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AI Chips for China Face Additional US Restrictions
Apr 08, 2024

AI Chips for China Face Additional US Restrictions

China has criticized the latest round of new rules by saying that it will “disrupt the international semiconductor market as well as cooperation among enterprises.”

Indian government’s 2G restrictions in Kashmir fail to curb online extremism
May 27, 2020

Indian government’s 2G restrictions in Kashmir fail to curb online extremism

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, extremist groups find workarounds to the digital blockade as ordinary citizens endure restricted access

Internet restrictions to detention of politicians: 5 August continues in Kashmir
May 04, 2020

Internet restrictions to detention of politicians: 5 August continues in Kashmir

Months after 5 August has been a total waste — recruitments for government jobs continue to be on hold, investments from outside have not come and b

Shackling China’s chip industry with new restrictions
Jul 18, 2023

Shackling China’s chip industry with new restrictions

The bans placed by the US would “not stop China permanently”, they were meant to hobble China to enable the US and its allies to stay ahead

A New Framework for a Secure Digital India
May 10, 2023

A New Framework for a Secure Digital India

The rapid pace of digitalisation poses new national security risks for countries like India, a country with over 700 million internet users. The multilayered digital ecosystem comprising of infrastructure, devices and applications is complex, and security threats evolve at a breakneck pace. This makes it difficult for states to develop an effective response to individual or organisational security threats. India therefore has often had to resort

Avoiding catastrophe of a war
Jun 19, 2019

Avoiding catastrophe of a war

Approximately 73 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world finds itself in similar straightened circumstances as the US once again puts into motion steps to curb the rise of another Asian power — China.

China and Europe: Trade, technology and competition
May 22, 2019

China and Europe: Trade, technology and competition

Over the last five years, Brexit, the victory of Donald Trump in the US and the assumption of power by Xi Jinping in China, the seizure of Crimea and the Ukrainian crisis, the South China Sea disputes, and the emerging Iran crisis, have all helped upend the world order. Amidst these crises, the surge of Chinese acquisitions and investments in Europe did not draw much attention. The acrimony, however, between China and the US on trade and industri

China’s Response to ‘De-risking’ Strategy of the West
Nov 07, 2023

China’s Response to ‘De-risking’ Strategy of the West

The annual parliamentary sittings of China’s National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference—usually held at the same time—are important political events, with speeches of leaders at the meetings reflecting the country’s policy trajectory. During the last sessions of both in March 2023, President Xi Jinping noted that western countries led by the United States (US) are seeking to “contain and en

COVID-19 and cooperative federalism in India: So far, so good
Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 and cooperative federalism in India: So far, so good

More states are beginning to relax lockdown restrictions to restore normalcy with preventive measures. How did a country of 1.3 billion, with large sl

Disquiet in the neighbourhood
Dec 01, 2023

Disquiet in the neighbourhood

As Pakistan struggles to prod the Taliban to act on militant groups, its dual policy of supporting extremist groups has come back to haunt it

Hitting the mark on defence exports
Jul 28, 2022

Hitting the mark on defence exports

Even a cursory look at the drivers of Indian defence exports reveals the salience of simplified industrial licensing, easing of export restrictions, and issuance of no-objection certificates

India-Russia trade settlement: A way forward
Aug 08, 2022

India-Russia trade settlement: A way forward

The new arrangement, if adopted, could potentially shield bilateral trade from the restrictions imposed against Russian companies.

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission
Jul 16, 2022

India’s defence budget: The navy and its Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission

The budgetary restrictions on the Indian Navy stifle the indigenisation and innovation process.

Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh elections: Diverging perceptions of India and the US
Oct 04, 2023

Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh elections: Diverging perceptions of India and the US

The return of Jamaat-e-Islami to Bangladesh’s political scene can be seen as a result of the US’s effort to steer democracy but it is likely to af

Japan's new security legislation: Need for domestic consensus
Sep 28, 2015

Japan's new security legislation: Need for domestic consensus

The passing of the security legislation recently has fulfilled at least partly PM Abe's long-drawn quest towards making Japan a normal country. He has always believed that Article 9 of the US authored Japanese constitution, which put severe restrictions on Japan's right to collective self-defence, should be amended.

Japan-S Korea rift worsens
Aug 06, 2019

Japan-S Korea rift worsens

Imposition of wider restrictions on technology exports to the other

Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge
Jul 16, 2020

Kashmir After Article 370: India’s Diplomatic Challenge

The abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019 provoked intense diplomatic response from the international community. For the most part, India received widespread support for its decision. At the same time, however, there have been criticisms of the restrictions imposed in the region on communication and civil liberties. China and Pakistan, in particular, reacted with hostility and attempted to

Kashmir: The situation is abnormally ‘normal’
Sep 17, 2019

Kashmir: The situation is abnormally ‘normal’

The death of yet another expectation will only increase the hurt and anger.

New Taliban, same old misogynistic policies
Jan 08, 2023

New Taliban, same old misogynistic policies

The Taliban are reverting to their old habits as restrictions on women continue to escalate

Pakistan: Budgeting for a bankrupt economy, broken polity
Jun 08, 2023

Pakistan: Budgeting for a bankrupt economy, broken polity

The budget will be passed under what are probably the most difficult and trying circumstances in Pakistan's history

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment
Jun 21, 2023

Political repercussions of Trump’s indictment

Would the recent indictment of Donald Trump impact his re-election prospects?

Restoration of 4G no favour to J&K; People demand reparations
Feb 08, 2021

Restoration of 4G no favour to J&K; People demand reparations

After 550 days of restrictions, 4G has been restored in Jammu and Kashmir — now at par with rest of the country.

Rise of Microblogs in China – A Challenge and an Opportunity
Apr 14, 2023

Rise of Microblogs in China – A Challenge and an Opportunity

“The more the number of people, the stronger we are” Mao Zedong In recent years microblogs have emerged as a serious challenge for the Chinese government as they have become an effective means for common citizens to voice their opinions. With more and more citizens joining this new and still emerging media, the Chinese State is doing all it can to curtail freedom of expression. Although the government is trying to have absolute control over

Section 66A: The challenge of giving up some freedoms to preserve others remains
Mar 30, 2015

Section 66A: The challenge of giving up some freedoms to preserve others remains

For whatever reason, it seems that Parliament never seriously debated the IT Act and Section 66A now struck down by the Supreme Court. Perhaps all parties wanted the restrictions of Section 66A to be around. It is believed that only three Lok Sabha MPs opposed 66A, the remaining 540 did not.

The Economic Rationale for India to Maintain Ties with Sanctions-Afflicted Russia
Dec 18, 2023

The Economic Rationale for India to Maintain Ties with Sanctions-Afflicted Russia

Russia is now the world’s most heavily sanctioned country, with unprecedented punitive action targeting its energy exports, central bank, and other sectors. Given Russia’s economic resilience amid such economic restrictions and India’s dependence on Russia for its defence and energy requirements, this issue brief highlights the economic rationale for New Delhi to maintain existing trade ties with Moscow despite continued geopolitical pressu

The foreign policy dimension of the US presidential election
Sep 29, 2020

The foreign policy dimension of the US presidential election

Whoever wins the November election, the structural constraints that affect US foreign policy behaviour will remain. China will remain a key rival, rel

The slowdown in renewable capacity addition in India: Secular trend or cyclical flux?
May 09, 2024

The slowdown in renewable capacity addition in India: Secular trend or cyclical flux?

Recent headlines show India's renewable energy, especially solar, is slowing despite optimism. The government's coal focus hints at a shift.

The state of India's pulses sector
Dec 08, 2016

The state of India's pulses sector

Pulses are the cheapest source of protein for Indians – and thus a favoured food item nationwide. The Indian pulses sector, however, faces numerous challenges. Scrutiny of the sector increased sharply after price fluctuations in 2015-16 and the increase in import of pulses. Government interventions, as part of the anticipated supply response to the shortfall in availability of pulses, did not entirely mitigate the problem. The sector stands at

Tobacco control in India and China: A comparative perspective
May 30, 2024

Tobacco control in India and China: A comparative perspective

As the two most populous countries with high tobacco consumption rates, India and China have undertaken tobacco control efforts to curtail the rise of

Unified Payment Interface: Towards Greater Cyber Sovereignty
May 23, 2023

Unified Payment Interface: Towards Greater Cyber Sovereignty

On 1 July 2020, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India celebrated #5YearsOfDigitalIndia. Given the recent call by the prime minister for Atmanirbhar Bharat (‘self-reliant India’) the IT minister found the occasion apt for trumpeting a crowning jewel of Digital India—the Unified Payment Interface that was launched almost four years ago. This indigenous innovation has prepared India for both the restrictions o

Unlocking in the face of a rampaging pandemic
Sep 07, 2020

Unlocking in the face of a rampaging pandemic

With economic compulsions forcing governments to ease lockdown restrictions, the pandemic seems set to run its course in the country

Unravelling fiscal stress
Apr 03, 2021

Unravelling fiscal stress

Turning on a light switch and flooding a dark room with light instantly is apt for describing what happens once health security–related lockdowns an

US-China: Storm before the calm?
Jun 12, 2019

US-China: Storm before the calm?

Investment restrictions and import tariffs cannot by themselves stop China’s technology juggernaut.

Weak WTO and an uncertain global trade order
Sep 05, 2022

Weak WTO and an uncertain global trade order

Due to unilateral tariff imposition and other pre-pandemic trade restrictions that undermined the multilateral trade order, the focus has now shifted

WTO and its role in reducing the economic shock of the pandemic
Feb 11, 2021

WTO and its role in reducing the economic shock of the pandemic

The WTO has served as ‘constructed focal point’ during the pandemic by helping countries coordinate their policy responses.

उपद्रवी महामारी के दौर में खुलती पाबंदियां
Sep 23, 2020

उपद्रवी महामारी के दौर में खुलती पाबंदियां

आर्थिक मज़बूरी के कारण जहां सरकारें लॉकडाउन की पाबंदियों

चीनला एआय चिप्सचा पुरवठा करण्यावर अमेरिकेचे अतिरिक्त निर्बंध
Apr 24, 2024

चीनला एआय चिप्सचा पुरवठा करण्यावर अमेरिकेचे अतिरिक्त निर्बंध

‘नव्या नियमांच्या अलीकडच्या फेरीवर टीका करत, हे नियम आंतरराष्ट्रीय सेमीकंडक्टर बाजारपेठेतील तसेच उद्योगांमधील सहकार्यात व्यत्यय आणतील,’ असे चीनने म्हटले आहे.

नवीन निर्बंध लागू करत चीनच्या चिप उद्योगाला चाप
Oct 20, 2023

नवीन निर्बंध लागू करत चीनच्या चिप उद्योगाला चाप

अमेरिकेने घातलेल्या बंदीमुळे “चीनला कायमचे थांबवता येणार नाही”, अमेरिका आणि त्याच्या मित्र राष्ट्रांची आगेकूच कायम राहावी, म्हणून त्यांना चीनला रोखायचे होते.

नैसर्गिक वायूला पर्याय द्रवीकृत पेट्रोलियम वायूचा
Oct 28, 2023

नैसर्गिक वायूला पर्याय द्रवीकृत पेट्रोलियम वायूचा

मॉड्युलर पॅकेजिंग व वाहतुकीसाठी योग्य आदी वैशिष्ट्यांमुळे तुलनेने स्वच्छ, पर्यायी इंधन म्हणून एलपीजीच्या औद्योगिक वापराला प्रोत्साहन दिले, तर देशाची आर्थिक व पर्यावर�

भारत आणि चीनमधील तंबाखू नियंत्रणः तुलनात्मक विश्लेषण
Jun 15, 2024

भारत आणि चीनमधील तंबाखू नियंत्रणः तुलनात्मक विश्लेषण

जगातील दोन सर्वाधिक लोकसंख्या असलेले देश म्हणून, भारत आण

‘कोविड-19 का टीका कितना प्रभावी होगा, ये सीधे तौर पर हमारे खान-पान पर निर्भर करता है’
Mar 08, 2021

‘कोविड-19 का टीका कितना प्रभावी होगा, ये सीधे तौर पर हमारे खान-पान पर निर्भर करता है’

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