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A beeline for the ballots in Kashmir
Domestic Politics and Governance Jun 20, 2024

A beeline for the ballots in Kashmir

The high voter turnout in Kashmir Valley prompts the question: Does this indicate a return to normalcy, or is a more complex reality unfolding? ...

NATO’s pivot to Indo-Pacific: Focus on Japan and South Korea
International Affairs Jun 19, 2024

NATO’s pivot to Indo-Pacific: Focus on Japan and South Korea

NATO's pivot to the Indo-Pacific will involve a strategic partnership with Japan and South Korea to bolster deterrence and uphold the rules-based international order in the region. ...

Drone warfare in Myanmar: Strategic implications
International Affairs Jun 19, 2024

Drone warfare in Myanmar: Strategic implications

As the conflict in Myanmar escalates, an increasing use of commercial weaponised drones by non-state actors is observed. This spread of drone warfare carries heavy strategic implications. ...

Coalition government and future of South Africa’s foreign policy
International Affairs Jun 18, 2024

Coalition government and future of South Africa’s foreign policy

With some political manoeuvrability and the strong leadership of President Ramaphosa, the ANC is expected to continue to remain in power. ...

Private bus operators: Drivers of India’s E-bus adoption
Climate, Food and Environment Jun 18, 2024

Private bus operators: Drivers of India’s E-bus adoption

Electrification of private buses is imperative for effective sector-wide decarbonisation. ...

Peak emissions in India and China: Promises, progress and prognosis
Energy Jun 18, 2024

Peak emissions in India and China: Promises, progress and prognosis

Ambitious decarbonisation goals challenge the economic growth trajectory of developing countries like India and China. ...

Improving urban freight transport
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Jun 17, 2024

Improving urban freight transport

Given the national economic significance of freight efficiency in cities and the prospects of greater urbanisation, the government should provide financial support to cities. ...

China’s massive attack against India: A looming possibility
International Affairs Jun 17, 2024

China’s massive attack against India: A looming possibility

India might be deceiving itself by believing China will limit itself to "grey-zone operations" along the Sino-Indian border, avoiding all-out war. This assumption, while comforting, could be dangerous. ...

Key trends from the European Parliament Elections 2024
International Affairs Jun 17, 2024

Key trends from the European Parliament Elections 2024

Despite the war in Europe, economic challenges, global trade tensions, and farmer protests, the 2024 election saw the centre retain control in the European Parliament. ...

Greening India’s transport sector
Energy | Energy Security | Urbanisation in India | Transportation | Climate Change Jun 15, 2024

Greening India’s transport sector

India’s net-zero commitment depends on robust policies and strong institutional frameworks for decarbonising its transport sector. ...

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Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury is Senior Fellow with ORF’s Neighbourhood Initiative. She is the Editor, ORF Bangla. She specialises in regional and sub-regional cooperation in South Asia, energy politics, forced migration and women in conflict zones. Anasua was the Visiting Fellow ...

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Sohini Bose

Sohini Bose is an Associate Fellow at Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Kolkata with the Strategic Studies Programme. Her area of research is India’s eastern maritime neighbourhood, where she explores connectivity, geopolitics and security concerns in the Bay of Bengal and ...

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