War, Olympics and Nationalism
Finally the Tokyo Olympics 2020 are off to a grand start with a spectacular show of opening ceremony that lasted for three hours as the grandest show on earth that the human history has ever seen. Since then the event has been a centerpiece of television debates all over the world and the Internet is choked with viewership. For the next two weeks the world will watch the marvel of Japanese technology applications in the daily lives of the common people.
Cyber offence in the context of military operations
In an earlier commentary, this author drew attention to the importance of offence as much as defence in the cyber domain. Cyber offence and defence apply equally in the context of conventional military operations. More importantly, in this article, the author seeks to expose the limits of pursuing a cyber strategy based on the “cult of the defensive” in the context of conventional military operations.
Shaping a trilateral as Rome looks to the Indo-Pacific
In the pushback against China, strategic cooperation between India, Italy and Japan can ensure a free Indo-Pacific.
Time to end the battle of Indian pharmaceutical players and Chinese key ingredients
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the major contributors to the Indian economy and it is the world’s third-largest industry by volume. The Indian pharmaceutical industry’s success can be credited to its world-class capabilities in formulation development, entrepreneurial abilities of its people, and the vision of its business leaders to establish India’s footprint in the United States and other large international markets.
The China-Pakistan Partnership Continues to Deepen
The already deep Sino-Pakistani military and strategic relationship is set to deepen further for myriad reasons.
The dragon in the room
It took a long time for the West to recognize the need for an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative and that it has already stolen a march on it in this domain.
The failure of the Biden doctrine exposes the true emerging contours of the world
“Lofty words cannot construct an alliance or maintain it; only concrete deeds can do that.” –John F. Kennedy
The promise and perils of Artificial Intelligence partnerships
AI can be a force for good. It has emerged as one technology of particular importance because of its role as an accelerator, its versatility, and its wide applicability. But challenges include standards-setting, supply chain resilience, talent retention, and data policy
The Artemis Accords and Global Lunar Governance
It would be useful to have spacefaring powers agree upon and comply with a common set of principles.
Change in the cryptocurrency currents: Fast-evolving ecosystem of e-cash in China and India
Bitcoin’s price tumbled last month following the news that regulators in China would ban domestic banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies. Chinese banks will not process payments made in cryptocurrencies or allow bank customers to hold bitcoin in their accounts. It also stopped Chinese banks from converting bitcoin into yuan or any other type of currency.