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  • Paris Exposes the Limitations of the West’s Approach to Counter Terrorism

    Paris Exposes the Limitations of the West’s Approach to Counter Terrorism

    Against the backdrop of the Paris attacks, there is a need to introspect about the effectiveness of the approaches adopted by major states to counter terrorism.

    November 18, 2015

    Project Loon: Internet via Stratosphere

    There is a need for India to participate in Project Loon to increase its ‘internet footprint’. The project perfectly fits into the scheme of ‘Digital India’. It could also lead to surge in India’s interest in near-space technologies.

    November 09, 2015

    The ‘Road’ to Success for the “Silk Road Initiative” is via Aerospace

    The ‘Road’ to Success for the “Silk Road Initiative” is via Aerospace

    For China, the Belt and Road initiative is a long-term strategy designed for it to assume a bigger role in global affairs through the business route. Various aerial and space-based platforms will play an important in making this strategy successful.

    October 21, 2015

    Hacking + Securities Fraud = New Face of Insider Trading

    Hacking + Securities Fraud = New Face of Insider Trading

    Hacker groups have turned their attention to stock markets not just to disrupt operations but also to trade and make financial gains.

    September 02, 2015

    GSAT-6: India’s Second Military Satellite Launched

    GSAT-6: India’s Second Military Satellite Launched

    India’s increasing investments in space for strategic purposes clearly indicates the rising relevance of space assets for the armed forces.

    August 31, 2015

    India-US Nuclear Deal: Only Half Realised After a Decade

    India-US Nuclear Deal: Only Half Realised After a Decade

    While the first watt of power from foreign-aided projects may take many years to come, the 10th anniversary coincides with major transformations in India’s indigenous nuclear energy programme.

    July 21, 2015

    Concerns About Proposed US Rules on Cybersecurity Products

    Concerns About Proposed US Rules on Cybersecurity Products

    While the Wassenaar Arrangement has instant recall in nuclear circles, it has only recently become a source of turmoil in cybersecurity, after the US Bureau of Industry and Security published rules that are applicable to cyber technologies.

    July 20, 2015

    India and the Satellite Launch Market

    India and the Satellite Launch Market

    While India has a reliable vehicle for launching less than 2 tonne satellites into LEO, it lacks the necessary infrastructure to obtain larger commercial benefits from this capability.

    July 16, 2015

    MERS: A New Virus Challenge

    MERS: A New Virus Challenge

    East and Southeast Asia are known to get affected by various diseases routinely. Particularly, various waterborne and other diseases likely malaria and dengue fever commonly affect the regions. There is a concern that global warming may translate into explosive growth of mosquito-borne diseases. In addition to this, growing number of natural disasters are found escalating the health related challenges. All this eventually poses a threat to health, economic and human security.

    July 01, 2015

    Recent ‘Chemical Incidents’ in France and Taiwan

    Recent ‘Chemical Incidents’ in France and Taiwan

    While the attack on the chemical warehouse in France and the accident in the Taiwanese park are not cases of chemical terrorism in a classical sense, they can be analysed against the backdrop of a ‘chemical incident’.

    June 30, 2015

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