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15 October 2020

In troubled waters

Bangladesh roping in China on Teesta project a challenge for India.

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15 October 2020

EU-China relationship: the end of extramarital affairs

Four conflicts today are redefining the EU-China relationship. This relationship was built on several intersecting theatres — money, power and the several rendezvouses of their extramarital affairs. As along as the dalliance was economic, the EU’s dance with China strengthened over the years, and handed cheap goods to its citizens. As long as China was a business destination, a provider of cheap goods and investor of capital, the strengthening bonds delivered export advantages to China and its people.

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15 October 2020

Local Perception of China's Growing Role in Central Asia

China's relation with its Central Asian neighbours has been complicated. Even though Beijing maintains good relations with most Central Asian governments, rising anti-Chinese sentiments among the local populace have proved challenging for its ambitions in the region.

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30 September 2020

“You’re on Mute” – Covid19, Technology-dependence, and Stress in Workers

Imagine the feeling you get when your internet connection stops working just as your webinar is about to start – or worse, you are bumped off your webinar because your app has chosen that exact moment not to cooperate. You are late for your virtual meeting because you can’t find the password – it’s buried in your email. You have heard and spoken the words “can you hear me” and “you’re on mute” so many times that it makes you wonder whether your basic senses have finally succumbed to the over-dependence on technology. Does the stress, tension, and apocalyptic feeling you think of when these technological glitches occur seem familiar?

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30 September 2020

Is India-China agreement to stop sending more troops a good sign?

India & China want things to stabilise, but we aren’t close to achieving status quo ante of April in eastern Ladakh.

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30 September 2020

China’s Role in Eroding Tibetan Identity: Religious and Cultural Issues

Four years after passing a similar law in Xinjiang, the Chinese government passed the “Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress” in Tibet earlier this year.

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11 September 2020

Unlocking in the face of a rampaging pandemic

With economic compulsions forcing governments to ease lockdown restrictions, the pandemic seems set to run its course in the country.

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11 September 2020

Will India catch frost-byte in the tech Cold War?

Moves to attract US technology should be prioritised. Yet the constraints that the US-China tech war can impose on India must not be overlooked.

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11 September 2020

From streets to tweets: Surveying the impact of online activism

Despite being criticised as being ‘convenient’ or ‘lazy’ — online activism makes a significant impact. It has become an integral part of activism in the 21st century.

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18 August 2020

Fighting fire (wall) with fire (wall)

Global pushback against China now targets the latter’s cultural and techno-nationalism.

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