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A ‘just transition’: Is India’s green transition inclusive?
Sep 17, 2021

A ‘just transition’: Is India’s green transition inclusive?

As the world speeds towards its goal of a “green transition”, India must look into what this entails for people, communities, and the social struc

A ‘pilgrimage’ to Nepal
May 17, 2018

A ‘pilgrimage’ to Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit was high on symbolism but India must do more to deliver on the bilateral agenda

A ‘Zeitenwende’ in the India-Germany relationship
Mar 08, 2023

A ‘Zeitenwende’ in the India-Germany relationship

Amidst geopolitical shifts and multipolarity, New Delhi’s ties with Berlin could be vital in shaping a new global order

Aadhaar: Underutilised in promoting preventive and public health
Nov 16, 2023

Aadhaar: Underutilised in promoting preventive and public health

India can craft a holistic public and preventive health policy paradigm by using Aadhaar to cultivate health-positive behaviours

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD
Dec 20, 2022

Aam Aadmi Party’s five-year agenda for MCD

Would AAP be able to translate policy into action during its five-year tenure?

Abe's African Safari: Will it pay off?
Feb 10, 2014

Abe's African Safari: Will it pay off?

At the beginning of the year, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a trip to Africa. His renewed engagement in Africa is seen as a part of his broader effort to put an assertive stamp on Japan's foreign policy. Will his African Safari pay off? Can Japan have the same amount of influence in the continent as its arch rival China?

Abe's and Modi's policies on Indo-Pacific becoming concurrent: Japanese Ambassador
Oct 18, 2014

Abe's and Modi's policies on Indo-Pacific becoming concurrent: Japanese Ambassador

The idea of a united Indo-Pacific put forward by t he Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is becoming increasingly concurrent with the foreign policy initiatives of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the Ambassador of Japan to India, Mr. Takeshi Yagi.

Achieving net-zero through just transition
Nov 12, 2021

Achieving net-zero through just transition

To ensure an inclusive transition, India will have to introduce policy interventions to cushion the states and communities who will be impacted by the

Acting East through the Mekong sub-region
Sep 05, 2016

Acting East through the Mekong sub-region

An important element of the Act East policy is using cultural diplomacy to further India’s interests.

Acting East: Indian defence co-operation in Asia
Sep 05, 2019

Acting East: Indian defence co-operation in Asia

India must remember that it is only by exporting to Asia that it can transform its ‘Act East’ policy from being a tokenistic one into an influenti

Action plan to take on China
Feb 04, 2021

Action plan to take on China

The Biden policy moves signal the need for the US to challenge Chinese assertiveness, its domestic repression and its surge as a technological challenger to the US hegemony.

Adapting to Adversity: The need for psychological resilience in 2021
Dec 22, 2020

Adapting to Adversity: The need for psychological resilience in 2021

Unfortunately, policy advancements in mental health services have been left wanting due to the overwhelming public health burden of a raging pandemic.

Addressing India's missing girls: Time to re-evaluate strategies
Jul 28, 2015

Addressing India's missing girls: Time to re-evaluate strategies

The government is approaching the issue of declining sex ratio with a new commitment. It should be tackled with nuanced policy interventions. Instead of introducing more schemes, the existing schemes could be made more accessible and the loopholes could be confronted.

Adopting the One Health approach
Apr 05, 2024

Adopting the One Health approach

Constitutional provisions for the right to health cannot be realised without integrating frameworks for the health of people and the planet.

Advances in Chinese missile defence and hypersonic capabilities
Jun 19, 2023

Advances in Chinese missile defence and hypersonic capabilities

In light of the advances in Chinese defence capabilities, India must prioritise the development of the second phase of India’s BMD capability as wel

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace
Mar 23, 2015

Afghanistan: Rising violence, uncertain peace

In Afghanistan, how the unity government strikes an internal balance will in turn determine in long run its ability to carry forth a range of bold policy initiatives through political consensus. It would also to an extent impact morale on the battlefield.

Africa: Is a lack of disruption a boon or bane for the future?
Nov 02, 2020

Africa: Is a lack of disruption a boon or bane for the future?

In his Africa engagement, President Trump has mostly opted for continuity, but the current US' zero-sum policy of competing head-to-head with China ha

After attacks, Afghan endgame seems more of a mirage
Apr 20, 2012

After attacks, Afghan endgame seems more of a mirage

The high table at the NATO Summit at Chicago will discuss some withdrawal agenda, but the real policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan will only be delineated when the new administration takes charge in Washington in November.

After Attari
Apr 16, 2012

After Attari

The problem of contemporary India's foreign policy making is not that states have acquired a veto over the Centre. Most state leaderships have not only supported regional economic integration and trans-border connectivity, but are also craving for it.

After Trump’s tweet, India hopes US will bring Pakistan to heel
Jan 03, 2018

After Trump’s tweet, India hopes US will bring Pakistan to heel

It would be unwise to expect that Trump’s tweet represents a major policy shift. That Pakistan has been playing the US on the issue of support to the Taliban is no secret. If anything, Trump’s remarks are a manifestation of American frustration in getting Pakistan to behave.

Ahead of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet, China holds all the cards
Apr 05, 2017

Ahead of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet, China holds all the cards

There are many obstacles for the US-China summit, such that the American side is simply not ready for a substantive negotiation. But there are also many areas of discussion, including North Korea, the One-China policy and trade.

Aim at zero-defect products
Apr 14, 2015

Aim at zero-defect products

The new foreign trade policy (2015-20) announced by the Commerce Minister recently is aimed at doubling India's exports from $465.9 billion in 2013-14 to $900 billion in 2020. However, for this, India has to gain the reputation of producing good quality, zero-defect products which can compete in international markets. To achieve this goal, much needs to be done.

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management
Oct 15, 2018

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management

Making the NSA the chairman of the Strategic Policy Group of the National Security Council could be part of an effort to paper over the real problems relating to the dysfunctional defence system.

Ambiguities galore: Verify before placing trust
Jul 27, 2005

Ambiguities galore: Verify before placing trust

At first glance, the July 18 India-US joint statement promises a giant leap forward in bilateral relations and a paradigm shift in the US policy towards India. The agreement undoubtedly is a testimony to the growing trust and meaningful strategic partnership between New Delhi and Washington.

American 'Pivot to Asia': Great strategy, but badly implemented
Feb 05, 2013

American 'Pivot to Asia': Great strategy, but badly implemented

Describing the US's 'Pivot to Asia' as "rhetoric without reassurance", Chatham House scholar on US foreign policy says it is a great strategy, but it has been badly implemented.

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon
Apr 13, 2020

Amidst a pandemic, Donald Trump signs order to mine on the moon

On the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's (and humankind's) first journey into space, the US Executive Order, stipulating that Americans should have the right use the resources of space, rings outrageous.

An Ambitious Trade Agenda for a Global India
Apr 04, 2023

An Ambitious Trade Agenda for a Global India

India’s desire to reconfigure the global balance of power is predicated on its ability to become an indispensable element in the global economic order. Thus, it is not surprising that the new foreign trade policy seems to shed the reticence of the past.

An Assessment of President Hu’s visit to India
Jul 24, 2023

An Assessment of President Hu’s visit to India

In the backdrop of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India, a roundtable discussion was organized by Observer Research Foundation on December 1, 2006 to assess the outcome of the visit and its impact on relations between the two countries. The discussion focused on how the India-China relationship would evolve in the wake of the visit.

An avoidable fracas between India and the Gulf
Jun 10, 2022

An avoidable fracas between India and the Gulf

Could the recent comments by the BJP party spokesperson damage India's reputation and its foreign policy goals in the economically and strategically

An investment in knowledge: Boosting India-US educational ties
Sep 20, 2023

An investment in knowledge: Boosting India-US educational ties

Educational cooperation between India and the United States (US) has gone from strength to strength, and there is much more that can be done.

An unclaimed legacy
Jan 05, 2015

An unclaimed legacy

Former NDA prime minister Vajpayee kept the professional hawks in the national security establishment and the conservatives in his own party BJP at bay in the making of India's foreign policy. It is not clear if Narendra Modi can sustain a similar freedom of action for his government.

Analysing Bangladesh’s balance of payments situation
Dec 20, 2022

Analysing Bangladesh’s balance of payments situation

Bangladesh would need to adopt long-term policy measures to achieve a robust growth rate

Analysing France’s new strategy for Africa
Mar 15, 2023

Analysing France’s new strategy for Africa

With its new strategy for partnership with African countries, France aims to break away from its past approach towards the continent

Analysing South Asian Analysts
Nov 17, 2003

Analysing South Asian Analysts

After decades of being on the backburner, the 9-11 terrorist attacks forced America to take a fresh look at the South Asian region. The last time the US had focused on this region was immediately following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, which required US policymakers to structure their policies to fit the Cold War paradigm.

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead
Jan 23, 2024

Annual Outlook 2023: Warmer Climes Ahead

This report explores the economic and geopolitical impacts of climate change, highlighting the mitigated energy crisis in Europe, inflation trends, and global monetary policies. It discusses investment opportunities in sustainable travel and emerging markets, particularly in Asia, amidst the evolving energy landscape and consumer behaviors post-COVID, in the year 2023.

Apprehensive world leaders need not worry yet, the US’s peculiar political system will keep Trump in check
Nov 10, 2016

Apprehensive world leaders need not worry yet, the US’s peculiar political system will keep Trump in check

At the end of the day, Trump’s policymaking will depend on the team that executes it, and, as of now, no one has a clue about what this team will look like.

Aquatic inferno: UUVs and covert action for the future
Apr 10, 2024

Aquatic inferno: UUVs and covert action for the future

Defined by the principles of plausible deniability and the tangible strategic effect against adversaries, covert sea operations, especially with UUVs,

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

Are Hurriyat leaders taking out old ‘tricks’ to scuttle talks?
May 31, 2018

Are Hurriyat leaders taking out old ‘tricks’ to scuttle talks?

For the first time in last four years, the Modi government has expressed a willingness to hold talks with the Hurriyat. The acknowledgment of separati

Are recent reforms in China’s development cooperation programme effective?
Oct 03, 2023

Are recent reforms in China’s development cooperation programme effective?

Although China has initiated steps to improve its development cooperation programme, many of the commitments have yet to materialise

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?
Aug 02, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in military operations: Where does India stand?

Policymakers must have a sound understanding of the objectives that AI seeks to achieve in the strategic context of India to disseminate artificial in

Artificial intelligence technologies have a climate cost
Feb 04, 2022

Artificial intelligence technologies have a climate cost

The AI-climate change link is understudied, not least because the largest companies working in this space are neither transparent nor meaningfully committed to understanding it

As crude drones change the nature of terror, India needs to prepare better
Jul 02, 2021

As crude drones change the nature of terror, India needs to prepare better

The fact that drones made from scrap and duct-tape carrying improvised explosive devices are able to damage conventional aircraft on ground, worth millions of dollars, brought forward a new set of challenges for defence policymakers

As India and Islamabad unite on peace, it's time to put our faith in diplomacy
Sep 23, 2013

As India and Islamabad unite on peace, it's time to put our faith in diplomacy

Now that BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi is approaching what could possibly be the pinnacle of his career, the last thing he wants is to box himself in by his own rhetoric. It is for this reason that in his Haryana speech, he also invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee's policy, which used the Kargil crisis to get the world community to pin down Pakistan on avoiding the use of violence in relation to Kashmir.

ASEAN: आसियान के विशेष दूत ‘सोखोन’ के लिए चुनौतियों की डगर साबित होगा म्यांमार
Jul 31, 2023

ASEAN: आसियान के विशेष दूत ‘सोखोन’ के लिए चुनौतियों की डगर साबित होगा म्यांमार

वैसे तो बहुत नाप-तौल कर क़दम उठाए गए लेकिन आसियान के विशेष

Assessing globalisation: Reconciling with a changing world order
Aug 22, 2023

Assessing globalisation: Reconciling with a changing world order

By reforming policy frameworks and promoting responsible global economic governance, globalisation could prioritise inclusive growth, social equity, a

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation
Feb 27, 2024

Assessing the Achievements and Challenges of EU-India Cybersecurity Cooperation

The European Union’s (EU) and India’s paths towards becoming “cyber powers” could hardly be more different. The EU has a long tradition of protecting personal privacy rights and patents, while urging to enhance multilateral norms on cyberspace. India’s thinking on cybersecurity has continuously been boosted by the cyber threats emerging from China and Pakistan. It has further been shaped by India’s domestic Information Technology indu