The Climate Change Conundrum in Pakistan

Climate change is a global challenge that is largely taking place due to increased levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), produced by the use of fossil fuels. The change in the climate is considered to be one of the greatest threats to Planet Earth. Climate variability is not a new phenomenon. In the past, it is known to have varied considerably at times too. However, scientific evidence has revealed that recent changes in climate triggered by both natural and human-made causes are catastrophic.

Stranger in a Strange Land: India's Economic Diplomacy in South Asia

Since the 1990s, as India's influence in world politics has grown, the notion of the "extended neighbourhood" has permeated foreign policy thinking in both political and academic circles.

Deepening India-Japan Economic Engagement

India-Japan relations have immensely improved in recent times becoming much more stable and multi-dimensional in nature. Both sides now accord utmost importance to the relationship and have mutually agreed to augment the political, economic and strategic aspects of the partnership. The changing geopolitics and geo-economics of Asia-Pacific affected by China's rise has invariably brought India and Japan together.

The Phenomenon of 'Technology Transfer': Lessons from China

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In the past half decade or so, China has made huge strides in the high speed train manufacturing sector and has been developing a vast high speed rail network across the large country. China has currently become one of the largest manufacturers of high speed trains in the world and boasts of world's largest high speed rail network.

 

Geopolitical Underpinnings of a Rising China

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China's ascent as a global power is certainly a major geopolitical development but the imports and impacts of the process seems not fully mapped and grasped.[i] Different countries perceive the phenomenon from their own vantage points – many are anxious, some admire, and a few are apprehensive. Above all, the fundamental question raised is 'what kind of power China would become'? Will China's rise strengthen or disrupt the global order in vogue?

 

India's Space Race

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"The successful launch of the GSLV-MK 2 marks a milestone for the Nation's Rocket Program" by Yang Kai and Qu Jing:

http://www.bjreview.com.cn/world/txt/2014-02/10/content_595651_2.htm

 

In this somewhat complementary article soon after India’s GLSV-MK2 launch, China has provided a short overview of the development of this country’s space program from their perspective.

Space Warfare and India

The final frontier of outer space is yet to be transformed into a battlefield. If the present shaping up of the geopolitics of the world is taken into perspective, the next two decades will witness a global arms race, culminating in a sophisticated weapon system being put into the orbit.

Technology: Underwriter for China's Security

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China since mid-1990s actively pursued a strategy rooted in spin-in, as a result China’s defence economy started to reap benefits from microelectronics, space systems, material sciences, semi-conductors, propulsion, missiles, information technology and computer aided manufacturing. While China in 2012 continues to lag behind in high technology sector and is decades away from carrying-out path-breaking discoveries in field of natural science and engineering, however it is fast closing the gap with developed countries through indigenous innovation.

'Natural and Indispensable Partners': India and Japan in the Asia-Pacific

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The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to New Delhi as the chief guest for the 65th Republic Day celebrations in January 2014 apparently sent a clear signal of the importance of Japan to India in the context of changing power dynamics in Asia-Pacific. Notably, for the first time Japanese Prime Minister was a chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations.

Rethinking India's Internal Security Challenges in the North East

The threat of external aggression no longer continues to be the only source of destabilisation, collapse or degradation of a state system. Rather, in the post-Cold War period, political instability, legitimacy crisis and violent conflicts within a state has given rise to the concept of internal security (IS).