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Open health data in India: Finally a reality?
Healthcare | Development Sep 09, 2016

Open health data in India: Finally a reality?

To improve the quality of available health data, proper resources for the datasets need to be provided.

TICAD-VI sees biggest leap, but will it be enough to face challenges from China, West
International Affairs | Multilateralism Sep 07, 2016

TICAD-VI sees biggest leap, but will it be enough to face challenges from China, West

Hosting it in Kenya this year, TICAD demonstrated the deeper involvement of Africa in the process.

Maldives: Everyone keeps everyone else guessing?
International Affairs | Neighbourhood Sep 06, 2016

Maldives: Everyone keeps everyone else guessing?

There is a possibility of Maldives being at the centre of an international game.

Russia, China and Eurasian integration
International Affairs Sep 06, 2016

Russia, China and Eurasian integration

Russia has its own Eurasian Economic Union plan, but as of now it appears that China is leading the game.

Acting East through the Mekong sub-region
Indian Foreign Policy | Multilateralism Sep 05, 2016

Acting East through the Mekong sub-region

An important element of the Act East policy is using cultural diplomacy to further India’s interests.

Kenya’s mobile money story and the runaway success of M-Pesa
Cyber and Technology Sep 03, 2016

Kenya’s mobile money story and the runaway success of M-Pesa

M-Pesa in its current form was launched in Kenya in April 2007, and it revolutionised the financial services landscape.

Scorpene with a "sting" in its tail
Defence and Security | Cyber Security Sep 02, 2016

Scorpene with a "sting" in its tail

If The Australian story is true, the Scorpene data was removed from DCNS by a former French Navy officer and his friend.

BRICS, globalisms, and the return of the state
Great Power Dynamics | BRICS Aug 31, 2016

BRICS, globalisms, and the return of the state

BRICS is a child of this era — when liberal democracies subverted multilateralism and the economic order was reduced to serving the interests of a few.

Harmonising human rights with maritime law enforcement
Maritime Security Aug 31, 2016

Harmonising human rights with maritime law enforcement

A continued focus on training and development of a methodology that includes a realistic approach to human rights terms and principles is needed.

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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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