June 22, 2021

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Should India Worry About China’s Naval Fleet in Indian Ocean?

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) of the 21st century represents a geopolitical hotspot. Power politics is gaining traction in the region, with China attempting to form a leading presence in the vast waters surrounding the Indian subcontinent. In the context...

Technopolitik #2 Fog of War – DARPA wannabes, Autonomous Weapons, Influence Operations,and Japan’s Siliconpolitik move

Read the full edition and subscribe here Competitive Advantage: Everyone Wants to DARPA — Pranay Kotasthane Japan. The UK. Germany. Even the US. These countries are now attempting their own versions of the original Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The...

How to beat China in the high-tech race

The near-daily cadence of reports highlighting China’s growing technology prowess has set the cat among the pigeons in many democracies. In response, these countries are now offering higher subsidies and fatter incentives to increase the competitiveness of their own technology...

All Things Policy: Can You Unbundle Social Media?

 Even as platforms struggle to balance their roles as both reluctant arbiters of truth and protectors of speech, the concentration of power in their hands concerns many scholars. Some proposals aim to strike a balance between competition and free...

Cyber threats now sit alongside nuclear ones – India needs a formal national strategy

The US-Russian meeting in Geneva on 15 June signified an attempt by both sides to arrest the pace of a worsening relationship. The US, as the aggrieved party, accused the Russians of cyberattacks. US President Joe Biden handed over a list of 16 ‘critical infrastructure’ entities and warned that if...

Unshackle e-commerce for COVID recovery

This article was first published in The Hindu Business Line. Views are personal. While e-commerce is still in a nascent stage in India, it has been a key driver for growth. It has laid the foundation for India to adopt...