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Hand Me the Paper: The Effect of GDPR on Privacy Policies

A newsletter that chomps through PDFs and brings you the hottest content from the very niche world of tech-academia. Bite-sized. I do a fair bit of reading. I read 52 books last year and am doing it again this year. Starting this year, I also plan on reading more academic papers around tech and...

What’s behind China’s Wolf Warrior Diplomacy?

China’s imposition of punitive sanctions on EU institutions and individuals over Xinjiang, its attacks on the West’s colonial past when discussing human rights and the recent outburst by Yang Jiechi during the dialogue in Anchorage have all re-ignited discussions over Beijing’s assertive diplomacy. In fact, throughout the past year, there has been much debate...

Election Manifestoes in Tamil Nadu: Great leap ahead but not enough money

– By Praveen Kumar The state needs to expand its revenue sources to fund ambitious monthly basic income to the households Historically, social welfare schemes are high on the Tamil Nadu governments’ agenda. From pioneering mid-day meals in the 1960s to free colour TVs, laptops, and farm loan waivers, welfare...

Russia-Japan relations and why the Kurils matter

While there are signs of pragmatism in both Moscow and Tokyo, this last barrier to concluding WW2 remains The Kuril Islands, or the Northern Territories as Japan likes to call them, are at the center of an uneasy relationship between Russia and Japan. The USSR occupied the islands between August...

India’s recognition of Taliban should just be tactical, not let it rule Afghanistan again

This article was first published in ThePrint. Afghanistan is living proof that technological superiority in warfare is an insufficient condition for winning wars. The political outcomes of wars are hostage to success on the political table of diplomatic parleys. How else can one explain that the most powerful nation in...

#14 Bank of Japan’s Policy Review – Olympic Torch Relay begins – North Korea’s Missile Launch – Green Ambitions – Miyagi Earthquake.

#14 Bank of Japan’s Policy Review – Olympic Torch Relay begins – North Korea’s Missile Launch – Green Ambitions – Miyagi Earthquake. Here is a brief on biweekly (16th – 31st, March). ● The Tokyo Olympic torch relay started from the J-village sports training centre in the  Fukushima Prefecture ●...

How a new rail line in China will pose a security challenge to India

The Sichuan-Tibet rail link will help China mobilise the 77th Group Army and consolidate its hold on the border defence villages along the Sino-Indian border China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, approved in the recent National People’s Congress’s (NPC) annual session, outlines the Sichuan-Tibet railway line near the China-India border as a...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 92

China-India Brief: Tibet, China-India Nuclear Stability; Military Drivers of BRI; PLA Modernisation 2027; The Philippines-China Stand-off; Taiwan I. The Big Story: China-India Brief There is no information available yet on the 11th round of the Corp Commander-level meeting. After completing the disengagement process from both the north and south banks of...

MisDisMal-Information 35: Of The Crafty World of War Rooms, D.O.O.M., Blurred Lines and Gloomy Races

This is an excerpt from Edition 35 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of The Crafty World of War Rooms, D.O.O.M., Blurred Lines and Gloomy Races – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) DOOM and The Crafty World of War Rooms Over the last few weeks, it has been hard to miss coverage...

Consumers need to pay more if workers are to be given a fair deal

This article was originally published in National Herald. President Joe Biden’s administration was able to push through a major fiscal package in March worth 1.9 trillion dollars and includes another round of 1400 dollars of stimulus cheques for individual Americans, 350 billion dollars to states and local governments as grants,...
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