Samir Bhattacharya is presently doing his postgraduate academic research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India on " MIDDLE POWER AND BLUE DIPLOMACY: INDIA IN WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN". He has done his graduate study from University of Auvergne 1, France on Environment Economics. Before resuming his higher studies, Samir has worked in diverse fields with different types of organization such as French Embassy in New Delhi, Saciwaters (Research Organisation) and CUTS International. In CUTS International, an international policy research think tank, he worked as Regional Coordinator for Africa operations. He has authored several papers on diverse subjects including on: Role of Biodiversity Preservation in Economic Development of India, connection between trade and gender for Southern and Eastern Africa, Developing countries stand on Blue Economy related issues at WTO, Leveraging India-Bangladesh relationship for enhanced coastal zone management, different Environmental Standards of India etc.

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Africa: Looking Back at 2021 and Likely Trends in 2022 For the second year in a row, countries across the world battled to cope with the negative economic impacts of covid. Though African continent handled the initial impacts of Covid-19 relatively well, in 2021 it suffered immensely from Covid-19 outbre...

The Re-election of Gambian President Raises Hope for Justice On 4th December 2021, The Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, held its presidential election. The present election can be viewed as a strong statement in support of successful transition towards a democratic society. To recall, in the la...

Sudan-South Sudan Rapprochement and Its Implications for the Region and Beyond After a decade-long impasse, the borders between Sudan and South Sudan reopened on 1st October, 2021. With this first step of rapprochement, two countries can now slowly advance towards stabilizing the ties between them. On 12th September Sudanese Pr...

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