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Coronavirus: Can China Deal with it?

Last year, amidst the US-China trade war, Chinese leader the Xi Jinping held a meeting with top Communist Party officials to warn about the surprise emergence of "black swan events" that could destabilise their 70-year rule. Perhaps the outbreak of C....

शी हजूर! म्यांमार के लिए ‘नए दौर’ में पुरानी शराब

म्यांमार उस समय बेल्ट एंड रोड इनीशिएटिव (बीआरआई) में एक तरह से शामिल हो गया था, जब मई 2017 में आंग सान....

Myanmar Round Up: January 2020 (A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar)

Myanmar charged into the New Year with high profile events dominating January 2020, viz. the visit by Xi Jinping; publication of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) Report and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) interim verdict. In addi....

The Wuhan Coronavirus Epidemic - Lessons for Governance

Introduction Transparency or the sharing of accessible, timely, relevant, and accurate information in an open manner is a core component of good governance.1 More broadly, transparency refers to “the quality of being open, communicative, and acc....

पूर्वोत्तर में तस्वीर बदलने वाले समझौते

पिछले दिनों दो अहम समझौते किए गए और उनसे पूर्वोत्तर में स्थायी शांति और समृद्धि आने की उम्मीद ह....

Creating an Effective CDS for India’s National Defence

Background Nearly two decades after submission of the Kargil Review Committee (KRC) report in 1999, the Group of Ministers (GOM) Report in 2001 and recommendations of the Naresh Chandra Task Force in 2012, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) for the ....

West Asia Roundup - January 2020

Abstract: The year ended on a sombre note and 2020 woke up to more accentuated volatility in West Asia pursuant to the targeted killing of highly influential Iranian IRIGC General Qassem Soleimani by the US drone strikes in Iraq ( Jan 3) while rep....

China in Cyberspace

A number of major developments in warfare and military technology occurred in the latter half of 20th century. These paradigm shifts are seen in veering away from waging conventional wars to unconventional wars; from nuclear wars to non-proliferation....

Act Far East Policy: Strengthening relations between India and Russia

Introduction The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, in his recent visit to India, attending the ‘Raisina Dialogue,’ opposed the Indo-Pacific concept, in New Delhi in January this year. In December 2019, the Russian Navy participated in ....

Pegasus— A Powerful Tool of WhatsApp Surveillance

The Facebook’s subsidiary company—WhatsApp, on 29 October 2019, filed a lawsuit in the United States California’s Northern District Federal Court against Israel-based cyber-arms1 firm— the NSO Group, for infecting ‘specific’ group of What....

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