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India-China economic ties: Impact of Galwan
Economics and Finance Feb 04, 2021

India-China economic ties: Impact of Galwan

The current trade scenario suggests that the nationalistic notions of bringing China to its knees — by boycotting Chinese goods — has been a flop.

Theater Commands: Prospects and challenges
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Feb 03, 2021

Theater Commands: Prospects and challenges

The debate now focuses on the actual implementation of the proposal of Theatre Commands, and the differing interpretations of the same.

Biden’s East Asia challenge
US Foreign Policy Jan 31, 2021

Biden’s East Asia challenge

Biden will find that America remains a trusted and popular ally in the region.

Quantitative Easing variants in Emerging Markets: Magic or madness?
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance | Developing and Emerging Economies Jan 23, 2021

Quantitative Easing variants in Emerging Markets: Magic or madness?

Often likened to financing fiscal deficits overnight, Quantitative Easing is meant to prevent unwarranted tightening during times of stress.

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its economic implications
Economics and Finance | Cyber and Technology Jan 19, 2021

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its economic implications

To defend their turf — and prevent extreme decoupling — central banks are keen on designing their own network of digital payments by officially issuing what is called a Central Bank Digital Currency, or CBDC.

Rallying old friends: Adapting to an evolving Afghan theatre
Neighbourhood Jan 07, 2021

Rallying old friends: Adapting to an evolving Afghan theatre

India has been calling upon all sections across the political spectrum of Afghanistan — to work together — to meet the aspirations of all in the country, including the minority communities.

Facebook knows what you are doing even if the app is not installed on your phone — here’s how the government  ...
Cyber Security | Cyber and Technology | Privacy and Surveillance Jan 05, 2021

Facebook knows what you are doing even if the app is not installed on your phone — here’s how the government can prevent it

Third party data collection — whatever the motivation — has the potential to blur the lines between data privacy and complete identification.

Afghanistan: Behind severe humanitarian crisis
Neighbourhood Jan 05, 2021

Afghanistan: Behind severe humanitarian crisis

Corruption and weak institutions have been major setbacks for development in Afghanistan.

Are vertical forests a solution to Mumbai’s climate problem?
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation | Climate Change Dec 18, 2020

Are vertical forests a solution to Mumbai’s climate problem?

Vertical forests are a way of urban reforestation and are key towards allowing humans and various other species to coexist.

Digital Dream Destination: Bulletproof Cities
Healthcare | Media and Internet Dec 15, 2020

Digital Dream Destination: Bulletproof Cities

To make cities catastrophe proof, digital solutions need to be adopted, prioritised and made available for all

Suga starts strongly
Privacy & Data Protection Dec 12, 2020

Suga starts strongly

Suga’s foreign policy, thus far, has followed the core tenets of the Abe doctrine.

The Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI): Lost in the acronym bowl
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Dec 10, 2020

The Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI): Lost in the acronym bowl

The consequences of DTTI fizzing out would not be adverse to India, but the great opportunity to realise the full potential of India-US defence cooperation would be lost.

Export-oriented growth in India would need policy changes at the state-level
Indian Economy Dec 10, 2020

Export-oriented growth in India would need policy changes at the state-level

India has a unique opportunity to capture the emerging trends of globalisation and realise the export potential of the states.

China’s claim on the last Shangri-La?
Defence and Security | Indian Defence | China Military Dec 10, 2020

China’s claim on the last Shangri-La?

Understanding the history of the boundary dispute between China and Bhutan requires an understanding of Tibetan history.

Taliban and Al-Qaeda ties: A threat to the Afghan peace process
Defence and Security Dec 04, 2020

Taliban and Al-Qaeda ties: A threat to the Afghan peace process

This alliance is still capable of recruiting, training, and executing largescale, coordinated attacks. Hence, a need to see an end to this alliance is of utmost priority for the Afghans and the United States as well.

People with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in India
Healthcare | Inclusion Nov 28, 2020

People with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in India

The goal of universal healthcare cannot be achieved without building accessible health facilities for people with disabilities.

The case for green buildings in India
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Nov 27, 2020

The case for green buildings in India

Green buildings can become a strong driver of economic growth and the prerogative to “build back better.”

Brexit Blues: Navigating EU-UK trade talks
Economics and Finance Nov 24, 2020

Brexit Blues: Navigating EU-UK trade talks

The EU wants to make sure that the UK doesn’t walk away with all the benefits of remaining in the bloc while avoiding the bureaucratic challenges.

How real is Japan’s new strategic dawn?
Privacy & Data Protection Nov 24, 2020

How real is Japan’s new strategic dawn?

As Abe departs office, he leaves much to be admired.

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