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Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change May 27, 2024

Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security

As we reel under the looming threat of climate change, empowering women in agriculture can help boost productivity levels and ensure food security. ...

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 ...

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Sharon Sarah Thawaney

Sharon Sarah Thawaney

Sharon Sarah Thawaney is the Executive Assistant to the Director - ORF Kolkata and CNED, Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh. She holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science ...

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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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