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US-Taliban Peace Talks and the Disquiet

Trump seems to have reconciled himself to the fact that Afghanistan may become an ‘Islamic Emirate of Taliban’ with Sharia Law being imposed with or without the consent of the people.

January 01, 2019

Bangladesh General Elections 2018: What Next for the Opposition

It remains to be seen whether AL in its third term will be able to address the issue of rampant corruption that has deeply permeated the governance structure as well as the issue of free speech that many believe the ICT Act has impaired.

December 31, 2018

Bringing Capacity Building in Cybersecurity to the fore

For a global build-up of cybersecurity, capacity building needs to be given much more importance than it has received till date.

December 26, 2018

Xi Jinping’s Politics and What it Means for India

There is a need to close the perception gap in India’s assessment of the state of Chinese politics, to distinguish between transformation and conflict, and respond accordingly.

December 20, 2018

BIMSTEC: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Collaboration and Cooperation in Cyberspace

The BIMSTEC region offers tremendous opportunities in the field of cyber space. However, the full scope of digital dividend can only be harnessed if the countries of the region are able to get their act together and work as a team at the earliest.

December 18, 2018

Paris Call: Another Missed Call?

Paris Call could be seen as a positive step towards finding a middle path between Western democracies and authoritarian regimes on the issue of cyber governance.

December 18, 2018

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

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