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Trump’s fickleness: Marginally better than Obama’s fecklessness
International Affairs | US Foreign Policy Apr 10, 2017

Trump’s fickleness: Marginally better than Obama’s fecklessness

Trump’s fickleness goes two ways: it is not just that American allies are no longer sure that they can count on Washington, but also that now their potential adversaries can no longer be confident that Trump will not step in either.

Paradiplomacy and Teesta dispute: National interest vs. regionalism
Indian Foreign Policy Apr 07, 2017

Paradiplomacy and Teesta dispute: National interest vs. regionalism

Sheikh Hasina's visit to India is viewed with a lot of expectations by both the countries and international observers.

National Health Policy 2017: Addressing the "fragmentation" challenge
Healthcare Apr 07, 2017

National Health Policy 2017: Addressing the "fragmentation" challenge

While recognising the role of private providers, NHP 2017 calls for harnessing the private sector through strategic purchase of secondary and tertiary care to fill critical gaps in the care provision in the public sector.

Afghan peace process must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned
Defence and Security Apr 07, 2017

Afghan peace process must be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned

Terrorism and criminality are intertwined and fed by an illicit economy that destabilises Afghanistan and undermines regional security.

Immunisation coverage: India far away from meeting targets
Healthcare | Sustainable Development Apr 06, 2017

Immunisation coverage: India far away from meeting targets

Immunisation coverage under national programmes is an important indicator to track advancement towards child health-related SDGs.

GIS application in emergency response and preventing terror attacks
Defence and Security | Terrorism | Cyber and Technology Apr 06, 2017

GIS application in emergency response and preventing terror attacks

GIS systems allow predictions based on mobility information relating to speed and distance travelled.

The new Great Game: An all Asian game?
Neighbourhood | Terrorism Apr 06, 2017

The new Great Game: An all Asian game?

Major global powers like Russia and China and regional powers like Iran are now ready to embrace the Taliban — in their own interest, but ostensibly for peace in Afghanistan.

Indian media and China: Growing maturity in discourse
Media and Internet | Media Apr 05, 2017

Indian media and China: Growing maturity in discourse

The media has a role and a responsibility in creating proper understanding between neighbouring countries.

The real scandal behind team Trump's alleged Russian 'collusion'
International Affairs | US Domestic Politics | Privacy and Surveillance Apr 03, 2017

The real scandal behind team Trump's alleged Russian 'collusion'

The real red herring is the Russia collusion story considering there is zero evidence that Russia actually tampered with the US elections.

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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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