2010-2020: Decadal Trends
India’s Internal Security: A Fog of Triumph?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 28 Jan, 2021 · #5752 · Commentary
Official data on each of India’s
internal conflict theatres for the past successive years have continued to
portray progress towards peace and stability. Guns are falling silent across
conflict theatres and the death count has reduced drastic...
Why a Digital Geneva Convention on Cyberwarfare Won’t Materialise
Pieter-jan Dockx · 25 Jan, 2021 · #5751 · Commentary
December 2020, it was reported that the digital systems of US government
agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security had been infiltrated by
alleged Kremlin-backed hackers. While the full extent of the damage is yet to
The Limits to Sino-Russian Cooperation
Mahima Duggal · 06 Jan, 2021 · #5750 · Commentary
ties initially seem a pragmatic alignment of partners. However, several
structural barriers—an asymmetric economic-security calculus,
persisting investment challenges, and significant geopolitical deviations—limit
COVID-19 Mauled 2020—A Nuclear Disaster Would End Time
Manpreet Sethi · 31 Dec, 2020 · #5749 · Commentary · Column
started on a grim note, with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists deciding
in January to move the minute hand on its clock to 100 seconds to midnight.
This was a reminder of the high level of risk that humanity faced from nuclear
East Asia Compass
Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 28 Dec, 2020 · #5748 · Commentary · Column
China’s disruptive behaviour
through 2020 has increasingly led the international community to become more
vocal about the difficulty of coexisting with a Beijing that is “assertive,”
“irresponsible,’’ and “opaque.” This sentimen...
India: The Economic Fallout of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women
Akanksha Khullar · 18 Dec, 2020 · #5747 · Commentary
The COVID-19 pandemic
induced restrictions has plunged the Indian economy into a severe
downturn with disruptions to markets and supply chains, closure of
businesses, limited travel facilities, and constricted international trade. This
In Context: India’s Renewed IOR Outreach
Dr. Sripathi Narayanan · 17 Dec, 2020 · #5746 · Commentary
The simultaneous November 2020 visits by India’s
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishakar and National Security Advisor
(NSA) Ajit Doval to island-states in the
Indian Ocean Region (IOR) took place in the backdrop of the recently-conclu...
China and the Geopolitical Impact of COVID-19
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 09 Dec, 2020 · #5745 · Commentary · Column
dazzling growth story has been rudely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and
the consequent chaos it has brought down on global economic systems.
Ironically, in the past, its growth trajectory was able to brush aside the fallout
Bangladesh Boosts Bay of Bengal Blue Economy
Vijay Sakhuja · 01 Dec, 2020 · #5744 · Commentary · Column
The stage is set for the development of
sea Matarbari Port Development Project (MPDP) in Bangladesh. The Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide
US$ 25.4 million in financial assistance for the project and ...
East Asia Compass
RCEP: An Indian Miscalculation?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Nov, 2020 · #5743 · Commentary · Column
conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) between
China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and 10 Southeast Asian
countries is an important development in the Indo-Pacific’s economic