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UAE's evolving role as a key actor in the Middle East and beyond
International Affairs Jul 02, 2024

UAE's evolving role as a key actor in the Middle East and beyond

From funding the restoration of Mosul’s cultural heritage to pledging aid for Gaza's reconstruction, the UAE's actions reflect a nuanced blend of humanitarianism and geopolitical strategy. ...

An evolving IOR and dilemmas in Sri Lanka’s security calculus
International Affairs | Maritime Security Jul 02, 2024

An evolving IOR and dilemmas in Sri Lanka’s security calculus

While Sri Lanka is pushing for domestic reforms and defence capacities to counter the emerging threats in the IOR, its strategic location subjects it to the competitive power politics of the region. ...

Indian-origin representation in UK politics:  A 2024 election perspective
International Affairs Jul 02, 2024

Indian-origin representation in UK politics: A 2024 election perspective

Amidst a potential political shift in the UK ahead of the polls, Indian-origin MPs remain instrumental in shaping the nation’s legislative landscape. ...

Early childhood biometrics: A tool to improve healthcare delivery
International Affairs Jul 01, 2024

Early childhood biometrics: A tool to improve healthcare delivery

Capturing biometrics for children will help achieve Universal Health Coverage by providing greater access to healthcare to children from vulnerable populations. ...

London’s 2024 mayoral poll: Factoring the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
International Affairs Jul 01, 2024

London’s 2024 mayoral poll: Factoring the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)—a key environmental issue tied to energy transmission and transportation—has become a major focus point in the mayoral elections. ...

God, guns, and the ballot box: The decline of religio-political parties in Pakistan
International Affairs Jul 01, 2024

God, guns, and the ballot box: The decline of religio-political parties in Pakistan

Religio-political parties in Pakistan's recent general elections increased their presence and attempted to shed their conservative image, but this did not translate into significant electoral success. ...

Macron’s risky gamble
International Affairs Jul 01, 2024

Macron’s risky gamble

As French voters head to the polls to choose between the far-right’s Eurosceptic nationalist agenda or Macron’s staunchly pro-European ambitions, France stands at an existential crossroads ...

Navigating the terror threat: Russia and India in Afghanistan
International Affairs | Terrorism Jun 29, 2024

Navigating the terror threat: Russia and India in Afghanistan

Taliban’s reluctance or inability to deal with Afghan-based terror outfits for public posturing has now led to closer India-Russia cooperation on counterterrorism. ...

Modi 3.0 and the likely trajectory of India-West Asia ties
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy Jun 29, 2024

Modi 3.0 and the likely trajectory of India-West Asia ties

Given the strong convergence of economic and security interests, it is certain that India-West Asia ties are going to flourish further. ...

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Ananya Kalantri

Ananya Kalantri

Ananya Kalantri is an intern at the Observer Research Foundation. ...

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Khandakar Tahmid Rezwan

Khandakar Tahmid Rezwan is a Research Data Analyst at the Bangladesh Peace Observatory under the Centre for Alternatives (CA) and previously was a Research Associate-STT at the World Bank. As a class valedictorian, he completed a Bachelor’s in International Relations ...

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