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Moratorium on Chinese research ships and Buddhist soft power diplomacy in Sri Lanka
International Affairs Feb 01, 2024

Moratorium on Chinese research ships and Buddhist soft power diplomacy in Sri Lanka

China aims to use a Buddhist narrative to push forward its geopolitical and geoeconomic ambitions in the South Asian region ...

Off to a positive start: Jaishankar’s visit to Nepal
Neighbourhood Feb 01, 2024

Off to a positive start: Jaishankar’s visit to Nepal

Both Kathmandu and New Delhi will need to leverage their political will and expand cooperation to ensure that both countries reap benefits from closer ties ...

Disruption and disorder will define East Asia in 2024
International Affairs Feb 01, 2024

Disruption and disorder will define East Asia in 2024

As the US’s global leadership in upholding the rules-based order will be stretched, regional actors will have to rise to the occasion and maintain order and stability in 2024 ...

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns
International Affairs Feb 01, 2024

Behind the sabre rattling: North Korea's motivations and Northeast Asia's concerns

North Korea's decision to abandon its long-term aim of reunification with South Korea presents a complex situation for the Korean Peninsula and also the international community ...

The value of water
Water Feb 01, 2024

The value of water

Efficient water demand management relies on market prices signalling the availability or future scarcity. India should consider such markets for effective water governance. ...

Navigating the AI Frontier: Tackling anthropomorphisation in generative AI systems
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

Navigating the AI Frontier: Tackling anthropomorphisation in generative AI systems

Although anthropomorphisation in AI can improve user interaction and trust in systems, it can lead to unrealistic expectations, ethical dilemmas, and even legal challenges ...

AI risks for international peace and security
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

AI risks for international peace and security

AI already presents major risks for international peace and security. We must address the dangers of misuse. ...

The Manhattan Project for AI is a bad idea
Privacy & Data Protection | Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

The Manhattan Project for AI is a bad idea

The “Manhattan Project for AI” oversimplifies the challenges associated with its governance. The dynamic nature of AI requires a fresh perspective, one that embraces collaboration and inclusivity. ...

Decoding AI in emerging economies
Developing and Emerging Economies | Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

Decoding AI in emerging economies

AI in emerging markets has seen significant growth. Instead of steering its growth in the Global South, the Global North should forge closer partnerships with these countries ...

Artificial Intelligence: A cure for loneliness?
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Jan 31, 2024

Artificial Intelligence: A cure for loneliness?

As generative AI becomes commercially accessible, it is being used to exacerbate loneliness as well as replace human care and relationships with artificially created synthetic relations ...

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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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