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Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace

A new draft resolution focusing on cyberspace is on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA)’s First Committee. The resolution is a multilateral international effort to have a consensus on behavioural norms in cyberspace – where plenty of bad actors, both state and non-state may have threatened some countries’...

Takshashila Discussion Document – Navigating the Geopolitics of International Technical Standards for India

Download the Discussion Document  Executive Summary Strategic technologies serve as a fulcrum of geopolitical and geoeconomic rivalries between technologically advanced states. This discussion document addresses the geopolitics of international standard-setting in the context of emerging technologies that require global integration. It also suggests approaches on how India should deal with...

The geopolitics of the Arctic: What it means for the EU, Russia and India

Read the full article on Hindustan Times Cooperation on researching the melting permafrost in the Arctic region can bring together the EU, Russia and India Read the full article on Hindustan Times

Takshashila Discussion Document – India-Russia Space Cooperation: A Way Forward

By Aditya Pareek1 and Dr. Andrey Gubin2 1 Takshashila Institution, Bengaluru 2 Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok Download this Discussion Document as a PDF Executive Summary India – Russia space cooperation in the past includes the USSR launching India’s first few satellites, Rakesh Sharma’s inclusion in a manned Soviet mission, and...

Prospects of Indian and Chinese collaboration with Russia on a Joint Space Station

Read the full Article on Valdai Club India’s strategic rival China has already made advances in maintaining a sustained human presence in orbit and the learning curve for India appears steep. Only collaboration with Russia can give India a leg up and may perhaps be the only path for India...

Japan aims to toughen up its cybersecurity

Read the full article on Asia Times Tokyo’s draft cybersecurity strategy points to China, Russia and North Korea as threats These consolidated moves on cybersecurity and high-tech cooperation by Japan, unilaterally, bilaterally and in multilateral fora like the Quad are nothing short of impressive. In recent years Japan has also...

World is Entering A New Moon Age

Read the full article on Times of India It will require India to do some tough space diplomacy between divergent spacefaring camps On September 7, 2019, India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander crashed in a cloud of lunar dust no human would witness. It had experienced a “hard landing” on a desolate patch of...

Will the Quad Tangle with the O-RAN Alliance?

While China and Huawei may have won the 5G race, all is definitely not lost for those looking to reduce their dependencies on the Chinese telecom infrastructure. Technology was a major area of focus during the first in-person summit held in the United States. The Quad has already created a working...

The Quad Makes the First Siliconpolitik Move

Summary An earlier paper on ‘Siliconpolitik: The Case for a Quad Semiconductor Partnership’ made a detailed case for a Quad partnership on semiconductors. It argued that the Quad’s technology cooperation agenda should focus on semiconductors due to their ‘metacriticality’. Further, it reasoned that “since each Quad member enjoys a comparative advantage in...

On Semiconductors, India Needs to Reboot Trade Policies, Ecosystem to Build a TSMC

Talks have accelerated between India and Taiwan to build a state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing unit in the country. Reports have indicated that officials from both sides have met regularly to discuss the possible outcomes of Taiwan investing in a fabrication facility in India. The Taiwanese government and its major foundries, which...
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