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Chinese technonationalism: An era of “TikTok diplomacy”?
Cyber Security | Internet Governance | Cyber and Technology Oct 28, 2020

Chinese technonationalism: An era of “TikTok diplomacy”?

The politicisation of technology is not new. However, China’s ambitions in promoting homegrown companies at the expense of foreign competitors is bringing a slew of new concerns.

Nuclear imperialism in China’s Xinjiang
Privacy & Data Protection Oct 19, 2020

Nuclear imperialism in China’s Xinjiang

A third of the PRCs uranium for nuclear energy comes from extortion in the Yili basin of Xinjiang. This is also home to a great population of Uighurs.

Restoring groundwater in urban India: Learning from Bengaluru
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation | Water Oct 16, 2020

Restoring groundwater in urban India: Learning from Bengaluru

What steps are Indian cities taking in order to bring about the sustainable management of groundwater?

G20 and climate action post-Covid
Climate Change Oct 15, 2020

G20 and climate action post-Covid

India is poised in a unique position to influence the climate action discussion to ensure comprehensive mitigation, adaptation, and restoration.

BRI in the ‘Af-Pak’ region: Security challenges and China’s response
Terrorism Oct 12, 2020

BRI in the ‘Af-Pak’ region: Security challenges and China’s response

Beijing's approach to Af-Pak can be attributed to its growing geostrategic interest in South Asia and the Indo-Pakistani rivalry.

Education and capacity building in Africa: The story of two competing Asian giants
Education Oct 01, 2020

Education and capacity building in Africa: The story of two competing Asian giants

Both India and China have largely played on two different planks.

Israel’s normalisation with UAE and Bahrain: A prognosis for the region
Privacy & Data Protection Oct 01, 2020

Israel’s normalisation with UAE and Bahrain: A prognosis for the region

Discreet relations already existed between all three countries and the ceremony in the White House merely marked the consummation of the surreptitious camaraderie.

Indian Frontier Administrative Service: An unexplored ace in India’s deck
Defence and Security | Indian Defence Sep 28, 2020

Indian Frontier Administrative Service: An unexplored ace in India’s deck

If resurrected today, the role of the IFAS needs to be redefined, that is not to be an exact copy of the 1950s IFAS. The IFAS of the current day and age needs to be tuned to the requirements of modern India.

Revisiting India’s own ‘15-minute city’ mixed-use planning concepts, town planning schemes
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Sep 24, 2020

Revisiting India’s own ‘15-minute city’ mixed-use planning concepts, town planning schemes

Masterplans and planning initiatives do not lack foresightedness with respect to accessibility in cities. There is a need to endorse more micro level planning approaches.

Does India benefit from a Sino-US trade conflict?
Indian Economy | Economics and Finance Sep 19, 2020

Does India benefit from a Sino-US trade conflict?

With its current status as the seventh largest global economy, but only the twentieth largest goods exporter — the extent to which India will benefit from the Sino-US trade war depends significantly on its ability to successfully link up with GVCs.

The “17+1” initiative: Is China losing its charm in Central and Eastern Europe?
Cyber and Technology Sep 18, 2020

The “17+1” initiative: Is China losing its charm in Central and Eastern Europe?

Few years into the framework, there is a growing discontent within the CEE countries given the slow progress in generating the desired economic results.

Smart cities and GIS: Taking it beyond the pandemic
Urbanisation in India | Urbanisation Sep 16, 2020

Smart cities and GIS: Taking it beyond the pandemic

The preparation of informative thematic maps and their integration with city portals can enhance public participation and communication.

Comparing Erdogan’s outreach to India and China
Indian Foreign Policy Sep 09, 2020

Comparing Erdogan’s outreach to India and China

Erdogan’s current stance vis a vis the Uighurs is unrecognisable to his previous position. The rationale behind this turnabout? Trade.

From streets to tweets: Surveying the impact of online activism
Media and Internet | Cyber and Technology Sep 08, 2020

From streets to tweets: Surveying the impact of online activism

Despite being criticised as being ‘convenient’ or ‘lazy’ — online activism makes a significant impact. It has become an integral part of activism in the 21st century.

Will India catch frost-byte in the tech Cold War?
Cyber and Technology Sep 07, 2020

Will India catch frost-byte in the tech Cold War?

Moves to attract US technology should be prioritised. Yet the constraints that the US-China tech war can impose on India must not be overlooked.

‘Neo-Ottomanism’ in Turkish foreign policy
Privacy & Data Protection Aug 31, 2020

‘Neo-Ottomanism’ in Turkish foreign policy

Erdogan’s boisterous efforts to revivify Islamist Turkey, viewed in conjunction with his equally headstrong approach to foreign policy has been dubbed ‘neo-Ottomanism’ due to its resemblance to the conduct of the former empire that reigned in Turkey for over five centuries.

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