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Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region
International Affairs | Maritime Security Jan 08, 2024

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region

Japan’s commitment to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific and its assessment of the changing global strategic environment have driven Tokyo to a new path-breaking strategy ...

Why TikTok was banned in Nepal?
Neighbourhood | Internal Security | Cyber and Technology Jan 08, 2024

Why TikTok was banned in Nepal?

Nepal chose to ban TikTok, as done by other countries, citing security reasons. However, many criticise this move stating that it is politically motivated. ...

Fencing frontiers with Myanmar: The benefits and challenges of FMR along India-Myanmar border
Neighbourhood Jan 08, 2024

Fencing frontiers with Myanmar: The benefits and challenges of FMR along India-Myanmar border

Initiated in 1970, the FMR experienced a resurgence in 2016, finding a place within the broader Act East Policy of New Delhi. ...

What the upcoming polls hold for South Asia
International Affairs Jan 07, 2024

What the upcoming polls hold for South Asia

Hasina’s victory will likely put Delhi-Dhaka relations under more scrutiny -with the West expecting India to be vocal about the state of democracy in Bangladesh ...

The Global Gateway in Africa: Europe’s foray into infrastructure diplomacy
International Affairs | China Foreign Policy Jan 06, 2024

The Global Gateway in Africa: Europe’s foray into infrastructure diplomacy

Given the dearth of natural resources, all major powers are intensifying their collaboration with African countries and investing in infrastructure and connectivity projects ...

Maldives, India, and a hydrography pact
Neighbourhood | Maritime Security Jan 05, 2024

Maldives, India, and a hydrography pact

The recent decision by Maldives to revoke the hydrographic survey agreement with India is indicative of the ebbing of trust between the two ...

India Announces Republic Day Chief Guest: French President Emmanuel Macron
International Affairs Jan 05, 2024

India Announces Republic Day Chief Guest: French President Emmanuel Macron

New Delhi and Paris have a lot in common in terms of their strategic perspectives on a free, open, inclusive, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. ...

Building health resilience: Mahasamund's integrated approach to COVID-19 management
Healthcare Jan 04, 2024

Building health resilience: Mahasamund's integrated approach to COVID-19 management

The success of the Integrated COVID Campus in Mahasamund underscores the importance of a dedicated and integrated approach in the face of global pandemic ...

US 2024 presidential elections: A stocktaking
International Affairs Jan 04, 2024

US 2024 presidential elections: A stocktaking

It seems like the 2024 US election is riding on issue-centric campaigns, given the limited impact of persona from either party ...

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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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