The Relevance of Aslam Farooqui’s Arrest
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy · 06 Apr, 2020 · #5674 · Commentary
On 4 April, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of
Security (NDS) announced that Aslam Farooqui, the chief of the Islamic State
‘Khorasan Province’ (ISKP) had been arrested in Kandahar, Afghanistan, along
with 19 others, including two key ...
India: Supply Chains During a Health Crisis
Shoumitro Chatterjee · 02 Apr, 2020 · #5673 · Commentary
lining for India during the current pandemic is that there is no aggregate food
shortage in the near-term. The stocks of the Food Corporation of India (FCI)
are almost three times the buffer stock. Therefore, although India does not
COVID-19 and Left Wing Extremism in India: Emerging Concerns
Rajat Kumar Kujur · 31 Mar, 2020 · #5672 · Commentary
Left wing extremism (LWE) is known to be India’s biggest
internal security threat. LWE conflict zones are home to a variety of actors,
such as the local civilian population, security and administrative personnel, Communist Party of India-Maois...
Maoist Attack in Chhattisgarh: The Devil is in the Details
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 31 Mar, 2020 · #5671 · Commentary · Column
In the evening of 22 March, 17 security personnel were
killed in an attack carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district. 14 more personnel were injured, two of them,
critically. In the midst...
East Asia Compass
Responding to a Pandemic: Lessons from South Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 31 Mar, 2020 · #5670 · Commentary · Column
pandemic has engulfed large parts of the world, and while unprecedented
attempts have been made by several countries to mitigate the threat it poses to
their populations, it has been nearly impossible to control the spread. The UK
India: Climate Change and the Need for Gender-Responsive Policymaking
Akanksha Khullar · 30 Mar, 2020 · #5669 · Commentary
change in general has negative implications, from a gender perspective, it
entails greater risks for women than men. In India, as weather patterns change
and become more unpredictable, with rising temperatures,
droughts, heavy ra...
China and COVID-19: What Went Wrong?
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 29 Mar, 2020 · #5668 · Commentary · Column
The history of armed conflict is
intertwined with the generation of diseases. In 1155, the German Holy Roman
Emperor Barbarossa poisoned water wells in Italy with human bodies as he
challenged the papacy; to 1763, when the British deliberately ...
India-China: Global Survival Dilemmas Cannot Sidestep Bilateral Security Concerns
Kamal Madishetty · 26 Mar, 2020 · #5667 · Commentary
Dr Siwei Liu’s recent IPCS article, A China-India
Partnership Beyond the Security Dilemma, suggests that one way forward
to manage the bilateral relationship is to juxtapose the bilateral security
dilemma with the global survival dilemma. Dr ...
A China-India Partnership Beyond the Security Dilemma
Siwei Liu · 25 Mar, 2020 · #5666 · Commentary
2020 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India
and China. Both countries have experienced rapid development, and their individual
regional and global influence has also increased significantly. The two Asian giants
Testing the Feasibility of Nuclear Confidence-Building in Southern Asia
Shivani Singh · 24 Mar, 2020 · #5665 · Commentary
The next NPT Review Conference
(RevCon)—held every five years—is so far scheduled for this year. Although
India is neither party to the NPT nor an observer state at the RevCon, the
deliberations and their conclusions will still have some be...