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15 February 2019

Road to perdition: Don’t sacrifice institutions like National Statistical Commission

India has failed to meet its own potential as a modern, prosperous democratic society. Its undoubted successes have been overwhelmed by the scale of its failures. Perhaps the most disturbing among them has been the wanton sacrifice of its governance institutions at the altar of political vanity.

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15 February 2019

As China surges ahead in space, India and Japan band together to keep up

The India-Japan strategic partnership has been growing stronger, and this also extends to their cooperation on matters of outer space.

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29 January 2019

China’s debt-trap: Chance for India to step up its game?

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is reeling under a slew of criticism around the world. No doubt some of this is geopolitical envy, but some of it should have Beijing rethinking its grand global scheme. But whether or not it presents opportunities for India, is another matter.

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29 January 2019

Where would India fit in a missile defense partnership in the Indo-Pacific?

A closer look at what the recently released US Missile Defense Review means for New Delhi.

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11 January 2019

India to lose out in new-era wars

China’s Xi exhorting PLA to expedite reforms, Indian political leadership unenthused.

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11 January 2019

Challenges facing India in 2019

While more has been achieved by the Modi government than many earlier governments, there are still many long-standing challenges that face India which need to be addressed in 2019. The most daunting of these may be listed as the governance deficit, ineffective policing, neglect of defence capabilities, and the existential threat posed by Pakistan and China.

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11 January 2019

Why this new year will tell us if it’s time for a new world order

2019 will be the year when social scientists from across the world will be able to test their hypotheses on predicting new world orders.

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19 December 2018

Together in an uncertain world

Where India’s relations with individual EU nations have progressed dramatically over the last few years and the EU’s focus on India has grown, it has become imperative for the two to give each other a serious look.

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19 December 2018

When democracy is not enough

If we do not stand up and reclaim the space we have conceded to criminals and other low-life who now sit in judgment over us, it will be our children who will pay the price in the coming years.

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19 December 2018

Decoding China’s Stance on South China Sea

China has been looking into formalizing of a Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea (SCS) and seeks a possible long lasting solution to the maritime territorial dispute that persists with its other claimant countries. There have been consultative mechanisms under the ASEAN process as well as bilateral interactions at play to solve the SCS issue. Further, China has proposed maritime cooperation as well as undertaking of joint development projects in the contentious region.

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