• Strategic Space
    International Solidarity for Nuclear Security: Lessons from a Pandemic

    Manpreet Sethi    ·   27 Apr, 2020    ·    #5680    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    In his September 2019 UN General Assembly speech, President Trump said, “The future does not belong to globalists… the future belongs to sovereign and individual nations who protect their citizens…” Less than six months later, the pres...
  • COVID-19: A Gendered Reading of a Pandemic
    Akanksha Khullar    ·   21 Apr, 2020    ·    #5679    ·    Commentary    
    The gender-disaggregated data available so far for COVID-19 demonstrates an almost equal number of confirmed cases between men and women. However, mortality rates are higher among men (2.8 per cent) than women (1.7 per cent). Purely from the ...
  • Who Manages What?: COVID-19 and the Centre-State Division of Responsibilities
    N Manoharan    ·   16 Apr, 2020    ·    #5678    ·    Commentary    
    Who is responsible for COVID-19 management in India? The centre, the states, or both?Going by the division of powers as per the Constitution, Schedule 7, Entry 6, “Public health and sanitation; hospitals and dispensaries” fall within the d...
  • Exploring the Potential of an India-Japan Naval Treaty
    Siddharth Anil Nair    ·   15 Apr, 2020    ·    #5676    ·    Commentary    
    For decades, Japan’s military capability has been restrained by Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution. However, the introduction of two documents—the Guidelines for US-Japan Defence Cooperation (2015) (henceforth, the “Guidelines”), a...
  • Phase-II of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Dim Prospects
    Nowmay Opalinski    ·   15 Apr, 2020    ·    #5675    ·    Commentary    
    As the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)—which is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—enters its second phase, Pakistan’s new Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are now at the forefront of the Sino-Pakistani industrial cooper...
  • The Relevance of Aslam Farooqui’s Arrest
    Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy    ·   06 Apr, 2020    ·    #5674    ·    Commentary    
    On 4 April, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) announced that Aslam Farooqui, the chief of the Islamic State ‘Khorasan Province’ (ISKP) had been arrested in Kandahar, Afghanistan, along with 19 others, including two key ...
  • India: Supply Chains During a Health Crisis
    Shoumitro Chatterjee    ·   02 Apr, 2020    ·    #5673    ·    Commentary    
    One silver lining for India during the current pandemic is that there is no aggregate food shortage in the near-term. The stocks of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) are almost three times the buffer stock. Therefore, although India does not ...
  • COVID-19 and Left Wing Extremism in India: Emerging Concerns
    Rajat Kumar Kujur    ·   31 Mar, 2020    ·    #5672    ·    Commentary    
    Left wing extremism (LWE) is known to be India’s biggest internal security threat. LWE conflict zones are home to a variety of actors, such as the local civilian population, security and administrative personnel, Communist Party of India-Maois...
  • Red Affairs
    Maoist Attack in Chhattisgarh: The Devil is in the Details

    Bibhu Prasad Routray    ·   31 Mar, 2020    ·    #5671    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    In the evening of 22 March, 17 security personnel were killed in an attack carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. 14 more personnel were injured, two of them, critically. In the midst...
  • East Asia Compass
    Responding to a Pandemic: Lessons from South Korea

    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra    ·   31 Mar, 2020    ·    #5670    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    The COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed large parts of the world, and while unprecedented attempts have been made by several countries to mitigate the threat it poses to their populations, it has been nearly impossible to control the spread. The UK ...