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Rising US-Iran Hostilities and Challenges for India

While India is likely to meet the shortfall in its crude oil imports, the Trump administration’s sanctions on Iran have the potential to either seriously damage India’s ties with Iran or hinder the strategic partnership with the United States.

May 24, 2019

US-China Trade War and the High Technology Sector

In this era of complex interdependence, sudden disruptions in supply chains will not only hurt Chinese businesses in the US and elsewhere, but also damage the US economy as well as its reputation as a business destination.

May 22, 2019

Xi's Belt-Road Initiative: Recalibration, Strategic Imperatives

While still in the evolution stage, BRI has the potential to be a game changer in China’s quest to shape a ‘Sino-Centric’ Global Order.

May 22, 2019

Implications of the ISIS ‘province’ in Kashmir

If Baghdadi has possibly moved toward the east, then the proclamation of an Indian branch flashes a note of caution for the security and intelligence agencies.

May 17, 2019

Singapore’s Fake News Act: Lessons for India

By implementing the Protection from Online Falsehood and Manipulation Act (POFMA) 2019, Singapore is demonstrating resolve to fight the growing spread of false news and misinformation campaigns.

May 17, 2019

Moving Beyond the Listing of Masood Azhar

With China now willing to discuss issues of mutual interest with India, a well-structured bilateral dialogue on regional and global terrorism may go a long way in convincing Beijing of the need to put pressure on Islamabad to act against terror

May 16, 2019

Cyber Exercises and the Indian Armed Forces

A cyber exercise – whether CyberEx or its successor – needs to be developed as a platform for practitioners and thinkers to test conceptual and technical skills under near-real-world whole-of-nation scenarios of cyber contingencies.

May 16, 2019

Designating Masood Azhar at the United Nations: More than a Symbolic Diplomatic Victory

The decade-long effort to list Azhar showcases the pragmatism that marks India's multilateral diplomacy and questions the general perception that India's multilateral approach is ambivalent and inconsistent.

May 09, 2019

Fallibility of the Fall Clause

While the purpose of the Fall Clause, a price safety mechanism in rate contracts, is indubitable, some issues concerning its applicability and implications, both for the buyer and the seller, merit a review.

May 08, 2019

IEDs and the Maoist insurgency

Are the Maoists focusing more on IED-based blasts and in the process minimizing their own casualties instead of attempting to win a war of attrition by inflicting tactical and psychological blows to the security forces?

May 07, 2019

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