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...
Cyber-Nuclear Security Challenges: An Issue that Won’t Go Away
Manpreet Sethi · 23 Mar, 2020 · #5664 · Commentary · Column
the world—pretty much the entire world—grapples with COVID-19, it is clear that
the enormity of the pandemic will not leave any aspect of the economy
untouched. Inter-state and societal interactions are also expected to feel the
Tracing Strategy in China's Dual-Use Space-Based Systems
Saman Ayesha Kidwai · 20 Mar, 2020 · #5663 · Commentary
For over a decade, Beijing has followed an asymmetric path
to developing its space-based capabilities, targeting the US’s
overwhelming dependence on space-based systems. This has much to do with
the fact that the US used space primarily for m...
China’s Luban Workshops and BRI: Emerging Patterns
Nowmay Opalinski · 20 Mar, 2020 · #5662 · Commentary
seemingly straightforward, China’s creation and utilisation of the ‘Luban
Workshops’ must be understood in conjunction with Beijing’s strategy of
internationalisation of its entire education system.‘Luban Workshops’:
Climate Change: A National Security Threat Multiplier
Yash Vardhan Singh · 17 Mar, 2020 · #5661 · Commentary
Environmental risks arising from climate
change are now considered to be powerful threat multipliers. The World Economic
Forum’s Global Risk Report 2020 identifies five of the top ten global risks as being of an environmental
nature, owing to...
Indian Defence Procurement and the Questionable Value of Staggered Purchases
Siddharth Anil Nair · 17 Mar, 2020 · #5660 · Commentary
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat
has announced that India will employ a 'staggered
purchases' approach to its defence procurement for the foreseeable future.
Staggered purchasing is the procurement of small orders of defence eq...