China’s moves to strengthen its atomic arsenal
Silo-based missile capabilities increase the odds of survivability for China’s small arsenal and are integral to Beijing’s nuclear modernisation effort.
Asia’s Power Games in Africa: Is Time Up for Europe?
Asia’s rising economic footprint in Africa became a significant talking point and the literature on Asian influence in Africa, often dubbed as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, proliferated. Although all the major Asian countries had already established long-term relationships with Africa, the 2000s saw a substantial deepening of economic relations between Asia and Africa. China was undoubtedly the most prominent among them.
Analysing Biden’s Interim National Security Strategic Guidance
The US has come out with an Interim National Security Strategic Guidance on 03 March 2021 that will not only form the basis for Biden administration’s National Security Strategy but also would find its reflection in the forthcoming US Budget and especially so in the allocations for the Defence Budget. Biden has reiterated his commitment to engage with the world instead of following isolationist policies like the previous President and has promised to secure American interests by working with allies and partners; he has also laid great stress on democracy being an ‘enduring source of national strength’ which can meet challenges of the evolving world.
EU’s China dilemma is a sign of things to come
The shift from a one-world economy to a two-world system will force States to make hard choices. Europe is the testing ground.
How India is weakening its case on terrorism
Trivialising India’s posture on terrorism in the international community can undo years of steady gains, for the short-term and myopic benefits of political support, ideological upmanship and electoral victories in the country’s never-ending election cycles.
Commission on Air Quality Management — A general without foot soldiers
The key to long-term clean air is a landmark regulatory overhaul.
The mystery behind claims of India-China clash at Naku La, Sikkim
There is a mystery of sorts over the claim that India and China clashed at Naku La in northern Sikkim on 20 January.
The India and France bonhomie has potential for expansion with the Gulf
The India–France dynamic has moved forward at a rapid pace over the past few years, finding common goals on global issues — including the Indo-Pacific.
COVID-19 has Boosted Civil Society Participation in International Meetings Despite Technical Glitches
An obvious consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the sharp reduction in global air travel and postponement of nearly all face-to-face global meetings and conferences. All sectors experienced an “events lockdown”, including international development organisations like the World Bank, which cancelled all in-person meetings beginning in March 2020.
Tracing the roots of an American brand of extremism
With the attack on Capitol Hill by Trump supporters, some of whom wore QAnon shirts and brandished confederate flags, the far-Right’s threat to American liberal democracy is more visible than ever.