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Response to Pulwama attack: Firefighting or dawn of a new policy
Feb 26, 2019

Response to Pulwama attack: Firefighting or dawn of a new policy

A scrutiny of the Pulwama terrorist attack clearly shows it is undoubtedly a result of serious security lapse along with intelligence failure.

Responses to the Sri Lankan crisis: Reflections of the new world order and the Indo-Pacific
May 10, 2022

Responses to the Sri Lankan crisis: Reflections of the new world order and the Indo-Pacific

The varied responses to the Sri Lankan crisis from India, China, and the West best reflect their respective Indo-Pacific strategy

A new, fractured global order is upon us. India’s response must evolve accordingly
Jan 25, 2020

A new, fractured global order is upon us. India’s response must evolve accordingly

As political ideologies fail to provide purpose and meaning to individuals, they are increasingly finding refuge in identity and religion. The thin li

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370
Oct 16, 2020

A Primer on US and EU response to India’s Abrogation of Article 370

This paper outlines the responses of the US Congress and European Union (EU) parliament to the Indian government’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and the surrounding events, including the communications lockdown in Kashmir. It notes contrasting responses: the US Congress showed a binary reaction of moderate and extreme calls to action, and the EU parliament honed a more expansive approach to address India’s apparent “democrat

Abe wants decisive responses to China's ambitions near Japan waters
Sep 24, 2013

Abe wants decisive responses to China's ambitions near Japan waters

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that his country needs quicker and more decisive responses to China's increasing maritime ambitions in waters near Japan, according to two Japanese security experts, Dr Marie Izuyama and Dr Hikaru Yamashita.

Africa and COVID19: Impact, Response, and Challenges to Recovery
Sep 28, 2020

Africa and COVID19: Impact, Response, and Challenges to Recovery

The COVID-19 outbreak poses immense challenges to Africa’s resilience. The pandemic’s economic fallout, caused by disruptions in global and regional value chains and a slump in commodity prices, can derail the progress which the continent has recorded in recent years. Despite the bleak forecasts, however, African countries have managed to mount a concerted response to the pandemic. This paper examines the extent of the economic and health imp

An Examination of India’s Policy Response to Foreign Fighters
Sep 30, 2021

An Examination of India’s Policy Response to Foreign Fighters

The phenomenon of individuals leaving their home country and making their way to conflict zones to join terror and insurgent groups is not new. In the past few years, however, the numbers of these “foreign fighters” have increased: thousands of people from more than 80 countries have made their way to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and other battle zones. As countries in the West struggled to deal with these intra-geographic threats from radicalis

Analyzing global response to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act
Dec 26, 2019

Analyzing global response to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act

International concern over the Citizenship Amendment Act and abrogation of Article 370 demands realignment of India’s domestic and international age

ASAT: An asymmetrical response capability vs China?
Mar 30, 2019

ASAT: An asymmetrical response capability vs China?

As China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to undertake significant organisational reforms, the asymmetric inequalities between the Indian military and PLA are set to widen.

Assessing South Asia’s responses to the Ukraine crisis
Mar 10, 2022

Assessing South Asia’s responses to the Ukraine crisis

Despite taking different stances, the South Asian states’ response to the Ukrainian crisis is primarily moulded by their national interests.

Between Democracy and Dictators: South Asia’s response to the Pakistani crisis
May 22, 2023

Between Democracy and Dictators: South Asia’s response to the Pakistani crisis

The public in South Asian countries have reacted variedly to the developments taking place in Pakistan

Beyond a cautious welcome: Saudi Arabia's response to US-Iran nuclear deal
Dec 20, 2013

Beyond a cautious welcome: Saudi Arabia's response to US-Iran nuclear deal

There is the possibility, albeit remote, of the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region. Riyadh has always been unambiguous in its stance of acquiring a nuclear weapon if Iran does and the Kingdom's longstanding support for Pakistan's nuclear program alludes to this possibility.

Brazil’s COVID-19 response and regional dynamics
Aug 21, 2020

Brazil’s COVID-19 response and regional dynamics

Multiple social issues, such as rising crimes, poverty and lack of education have made it difficult to contain the spread of the pandemic and spread a

BRI in the ‘Af-Pak’ region: Security challenges and China’s response
Oct 12, 2020

BRI in the ‘Af-Pak’ region: Security challenges and China’s response

Beijing's approach to Af-Pak can be attributed to its growing geostrategic interest in South Asia and the Indo-Pakistani rivalry.

Calibrating India's climate-change response
Jul 28, 2014

Calibrating India's climate-change response

The most critical area for India's response to climate change must be adaptation. It needs to invest in actions against the imminent threats posed by climate change irrespective of how the global discourse progresses. Investments must be made through innovative channels, using a mixture of capacity-building programmes, awareness campaigns, traditional solutions, and new technologies.

China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy, the US Response, and Implications for India
Jul 21, 2023

China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy, the US Response, and Implications for India

Military modernisation was the fourth and last of Deng Xiaoping’s ‘Four Modernisations’. Even before the third modernisation got underway—that of science and technology—China began using commercial technologies to advance its military capabilities. This strategy has gained salience since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012 and made it the state’s key goal to transform the PLA into a “world-class military”. Military-Civil Fusi

China’s preliminary response to COVID-19 — A crisis communication framework
Mar 25, 2020

China’s preliminary response to COVID-19 — A crisis communication framework

China’s policy narratives against the COVID-19 in the initial stages adopted a denial crisis strategy to deal with the reputational damage.

China’s Response to ‘De-risking’ Strategy of the West
Nov 07, 2023

China’s Response to ‘De-risking’ Strategy of the West

The annual parliamentary sittings of China’s National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference—usually held at the same time—are important political events, with speeches of leaders at the meetings reflecting the country’s policy trajectory. During the last sessions of both in March 2023, President Xi Jinping noted that western countries led by the United States (US) are seeking to “contain and en

China’s Tech Challenge: Assessing Biden’s Response
Jul 15, 2023

China’s Tech Challenge: Assessing Biden’s Response

Vivek Mishra, “China’s Tech Challenge: Assessing Biden’s Response,” ORF Issue Brief No. 649, July 2023.

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the BIMSTEC Region: Towards a Suitable Response
May 11, 2023

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise in the BIMSTEC Region: Towards a Suitable Response

Global warming threatens lives and livelihoods across the Bay of Bengal region. With about nine million people living in low-lying coastal areas in these littoral countries, it is important to understand the changes in key climate variables in the region—primary of which is sea-level rise—and examine the states’ response measures. This brief describes the strategies being taken by countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral

Colombo at a crossroads: India’s balanced response to Sri Lanka crisis
May 14, 2022

Colombo at a crossroads: India’s balanced response to Sri Lanka crisis

New Delhi can lend a helping hand as a responsible neighbour, but Sri Lanka’s future rests on its political establishment responding adequately to the people’s aspirations

Common responses to maritime security threats in the Bay of Bengal
Nov 14, 2017

Common responses to maritime security threats in the Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) appears to be gaining momentum in formulating collective strategies to combat non-traditional security threats in the subregion. This brief describes how BIMSTEC had focused on bilateralism or trilateralism from its inception in 1997 until 2015, thereby failing to pursue a more comprehensive and long-term approach to addressing the common threats to their

Contra massive retaliation: Possible trajectories of a flexible response deterrent strategy for India
Aug 06, 2018

Contra massive retaliation: Possible trajectories of a flexible response deterrent strategy for India

The extant scholarship on India’s nuclear doctrine, while problematising the credibility deficit in the strategy of massive retaliation, fails to provide a policy alternative. This study examines the alternative of flexible response available for India and makes an assessment of whether it provides a solution to this problem in India’s nuclear doctrine. Even when flexible response is often cited in India’s strategic circles as a likely alte

Could Italy be the Achilles’ heel in Europe’s united response to Russia?
Oct 12, 2022

Could Italy be the Achilles’ heel in Europe’s united response to Russia?

Fears that European solidarity against Russia would crumble due to the new Italian coalition coming to power may be exaggerated, though not unfounded.

COVID-19 pandemic response: Comparing the Indian and Chinese approaches
Sep 20, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic response: Comparing the Indian and Chinese approaches

Analysing the success of China’s authoritarian model and its democratic counterpart in India

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment
Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 — Kashmiris welcome ‘transformed’ administrative response for containment

New Delhi must consolidate the positive mood in the Valley to regain the trust of the people after abrogation of Article 370.

COVID19 preparedness and response: Learning lessons for BIMSTEC
Apr 01, 2020

COVID19 preparedness and response: Learning lessons for BIMSTEC

ASEAN presents a very bright instance of how to deal with the situation that holds within itself the potential of being a great example for BIMSTEC.

COVID19: Impact and response in Southeast Asia amidst China’s ‘soft power’ diplomacy
Mar 21, 2020

COVID19: Impact and response in Southeast Asia amidst China’s ‘soft power’ diplomacy

Given Southeast Asia’s close geographical proximity to China and the number of tourists and workers who visit the ASEAN countries, if anything — t

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration
Dec 11, 2023

Cyber Mercenaries: The Failures of Current Responses and the Imperative of International Collaboration

Digital adoption, hastened globally by the COVID-19 epidemic, brought along with it both benefits and threats, including concerns of safety and security of the cyberspace. Current geopolitical dynamics, ongoing strategic and economic disputes, as well as attempts by authoritarian regimes to preserve power have allowed companies with malicious intent—known as ‘cyber mercenaries’—to develop and deploy offensive cyber capabilities. The tools

Decoding China’s response to the Sri Lankan crisis
Aug 03, 2022

Decoding China’s response to the Sri Lankan crisis

Despite the high stakes, China’s passivity to the economic crisis in Sri Lanka is related to the limitations of its elite capturing and extensive le

Demand-Inducing Stimulus as Covid19 Response: A Case for Debt Monetisation
May 11, 2023

Demand-Inducing Stimulus as Covid19 Response: A Case for Debt Monetisation

As India reels from the economic fallout of Covid-19 despite the announcement of a relief package, calls for a more refined and demand-inducing stimulus have emerged. However, the bleak state of the government’s coffers has left limited fiscal space to act. This brief explains the plausibility of financing a demand-inducing stimulus using debt monetisation as a one-time policy measure. Outlining the criticisms against such proposals and how the