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Issue. 88
India's NSG Membership: Examining the Relationship between NPT and the NSG
Arka Biswas
02 March 2015
This paper examines the relationship between the NSG and the NPT and assesses the relevance of NPT to the debate on India's participation at the NSG.
Issue. 87
Gender and Identity on Social Media
Nishtha Gautam
31 January 2015
This Issue Brief looks at the world of digital spaces and analyses issues such as the politics of silencing women; propriety; and health and gender-specific vulnerabilities.
Issue. 86
Capital Flows in the Quantitative Easing Era: Building Resilience in Emerging Economies
Manmath Goel
28 January 2015
This paper highlights the risks that emerging economies are exposed to given the extended use of Unconventional Monetary Policies in advanced economies. It also explores how financial resilience of emerging economies can be increased to ensure stable economic growth.
Issue. 85
An 'India Exception' and India-US Partnership on Climate Change
Samir Saran (ORF) and Bruce Jones (Brookings),
13 January 2015
The authors propose an 'India exception' in global climate talks as the only realistic pathway to a global climate deal, which could also be a key tool in cementing stronger ties between India and the US, two critical actors in the evolving international order.
Nuclear security in India
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
07 January 2015
Unlike other recent evaluations, India's nuclear security measures are indeed comparable to best practices globally, but we have done a poor job of publicising our achievements. The Indian reluctance to highlight these aspects has resulted in international concerns, which equated this lack of transparency with poor procedures and weak standards. India needs to get proactive in its outreach efforts.
Issue. 7
India and Israel: Reinforcing the Partnership
Taruni Kumar
02 January 2015
India and Israel share a unique partnership. It is both varied and comprehensive and is characterised by pragmatism and trust. This Special Report analyses the relationship and the potential for greater cooperation between the two countries.
Issue. 84
Reimagining Multistakeholderism: Challenges for Internet Governance
Samir Saran and William Poff-Webster
05 December 2014
Concerns remain in the developing world that about whether the ICANN/IANA transition will create a truly plural process. This issue brief discusses three challenges 'multistakeholderism' must address from the perspective of the developing world: access, equity and sovereignty.
Issue. 82
Post-Election Challenges for the New Government in Kabul
Aryaman Bhatnagar
28 November 2014
This issue brief explores the prospects and problems for the new government in Afghanistan with respect to: the two new leaders and their respective positions; the Taliban; and the regional countries China, India, Iran and Pakistan.
Issue. 83
Six Years after Mumbai: The LeT Threat
Vikram Sood and Wilson John
28 November 2014
This issue brief examines what is little known about the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) to underline the threat it continues to pose to India and the world six years after the Mumbai attacks.
Issue. 81
Army Aviation: Does the Army Needs it own Air Force?
Pranay S. Ahluwalia
15 November 2014
The National Security Initiative of the Observer Research Foundation held a workshop to examine the relevance of the Army Aviation Corps. This report details the outcome of a discussion amongst prominent defence personnel.
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