7 ideas India will debate in 2022
From the pandemic to state and Presidential polls, India has quite a year already chalked out.
Despite complex global power equations, India and Russia will maintain good ties in 2022
Despite the positive signs in India-Russia ties, one must be careful not to overestimate their significance when considered alongside some long-term trends in international affairs such as the relations of the US and its closest challengers China and Russia.
Likely Geopolitical Trends in 2022
We should expect a sharpening of great power rivalries and an increase in geopolitical tensions in 2022. If 2021 provides any indications, the world is likely to remain turbulent in the absence of credible mechanisms and effective cooperation to resolve global challenges. As geopolitical tensions grow, the arms race may deepen, particularly in outer space. The test of a hypersonic glide vehicle and anti-satellite (ASAT) test by Russia which created over a thousand pieces of debris is an indication. Hybrid wars, cyber attacks are likely to intensify in the near fixture.
Banking on each other: India, Russia and the new era of global politics
President Putin’s visit to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hugely symbolic and strategic.
S-400 missile systems: A booster dose with side effects
It is within the US’ interests to not sanction India for the acquiring of the Russian missile system, considering both India and the US would like to deter China’s rise in the regin.
India’s race to quantum supremacy
India’s quantum policies are excellent on paper, but more needs to be done to make them practically relevant.
The Belt and Road Initiative: A true win-win situation or a double win for China?
BRI has so far only contributed to the rise of GHGs and not to the GDP of the host countries. Is China accruing economic benefits while exporting carbon emissions to BRI nations?
Purges in Security Apparatus Indicate Xi Jinping Faces Resistance
The months till the 20th Party Congress scheduled for late next year are fraught with risk for China and its neighbours. It is a particularly crucial year for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is trying to secure a third term, unprecedented since Mao Zedong, at the 20th Party Congress. At the same time there are signsof enhanced political activity, albeit subterranean, which suggest that Xi Jinping's opponents are also active, thereby raising the stakes.
S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties
It is not yet clear how the U.S. will respond to India’s receipt of Russia-made S-400 air defense systems.
What India’s net zero announcement means for businesses
As India moves towards achieving its net-zero commitments, businesses can aid in realising this mission by establishing their own set green pledges.