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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.
 
Analysis
 
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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Report
 
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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7-9 December 2014
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"India-Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue"
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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Wednesday, 19 December 2013
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30-31 January 2015
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
US-China Climate Deal: Not a Big Deal
18 November 2014
Lydia Powell

Last week, the United States and China released a 'Joint Announcement on Climate Change'. Some of the mainstream media outlets concluded that it was a historic agreement.

 
Can India become Self Reliant in Coal Production?
18 November 2014
Ashish Gupta

The continuous increase in imports of coal in the past few years has become a major source of concern, especially in the light of increasing current account deficit during the last few years.

 
Facing Downside Risks -The Oil Price Slump and how it might affect Gas Prices (part I)
18 November 2014
Thomas Elmar Schuppe

This paper is split into two parts: This present part (I) is dealing with the currently vibrant oil price trends and the second part (II) will take a closer look at its effects on natural gas markets and pricing.

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International
War against ISIS: The picture is gloomy
17 November 2014
Ravi Joshi

In the war against ISIS, the picture is gloomy. The ISIS is unlikely to be pushed back as long as the Coalition's War against it remains only aerial.

 
Modi's Canberra visit: Continuing the momentum
15 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Australia, taking place nearly 30 years after the last Indian Prime Ministerial visit (Rajiv Gandhi in 1986), comes at a critical time for both countries - when strategic equations are being redrawn, creating new Asian security dynamics.

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National
Redefining multi-stakeholderism for internet
15 November 2014
R. Swaminathan

Democratic multi-stakeholderism has the potential to mitigate the genuine concerns of sovereign nations in terms of protection of their cyber resources and infrastructure - not only from anonymous hackers and non-state actors,

 
Nehru's realism
14 November 2014
C. Raja Mohan

As India's most influential voice on foreign affairs in the run-up to Independence and its chief diplomat for the first 17 years of the republic, Nehru said and did things that can't be stuffed into one box labelled "Nehruvian".

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China
Chinese perceptions of Modi's foreign policy
14 November 2014
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Tibet and the Dalai Lama's status continue to worry the Chinese. India's stated policy that Tibet is part of China notwithstanding, Chinese feel that India has a hidden agenda.

 
Japan walks the extra mile
11 November 2014
Manoj Joshi

The four-point agreement that was worked out by State Councillor Yang Jichei and Japanese National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi to enable the meeting between President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan indicates that Tokyo has walked the extra mile to assuage the Chinese.

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Security
Like a Lady Macbeth
13 November 2014
Vikram Sood

Throughout the 1990s, the Anglo-US duo remained obsessed with India's nuclear plans and virtually refused any discussions on Pakistani assistance to terrorism in India.

 
India's strategic Vietnam defence relations
13 November 2014
P.K. Ghosh

Vietnam has its own difficult history with China. It is not surprising, then, that this emerging country is often seen as a linchpin in India's counter-encirclement and "Look East" policies.

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