Ronald Meinardus

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

India: Why Does a Caste Aspire to Move Down the Social Ladder?

No other topic causes such emotional stir in India as the caste issue and everything related to it.

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India: Religious Census Data Stirs Controversy

Did the BJP release population data to use it as “ammunition” to incite Hindu masses? So says the opposition.

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The Malaise of Greek Liberalism

Why have efforts to establish liberalism in Greece not been successful?

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Modi’s First Year: A German View

Europe is watching how Modi performs in moving India’s economy ahead.

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Deaf Ears: India and the “Islamic State”

A new priority for Indian foreign policy.

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India and Israel: A Demonstrative Love Affair

India and Israel have a budding relationship based on security and foreign policy concerns.

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Sri Lanka’s Rainbow Revolution

First step towards lasting peace?

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The Obama/Modi Duo: A Summit of Democracies

President Obama’s visit to India has shown the world where his sympathies lie.

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Bhutan: Reconciling Economic Growth and the Environment

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Taking a democratically-based, long-term approach to development.

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Liberalism in the Arab World?

The trials and tribulations behind raising support for liberal policies in Egypt and beyond.

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