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No consistency in Centre's Kashmir policy
Oct 25, 2010

No consistency in Centre's Kashmir policy

The integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India is the ultimate solution to the Kashmir problem, said Dr. Subha Chandran at an interaction on 'Jammu & Kashmir: Internal Threats and External Interests' at the ORF Chennai Chapter.

North Africa in the Indian foreign policy matrix
Oct 13, 2021

North Africa in the Indian foreign policy matrix

Taking into account their shared history of cooperating over decolonisation, India and North African nations have much potential to develop deeper rel

Obama's Middle East policy a boon for China?
Nov 13, 2013

Obama's Middle East policy a boon for China?

As US President Obama reshapes America's relationships in the Middle East, new equations are likely to emerge within the region and more Space will be created for China to win over the old allies of the US.

Observer Research Foundation (ORF)-Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP)
Mar 18, 2004

Observer Research Foundation (ORF)-Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP)

The first meeting of the ORF-Pacific Council Task Force on India-US Relations was held at Jamnagar on March 18-19, 2004.

One child policy reform: Policy decision or compulsion?
Dec 11, 2013

One child policy reform: Policy decision or compulsion?

Relaxation of China's One Child policy reform proposed in Third Plenum is not a full proof plan. President Xi Jinping has a perfect analogy with Deng Xiaoping in grappling with a compulsion of sorts. Deng was faced with a bulging population; Xi finds the challenge in ageing one.

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'.

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China
Aug 26, 2016

Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for Baloch policy and economic corridor with China

Dominance in the Baloch region could be passing on to China. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the newest instrument.

Pakistan’s India policy: Hot words, cold feet
Apr 04, 2021

Pakistan’s India policy: Hot words, cold feet

If earlier the army would sabotage things, this time the civilians have done so.

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A policy rooted in delusions and wishful thinking
Jan 21, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A policy rooted in delusions and wishful thinking

Would the new NSP bring about much-required reform in Pakistan or will it just double down on its past rhetoric?

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

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn?
Jan 22, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn?

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

Paradiplomacy and India: Growing role of states in foreign policy
Dec 06, 2016

Paradiplomacy and India: Growing role of states in foreign policy

Paradiplomacy throws up fresh challenges for the Indian government.

PM Modi's foreign policy
May 15, 2015

PM Modi's foreign policy

Modi's strategy to navigate the impossible trinity of US, China and Europe-Russia is clear. Engage with the US, Japan and Germany aggressively and integrate into their value chains. Keep expectations low but exchange lofty targets with the Chinese and the Russians.

PM's  Myanmar visit to strengthen Look East policy
Feb 28, 2014

PM's Myanmar visit to strengthen Look East policy

As Manmohan Singh meets Myanmar's President in the sidelines of the Bimstec summit, this will give an opportunity for the two leaders to further deepen bilateral ties. As part of the two neighbours growing relations, a border security pact is expected to be signed during Dr Singh's visit.

Political and policy lessons from Thailand’s UHC experience
Apr 25, 2017

Political and policy lessons from Thailand’s UHC experience

Thailand is one of the few developing countries in the world that have successfully implemented Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Beginning three decades ago, Thailand’s UHC first covered the poor, then the near-poor, the formal sector employees, and the children and the elderly, through various publicly funded and contributory schemes until it reached 71 percent of the entire population in 2000. The government elected in 2001 implemented full-p

Polls, politics, and foreign policy: Bangladesh in perspective
Jan 12, 2024

Polls, politics, and foreign policy: Bangladesh in perspective

The dynamics that have shaped the recent Bangladeshi election will leave an imprint on the country’s bilateral ties, in turn affecting its developme

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.

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.

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India
May 11, 2023

Priorities for a Technology Foreign Policy for India

On 1 January 2020, the Ministry of External Affairs announced the establishment under its wing of the New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies (NEST) division. This marked a welcome addition to the government’s organisational capacities in an era increasingly being characterised by the interplay of technology, trade, security and geopolitics. This brief outlines the global and domestic context that will surround the operations of the NEST divis

Prioritising MSMEs in India’s policy push for rooftop solar
Feb 02, 2024

Prioritising MSMEs in India’s policy push for rooftop solar

The focus on rooftop solar in the Union Budget 2024 has provided a strong impetus for the residential segment. A targeted scheme is also required to e

Productivity growth in Indian manufacturing: Policy implications from an econometric analysis
Jan 08, 2018

Productivity growth in Indian manufacturing: Policy implications from an econometric analysis

This paper evaluates the impact of various policy reforms, including the economic reforms of the 1990s, on India’s manufacturing sector. Covering the priority sectors relevant to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, the paper analyses the productivity of registered manufacturing units from 1974-75 to 2012-13. It offers empirical evidence on the growth of productivity in the organised manufacturing sector through an inter-tem

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy
Mar 17, 2020

Promoting a ‘GDP of the Poor’: The imperative of integrating ecosystems valuation in development policy

This paper argues in favour of integrating valuation of ecosystem services in development policy planning in India. The paper presents three cases where monetary values of ecosystem services have been estimated to illustrate the significance of the exercise: the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) in Uttarakhand, the Kunigal Wetlands in Karnataka, and the Indian Sundarbans Delta (ISD) in West Bengal. The first two cases highlight the ecosystem-livelihoods

Public Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance: Results of a Community-Based Survey and Implications for Policy
May 04, 2022

Public Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance: Results of a Community-Based Survey and Implications for Policy

Knowledge assessment is essential to policymaking, including for health. This report measures awareness of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance, and finds crucial gaps in understanding on many issues. In a survey among visitors to a science museum in Kolkata, the authors found, for example, more than six of every 10 respondents (67 percent) believing that antibiotics can be used to treat viral infections. This report highlights the need to de

Public policy lessons from Pakistan’s experience with COVID-19
Sep 25, 2020

Public policy lessons from Pakistan’s experience with COVID-19

Pakistan must proceed beyond providing immediate relief to its people by investing in programmes that reduce vulnerability and lead to sustained impro

Public protests and policy issues
Oct 14, 2011

Public protests and policy issues

The Centre having addressed issues in terms of suppliers' liability through parliamentary legislation in the case of nuclear power projects, the nation will have to now decide if it wants growth with risks or would be happy with riskless regression.

Rahul Gandhi's CII talk and the hints for policy-makers
Apr 09, 2013

Rahul Gandhi's CII talk and the hints for policy-makers

Rahul Gandhi, during his recent 75-minute talk at the CII, may have left enough hints - and some more pronounced than the rest -on the need for the party to 're-invent' itself and re-visit some of the policies, including those of the 'economic reforms era'.

Rating Modi's foreign policy
Sep 14, 2016

Rating Modi's foreign policy

PM Modi's queue for a reality check to balance diplomacy, with domestic interests, for keeping the economic interests higher.

RCEP: The best way forward for Modi's 'Act East' Policy
Jan 06, 2015

RCEP: The best way forward for Modi's 'Act East' Policy

In the light of the fact that India is not a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is important for the country to forge a deal in RCEP. In the current scenario, there have been increasing attempts by Indo-Pacific region members to voice growing concerns regarding Non Tariff barriers hindering trade prospects in the regional bloc.

Re-thinking India's monetary policy
Feb 14, 2014

Re-thinking India's monetary policy

Inflation targeting has become a bone of contention in India. While some economists say a certain level of inflation is a necessary evil, others argue RBI's target is very low and would require monetary tightening. What is required is a balance between fiscal and monetary policy.

Re-visiting neighbourhood policy
Apr 10, 2013

Re-visiting neighbourhood policy

For India to be taken seriously by its neighbours, and other friends and adversaries alike, it has to be clear in its mind as to what it is and where it is headed, and where it wants to go - and can actually travel to.

Rebooting Germany’s foreign policy towards China
Mar 25, 2022

Rebooting Germany’s foreign policy towards China

After Germany’s geopolitical awakening to the threat posed by Russia, would it also reconsider its foreign policy on China?