Regional Studies

Tracks developments beyond the neighbourhood, focussing on engagement with and relevant developments within the Americas, Africa, China, West Asia and Asia-Pacific.

Past Events

Diplomacy, politics and Nepal’s forthcoming elections

Tackling corruption: What democracies can learn from each other

Book launch | Neighbours in Arms

Book discussion | How India sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century

Book discussion | How BJP Wins: Inside India’s Most Powerful Election Machine

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Mihir Swarup Sharma

Mihir Swarup Sharma was born in Delhi, and grew up mainly in Bombay and Calcutta. He was trained as an economist and political scientist in Delhi and in Boston. From 2008, he

K. Yhome

K. Yhome is a Senior Fellow with ORF's Neigbhourhood Regional Studies Initiative. His research interests include India’s regional diplomacy, regional and sub-regionalism in South and Southeast Asia, the Bay of Bengal

Raghu Raman

Raghu has possibly one of the most unique career profiles spanning over 25 years. He spent eleven years as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces, followed by another eleven years in

Vidyadharan M. P.

Vidyadharan completed his MCom from Rajasthan University and BCom from Kerala University. He has a Diploma in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism, Budapest. He is also a diploma holder in

Nandan Unnikrishnan

Nandan Unnikrishnan is a Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He joined ORF in 2004. He looks after the Eurasia Programme of Studies. An alumnus of