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Unleashing the power of sports diplomacy: A gamechanger
Economic Diplomacy | Developing and Emerging Economies | International Financial Institutions May 24, 2024

Unleashing the power of sports diplomacy: A gamechanger

Sports diplomacy has significantly influenced international relations, but to maximize its potential, concrete policies and diplomatic actions are essential ...

What does an emerging Squad in the Indo-Pacific mean for India?
International Affairs May 24, 2024

What does an emerging Squad in the Indo-Pacific mean for India?

This new mini-lateral grouping of the US and three of its allies could coordinate actions with the Quad for regional stability ...

Navy needs a capacity boost to become ‘net security provider’
International Affairs | Defence and Security May 23, 2024

Navy needs a capacity boost to become ‘net security provider’

India faces a medium-term challenge from the Chinese PLA Navy, which has been active in terms of sending vessels on regular patrols in the Indian Ocean. ...

Achieving water sufficiency through wastewater management
Water May 23, 2024

Achieving water sufficiency through wastewater management

Considering the role of wastewater in meeting the water requirements of cities, and the negative effects of untreated wastewater, efforts are underway for its better handling ...

The risks of Russia’s nuclear posturing
International Affairs | Nuclear Security May 22, 2024

The risks of Russia’s nuclear posturing

While the odds of any tactical nuclear strike by Russia remain low at present, Moscow’s nuclear signalling has set a dangerous precedent. ...

Reaffirming Dhaka's centrality in India's Neighbourhood First
Neighbourhood May 21, 2024

Reaffirming Dhaka's centrality in India's Neighbourhood First

The Indian Foreign Secretary’s visit to Bangladesh is timely, as there is a need to re-affirm the India-Bangladesh partnership in the face of China’s deepening footprint in Bangladesh ...

Reimagining India-Nepal ties: The decade that was and the road ahead
Neighbourhood May 21, 2024

Reimagining India-Nepal ties: The decade that was and the road ahead

As the current government in India completes its second stint in power, the timing is opportune to reflect on the trajectory that the bilateral relationship has taken up in the past decade ...

Household savings haven’t fallen
Economics and Finance | Developing and Emerging Economies May 20, 2024

Household savings haven’t fallen

Household savings have merely moved from financial to physical assets, with an increase over time ...

India’s foreign intelligence and a need for narrative management
Defence and Security May 18, 2024

India’s foreign intelligence and a need for narrative management

As India’s international stature grows, its intelligence agencies will come under greater scrutiny. The R&AW should institute a PR mechanism to deal with the misguided perceptions. ...

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Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra is a Fellow with ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. His research interests include America in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific and Asia-Pacific regions, particularly the role of the US in security in South Asia, Indo-US defence relations, and the ...

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Pratnashree Basu

Pratnashree Basu is an Associate Fellow, Indo-Pacific at Observer Research Foundation, Kolkata, with the Strategic Studies Programme and the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy. She works on maritime geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific with a focus on the South China Sea ...

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