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The gendered impact of heatwaves and water crisis in India
Climate, Food and Environment | Water May 02, 2024

The gendered impact of heatwaves and water crisis in India

The gendered impacts of heatwaves and water scarcity in India underscore the urgent need for comprehensive strategies that prioritise the well-being and empowerment of women and girls. ...

How hypersonic weapons are redefining warfare
Defence and Security | Indian Defence May 02, 2024

How hypersonic weapons are redefining warfare

Given the growing relevance of hypersonic weapons, India needs to accelerate its efforts in their development and in the deterrence of these weapons. ...

Can Macron’s vision prevent the death of Europe?
International Affairs May 01, 2024

Can Macron’s vision prevent the death of Europe?

Macron’s recent speech prior to the European elections has reiterated his ideas on defence, and his fervent push for European strategic autonomy and self-reliance in security. ...

Thailand's tactical tango: Responding to the Myanmar crisis
International Affairs May 01, 2024

Thailand's tactical tango: Responding to the Myanmar crisis

The high influx of refugees into Thailand due to the Myanmar crisis continues with a fundamental division in the ASEAN regarding the issue. ...

TikTok’s geopolitical dilemma: Which values, whose interests?
International Affairs | Cyber and Technology May 01, 2024

TikTok’s geopolitical dilemma: Which values, whose interests?

The TikTok issue between the US and China is not a battle of values but part of a bigger war for geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geotechnological dominance ...

The STEAG: A new development in the army’s technological capabilities
International Affairs | Cyber and Technology Apr 30, 2024

The STEAG: A new development in the army’s technological capabilities

The STEAG is a step in the right direction to ensure effective communications and bridge the gaps in the Indian Army’s capabilities ...

Beyond numbers: Redefining women's leadership dynamics
GENDER ISSUES Apr 30, 2024

Beyond numbers: Redefining women's leadership dynamics

While well-established indices have been crucial in assessing advancements in gender equality, these methodologies may present an incomplete picture ...

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies
International Affairs | Internal Security Apr 30, 2024

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies

China’s growing influence operations necessitates the implementation of proper measures to ensure election security ...

The Chinese discourse on the ongoing West Asia crisis
International Affairs Apr 29, 2024

The Chinese discourse on the ongoing West Asia crisis

Many in the Chinese strategic circles believe that although West Asia is significant for China, it should lay low and let US get embroiled in the regional conflict. ...

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?
International Affairs | Indian Foreign Policy | Indian Ocean Apr 29, 2024

What does Maldives’ parliament elections mean for India and China?

With this electoral victory, Muizzu is more politically stable, incentivising him to tone down his anti-India rhetoric and reconcile with Delhi while maintaining a pro-China tilt. ...

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Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan

Lakshmy Ramakrishnan recently earned her MA in International Relations from King's College London. Her MA dissertation delved into the role of political actors and the media in framing Covid-19 as a security threat in India. In addition to her MA, ...

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Malancha Chakrabarty

Dr Malancha Chakrabarty is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director (Research) at the Observer Research Foundation where she coordinates the research centre Centre for New Economic Diplomacy. Her research interests encompass issues related to Indias development cooperation economic and social development ...

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