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What Duterte’s comments mean for the South China Sea dispute, and the Indian position
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Oct 29, 2016

What Duterte’s comments mean for the South China Sea dispute, and the Indian position

Duterte’s remarks indicate that the political costs of the SCS dispute to the parties outweigh potential benefits from the legal imprimatur that comes from an arbitral award

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance
Development | Sustainable Development | Development Partnerships Oct 28, 2016

Economic diplomacy and development partnerships: Rethinking India's role and relevance

Looking through an emergence prism, India’s development partnerships and economic diplomacy must be built around three concentric circles.

India needs to find other ways to deal with China
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Indian Foreign Policy | Internal Security Oct 27, 2016

India needs to find other ways to deal with China

China will continue to push against India’s Act East policy. If India were internationally inactive, tit will see little obstacle in the neighbourhood.

Netflix — is the film censorship law there yet?
Media and Internet | Cyber and Technology | Net Neutrality Oct 27, 2016

Netflix — is the film censorship law there yet?

Netflix provides video on demand services that have becoming increasingly popular among internet users in India who want to watch films sitting at home

Court giving PPM to Yameen, Gayoom’s options narrow down
International Affairs | Neighbourhood | Indian Ocean Oct 27, 2016

Court giving PPM to Yameen, Gayoom’s options narrow down

Yameen needs to keep up the momentum of his unilateral approaches to politics and political administration, including legal, judicial and electoral matters

Keen interest on PM May’s coming visit to India
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Oct 26, 2016

Keen interest on PM May’s coming visit to India

Theresa May's three-day visit to India will be watched with interest in strategic, political, economic, business, social and cultural spheres.

Making the case for biometrics
Privacy & Data Protection Oct 26, 2016

Making the case for biometrics

The Andhra Pradesh Smartcard Project was India’s first large scale attempt to implement a biometrics payment system.

Keep the doors locked and turn on the light: Why less security online does not make us more secure offline
Cyber Security | Cyber and Technology Oct 26, 2016

Keep the doors locked and turn on the light: Why less security online does not make us more secure offline

repeated calls for weakening industry encryption standards raise the question of whether the means employed by governments to protect national and personal security are well suited towards achieving their end

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme
Energy Oct 25, 2016

A serious setback to PM Abe’s nuclear energy programme

After 2011 Fukushima disaster, popular sentiment against nuclear energy has made it impossible for the government to revive the operations of the reactors.

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Economic Diplomacy | International Financial Institutions Oct 25, 2016

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea

Inducting BIMSTEC into BRICS talks was a good idea because it meant a wider awareness and participation with India’s neighbouring countries minus Pakistan

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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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