Author: Meghdeep Bhattacharyya
2022 WPI FellowSenior journalist, The Telegraph (ABP Private Limited)
Bio: Specializes in covering politics, government and elections, with focus on India and South Asia. He has worked on assignments and fellowships in Bangladesh, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, the United States and the Vatican. Currently, he is the Assistant Editor of the Politics & Policy Bureau of eastern India’s largest English-language news daily.
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Posts by Meghdeep Bhattacharyya:
Time seen as ally in sanctions vs. Russia
by Meghdeep Bhattacharyya | May 14, 2022 | Nuclear Threats and Security, Policy, Political Coverage, Politics, WPI ActivitiesAre the sanctions, which have not deterred Vladimir Putin thus far, likely to be effective in Russia? Michael McFaul, an American academic and diplomat who served as the U.S. ambassador to Russia (2012-14), believes it might lead to the end of Putinism in the long...
South Asia’s nuclear jitters
by Meghdeep Bhattacharyya | May 7, 2022 | Nuclear Policy and Security, Nuclear Threats and Security, Policy, Politics, WPI ActivitiesThe South Asia equation, given nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan, India and China, with testy ties, is one that is “the most disturbing, the most unsettling,” according to Paul Carroll, a well-regarded expert on nuclear weapons programs. Carroll is director of the...
India’s sobering drop in human freedom
by Meghdeep Bhattacharyya | Apr 29, 2022 | Policy, Politics, Racial Equity & Police Reform, WPI ActivitiesIndia has shown a near-constant decline between 2013 and 2019, in various parameters of personal, civil, and economic freedom measured in the Human Freedom Index, and since 2008 it’s had “the biggest drop.” The Index, co-published by the Cato Institute in the United...
Immigrant’s brewery survives, thrives
by Meghdeep Bhattacharyya | Apr 21, 2022 | Immigration, Personal Reflections, WPI ActivitiesA visit to the August Schell Brewing Co., during our recent trip to New Ulm, Minn., was an enthralling experience for the WPI class of 2022, a few of whom were inside a brewery for the very first time. Some even a got a tad tipsy, after a remarkable tasting session...
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