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The future of war in South Asia: Innovation, technology and organisation

As the report recounts, the face of warfare is changing with the rapidly evolving development of advanced war fighting technologies.
Published on Oct 22, 2021 10:33 PM IST

AUKUS and Kunming-172: An Alert for Indonesia

US President Joe Biden participated in a virtual press conference on national security with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 09:36 PM IST

Quad embraces Asean spirit of cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison pose before the Quad summit, in Washington DC. (ANI)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 03:38 PM IST

Neighbourhood’s first responder: India’s approach to humanitarian assistance

India’s leading role thus paradoxically also exposed the absence of effective regional mechanisms for disaster relief in South Asia.
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 07:06 PM IST

Devising an Indian policy on Sanctions for Pakistan

On-going violence in Afghanistan has raised demands to sanction Pakistan for its support of the Afghan Taliban. Countries, which want a stable Afghanistan and believe in human values, must consider the option of such sanctions targeted at the Pakistani military.
Published on Sep 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST

ASEAN’s Lilliputian progress in Myanmar

In this April 22, 2021, file photo, flags of some of the ASEAN member countries fly at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 05:36 PM IST

China’s post-Covid-19 path to normalcy: Parallels for India

Public sector enterprises, whose finances are more resilient, comprise a greater portion of industry in China.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 03:51 PM IST

Singapore’s diplomacy outreach on the US-China rivalry

Though much below that of the US, China’s defence budget is already more than three times that of India’s.
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 11:40 AM IST

Interpreting the US’s China Military Power Report 2020

While the Report provides the most authoritative inputs on the China’s military and security developments, few caveats are in order.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 10:28 PM IST

Clash of narratives: The US-China Propaganda war amid the global pandemic

Under President Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP0)’s United Front Work Department (UFWD) has been tasked with using the political propaganda activities to further Chinese strategic, economic, and political interests.
Published on Sep 02, 2021 03:29 PM IST

China’s global internet ambitions: Finding roots in ASEAN

By 2017, China was home to more than 731 million Internet users, already the largest internet population in the world, and with millions more having followed since. (AFP)
Published on Aug 28, 2021 03:38 PM IST

15th Finance Commission: Design principles & fiscal transfers

Chairman of 15th Finance Commission NK Singh submits the report of the panel to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 06:59 PM IST

Tracing the informal: Analysing labour legislation in China

Informality has become the defining feature of urban employment in China since the implementation of economic reforms.
Published on Aug 18, 2021 01:53 PM IST

Indian Ocean: The maritime links of India-Malaysia

The Indian Ocean is characterised by uniformly warm and stable rainfall patterns.
Published on Aug 18, 2021 01:29 PM IST

Linking land borders: India’s integrated check posts

The Integrated Check Posts are an ambitious model for improving border management infrastructure.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 03:06 PM IST

Building Indian narratives and battling new militancy in Kashmir

The security forces on patrol in Kashmir.
Published on Aug 08, 2021 12:36 PM IST

India calibrates its South China Sea approach

China has maintained its presence in the South China Sea throughout the virus outbreak. The South China Sea is particularly contentious because China's smaller neighbours also have competing claims.
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 05:24 PM IST

India-SCO: New platform, common ground

External affairs minister S Jaishankar went to Tajikistan earlier this month for council of foreign ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Published on Jul 31, 2021 02:32 PM IST

Recommendations for India-US development cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

The success of India-US defence cooperation offers lessons for bolstering bilateral development cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
Published on Jul 31, 2021 01:52 PM IST

India’s cyber security: India needs defensive cyber capabilities

India has been taking steps, such as creating agencies, developing doctrines and pursuing diplomatic collaborations with like-minded strategic partners, to ensure that deficiencies in the cyber security domain could be addressed.
Published on Jul 27, 2021 01:26 PM IST

The dynamics of vaccine diplomacy in India’s neighbourhood

India either sold or granted a total of 19,542,000 vaccine doses to neighbouring countries.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 03:48 PM IST

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

All countries have suffered a sharp deterioration in employment and national income.
Published on Jul 21, 2021 02:23 PM IST

Friendships, reciprocity, and diplomacy in the time of Covid-19

Indonesia had sent around 3,400 oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India in May.
Published on Jul 21, 2021 12:05 PM IST

China’s expanding influence in the UN system

China is in a dominant position in several critical multilateral bodies, in both personnel and funding and expanding influence in the UN, its related bodies, and influential non-UN multilateral bodies.
Published on Jul 20, 2021 07:26 PM IST
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