Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia: Emerging Trends
Angkuran Dey · 22 Feb, 2022 · #5808 · Commentary
In October 2020, as a petition asking for the Thai king to be declared persona non grata in Germany started to gain traction, the Thai government blocked access to the site, Change.org. That same month, the government also asked Internet providers...
South Korean Nuclear Insecurities
Chris Gowe · 22 Feb, 2022 · #5807 · Commentary
domestic public polling has once again drawn attention to the debate over
nuclear armament in South Korea. Survey results released on February 21 by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA)
show that 71 per cent of South Korean ...
Deciphering Chinese Grand Strategy
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 31 Jan, 2022 · #5806 · Commentary · Column
refers to state’s plan of action to achieve its major long-term objectives.
Beijing’s grand strategy relies on a combination of leadership declarations,
policies, economic activities, and military means.
Since its incepti...
Why is the CPI-Maoist Most Violent in Jharkhand?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 31 Jan, 2022 · #5805 · Commentary · Column
Current assessments indicate that the Communist
Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is a poor caricature of its former self and mostly
operating on survival mode. How is the group adjusting to this reality? Is it making
efforts to revive itself?...
Unchecked and Unaffected: North Korea’s Nuclear Capability Marches On
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Jan, 2022 · #5804 · Commentary · Column
The first month of 2022 is not yet over and North
Korea has already conducted four missile test launches of varying ranges and
capabilities. The fireworks appear to have started quite early this year. By contrast, in
2021, Pyongyang’s missile...
East Asia Compass
Between the US and China: Japan’s Layered Balancing Act Under Kishida
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Dec, 2021 · #5803 · Commentary · Column
On 24 December 2021, after
procrastinating for more than a month, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary,
Hirokazu Matsuno finally announced his country’s
decision to not send a government delegation to the Beijing Winter Olympics in
Decadal Trends 2010-2020
India in its Neighbourhood
Ashutosh Nagda · 29 Dec, 2021 · #5802 · Commentary
the neighbourhood is typically a country’s first point of diplomacy. India’s
relationship with its neighbouring countries (NCs)—Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka—has simila...
Decadal Trends 2010-2020
The First Indo-Pacific Decade
Siddharth Anil Nair · 28 Dec, 2021 · #5801 · Commentary
different points over the past decade, capitals and blocs around the world
adopted the ‘Indo-Pacific’ discursively and
in policy; essentially foregoing the older Asia-Pacific framework. The
Indo-Pacific is geographically large—close t...
From Cybercrime to National Security Priority: Biden’s War on Ransomware
Pieter-jan Dockx · 15 Dec, 2021 · #5800 · Commentary
When President Biden took office in January 2021, the
US was in the midst of one of the largest government breaches in its history.
The Russian cyberespionage campaign, known as the SolarWinds hack, was expected
to dominate the new president’...
From Bangladesh to Balakot: The Impact of Nuclear Weapons on India-Pakistan Dynamics
Manpreet Sethi · 14 Dec, 2021 · #5799 · Commentary · Column
Swarnim Vijay Varsh was celebrated throughout 2021 to mark 50 years of India’s
victory against Pakistan in the 1971 war. The three services commemorated their
successes: the Indian Air Force’s achievement of complete air superiority, its ext...