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Diversity within the Union: The EU’s midlife checklist
Nov 02, 2019

Diversity within the Union: The EU’s midlife checklist

Even with increased efforts from governments towards democratising trade policy development, there are hindrances with the emergence of other Westphal

Biodiversity and cotton: Stitching together a sustainable future
Oct 07, 2023

Biodiversity and cotton: Stitching together a sustainable future

As we commemorate World Cotton Day, the transformative potential of cotton within the T&A industry needs to be examined

Co-operative Federalism and Management of Diversity
Nov 02, 2004

Co-operative Federalism and Management of Diversity

As the world comes closer in the wake of information explosion and gobalisation, the idea of ¿Cooperative Federalism¿, which is seen as a tool to resolve conflicts, is gaining increasing relevance and acceptance. Inspired by this development, a two-day International Conference on ¿Co-operative Federalism and Management of Diversity¿, has been organized from November 2-3, 2004, under the auspices of Observer research Foundation (ORF) , New Del

Global biodiversity framework and the status of protected area conservation in India
May 22, 2023

Global biodiversity framework and the status of protected area conservation in India

The existing conservation policies raise the question of whether India can achieve the GBF goals on the ground

Global Biodiversity: जैव विविधता का नुक़सान और वैश्विक जैव-विविधता की नई रूप-रेखा
Jan 06, 2023

Global Biodiversity: जैव विविधता का नुक़सान और वैश्विक जैव-विविधता की नई रूप-रेखा

जैव विविधता की नई रूप-रेखा का तीसरा उद्देश्य महत्वपूर्ण �

India’s stance on the new global biodiversity framework
Dec 22, 2022

India’s stance on the new global biodiversity framework

China’s missed opportunity presents India with an opportunity to offer credible climate leadership

Loss of biodiversity and the new Global Biodiversity Framework
Dec 28, 2022

Loss of biodiversity and the new Global Biodiversity Framework

Target 3 of the new biodiversity framework represents significant commitment as it would require cooperation at a global level

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa
Jun 18, 2019

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa

Kitchen gardens can help strengthen food security and improve income generation and livelihoods.

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity
Jun 06, 2020

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity

India may be the world’s second largest producer of food, but it has its second largest undernourished population. Further, more than half of women in India suffer from anaemia, which is one of the reasons for the high rate of low-birth weight babies. An unbalanced diet and lack of food is directly linked to high rates of stunting, excessive weight, and death in children under five years of age. The Government of India has implemented programme

Sudan: The Abyei crisis and a mismanaged diversity
Jun 06, 2011

Sudan: The Abyei crisis and a mismanaged diversity

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's bold act of barging into the Abyei territory with his troops is a sure act of defiance and it remains to be seen to what extent this conflict can be kept from turning into a full-blown war.

The undoing of India’s Unity in Diversity?
Aug 10, 2017

The undoing of India’s Unity in Diversity?

Is 'moral panic' undoing India's unity in diversity? What does it mean for the future?

Want food security? Try dietary diversity
Aug 25, 2020

Want food security? Try dietary diversity

Lack of dietary diversity--adequate intake of food from all the food groups -- can be more harmful to health than infectious diseases

A tribute to our selfish needs: Conservation in the Anthropocene
Jul 28, 2023

A tribute to our selfish needs: Conservation in the Anthropocene

The paradigm that conservation is the anti-thesis to development needs to change; conservation is central to development in the Global South

Are Anganwadis ready to provide quality early childhood education?
Jan 24, 2024

Are Anganwadis ready to provide quality early childhood education?

Increasing public spending on early childhood care and education and empowering India’s Anganwadis is important to ensure that quality early educati

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority and loses some democracy
Jan 07, 2019

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority and loses some democracy

Its 11th General Elections have in fact left Bangladesh poorer in terms of its democratic processes, diversity and freedoms.

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Transboundary cooperation and adaptive capacity in the Sundarbans
Jun 04, 2019

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Transboundary cooperation and adaptive capacity in the Sundarbans

Sundarbans is facing twin challenges of increased population pressure in the north and rising sea levels in the south, occasionally teamed with cyclones from the Bay of Bengal.

Build forward better through nature in the post-pandemic era
Dec 23, 2020

Build forward better through nature in the post-pandemic era

The challenge is not ‘to build back better’ but ‘to build forward better’ where the nature and climate nexus lies within the development parad

Chelsea Finn is teaching Brett the Robot how the world works
Nov 22, 2018

Chelsea Finn is teaching Brett the Robot how the world works

In typical applications of robotics, you have a robot that does one thing over and over again. If something goes wrong, the robot is not able to adapt

Democratising India’s Jal Jeevan Mission: Going bottom-up
Dec 23, 2020

Democratising India’s Jal Jeevan Mission: Going bottom-up

Jal Jeevan Mission needs to take into cognizance the localised diversity and remain flexible in its planning and implementation processes.

Emperor Xi Jinping
Oct 27, 2022

Emperor Xi Jinping

The Chinese president has purged the top Chinese Communist Party hierarchy of even a semblance of diversity

Evolving geopolitics in Eurasia: Implications for India
Jul 27, 2015

Evolving geopolitics in Eurasia: Implications for India

To improve India's role in Central Asia, its focus should recognize the diversity of relationships that are possible - economic, defence, and connectivity. Politically and historically, each of the five countries in the region is distinct.

Foods of the future: Ecological promises and ethical challenges of synthetic meat
Nov 08, 2023

Foods of the future: Ecological promises and ethical challenges of synthetic meat

As the world seeks eco-friendly and ethically sound nutrition alternatives, synthetic meat takes centre stage, but like all innovations, it comes with

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation
Feb 01, 2024

Governing Urban Wetlands in India: A Pathway to Sustainable Urbanisation

Wetlands are important ecosystems that provide benefits such as flood control, water purification, and biodiversity conservation. In India, however, wetlands are threatened by pollution, encroachment, and rampant real estate development. This brief assesses the East Kolkata Wetlands to illustrate the challenges of preserving urban wetlands in India. It also presents recommendations to establish more comprehensive wetlands management and conservat

Health policies of BIMSTEC states: The scope for cross-learning
Nov 22, 2017

Health policies of BIMSTEC states: The scope for cross-learning

Public health is identified by BIMSTEC member countries as one among its fourteen priority areas for cooperation. Such collaborations, however, have been limited around traditional medicine. This year’s launch of the JIPMER-BIMSTEC Telemedicine Network (JBTN) which combines public health, communication, and technology, is bound to change the status quo. In per-capita terms, three BIMSTEC members are wealthier than India, while three are poorer.

India could help shape a whole new global consensus
Feb 12, 2024

India could help shape a whole new global consensus

The Davos model of globalization is in need of a successor that New Delhi could potentially offer

India's Silent War
Dec 26, 2011

India's Silent War

It's now a battle to the finish. The amazing diversity of the digital world is seen as a threat by a coterie of bureaucrats who are going all out to annihilate it.

Indian democracy and the changing political landscape
Aug 15, 2022

Indian democracy and the changing political landscape

The diversity of India's political set up means that no electoral majority is cast in stone and no ideological hegemony can enjoy the permanence.

Indian Ocean Dialogue 2014
May 09, 2014

Indian Ocean Dialogue 2014

Observer Research Foundation, with support from the Ministry of External Affairs, hosted the Indian Ocean Dialogue 2014. The event witnessed participation of delegates from the far corners of the Indian Ocean and beyond, capturing the vastness and diversity of the region.

India’s pink economy
Mar 02, 2024

India’s pink economy

Unlocking the economic potential of the LGBTQ+ community will enhance India’s economic progress by tapping into diverse talents, driving innovation,

India’s triangular cooperation with the US, UK and Japan in Africa: A comparative analysis
Jan 23, 2020

India’s triangular cooperation with the US, UK and Japan in Africa: A comparative analysis

Triangular cooperation aims to forge global partnerships and foster sustainable global development. In such a system, traditional donors provide financial and technical support to facilitate development activities between two developing countries in the South, i.e. one emerging donor country and a beneficiary. Triangular cooperation allows nations to learn from the mistakes of the pioneers of the development cooperation process, bringing about co

Indo-US Agricultural Cooperation From “Green” to “Evergreen” Revolution?
Jul 23, 2023

Indo-US Agricultural Cooperation From “Green” to “Evergreen” Revolution?

India and the US are poised to expand agricultural cooperation with the hope of bringing about a "Second Green Revolution" in India. Cooperation in this area would, however, need to take into account the interests of Indian farmers as well as issues related to bio-diversity and the environment.

Iran: stirring the pot?
Mar 28, 2005

Iran: stirring the pot?

Modalities of statecraft have abiding relevance. In a celebrated letter to Moghul Emperor Akbar, Shah Abbas the Great commented on a predecessor's misrule and said that "internal diversity of opinions made the foreigner covetous and caused anarchy in the country."

Kenya sees India in a new hue
Dec 13, 2023

Kenya sees India in a new hue

Kenya is seeking diversity in its partnerships and sees India as a credible partner at the present stage of international reordering

Modification of natural landscapes and pandemics
Mar 26, 2020

Modification of natural landscapes and pandemics

Let us resolve to leave the standing forests and other natural landscapes alone and revisit the provisions of forest land diversion under the legal fr

Modi’s visit could bring fresh energy to India-Egypt ties
Jun 27, 2023

Modi’s visit could bring fresh energy to India-Egypt ties

The diversity of engagements planned during PM’s visit suggests that after a long hiatus, relations between two of the world’s oldest civilizations are on an upswing

Navigating Considerations of Global Governance, National Strategies, and Ethics in Biowarfare
Aug 07, 2023

Navigating Considerations of Global Governance, National Strategies, and Ethics in Biowarfare

Biological weapons can come from naturally occurring microbes and viruses; but innovations in genomic editing are opening up new, potentially more threatening avenues for their development. These innovations can cause or spread disease or resist known therapeutic approaches. Addressing such threats of biowarfare requires obtaining reliable and informative taxonomies for the pathogens and timely and effective responses. This, in turn, calls for co

Netaji’s mayoral tenure: People-centric administration through nationalistic ethos
Jan 24, 2024

Netaji’s mayoral tenure: People-centric administration through nationalistic ethos

Analysing Netaji’s efforts during his mayoral tenure offers motivation across the socio-political spectrum to give due importance to municipal affai

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand
Aug 31, 2023

Nurturing sustainable food systems amidst climate change and global food demand

There is an urgent need for sustainable and resilient food systems to guarantee sustainable diets that are nutritious and aligned with the evolving ec

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn? (Part 2)
Jan 23, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn? (Part 2)

In the second of a two-part series, the NSP’s promises on the economy, security, India and terrorism are dissected through a critical lens

Poshan Maah 2023: Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat
Sep 22, 2023

Poshan Maah 2023: Suposhit Bharat, Sakshar Bharat, Sashakt Bharat

While progress has been made under Poshan Maah, India's size, diversity, and numerous challenges make it a persistent issue that demands constant atte

Race recentred: Deepening political divide in the US
Jul 26, 2023

Race recentred: Deepening political divide in the US

How the recent SCOTUS decisions has brought race back to the forefront of the culture war in the US

Reimagining the Indian economy requires reimagining everything for women
Mar 08, 2021

Reimagining the Indian economy requires reimagining everything for women

It is crucial that we do everything possible to get it right for women.