About

Global Dialogue Review (GDR) has entered its third year as the pre-eminent, internationally circulated foreign policy journal from India.

It is now setting up history making Think Tanks across the world: from China to Nigeria, from Indonesia to Russia, from Egypt to the UK to the US. In these countries, GDR will be published, seminars and conclaves organised, our intellectual presence firmly established.

In the process, GDR is attempting to live up to, with a measure of success, objectives that it embraced and built into its bedrock: the pursuit of excellence in content, independence in outlook and a commitment to scholarly analysis of a wide range of global issues, ranging from geopolitics to climate change to trade, and much else in between.

GDR is a quarterly magazine that articulates the views of influential decision makers and commentators around the world on issues that affect billions of people on the planet.

It is circulated to a select readership around the world, encompassing the cream of academia, governance, commerce and civil society.

GDR also hosts conclaves and seminars on critical issues, addressed by a glittering array of speakers who are in positions of high influence in thought and action which significantly impact nations and their people.

Past GDR issues have featured leaders of the stature of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Sushil Koirala, who gave GDR his first interview as the new Prime Minister of Nepal. Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus and Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid have are among eminent personalities who have contributed essays.

Our Editorial Board includes the former President of Ghana, Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, the former Indian Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sushil Kumar, the former Chief of Army Staff, General Shankar Roy Chaudhury and the Managing Director of OPG Power Ventures Plc, Mr. Arvind Gupta. The former Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, was on our board at the time of his passing earlier this year.

The editorial team has been picked for their knowledge of internationally critical issues and crucial regions around the world.

Brief on Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Moses Manoharan had a distinguished career of nearly two decades with Reuters. His service with Reuters spanned the globe, from Beijing to Belgrade, New Delhi to Jakarta, London to Tehran among the great cities of the world, and had served as regional head of Reuters Television. He now, in addition to GDR and affiliated think tanks in India and abroad, also runs a TV channel and owns a film and television production company.

GDR Editorial Board

  • Dr. Arkebe Oqubay
    Dr. Oqubay is a senior Ethiopian politician who is now Minister in the Prime Minister’s office. An authority on economic policy, he is also an influential author.

  • Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor
    Mr. Kufuor is a former President of Ghana who had also served as Chairman of the Africa Union. He was awarded the World Food Prize in 2011.

  • Admiral Sushil Kumar (Retd.), PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, NM
    Admiral Kumar is a former chief of Naval Staff, and has also served as Chairman of the Chief of Naval Staff Committee. A keen yachtsman, he has also played polo in the international circuit.

  • Mr. Sunil Bahadur Thapa
    Mr. Thapa, a former Commerce and Supplies Minister of Nepal, is the son of Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served five terms as Prime Minister. Mr. Sunil Thapa previously worked with the UN high Commission for Refugees, and is now a senior leader of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP).

  • Ambassador A.R. Ghanashyam IFS (Retd.)
    Mr. Ghanashyam worked in the Oil and Shipping industry before joining the Indian Foreign Service and serving as a Diplomat for three and a half decades. He now advises and speaks on international economic and foreign policy issues.

  • Mr. Sameer Sonpavde
    Mr. Sonpavde, a veteran of the defence manufacturing sector, is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Aviohelitronics Infosystems.

     

  • Mr. Radhakrisnan Nair
    Mr. Nair is the Founder and Managing Director of Soma, an international brand in traditional home furnishings and textiles.

  • Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd.)
    Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, a leading defence analyst, has been Chief of Integrated Defence Staff of the Indian armed forces and has commanded the Western Naval Fleet.

  • Air Marshal M. Matheswaran (Retd.), AVSM VM Ph.D
    Air Marshal Matheswaran was a Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff of the Indian armed forces. He is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s John.F.Kennedy School of Governance. He is also Founder-Chairman of the Peninsula Foundation.

Consulting Editors

  • Dr. Laura Yerekesheva
    Dr. Yereksheva is Deputy Director for International Affairs, Head of the Department of Central and South Asian Studies and Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair “Science and Spirituality” at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

  • Professor Tasneem Meenai
    Dr. Meenai is Director of the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India. She had previously worked at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Review of the Red Cross.

  • Dr. Varaprasad S. Dolla
    Dr. Dolla is Professor at the Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asia Studies at the School of International Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been a Fellow at Peking University and Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University.

  • Ms. Yamini Lila Kumar
    Ms. Kumar studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris before joining the cabinets of France’s Minister of Justice, Minister of Culture and of the Secretary in-charge of Women’s Rights. A writer and film maker, she has also served as Director of Communications at the Hermes Group.

  • Mr. Kapil Gupta
    Mr. Kapil Gupta is the CEO of OMLogic, one of the premium social media agencies based in India. As a key influencer in social evangelism, cause marketing and political social media campaigns, Kapil works across domains influencing perceptions.

Key Personnel

  • Mr. Moses Manoharan
    Mr. Moses, Chairman of Global Dialogue Review, is a veteran journalist who had previously served across the world with Reuters.

  • Ms. Nisha Ramdas
    Ms. Ramdas is a Director, Global Dialogue Review, for which she has served since its inception in 2013. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and has been on the governing board of the YWCA.

  • Ms. Divyani Motla
    Ms. Motla is a Research Scholar at the Centre for Historical Studies of the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, India.

  • Mr. Sanchit Samuel
    Mr. Samuel is a programmer and an engineering graduate specialising in game design.