India at 75: Aspirations, Ambitions, and Approaches
The essays in this series capture the ideas and ethics driving contemporary Indian diplomacy; examine the methods and contours of India’s engagement with the world; and, offer a prognosis of India’s future as a leading power.
Colaba Edit 2021
The Colaba Edit is a policy anthology that examines the endeavours underway to rebuild in the wake of the dramatic transformation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comprehensive Energy Monitor: India and the World
The weekly energy monitor tracks and analyses India and the world's energy consumption, trends, taxes, and regulations.
The QUAD Age: Alliance for a Prosperous Indo-Pacific
This series captures the emergence of the Indo-Pacific as a region of geostrategic significance. The QUAD—comprising India, the US, Japan and Australia—is one arrangement that is looking towards maintaining a rules-based international order in this region while building on technology and trade partnerships for a common prosperous future.
Children and the Pandemic - An analysis across countries
This series attempts to contextualise the impact of COVID-19 across the globe on children and adolescents and shares their perspective and policy solutions to attenuate the same.
Afghanistan—Research and Analyses on the past, present and future of the country and its impact on geopolitics
The essays in this series capture the research and analyses ORF has conducted on Afghanistan, its geostrategic significance, and the future implications of Taliban rule in the country.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Challenge — Contextual and Country Analyis
The essays in this series capture the challenges in the way towards an effective vaccination drive and propose a way forward based on their unique contexts and vantage points.
30 Years After: Review and Renew the Reforms Agenda
As India marks 30 years since the 1991 reforms that opened up India’s economy and polity to the world, ORF curates a compendium of essays that delve into India’s journey from a country threatened by a Balance of Payments crisis to one that is fast on its way to becoming a US$ 5 trillion economy.
From Alpha Century to Viral World: The Raisina Young Fellows Speak
This series compel us to engage with four important spheres of our existence that seek urgent inquiry and dialogue — climate and sustainability, the new world order, democracy and pluralism, and technology and digital societies.
A 2030 Vision for India’s Economic Diplomacy
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely altered the global political and economic landscape.
Raisina Files 2021
Raisina Files is an annual ORF publication that brings together emerging and established voices in a collection of essays on key, contemporary questions that are implicating the world and India.
India–Bangladesh Relations @50: Commemorating Bilateral Ties
This compilation of essays is a tribute to commemorate the 50–year diplomatic journey between the two close neighbours India and Bangladesh.
2021: The Year of Vaccines
This series provides both macro- and micro-level analysis of how the drive to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 is shaping up.
Catalysing Change: Women-led Development in the Decade of Action
This series of blogs carries with it one undeniable message — women are the future, and they are leading from the front.
The Colaba Edit provides insight on how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way we live, work and interact. It sets the stage for opinions on the reengineering of the global economy, policymaking institutions and governance processes.
BIMSTEC IN 2021
This series is an attempt to introspect about emerging issues encompassing geopolitics, geo-economics and geostrategy of the BIMSTEC region.
Africa in 2021
In 2021, Africa will learn from the fissures exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, adapt based on the learnings, and move beyond it.
India and the World in 2021
In 2020, we were consumed by one story. This year, we would need to look to life beyond the pandemic.
Tech in the New Decade: Ruminations on the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Will the 2020s see much needed energy injected into building an inclusive, rights-driven, sustainable tech future?
The Future of the Pandemic in 2021 and Beyond
This series showcases essays from across the globe on the future of the pandemic in 2021, and beyond, and tries to answer burning questions: What is needed right now — is it to build resilience, is it to strengthen the public health system, or is niche diplomacy the need of the hour?
What to Expect from International Relations in 2021
The world is evolving for sure but that has been a constant. What is new is the sheer scale and scope of this evolution. And it is to this that we turn to in this year-end overview.
Editors’ Pick: Most Engaged with Long Reads of 2020
The 15 long reads in this series take into account the need for diversity, not just in subject matter — but also in viewpoint.
Editors’ Pick: Most Read Blogs of 2020
From the 5G wars and the brewing global discontent with China to the pandemic and India’s national security, these 15 short reads will shed a light on the matters that our readers found the most engaging and interesting in the past year.
Post-Pandemic Development Priorities: The Decade of Action
We look at the various developmental goals and indicators, against the backdrop of the pandemic, through the lens of the three critical “Ps,” namely, People, Planet, and Prosperity, which also engulf the lens of peace and partnerships.
What to Expect from 2021: Global Commerce, Communities and Cities in the New Year
As 2020 draws to a close, ORF Mumbai looks at how commerce, communities and cities were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as by geopolitics and geoeconomics over the last decade.
India is scheduled to take over the presidency of the G20 in 2023. It will be the first time India will chair a global economic forum of this stature. It is an opportunity for India to lead the design and reform of global economic architecture along with the most powerful economies of the world, and set the agenda on international finance, trade, business and monetary issues. Research on the G20 is part of ORF's Geoeconomics Studies Programme. Our focus will be on five themes:
CNED Development Dialogues
CNED Development Dialogues will engage with African, South and South-East Asian scholars, business leaders, policy makers, and social entrepreneurs for a deeper understanding of the most important development challenges of the developing world, discover solutions and build transnational partnerships.
Biden Wins the US Presidency: What Next for the Global Order?
To assess the plausible impact of a Biden presidency on the global order, ORF brings together, in this report, brief interventions by some of its researchers, focusing on varied geographies and issue areas.
The air we breathe: Battle for clean air
As India begins to direct resources towards addressing the post-pandemic economic crisis, policymakers should display political and economic commitment towards addressing the multi-dimensional impact of air pollution.
How Donald Trump has changed the world
As the United States(US) heads to its 59th quadrennial election, described by many as one of the most consequential in recent memory, it is time to take stock of the fundamental elements of the Trump administration’s foreign policy.
Rise of China Tech: Engagement by Intrusion
As one nation after another places security barriers before Chinese companies in response to their intrusive nature and People’s Liberation Army links magnified by an institutional design called the National Intelligence Law that has turned every Chinese entity, from firms to citizens, into spies, Beijing’s response is now an expected playbook of reciprocity.
The Quad: Coalition of Democracies
India’s inclusion of Australia in the next Malabar exercise not only represents a logical progression of an Indian foreign policy shift — but also signals India’s willingness to play the role it perceives for itself in both the global and regional stage.
The CyFy Edit
The CyFy Edit is a series of think pieces that distills the themes of CyFy 2020, providing incisive analyses of trends in geotech, the future of work, changing notions of value in the digital age, inclusive tech and networked democracies.
America on the Ballot
America on the Ballot are curated analyses on the 2020 US presidential and congressional elections, which are set to occur amidst divergent conversations over America’s role in the world.
COVID19 Perspectives are curated essays published by ORF that endeavor to make sense of The Coronavirus Pandemic along with its repercussions on India and beyond
The Raisina Edit
The Raisina Edit offers a selection of commentaries that unpack, interpret, and problematise contemporary global developments corresponding to the Raisina Dialogue thematic pillars: geopolitics; geo-economics; geo-technology; growth and development; citizen and state.
Ballot Grounds Unkown
Ballot Grounds Unkown are curated set of essays analysing the economy and polity in the run-up to the Indian National Elections.
Raisina Scrolls are curated essays published by ORF in the run-up to, India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics, Raisina Dialogue
26/11: A Decade After
A decade seems like long enough, and while there have been some changes, a lot remains unachieved. ORF examines the causes and consequences of the 26/11 attacks in this volume of articles that focus on the multiple dimensions of this crisis and its aftermath: strategic, operational and tactical.
The Next Gig Thing
Technological adoption, digitisation, demographic shifts and globalisation are rapidly altering employment, employment relations, contracts, protections, and the nature of work itself. These profound changes are quickly shaping labour market contexts as well as education and skilling ecosystems around the world. This series explores these transformations and sheds light on the evolving contours of the future of work, education and skills.
Urbanisation and its Discontents
International organisations, national governments and civil society are increasingly concerned about problems occurring due to growing urbanisation.
20 years of Pokhran-II
2018 marks twenty years of the Pokhran-II tests, and of India's evolution from being an ambiguous nuclear power to a full-fledged, albeit de-facto, nuclear weapons state.
Eye on China
China’s growing economic, military and diplomatic heft has the potential to either upend or uphold the international order as we know it today. Will contemporary China continue to be a revisionist force in the international system? What would a Middle Kingdom 2.0 mean for a rising India with its own global ambitions? This series examines these and other related questions around a superpowered People’s Republic and a world in flux.
Emerging Themes in Indian foreign Policy
As India continues its quest to become a leading power and expands its global footprint, new themes and issues are emerging as part of its foreign policy agenda. Indian policymakers have realised that non-traditional instruments of diplomacy can supplement traditional means...
This series of papers examines critical issues related to India’s defence policy challenges. It focuses on the Indian armed forces’ structures, postures, and processes, and presents policy recommendations to improve India’s military preparedness across domains. The series includes papers at the intersection of Indian foreign and defence policies.
Financing Green Transitions
The series examines domestic and international barriers to private capital entry for mitigation oriented climate projects, while also examining potential avenues for private capital flow entry towards adaptation and resilience projects.
India and Global Governance
As a rising power, India’s role in global governance is under considerable scrutiny. This series of papers traces the evolution of India’s engagement with global governance. They evaluate the complexities undergirding India’s approach to the structural, institutional, and normative challenges facing the current global order as well as India’s approach...
India and the Study of International Relations
The state of academic scholarship in International Relations (IR) needs more analytical attention. This timely and relevant series of articles assess Indian contributions to IR in the theoretical and empirical domains.
Two decades since its inception, BIMSTEC has yet to truly succeed as an instrument of regional integration. The primary reason for the group’s slow progress is general inertia, or lack of interest amongst its members. There have also been more pressing national and regional issues that have overtaken the group’s development. This is set to change under the impetus provided by geopolitical and geoeconomic shifts in the global...
The China Chronicles
The China Chronicles is a weekly web series that explores the rise of China as a global player along multiple axes: political, diplomatic, economic, social, and cultural. It aims to provoke a wider and more nuanced debate in India on the implications of a rising China as it implicates Asia and the wider world.
G20 Summit 2017 ► Indian Perspectives
The G20 is at a crossroads; it should choose the path that will allow it to stay relevant to its core purpose — ORF series.