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Chirayu Thakkar

Chirayu Thakkar

Chirayu Thakkar is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the National University of Singapore. Earlier, he graduated with graduate degrees in Modern South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford and Political Science from the Central European University. He is simultaneously working for the Margaret Anstee Center, University of Cambridge as an independent researcher on India's foreign aid in Africa. Along with South Asian Voices, his writings have also appeared in The Times of India, The Huffington Post, The Diplomat, and The Asia Dialogue. He has also worked as a political consultant.

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India and the United States: Friends Elsewhere, Foes at the UN Geopolitics & Diplomacy

India and the United States: Friends Elsewhere, Foes at the UN

Can India be a meaningful partner of the United States…

States in Action: Federalism and Foreign Policy in India Geopolitics & Diplomacy

States in Action: Federalism and Foreign Policy in India

In 2012, the Italian defense minister met the chief minister…

Rethinking Nuclear Security: The Case for an Elite Nuclear Force in India Nuclear Issues

Rethinking Nuclear Security: The Case for an Elite Nuclear Force in India

“Good security is 20 percent equipment and 80 percent people.”…