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Sri Lanka: A ‘virtual province’ or investment risk for India?
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Economic Diplomacy Jun 05, 2024

Sri Lanka: A ‘virtual province’ or investment risk for India?

The recent decision to award a wind power project to an Indian private sector player has sparked a wave of accusations in Sri Lanka, with claims that India is turning the country into a "virtual province". ...

Why India needs an intergovernmental institution for climate change
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 05, 2024

Why India needs an intergovernmental institution for climate change

Cooperative federalism is the need of the hour to take on decarbonisation and adaptation efforts to mitigate climate change. ...

Ride the storm
Domestic Politics and Governance | Developing and Emerging Economies Jun 05, 2024

Ride the storm

The multilateral order, built on the debris of the Second World War, is no longer fit to address this situation. Global institutions are missing in action just when they are needed the most ...

China cloud over Taiwan: President Lai Ching-te starts term in the face of Beijing’s war drills
International Affairs Jun 05, 2024

China cloud over Taiwan: President Lai Ching-te starts term in the face of Beijing’s war drills

Taiwan’s civil society has hit the streets to register their displeasure against what they perceive as Beijing’s moves to get a backdoor entry into Taiwan’s democratic process. ...

The value of nature
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

The value of nature

Undervaluing natural capital in conventional economics causes unsustainable resource use and environmental harm, thus threatening economic sustainability and public health. ...

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Accountable governance for fighting climate change challenges

As the challenges of climate change and its impact become a major part of public discourse, they are gaining increased momentum in institutional politics. ...

Droughts and deficits: Robust partnerships for resilience
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Droughts and deficits: Robust partnerships for resilience

Although stopping droughts completely remains a challenge, technological innovations and bolstering institutional and community-level capacities can substantially help reduce their impacts. ...

Land degradation neutrality and restoration: Does gender matter?
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Land degradation neutrality and restoration: Does gender matter?

Given the gendered impact of land degradation, integrating a gender-inclusive cost-benefit analysis framework to address these adverse impacts on women is imperative. ...

Leveraging emerging technologies to combat desertification and land degradation
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 04, 2024

Leveraging emerging technologies to combat desertification and land degradation

Although India has made a commendable effort to meet its Bonn Challenge commitments, adopting technology solutions would help substantiate it. ...

High and dry? AI and the fight against desertification
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change | Artificial Intelligence Jun 04, 2024

High and dry? AI and the fight against desertification

AI is a valuable ally in the fight against desertification, but we must stay mindful of the challenges new AI solutions will have to address for them to be effective. ...

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Samir Bhattacharya

Samir Bhattacharya

Samir Bhattacharya is an Associate Fellow at ORF where he works on geopolitics with particular reference to Africa in the changing global order. He has a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Auvergne, France and he is currently pursuing ...

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Samir Puri

Dr Samir Puri holds affiliations with King’s College London and Chatham House. He is the author of Westlessness: The Great Global Rebalancing (Hodder & Stoughton, 2024). He previously worked for IISS-Asia in Singapore. His writings are in a personal capacity. ...

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