Cyber Technological Paradigms and Threat Landscape in India

In an era of technological advancements, integration and interconnectedness, cyber threats are a growing cause for concern for State as well as non-State actors. It is considered to be among the amongst the greatest cause of concern in the current period. It is in this context that the book Cyber Technological Paradigms and Threat Landscape in India provides and partakes in understanding the emergence of cyber technologies and related paradigms, with a specific focus on the Digital India.

The Moreh-Tamu Crossing: A Bridge of Peril

Located just three hours away from the town of Imphal, the twin towns of Moreh and Tamu are one of the peculiar assets that the northeast possesses as a sign of its trans-boundary relationships with the population in Myanmar. Moreh, located on the Indian side, and Tamu, located on the Myanmar side of the India-Myanmar boundary, is emblematic of North East India's regional and cultural connection with Southeast Asia.

The Russo-Ukrainian Crisis: Decoding Russia's Geostrategic Calculus

The swift annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014 by Russia and ensuing insurgency in the Donetsk and Luhansk region forced Ukraine to intensify its troop deployments in the hope of taking back the rebel-held territories. However, the armed conflict between the Ukrainian military and rebels has turned into a stalemate.

Growing China-Sri Lanka Ties: What does it hold for South Asia?

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Sri Lanka today has become one of the pivotal points for the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). No surprise that Xi Jinping visited Sri Lanka in 2014, becoming the first Chinese leader since 1986 to visit the country. Beijing is hopeful that it can leverage its increasing closeness to Colombo to strengthen its foothold in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. China has been extending massive loans and investments to Colombo and has been heavily engaged in building infrastructure. In addition, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is heavily dependent on China.

One Year of Biden's Trade Policy towards China: An Assessment

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On 20 January 2022, Joe Biden completed one year in the White House as the 46th and current President of the United States. From the moment Biden announced his candidacy for Presidency on 25 April 25 2019, one of the most speculated issues in the strategic community had been what would be his approach towards the People’s Republic of China. Given the fact that the then Trump administration had launched a full-fledged trade war with Beijing, speculations abound regarding Biden’s trade policy towards China.

Houthi Drone Attack on the UAE: Implications for the Region

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The recent drone attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fuel depots by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels has caused escalation in the protracted conflict in Yemen and has underlined existing challenges in the region. The attack, which led to three casualties (two Indians and one Pakistani), marred the UAE’s image as a safe tourist cocoon amidst a volatile region. The UAE has been a key player in the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen since 2015. The Gulf state is also a close ally of the United States.

Headwinds may Derail Xi's China Dream

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Xi is fashioning his expansionism through the Japanese method of kaizen.

 

Xi Exultant as Biden Goads Putin into Invading Ukraine

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To Beijing’s relief, Washington is no longer focusing on the PRC as the principal threat to the US. The Biden White House has resurrected the Cold War 1.0 fixation on Russia (then the USSR) as the primary enemy of humanity and freedom.

 

What did Xi Jinping achieve from the 6th Plenum

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The 6th Plenary session of the 19th Central Committee was recently concluded in Beijing between November 8 and November 11, 2021. The session was attended by 151 alternate members and 197 members of the Central Committee.

The Evergrande Crisis: What it means for Xi Jinping

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Evergrande is today China’s largest real estate company, which started off with selling bottled water and pig farming. It also features in the Global 500, owns around 1300 residential projects, food companies, theme parks and a soccer team called the ‘Guangzhou Evergrande’. Evergrande succeeded on the growth in the Chinese real estate sector.