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#DisruptiveTechnology यानी विध्वंस को बढ़ाने वाले तकनीकों के ज़माने में युद्ध का भविष्य
Aug 03, 2023

#DisruptiveTechnology यानी विध्वंस को बढ़ाने वाले तकनीकों के ज़माने में युद्ध का भविष्य

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'Going Dark' in India: The legal and security dimensions of encryption
Dec 13, 2016

'Going Dark' in India: The legal and security dimensions of encryption

Encrypting communications enhances privacy and the security of information services. This, in turn, incentivises innovation in the ICT sector and contributes significantly to the growth of the internet economy. India’s (now withdrawn) Draft National Encryption Policy was single-minded in its approach. It sought only to prescribe standards that would enable law enforcement agencies to access encrypted data. There are, however, multifarious conc

'Party-ing' against corruption: too little, too early?
Oct 04, 2012

'Party-ing' against corruption: too little, too early?

The IAC is at the cross-roads now. That it has also been the fate of most such organisations over the past years in various parts of the country should not also be lost sight of. Many have come and gone, but very few have remained as an electorally successful political outfit.

2024: A chance of redemption for the UN?
Dec 18, 2023

2024: A chance of redemption for the UN?

The ambitious Summit of the Future next year offers the UN a rare chance to repurpose itself to salvage its credibility and strengthen its mandate to

A blurring dichotomy: Can the new bill prevent the Maldives’ diplomatic disruptions?  
Feb 15, 2022

A blurring dichotomy: Can the new bill prevent the Maldives’ diplomatic disruptions?  

The new bill reflects the Maldives government’s earnest attempt to protect its foreign policy interests, but it could backfire on the domestic front

Accepting the new normal in the Indo-Pacific contestation
Dec 21, 2022

Accepting the new normal in the Indo-Pacific contestation

With tensions between an aggressive China and an emerging India intensifying, there will be significant changes and challenges in the Indian Ocean and South Asian regions

Adapting cities to climate realities
Mar 02, 2024

Adapting cities to climate realities

Adapting to climate change is no longer optional. Failing to adapt will lead to severe human, economic, and environmental losses.

Adapting to Adversity: The need for psychological resilience in 2021
Dec 22, 2020

Adapting to Adversity: The need for psychological resilience in 2021

Unfortunately, policy advancements in mental health services have been left wanting due to the overwhelming public health burden of a raging pandemic.

Adopting a ‘wait and watch’ approach
Feb 26, 2018

Adopting a ‘wait and watch’ approach

Why India and Iran had modest expectations of President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to New Delhi this month

Adopting the One Health approach
Apr 05, 2024

Adopting the One Health approach

Constitutional provisions for the right to health cannot be realised without integrating frameworks for the health of people and the planet.

Afghanistan 2015: New Delhi's policy options
Dec 12, 2014

Afghanistan 2015: New Delhi's policy options

Delhi must not forget that the tyranny of geography limits India's role in Afghanistan. Delhi is in no position to compete with Rawalpindi in Afghanistan. Nor can it dream of replacing US military power across the Durand Line. For now, Delhi must welcome the current dialogue between Kabul and Rawalpindi.

Afghanistan: The zero option
Jul 19, 2013

Afghanistan: The zero option

The possibility of, and debate about, a 'zero option' for American troop presence, or absence, in Afghanistan post-2014 has surfaced once again. According to The New York Times, the US administration has not ruled out the possibility of a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan come 2014.

Africa: Is a lack of disruption a boon or bane for the future?
Nov 02, 2020

Africa: Is a lack of disruption a boon or bane for the future?

In his Africa engagement, President Trump has mostly opted for continuity, but the current US' zero-sum policy of competing head-to-head with China ha

After SL serial-blasts, Maldives displays cautious optimism
May 22, 2019

After SL serial-blasts, Maldives displays cautious optimism

In the aftermath of the Easter serial-attacks in Sri Lanka, the security forces in Maldives conducted an emergency response exercise, and border secur

Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy
Mar 17, 2021

Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy

Be assertive close to home. But India should not shrink from distant waters, either.

AI replicating same conceptions of gender roles that are being removed in real world
Jun 17, 2017

AI replicating same conceptions of gender roles that are being removed in real world

There is nothing inherently empowering or sexist about technology. It just reflects the values of its creators.

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management
Oct 15, 2018

Ajit Doval's new job description won't change India's national security management

Making the NSA the chairman of the Strategic Policy Group of the National Security Council could be part of an effort to paper over the real problems relating to the dysfunctional defence system.

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth
Oct 13, 2022

Amid geopolitical disruptions and economic slowdowns, India leads global growth

To continue to lead, India must press harder on the reforms pedal, and celebrate the small victories in the ongoing economic world war

An 'India exception' for climate talks
Jan 23, 2015

An 'India exception' for climate talks

If the U.S. partners with India for more efficient industrialisation and supports an "India exception" in global climate talks, it could be the kind of investment that cements ties between these two countries. From the perspective of a stable international order, it would be a big deal; from the perspective of climate talks, it is the only realistic path forward.

An ‘India Exception’ and India-US Partnership on Climate Change
Sep 13, 2023

An ‘India Exception’ and India-US Partnership on Climate Change

The authors propose an 'India exception' in global climate talks as the only realistic pathway to a global climate deal, which could also be a key tool in cementing stronger ties between India and the US, two critical actors in the evolving international order.

Are megacities the best option for the future?
Dec 22, 2020

Are megacities the best option for the future?

While megacities generate mega economy, they hurtle down the hill on almost all benchmarks of livability — a way must reverse this trend.

As PM Modi embarks on historic West Asia tour, the optics are significant
Feb 09, 2018

As PM Modi embarks on historic West Asia tour, the optics are significant

The turn observed by global economics over the past decade has not only put developing economies in Asia at the centre of the global growth story but also reshaped how countries in West Asia approached India.

Australia–India scripting a ‘new chapter’ in bilateral relations
Mar 01, 2022

Australia–India scripting a ‘new chapter’ in bilateral relations

Given the changing geopolitics, both Canberra and New Delhi are keen to move beyond mere rhetoric and build a robust partnership

Ayushman Bharat: Policy, perception and the yet unknown reality
Jun 29, 2019

Ayushman Bharat: Policy, perception and the yet unknown reality

This policy maybe an answer to the challenge of the trade-off between primary care and curative care.

Being optimistic about India
Apr 29, 2022

Being optimistic about India

The Ukrainian crisis has negatively impacted the Indian economy, but the rising global demand and domestic fiscal management could help cushion the bl

Besieged Musharraf Left With Few Options
Aug 24, 2007

Besieged Musharraf Left With Few Options

Pakistan is today dangling between hope and despair, propelled largely by President Pervez Musharraf's inability, and refusal, to gauge public sentiments for free and fair elections in the coming months. Discontentment, once confined to media and courtrooms, has spilled out into the streets, creating a stifling atmosphere of anxiety and doubt across the country. Political, economic and social differences have sharpened in the past eight years. Re

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Transboundary cooperation and adaptive capacity in the Sundarbans
Jun 04, 2019

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Transboundary cooperation and adaptive capacity in the Sundarbans

Sundarbans is facing twin challenges of increased population pressure in the north and rising sea levels in the south, occasionally teamed with cyclones from the Bay of Bengal.

Beyond US withdrawal: India's Afghan options
May 24, 2012

Beyond US withdrawal: India's Afghan options

The key to a stable future in the Subcontinent might lie in producing the long overdue structural change inside Pakistan and with it the definition of its interests in Afghanistan and India. As it grasps at the slim chance of reordering the relationship with Pakistan, India will need all the support it can get from the US.

Bhutan: Lessons in tackling corruption for India?
Aug 21, 2015

Bhutan: Lessons in tackling corruption for India?

A parliamentary delegation from the tiny Himalayan kingdom witnessed the log-jam in Indian Parliament on 10 August. The combined Opposition's Rajya Sabha tirade against the government over allegations of corruption involving ruling BJP's ministers was the main reason for the log-jam in the Indian Parliament.

Biden’s options on Ukraine: Superpower stretched thin
Feb 04, 2022

Biden’s options on Ukraine: Superpower stretched thin

The Biden administration’s inability to compete on two strategic fronts sets it on the back foot

Budget 2023: Banking on India’s optimism for the future
Feb 02, 2023

Budget 2023: Banking on India’s optimism for the future

Geopolitical realignments and deft footwork by our diplomats have put India in a favourable position versus the rest of the world

Centre must step in to end corruption in Kashmir
Mar 09, 2018

Centre must step in to end corruption in Kashmir

Politics of appeasement must be done away with and New Delhi should extend all the anti-corruption laws of India, especially the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, in Jammu and Kashmir.