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  • The 2018 Meeting of States Parties (MSP) on Biological Weapons Convention: An Assessment

    It is extremely hard to assess prospects for the 2016 MSP. There have been a number of preparatory events in the run-up to this MSP. However, if there is no outcome from this Meeting of State Parties (MSPs), it is unlikely that agreement could be reached before 2021 BWC Review meeting. This MSP was the final chance for a BWC inter-sessional process. It is likely that governments will move activities to reduce deliberate biological threats away from the BWC. It would then be harder to promote discussions on the subject of deliberate biological threats. This would weaken the position of Geneva-based diplomats to influence policy on the BWC. And what would be the potential areas for future work for a programme on BWC between now and 2021 is now anyone's guess.

    July-December 2018

    India and Chemical Security - Can Another Bhopal be Avoided?

    The Indian Chemical Industry manufacturing a large number of Toxic Industrial Chemicals and materials, not well regulated, has shortcomings relating to the security of the plants and the chemicals. The security threat could be at the plant, at the storage and during transportation of chemicals by various modes. Lack of adequate measures, to ensure security, could have disastrous consequences resulting in a great loss to life and property.

    July-December 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

    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

    India’s Strategic Options in a Changing Cyberspace

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2018
    The book is structured to perform a role both as a primer to those who wish to understand the strategic issues and key concepts in cyberspace, as well as to provide sufficient pointers to those who wish to have an in-depth understanding on specific issues.

    Among the major issues examined are the efficacy of the concept of cyber deterrence, the troubled history of norm-making in cyberspace, protecting critical infrastructure from crippling cyber attacks, the viability of Active Cyber Defence as a means of responding to the sheer scale of attacks, and its attendant legal and ethical issues. Emerging technologies and their potential impact on an already dynamic domain are also the subject to scrutiny, as also the various models of public-Private Partnership in cybersecurity around the world.

    • ISBN: 978-93-86618-66-5,
    • Price: ₹.746/-
    • E-copy available
    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

    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

    Chemical Weapons Convention: Past, Present and Future

    The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an arms control treaty that outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors. This convention came into force on 29 April 1997. This convention is the effort of some 20 years of negotiations at the Conference of Disarmament (CD).

    IDSA-BIMSTEC Workshop on Cyber Security Cooperation

    Event: 
    Conference
    December 05, 2018 to December 07, 2018

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