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Under the Taliban bonnet: Al Qaeda—ISKP rivalry and its security implications for India
Oct 16, 2021

Under the Taliban bonnet: Al Qaeda—ISKP rivalry and its security implications for India

The victory of Taliban in Afghanistan is altering the Islamist jihad landscape, making it more complex as various actors engage in regional and strate

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Action, equity, and sustainable development
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Action, equity, and sustainable development

Although several options exist to address the troika of climate change, health, and food systems, there are hurdles in developing implementable and su

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and food security
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and food security

Global food insecurity is aggravated largely due to climate phenomena. The third brief of this four-part series explores the link between climate chan

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and health
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: Climate change and health

In the second of a four-part series, we analyse the impact of global warming on human health

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: The science of global warming
Dec 05, 2022

Understanding climate change, health, and food security: The science of global warming

The first of this four-part series highlights the signs and science of global warming

Urgent steps must for Delhi Metro security
Aug 21, 2010

Urgent steps must for Delhi Metro security

Exceptional and urgent measures must be put in place to ensure the security of the Delhi Metro rail network in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games scheduled for October this year.

US Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to India: A sign of closer India-US security ties
Mar 18, 2021

US Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to India: A sign of closer India-US security ties

Austin is set to land in India on Friday, for a visit that aims to deepen defense cooperation between the United States and India.

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security
Apr 06, 2022

US Secondary Sanctions and Petroleum Imports: Safeguarding India’s Energy Security

The drastic and sudden drop in Venezuelan and Iranian oil exports to India in 2019-2020, due to the looming threat of US secondary sanctions, is the latest supply chain disruption to India’s energy security. To avoid similar disruptions in the future, India must act decisively to increase its Strategic Petroleum Reserves to meet at least 90 days of emergency oil stocks, and combine lobbying efforts between India’s private and public oil compa

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific
Sep 28, 2015

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific

That India-US ties are at the nexus of a new beginning shaping the Indo-Pacific is no surprise. PM Modi's second visit to the US at the beginning of his second year in office only reiterates the importance of this relationship.

US-Philippines security ties: A growth  
Aug 23, 2023

US-Philippines security ties: A growth  

As the China challenge grows in the Pacific, the US looks to tether its Pacific strategy around the Philippines by strengthening their security ties

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time
Aug 08, 2013

US-Vietnam security cooperation: One step at a time

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang's recent visit to Washington crystallised cooperation on non-traditional security matters such as counter-terrorism, and enhancing maritime security, which will not raise red flags in Beijing. Significantly, the meeting avoided the more militaristic features of national security.

Virtual Alarm: Social Engineering Attacks Imperil Cyber Security
Aug 23, 2023

Virtual Alarm: Social Engineering Attacks Imperil Cyber Security

Cyber security threats have amplified significantly in the last decade, creating security concerns across the globe. Media reports during this period have highlighted how information network systems have been exploited by cyber criminals-as well as States-on numerous occasions for espionage and intelligence gathering. In this backdrop, this Paper focuses on cyber security concerns related to Social Engineering.

Vital sea lanes of communications as a core interest for China: Inferences for India’s national security
Aug 18, 2020

Vital sea lanes of communications as a core interest for China: Inferences for India’s national security

China’s energy interests, constant pursuit for natural resources, expanding commercial interests combined with a quickly growing diaspora in the Ind

Want food security? Try dietary diversity
Aug 25, 2020

Want food security? Try dietary diversity

Lack of dietary diversity--adequate intake of food from all the food groups -- can be more harmful to health than infectious diseases

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

What after KG D6 - Challenges for India's Energy Security
Nov 01, 2011

What after KG D6 - Challenges for India's Energy Security

Studies done in ORF estimate that even with everything in our favour, India will be hard put to exceed a thermal coal based capacity beyond 300 GW. In such a scenario, how do we better harness our oil and gas potential and fulfill the great promise that lies hidden in our vast unexplored acreages.

What does energy security mean for Maldives?
Feb 06, 2021

What does energy security mean for Maldives?

The approach to energy security has to be an integrated one.

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?
May 14, 2018

What does Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal mean for India’s security?

Though the decision itself may not have been surprising, the consequences could be serious for New Delhi’s security.

What the 2022 US National Defence Strategy reveals about the international security scenario
Nov 01, 2022

What the 2022 US National Defence Strategy reveals about the international security scenario

The US NDS has higher budgets, a focus on the threat from China, and the need for rapid development and deployment of advanced technologies

What Trump’s new National Security Strategy means for India
Dec 21, 2017

What Trump’s new National Security Strategy means for India

India, in the new report, falls squarely in the “opportunity” category, rather than in that of “threats” or even “competition” for the US.

Why India’s coastal security project is still a work in progress
Nov 25, 2016

Why India’s coastal security project is still a work in progress

The eighth anniversary of 26/11, the terror strikes in Mumbai, provides a fit opportunity to review the state of the country’s coastal security

Why India’s economic slowdown is a national security problem
Dec 06, 2019

Why India’s economic slowdown is a national security problem

The country won’t have the resources required to modernise and equip the armed forces, or the wherewithal to project power in its neighbourhood and beyond.

Why India’s nuclear security challenge demands attention
Jul 07, 2018

Why India’s nuclear security challenge demands attention

It is essential that the government goes ahead and tables the NSRA Bill.

Why ISIS and Taliban threat to Afghanistan's national security should concern India
Jul 07, 2018

Why ISIS and Taliban threat to Afghanistan's national security should concern India

India needs to be aware of the potentially disastrous consequences for its national security.

Why the Commonwealth should prioritise cyber security, and deepen cooperation in cyber capacity building
Nov 24, 2017

Why the Commonwealth should prioritise cyber security, and deepen cooperation in cyber capacity building

The Global Conference on Cyberspace offers Commonwealth members the opportunity to share expertise and work together to enhance collective capability

Why the Vietnam President’s India visit matters for security ties
Mar 05, 2018

Why the Vietnam President’s India visit matters for security ties

Quang’s visit comes at a time when momentum for bilateral ties and India’s ties with Southeast Asia in general are at a high level.

Why Women Face More Food Insecurity Than Men
May 09, 2022

Why Women Face More Food Insecurity Than Men

It is said that ‘Hunger has a woman’s face’ as in nearly two-thirds of all countries, women face more food insecurity than men

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.

#AIForAll: कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्ता के लिए केंद्रीय नियामक मुद्दे
Jul 29, 2023

#AIForAll: कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्ता के लिए केंद्रीय नियामक मुद्दे

कृत्रिम बुद्धिमत्ता (Artificial Intelligence) के नियमन के वास्ते एक उपयु

#China: देश में विभिन्न धर्मों को नियंत्रित करने की चीन की क़वायद!
Sep 20, 2022

#China: देश में विभिन्न धर्मों को नियंत्रित करने की चीन की क़वायद!

CCP ज़बरदस्ती और सहयोगिता- दोनों का इस्तेमाल ये सुनिश्चित �

#Cyber Space: क्या साइबर की दुनिया में‘प्रभुत्व’के सहारे साइबर ‘अराजकता’ पर लगाम लग पायेगा?
Dec 28, 2022

#Cyber Space: क्या साइबर की दुनिया में‘प्रभुत्व’के सहारे साइबर ‘अराजकता’ पर लगाम लग पायेगा?

जैसे-जैसे दुनिया साइबर मानदंड स्थापित करने की ओर बढ़ रही �

#Cyber Warfare: भारत के लिये ये ज़रूरी है कि वो अपनी साइबर युद्ध की ताक़त को बढ़ाये!
Oct 06, 2022

#Cyber Warfare: भारत के लिये ये ज़रूरी है कि वो अपनी साइबर युद्ध की ताक़त को बढ़ाये!

भारत को साइबर युद्ध को लेकर ज़्यादा सक्रिय रवैया अपनाने �

#DisruptiveTechnology यानी विध्वंस को बढ़ाने वाले तकनीकों के ज़माने में युद्ध का भविष्य
Aug 03, 2023

#DisruptiveTechnology यानी विध्वंस को बढ़ाने वाले तकनीकों के ज़माने में युद्ध का भविष्य

तकनीक और स्वचालन में तेज़ उन्नति संघर्ष और युद्ध के भविष�

#East Asia Summit: चुनौतियों से गुज़र रही है पूर्वी एशिया शिखर सम्मेलन की केंद्रीयता
Jul 15, 2022

#East Asia Summit: चुनौतियों से गुज़र रही है पूर्वी एशिया शिखर सम्मेलन की केंद्रीयता

रणनीतिक मुद्दों से बचते हुए, केवल गैर-पारंपरिक सुरक्षा च�

#G20 India: भारत की G20 अध्यक्षता और साइबर सुरक्षा से जुड़ी प्राथमिकताएं!
Dec 28, 2022

#G20 India: भारत की G20 अध्यक्षता और साइबर सुरक्षा से जुड़ी प्राथमिकताएं!

G20 के अध्यक्ष के रूप में भारत के पास अब एक सुरक्षित साइबरस्