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Can the Centre hold?
Feb 17, 2011

Can the Centre hold?

The contradictions in the path of India's global rise and its accompanying stature as an important player in international affairs, while it grapples with issues of food security, rising prices, inflation and governance challenges, were highlighted by senior academician Dr. Mira Kamdar at a talk titled "Can the Centre hold?" at Observer Research Foundation recently (February 17).

Can the gig economy help create jobs in Africa?
Jul 17, 2018

Can the gig economy help create jobs in Africa?

One thing is clear: gig-based companies must embrace their responsibilities and treat their external workforce, which often sit at the heart of their

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?
Mar 11, 2019

Can the Western Indian Ocean region be a game changer for India?

The Western Indian Ocean region’s geographical proximity and its rich natural resources, provides India with a great opportunity to increase its mar

Can we make the CBAM work for India?
Apr 10, 2024

Can we make the CBAM work for India?

For India, the CBAM entails more than just export reductions to the EU. It also prompts concerns about equity, efficiency, and alignment with certain

Canada keen to collaborate with India in the region
Apr 26, 2013

Canada keen to collaborate with India in the region

Canada's Deputy NSA Claude Vigneault says his country's decade-old presence in Afghanistan as part of American coalition has given them a better sense of India's security concerns and is keen to collaborate with it.

Canada’s endorsement of terrorism will come back to haunt it
Sep 20, 2023

Canada’s endorsement of terrorism will come back to haunt it

Giving support to Khalistani terrorists against India hyphenates Canada with Pakistan. This has security and strategic implications for the world.

Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy makes its policy choices clear
Dec 15, 2022

Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy makes its policy choices clear

The implementation of Canada’s Indo-Pacific can position it as a mature and key player in the region

Can—will—European countries avoid being dragged into a conflict in Taiwan?
Mar 04, 2023

Can—will—European countries avoid being dragged into a conflict in Taiwan?

Key strategic changes over the past few years increase the likelihood of the EU being dragged into a military conflict in the Taiwan Strait

CAR: Back to chaos and lawlessness
Jan 06, 2014

CAR: Back to chaos and lawlessness

Since France has said that it will not be continually involved in African intervention, the solution to security problems in Africa must come from the Africans themselves. The establishment of a pan-African force to react to crisis with support from Europe has been suggested by France.

Carte Blanche? The Digital Personal Data Protection Act lays an incomplete foundation
Aug 23, 2023

Carte Blanche? The Digital Personal Data Protection Act lays an incomplete foundation

The DPDP Act may be the culmination of five years of drafts, consultations, and diplomatic furores, however, it is a starting point, rather than the d

Casting the Asian dice on a West Asia board
Mar 13, 2021

Casting the Asian dice on a West Asia board

As the complicated nature of security across this geography changes, the Asian footprint is expected to only grow

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai
Nov 27, 2021

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai

Mumbai’s history and location make it the ideal candidate for becoming 21st century India’s hub of trade, connectivity and security  

CCP Congress: Assessing Xi’s tenure
Oct 11, 2022

CCP Congress: Assessing Xi’s tenure

Xi’s overall achievements may be a mixed bag, but his biggest success has been in carrying out wide-ranging reforms of the military and security app

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of India and Thailand relations
May 06, 2022

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of India and Thailand relations

The 75th anniversary of India–Thailand relations presents new opportunities to further collaborations in different spheres.

Central Asia could help safeguard Indian interests in Afghanistan
Sep 09, 2021

Central Asia could help safeguard Indian interests in Afghanistan

With the Taliban taking over in Afghanistan, India must engage more closely with Central Asia for both strategic security concerns and trade

Central Asia is back in the “game”
Sep 14, 2022

Central Asia is back in the “game”

With the threat of instability looming over Central Asia, the need for regional cooperation has increased significantly.

Challenges Galore for the New CDS
Oct 09, 2022

Challenges Galore for the New CDS

Chauhan has served many commands and staff postings in the North and Northeast. As major general, he commanded the Baramulla-based 19th Infantry Division in the Northern Command. So, he has invaluable experience in countering cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. His biggest strength, however, is his stint in the China-facing Eastern Command, from where he retired as commander in May 2021.

Changing dynamics of counterterrorism in Kashmir
Oct 17, 2023

Changing dynamics of counterterrorism in Kashmir

To counter Islamabad’s determined push to stir up trouble in the Kashmir Valley, India will have to formulate a new counter-terrorism strategy that

Chasing an ‘inclusive government’ in Taliban’s Afghanistan
Jul 14, 2023

Chasing an ‘inclusive government’ in Taliban’s Afghanistan

The rush towards demanding political inclusivity from the Taliban has been downgraded to a mere talking point while realpolitik takes charge

Chidambaram, Y.K. Alagh release ORF study on Brahmaputra sub-basin
Nov 11, 2016

Chidambaram, Y.K. Alagh release ORF study on Brahmaputra sub-basin

ORF report titled 'IRBM for Brahmaputra Sub-basin: Water Governance, Environmental Security and Human Well-being' released on 25 October.

China and India postpone peak coal
Oct 15, 2021

China and India postpone peak coal

Coal consumption sees a resurgence as countries attempt to balance between increasing demands for energy and slow supply of renewables. A new challeng

China and the 'Global War on Terror'
Mar 19, 2004

China and the 'Global War on Terror'

2003 was an important year in the evolution of China¿s counter-terrorism policy. In December last, its Ministry of Public Security issued a list of identified 'Eastern Turkistan' terrorist organizations. Figuring in the list are the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), the World Uighur Youth Congress (WUYC),

China banks on the Fourth Plenum to set future course
Sep 05, 2019

China banks on the Fourth Plenum to set future course

As the Fourth Plenum approaches, the Communist Party of China will use this platform to further discuss important socio-political and economic issues.

China BRI Project: भारत की सामरिक चुनौतियों से क्‍या है इसका लिंक
Aug 25, 2022

China BRI Project: भारत की सामरिक चुनौतियों से क्‍या है इसका लिंक

दक्षिण एशिया में कई मुल्‍कों में आए आर्थिक संकट की आंच ची�

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Mar 13, 2023

China brokers a diplomatic thaw between Saudi Arabia and Iran

The revival of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran that was negotiated by China is a major diplomacy victory for the latter

China in Lanka
Oct 29, 2014

China in Lanka

As a rising China becomes the most important extra-regional partner for India's neighbours, India cannot simply wish away the Chinese influence in the subcontinent. The only way to limit the scope and structure of China's security profile is to expand India's own cooperation, including in the defence domain, with all neighbours.

China is a challenge, and not a threat, to India
Sep 02, 2004

China is a challenge, and not a threat, to India

New Delhi has made it clear that it does not see China as a "threat" to India. The official position reflects a correct assessment of our security environment. China poses a challenge, not a threat, to India.

China is yet to restore status quo ante on the India-China border
Feb 11, 2022

China is yet to restore status quo ante on the India-China border

The lack of accountability and consensus on key foreign policy and national security matters has set India on a back foot in its conduct of the Sino-I

China takes on its toxic tech working culture
Sep 07, 2021

China takes on its toxic tech working culture

Chinese courts and the Communist Party of China are cracking down on companies that violate labour laws

China Threat and the New Japanese Defence White Paper
Aug 16, 2011

China Threat and the New Japanese Defence White Paper

Japan's recently approved Defence White Paper has pointed out discomforting Chinese maritime activities in the region, military modernisation and the opacity about China's goals as challenges to Japan's national security.

China to miss the Global Nutrition Target
Aug 17, 2022

China to miss the Global Nutrition Target

As per the Global Nutrition Report 2021, at the present rate, it is impossible to achieve Global Nutrition Targets (GNTs) by 2025, with COVID-19 furth

China Weekly Report | Volume VI; Issue 42
Dec 19, 2016

China Weekly Report | Volume VI; Issue 42

Little-known Party commission ‘may expand role in China’s national security and other roundups from behind the great wall

China's Afghanistan strategy may be in trouble
Dec 23, 2022

China's Afghanistan strategy may be in trouble

China is facing a pushback in Afghanistan as Islamist militants increasingly target Chinese interests

China's dichotomous ties with the Taliban and Uyghurs
Sep 26, 2023

China's dichotomous ties with the Taliban and Uyghurs

Both Beijing and the Taliban hope to secure their interests by engaging bilaterally, with both sides increasing repression in their respective countri

China's rise is a worry for 'flat-footed' US
Apr 01, 2015

China's rise is a worry for 'flat-footed' US

The decision of key American allies like the UK, Germany, France, South Korea and Australia to join the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Development Bank (AIIB) marks another step forward in the shaping of a Chinese-led Asian economic and, possibly, security order.

China's Terror List and its Implications
Jan 03, 2004

China's Terror List and its Implications

Since 9/11, both China and the US have one concern in common - the threat of 'Islamic' terrorism. On December 15 2003, China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) issued a list of four terrorist organisations and eleven terrorists that pose a threat to China's security.

China-India Relations in a State of Limbo
Aug 04, 2022

China-India Relations in a State of Limbo

Beijing’s statements on China-India relations should be reassuring, but China’s repeated aggressive moves do not give India much confidence that Beijing means what it says.

China-India Relations: 2 Years After Galwan Clash
Jun 18, 2022

China-India Relations: 2 Years After Galwan Clash

The prevailing tension on the China-India border is a symptom of the broader strategic competition between the two Asian neighbors.

China-Maldives Free Trade Agreement: Analysing domestic economic parameters
Mar 18, 2024

China-Maldives Free Trade Agreement: Analysing domestic economic parameters

With a large decline in import duty collection and imposition of high levels of debt due to the China-Maldives FTA, Maldives will find itself in a pre

China’s changing geoeconomic in an unstable Sri Lanka
Dec 08, 2022

China’s changing geoeconomic in an unstable Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is pushed to the brink as the Chinese delay debt restructuring

China’s conflict mediation in the Horn of Africa: Only rhetoric or practical?
Jul 05, 2022

China’s conflict mediation in the Horn of Africa: Only rhetoric or practical?

Will China’s efforts to become a mediator and security provider in the conflict-ridden regions of Africa be fruitful?

China’s expanding military footprint in Africa
Sep 04, 2017

China’s expanding military footprint in Africa

China’s growing military profile in Africa is following its economic footprint in the continent as exemplified by the Chinese “logistics support base” in Djibouti. It is moving towards an ever more expansive definition of its global interests, as its business in Africa pushes it to create new mechanisms for securing those interests, including its own growing military footprint abroad. This brief examines the changing nature of China’s inv

China’s military rise and the Indian challenge
Apr 19, 2018

China’s military rise and the Indian challenge

Unlike other great powers of the past New Delhi has encountered, China impinges directly on India’s geopolitical landscape in multiple ways. The ris