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One Year of ISPS Code Implementation
Jul 16, 2005

One Year of ISPS Code Implementation

The primary aim of the ISPS Code was to strengthen the security of international shipping, ports, waterways and the high seas by directing the governments, shipping companies and port operators to enhance security of the maritime edifice.

One-sided rivalry?
Jun 04, 2012

One-sided rivalry?

That India and China are rivals in Myanmar is a widely accepted premise. Much of the Indian and international reporting on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's just-concluded visit to Myanmar reflected this understanding.

Open Bay for Bangladesh
Mar 16, 2012

Open Bay for Bangladesh

Bangladesh's stake in the Bay of Bengal has increased following the order of the International Tribunal on the Law of the Seas (ITLOS) in the dispute regarding delimitation of the maritime boundary with Myanmar.

Open Letter to Senator Edward Kennedy
Jun 27, 2005

Open Letter to Senator Edward Kennedy

I am addressing this open letter not only to you, but also to other members of the US Congress, who have expressed their concern over the course of the US-led war against international terrorism in Iraq and have started suggesting, if not demanding, the withdrawal of the US troops from there.

Operation Enduring Millstone
Sep 24, 2004

Operation Enduring Millstone

It is increasingly difficult to make sense out of what is going on in Iraq.

Operation Geronimo and the Future of US-Pakistan Relations
May 11, 2011

Operation Geronimo and the Future of US-Pakistan Relations

Pakistan and the US have much to lose if the US disengages from Pakistan. Therefore, US-Pakistan relations are likely to overcome their present turbulence and continue being an alliance of convenience for both.

ORF - ECC study project on Radical Islam
Oct 16, 2009

ORF - ECC study project on Radical Islam

The Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and the Experimental Creativity Centre, Moscow have initiated a collaborative research project on Radical Islam. The first meeting under this project took place in Moscow on the 8th and 9th of October, 2009.

ORF Faculty appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
May 21, 2013

ORF Faculty appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

Lt. Gen. Nirbhay Sharma (Retd), Distinguished Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, has been appointed the new Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, a strategic border State in the North East.

ORF hosts discussion on climate change
Jun 26, 2009

ORF hosts discussion on climate change

Mr. Thomas Haahr, First Secretary, Climate Change, Royal Danish Embassy outlined deep cuts in emissions of industrialised countries, financial support for developing countries, enhanced mitigation action by developing countries and adapting to the impact of climate change as the key challenges that would have to be addressed in Copenhagen

ORF in Top 10 Asian think tanks
Jan 22, 2015

ORF in Top 10 Asian think tanks

As part of the worldwide launch of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2014, an event was organised at ORF in Delhi on Thursday. According to the Report, ORF has been placed at 8th position amongst the Top 10 think tanks in Asia.

ORF Kolkata Chapter moves to new campus
Apr 15, 2013

ORF Kolkata Chapter moves to new campus

The Kolkata Chapter of Observer Research Foundation has started functioning from its own new building in New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata. The chapter moved to the new premises on April 15, the auspicious occasion of Poila Baishakh or Bengali New Year.

ORF launches new logo as it completes 25 years
Sep 07, 2015

ORF launches new logo as it completes 25 years

ORF has launched a new, bold and impressive logo as it completed 25 glorious years. The logo was unveiled by the senior-most Trustee and Honourary Secretary Mr. Baljit Kapur at the 26th Foundation Day. Also present were Trustees Mrs Renuka Mishra and Mr Lalit Bhasin and Director Sunjoy Joshi.

ORF participates in Moscow BRIC conference
Nov 18, 2008

ORF participates in Moscow BRIC conference

The Observer Research Foundation (ORF) was invited to put together a group from India for the Moscow conference by the Polity Foundation, one of the principal Russian organisers. ORF and Polity have had earlier contact and a bilateral event had been jointly organised by

ORF publication on BRIC released in South Africa
Mar 14, 2011

ORF publication on BRIC released in South Africa

ORF publication 'BRIC in the New World Order' was released in South Africa recently. The event was organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs. Its National Director Ms Elizabeth Sidiropoulos introduced the book and delivered the opening remarks. The launch was followed by a round-table discussion.

ORF recommends $1 billion SAARC Fund
Jan 22, 2004

ORF recommends $1 billion SAARC Fund

The SAARC should plan a billion dollar Infrastructure Fund for developing water and energy projects in areas with high unemployment and poverty rates, a ORF Policy Brief issued on the eve of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee¿s visit to Islamabad to attend the 12th SAARC Conference.

ORF researcher bags NIXI fellowship
Oct 19, 2010

ORF researcher bags NIXI fellowship

ORF Senior Fellow Dr. R. Swaminathan will work on mobile banking solutions for financial inclusion and prepare a policy document for the government.

ORF Seminar on Status Of India Studies in the United States
Sep 15, 2004

ORF Seminar on Status Of India Studies in the United States

The seminar on Status of India Studies in the United States is co-sponsored by Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi and India Studies Program of Indiana University. The seminar is scheduled for September 15 and 16, 2004 at Indiana Memorial Union Hotel, Indiana University, Bloomington.

ORF study highlights appalling state of sanitation at Mumbai railway stations
Jun 03, 2010

ORF study highlights appalling state of sanitation at Mumbai railway stations

The study urges urgent action to improve the state of sanitation and demands facilities comparable to those at airports

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".

ORF's Indo-Russian dialogue concludes
Oct 05, 2009

ORF's Indo-Russian dialogue concludes

The third meeting of ORF's Indo-Russian dialogue was held in Moscow on 5 - 6 October 2009. India's Russian partner in this dialogue is the Russkiy Mir Foundation headed by Mr. Vyacheslav Nikonov who is also President of the Unity for Russia Foundation.

ORF's Lingua China embarks on language & culture exchange
Jun 12, 2014

ORF's Lingua China embarks on language & culture exchange

Observer Research Foundation-Kolkata and Tagore's Cheena Bhavana at Visva-Bharati University co-hosted a day-long series of discussions, an evening of cultural interactions, and a half-day of intensive Mandarin language lessons.

ORF, FUDAN University Joint Project to Study Rural Economies and Governance Practices
Aug 10, 2010

ORF, FUDAN University Joint Project to Study Rural Economies and Governance Practices

Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India and Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences Fudan University, China have agreed to undertake a joint research project.

ORF, Russia hold first non-official dialogue
Oct 05, 2007

ORF, Russia hold first non-official dialogue

The First Meeting of the ORF-Russia non-official Dialogue jointly organised by ORF and two Russian NGOs, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Polity Foundation was held in Moscow in October 2007.

ORF- GIZ Economic Policy Forum: Resources Policy
Feb 28, 2014

ORF- GIZ Economic Policy Forum: Resources Policy

Experts from the BRICS countries and Germany discussed in Delhi 'Supply Side Economics and the Need for Energy Diversification'; 'The Future of Global Energy Systems'; 'Industrial Efficiency and Business Responsibility' and 'Energy Access in BRICS Nations'.

ORF- PCIP Joint Task Force on Indo-US Relations
Sep 13, 2004

ORF- PCIP Joint Task Force on Indo-US Relations

The second meeting of the ORF-PCIP Task Force on India-US Relations was held at Los Angeles on September 13-14, 2004. The first such joint Task Force between an American and an Indian think tank, it is a Track II initiative between Observer Research Foundation, India?s first multi-disciplinary think tank and the Pacific Council, a leadership forum based at Los Angeles and rooted in the American West.

ORF-CSIS Dialogue on East and South East Asia
Mar 17, 2005

ORF-CSIS Dialogue on East and South East Asia

The March 16-visit of US Secretary of State Condeleza Rice to New Delhi is an unprecedented, landmark visit at the most opportune time', said the Indian Foreign Secretary, Mr Shyam Saran, while Inaugurating the ORF-Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Dialogue on East and South East Asia, at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), on March 17, 2005.

ORF-DU summer workshop on good governance
May 21, 2009

ORF-DU summer workshop on good governance

Twenty-four undergraduate students, studying history, journalism, economics, political science, and commerce, in different DU colleges, such as Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Hansraj, Hindu, Indraprastha, LSR, Miranda House, Ramjas, and Sri Venkateswara, took part in the workshop.

ORF-DU workshop brainstorms on India's future challenges
May 19, 2008

ORF-DU workshop brainstorms on India's future challenges

A first of its kind in India, the first Observer Research Foundation-Delhi University summer workshop for undergraduate students on "India's Future Challenges" was organised at ORF Delhi campus between May 19, 2008 and June 4, 2008.

ORF-Forum of Federation International Workshop on 'Decentralised Delivery of Health Care'
Feb 09, 2004

ORF-Forum of Federation International Workshop on 'Decentralised Delivery of Health Care'

In partnership with the Forum of Federations (FoF), Canada, Observer Research Foundation intends to study various decentralized approaches to Health Care delivery and draw inspiration for an ideal Indian model.This programme aims to provide the Government of Gujarat and other interested parties an ideal model of decentralized delivery of Health Care in India drawing from experiences in India as well as countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Can

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Affordable and Liveable Housing for the Migrants and Urban Poor
Jul 25, 2013

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Affordable and Liveable Housing for the Migrants and Urban Poor

The demand for basic needs has outpaced supply in many cities of the world. This fact is observed in the urban housing sector. High economic growth along with urbanisation has created a huge demand for housing, and according to recent estimates, there is a massive shortage of dwelling units in many urban areas of the world.

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Need for effective implementation of urban development plans
Sep 24, 2013

ORF-GIZ Urban Workshop Series Need for effective implementation of urban development plans

Preparation of a town/city plan is a comprehensive exercise involving collection, tabulation and analysis of data on numerous urban development indicators. The enormous amount of time, labour and resources involved in this process usually go to waste as compliance to plan proposals is often quite minimal.

ORF-Hammurabi & Solomon suggestions to Justice Verma Committee
Jan 04, 2013

ORF-Hammurabi & Solomon suggestions to Justice Verma Committee

ORF and Hammurabi & Solomon, a law firm, have submitted a memorandum to Justice Verma Committee, detaling suggestions in the law and the government setup to provide for speedier justice and enhance safety and security of women.

ORF-ISEAS second dialogue takes place
May 29, 2009

ORF-ISEAS second dialogue takes place

The first session dealt with the major power dynamics in South and Southeast Asia

Osama bin Laden Killed: Lingering Questions
May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden Killed: Lingering Questions

The killing of Osama bin Laden is undoubtedly a military defeat for al Qaeda but on the ideological front, there is still some way to go before it can be said with surety that the global terrorist movement has been put to rest.

Osama's death: The Key Question
May 03, 2011

Osama's death: The Key Question

The killing of Osama bin Laden, one of the most prized assets of Pakistan Army, is likely to exacerbate differences among the top and middle-rung Army leadership which has been quite uncomfortable with the US over the Raymond Davis affair and the Drone attacks. The key question is what effect this event will have on the Army and the ISI.

Osama's legacy is in political geography
May 05, 2012

Osama's legacy is in political geography

On the first anniversary of Osama bin-Laden's killing, questions about his relevance are déjà vu. What's more interesting is how even when on the run and long dead the Sheikh of misdirected Jehad shaped the histories of nations.

Osama: Impact on Indo-Pak Relations
May 16, 2011

Osama: Impact on Indo-Pak Relations

The end of Osama bin Laden will loom so big in global consciousness that anything resembling terrorism, even the cross border variety, will come under close scrutiny of the international community. Pushed thus against the wall, the mind may furnish some sensible solutions.

Our crumbling judicial system
Jul 31, 2015

Our crumbling judicial system

The judicial system of India has much to be proud of, but unfortunately, providing justice is not one of them, more so, if you happen to be one of the 'aam janta' (common people). If the judiciary and its other elements have not heard the clarion call to action, they may soon be in the unfortunate position of finding themselves not just ignored, but even worse, treated as irrelevant.

Our fragile world: Conflict, Pandemic, and vaccine inequity
Mar 17, 2022

Our fragile world: Conflict, Pandemic, and vaccine inequity

The COVID-19 response is forcing us to reimagine global institutions and their commitments.

Outline of New World Order?
Mar 19, 2011

Outline of New World Order?

Lebanon backed by Britain and France introduced the UN resolution on Libya, supported by the US. What next? Not quite clear except that a huge question mark has been placed on the future of east Libyan oil reserves, rather like the one on Kirkuk in Iraq's Kurdish north.

Overcoming challenges to India-US defence cooperation
Oct 06, 2015

Overcoming challenges to India-US defence cooperation

Against the backdrop of increasing Chinese territorial assertiveness, the logic of geopolitics dictates that both India and the U.S. have vital interests in strengthening defense cooperation. In June, US and India signed a 10-year defence framework agreement.

Overcrowding in Paradise
Jan 14, 2011

Overcrowding in Paradise

Malik Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, probably may have no links with the ISI, but he is irredeemably part of the web of extremism ISI has woven.

Overhaul the policing system to curb political violence
Jan 19, 2008

Overhaul the policing system to curb political violence

Dr K S Subramanian, IPS (retd), a former DGP-level official in Tripura, spoke on the topic, "Political violence and policing in India", at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation, on 19 January 2008.