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The essence of cognitive warfare: Focusing the lens toward Chinese strategies
International Affairs | China Foreign Policy Apr 08, 2024

The essence of cognitive warfare: Focusing the lens toward Chinese strategies

China has employed cognitive warfare tactics to sway the opinions and beliefs of the Taiwanese public without resorting to direct military confrontation ...

Empowering MSMEs: The role of AI literacy
Indian Economy | Economic Diplomacy | Artificial Intelligence Apr 03, 2024

Empowering MSMEs: The role of AI literacy

Businesses and individuals in India must seize the benefits of AI and strategically enhance their competitiveness by staying abreast of advancements in AI ...

Digital affordability and access: Starlink in India
Indian Economy | Economic Reforms | Developing and Emerging Economies | Digital Inclusion Apr 02, 2024

Digital affordability and access: Starlink in India

Musk's vision aligns with India's Digital India initiative. Starlink’s success hinges on its ability to adapt to local challenges and understand India’s unique digital landscape ...

Building blocks of a digital powerhouse: Data centres in India
Cyber Security | Cyber and Technology Mar 30, 2024

Building blocks of a digital powerhouse: Data centres in India

India, with its burgeoning digital landscape, needs to understand the significance of data centres and make substantial investments to harness their potential ...

Chasing new horizons: Sunset clauses in India’s revamped BIT regime
International Trade and Investment Mar 28, 2024

Chasing new horizons: Sunset clauses in India’s revamped BIT regime

India must articulate its vision of the sunset clause in future BITS as it seeks to renegotiate these treaties with states ...

Navigating the deepfake dilemma: Government oversight in the age of AI
Artificial Intelligence Mar 28, 2024

Navigating the deepfake dilemma: Government oversight in the age of AI

In a world where the legal vacuum surrounding tech and AI persists, how do we safeguard the citizens from the adverse effects of a rapidly developing technological landscape? ...

Politics of Russia’s elections
International Affairs Mar 18, 2024

Politics of Russia’s elections

Despite Putin’s overwhelming victory in the recent Russian presidential elections, a growing shift in the social attitudes of the citizenry was witnessed during this elections ...

India-ASEAN FTA Rules of Origin reforms: Abating outside influx and consolidating supply chains
Neighbourhood | International Trade and Investment Feb 29, 2024

India-ASEAN FTA Rules of Origin reforms: Abating outside influx and consolidating supply chains

As India’s competitive efforts to augment itself as a global manufacturing hub expand, AITGA’s future success is critical to addressing its unfavourable position in the ASEAN supply chain. ...

WTO’s deadlock: EU’s trade duty dispute with India
International Affairs Feb 29, 2024

WTO’s deadlock: EU’s trade duty dispute with India

The ongoing WTO dispute settlement between the EU and India could encumber India’s efforts to boost the domestic electronic product manufacturing sector ...

Riding the storm: Russia’s economic landscape since the Ukraine conflict
International Affairs Feb 28, 2024

Riding the storm: Russia’s economic landscape since the Ukraine conflict

Since the Ukraine war, Russia’s economy has developed resilience against sanctions. However, the escalating military expenditure, while boosting short-term growth, poses long-term concerns ...

India’s ‘onshoring’ vision with GIFT City
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Urbanisation Feb 26, 2024

India’s ‘onshoring’ vision with GIFT City

India’s GIFT City aspires to integrate its economy into the global financial system, ensure capital flow and connectivity with global financial markets in a business-friendly environment ...

“Market coupling” in the power sector: Is India doing enough?
Neighbourhood Feb 26, 2024

“Market coupling” in the power sector: Is India doing enough?

While India emphasises on harnessing the potential of integrated power exchanges, regional trends worldwide suggest “market coupling” as a conceptual tool to achieve such integration ...

The EU AI Act: A landmark in AI regulation
Internet Governance | Artificial Intelligence Feb 13, 2024

The EU AI Act: A landmark in AI regulation

With the AI Act, the EU has taken the first steps towards using and developing AI in a responsible manner ...

Tackling India’s airline insolvency with aviation financing reforms
Indian Economy | Developing and Emerging Economies Feb 10, 2024

Tackling India’s airline insolvency with aviation financing reforms

Currently, India’s aircraft and aircraft equipment demands rely heavily on foreign lessors. Such over-reliance presents various challenges that need to be addressed through legal frameworks. ...

The eyes in the Holy City
International Affairs Jan 29, 2024

The eyes in the Holy City

The indiscriminate use of checkpoints and monitoring of civilians in areas of occupation such as Hebron is beyond any Orwellian imagination ...

China’s Burmese dilemma: Dual implications of Operation 1027
International Affairs Jan 26, 2024

China’s Burmese dilemma: Dual implications of Operation 1027

The recent military drills along the Myanmar border reflect China's growing concern regarding the intensification of conflict in the Shan state in Myanmar ...

Capitalising InVITs to bridge the infrastructure financing gap in India
Economics and Finance Jan 06, 2024

Capitalising InVITs to bridge the infrastructure financing gap in India

With a robust regulatory framework and tapping further into capital markets, InvITs are looking more and more promising to become the ideal route for infrastructure financing ...

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Defence and Security | Terrorism Dec 12, 2023

The Central European connection in the politics of contemporary Israel

The close ties between Israel and Central and Eastern European countries are driving a rift in the EU on the Israel-Palestine conflict ...

The rise of FARC dissidents: Continuation of the Colombian Crisis post-2016 Peace Deal
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Law and Justice Dec 12, 2023

The rise of FARC dissidents: Continuation of the Colombian Crisis post-2016 Peace Deal

The “total peace” plan of the Petro administration needs an inclusive approach to eliminate all violent activities by the FARC dissidents ...

Putin’s meeting with Orbán in Beijing: Decoding its significance
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics | Economic Diplomacy Nov 17, 2023

Putin’s meeting with Orbán in Beijing: Decoding its significance

Despite being an active EU member, Hungary intends to continue its existing cooperation with Russia ...

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?
Economics and Finance | Climate Change Sep 30, 2023

Can the G20 help in addressing climate migrant financing deficits?

Being a multilateral forum of international economic cooperation, the G20 can serve as a suitable platform for creating a dedicated fund for climate migrants ...

CSR for green business transitioning—the broader narrative
Economics and Finance | Climate Change Aug 23, 2023

CSR for green business transitioning—the broader narrative

Blending CSR with ESG is a win-win proposition for businesses, their shareholders, other stakeholders, and the environment at large.

Sci-Fi to reality: Brain-computer interfaces in medicine and beyond
Cyber and Technology | Artificial Intelligence Aug 18, 2023

Sci-Fi to reality: Brain-computer interfaces in medicine and beyond

While integrating brain chips with medicine to restore basic capabilities for those in need holds promise, the broader implications of merging technology with life are divisive

De-dollarisation: Is it a gateway to rupeefication?
Economics and Finance | Economic Reforms Aug 17, 2023

De-dollarisation: Is it a gateway to rupeefication?

In India, although a complete overhaul of the trade invoicing system is not feasible, de-dollarisation can be complemented with the internationalisation of the INR ...

States’ use of non-state actors in cyberspace
Cyber Security | Cyber and Technology Aug 17, 2023

States’ use of non-state actors in cyberspace

Without proper legislation, states using non-state actors for cyberwarfare pose a significant threat to governments, businesses, and individuals

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Atul Kumar

Atul Kumar is an Associate Member at the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia. He holds a PhD on China’s Military from Monash University in Melbourne. Atul has worked at the Griffith Asia Institute in Brisbane and ...

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Atul Kumar

Atul Kumar is an Associate Member at the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia. He holds a PhD on China’s Military from Monash University in Melbourne. Atul has worked at the Griffith Asia Institute in Brisbane and ...

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