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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

India-Russia Summit: Reading Between the Lines

The 19th bilateral summit has left a mixed feeling about the current state of the Indo-Russian relationship and its future prospects.

October 18, 2018

Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees: An Aberration on India’s Humanitarian Legacy

To force all Rohingyas to return on the grounds of “threat to security” is against India’s humanitarian heritage. The government and its agencies are capable of sifting out Rohingya elements who might actually have links to terror organisations from the rest of the group.

October 16, 2018

Decoding the Expansion Plans of the United States Air Force

How different will the USAF look after the proposed restructuring with 74 additional squadrons? Will there be a trade-off between quality and quantity?

September 28, 2018

Issues in Defence Costing

It is important to pay greater attention to the system of costing followed by the MoD given that costing errors could result in the sanctioning of an unaffordable procurement programme, contract being awarded at a higher price, cost and time overruns, and default on contractual commitments.

September 27, 2018

Nepal-China Transit Agreement: An Evaluation

Nepal’s quest for an alternate transit country with a view to reducing its dependence on India succeeded with the finalisation of the text for the Protocol of Transit Transport Agreement with China on September 7, 2018.

September 27, 2018

CAATSA Sanctions and India

While 11 of the 12 prescribed sanctions will have little or no effect on India-Russia defence relations, the twelfth, unless waived, has the potential to completely derail the India-US Defence and Strategic Partnership.

September 26, 2018

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