Taiwan's COVID-19 Fight: A Battle for Recognition

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The COVID-19 outbreak has brought to the forefront debates surrounding Taiwan and its position in the international system. China regards Taiwan as an inalienable part of itself and has always been against Taipei asserting its individual identity. The China-Taiwan relations have become increasingly hostile after the election of Tsai Ing-wen as the President of Taiwan in 2016. Tsai belongs to the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), which is seen as having a pro-independence agenda.

Managing Capabilities with Constraints: A Case for Defence Outsourcing

The profliferation of dual use platforms with military and civilian application has not only improved warfighting capabilities, but also brought the economies of scale approach to defence systems manufacturing and service support. It is evident, as we witness the speed with the technologies reach their obsolence, within the span of a decade. In such scenario, the dilemma is whether to pursue technology development from scratch, or to modify an existing system to meet operational requirement.
 

Prolonged War, Collapsing Healthcare and First COVID-19 Case: Burdening Challenges for Yemen

Yemen has been undergoing severe challenges ever since the Yemeni revolution (intifada) that erupted in 2011 at the backdrop of Arab Spring revolutions. The intifada consequentially became a power struggle between the Saudi-backed coalition and Iran-backed Houthi rebels. The war in Yemen has been categorized as the worst humanitarian crisis with at least 14 million people on the brink of famine and over 100,000 deaths ever since the beginning of the conflict.
 

Venezuela-United States Diplomatic Impasse: Indictment, Coronavirus, and Geopolitical Options

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Big countries often achieve their geopolitical aspirations by troubling others, regardless of any global crisis and/or a national crisis that they themselves might be undergoing. While the entire United States (US) is on a war footing to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the State Department and its affiliates are busy exerting their geopolitical interests to regain the lost supremacy in the Latin American region by fixing its biggest irritant, Venezuela.
 

After China & WHO Failed to Take Proactive Measures, Response by Modi-led India is Sustained & Participatory

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PM Modi has been able to motivate majority of the population to practice safe conduct. But the challenge facing him as he works round the clock to ensure that India recovers from Corona outbreak, is to jolt the governance system to provide a policy ecosystem needed for double digit growth.
 

Xi Jinping has a Plan. Does Donald Trump?

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Xi will work to ensure that China emerges as the centrepoint of the global economy, the way the US has been since 1943.
 

China's Pandemic Narrative and the Geopolitics of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be an unprecedented global challenge, as countries struggle to protect the lives of their citizens and keep their economies afloat. For the past one decade, the global economy has seen a gradual recovery from the disastrous impact of the global financial crisis (2007-08). The current pandemic has undermined this trend, pushing the world into yet another recession.

India's Huawei Dilemma

The ever-increasing demand for higher bandwidth, connected devices, and improvised quality of service has placed digitalcellular networks at the cusp of 5th Generation (5G) of their evolution. Put together, the bouquet of technologies such as Network Function Virtualization, Network Slicing, massive Multiple Input Multiple Output, Software Defined Networks and utilization of Millimetric Band, will enable mobile broadband with data speed of the order of 20 Gbps, massive device connectivity, and reliable low latency mobile networks.

Huawei's 5G and Security Implications for India

Mobile communication technologies have leapfrogged through various innovations such as 2G, 3G, and 4G in order to keep pace with the ever-increasing need for more speed, data and voice traffic regulations.The Fifth Generation or 5G has emerged as the new kid on the block with a promise of improved speed, performance, efficiency, and cost. A broad range of industries with connected services from work to education to transportation will be redefined by 5G.

 

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.