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Vol. V Issue. 18
WHISPER IN A TEMPEST: Reflections on the CAG Report and Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks
D V Kapur
03 October 2012
The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on "Allocation of Captive Coal Blocks and Augmentation of Coal Production" for the year ending March 2012 has, among other things,
Australia - India Strategic Partnership in an Asian Century
Mr. Peter Varghese,
Australian High Commissioner to India
11 July 2012
His Excellency's address to the ORF Faculty delivered on May 3, 2012.
Shared Cultures and Heritage for Conflict Resolution A South Asian Perspective
Prof. Sudhashan Seneviratne
11 July 2012
This is an edited version of the talk given by Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, a well known historian and archaeologist from Sri Lanka, at ORF on April 9, 2012. Prof Seneviratne, currently Professor of Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya, Colombo, has carried out pioneering research in the field of archaeology and is a widely respected speaker on the subject.
Vol. V Issue. 15
The Storm in the Arab Spring
03 March 2012
Tunisia, Eygpt, Syria?events may seem to be following a pattern but the changing dynamics in West Asia point to far more complex political and strategic games being played: The US role, Saudi phobia, Israeli and Iranian intrigues. Oil. And, to top it all, the Shia-Sunni face-off. Is Turkey being lured in as a possible Joker in the pack? Welcome to another Great Game.
Vol. V Issue. 12
India-Japan Partnership in a Resurgent Asia
His Excellency Mr. Akitaka Saiki,
Ambassador of Japan to India
29 December 2011
His Excellency Mr. Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan to India, addressed an eminent gathering at the ORF campus in New Delhi on June 29, 2011. In his lecture, Mr. Saiki outlined the huge potential for cooperation between India and Japan to build a strong partnership in the context of the rapidly changing security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the text of his lecture and the proceedings of the event.
R. K. Mishra Memorial Lecture: Building Partnerships for Lasting Peace in South Asia
His Excellency Mr. Hamid Karzai
President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
29 December 2011
The Third R. K. Mishra Memorial Lecture was delivered by His Excellency Mr. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, on October 5, 2011 in New Delhi. Outlining his vision for a peaceful and stable South Asia, President Karzai stressed that all the regional players would have to work together towards achieving this goal. This is the text of the lecture and proceedings of the event.
Vol. V Issue. 13
Colombia's Agenda for 'Democratic Prosperity'
Address by Ms Monica Lanzetta Mutis
Colombian Deputy Foreign Minister, at the Observer Research Foundation, on November 3, 2011
02 December 2011
Distinguished Members of the Observer Research Foundation, I am grateful for the interest you have shown in gaining first hand information about how the foreign policy of the Colombian Government is contributing towards achieving its main goal: Democratic Prosperity.
A Future without Nuclear Weapons
The Hon'ble Douglas Roche, O.C.
On The Immediacy of the Moment for Nuclear Disarmament
09 November 2011
"The elimination of nuclear weapons is a pre-condition for peace in the 21st century". This was the key message delivered by the Hon'ble Senator Douglas Roche, renowned campaigner for nuclear disarmament in his address to Indian experts at the ORF campus in New Delhi.
Vol. V Issue. 11
The Energy Challenge
Rt. Hon Lord Howell of Guildford
Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
21 September 2011
First let me say how pleased I am to be here. The Observer Research Foundation has a strong track record of building partnerships between business and policy makers, and generating innovative thinking on how to tackle the major challenges of our times.
The Arab Spring & India: Promises and Challenges
20 July 2011
Saeed Naqvi, Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, traveled to Bahrain, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, Baghdad, Najaf, Amman, Cairo, Jerusalem and Ramallah after the Arab Spring broke out. Earlier, he visited Tunisia, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara and Libya. In this paper, he shares his first-hand experiences and discussions with leaders and diplomats, many of whom have requested anonymity. This paper follows Naqvi's earlier reports on our neighbourhood.
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