India’s Quantum Technology Gambit

Quantum technologies have vast implications for military, scientific and commercial domains.

CBRN Terrorism: It is Real!

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If we wait for the danger to become clear, it could be too late.

Joe Biden, USA

Overview

 

Shock Military Defeat Would End Xi Jinping’s China Dream

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Expectations of Chinese invulnerability have been built up to such a level that any setback would severely impact the credibility and hence support for the CCP regime.

 

How Disease Outbreaks Shape National Security

The Cold War transformed the way the world understands the concept of security. The primacy laid on military security began to be questioned after the misadventures in Vietnam and Afghanistan by the U.S. and the U.S.S.R, respectively. In 1994, the human security approach was introduced as a part of the Human Development Report (HDR).

China Alarmed as Lutyens Logic Weakens Hold on India

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A shift of India to the Alliance of Democracies that is forming to counter the Sino-Russian alliance would erase the gains made by Moscow and Beijing in the Middle East and elsewhere. Those in thrall to Lutyens Logic give the false analogy that an alliance with the US would involve following the US lead in all theatres.

 

Galwan, Pangong Tso and Thereafter

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The Story thus Far

 

The year 2020 has been one of the most difficult years for the world. COVID 19 brought the entire world on its knees. India initially took pride in its ability to fight the pandemic until it crossed the figure of one lakh. The figure continues to mount. As if that was not enough, another issue that has made and continues to make headlines pertains to China’s incursion in the Galwan Valley, Depsang Plateau and its forward movement into Indian territory by way of 8 km in Pangong Tso Lake in Eastern Ladakh.

 

Make Border Settlement Conditional for Normalization with China

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The latest news from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China is that effective measures are being taken to disengage at the Galwan valley and other areas in Eastern Ladakh and that the situation is stable and improving, according to Chinese sources. India has also reported that the Chinese were seen removing their temporary structures and completed withdrawal of its troops from the face-off site in Hot Springs in Eastern Ladakh.

Cuba, Novichok, HK Law and Galwan

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Hong Kong security law has ensured that Xi has joined Putin in the list of leaders with whom real compromise with the US and its allies is no longer possible.

 

The Many Dangers of Civilizational States: China as a Case in Point

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The idea of civilizational state has been around for a long time. However, a lot of analysis of this notion remains detached from the ground reality. What goes unreported is how the notion of civilization tends to be subsumed under political nativism, victimhood mindset and inward-looking economic practices in democracies and single party regimes alike where the notions of a perfect national history are used for grandstanding purposes.

Asia is now the Global Geopolitical Center, It's Time for an Indo-Pacific Charter

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Two months after Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, on August 14, 1941, the heads of government of the United States and the United Kingdom issued the Atlantic Charter, a set of principles that were intended to define the world order after the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.

 

The principles enshrined in the Atlantic Charter inspired a set of organizations and structures that are still in existence today. On January 1, 1942, the nations fighting the 1939-1945 war together gave a call for what was to become, on October 24, 1945, the United Nations Organization.