Undemocratic Rule of Modi’s India is a Security Threat to South Asia

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – Executive Director SAFN “When a significant civilisational state is astray, it impacts its neighbourhood and stability, threatening regional security.” “West’s neglect of India’s smaller neighbours served to boost India’s ambitions in the region” “With India’s undemocratic practices, will Modi deliver the strategic partnership Washington seeks?” Is India a Democracy? One of the…

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SAFN Collaborates with IRIC Government Think Tank for Foreign Relations in Cambodia

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 Government Royal Academy in Cambodia entered into an MOU for research collaboration and exchange.  The collaboration will enable joint research in Cambodia and the region of Southeast Asia, where the SAFN network will conduct…

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Bangladesh Elections 2024: An Overview

By Md Salman Rahman Introduction On January 7th, 2024, Bangladesh conducted its 12th parliamentary election amidst intense political tensions gripping the nation. Awami League’s victory for the fourth consecutive term has managed to clinch the victory. The period leading up to the polls was characterised by clashes between opposing factions. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jamaat-e-Islami,…

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Asanga Abeyagoonasekera Appointed as a Senior Research Fellow to CPG in Thailand

November 22nd 2023, Washington DC. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, the Executive Director at the South Asia Foresight Network (SAFN) under the Millennium Project in Washington DC, was appointed on the 17th of November, 2023, as a Senior Research Fellow(Honourary) by the German Southeast Asian Center for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) at Thammasat University – Faculty of Law…

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76 Years of Indian Independence – What is On the Rise for Indian Global Politics

By Shreya Krishna – Research Assistant SAFN* India celebrated its 76th year of independence in August 2023. From 1947 to 2023, India’s foreign policy decisions and tactics have shifted. In Aparna Pande’s From Chanakya to Modi: The Evolution of India’s’ Foreign Policy, she discusses how Indian exceptionalism and its historic strategy of autonomy have guided its…

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