This segment provides a commentary on contemporary political and economic developments in Europe and North America from an international perspective.
This segment headlines one of the most important questions of our time: how should cyberspace be governed? This segment features insights from experts and emerging voices at the intersection of law, security, economics and the politics of global internet governance.
This segment tracks the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDG) in India with a focus on reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child (RMNC) health and nutrition. Starting with the processes of mainstreaming of SDGs in the national plan and the nationalisation of SDG indicator framework, segment will also regularly feature guest posts on health and nutrition.
This segment seeks to provoke new ideas about India and explore the diverse challenges facing the country. It provides a platform to increase engagement on the contemporary debates and developments in India’s social, political and economic orders.
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This segment examines the changing nature of the architecture for international development and humanitarian assistance, and the role of the southern actors in bringing about this transformation. There will be a particular focus on India’s international development assistance.
This segment focuses on a rising India in a changing global order. It captures India’s global engagements, challenges and priorities amidst its internal and external reorientation.
This segment tracks the global outer space policy from multiple perspectives. It explores the security, political, commercial and technological developments in outer space while also serving as a platform capturing the Indian and international debates.
This segment focuses on the future of environment, energy and climate policy. It seeks to explore India’s role in shaping and responding to global processes and examining how India can lead global action on climate while simultaneously ensuring growth at home.
This segment looks at all aspects of the Use-of-Force, including technical analyses of new technologies, implications of doctrines, the legality and ethics of specific resorts to force, and acquisition procedures. It also examines economic aspects of the use-of-force and defence modernisation and policy choices leading to the use of force.
Dr. Alan Bloomfield is a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has recently published India and the Responsibility to Protect with Ashgate. His co-edited book Norm Antipreneurs and the Politics of Resistance to Global Normative Change will be published in October 2016 by Routledge. Alan tracks Indian and Australian foreign policy and global norm dynamics. He has published in leading IR journals, including Review of International Studies, Pacific Review, and Contemporary Security Policy.
Anand V. is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations in Manipal University, Karnataka, where he is conducting research on China's strategic culture. He is a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India. His other areas of research interest include China's strategic capabilities, China's foreign policy and Sino-Indian relations.
He has previously worked as an intern at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP) of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore where he researched on China's satellite programme. He was also an outreach fellow of the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, where he researched on China's space capabilities.
Anand has authored a monograph on China's space capabilities, and has published his works in various edited books. His commentaries have appeared in various magazines, online newspapers and websites, including Asia Times, Defence and Security Alert, India-China Chronicle, Science, Technology and Security Forum, and E-International Relations.
Avijit Goel heads business development for international markets at Marico Ltd. His work takes him across the world, to meet citizens across economic strata and political affinities. A keen observer of geopolitical movements and economic shifts, Avijit uses history as a strong bellwether towards understanding current day crises and predicaments.An engineer and MBA by education, he is a business columnist with The Hindu Business Line, Business Today, Business Standard and other leading publications. His fortnightly column "Global Eye" in The Hindu Business Line tracks global affairs and geopolitics.
Brian Wilson, US Navy (Retired) is the Deputy Director of the US Global Maritime Operational Threat Response Coordination Center (GMCC). In addition to being the primary author of multinational information-sharing arrangements, Captain Wilson has led whole-of-government seminars, and written on maritime security. He is also a visiting professor at the US Naval Academy, where he teaches a class on maritime security and the law of the sea.
Captain Wilson has served in the US Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 21 years.
Daniel Twining is Director and Senior Fellow for Asia at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where he leads a 15 member team, working on the rise of Asia and its implications for the West. He previously served as Member of the US Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff responsible for South Asia and regional issues in East Asia; as the Foreign Policy Advisor to US Senator John McCain; and as a staff member of the US Trade Representative. Since leaving the US government, he has served at the US National Intelligence Council, working on a range of projects related to global strategic futures and Asian security.
Daniella Gibbs Léger is the Senior Vice President for Communications and Strategy at American Progress. Previously, she was the organisation’s Senior Vice President for American Values and New Communities, where her work focused on the intersection of politics, race, demographic change, religion and values. Prior to joining American Progress, Daniella served as Special Assistant in the Obama administration. Daniella has also worked at the Democratic National Committee, joining as Communications Director for Women’s Vote Center. During her tenure at the Democratic National Committee, she handled African American issues and speciality media. Daniella has spent two years at the National Newspaper Publishers Association as marketing associate and political liaison.
Jyoti Malhotra has been a journalist for several years, writing and commenting on the intersection of domestic Indian politics and foreign affairs. She has worked for several news media, print and TV, in English as well as Hindi. These include, The Indian Express newspaper and Star News. She has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio. She has travelled widely across India and the world and is deeply interested in all the small and big changes that move the ground beneath her feet.
Kabir Taneja is a researcher and writer focusing on foreign affairs, terrorism, defence and energy security. He has been a scholar with The Takshashila Institution in Bengaluru and a visiting researcher with Oslo based Fridtjof Nansen Institute. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Sunday Guardian, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Politico, The Hindu, War On The Rocks, Quartz, The Huffington Post, DNA, Scroll, among others.
Dr. Karanvir Singh is chief medical information officer at Apollo Hospitals. He is also a member on the Electronic Medical Record Standardisation Committee, MoHFW/FICCI. As a senior surgeon with clinical experience of twenty five years, Dr. Singh has been working in tertiary care hospitals in India as well as at the NHS in UK. He is part of important initiatives between FICCI and the Government of India, like EMR standardisation committee and the Indian Health Information Network (IHIN).
Lucy Corkin has a PhD in politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her doctoral research — Uncovering African Agency: Angola’s management of China’s credit lines — has been published in both English and Portuguese. In 2012, She joined Rand Merchant Bank, the investment banking arm of the FirstRand Group, Africa’s largest financial institution by market capitalisation. She is currently Business Manager for RMB Africa, RMB’s African operations outside of South Africa. Lucy is an avid traveller and linguist. She speaks English, Afrikaans, Portuguese, French and Mandarin.
Dr. Natasha Agarwal is a research economist affiliated with the World Education Foundation. Having completed her PhD in economics from the University of Nottingham, Natasha has worked in various capacities, including a post-doctoral fellow, research fellow, junior economist and an independent consultant at the University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (Reserve Bank of India), and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
Natasha is currently working on projects in the area of international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), migration, and open government data. Her research has often been cited by the media including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Quartz, among others.
Prateep Basu is an analyst at Northern Sky Research (NSR). He has worked as a liquid propulsion engineer in ISRO at Sriharikota prior to joining NSR. Prateep studied at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum, and the International Space University, Strasbourg.He has published papers in peer reviewed international journals, and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
Priyanka Chaturvedi is the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress. She is a regular on television channels on various issues about Indian politics, women empowerment, child rights, education and health. Recently a website named her amongst the top 10 upcoming Indian women politicians. Priyanka is also a trustee of two NGOs that are closely working in the space of children's education and women empowerment. Priyanka contributes her opinion columns in various newspapers and online sites. In 2015, she was nominated for and participated in the Observer Research Foundation and Zeit Stiftung's programme, Asian Forum on Global Governance.
Dr. Rajesh Rajagopalan is Professor of International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His publications include three books: Nuclear South Asia: Keywords and Concepts [co-authored with Atul Mishra]; Fighting like a Guerrilla: The Indian Army and Counterinsurgency; and Second Strike: Arguments about Nuclear War in South Asia.Dr. Rajagopalan’s articles have appeared in a number of academic and policy journals that include, The Washington Quarterly, Contemporary Security Policy, India Review, Contemporary South Asia, Small Wars and Insurgencies, South Asia, South Asian Survey, and Strategic Analysis as well as in Indian newspapers as Economic Times, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Financial Express, and Hindustan Times.
Sunny has spent close to six years as a strategy consultant advising Fortune500 and fast-growing companies around their top-line growth agenda. He currently serves as CEO and cofounder of MilitarytoCorporate (M2C), which is India’s only talent advocacy firm that assists Indian military and para-military veterans’ transition to the corporate sector. Sunny’s aim is to build a strong ecosystem around veteran hiring in India and project veteran hiring as the most preferred hiring pipeline in corporate sector in India and elsewhere.He also conducts lectures and talks on military leadership and its relevance to the corporate sector.Sunny is an avid follower of key geopolitical trends in South Asia and writes his observations by connecting the disparate historical, regional and political dots. A native of Kashmir, Sunny lives in New Delhi with his family.