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World focus on West Asia, but terrorism is on the ascent in South East Asia
Apr 22, 2015

World focus on West Asia, but terrorism is on the ascent in South East Asia

The ISIS has the potential to become the unifying terrorist force in the South East Asia region, posing a bigger threat to the region, according to terrorism expert Mr. Vikram Rajakumar. He also pointed out the emerging pro and anti ISIS factions in the region, counter balancing the ISIS.

World sees India as not contributing positively to trade negotiations
Mar 02, 2015

World sees India as not contributing positively to trade negotiations

The world sees India as not contributing positively to the international trade negotiations and this makes it difficult for India to actively participate in ongoing major plurilateral trade negotiations, according to Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh, India's former DDG to WTO.

World War II: Time to mark India's contributions
Feb 06, 2015

World War II: Time to mark India's contributions

If the world rapidly forgot about the Indian role in the Second World War, independent India did a lot worse. Its political leaders trivialised the war by dismissing it a colonial enterprise. Seventy years later, the time has come for political India to put the war in its proper historical context and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the Indian people.

World War-II mistakes: What should Abe do?
May 18, 2015

World War-II mistakes: What should Abe do?

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War-II. This day should have been used to reflect on the pain inflicted by the war. Unfortunately, this anniversary appears to be degenerating into a political battle, that could have a critical impact on Japan's diplomacy and reputation, especially in Asia.

Worst-ever power crisis hits Pakistan
Oct 21, 2011

Worst-ever power crisis hits Pakistan

Pakistan is facing an unprecedented power crisis, the worst in its history, with the deficit estimated to be over 8,000 MW. Rather than a shortage in its installed capacity.

Would Telangana be a viable state?
Jun 05, 2010

Would Telangana be a viable state?

ORF holds a dialogue on the creation of Telangana where two Congress Lok Sabha Members of Parliament participated

WTO's Bali Ministerial: What is in it for India?
Jan 15, 2014

WTO's Bali Ministerial: What is in it for India?

To be relevant, the WTO cannot keep postponing handling the major sticking points. It has to fulfill its agenda of ending rich country farm subsidies and tackle issues like rules governing intellectual property rights - things that regional FTAs are already dealing with.

Xi dreams: A roadmap for Pax-Sinica
May 17, 2018

Xi dreams: A roadmap for Pax-Sinica

This paper studies the motivations behind the Communist Party of China’s decision to abolish presidential term limits and the implications of this decision not only for China, but for India and the world. The paper argues that this development stems from Xi’s conviction that only a stable leadership can help achieve the “China dream”. The contours of Xi’s vision include the erosion of the erstwhile “collective leadership” that has t

Xi Jinping and China’s Expanding Role in Africa
Nov 03, 2022

Xi Jinping and China’s Expanding Role in Africa

As the most dominant external power in Africa, China has already played an expansive role under Xi Jinping’s leadership

Xi Jinping moves one step closer to the top post in China
Oct 29, 2010

Xi Jinping moves one step closer to the top post in China

His appointment as the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission is a clear indication of the eventual change of guard in 2012

Xi Jinping visit - a wasted opportunity to break new ground
Sep 25, 2014

Xi Jinping visit - a wasted opportunity to break new ground

The Chinese diplomacy seems to have erred on the side of aggression. A golden opportunity "to make a new beginning" was lost mainly due to the face-off in Ladakh. Modi genuinely wanted a much higher level of engagement, but the Chinese President failed to seize the opportunity.

Xi's India trip: Time for a reality check
Sep 18, 2014

Xi's India trip: Time for a reality check

As Xi and Modi meet in first Ahmedabad and then in New Delhi, India has political and strategic issues that it will want China to respond to - the contested border and territorial issues, China-Pakistan cooperation on nuclear, missile, maritime and border infrastructure issues.

Xi's Taiwan policy has a message for the world
Oct 18, 2022

Xi's Taiwan policy has a message for the world

Xi has sounded the bugle that Taiwan will continue to be the most important fault line in his global engagement. The rest of the world, including India, must assess the implications of this development with a degree of seriousness

Xi's visit to Maldives: Should India worry?
Sep 29, 2014

Xi's visit to Maldives: Should India worry?

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit and accompanying independent agreements with Maldives and Sri Lanka, on undefined maritime issues and cooperation, have the potential for causing greater concern not only in India, but in the shared neighbourhood and beyond.

Xi- Putin meeting amidst China’s Ukraine dilemma
Mar 29, 2023

Xi- Putin meeting amidst China’s Ukraine dilemma

On the Ukraine conflict, China is delicately balancing the two, where it seeks to be an ally of Russia while not incurring the wrath of the West

Xi-Putin bonhomie fails Western policy towards Russia
Jun 16, 2015

Xi-Putin bonhomie fails Western policy towards Russia

The Western policy of isolating Russia has only served to push Russia deeper into Chinese arms. Russia and China are planning to increase their engagement in Central Asia and will coordinate their policies in the former Soviet territories in Eurasia.

Xi Jinping is about to make the most important strategic decision of our era
Jul 18, 2021

Xi Jinping is about to make the most important strategic decision of our era

Seeing China’s options from Xi’s point of view leads us to no other conclusion. We must prepare as best we can for what it to come.

Yameen greets poor Opposition rally with China visit
Jun 17, 2015

Yameen greets poor Opposition rally with China visit

In Maldives, the combined Opposition rally on June 12 failed to impress or inspire. The failure is attributed to the confusion caused by the unclear Opposition response to President Yameen's call for political negotiations.

Yassin's killing: Possible Impact
Mar 24, 2004

Yassin's killing: Possible Impact

The targeted assassination of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, the founder of the militant Hamas group, by Israel was a dangerous act of escalation. Hamas, locked in a violent campaign with Israel, responded to the outrage with threats to "send death to every house, every city and every street in Israel." Hamas has avenged Israeli targeted killings with suicide bombings in the past.

Yemen evacuation
Apr 09, 2015

Yemen evacuation

While India continues to evacuate its citizens from Yemen, China was quick to complete its operation last week. China had barely 600 people in Yemen to rescue. India had nearly 4,000 citizens in Yemen when the evacuation began last week amid the escalation of the conflict.

Yemen: The Real Story
Feb 19, 2010

Yemen: The Real Story

Just as Zia ul Haq and the ISI chose to keep the Mujahideen as an asset, so did Yemen President Saleh. Therefore, there should be no surprise at the presence of Al Qaeda in Yemen

Yet Another  Round of Platitudes
Jul 10, 2012

Yet Another Round of Platitudes

For those cynical about the dialogue process with Pakistan, the lack of substance in the joint statement issued after the latest round of Foreign Secretary level talks (July 4-5) confirms our neighbour's unwillingness to fundamentally revise its thinking on core bilateral differences.

Yoga diplomacy
Jun 23, 2015

Yoga diplomacy

The impressive participation around the world on International Yoga Day is indeed a testimony to India's immense soft power. However, Modi should remember that India's soft power has the greatest impact when official New Delhi keeps its heavy hand away from it.

Young Bhutan’s opinion on its mega neighbours
Nov 01, 2019

Young Bhutan’s opinion on its mega neighbours

There is a generational shift in the way Bhutanese perceive their neighbours India and China, evident with the demands for change in approach, from a

Young Voices Policy Forum: Detailed discussions on Indian foreign, security policies
Mar 05, 2014

Young Voices Policy Forum: Detailed discussions on Indian foreign, security policies

With the aim of bringing together some of the brightest young minds working on various issues of national and international importance, Observer Research Foundation has initiated a forum called the Young Voices Policy Forum.

Youth-led just transition: A mandate or a mirage for the Global South?
Aug 12, 2023

Youth-led just transition: A mandate or a mirage for the Global South?

Youth capital can become an essential driving force of sustainable development and climate change movement.

Yuan appreciation and China's battle with Inflation
May 16, 2011

Yuan appreciation and China's battle with Inflation

Although Yuan appreciation is warranted, politicians in the US should be aware that this is not a panacea for global imbalances and especially their huge trade deficit. Appreciation of the Yuan will not change the import needs of the US and the widening of the trade deficit to $48.1 billion in March.

Zardari and the curious incident of NAB
Jan 16, 2005

Zardari and the curious incident of NAB

Accountability, like any other term associated with modern good governance, is a grossly abused word in Pakistan. Just as the victors of a war determine what the terms of the peace are, the people running the government determine what sort of accountability, and whom to target with it, the country requires.

Zardari's India visit: An assessment
Apr 07, 2012

Zardari's India visit: An assessment

When Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. Asif Ali Zardari meet in New Delhi on Sunday, they could productively focus on two important themes - one, looking at a number of agreements that could be clinched in the next few months. Two, to set a date for Dr. Singh's visit to Pakistan.

Zardari's India visit: Improve religious tourism
Apr 07, 2012

Zardari's India visit: Improve religious tourism

After Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) on India-Pakistan borders having almost failed, may be, hopefully, the high-profile pilgrimage of President Asif ali Zardari will play a role in making the visits of not-so-high profile ones less arduous and cumbersome.

Zelensky’s visit to Washington: An attempt to turn the tide
Dec 29, 2022

Zelensky’s visit to Washington: An attempt to turn the tide

Zelensky’s high-profile visit to the United States does little to ameliorate a fraught war

अंतरराष्ट्रीय विकास सहायता प्रणाली पर कोविड19 का असर
Oct 28, 2020

अंतरराष्ट्रीय विकास सहायता प्रणाली पर कोविड19 का असर

अगर पारंपरिक दाता देश ऐतिहासिक रुझान का अनुसरण करते हैं �

अंतरिक्ष को टिकाऊ कैसे बनाएं?
Oct 28, 2022

अंतरिक्ष को टिकाऊ कैसे बनाएं?

नई और उभरती हुई तकनीकों के विकास को देखते हुए अंतरिक्ष को

अफगाणिस्तानबाबत भारताची दूरदृष्टी हवी
Oct 07, 2021

अफगाणिस्तानबाबत भारताची दूरदृष्टी हवी

अफगाणिस्तानच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर भारताने दक्षिण आशियाबाबतची भूमिका निश्चित करून, चीन-रशियासह सर्व संभाव्य भागीदारांशी जोडून घेणे, देशहिताचे ठरेल.

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान: बैंकिंग संकट से जूझता दक्षिण एशिया का ये प्रमुख देश!
Sep 16, 2022

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान: बैंकिंग संकट से जूझता दक्षिण एशिया का ये प्रमुख देश!

विदेशी मुद्रा भंडार तक अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के केंद्रीय बैंक (ड

अफ्रीका: औद्योगीकरण बिना विकास
Jun 15, 2019

अफ्रीका: औद्योगीकरण बिना विकास

अफ्रीका में ढांचागत बदलाव का एक नया स्‍वरूप उभर रहा है. दर

अफ्रीका: सब-सहारा के इलाकों में चीन की राजनीतिक असर वाली गतिविधियां!
Sep 19, 2022

अफ्रीका: सब-सहारा के इलाकों में चीन की राजनीतिक असर वाली गतिविधियां!

‘वैक्सीन रंगभेद’ के बाद रूस के यूक्रेन पर आक्रमण के बाद स�

अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के ‘अधिकार’ का इतिहास!
Dec 29, 2022

अभिव्यक्ति की स्वतंत्रता के ‘अधिकार’ का इतिहास!

दो भागों की श्रृंखला के पहले हिस्से में वोल्फगैंग क्लाइन