Gearing up for space wars: on America’s plans to build space weapons
The implications of the American plans for a space weapons corps are still unclear.
The zero-poverty destination comes closer
Much needs to be done and our destination is still several countries away — the 73 million Indians living in extreme poverty today add up to more than the populations of Thailand, France and the UK.
Let’s not shoot the WhatsApp messenger
The problem that ‘public message attribution’ seeks to fix may already be possible through internal controls built into the WhatsApp platform.
India’s geo-political choices till 2040
Every passing day, America plays the truculent, ageing diva on the wane, whilst China exudes a quiet, confident gravitas. Their chosen global roles, however, do not reflect the fundamentals of either country.
Trade relations over the edge as Beijing, US sharpen knives
The biggest battle ahead for Xi Jinping is to protect the country's grand industrial strategy called 'Made in China' which Donald Trump is targeting.
Can India route its fight against terrorism via the SCO?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his second trip to China in as many months as he took part in the meeting of the leaders spearheading the Beijing-led and dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a grouping initially designed for China’s outreach to Central Asia, but one which has over time expanded to accommodate its growing global and regional clout.
Cybersecurity in an age of insecurity
Over the years, the variety and intensity of cyber attacks have multiplied exponentially, even as many states have been struggling to arrive at framework for cybersecurity.
Liberal world must stand up and be counted, or step aside and watch Pax Sinica unfold
“Indo-Pacific” is in the news. The US has renamed its Pacific Command to the Indo-Pacific Command, the shared regional vision outlined by India and Indonesia has emphasised its centrality, and the region’s political importance to India was at the core of the expansive foreign policy speech delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Singapore.
A fiscal storm looms: Don’t wait for Godot!
The consequences for the domestic economy will be harshly adverse.
India Should Be Innovative in the Challenging Times Ahead
Prime Minister Modi has shown remarkable innovativeness in foreign policy arena recently. This shows that he is cognisant of the challenges for India that are looming ahead.