New great game: US wants Russia to help contain China
President Donald Trump’s overtures to President Vladimir Putin, while starting a tariff war with China, has the strategic community reminiscing about a time when it was all so different. During the Cold War, America had diplomatically aligned itself with China to counter the Soviet threat.
India’s future as a world power depends on 4 key relationships
In the 2040s, India is expected to surpass the United States (in PPP terms) and become the world’s second largest economy, behind China. Alongside this Indian emergence, the international order is undergoing significant change as well, with power increasingly diffused among states as a new, multipolar geostrategic landscape begins to emerge with fresh layers of complexities.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Putting team spirit over individual stardom and other lessons
In this age of constant disruption, organisations need to view the world as an intense 90-minute football game — dynamic, constantly-changing, unpredictable.
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.