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“China Plus One”: Supply Chain Resilience Initiative and Beijing in Indo-Pacific

The drawbacks of over-reliance on China as a single manufacturing source has led to several countries adopting “China Plus One” strategy to diversify global supply chain networks. Whether the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative by India, Japan and Australia can assist in partial decoupling from China is yet to be seen.

July 26, 2021

The Dark Web and Regulatory Challenges

The dark web has turned into a hot bed of illegal transactions, posing a threat to the cyberspace across multiple dimensions.

July 23, 2021

Who is Responsible for Defence of India?

Defence of India is a multi-dimensional responsibility involving coordination with not only organisations within MoD, but also several external departments and agencies. Irrespective of whether the subject of defence of India is assigned to DoD or DMA, it is the defence minister who is responsible for the subjects allocated to the ministry.

July 22, 2021

Prime Minister’s Outreach to Political Leaders of Jammu and Kashmir

Taking positive measures to address the core issues of misgovernance and corruption and ensuring fair and rightful distribution of resources will help in the revival of the political process in Jammu and Kashmir.

July 22, 2021

WTO TRIPS Waiver and COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

The vaccine inequity is not only morally indefensible but clinically counter-productive. Allowing most of the world’s population to go unvaccinated will only spawn new virus mutations. Preventing this humanitarian catastrophe requires removing barriers – such as TRIPS – to vaccine production and its equitable distribution.

July 12, 2021

Israeli Foreign Minister’s Visit to UAE: Taking Abraham Accords Forward

Israel and UAE have laid a strong foundation for their relationship by signing the Abraham Accords. While both are prioritising economic cooperation and exploring opportunities in other key sectors, how they build convergences over complex regional issues remains to be seen.

July 12, 2021

What Should Define Integration of Armed Forces?

Unless the armed forces and the security establishment take a singular approach to warfighting, which includes evolving a singular concept of warfighting, identifying threats and challenges, and medium and long-term capability development goals, differences that make headlines will continue to recur time and again.

July 12, 2021

Indigenisation – In Need of Policy Framework

There is a need to formulate a composite policy that focuses on indigenisation in high priority technology areas, shedding the notion that it must necessarily result in savings. A more modest and focussed mission-mode approach to indigenisation can produce better results.

July 09, 2021


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Webinar on “30 Years Later: Indian Peace Keeping Force 1987-90”

Chair: Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy, Director General, MP-IDSA
May 27, 2020

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