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Japan's 'pivot' to Asian littorals
Feb 01, 2014

Japan's 'pivot' to Asian littorals

Japan's engagement with SE Asia focuses through expanding economic ties, cooperation on maritime issues and building close diplomatic relations through Abe's travel diplomacy. This is Japan's 'pivot' to SE Asia and it is here to stay given its strategic rivalry with China.

Japanese Navy
Jun 13, 2012

Japanese Navy

The expanding engagement with the Japanese navy, one of the strongest in the world, should give a boost to India's maritime diplomacy in Asia. If New Delhi's interests in the Pacific are growing, Tokyo's naval profile in the Indian Ocean has begun to expand.

Joe Biden is behind the curve on China’s expansionism
Dec 17, 2020

Joe Biden is behind the curve on China’s expansionism

As the Biden administration would take time to settle down, the first half of 2021 will be crucial for Beijing to lay down new terms of engagement. It is shaping the battleground before Biden can come up with his own strategic response.

Kashmir attack: Ominous signs
Jun 26, 2013

Kashmir attack: Ominous signs

The apparent role of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba in the terrorist attack in Srinagar on June 24, killing 8 jawans, has raised several questions which may sour the tone and tenor of New Delhi's renewed engagement with Islamabad.

Lacking a clear strategic framework, Modi’s foreign policy is coming apart
Jun 17, 2017

Lacking a clear strategic framework, Modi’s foreign policy is coming apart

It is now clear that the heft of the Prime Minister’s persona alone or the goodwill he enjoys cannot drive India’s external engagement.

Learning from the 'new American'
Jun 21, 2004

Learning from the 'new American'

The successive torture and slaying of individual Americans in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Gulf region has a new message for the civilized world. Whatever be the rationale behind the decision-making at the governmental-level, the average American is ready for a long engagement with terrorism and terrorists.

Lessons in new ways to lead
Aug 18, 2021

Lessons in new ways to lead

India has moved away from the idealism of the past in its engagement with the global multilateral order

Look East and West
Jul 11, 2012

Look East and West

As Washington and Beijing circle each other in Asia, Delhi needs to step up engagement with both. The question is not about picking sides, but about relentlessly pursuing India's own interests.

Make America trade again
Nov 26, 2020

Make America trade again

There will definitely be a push towards multilateralism and more global engagements that was derelict these past four years.

Mapping Iran’s policy towards a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
Apr 19, 2023

Mapping Iran’s policy towards a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Iran’s rising engagement with Afghanistan marks a subtle shift in its policy, moving from conflict to cooperation

Maritime India: The Quest for a Steadfast Identity
Jul 23, 2023

Maritime India: The Quest for a Steadfast Identity

India’s geography lends itself favourably to the cultivation and expansion of maritime ties. Yet, for much of the country’s contemporary history, the country has overlooked these opportunities. As the world reengages with its vast ocean spaces, India too, has become more willing and capable of participating in the maritime domain. This paper outlines the evolution of the country’s maritime outlook as it shifts its largely continental-orient

Master plan for Delhi 2021-2041: Expected scope and challenges
Feb 16, 2021

Master plan for Delhi 2021-2041: Expected scope and challenges

Delhi is expected to record a population in the range of 28-30 million by the year 2041. To meet their requirements and to resolve numerous problems p

Medvedev Flair Firms Up Indo-Russian Relations
Dec 29, 2010

Medvedev Flair Firms Up Indo-Russian Relations

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev added some flair to the normally staid Indo-Russian diplomatic engagements by visiting the Taj Mahal and "rekindling Russia's Bollywood love affair" with a trip to a film studio in Mumbai.

MH-17 shooting down: A 'wake-up call' to work for truce
Jul 21, 2014

MH-17 shooting down: A 'wake-up call' to work for truce

If efforts to dilute tensions between the West and Russia fail, Delhi will have to intensify its engagement with Moscow to develop the relationship as leverage against what is perceived to be India's primary strategic challenge - the rise of China. India and Russia will have to creatively use various forums to circumscribe Chinese power.

Middle East energy challenges and India
Jul 23, 2020

Middle East energy challenges and India

India can be much bolder in its engagement with the Middle East, and particularly the Gulf.

Modi and Jokowi
Oct 28, 2014

Modi and Jokowi

New Delhi is yet to get its defence engagement with Jakarta in shape. Through the decade-long UPA rule, Delhi and Jakarta had been talking about expanding bilateral defence cooperation. But progress had been rather slow thanks to the government's dysfunctional defence policies.

Modi and the middle powers
Apr 09, 2015

Modi and the middle powers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, Germany and Canada beginning Thursday should help New Delhi consolidate three of India's very special relationships -with France, Germany and Canada. Modi's visit to Europe and Canada should help restore some balance to India's international engagement.

Modi Govt's challenge in Nepal
Jul 25, 2014

Modi Govt's challenge in Nepal

The Modi government's real challenge in Nepal is not China. It is the tragic failure of Delhi's own engagement with Kathmandu. Despite geographic proximity, cultural intimacy, economic interdependence and shared political values, India has stumbled in Nepal.

Modi's Pak Pivot
Jul 14, 2015

Modi's Pak Pivot

The Chinese and Russians have replaced the US and the West as the lead singers in the international orchestra for Indo-Pak amity. Instead of telling them to mind their own business, Modi appears to have recognised that he can use the weight of Beijing and Moscow to facilitate India's engagement with Pakistan.

Modi's third date with Obama
Sep 28, 2015

Modi's third date with Obama

New Delhi can't really expect that the Americans can or will solve India's problems with Pakistan. India can better leverage support from the US and other international partners only when it has a strong and sustainable engagement of its own with Pakistan.

Modi's visit will boost India-Bangladesh ties
Jun 05, 2015

Modi's visit will boost India-Bangladesh ties

Modi's visit to Dhaka is likely to focus on greater economic cooperation and engagement. Some of the major highlights of the visit will be on rail, road and water connectivity as well as coastal shipping services.

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

Moon’s takeaways from India
Jul 24, 2018

Moon’s takeaways from India

President Moon’s visit came at a time when both countries are well poised to expand their security and economic engagements.

MPs' Sri Lanka visit: A clear message from Indian polity
Apr 23, 2012

MPs' Sri Lanka visit: A clear message from Indian polity

The Indian parliamentary delegation's visit to Sri Lanka was not expected to fast-track a solution to the ethnic issue. Yet, it has facilitated continued Indian engagement on the subject with various stake-holders, the Government, the TNA and the UNP Opposition.

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?
Sep 13, 2023

Mukherjee’s Middle East Visit: Setting a New Template?

President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel in October wasdifferent for its content and long-term implications. A careful analysis of his statements andspeeches in Amman, Ramallah and Jerusalem indicates a new Indian template for itsengagement with the Middle East. While some of his observations were a reiteration of thetraditional Indian positions since the early 20th century, they also signal a more nuancedapproach to the

Mutual Benefit Should Define India-Africa Partnership
Mar 30, 2011

Mutual Benefit Should Define India-Africa Partnership

The form of engagement between India and Africa should be defined by the idea of long-term mutual benefit and sustenance, and not merely by development and aid-giving.

Myanmar and India: A bridge and a gateway to the East
May 28, 2012

Myanmar and India: A bridge and a gateway to the East

As immediate neighbours, India and Myanmar have little choice but to engage each other closely. Such engagement needs understanding of each other's social and economic interests, and respect for each other's political and strategic concerns.

Myanmar's military diplomacy
Aug 09, 2012

Myanmar's military diplomacy

Myanmar's military chief General Min Aung Hlaing's recent India visit is another significant step in Myanmar's military diplomacy. Myanmar knows its interest lies in keeping a balanced military engagement with major powers and it would be the last that would want a strategic rivalry of the great powers be played out in its country.

Myanmar: India relations on upswing
Oct 20, 2020

Myanmar: India relations on upswing

The strategic location of Myanmar is beneficial for India’s economic engagement as well as physical and social connectivity.

Myanmar: Trade with India rising; much more needs to be done
Feb 20, 2015

Myanmar: Trade with India rising; much more needs to be done

Myanmar's bilateral engagement with India in trade has gained momentum since 2008 when political and economic reforms were launched in the former 'pariah' state. India-Myanmar trade has more than doubled in the last seven years and has crossed $2 billion in 2013-14,

New law on foreign relations adds to China’s lawfare arsenal
Jul 28, 2023

New law on foreign relations adds to China’s lawfare arsenal

With the Foreign Relations Law, China has added a new weapon to its arsenal against sanctions and further consolidates the Party’s grip on foreign e

Non-Western multilateralism: BRICS and the SCO in the post-Covid world
Jul 29, 2020

Non-Western multilateralism: BRICS and the SCO in the post-Covid world

BRICS and the SCO are a graphic embodiment of Russian and Indian equidistant partnerships with other non-Western power centres, which is fundamental f

Obama likely to continue his balanced approach towards China
Apr 04, 2013

Obama likely to continue his balanced approach towards China

Obama's China policy, motivated by an increasing level of interdependence, will involve constructive engagement with China. However, simultaneously, the US will also seek to ensure that their image of being a great power in Pacific-Asia does not change, according to US scholar Prof. Ronald W. Pruessen.

OIC and Myanmar
Aug 16, 2012

OIC and Myanmar

The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has got much attention from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation and a leader of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, has sought to promote a constructive engagement between the OIC and Myanmar, which is a member of the ASEAN, on the Rohingya problem.

One belt, one road, and now one circle
Feb 21, 2018

One belt, one road, and now one circle

The anticipated economic and strategic windfall from environmental change in the Arctic has spurred China to officially enunciate an Arctic policy. Ke

ORF TRUSTEE HONOURED WITH NATIONAL LAW DAY AWARD
Dec 03, 2007

ORF TRUSTEE HONOURED WITH NATIONAL LAW DAY AWARD

Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Trustee, Observer Research Foundation, and one of the senior-most lawyers of the Supreme Court, has been bestowed with the National Law Day Award for his "Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the Legal Profession in India and for his deep involvement and engagement in the maintenance of the highest standards at the Bar".

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities
Feb 27, 2024

Overcoming inconsistencies in comprehensive mobility plans of Indian cities

Amidst urban growth, equipping cities with the most optimal, cost-efficient, and effective mass rapid transport systems is imperative

Overcoming social distancing blues
Mar 23, 2020

Overcoming social distancing blues

Selective social networks and active social media engagement can minimise the mental health effects of COVID-19-induced isolation

Peace process wears no clothes
Dec 29, 2005

Peace process wears no clothes

The demand for India¿s active engagement with the Sri Lankan peace process has been building up for the past couple of years following the gradual erosion in the credibility of Norway as an impartial ¿facilitator¿. With the election of President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is in New Delhi this week, this demand has gained momentum; more so because of the fast deterioration in Sri Lanka¿s internal peace.

Peripheral diplomacy
May 19, 2015

Peripheral diplomacy

After much bonhomie in Beijing, PM Modi has moved on to raise India's strategic profile in two key states on China's periphery - Mongolia and South Korea. Although geography limits New Delhi's role in East Asia, Modi is betting India can win friends and partners through active engagement.

PM Modi in Mongolia
May 12, 2015

PM Modi in Mongolia

Why has Modi chosen to be India's first prime minister to visit Mongolia? Mongolia is indeed a very sensitive neighbour of China, and the investment of the PM's time in Mongolia seems worthwhile. To be sure, there has been a geopolitical dimension to India's engagement with Mongolia.

PM's China Visit: BRICS and the Bilateral Dynamics
Apr 13, 2011

PM's China Visit: BRICS and the Bilateral Dynamics

India has to be realistic enough to understand that heightened engagement between India and China in BRICS or any other multilateral fora has serious limitations - limitations imposed by the underlying Chinese objective of keeping India bogged down in South Asia as a regional power.

Post OBOR, should India relook its neighbourhood policy?
May 23, 2017

Post OBOR, should India relook its neighbourhood policy?

India needs to enhance its engagement with the neighbours to fulfil its vision for shared growth and prosperity – a key mantra of the nation’s neighbourhood policy.

Practising digital osmosis: India’s role in the global splinternet
Feb 07, 2023

Practising digital osmosis: India’s role in the global splinternet

Through digital osmosis, India attempts to balance profits from international engagements with national security considerations

President Kovind’s Manila visit: India’s Act East policy gets a further push
Oct 31, 2019

President Kovind’s Manila visit: India’s Act East policy gets a further push

Philippines is now seen as a key country in India’s Act East policy and its engagement with the ASEAN.

Purpose, Platform, and Power: Advancing Trade Under India’s G20 Presidency
Dec 14, 2022

Purpose, Platform, and Power: Advancing Trade Under India’s G20 Presidency

As India assumes the G20 presidency, it has the opportunity to further the cause of mutually beneficial, rules-based international trade at a time when the world is facing a series of multiple and overlapping political and economic crises. This paper opens by describing a confluence of factors that together open a window of opportunity for India’s presidency to advance pragmatic engagement on trade, specifically in shoring up the multilateral t

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia
Aug 17, 2023

Qatar’s Stakes in an Evolving West Asia

In November 2022, Qatar will become the first state in West Asia and the Arab world to host the coveted FIFA football World Cup. Doha’s winning the hosting rights has brought the country—home to only 2.9 million people, more than eight out of every ten of whom are foreign workers—out of the shadow of its large, and more powerful regional neighbours such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This brief views thi

Re-imagining Regions through BIMSTEC
Oct 15, 2014

Re-imagining Regions through BIMSTEC

BIMSTEC needs to be brought down to the people from the high governmental meetings. Activate people-centric initiatives to ensure engagement and involvement of the society in projects developed under BIMSTEC. This can start by simply involving people in the borderlands and coastal areas.

Realism in the study of International Relations in India
Aug 21, 2023

Realism in the study of International Relations in India

Attempts to arrive at a non-Western understanding of International Relations have often been made to counter the “hegemonising” influence of realism in the Indian milieu. This brief examines realist scholarship in India in recent years to understand what variants of realism have been given prominence. It also notes the absence of scholarship of the neoclassical realist variant and how this gap leads critics to arrive at an incomplete understa

Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts
Mar 28, 2024

Reconnecting cities with waterfronts: India's path to sustainable waterfronts

To reverse the adverse effects of industrialisation and rapid urbanisation on water bodies, India must implement sufficient and sustainable measures t