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De-escalation this time around will not be as easy as in Doklam
Defence and Security | Indian Defence | China Military Jun 23, 2020

De-escalation this time around will not be as easy as in Doklam

New Delhi’s decreased policy manoeuvrability coupled with China’s decreasing need to comply with international norms and conventions is a dangerous mixture which makes a Sino-Indian de-escalation along the LAC increasingly unlikely in the immediate future.

Rosneft’s exit and Russia’s continued role in Venezuela
Oil, Gas and Renewables Jun 15, 2020

Rosneft’s exit and Russia’s continued role in Venezuela

Establishing itself as a strong player in Latin America, Russia’s policy in the region also focuses on undermining US interests, where possible.

Covid-19 and its aftermath: Impact on China’s soft power
China Foreign Policy Jun 12, 2020

Covid-19 and its aftermath: Impact on China’s soft power

As the scale of global challenges swells in size, so does the need for leading ad-hoc transnational countries to prove their diplomatic proficiency. China — given the isolationist presence of the United States and Europe — has found the best scenario to rewrite their narrative.

Chinese defence spending in the age of COVID-19
China Military Jun 01, 2020

Chinese defence spending in the age of COVID-19

China’s mere 1.2% projected GDP growth for 2020 will undoubtedly pose problems for its recently declared defence budget, possibly leaving other critical areas like social welfare, job creation and poverty alleviation insufficiently addressed.

Islamophobia and the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK
Inclusion | Social Inclusion May 29, 2020

Islamophobia and the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

Although anti-Muslim prejudice is already a huge problem in the UK — the fact that even a pandemic will not stop people from spreading bigotry and shame and fail to bring society together, is unfortunate.

India and France: A joint step forward
Indian Foreign Policy | Defence and Security May 27, 2020

India and France: A joint step forward

The signing of a Strategic Partnership in 1998 between France and India under President Jacques Chirac was the first step in a partnership that has grown to encompass multisectoral cooperation, across nuclear, space, defence, cyber security, intelligence-sharing and counter-terrorism initiatives.

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis
Climate, Food and Environment May 22, 2020

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis

India stands a good chance to benefit from the shift in global trade triggered by the pandemic, and could fill in the vacuum by supplying West Asian countries which traditionally relied on Chinese agro-imports.

Understanding the coming challenges to India’s pharma sector
International Affairs | Healthcare May 22, 2020

Understanding the coming challenges to India’s pharma sector

India should use the likely shortage of Chinese APIs to its advantage and become a dominant player in the world pharma market

Global contest for medical equipment amidst the COVID19 pandemic
International Affairs | Healthcare May 20, 2020

Global contest for medical equipment amidst the COVID19 pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to stay strong, the demand and supply for crucial medical equipment is highly unlikely to disappear.

Should online sale of liquor and its home delivery be legislated?
Domestic Politics and Governance | Law and Justice May 12, 2020

Should online sale of liquor and its home delivery be legislated?

India is the third largest liquor market in the world with a present value of $35 billion and further to see an exponential growth of 22% by 2022 — with market value reaching around $41 billion.

Russia-Belarus relations: The future of the union state
Privacy & Data Protection Apr 28, 2020

Russia-Belarus relations: The future of the union state

Will Belarus join Russia in a unified state — or will it maintain the status quo and mend relations with the West?

Self-help group women as COVID-19 warriors
Healthcare | Gender Apr 27, 2020

Self-help group women as COVID-19 warriors

The work of the SHG members has not only helped in meeting the increased demand for medical provisions, but has also provided the members themselves with some financial relief.

The effectiveness of deradicalisation programmes
Apr 10, 2020

The effectiveness of deradicalisation programmes

Prevention must mean more than the detection of people at risk of radicalised behaviour, it should rely on the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

India’s cultural battle with China in Israel
Privacy & Data Protection Feb 14, 2020

India’s cultural battle with China in Israel

While India and Israel share extensive cultural exchanges, China has adopted a different strategy to ‘woo’ Israelis all together.

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