Atul Thakur

Atul K Thakur is a Public Policy Professional, Columnist and Writer with specialisation in the interface of economics and politics. His interest of writing and research is quite diverse and reaches to the areas of Public Policy & Affairs, Macroeconomic Policies and International Affairs, with special focus on South Asia. As an author/editor, India Now and in Transition (Niyogi Books, 2017) is his second book. In 2013, he edited India since 1947: Looking Back at a Modern Nation (Niyogi Books), a major non-fiction book on modern India. His profile has been featured in publications include Brookings Institution, ABC News, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, The Financial Express, The Hindu, The Asian Age, The Telegraph, The Times of India, DailyO, The Week, The Sunday Guardian, The New Indian Express , The Statesman, The Kathmandu Post, Kantipur, Republica, Annapurna Express, The Friday Times, Daily Times, The Daily Star. As a Views Columnist, among others, he has written for publications: The Kathmandu Post, DailyO, Mail Today, The Wire, The Pioneer, The Hindu, Indian Express, Republica, The Himalayan Times, The Diplomat, Diplomatist, Daily Times, The Daily Star, The Friday Times, Businessworld, Governance Now, Tehelka, The China Post, Mainstream, Millennium Post, Seven Sisters Post, The Financial World, Eurasia Review, Gateway House, India Quarterly (ICWA), Strategic Analysis (IDSA), Social Change, MAN Journal, Warscapes, NewsYaps, IBN Live, India America Today, INCLUSION, New Spotlight, Rising Kashmir, The Kashmir Monitor, The Kashmir Walla, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Dispatch. He is also a literary critic, having reviewed hundreds of books for leading publications in India and abroad. He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and Pondicherry University and has worked across the sectors, spanning Public Policy, Management Consultancy and Media. He can be reached on:

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30 March 2017 Gateway House

Nepal: new geostrategic hotspot

Nepal, currently one of the 21st century’s important locations in Asia, has to safeguard itself by its own initiative, not rely on guarantees from external actors. The authors, one of whom is a former minister of the country, suggest that a changed world order calls for more modern security forces and an independent defense policy