Commentaries & Articles
US Foreign Policy under Joe Biden
On March 3rd, the new Biden administration released an Interim National Security Strategic Guidance to convey how the US would engage with the world as it begins its work on the National Security Strategy. As the new administration takes such first steps towards charting its foreign policy priorities, join Amb Arun K Singh and Dr. Himani Pant for a discussion on the broad contours of the US foreign policy under Joe Biden.
World’s Options on Myanmar Limited
A little over a month has passed since Myanmar’s army chief Min Aung Hlaing shocked the world by seizing power on 1 February from the democratically elected National League for Democracy (NLD), and arrested the country’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Since then protests have intensified, lives have been lost, blood has been spilled but the junta remains unmoved and resorted to harsh measures to quell the protests. As a result, the country once again stares down the abyss of autocratic rule.
The Leadership Summit will Consolidate the Quad
The historic leadership summit of the Quad counties held on 12th March 2021 was a milestone in the evolution of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue which was set up back in 2007 and revived in 2017. Hosted by US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga participated in the summit in a virtual format. The leaders issued a joint statement that laid down the principles and objectives of the Quad.
India’s Cyber Deterrence Against China
Cyber Threats from China: Chinese Offensive Capabilities and Modus Operandi
China raised cyber war units way back in 20031. Major objectives of these units has been cyber surveillance, manipulating network data, disseminating propaganda, misinformation, deception, planting logic bombs in the target networks to be activated later, establishing network spy stations, organizing information defense
सकारात्मक दृष्टिकोण के साथ वियतनाम की 13वीं नेशनल पार्टी कांग्रेस का समापन
वैश्विक महामारी कोरोना का अचानक प्रकोप हो जाने से कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी ऑफ वियतनाम (सीपीवी) की 13वीं नेशनल पार्टी कांग्रेस अपने निर्धारित समय से 2 दिन पहले ही हनोई में संपन्न हो गई। इसके पहले, नेशनल असेंबली की कार्यवाही 8 दिन चली थी। पार्टी कांग्रेस की अध्यक्षता नेशनल असेंबली के अध्यक्ष गुयेन थी नगन ने की थी। एक त्वरित उपाय में वियतनाम ने कोविड-19 की रोकथाम के लिए पहली वैक्सीन के उपयोग की इजाजत दे दी।
Quad Summit: An Opportunity to Define the Contours of the Post Covid Indo-Pacific
Indian Prime Minister Modi, US President Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrisonof Australia and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan will hold the first summit level meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, popularly known as the Quad, on 12 March 2021 in a virtual format. The summit meeting comes soon after the foreign minister level meeting of the Quad in February. Its outcome will be watched with great interest in the Indo-Pacific region as it is expected to bring clarity to the grouping which has been struggling to define itself.
LoC Ceasefire
As a positive step, on 24-25 February 2021, the Director Generals of the Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). Since 2018, a total of 12,969 incidents of Ceasefire Violations (CFV) by Pakistan along the LoC, since 2018, destroyed several homes, schools, and infrastructures on both sides of the border. To discuss the recent developments on the Ceasefire Agreement with us, we are honoured to have Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, Distinguished Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation & former GOC of 15 Corps, Indian Army.
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