Bullets and bitcoin: Financing conflict
The recent conflicts in West Asia and Europe have brought focus to the complex relationship between cryptocurrency and global affairs.
China Envisions A New World Order Via BRI
Reaffirming his nation’s commitment to continue pouring billions of dollars into the economies of developing countries as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – the “project of the century” – enters its second decade, Chinese President Xi Jinping underlined earlier this week at the BRI forum that “China can only do well when the world is doing well… When China does well, the world will get even better.” More significantly, and perhaps expectedly, he took aim at the West when he suggested that “we stand against unilateral sanctions, economic coercion, decoupling, and supply chain disruption.”
India, Japan and South Korea should work together to protect shipping
Renewed Middle East fighting highlights energy security vulnerability.
Seabed warfare, Australia, India & the Indian Ocean
As the Ukraine conflict has shown, critical seabed infrastructure is vulnerable to attack; India and Australia must make a coordinated effort to protect these assets in the Indian Ocean.
What India’s G20 presidency means for the common man
The prominence of the G20 and India’s pivotal role within it holds significant implications for poverty alleviation.
Military coup in Gabon: A critical appraisal
After becoming synonymous with the rule of the Bongo family for 55 years, the military coup in Gabon has been welcomed by its people though persisting problems of wealth inequality and unemployment remain issues to be tackled.
Modi In France – Celebrating The Past, Preparing For The Future
This is a moment of transformational change in the global order, with growing uncertainty about the future. To navigate this uncertain environment, new partnerships and new platforms are taking shape as nations struggle to make sense of the world around them. At a time like this, India has become the centre of attraction of the world.
Decoding Wagner’s challenge to Putin
The Wagner mutiny raises some uncomfortable questions about the President’s control.
Artemis Accords: Indo-US Space Cooperation
In a landmark development, after initial hesitation, India has signed the Artemis Accords developed by the US, which lay down the rules and guidelines for international partners in space exploration. The Indo-US joint statement of 23rd Jun 2023 recalled the “growing cooperation between the two countries on earth and space science” and welcomed the “enhanced commercial collaboration between the US and Indian private sectors in the entire value chain of the space economy”.
The collusive threat: Chinese and Pakistani cooperation in strategic capabilities
Despite the current economic and political upheaval in Pakistan, the Sino-Pakistani strategic nexus remains stable.