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Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview
Feb 15, 2024

Chinese Global Exchange Diplomacy and Influence Operations: An Overview

Since the onset of the twenty-first century, China has employed various instruments of exchange diplomacy to overcome its historical 'century of humiliation’ and realise its 'Middle Kingdom’ dream. Riding on the platform of the Belt and Road Initiative, China has leveraged its strong economy and large human resources through tourism, education, and sister-city arrangements to strengthen people-to-people contact between its citizens, diaspora,

Future-proofing the digital rupee
Dec 13, 2023

Future-proofing the digital rupee

The CBDC landscape is new and swiftly evolving. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor not only technological advancements but also regulatory developmen

Healthcare (still) is a rich man's game in 2024: Navigating global trends
Dec 16, 2023

Healthcare (still) is a rich man's game in 2024: Navigating global trends

Throughout history, healthcare has often been a privilege of the affluent, a trend that continues into 2024 despite technological advancements

India’s cyber diplomacy comes of age
Aug 14, 2023

India’s cyber diplomacy comes of age

As the bridge between the Global North and South, India has demonstrated that building cyber resilience will yield great dividends and contribute to c

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain
Aug 20, 2023

Preventing proliferation: Tracking Uranium on the blockchain

Advances in technology, the shifting sands of the global nuclear energy market, and the extant standards and practices surrounding the monitoring of radioactive materials raise important questions about the future of nuclear security. Technological advancements have enabled the retrieval of radioactive materials from unconventional sources and made fuel fabrication easier. The emergence of new players in the nuclear energy market also flags conce

Reevaluating Bioweapons Amid Global Political Fragility
Jan 04, 2023

Reevaluating Bioweapons Amid Global Political Fragility

Unstable political systems, ineffectual international organisations, and unprecedented technological advancements have created a global environment that can enable the development and deployment of bioweapons. New-age bioweapons could be used for more than just as weapons of mass destruction. This necessitates a new approach to mitigate risks by staying apace with technological development. India must take a leadership position at the Biological

The state of surveillance in India: National security at the cost of privacy?
Feb 17, 2022

The state of surveillance in India: National security at the cost of privacy?

As India makes rapid technological advancements, should it rethink its regulatory framework governing surveillance?

Utilising blockchain for cross-border payments: Implications for India
Aug 20, 2023

Utilising blockchain for cross-border payments: Implications for India

Cross-border payment is one part of the banking sector that has yet to benefit from recent progress in digitalisation. Most international transactions are still processed using a 600-year-old correspondent banking system devised by the Medici.[1] However, this system of manual entry of transactions is not a scalable solution for the burgeoning digital payments space. While this may seem like an issue for institutions, a huge segment of the popul