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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 ...

India’s ‘true gesture of goodwill’ towards Maldives
Neighbourhood May 21, 2024

India’s ‘true gesture of goodwill’ towards Maldives

Despite turbulent ties with Maldives, India recently extended budgetary support of nearly US$ 50 million ...

What next for Iran?
International Affairs May 21, 2024

What next for Iran?

Although Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi’s death leaves the country to face an uncertain future, it would not have any significant short-term impact on Iran’s political stability ...

Undersea chokepoints: The Red Sea cable disruptions
International Affairs May 21, 2024

Undersea chokepoints: The Red Sea cable disruptions

The recent attacks on the Red Sea sub-sea cables serves as a wake-up call for governments to focus on increased international cooperation on protection, and diversification of subsea cable systems ...

Gaza's healthcare collapse: A global failure to uphold the International Humanitarian Law
International Affairs May 20, 2024

Gaza's healthcare collapse: A global failure to uphold the International Humanitarian Law

The Gaza crisis serves as a glaring testament to the shortcomings of international mechanisms tasked with upholding human rights and dignity ...

A multinational post-war force in Gaza may be a non-starter
International Affairs May 20, 2024

A multinational post-war force in Gaza may be a non-starter

Establishing a multinational post-war force to control Gaza while an alternative political structure to Hamas is built seems unrealistic as a solution to ending the conflict in Gaza ...

A dramatic change in Iran
International Affairs May 20, 2024

A dramatic change in Iran

The next 50 days, while Iran prepares to elect a new President after the untimely death of Ebrahim Raisi, will be critical for Iranian politics ...

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. ...

Philanthropy as development finance: The new normal
Economics and Finance | Developing and Emerging Economies May 18, 2024

Philanthropy as development finance: The new normal

Philanthropic organisations have a financial capacity beyond that of governments. Thus, governments should create conditions that enable the private sector to fund SDGs effectively. ...

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Niranjan Sahoo

Niranjan Sahoo

Niranjan Sahoo, PhD, is a Senior Fellow with ORF’s Governance and Politics Initiative. With years of expertise in governance and public policy, he now anchors studies and programmes on democracy, human rights, federalism, electoral reforms (particularly issues related to political ...

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