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Recalibrating India’s foreign and counter-terrorism policies to address ISIS threats
Oct 05, 2018

Recalibrating India’s foreign and counter-terrorism policies to address ISIS threats

The ground situation in Iraq and Syria, while still ripe for an ISIS return, has also created ripples in traditional security structures of countries

Reclaiming the Indo-Pacific: A political-military strategy for Quad 2.0
Mar 27, 2018

Reclaiming the Indo-Pacific: A political-military strategy for Quad 2.0

After a decade, officials from India, Japan, Australia and the United States convened in Manila in November 2017 to renew their quadrilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. While the agenda of the quad is still unknown, this paper presents a political-military strategy for the grouping directed at shaping Chinese behaviour in the region. Viewing strategy through the ends-means-ways lens, the paper describes key objectives of dissuasion, deterre

Recommendations on Arms Procurement Reforms in India
Sep 25, 2012

Recommendations on Arms Procurement Reforms in India

The Observer Research Foundation's programme on Defence Procurement Reforms, following a seminar organised in May, 2012, has now moved to the second stage of identifying initiatives that can be taken in the executive and legislative branches. This Paper presents practical recommendations to improve capacities and decision-making methodologies in India's arms procurement system.

Regional Co-operation Against Non-State Actors
Feb 26, 2004

Regional Co-operation Against Non-State Actors

The threat to regional security is mainly from pan-Islamic jihadi terrorist organisations and not from ideological or ethnic terrorist groups.

Regional dimensions of global response to COVID-19
May 19, 2020

Regional dimensions of global response to COVID-19

The regional approach to collectively combat the pandemic may have allowed global institutions such as the United Nations and its agencies to engage r

Reimagining work and welfare for the Indian economy
Oct 27, 2020

Reimagining work and welfare for the Indian economy

The debates around work and the welfare architecture in India need to be urgently reframed and translated into practical reform.

Renewing historical ties between Egypt and India
Oct 21, 2022

Renewing historical ties between Egypt and India

The Egypt visit of Indian External Affairs Minister marks a thaw in India-Egypt relations after years of being in the “deep freeze”

Resetting Indo-Nepal relations
Aug 05, 2014

Resetting Indo-Nepal relations

The new Indian approach to Nepal, and to the South Asian region, form a core of the Modi government's foreign and security policy. The goal is to bind them closer to India through a web of economic relationships. To implement this vision, Modi also needs to untangle political issues that have bedevilled relations between India and them.

Resolving the India-China Boundary Dispute: Incentivising Cooperation, Enlarging Bargaining Space and Promoting Constructive Strategies
May 25, 2012

Resolving the India-China Boundary Dispute: Incentivising Cooperation, Enlarging Bargaining Space and Promoting Constructive Strategies

Pessimism towards a foreseeable settlement of the India-China border dispute is not unfounded. At the political level, there is a "trust deficit" which impedes cooperation. Despite the existence of multi-tiered mechanisms to facilitate resolution, there has hardly been any progress on the issue in recent years. This paper identifies the obstacles and explores how a peaceful settlement of the India-China border dispute could be arrived at in the f

Resource use efficiency and productivity: An analysis of India’s food grain sector
Jan 07, 2020

Resource use efficiency and productivity: An analysis of India’s food grain sector

The concept of food security comprises access, affordability, food safety, food preferences and dietary patterns. Recently, there has been a demand-driven shift in food consumption patterns in India towards nutrition-rich and economically high-value horticulture (fruits and vegetables), livestock and dairy products. Providing for such consumption needs will require diversification of agricultural production beyond the staples, especially wheat an

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.

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework
Feb 09, 2023

Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) governance using a relational governance framework

A relational governance framework could help ensure that the benefits of AI are maximised while minimising potential harm.

Restructure the forces before buying hardware
Mar 03, 2015

Restructure the forces before buying hardware

Before the Government plunges into the physical modernisation of the armed forces, it needs to put in place the much needed modernisation of the way we think about, plan and manage our national security system. Buying or making shiny new hardware for the sake of looking modern neither enhances our security, nor helps our economy.

Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in South Asia Post-US Drawdown
Jul 10, 2015

Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in South Asia Post-US Drawdown

An examination of the prospects for al-Qaeda following the US drawdown in Afghanistan and the likely threats which the region, and India in particular, might face in the future. A supplementary scrutiny of ISIS, and the group's possible expansion in the region, is also proffered.

Retrieving ground in Afghanistan
Jun 08, 2017

Retrieving ground in Afghanistan

The legitimacy of its institutions, including the unity government and the security forces, must be enhanced

Return of allianzpolitik
Jul 24, 2023

Return of allianzpolitik

European bloc politics could well extend to the Indo-Pacific this time, with China in view

Return of ASATs and counterspace technologies: A slippery slope to weaponisation?
Oct 19, 2021

Return of ASATs and counterspace technologies: A slippery slope to weaponisation?

The recent sharing of views on space security, prompted by a UN resolution, has highlighted that legally binding treaties and non-binding norms are no

Return of Internally Displaced Persons challenging task:  Sri Lanka
Nov 02, 2010

Return of Internally Displaced Persons challenging task: Sri Lanka

The full-fledged effort to resettle began last September which got stuck mainly because of the suspicions raised by the security forces regarding the presence of the LTTE sympathisers among the IDPs

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India
May 04, 2023

Revitalising Evidence-Based Multisectoral Investments in Early Childhood Development for Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth in India

The early years, particularly the first 1,000 days, are a critical period in a child’s development, with lifelong impacts. Evidence shows that one of the most effective strategies for economic growth is investing in the developmental growth of at-risk young children. However, early childhood development (ECD) programmes are severely challenged by the sheer scale of need in the face of early childhood care and education losses due to COVID-19 me

Revival of India-US ICT Working Group: Significance for India
Mar 16, 2015

Revival of India-US ICT Working Group: Significance for India

India will have to diligently craft its strategy when engaging with the U.S. on ICT matters. Any such strategy will have to be in sync with its economic interests (the outsourcing sector as well as the other domestic sectors) and national security interests.

Rifle to Rafale: Space for defence
Sep 22, 2023

Rifle to Rafale: Space for defence

With theaterisation taking place in defence, the time is ripe to tap into the potential of space for India’s defence requirements

Right to information is central to personal data protection
Dec 08, 2022

Right to information is central to personal data protection

The absence of oversight mechanisms to curtail misuse of technologies by the State carry big risks for the citizens

Rise of new powers in Asia challenging for US, allies
Sep 18, 2014

Rise of new powers in Asia challenging for US, allies

The rise of new powers in Asia and the changing power distribution in the region is equally challenging for both the United States and its allies in the Asia Pacific region, according to Mr. Abraham M. Denmark, Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research.

Rising concerns over political transitions in Myanmar and Thailand
Mar 17, 2021

Rising concerns over political transitions in Myanmar and Thailand

Not only is the military coup causing wariness over the future of democracy in Southeast Asia, but it also represents yet another challenge to existin

Rocky road for Iran-India pipeline: Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mar 16, 2005

Rocky road for Iran-India pipeline: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Mani Shankar Aiyar underlined the need to make the Iran-India pipeline through Pakistan a reality as early as possible to enhance India¿s energy security. He was speaking at the release function of an Observer Research Foundation book ¿India¿s Energy Security Prospects--which deals with the issue of India¿s energy security and the prospects for cooperation with its extended neighbourhood

Rohingya Crisis: रोहिंग्या शिविरों में सुरक्षा बढ़ाने की ज़रूरत
Feb 14, 2022

Rohingya Crisis: रोहिंग्या शिविरों में सुरक्षा बढ़ाने की ज़रूरत

डॉक्टर्स विदाउट बॉर्डर्स संस्था के मुताबिक, पांच साल से �

Russia’s Low-Risk, High-Reward Strategy for its Return to Africa
Oct 12, 2023

Russia’s Low-Risk, High-Reward Strategy for its Return to Africa

Africa has become essential to Russia’s geostrategic posture as Moscow seeks to overcome the backlash to its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. However, in the face of isolation and a contracting economy, Russia has realised that cultivating an entry point in Africa through conventional means such as foreign direct investment (FDI), trade, development assistance, or cultural and educational exchanges may not be its best option. Instead, Mosc

Safeguarding Food Self-Sufficiency in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons from Bhutan
Apr 06, 2023

Safeguarding Food Self-Sufficiency in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons from Bhutan

Safeguarding people’s health has been the global priority amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In Bhutan, emerging lessons show how nutrition and other aspects of health are intricately related to the management of food security during the current crisis, and beyond. The country’s leaders have used moral suasion alongside policy measures to demonstrate that good nutrition need not be a luxury.

Saudi Arabia steps up anti-terror fight
Mar 11, 2014

Saudi Arabia steps up anti-terror fight

Over the last few years, Delhi has found Riyadh more forthcoming in tracking down terrorists of concern to India. As the Kingdom enters a more decisive phase in their war against terror, the prospects for security cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia are likely to improve.

Saving Major Gogoi from armchair warriors
May 30, 2017

Saving Major Gogoi from armchair warriors

Protagonists from opposing sides hold vehemently divergent views on the issue.

SCO can de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions
Mar 01, 2019

SCO can de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions

Now is the time for the SCO’s founding member-states to act on their often-stated common objectives to restore, ensure and maintain peace, security,

SCO under India’s presidency
Aug 14, 2023

SCO under India’s presidency

India’s presidency of the SCO assisted it in gaining recognition as a crucial regional power and establish itself as a reliable partner for all SCO

SCO शिखर सम्मेलन में मिलेंगे मोदी, जिनपिंग और शाहबाज़, क्या है इसके मायने?
Sep 13, 2022

SCO शिखर सम्मेलन में मिलेंगे मोदी, जिनपिंग और शाहबाज़, क्या है इसके मायने?

SCO सम्मेलन में पीएम मोदी जिनपिंग-शाहबाज ऐसे समय एक मंच साझा कर रहे हैं जब दोनों देशों के साथ भारत के बेहतर संबंध नहीं है. सीमा विवाद को लेकर चीन के साथ संबंध तनाव है वहीं आतंकव�

Second-rate ambitions: It is time for India to get over its UN obsession
Mar 24, 2017

Second-rate ambitions: It is time for India to get over its UN obsession

Why should India want to become a second tier permanent member of the UN Security Council without any veto power?

Secure ICT is impossible without trustworthy suppliers
Nov 10, 2021

Secure ICT is impossible without trustworthy suppliers

To navigate rising cybersecurity threats, Trust Centres are crucial in determining the level of trustworthiness of ICT vendors

Securing Afghanistan: India needs to go beyond symbolism
Jan 27, 2014

Securing Afghanistan: India needs to go beyond symbolism

India cannot afford to be a mere bystander to developments in its immediate Neighbourhood. A failure to assist Afghanistan at this crucial juncture would not only undermine India's long term security interests but would reflect poorly on New Delhi's reliance as a friendly partner in troubled times.

Securing digital terrain
Mar 17, 2015

Securing digital terrain

The Sony hack is a textbook example of the fog of cyberwar. The whole incident is a telling manifestation of the many aspects of cybersecurity: the question of state behavior in cyberspace; the threat to business advancing public-private cooperation in combating such attacks; and the question of motive

Securing food delivery
Jan 02, 2012

Securing food delivery

The national food security legislation may be well-intentioned but it can turn out to be a logistical nightmare if its delivery system is not designed optimally. Optimal delivery mechanism is the core element which will make or break this ambitious programme with serious fiscal implications over the longer term.

Securing our borders with blinders on
Nov 20, 2017

Securing our borders with blinders on

Practitioners dealing with national security see the subject of borders from a traditional viewpoint.

Securing Sea Lines of Communication in Asia
Jul 17, 2023

Securing Sea Lines of Communication in Asia

The Sea Lines of Communication (SLOC) in the Indo-Pacific are a critical enabler of economic development and prosperity in the region but receive little policy attention. In an era of geopolitical contestation, with regional powers reluctant to exert military effort in preserving exclusive access in ‘contested’ spaces, joint military endeavours remain largely confined to non-traditional areas of security. The COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukr

Securing Two Oceans: Bolstering India-Australia Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
Jul 21, 2023

Securing Two Oceans: Bolstering India-Australia Defence Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Countries such as India and Australia are redefining their Indo-Pacific policies amidst the growing belligerence of China in the region. The two have a common interest in stability, while standing firmly against any militarisation. Their willingness to partner closely with like-minded countries in the Indo-Pacific lays the foundation for stronger defence and security cooperation between the two middle-power democracies and Indian Ocean li

See Cyprus as gateway to Asia and Europe: Indian High Commissioner
Feb 25, 2019

See Cyprus as gateway to Asia and Europe: Indian High Commissioner

Looking into the future, several challenges seem to be emerging in the Mediterranean that threaten the security of Cyprus.