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Need for reviewing NELP policies
Experts have suggested that there is a need for reviewing the NELP (National Exploration Licensing Policy) to accommodate signals being sent to the energy market on pricing and regulatory aspects.
Oil & Gas
Dash for Gas: Opportunities & Challenges
January 2012
Fifty years after the first LNG tanker sailed from Mississippi to UK in 1959 natural gas has finally matured into a global commodity. Gas is no longer limited to being a regional resource or a continental resource.
Energy subsidies wipe out over Rs 2 lakh crore of India’s GDP, unsustainable: Experts
15 December 2011
Experts have unanimously cautioned the Government that the current levels of subsidy in the energy sector, which wipes out more than Rs 2,00,000 crores of India’s GDP, is not at all sustainable.
Renewable Energy
Funding solar projects needs Govt. push: Experts
18 January 2012
According to experts, captive power generation offers immense potential for converting into solar based power consumer. However, this change requires a mandatory push from the government through regulations or incentives.
Small Hydro: Too Small for a National Mission?
28 November 2011
As India braces itself for an over-ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, it also has to deliberate the prospects of developing other renewable energy resources. Of all the non-conventional renewable energy sources, small hydro represents the highest density resource.
BLUE REVOLUTION: Charting South Asia’s Water Future
September, 2011
Water is a scarce natural resource with multifaceted uses cutting across class, economic and political boundaries. Evaluating and recognizing the importance of water in different spheres of life is where the trouble begins.
Water Security in South Asia: Issues and Policy Recommendations
09 February 2011
This brief is largely based on several discussions organised at Observer Research Foundation over a period of time. These discussions were enriched by the presence of some of the well-known experts on water issues in the country.
Climate Change
The Globalisation and Climate Change Paradox: Implications for South Asian Security
July 11, 2011
The interpretation of security through the prism of Westphalia1 for the past three centuries now stands under scrutiny. Traditional state-centric security narratives are giving way to a more complex discussion on security.
Sustainable development and climate change-Sunjoy Joshi and Marlies Linke.
05 January 2011
In this book, the authors explore the persistent dissonances in the climate debate with the aim of identifying the harmonies that can help the world compose a common sympathy that accounts for the concerns, expectations and aspirations of all stakeholders.
End monopoly in Coal sector by introducing competition, say experts
24 February 2010
India is the third largest coal producer and the coal industry one of the oldest sectors of commercial involvement



Interaction with

"Students from Russian School"
Friday, 25 April 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Discussion on

"Nuclear Security in India"
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Conference on

"Cyber Security" Debating data localization and its effect on the Web
Friday, 2 May 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Roundtable Discussion on

"Withdrawal and its Limitations: The Future of Afghanistan"
Monday, 5 May 2014
(10:30 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Conference on

"Utilizing Military Veterans to Add Value to Developmental Initiatives in Rural and Semi-Urban Areas"
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
(10:00 AM To 4:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Conference on

"10th EU Enlargement Anniversary: Issues and Challenges"
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
(2:30 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Auditorium



Discussion on

"Nuclear Trends in West Asia"
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Talk by

"Mr. Jacek Bylica, EU Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation."
Friday, 16 May 2014
(10:30 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall




Tuesday, 20 May 2014
(10:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



"Stimson Maritime Conference"
10-11 June 2014 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Venue: Chennai
12 March 2014 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Venue: Kochi



Report Release of ORF-Chatham House Project on

"Attitudes Around Water"
Friday, 13 June 2013
(11:00 AM To 2:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



ORF-ECC Conference on

"Perspectives on the Indo-Pacific Region"
30 June 2013 - 1 July 2013
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: Moscow



Conference on

"United States Foreign Policy in International Perspective"
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"4th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
26 October to 4 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: New Delhi










Climate Change and India: Morality does begin at Home!
15 April 2014
Ashish Gupta,

Climate Change is becoming a major cause of concern but the important thing that is lacking in Climate Change deliberations is that it is concentrated on poor developing countries including India.

IPCC AR5: One More Step for Dialectic Reasoning?
15 April 2014
Lydia Powell,

The contents of the three fifth assessment reports (AR 5) that the IPCC released recently are largely similar to the earlier reports. The prophets of the IPCC offer volumes of threatening numbers and seductively coloured charts to tell us that we are all doomed if we do not accept their dialectic reasoning and follow their prescriptions.

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Afghan presidential elections: Implications and the road ahead
16 April 2014
Raghav Sharma

The voluminous participation by the Afghans in the elections, in which all major candidates asserted their desire to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US, does not bode well for the Taliban, which describes signing of the BSA as "a huge crime".

Cementing the BRICS
05 April 2014
Geethanjali Nataraj and Abhirup Bhunia

There is a need to fix the BRICS, by altering growth strategies, reducing external dependence, securing domestic demand and investments, providing jobs to the unemployed, and aiming at lowering untenable inequality.

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The outliers who won the PM's post
16 April 2014
Manoj Joshi

If Narendra Modi becomes prime minister, he will join a select band of predecessors who can be called "outliers" - a scientific term used to describe phenomena which are outside the normal experience.

Testing time for Modi?
11 April 2014
T.V. Rajeswar

There is hope among the politicians of various political groups in Kashmir as well as the people of Kashmir that Narendra Modi as Prime Minister would take some decisive action in keeping with their expectations. Modi himself has moderated his stand to that there should be a discussion on Article 370.

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Questions about the security of Aadhar project's biometric database
14 April 2014
Mahima Kaul

The Aadhar project remains complex - a herculean task. The UK government shelved its identity card project because it was untested and the technology not secure, and because of the risks to the safety and security of citizens.

Why is the Indian counter-insurgency failing repeatedly?
08 April 2014
Rajesh Rajagopalan

The Indian tendency to muddle through is likely to continue when it comes to counter-insurgency. The distance between the Army and its civilian masters is so gaping that advice, however enriched by experience and reflection, is likely to fall on deaf ears.

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Multi-brand retail: Risky to usher in oligopolistic global retailers
14 April 2014
Jayshree Sengupta

It makes more sense to enable domestic multi-brand retailers to become strong and see how they develop the village infrastructure and supply chains. It would be risky to usher in oligopolistic global retailers without any strings attached and allowing them to take a big slice of India's huge retail market.

Neglect of under-privileged: Confront politicians
04 April 2014
Jayshree Sengupta

In today's political scene not many contestants have a background of having worked with the underprivileged people or fighting for the rights of women and children. Many think it is a good opportunity to get into the charmed circle of parliamentarians who have attractive remunerations and huge fringe benefits for five years

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Crimea: The US grandstanding that failed again
04 April 2014
Vikram Sood

Obama's warning to Putin that there would be costs for the invasion of Crimea was not only empty, but the real cost in all this was to American credibility, once again. One can, therefore, expect both the US and Russia to assert their rights regardless of international law.

Putin gives lessons in world politics
18 March 2014
Manoj Joshi

The US would be foolish to deepen the new Cold War atmosphere by trying to isolate Russia over Ukraine developments. As for China, that option is simply not open to them any more.

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