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The Ukraine Crisis and Latin America’s response
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Mar 10, 2022

The Ukraine Crisis and Latin America’s response

Latin American countries remain divided over their stance on Russia's invasion of Ukraine as Russia finds consonance with leaders of Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Brazil on its "anti-West" agenda

The Pakistan quagmire
Neighbourhood Mar 03, 2022

The Pakistan quagmire

Pakistan’s economic instability accompanied by the growing crisis in Afghanistan has pushed it in a tight corner

Technological perspectives on a third aircraft carrier for India
Defence and Security | Maritime Security | Indian Defence Mar 03, 2022

Technological perspectives on a third aircraft carrier for India

Indian Navy’s incorporation of a third aircraft carrier is a step towards achieving India’s blue water navy vision

Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy: From Crimea to Ukraine
International Affairs | Great Power Dynamics Mar 01, 2022

Russia’s hybrid warfare strategy: From Crimea to Ukraine

Russia has perfected its use of hybrid warfare by developing new techniques against its adversaries over the years.

The Canadian truckers’ protests could have global implications
International Affairs | Internal Security Feb 23, 2022

The Canadian truckers’ protests could have global implications

In the long run, the truckers’ protests could lead to economic and political instability.

Maharshatra's Electric Vehicle policy: Challenges with planning and implementation
Transportation Feb 09, 2022

Maharshatra's Electric Vehicle policy: Challenges with planning and implementation

The policy speed bumps in the planning and implementation of states’ EV policies need to be addressed to achieve nationwide adoption

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security
International Affairs | China Foreign Policy | Agriculture Feb 08, 2022

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security

Can Xi continue to promise food security despite increased consumption, aging rural population, rapid urbanisation, and climate changes?

Afghanistan-Pakistan relations and the Durand line: Why is it important?
Neighbourhood Jan 31, 2022

Afghanistan-Pakistan relations and the Durand line: Why is it important?

The historical Durand line continues to be a thorn on the side as both Pakistan and Afghanistan are unable to come to a mutually beneficial conclusion.

The link between education and participation of women in politics
Domestic Politics and Governance | Education in India Jan 29, 2022

The link between education and participation of women in politics

The gender disparity in politics indicates the need to promote education amongst women, thus, enabling greater political participation

Grief in the time of COVID-19
Healthcare Jan 21, 2022

Grief in the time of COVID-19

The incapability of processing grief after the death of loved ones during COVID-19 has showcased the need to address shortcomings in the mental healthcare sector

Crowdsourcing violence: Decoding online propaganda of new militant groups in Kashmir
Domestic Politics and Governance Jan 19, 2022

Crowdsourcing violence: Decoding online propaganda of new militant groups in Kashmir

As new militant groups use digital militancy to garner support, the Indian government should implement effective counter narratives to control false propaganda

A closer look into Feminist Foreign Policy in India
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy Jan 18, 2022

A closer look into Feminist Foreign Policy in India

India’s commitments to international agreements towards gender equality show the country’s tremendous potential to make crucial advances in feminist foreign policy

Transforming denial into deliberation: The case of manual scavenging
Development | Urbanisation in India | Sanitation Dec 21, 2021

Transforming denial into deliberation: The case of manual scavenging

Despite acknowledging the detrimental effects of manual scavenging, no concrete effort to make any real change has been witnessed over the years.

Beyond data: Metadata, behavioural analytics and the future of warfare
Cyber Security | Internet Governance | Cyber and Technology | Privacy and Surveillance Jul 26, 2021

Beyond data: Metadata, behavioural analytics and the future of warfare

India must deliberate on and integrate the modern form of warfare while developing its national security strategy, not just in a cyber context — but in a larger strategic context.

Sedition law: A threat to Indian democracy?
Law and Justice Jul 26, 2021

Sedition law: A threat to Indian democracy?

There are growing instances to show that this law has been weaponised as a handy tool against political rivals, to suppress dissent and free speech.

Denuclearising North Korea: Moon Jae-in’s challenges
International Affairs Jul 22, 2021

Denuclearising North Korea: Moon Jae-in’s challenges

One doubts if President Moon’s policy would be able to accomplish North Korean denuclearisation any time soon.

Migrant labour crisis and the imperative of a robust national database
Privacy & Data Protection Jul 17, 2021

Migrant labour crisis and the imperative of a robust national database

From initiating schemes to aid migrant workers to deciding on budget allocations, information is integral to the development of effective state responses.

Access to vaccines in Massachusetts: Divisions along race and socioeconomic lines
Healthcare Jul 15, 2021

Access to vaccines in Massachusetts: Divisions along race and socioeconomic lines

Vaccine equity in Massachusetts has been called the “best of the worst”; although doing better than other states in terms of equitable distribution, the rollout still needs systematic support of reaching hard hit and previously neglected communities.

Were the Afghan Defence Forces ever prepared to protect Afghanistan?
Neighbourhood Jul 13, 2021

Were the Afghan Defence Forces ever prepared to protect Afghanistan?

Historical precedents and contemporary facts on the ground abundantly establish the forces’ feebleness and overwhelming incapacity to tackle the surging militancy that threatens to push the war-torn country into further chaos.

The relevance of nuclear deterrence in a post-Cold War world
Defence and Security Jul 12, 2021

The relevance of nuclear deterrence in a post-Cold War world

Countries have understood the importance of nuclear deterrence and it plays an important role in designing their security strategies.

A new high in Japan’s security ties with Taiwan
Privacy & Data Protection Jul 09, 2021

A new high in Japan’s security ties with Taiwan

With the new Japan–US understanding on Taiwan, Tokyo–Taipei ties have reached a new high in the area of security.

How Ebrahim Raisi could exacerbate the security situation in Afghanistan
Neighbourhood Jul 09, 2021

How Ebrahim Raisi could exacerbate the security situation in Afghanistan

It is natural for an economically floundering Iran to shelter its interests in Afghanistan.

Air quality in India: An explainer
Climate, Food and Environment | Urbanisation | Climate Change Jul 08, 2021

Air quality in India: An explainer

Any effort must begin with accurate and timely information on air pollution.

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Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini

Ayushi Saini is a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian and Central AsianStudies, JNU. She works on the intersection of environment and international politics inCentral Asia. ...

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