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Privacy Through Fragmentation?
Long before Snowden, it was suggested that the best way forward was to abandon 'the Internet' and embrace multiple internets, essentially privatising networks. The splintering of the Internet is one possible consequence of viewing Internet rights through the prism of private property.
 
Asian Security Dynamics
 
Xi's India trip: Time for a reality check
Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
18 September 2014
As Xi and Modi meet in first Ahmedabad and then in New Delhi, India has political and strategic issues that it will want China to respond to - the contested border and territorial issues, China-Pakistan cooperation on nuclear, missile, maritime and border infrastructure issues.
 
Importance of leading the Indian Ocean neighbours
N Sathiya Moorthy
11 September 2014
In the 21st century global and regional contexts, it's too much for India and its southern neighbours to expect the US to stay away from the region, militarily. If the US is there, the assumption is that China will not be far away. India can make a difference to what could emerge as the re-emergence of a 'new cold war' in this region.
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Space Security
 
When it comes to internet governance, India is still engaging actively with the UN
Mahima Kaul
11 August 2014
A final draft resolution at the United Nations, passed in July 2014, has focused on the UN General Assembly's review process of World Summit on the Information Society outcomes implementation.
 
Reframing the global Internet ecosystem
Mahima Kaul
11 August 2014
As the conversations around internet governance become trapped in confrontational language, it is time to move the emphasis back to decision making that works for all
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Indian Defence
 
India: Diversifying arms purchases
Siddharth Sivaraman and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopal
13 August 2014
Technology is important, but who you get it from is even more important. U.S. drones in the Indian inventory would have a huge value in terms of messaging, to friends and foes alike. Strategic partnerships are among the best force multiplier options in an uncertain Asia, and India should leave no stone unturned.
 
Exploring net neutrality
Anahita Mathai
12 August 2014
With India seeking to connect the next billion, and becoming a key player in the global Internet debate, it is important to have clearly formed domestic policies. The combination of regulatory interest, corporate opposition and constitutional rights suggest that the time is right for a nuanced debate on net neutrality in India.
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Procurement & Self Reliance
 
Why India’s defence procurement is problematic?
Deba R Mohanty
10 April 2012
A country that spends 15 per cent of its Central expenditure on national defence (armed forces and DRDO) and 23 per cent on national security (armed forces and all other security forces like para-military, police) must explain to its citizens as to whether its spending on security is justifiably utilised or not.
 
From MIC to NSIC
Deba Ranjan Mohanty
11 October 2011
Nomenclature notwithstanding, the evolution of an Indian National Security Industrial Complex (NSIC) must be watched with interest and caution.
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Non-Traditional Security
 
Moves to enhance response to CBR attacks
Astik Sinha
27 December 2011
The recent Indian government’s decision to equip 800 police stations in 80 cities with radiation monitors is a clear indication of how serious the threats posed by chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) weapons is being taken.
 
Winning the aerospace tech battle
Deba R Mohanty
29 August 2011
India had recently decided to partner Russia in a joint project known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). A project like this is a rarity, like Brahmos, that India can ill afford to lose. Prudence would demand employment of a realist strategy of engagement by India in convincing the Russians to expand the scope of involvement.
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Talk on

"PM Modi's US Visit"
by M Ganapathi, IFS (retd) ex-Secretary (West), MEA, GoI
Saturday, 18 October 2014
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Chennai, Conference Hall

 


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Brainstorming Workshop on

"India's Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Saturday, 18 October 2014
(10:30 AM To 1:30 PM)
Venue: ORF Kolkata, Conference Hall

 


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Conference on

"United States Foreign Policy in International Perspective"
Monday, 20 October 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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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: Hyatt Regency, New Delhi

 


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ORF-CIS Conference

"Security, Governments and Technology: Exploring Policy and Practice"
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
(11:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Talk on

"Deepening Global Higher Education Partnerships: The Role of MOOCs"
by Dr Richard Levin, CEO, Courseera
Friday, 7 November 2014
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi Conference Hall

 


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Roundtable Discussion
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"Bangladesh"
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Conference

"The Cost of Precision Strike"
Friday, 14 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 12:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Roundtable Discussion

"Bangladesh"
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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ORF-PRIO Conference on

"Emerging Challenges in an Urbanizing India: Governance, Security and Climate Change"
Tuesday, 18 November 2013
(9:30 AM To 6:00 PM)
Wednesday, 19 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 5:30 PM)
Venue: India Habitat Centre,New Delhi

 


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Interaction with

"The Polish Institute for International Affairs"
Tuesday, 18 November 2013
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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International Conference on

"Regional Integration in the Indo-Pacific: Prospects and Challenges"
Monday, 24 November 2013
(6:00 PM To 8:00 PM)
Tuesday, 25 November 2013
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi

 


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ORF-Russkiy Mir Conference
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"New Problems and Trends in Global Geopolitics"
4-5 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall

 


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Conference
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"Mekong Ganga Dialogue"
Friday, 5 December 2014
(6:00 PM To 10:00 PM)
Venue: Shangrila, New delhi
Saturday, 6 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi
Sunday, 7 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: ORF Kolkatta

 


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Conference

"India-US Strategic Dialogue"
6-8 December 2014
(10:00 AM To 4:00 PM)
Venue: Agra

 




  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 
Energy/Coal/Power
 
Shades of Grey: The Annals of the Indian Coal Industry (part II)
7 Octber 2014
Lydia Powell,

A casual survey of literature on mining labour in the Indian coal industry reveals that it is the result of a complex interplay of factors beginning with caste & class at the local level, colonial interests,

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International
India's climate change strategy: Expanding differentiated responsibility
07 October 2014
Samir Saran and Will Poff-Webster

For Lima and Paris climate change negotiations to succeed in achieving consensus, the issue of equitable response to the climate crisis must be creatively reimagined.

 
Modi and the Middle East: Towards a Link West Policy
07 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

In the past, India avoided talking to major powers like the US and Europe on the Middle East.

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National
Digital governance: Need for regulating cloud ecosystem
04 October 2014
R. Swaminathan

India will become a digital society. It is also deploying all the right pieces and infrastructure for a digital economy.

 
Modi and Obama's war
01 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

The real issue is not about double standards on terrorism. Nor is hypocrisy a monopoly of either America or India. The problem is different.

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Japan
Japan and China seeking a limited truce?
09 October 2014
K.V. Kesavan

The forthcoming APEC annual summit, to be held in Beijing in November,

 
Modi's America
24 September 2014
C Raja Mohan

India must improve relations with both Washington and Beijing and not limit ties with one because of the other.

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China
Not so coy
08 October 2014
C. Raja Mohan

What is new is the fact that Delhi under Modi is no longer coy about affirming its position in conjunction with the US.

 
Xi Jinping visit - a wasted opportunity to break new ground
25 September 2014
H.H.S.Viswanathan

The Chinese diplomacy seems to have erred on the side of aggression.

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