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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




Talk on

"Defending the Global Commons"
by H.E. Mr. Richard Verma, US Ambassador to India.
Friday, 31 July 2015
(2:30 PM To 3:30 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall



Talk on

"TN bid to de-congest Palk Bay fishing"
by Mr. N. Sathiyamoorthy
Saturday, 1 August 2015
(11:00 AM To 1:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Chennai Conference Hall



Launch of the Strategic Rationale for Deeper U.S. Indian Economic Ties.
Friday, 7 August 2015
(3:00 PM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall




Transnational Threats, Islamist Militancy, and U.S. Foreign Pölicy
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
(11:00 AM To 12:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi




"Technology and Climate Change: Exploring Technological Solutions for Climate Action"
Monday, 31 August 2015
(10:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: ORF-Delhi, Conference Hall




"CYFY 2015"
14-16 October 2015
(10:00 AM To 6:00 PM)
Venue: New Delhi



ORF-ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius (Hamburg)

"5th Asian Forum on Global Governance"
25 October to 3 November 2015
(9:00 AM To 5:00 PM)
Venue: Hyatt Regency, New Delhi














India's Energy Sector: About to Take-off? (Part II)
21 July 2015
Lydia Powell and Akhilesh Sati,

Last week's column observed that India's energy take-off may be an 'optical illusion' caused by China's slow-down.

People's Action Plan on Climate Change for Karnataka
21 July 2015
Shankar Sharma,

A people's action plan on Climate Change for the state was released on recent World Environment Day in Bangalore by the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

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Eurozone to blame for Greece's problems
21 July 2015
Jayshree Sengupta

Greece's problems were inevitable because the concept of Eurozone is based on flawed solidarity.

India's quest for place at the UN high table
20 July 2015
Ashok Malik

The quest for a permanent seat is another challenge altogether. There is little appetite for UN reform in the international system,

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How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership affect India?
21 July 2015
Sylvia Mishra

The US-led TPP would face increasing competition as China recently concluded a free trade agreement with Australia (ChAFTA)

Modi's foreign policy style is continuity, not change
20 July 2015
Manoj Joshi

Continuity, rather than change, is the true hallmark of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy.

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Abe's defence
21 July 2015
C. Raja Mohan

It's not often that one sees leaders take risks in the pursuit of a political conviction.

Civil society and internal security in China
20 July 2015
Mahalakshmi Ganapathy

In China, we see a situation emerging in the form of "mass incidents" (a term used by the Chinese State to define civil unrest).

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Why it is time to invest in Iran
21 July 2015
Manoj Joshi

The opening of Iran will alter the geopolitics of south-western Asia. Even so, India needs to tread with care.

Iran nuclear deal: The promise and the peril
20 July 2015
Rajesh Rajagopalan

The American justification that delaying any possible Iranian nuclear weapon programme is itself a benefit might be short-sighted

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