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Gautam Sen

Gautam Sen is ex-Additional CGDA and had served in the High Commission of India in Colombo during 1988-1990. Presently he is serving as Adviser (Finance) to Government of Nagaland.

The many imponderables in sharing the Teesta waters

April 18, 2017

Unless an integrated view of Teesta basin management is adopted, the water and power needs of Sikkim and Bengal cannot be attended to in juxtaposition to the needs of Bangladesh.

The Uncertain Overhang on Scotland of the Brexit Process

April 03, 2017

In the face of Brexit, the continued union of UK and Scotland hinges on arriving at a suitable political accommodation between the UK and the broad spectrum of the Scottish polity and the public.

Prospects of US–German Relations under Trump

March 15, 2017

In respect of trade and commerce, some uncertainties are looming over both US-German relations and US-EU relations.

Bangladesh and the Rohingya: Implications of Refugee Re-location to Thengar Char Island

February 28, 2017

Bangladesh may be able to manage the Rohingya refugee problem only as a short-term expedient, albeit with considerable economic implications.

Trump and Israeli Settlements Expansion

February 22, 2017

It is in the US interest not to encourage Israeli policies that could possibly lead to further radicalisation of Palestinians.

President Trump and the Mexican Border Wall

February 03, 2017

The reaction to President Trump’s utterances and avowed policies on the Mexican border wall and tariff has attracted strong criticism. It is surprising that Trump, who is known to view developments and decide on policies in transactional terms, appears short-sighted and unwilling to view the implications of his policies in a long-term perspective.

Fatah at the Crossroads

January 04, 2017

Abbas needs to take steps for a gradual change of guard in the Fatah within a specified time-frame to keep the cause of Palestinian statehood alive.

Political Fallout of the Creation of New Districts in Manipur

December 16, 2016

While the creation of seven new smaller districts has led to agitations by the United Naga Council, efficiencies in administrative tasks should be obtainable with district headquarters closer to the respective inhabitants.

A Joint India-Indonesia Intervention on the Rohingya Issue

December 15, 2016

Given that both India and Indonesia have a common interest in preserving their respective democratic, multi-ethnic and multi-religious polities, they need to work together to induce Myanmar to control the violence against the Rohingyas.

Need for Persevering with the Dialogue Process in Jammu & Kashmir

November 01, 2016

It is essential that the dialogue process continues and additional steps are taken to resolve the deep sense of alienation presently prevailing among the civil society in the Kashmir Valley.

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