Sasha Riser-Kositsky

Sasha Riser-Kositsky joined Eurasia Group's Asia practice in 2011 as a researcher with a focus on India. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a triple major in South Asia studies, comparative politics, and diplomatic history for which he wrote an honors thesis examining the developmental benefits of state bifurcation in India. He travelled extensively across India to conduct primary research for his thesis, and interned with a social enterprise incubator in rural Rajasthan. "There is nothing more exhilarating in life than to be shot at without result." - Winston Churchill

Transformation from the Top-down: Nitish Kumar's Exemplary Leadership in Bihar

March 22, 2011

Over the last five years Bihar, a state of over 100 million, has undergone a transformation from the 'Mississippi of India' under the feared 'Jungle Raj' of kidnapping, murder and corruption to 'Bihar shining', with double-digit growth rates, floods of new investment and praise on The Economist's editorial page. Nitish...