Great Power Rivalry Reaches Africa

With John Bolton conceding that the US has limited resources to compete with the tens of billions of dollars that China is pouring into Africa, it is not clear how effective America’s new Africa strategy would prove to be in containing China.

January 09, 2019

Turkey Treads a Fine Line in Syria

In the light of Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Ankara has adopted a cautious approach towards the Syrian Kurds and has decided to take Moscow’s concerns into account before making any move in northern Syria.

January 04, 2019

Will the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration solve the crisis?

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration embodies the international community’s collective commitments to promoting cooperation on migration and solve the growing migrant crisis.

January 02, 2019

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

China’s Big Push for Solar Energy

China has managed to establish an edge in solar energy manufacturing and technology, and any shift in its solar policy is likely to affect countries looking to increase their solar energy capacity.

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