About Us

SAFPO stands for “Strategic Affairs and Foreign Policy Observer”. It is a risk intelligence Think/Do Tank with a specialty in cross-disciplinary thinking. We Observe, Understand, Think, Synthesize and produce actionable intelligence for enhanced decision making.


The Team


Debasis Dash is an Asia-Analyst, originally from Eastern India where he did his B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. An avid traveler, he has been to the length and breadth of India, garnering insights along the way. He is a widely published thought leader on defence, technology, and strategic affairs. He has prior research experience working across market intelligence firms and military think tanks. His research work has been published in various strategic affairs related platforms across U.S, India, Singapore, and Russia. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Strategic and Defence Studies at the University of Malaya.



3866df74-79a0-41b1-a057-4e3deb0b80c2 (2)Manishankar Prasad is a non-traditional security (NTS) analyst having expertise in environmental-societal-migration (ESM)  risk analysis. He has both operational and academic expertise in Sustainability, Urban Planning, and Migration issues. He grew up in Oman and has worked in Singapore, Oman, and India for a decade in the policy and consulting space. He has widely written for the international media and has been interviewed by BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and Forbes, among others.  LinkedIn



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