5G Trials and Security Risks for India

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A truly globalised world of the 21st century rests on the diffusion of the Internet and technology. What is also a fact of the 21st century that a country like China, which still is labelled as a developing country, has aced artificial intelligence (AI) and various forms of cyber warfare. In this context, for the other countries of the multipolar, 21st century international system, suspicions regarding usage of readily available and affordable Chinese technology is a constant.

Putin's Covid-19 Oil Shock Designed to Topple US Dollar

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Both MBS and Putin have initiated measures that will have the eventual effect of ending the 1971 link between petroleum and the US dollar.

 

Narrowing Agenda for the Trump-Modi Summit

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Ever since the visit of President Donald Trump to India was announced, the goal posts have been shifting from minute to minute. Initially it appeared as if the primary purpose of the visit was to reach an agreement on a trade deal even if it was a preliminary agreement. Both sides felt that such an agreement would remove a major irritant in bilateral relations. Then India announced that a defence package worth USD 3.5 billion would be imported from the US. On the Indian side, there was no do or die demand.

India's Solar Energy Strategy at the International Level: Solar Alliance as a Case in Point

The 21st century is witnessing a considerableincrease in the efforts by countries to shift towards renewable sources of energy for their development needs.In recent times, by virtue of emphasising the importance of solar energy, India too has been playing a pioneering role in these transition efforts.Major strides in its own domestic policies and its founding role in the establishment of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in 2015 at the global level are illustrations of the same.

India's Energy Transition and Soft Power Potential

The debates and discussions on climate change in India have mainly focused on the energy sector. This sector is a vital element in the developmental strategy of all countries, especially developing ones such as India.While the mainstream debates on the linkages between energy security and climate change have mostly emphasised the undesirable consequences of the energy transition for energy security, it is also important to highlight the numerous positives for India in its energy transition strategy.

The Diplomatic Dimensions of India's Space Capabilities

India has made several strides in outer space over the decades. From simple sounding rockets to an upcoming crewed space mission, India has achieved success in various ways in outer space.India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is a civil space agency with a focus on the use of outer space for achieving developmental and scientific needs of the country. ISRO has, over the years, launched satellites, mainly of three broad types – navigation, communication and Earth Monitoring satellites.

Xi Jinping Bets China's Future on Slaying the Devil Virus

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Before Xi Jinping took personal charge of measures to battle the novel coronavirus, official response to the crisis took nearly five weeks to evolve from initial puzzlement to the hypersonic action initiated during January.

 

Consolidating Climate Services in South Asia

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Climate services constitute a critical part of climate action, especially climate change adaptation and resilience-building. As the effects of climate change worsen, the need for effectively communicating the most credible climate information to the concerned sectors and actors has assumed greater significance.

The Hidden Hand of Harmonisation

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Even as a stalemate continues to dog the Naga peace process with no headway in sight, the development that has stolen the show is the coming over ground of a goodly group of insurgents from the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Saoraigwra) (NDFB(S). Billeted until recently in Myanmar’s Taga area abutting the Chindwin River, the group was part of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Khaplang) led United Liberation Front of West South East Asia (UNLFWSEA), a conglomeration of insurgent groups from the North East of India.

Will Internal Protests hurt India's Foreign Policy Interests?

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The current protests against citizenship issues are serious and the Government has to find a way to reassure the minorities that citizenship will not be made contingent upon belonging to a particular religion. The perception that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is the first step towards turning India into a “Hindu Rashtra” has given the opposition a stick to beat the Government. The logical thing for the opposition to do was to wait for the Supreme Court to determine its constitutional validity rather than launch violent agitation.