IDSA COMMENT

Video Conferencing Apps: A New Playground for Cyber Criminals

With a new found celebrity status among the video conferencing applications, Zoom now faces a massive privacy and security threat as the platform’s default settings are not secure enough.

April 11, 2020

Covid-19 and Bangladesh: Looming Crisis in the Horizon

The Hasina Government is in overdrive to meet the Covid-19 challenge head on, and ensure that this unforeseen threat does not snowball into a major national crisis.

April 09, 2020

COVID-19 Should Qualify as Force Majeure in Defence Contracts

There is a need to act quickly on the issue of force majeure to scotch all speculations about how the MoD is going to deal with the inevitable delay in performance of contracts and instil confidence among the vendors.

April 06, 2020

COVID-19 and Role of Global Mega Corporations

COVID-19 presents a unique opportunity to the global new-age mega corporations to up their game and showcase their innovativeness and resourcefulness.

April 03, 2020

COVID-19 and Cyber Risks

While maintaining cyber hygiene in these disruptive times is indeed a challenge, each organisation should work towards putting in place a tailor-made work-from-home cyber defence strategy.

March 30, 2020

Patterns of Arms Trade

The SIPRI report on the volume of international arms transfers during 2015-19 highlights the strengths of key strategic partnerships such as Russia-India, US-Japan and China-Pakistan, reinforced by arms trade.

March 25, 2020

Iran’s Nuclear Quandary

The European Union-3 and Iran are indeed up against formidable odds to keep the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) alive going forward.

February 21, 2020

Ensuring a Level Playing Field in the Indian Army

The Indian Army is at the cusp of a huge change. It has to concurrently manage the matter of Women Officers as seamlessly as possible. Success in this venture is predicated squarely on the mindsets of the seniors in charge and the WO community

February 19, 2020

Defence Budget 2020-21

The slowdown in economic growth not only seems to have cast its shadow on the allocation of the defence budget for 2020-21 but has also compounded the challenges for the country’s first CDS.

February 12, 2020

Israel’s Laser-based Missile Interception System

The laser-based aerospace defence assets, as and when they are fully developed and deployed, could prove to be a potent deterrent.

February 07, 2020

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