About Us

Global Dialogue Review (GDR) has entered its fifth 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, 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

GDR Chairman and Editor-in-Chief is Moses Manoharan, who served with Reuters across the
world for nearly two decades, and reached proficiency in political, economic, sports and
diplomatic news coverage. He was also regional head of Reuters Television, and currently runs a
think tank, a TV channel as well as a documentary and television production company.

Contributing Editors editors include Dr. Laura Yerekesheva, of the Institute of Oriental Studies at Almaty, Kazakhstan, Dr. Tasneem Meenai, Director, Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and
Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia, and Dr. Varaprasad S. Dolla, Associate Professor of Chinese
History at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The Managing Editor is Ms. Nisha Ramdas.

GDR’s Editorial Advisory Board includes Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of Ghana,
who had also served as Chairman of the Africa Union, Mr. Sunil Bahadur Thapa, Nepal’s former
Commerce and Supplies Minister, Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, a senior Ethiopian politician who was
Minister in Ethiopia’s Prime Minister’s Office, Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha (Retd.), PVSM,
AVSM, Nao Sena Medal and Bar (Gallantry), former Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, Indian
armed forces, Ambassador A.R. Ghanashyam IFS (Retd.) and Mr. Radhakrisnan Nair, Founder
and Managing Director of international home furnishings and textiles brand, Soma.
GDR’s parent Global Dialogue Media Group has wide ranging interests in publishing, television
and production, as well as in think tanks being set up around the world. It is also known for
organising business and intellectual events in India and abroad.

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.
  • 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. Radhakrisnan Nair
    Mr. Nair is the Founder and Managing Director of Soma, an international brand in traditional home furnishings and textiles.
  • Mr. Arvind Gupta
    Mr. Gupta, Managing Director of OPG, Power Ventures Plc, is a leading Indian industralist in diversified fields, including energy, both conventional and new.
  • Mr. Shreyas Jayasimha
    Mr. Shreyas Jayasimha, Founder, Aarna Law, is a leading international arbitration lawyer.

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.
  • 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.