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About Maitreya Buddha Samantaray

Maitreya Buddha Samantaray is a contributing analyst at Open Briefing, the civil society intelligence agency, operating out of India. He is an Asia intelligence specialist who has worked for several globally renowned risk management companies.

Articles by Maitreya Buddha Samantaray

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Pakistan’s disappearing Hindus

The political system works against minorities in Pakistan, dovetailing wealth, power, and sectarianism. While Pakistan's Hindus feel the effects keenly, the elites have adjusted to the political apparatus rather than challenging it.

What now for the Philippines' Communist insurgency?

The New People's Army has intensified its activities in the past months. Local governments should be able to effectively deal with the insurgency, but improvement rests on politically sensitive developmental issues, and there is an urgent need for Security Sector Reform to end the use of paramilitary forces.

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