Ripples Towards Right: Return of Rajapaksa and South Asian Geopolitics

By Debasis Dash Copyright: Nikkei Asian Review On November 17, 2019, the former defence secretary of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa won the presidential elections with 52.5% vote. While his rival, Sajith Premadasa from United National Party (UNP), came second in the presidential race with 43.8% vote. The Sinhalese majority from south, central and western part … Continue reading Ripples Towards Right: Return of Rajapaksa and South Asian Geopolitics

Diasporic Support Networks: How Migrant Communities thrive on Support Structures

By Manishankar Prasad Migration Governance is back on the research agenda as refugee theatres in Africa, Maghreb, Mediterranean and South East Asia are simmering if not raging. The multilateral institutional activity with IOM, UN, WHO and the Marakkesh Declaration is encouraging with increased focus. The migration trends in the Khaleej are changing with African low … Continue reading Diasporic Support Networks: How Migrant Communities thrive on Support Structures

Migration Governance as Proxy SDG for Cities: A New Framework

Manishankar Prasad courtesy: New Scientist The frame which Sustainability operates has been reduced to a risk management smart beta, where it is a proxy for qualitative risk on a project level. But the conceptual lens has a great potential for understanding long term scenario planning as countries like Singapore or even other parts of the … Continue reading Migration Governance as Proxy SDG for Cities: A New Framework