Our infrastructure must become climate-resilient
A frustrating part about the Kerala floods is that the loss of life and economic devastation could have been prevented.
The trouble with China’s edge in the AI arms race
China has been making massive investments to create a huge pool of AI experts. The Chinese government wants to overtake the United States and be the global leader in the field by 2030.
India’s bank crisis is really a power crisis
Carbon-intensive assets are a financial time bomb.
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.