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Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 11, 2024

Investigating the ecological decline in the Sundarbans

Despite efforts by New Delhi and Dhaka to conserve the Sundarbans, institutional safeguards do not effectively translate into on-the-ground protection. ...

The AI “black box” conundrum
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jun 11, 2024

The AI “black box” conundrum

It is difficult and highly impractical for any AI regulation to be effective if the technology in question is hidden behind black boxes, be it training data or the algorithm itself. ...

India’s responsible nuclear exceptionalism towards effective export controls
Energy | Indian Defence Jun 11, 2024

India’s responsible nuclear exceptionalism towards effective export controls

The 50th anniversary of PNE highlights India's role as a responsible nuclear power, committed to full compliance and advancing global non-proliferation and export controls. ...

Barrier-free boulevards: Designing cities for all abilities
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jun 11, 2024

Barrier-free boulevards: Designing cities for all abilities

Inclusion in urban planning is often an afterthought, leading to ineffective retrofitting. A paradigm shift is needed to make inclusive design a core component of transportation policy-making. ...

10k apiece: Will corporate bonds matter now in India?
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Economic Reforms Jun 10, 2024

10k apiece: Will corporate bonds matter now in India?

The recent approval by SEBI to reduce the face value of privately placed debt securities can boost demand for corporate bonds, but the impacts of this policy need close monitoring. ...

Arab states and China tighten partnership at a time of turmoil
International Affairs | International Trade and Investment Jun 10, 2024

Arab states and China tighten partnership at a time of turmoil

China’s primary chase in West Asia remains economic and it will continue to push for economic integration despite the region’s challenges. ...

How a tiny country competes with China in honey exports
Climate, Food and Environment | International Trade and Investment Jun 10, 2024

How a tiny country competes with China in honey exports

In a world dominated by cheap and adulterated honey, New Zealand exports high-value honey. This strategy has helped them compete with China. ...

The fate of the European Green Deal
Climate, Food and Environment | Climate Change Jun 08, 2024

The fate of the European Green Deal

With the 2024 European Parliament elections taking place from 6-9 June, the fate of the European Green Deal hangs in the balance. ...

Seychelles’ calibrated approach towards maritime dependency
Defence and Security | Maritime Security Jun 07, 2024

Seychelles’ calibrated approach towards maritime dependency

Given its location and its capabilities, Seychelles is well-placed to mitigate sea-borne challenges by cooperating with major players. ...

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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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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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