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Japan's new security legislation: Need for domestic consensus
Sep 28, 2015

Japan's new security legislation: Need for domestic consensus

The passing of the security legislation recently has fulfilled at least partly PM Abe's long-drawn quest towards making Japan a normal country. He has always believed that Article 9 of the US authored Japanese constitution, which put severe restrictions on Japan's right to collective self-defence, should be amended.

Japan's security policy in the era of new geopolitics
Mar 26, 2015

Japan's security policy in the era of new geopolitics

Japan is facing extremely dangerous situation in North East Asia where North Korea is developing nuclear weapons. It is also witnessing China's excessive assertiveness in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. So, situations like these will influence the way Japan will shape its security policy, says eminent Japanese scholar Prof. Shinichi Kitaoka.

Japan-Australia strengthening their security cooperation
Dec 05, 2022

Japan-Australia strengthening their security cooperation

The recently revised joint declaration between Japan and Australia seeks to further boost their relations

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region
Jan 08, 2024

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region

Japan’s commitment to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific and its assessment of the changing global strategic environment have driven Tokyo to a new path-b

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period
Oct 09, 2010

Japan’s Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific during the post-Cold War Period

Despite domestic political changes, the alliance with the US continues to be the cornerstone of Japan's security policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Although Japan has taken some siginificant steps in the direction of normal statehood, the domestic constituency in favour of full strategic autonomy is still very weak. Japan's dilemma between its growing security concerns and the limitations laid by its Constitution will continue to be a major chall

Kabul hosts the Silk Road Mayors Forum in defiance of security threats
Oct 07, 2017

Kabul hosts the Silk Road Mayors Forum in defiance of security threats

Kabul city is potentially one of the region’s major business hubs which can open many doors for international investment and cooperation.

Kashmir's Ramzan ceasefire is total foolishness, which will only hurt our security forces
May 17, 2018

Kashmir's Ramzan ceasefire is total foolishness, which will only hurt our security forces

The move shows no knowledge of ground realities in J&K — it will simply escalate militant violence.

Keep the doors locked and turn on the light: Why less security online does not make us more secure offline
Oct 26, 2016

Keep the doors locked and turn on the light: Why less security online does not make us more secure offline

repeated calls for weakening industry encryption standards raise the question of whether the means employed by governments to protect national and per

Law on food security: Time to focus on farm productivity
Feb 03, 2012

Law on food security: Time to focus on farm productivity

The proposed Food Security Act will cost the government around Rs 100,000 crore a year. Though it is big money, especially when the economy is on downslide, when lots of money were spent on events like the Commonwealth Games and industry given huge tax sops.

Lessons from the Ukraine conflict for India’s national security management
Feb 28, 2022

Lessons from the Ukraine conflict for India’s national security management

India should strengthen its national security as the Ukraine conflict unveils new fronts on which future wars would be waged.

Leveraging the EU-India Cybersecurity Partnership
Mar 03, 2023

Leveraging the EU-India Cybersecurity Partnership

Both partners should utilise existing diplomatic channels to enhance mutual security and cooperation

Lingering Doubts over Security Transition
Nov 04, 2011

Lingering Doubts over Security Transition

The ongoing security transition is critical to the success of the peace process in Afghanistan. As part of the US 2014 plan, the NATO forces are to hand over the responsibility of security of the country to the Afghan security forces, district by district.

Maldives seeks berth in UN Security Council
Oct 01, 2016

Maldives seeks berth in UN Security Council

Where from here is the question that they would be asking of Maldives – and Maldives should be asking itself.

Maldives:  Security Concerns on the Rise?
Sep 24, 2010

Maldives: Security Concerns on the Rise?

A few incidents in four weeks, and the Maldivian Government is not taking any chances. The illegal import of five double-edged swords and some 'toy guns', shipped from China, and that of a stun-gun and face-mask as

Managing Security An Agenda for the New Government
Oct 30, 2004

Managing Security An Agenda for the New Government

Former Prime Minister Vajpayee¿s government may not have left India shining, but to its credit, it notched up several major achievements on the national security font. Foremost among these was declaring India a nuclear weapons state, a move that unquestionably enhanced India¿s quest for strategic autonomy.

Maritime Security & Maritime Counter-Terrorism
Dec 07, 2004

Maritime Security & Maritime Counter-Terrorism

Post-9/11, counter-terrorism experts all over the world have been focussing attention on three new aspects of counter-terrorism: counter-terrorism relating to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), maritime counter-terrorism and counter-terrorism relating to energy security. Each of these requires a new approach and a new thinking.

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States
Jul 21, 2023

Maritime Security and Development in the South-West Indian Ocean Region: Harnessing India’s Engagement with Small Island Developing States

In recent years, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South-West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region have emerged as vital security and developmental partners in the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)—thereby gaining prominence in India’s foreign policy priorities. This paper examines India’s bilateral and multilateral engagement with the SIDS of the SWIO region, and argues that India should consider the concerns of the

Maritime security issues in the region cannot be separated: Japan's Vice Minister
Sep 06, 2015

Maritime security issues in the region cannot be separated: Japan's Vice Minister

During a lecture on 'Japan's foreign policy: Strategy and practice', Japan's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Akitaka Saiki reiterated the Japanese position that the security issues in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and East China Sea cannot be treated separately.

MARITIME TRADE AND SECURITY: STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE
Jan 11, 2007

MARITIME TRADE AND SECURITY: STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE

As part of the Maritime Security Programme which was launched by then Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash on 19th May 2006 at ORF Chennai, Observer Research Foundation, the National Maritime Foundation and the College of Naval Warfare, ORF Mumbai joined hands to conduct an International seminar at ORF Mumbai on 11th and 12th January 2007.

Massive outflow of youth from Nepal: A security issue in the making
Aug 03, 2023

Massive outflow of youth from Nepal: A security issue in the making

The exodus of youth from Nepal to foreign countries in search of better opportunities is impacting regional and international security as many are rep

Millet: The super food for combating food and water security
Apr 06, 2022

Millet: The super food for combating food and water security

Urging the world to focus on the overall advantages of growing and consuming the climate-resilient crop 'Millet', as the crop offers hassle-free produ

Millets for climate resilience and food security in India
Jan 19, 2024

Millets for climate resilience and food security in India

Given the current trends of climate action, millets provide an efficient solution for circumventing the food and water trade-off

Modi's Japan Visit: Security, the key driver
Aug 29, 2014

Modi's Japan Visit: Security, the key driver

Enabling a stable Asian strategic framework to the mutual benefit of both New Delhi and Tokyo should be a compelling factor for both prime ministers, Mr Narendra Modi and Mr Shinzo Abe.

Moscow must come to terms with India’s security imperatives
Dec 14, 2020

Moscow must come to terms with India’s security imperatives

As India reconfigures its China policy with the Indo-Pacific at its core, India-Russia ties won’t be able to escape this strategic reality

Multi-dimensional threats challenge Indian security
Apr 11, 2014

Multi-dimensional threats challenge Indian security

New security challenges confront India today. Newer areas of conflict and contestation are emerging on the horizon. These challenges call for dynamic and autonomous response mechanisms.

National security is about politics
Apr 29, 2019

National security is about politics

National security has always been a part of national politics. What has changed is only the way this issue is now playing out in the public domain.

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0
Jun 06, 2023

National security is defining Globalisation 2.0

The Biden administration has been uncommonly vigorous in shaping American policy to maintain American hegemony or Globalisation 2.0

National Security: The Need for a Doctrine
Feb 10, 2014

National Security: The Need for a Doctrine

Many strategic analysts in India have suggested that the country evolve a national security doctrine to guide its armed forces and governmental system in dealing with matters relating to national security. The Observer Research Foundation took the initiative to examine the issue in its entirety. This report details the outcome of a discussion amongst the country's noted security experts.

NATO’s wins and woes: The organisation faces challenges across political, financial, and security domains
Apr 12, 2024

NATO’s wins and woes: The organisation faces challenges across political, financial, and security domains

When comparing the current geopolitical landscape of Europe to the circumstances in the years following NATO’s establishment, it becomes apparent that very little has changed.

Naxal menace: Security forces challenged in difficult terrain
Jul 10, 2006

Naxal menace: Security forces challenged in difficult terrain

Travelling by horse back is the fastest mode of communication in the tribal-inhabited remote and interior forest areas of this (East Godavari) district,¿ said my guide during a visit to the Naxalite-Maoist-affected parts of the Andhra-Orissa Border Special Guerrilla Zone (AOBSZ).

Need for a coherent development cooperation strategy to address food insecurity in India and Africa
Jul 31, 2018

Need for a coherent development cooperation strategy to address food insecurity in India and Africa

India’s own experiences and challenges with regard to food security should be the central pillar of India’s development cooperation with Africa.

Need for a New Security Architecture in Asia, say East Asian journalists
Sep 28, 2010

Need for a New Security Architecture in Asia, say East Asian journalists

There is a need for a new regional security architecture that reflects the changed geopolitical realities of the region. This suggestion was made during an interaction between senior Japanese and South Korean journalists and Indian scholars at ORF.

Need for enhancing security in Rohingya camps
Jan 31, 2022

Need for enhancing security in Rohingya camps

As a proper resolution of the Rohingya crisis is nowhere in sight, adequate measures need to be undertaken to provide Rohingyas with a suitable enviro

Need to look at Maritime Security in entirety
Feb 23, 2008

Need to look at Maritime Security in entirety

Prof.K.R.Singh, formerly visiting professor, Chair of Maritime Studies, University of Calicut, initiated an interaction on 'Maritime Dimensions of Internal Security' at an Interaction organised by the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research foundation on 23 February 2008.

Networked security: 5G and supply chains
Dec 30, 2020

Networked security: 5G and supply chains

While the geopolitical contestation in emerging technologies will continue, the importance of strengthening policies towards network security cannot b

Nigeria’s worsening security situation may jeopardise the 2023 elections
Aug 24, 2022

Nigeria’s worsening security situation may jeopardise the 2023 elections

Many young people across the country might have registered to vote. However, the current security situation could spell trouble.