Tracing Strategy in China's Dual-Use Space-Based Systems
Saman Ayesha Kidwai · 20 Mar, 2020 · #5663 · Commentary
For over a decade, Beijing has followed an asymmetric path
to developing its space-based capabilities, targeting the US’s
overwhelming dependence on space-based systems. This has much to do with
the fact that the US used space primarily for m...
China’s Luban Workshops and BRI: Emerging Patterns
Nowmay Opalinski · 20 Mar, 2020 · #5662 · Commentary
seemingly straightforward, China’s creation and utilisation of the ‘Luban
Workshops’ must be understood in conjunction with Beijing’s strategy of
internationalisation of its entire education system.‘Luban Workshops’:
Climate Change: A National Security Threat Multiplier
Yash Vardhan Singh · 17 Mar, 2020 · #5661 · Commentary
Environmental risks arising from climate
change are now considered to be powerful threat multipliers. The World Economic
Forum’s Global Risk Report 2020 identifies five of the top ten global risks as being of an environmental
nature, owing to...
Indian Defence Procurement and the Questionable Value of Staggered Purchases
Siddharth Anil Nair · 17 Mar, 2020 · #5660 · Commentary
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat
has announced that India will employ a 'staggered
purchases' approach to its defence procurement for the foreseeable future.
Staggered purchasing is the procurement of small orders of defence eq...
In Context: Iran’s 2020 Parliamentary Election
Majid Izadpanahi · 15 Mar, 2020 · #5659 · Commentary
Developments that took
place in the run up to Iran’s February 2020 parliamentary elections polls
indicate that not only was this election more significant and different from all
post-1979 polls in the country, but that they also portend long ...
What Role for Taiwan in Act East 2.0?
Ashutosh Nagda · 13 Mar, 2020 · #5658 · Commentary
On 11 January, Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected as president
of Taiwan in a landslide victory, with a continued legislative majority for her
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Tsai and the DPP are expected to further
promote policies that decrease ...
Rehabilitating Surrendered Militants in J&K: Lessons from Past Experiences
Shivangi Seth · 09 Mar, 2020 · #5657 · Commentary
2018, New Delhi directed the then Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Governor, Satya
Pal Malik, to formulate a new surrender and rehabilitation policy for
ex-militants to J&K, a draft of which was floated in 2019. Post the state’s
The Gendered Impact of the NRC in Assam
Akanksha Khullar · 09 Mar, 2020 · #5656 · Commentary
Register of Citizens (NRC) is a mammoth exercise requiring individuals to prove
their Indian citizenship through admissible documentation.
So far, it has been conducted in Assam. The experience has demonstrated inherent
Mineral-Rich, Productivity-Poor?: An Overview of India's Mining Sector
Arun Kumar · 09 Mar, 2020 · #5655 · Commentary
India occupies a significant position in the
production of many minerals across the globe, while for some, there is acute
shortage. There continues to be a huge demand for minerals in view of rapid
urbanisation and the growth in the country's m...
COVID-19 and its Disruption of the Chinese Economy
Kamal Madishetty · 05 Mar, 2020 · #5654 · Commentary
outbreak of COVID-19 that began in the city of Wuhan—a major logistics and
industrial hub—has serious economic implications for China as well as the wider
region. The most significant impact is the disruption to manufacturing s...