Ronald Meinardus

Ronald Meinardus is the Regional Director, South Asia, of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) in New Delhi. [India]

Why Asia is the Champion of Globalization

Can the EU replace the United States, as China starts dominating the globe?

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India: The Perils of Digital Transformation

Just like China may grow old before it gets rich, Modi’s hoped-for manufacturing boom in India may not happen due to the onset of automation.

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India’s Noxious Cow Politics

“Cow vigilantilism” has become a threat to India’s communal harmony.

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How India Copes with Demonetization

What happens when your cash is worthless all of a sudden

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India’s Smart Cities: A Vision Without Base

The lack of a strong system of local autonomy and a poor infrastructure are the most serious handicaps for India’s Smart City vision.

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Pakistan’s Shrinking Liberal Minority

Caught between Western-backed illiberal authoritarians and anti-Western religious fanatics, liberalism is under siege

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Egypt’s Revolution: Five Years After

All around the world, active citizenship is under attack and the space for civic engagement is closing.

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India and the Threat of Islamist Terrorism

So far, ISIS has not turned its attention heavily toward the religiously diverse target.

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Why India Needs More Freedom

The world’s second-largest nation faces a true culture clash.

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India’s Political Climate Is Getting Tenser

To what degree are tolerance and freedom of expression endangered in India?

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