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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

Significance of India’s Act East Policy and Engagement with ASEAN

With Prime Minister Modi emphasizing India’s commitment to the early conclusion of a balanced and comprehensive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore in November 2018, India has clearly articulated the importance of trade and investment in enhancing prosperity and security of the Indo-Pacific.

December 04, 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

Bhutan National Assembly Elections 2018: A Mandate for Change?

Voters in Bhutan have shown their political maturity by bringing in a new government, which is an indicator of growing awareness about their rights and their role in holding governments to account.

November 12, 2018

75 Years Later, Are Lessons From the Bari Incident Still Relevant?

While planning and executing kinetic operations, it is essential to look at various facets of force application including the possibilities of accidents or surprise attacks by the adversary.

November 08, 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

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