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Boko Haram Gathers Strength as Nigeria Prepares For Elections

Boko Haram’s resurgence might affect the holding of credible polls in parts of northeast Nigeria in the upcoming February 2019 general elections.

December 11, 2018

Renaissance and Reticence in India’s North-South Connectivity Platform

The distraction of Chabahar’s questionable economic rationale and the embellishment of a centuries-old fascination with Suez alternatives, whilst entirely logical from a Muscovite perspective, must cede priority to New Delhi’s immediate interests in its own strategic backyard

November 30, 2018

Another Capitulation and another Win for the TLYP in Pakistan

The challenge that the TLYP poses to Pakistan’s internal stability is even more dangerous than the threat of terrorism.

November 22, 2018

Revisiting Aadhaar System: Post the Supreme Court Verdict

One understands that long term benefits of Aadhaar actually outweighs many concerns. However, adequate norms need to be laid down from collection to retention of biometric data, in addition to formulating strong data protection and privacy laws.

November 02, 2018

Strategic Petroleum Reserves: Stocking Oil for Rainy Days

A strategic petroleum reserve offers India the leverage to be a serious player in the international oil market, as it will have the option to release supplies when prices spike and recharge the reserve when prices are low.

November 02, 2018

India’s First Step Towards Regulating Drones

The Civilian Aviation Requirements for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, though fairly well drafted, constitute only a stop gap measure for regulating drone operations in the civil sector.

October 31, 2018

Making Private Companies Accountable For Breach of User Private Data

Mega data breaches of user’s private digital data in the last two years has drawn the world’s attention towards protection, safe custody and management of this extremely valuable commodity.

October 24, 2018

Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Relations – the drivers and challenges

While Pakistan clearly seeks to maintain cordial relations with Iran, it is unlikely that it would be willing to incur the displeasure of Saudi Arabia with which it has greater economic and strategic links.

October 24, 2018

Khashoggi Affair Unlikely to Affect US-Saudi Strategic Ties

Two factors explain Washington’s lack of enthusiasm for sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi affair despite domestic and international pressure.

October 23, 2018

The Jamal Khashoggi Affair

Riyadh committed a crime and blunder; its communication strategy, so far, has been an unmitigated disaster. MbS is facing a challenge, to put it mildly.

October 23, 2018

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