet to translate into effective governance

In government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to disrupt the lethargy of the Lutyens communication machinery by introducing some of his young campaign team into the mix. He needs to reinvent and revitalise #NaMo in his new role as PM.

The Nathu La Pass in India-China Ties
Jun 01, 2015

The Nathu La Pass in India-China Ties

The growing interdependency of India and China through border trade may lead to de-securitization and demilitarization in the border areas with significant implications in these areas.

The National Water Scene
Feb 20, 2007

The National Water Scene

With the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal announcing its final award, water, in general, and inter-State river water issues, in particular, are once again in the national focus. There are varying concerns about the socio-political fallout of the Tribunal award in the riparian States, with Karnataka and Kerala expressing unhappiness to differing degrees, and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, respectively, expressing 'relief' and 'satisfaction'.

The need for internet speed
May 14, 2014

The need for internet speed

Both the spread and speed of the internet in India will have a direct impact on India's economy. India's e-government schemes will find faster delivery of services. Sectors like e-commerce will be able to grow. And India's IT and ITES sectors will also remain in the race to be a sure avenue for employment and income generation.

The need to rethink skilling India
Dec 07, 2017

The need to rethink skilling India

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) must account for the possibility of interstate migration, rapid urbanisation and possible changes in the social fabric as populations react to new job opportunities.

The NEST: A pragmatic addition to India’s external affairs ministry
Mar 30, 2020

The NEST: A pragmatic addition to India’s external affairs ministry

The NEST division is a significant development and underscores the importance of emerging technologies to India’s expanding digital landscape and do

The new  World Economic Outlook
Jul 17, 2013

The new World Economic Outlook

India is not alone in facing slow growth because all the other BRICS countries too are facing slower growth and this slow growth would knock off half a percentage from US growth rate as well. The US is not going to grow over 2 percent this year, according to IMF.

The new cyber axis
Mar 18, 2013

The new cyber axis

Without a strong internal capability, New Delhi will be unable to influence the international debates on regulating cyberspace at the UN General Assembly and the International Telecommunications Union. Even more important is India's bilateral engagement with both the US and China on cyber security issues.

The New Economy of Climate Change
Apr 29, 2016

The New Economy of Climate Change

Climate change presents significant risks to long-term economic growth and socioeconomic development in developing economies. Thus the response to climate change necessitates major revisions around how economies are structured and how they function. The Observer Research Foundation organised a symposium on the subject, “The New Economy of Climate Change”, on 15 March 2016. This Special Report builds on the key themes presented by the panellis

The New Face of al-Qaeda in Pakistan
Oct 08, 2004

The New Face of al-Qaeda in Pakistan

The September 26 death of Amjad Farooqi, Pakistan's most wanted terrorist, reveals the new face of terrorism taking shape in the backwoods of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Killed after a five-hour gun battle with security forces in Sindh, Pakistan, Farooqi had a bounty of Rs 20 million (436,205 USD) on his head.

The new fix list for China
Apr 16, 2014

The new fix list for China

The Chinese economy's has been facing serious structural problems for some time now. Premier Li knows it, and he is making sure that the legislators attending the parliament session also get the message and pass it on.

The New Land Acquisition Draft: A Critique
Sep 15, 2011

The New Land Acquisition Draft: A Critique

Notwithstanding certain areas of confusions and its share of shortcomings, some of them very serious in nature, the new land acquisition bill is a long overdue and must move quickly with doses of amendments to see the daylight.

The new Sino-Russian partnership
Jun 12, 2015

The new Sino-Russian partnership

Xi Jinping's foreign policy gives acute emphasis to the development of silk roads. The closer Moscow and Beijing get, the more Russia will have to adjust to China's interests. It is important to understand that while Moscow depends heavily on Beijing, the situation is not true in the reverse.

The new solar system
Mar 28, 2006

The new solar system

The US National Security Strategy of March 2006 is an upgraded version of the 2002 version, which had come about after the September 11, 2001, attacks. The present one seems to be a slight rethink of its predecessor, but the essentials are the same. Introducing the new doctrine, President Bush had declared rather grimly, ¿America is at war.¿