SAFN Commentaries


By Syed Imran Sardar[i] For political parties, compelling narratives and inspiring slogans are important vehicles to mobilize mass support ahead of elections. …

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Executive Director SAFN “The Indian Government’s questioning of US democracy is to cover up BJP’s domestic misadventure in curtailing …

By Md Salman Rahman Transboundary water disputes are nothing new in world politics. For hundreds of years, they have been recurring between or …

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South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) in Washington, D.C., has invited Air Chief Marshal Gagan Bulathsinghala RWP RSP VSV USP to be an honorary Senior …

21st February 2024, Phnom Peng, Cambodia. The South Asia Foresight Network SAFN in Washington DC and the International Relations Institute of Cambodia(IRIC) of the …

The Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) India released its report on the Chanakya Defence Dialogue –2023. The theme of the Dialogue …

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The SAFN Internship program (virtual/in-person) allows undergraduate/graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage with the Millennium Project and its network in South Asia (SAFN) to develop and learn new skills.


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The country directors

Heads of the Nodes


Dr. Swaran Singh is Professor for Diplomacy and Disarmament at Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). 


Lily Wangchuk has over 28 years of extensive experience in varied fields as a Writer, Consultant, Former Politician, Former Diplomat, Former Assistant Resident Representative, UNDP; Former Executive Director for Bhutan Media Foundation.


M. Ashraf Haidari is the Director-General of the South Asia Cooperative Environment Program (SACEP), and concurrently serves as the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka


Major General ANM Muniruzzaman (Retd) is the President of Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies. 


Puruesh Chaudhary is a futures researcher, development and strategic communication professional. She is the Founder and President of NGO AGAHI.

Sri Lanka

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera is an international security and geopolitics analyst and strategic advisor from Sri Lanka. 


Dr. Pramod Jaiswal is a Research Director at Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement.


Ambassador Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed is the Maldives Ambassador to the United States of America.


The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank established in 1996 under the American Council for the United Nations University that became independent in 2009 and has grown to 71 Nodes around the world (an MP Node is a group of institutions and individuals that connect local and global perspectives).