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US Policy options in Pakistan
Oct 13, 2011

US Policy options in Pakistan

Pakistan will face severe consequences if they do not change their policies in dealing with terror networks, said Dr. Lisa Curtis during a talk on "US Policy Options in Pakistan" on October 13, 2011 at Observer Research Foundation.

US policy towards potential flashpoints in Asia Pacific may determine US role
Jan 31, 2014

US policy towards potential flashpoints in Asia Pacific may determine US role

In the face of China's growing assertiveness, the United States' policy toward potential flashpoints is certainly going to play an important role in determining America's role in the Asia-Pacific, according to experts.

US reshaping China policy
Feb 16, 2021

US reshaping China policy

The emphasis will be on engagement, competition and cooperation

US's China policy is changing, say Japanese scholars
Jun 29, 2012

US's China policy is changing, say Japanese scholars

Prominent Japanese scholars feel that the United States' position is changing vis-à-vis China. They also think that Tokyo was wary of the possibility where the US and China might cut a deal.

US's rebalancing policy in Asia
Oct 05, 2012

US's rebalancing policy in Asia

The strengthening of working relationships with emerging Asian powers like India and Indonesia would form the second element of the United States's rebalancing policy, according to Ms Meera Shankar, former Indian Ambassador to the United States.

Vajpayee's foreign policy may be his most enduring legacy
Aug 20, 2018

Vajpayee's foreign policy may be his most enduring legacy

From testing nuclear weapons to pursuing peace with Pakistan and China, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was clear-headed about his about his security and foreign policies from the outset.

Vajpayee's Kashmir policy was more than a slogan 
Aug 20, 2018

Vajpayee's Kashmir policy was more than a slogan 

Among the indicators of the success of Vajpayee’s Kashmir policy is that even two decades later, the politicians, the civil society, the intelligent

Value capture taxation: A public policy approach
Jul 13, 2022

Value capture taxation: A public policy approach

India can implement value capture taxation that can help address urban land use challenges such as rising economic and social inequalities.

Wang visit: Beijing is not reassessing its India policy
Mar 31, 2022

Wang visit: Beijing is not reassessing its India policy

Some two years into the military standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi paid a short visit to India last week.

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns
Jul 31, 2023

Water for Indian Cities: Government Practices and Policy Concerns

The demand for basic infrastructure and services in Indian cities has increased phenomenally due to rapidly growing populations. Such unmet demands often adversely affect the quality of urban life, the economic productivity, as well as the process of sustainable development. The main purpose of this brief is to highlight the problems involved in improving access to water supply in Indian cities faced with a severe water shortage crisis. A case st

Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
Aug 10, 2023

Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations

This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country, like former Union Minister for Water Resources, Dr. Suresh Prabhu, current High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Tariq Ahmad Karim, Mr. Sunjoy Joshi, Director, Observer Research Foundation, Ms. Clare Shakya, Senior Regional C

We had a One China policy for long. It's time for a relook
Jul 14, 2021

We had a One China policy for long. It's time for a relook

India should adopt tougher positions on Tibet and Taiwan as it recalibrates ties with Beijing after China’s border aggression

West Bengal's water stand a challenge to Indian foreign policy
Feb 28, 2012

West Bengal's water stand a challenge to Indian foreign policy

At a time when India is struggling to establish itself as a global power, the position taken by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on the sharing of waters with Bangladesh will only help strengthen the anti-India rhetoric in the neighbouring country.

Where is Cambodia's foreign policy headed?
Jul 27, 2023

Where is Cambodia's foreign policy headed?

Until Cambodia is able to maximise its ties with other partners, it will continue to face the challenges brought upon by the exacerbating US-China com

Where is US’s China policy headed?
May 18, 2023

Where is US’s China policy headed?

The escalating geopolitical competition has placed the US and China at odds. Both sides need to stabilise their relationship given the role they play

Why Bihar’s prohibition law failed and what policymakers can learn from it
Jul 18, 2018

Why Bihar’s prohibition law failed and what policymakers can learn from it

Bihar’s policy foundations were erroneous, and in an effort to cover up its rudimentary faults, advocates of this policy have been resorting to othe

Why inconsistent Pakistan policy is India’s best bet for now
Feb 06, 2018

Why inconsistent Pakistan policy is India’s best bet for now

Policymakers in New Delhi face dilemmas from Pakistan, which are two-fold — the real threat Pakistan poses and India’s available responses.

Why India should have a declared Space policy
Sep 03, 2013

Why India should have a declared Space policy

Laying down the rules of the road is a task that should not be left until Space is highly weaponised. Aside from the political and strategic value, India has a huge financial stake given its investments and reliance in this regard.

Why India still doesn't have a Pakistan policy
May 25, 2018

Why India still doesn't have a Pakistan policy

Despite 70 years of unremitting and implacable hostility, New Delhi still does not know how to deal with Islamabad.

Why Iraq needs more attention in India’s West Asia policy calculus
Dec 07, 2022

Why Iraq needs more attention in India’s West Asia policy calculus

Baghdad can figure in India’s energy calculations more significantly given the geopolitical developments in recent times.

Why is India's West Asia policy ineffective?
Jul 23, 2014

Why is India's West Asia policy ineffective?

Does Indian Foreign Policy towards West Asia have to be as fragmented as the region? Probably not. One could start by enunciating a few guidelines that are minimalist; that we are against religious extremism, toppling established states and condemning disproportionate use of force by Israel.

Why Modi's water policy is a timely intervention
Nov 02, 2019

Why Modi's water policy is a timely intervention

If the Jal Jeevan Mission succeeds, water will be the Modi administration’s true revolution

Why the Philippines needs a robust “Look West” policy
Jan 25, 2024

Why the Philippines needs a robust “Look West” policy

As the Indo-Pacific continues to emerge at the centre of international security discourse, it will be vital for the Philippines to maximise this oppor

Why Vietnam is at the centre of India’s policy to counter China
Aug 24, 2017

Why Vietnam is at the centre of India’s policy to counter China

Hanoi is gradually becoming the linchpin of India’s eastward move.

Will Masuzoe's victory help PM Abe in nuclear policy?
Feb 26, 2014

Will Masuzoe's victory help PM Abe in nuclear policy?

While Shinzo Abe might be thinking that LDP supported independent Yoichi Masuzoe?s win in Tokyo gubernatorial poll will help him carry forward his pro-nuclear energy plans, defeated candidates Hosokawa and Koizumi are determined to intensify their campaign for a nuclear free Japan.

Will new leadership continue with Jayalalithaa’s policy priorities?
Dec 15, 2016

Will new leadership continue with Jayalalithaa’s policy priorities?

How the post-Jayalalitha leadership of new Chief Minister O Panneerselvam takes forward her initiatives remains to be seen

Will Sheikh Hasina's foreign policy boost her re-election bid?
Sep 15, 2022

Will Sheikh Hasina's foreign policy boost her re-election bid?

The ‘India factor’ has played an undeniable role in the Awami League's past electoral triumphs.

Will Trump’s foreign policy outlive his term?
Apr 28, 2020

Will Trump’s foreign policy outlive his term?

His imprint on trade, security and Asia policy will last. His influence on immigration, climate change may not

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-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.

Yameen’s China deals: Need for India to revisit its IOR neighbourhood policy
Dec 12, 2017

Yameen’s China deals: Need for India to revisit its IOR neighbourhood policy

For New Delhi, the China FTA came as a surprise as less than a year earlier, Yameen had declared that Maldives’ first FTA, whenever signed, would on

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.

Zero Covid-19 Policy: चीनी गवर्नेंस मॉडल पर क्यों उठा सवाल?
Dec 27, 2022

Zero Covid-19 Policy: चीनी गवर्नेंस मॉडल पर क्यों उठा सवाल?

चीन में इससे पहले भी विरोध-प्रदर्शन हुए हैं, जिन्हें ताकत के जोर से दबाया जाता रहा है. संभावना है कि इस बार भी चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी की मशीनरी मौजूदा असंतोष को पूरी क्रूरता

‘Neo-Ottomanism’ in Turkish foreign policy
Aug 31, 2020

‘Neo-Ottomanism’ in Turkish foreign policy

Erdogan’s boisterous efforts to revivify Islamist Turkey, viewed in conjunction with his equally headstrong approach to foreign policy has been dubb

#China: 20वीं पार्टी कांग्रेस और चीन की कूटनीति के भविष्य का सफ़र
Jan 05, 2023

#China: 20वीं पार्टी कांग्रेस और चीन की कूटनीति के भविष्य का सफ़र

जहां तक चीन की कूटनीति की आगे की योजना की बात है, तो पिछली ब