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No (Wo)Man’s Land: Breaking the gender barrier in the security space
Mar 08, 2021

No (Wo)Man’s Land: Breaking the gender barrier in the security space

Even today, young women scholars do not receive sufficient encouragement to enter the field.

No easy solutions to cyber security concerns: Karsten Geier
Oct 12, 2016

No easy solutions to cyber security concerns: Karsten Geier

Karsten Geier, head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff at the German Federal Foreign Office's interview on CyFy 2016

Non-traditional security in the Bay of Bengal
Dec 13, 2021

Non-traditional security in the Bay of Bengal

Natural and man-made disasters continue to plague the Indo-Pacific region; therefore, greater attention should be paid in addressing these problem are

NSA calls for UN Convention against Terrorism at Munich Security Conference
Oct 21, 2014

NSA calls for UN Convention against Terrorism at Munich Security Conference

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Delhi, NSA A.K. Doval said there is a need for collective response by countries to tackle terrorism as it will be very difficult for countries individually to fight terror effectively. He called for a Comprehensive United Nations Convention against Terrorism.

Nuclear bomb not the ultimate answer to national security: Mani Shankar Aiyar
Jun 07, 2011

Nuclear bomb not the ultimate answer to national security: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Senator Douglas Roche has urged the India to lead the movement for disarmament of nuclear weapons, saying India under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh was serious about nuclear disarmament.

Nuclear insecurity: How can we tame the proliferators?
Apr 22, 2021

Nuclear insecurity: How can we tame the proliferators?

As long as there are diverging interests, the larger goal of nuclear non-proliferation will struggle to be promoted.

Nuclear Security in India: Mapping the Threat Scenario
Sep 23, 2014

Nuclear Security in India: Mapping the Threat Scenario

This Issue Brief analyses the possible nuclear and radiological threats that India could face. It also examines the various ways in which these threats could occur and the likely actors inclined to carry them out.

Nuclear Security: India and the NTI Ranking
Aug 23, 2023

Nuclear Security: India and the NTI Ranking

In light of the 2014 NTI Index which ranks India 23rd out of 25 countries with weapons-usable nuclear materials, this issue brief highlights problem areas in the Index and proposes suggestions for improving the Indian nuclear security regime.

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa
Jun 18, 2019

Nutrition Garden: A sustainable model to improve food diversity and security in Africa

Kitchen gardens can help strengthen food security and improve income generation and livelihoods.

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity
Jun 06, 2020

Nutrition Gardens: A Sustainable Model for Food Security and Diversity

India may be the world’s second largest producer of food, but it has its second largest undernourished population. Further, more than half of women in India suffer from anaemia, which is one of the reasons for the high rate of low-birth weight babies. An unbalanced diet and lack of food is directly linked to high rates of stunting, excessive weight, and death in children under five years of age. The Government of India has implemented programme

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?
Jun 15, 2019

Nutritional security and efficient markets necessary for NFSA’s success?

The success of the NFSA depends on the inclusion of non-food grain and nutrient rich commodities, and provision of market mechanisms.

On climate, connectivity, maritime security, India is reshaping the world order
Oct 05, 2019

On climate, connectivity, maritime security, India is reshaping the world order

Delhi’s positions on these issues reflect its world view. But domestic economic and political challenges remain.

On Managing Internal Security in Border States
Sep 27, 2004

On Managing Internal Security in Border States

Kautilya said that the worst enemy is the enemy within. In Arthshastra, he stated, ¿Arrows may not kill a soldier but skillful intrigue can kill even those in the womb.¿

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India
Aug 17, 2023

Optimising Urban Agriculture: A Pathway to Food Security in India

As global and urban populations continue to grow, and climate change threatens food security, it is imperative that cities—often the largest food consumers—contribute to its production through urban agriculture. Urban agriculture comprises food and non-food products grown for self-consumption or sale. Entrepreneurs, non-governmental organisations, and citizens worldwide are adopting new technologies to optimise production amid space c

Orbits to objectives: Aligning space security strategy with military CONOPs
Jan 05, 2024

Orbits to objectives: Aligning space security strategy with military CONOPs

India's venture into space security, intertwined with defence readiness, necessitates a comprehensive and well-structured national strategy

Outer space and international security
Dec 28, 2019

Outer space and international security

The realm of space is “fluid, contested and driven by politics.”

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A policy rooted in delusions and wishful thinking
Jan 21, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A policy rooted in delusions and wishful thinking

Would the new NSP bring about much-required reform in Pakistan or will it just double down on its past rhetoric?

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn? (Part 2)
Jan 23, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn? (Part 2)

In the second of a two-part series, the NSP’s promises on the economy, security, India and terrorism are dissected through a critical lens

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn?
Jan 22, 2022

Pakistan’s National Security Policy: A yay or a yawn?

In the first of a two-part series, the NSP’s promises on the economy, security, India and terrorism are dissected through a critical lens

Post-Quantum Cryptography: The lynchpin of future cybersecurity
Dec 04, 2023

Post-Quantum Cryptography: The lynchpin of future cybersecurity

With the number of data breaches multiplying rapidly over the years, India must ensure the timely migration to PQC algorithms across all sectors, part

Poverty, Criminality, Extremism: The Interrelated Sources of Insecurity in Maldives
Aug 16, 2023

Poverty, Criminality, Extremism: The Interrelated Sources of Insecurity in Maldives

Maldives, or the Maldive islands in the north-central Indian Ocean, is widely regarded as a paradise by holiday-seekers from across the world. Yet, its own people are beset by severe issues of insecurity. This brief investigates the various threats to security in the island nation, primary of which is the massive income inequality. It outlines a political and religious history of the nation, and explores their influence in the current sta

Preserving National Security, the Xi Jinping Way
Aug 11, 2023

Preserving National Security, the Xi Jinping Way

China's assessment of its threat environment has evolved under President Xi Jinping, who underscores the imperative of bolstering traditional and non-traditional security. The Chinese Communist Party believes that inimical forces will attempt to overthrow it by penetrating the ideological sphere. Additionally, following the tumultuous presidential succession in the US in 2021, China has sought to cast doubts on the virtues of democracy, and is le

Privacy and security risks of digital payments
May 09, 2017

Privacy and security risks of digital payments

Digital financial services have benefits but pose privacy risks that harm consumers, merchants, markets, and nations alike. Some payments systems in India suffer from vulnerabilities because they were not prospectively designed on the basis of the ‘privacy by design’ principle. At the back-end, the centralised storage of data is risky. At the front-end, faulty capture devices enable data misuse. Across the middle mile, data is transmitted wit

Privatisation of security can derail US-led stabilisation of Afghanistan  
Aug 22, 2017

Privatisation of security can derail US-led stabilisation of Afghanistan  

Using embedded PMC personnel would hinder the development of cohesive Afghan security forces, which can both deter terrorists and sensitively respond

QUAD 3.0: A security-oriented reincarnation?
Jun 08, 2023

QUAD 3.0: A security-oriented reincarnation?

As the Indo-Pacific region becomes more contested, the QUAD will have to work together to expand its scope of diplomacy, influence, and security

Quad Vadis? A Risk Assessment of the Quad’s Emerging Cybersecurity Partnership
Aug 17, 2023

Quad Vadis? A Risk Assessment of the Quad’s Emerging Cybersecurity Partnership

The Quad’s growing effort to shape international norms and rules in the Indo-Pacific is taking place in an environment fraught with multiple challenges. China’s assertive rise as well as internal differences within the group pose significant risks to the plurilateral platform’s mission of creating a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific. Focusing on the Quad’s cybersecurity cooperation, this brief examines the various internal and e

Quad, India, and the development-linked cooperative security in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 16, 2021

Quad, India, and the development-linked cooperative security in the Indo-Pacific

Multidimensional development-linked cooperation, as initiated by Quad, should be seen by countries in the region as an enabler to harmonise domestic s

Questions about the security of Aadhar project's biometric database
Apr 14, 2014

Questions about the security of Aadhar project's biometric database

The Aadhar project remains complex - a herculean task. The UK government shelved its identity card project because it was untested and the technology not secure, and because of the risks to the safety and security of citizens. With India in the midst of an election, it remains to be seen what will happen when a new government is formed,

Radiological Security in India: Policies and Challenges
Jun 30, 2020

Radiological Security in India: Policies and Challenges

Radiological sources are used extensively in civilian sectors including for medical, industrial, agricultural and research purposes.  While the positive benefits are well-recognised, concerns about terrorists using these materials to develop a “dirty bomb” are also well-known.  Because of the extensive use of radiological materials in the civilian sector, these are easily accessible. The absence of an overarching regime covering radioactive

Rafale: The deal is kosher, politics over it is not. The price we are paying is national security
Mar 05, 2019

Rafale: The deal is kosher, politics over it is not. The price we are paying is national security

The political ambitions of a few could potentially derail the Indian defence purchase mechanism for a long time to come. This will delight our nation's adversaries.

Re-negotiating the Iran nuclear deal and trajectory of security in West Asia
Dec 07, 2021

Re-negotiating the Iran nuclear deal and trajectory of security in West Asia

As the two key players have returned to the negotiating table, it seems that it has become even more difficult for them to see eye to eye

Reaching beyond silos: Linking maritime governance with maritime security
Jan 14, 2022

Reaching beyond silos: Linking maritime governance with maritime security

Coupling maritime security with broader maritime governance will aid in advancing global cooperation in the maritime space

Reading Hamas from an Indian security vantage point
Oct 19, 2023

Reading Hamas from an Indian security vantage point

Despite Hamas’s elevation in the scale of global terrorism, India’s reasons for banning this group are much more complex