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Indian food security and the WTO deal
A host of issues that were crucial to the interests of developing countries, and to a large extent India's, were off the table at Bali. For instance, rich country farm subsidies. The US has still not budged from its position vis--vis farm subsidies, despite years of push from poor countries, including in Africa.
India and Japan: Asia's win-win partnership
Abhirup Bhunia and Geethanjali Nataraj
24 January 2014
On the strategic side of things, Japan's economic cooperation with India is also a hedge against a rising China which is a direct threat to Japan as also India, if to a lesser extent.
Networking the Northeast through the 'rail route'
Maulik Mavani
22 January 2014
The rail connectivity schemes in the Northeast, if implemented in a timely manner, would possibly achieve what decades of politico-administrative soft power and military hard power struggled to - bring about peace and economic development in a region embroiled in protracted ethnic conflicts.
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China rise a trigger for Indo-Japanese relationship
14 January 2014
Though the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India and Japan is an achievement in Indo-Japanese bilateralism, much more needs to be done at the people-to-people level to broaden and strengthen the growing relationship.
FDI need of the hour: Experts
03 January 2014
Economic experts firmly believe that FDI is the need of the hour and with political will and good governance measures, it could prove to be crucial in enhancing development in the region.
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Issue Briefs & Monographs
The Global Financial System: A post-GFC Report Card
Jayshree Sengupta
22 January 2014
The International Financial Architecture has come under much scrutiny following the 2008 global financial crisis. There have been demands for major reforms to the IFA; but despite the steps taken so far, much more needs to be done to ensure global financial stability.
The State of India's Cities and Towns
Jochen Mistelbacher & Prashant Kumar
10 December 2013
This "Book of Charts" on the "State of Cities and Towns", produced by ORF Urban Policy Research Initiative, paints a descriptive picture of the current state and developments in employment, education and public infrastructure provision, among others, and the disparities between states, within states and between different sections of the urban society.
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Occasional Papers
Community Driven Development in Developing Countries
Abhilaksh Likhi
24 May 2013
This paper highlights the increasing importance of Community Driven Development (CDD) in the delivery of public services to the poorest sections and enhancing access, voice and accountability in developing countries.
India's Shifting Governance Structure:From Charter of Promises to Service Guarantee
Niranjan Sahoo and Arjun Kapoor
09 July 2012
The liberalisation policy of India that was initiated in 1991 was designed to dismantle the protectionist regime through removal of industrial licenses, thereby reducing the strict bureaucratic control under which the country’s foreign trade had been suffering for decades.
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"Evolving Geopolitics in Eurasia: Implications for India"
Thursday, 23 July 2015
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Talk on

"Air-power assessment of external threat in NE"
by Air Marshal S Varthaman (retd)
Saturday, 25 July 2015
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Chennai Conference Hall



Launch of the Strategic Rationale for Deeper U.S. Indian Economic Ties.
Friday, 7 August 2015
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall




"CYFY 2015"
14-16 October 2015
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: New Delhi



ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"5th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
25 October to 3 November 2015
(9:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: Hyatt Regency, New Delhi














Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement: Impact on India's Energy Calculations (part I)
14 July 2015
Akhilesh Sati

Iran is one of the most hydrocarbon resource rich countries in the world and thus holds an important position in energy space.

India's Energy Future: Black Fractured by Green
14 July 2015
Thomas Elmar Schuppe,

The year 2015 is going to be critical for the energy and climate story that unfolds over the decade to come.

Are Coal Import Statistics Reliable?
14 July 2015
Ashish Gupta

In October 2014 when Mr. Anil Swarup was appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at the Ministry of Coal (Moc),

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Keeping peace in a war zone
26 June 2015
Vidisha Mishra

It is important to examine how female peacekeepers themselves experience gender and other relations while on duty.

Yoga diplomacy
23 June 2015
C. Raja Mohan

The impressive participation around the world on International Yoga Day is indeed a testimony to India's immense soft power.

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Connecting northeast India
01 July 2015
Sriparna Pathak Raimedhi

India's Northeast remains disconnected from the rest of the country. This disconnect is not just in the geographical realm, but also at the level of the superstructure.

'Act East' for better connectivity
25 June 2015
Nilanjan Ghosh & Mihir Bhonsale

The motor vehicles agreement between BBIN nations is a welcome development and marks a good beginning.

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Chinese submarines
01 July 2015
C. Raja Mohan

India paid a high price for failing to anticipate the Sino-Pak nuclear nexus in the 1970s and 1980s.

China's Belt & Road diplomacy
25 June 2015
Rakhahari Chatterji

To draw lines on the map along the ancient trade routes of China and to claim that they marked an exclusive zone of trade.

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Avoiding a Great Depression
01 July 2015
Jayshree Sengupta

India need to do more to speed up its own financial sector reforms and make it stronger because the percentage of NPAs has reached a dangerous level.

What does the FTA with EEU has in store for India?
26 June 2015
Richa Sekhani

Although India has confirmed it will sign the FTA with EEU, it now needs to take forward the negotiations quickly.

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