Publications

A small step for Google

If you were to ask a group of a hundred people about their choice of a dream employer, chances are a significant number of them would mention Google. Picture modern...

An ongoing journal on Russia-Japan relations #2

The state of economic cooperation between Japan and Russia Since the new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga took over, the consensus has been that his administration will continue the policies...

China-India Border Dispute; PLA Regulations; Taiwan; Chinese Nuclear Forces, 2020; India’s Theatre Expansion: Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise

I. The Big Story:  China-India Border Dispute India’s Defence Ministry’s year-end review claims that the Indian troops are well entrenched along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) to counter any Chinese actions, even...

Journal Article: India’s Theatre Expansion : Use of Sea Power to Balance China’s Rise

In Indian Public Policy Review’s latest issue, I examine the Sino-Indian problems and argue that development and demonstration of maritime power afford India the best way of managing China in the...

Book Review: Coping with China

Book review of India’s China Challenge: A Journey through China’s Rise and What It Means for India China’s rise in the past three decades has made it a formidable challenger...

Eye on China: LAC Corps – S. Asia Dialogue – PSC Meeting – New Rules For Banks – Covid Outbreak & Probe – Schadenfreude & HK Arrests – IMF Assessment

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Let’s begin with a new incident...

Cautious Optimism

The welcome to the new year was wishfully cheerful, riding more hope than evidence. Economic data that is coming out is still mixed, yet hopeful. But to have survived the...

#8 Entry ban, #Tiananmen 1989, #Decarbonization goals, #Digitization efforts, #Economic pact with U.K.

#8 Entry ban, #Tiananmen 1989, #Decarbonization goals, #Digitization efforts, #Economic pact with U.K. By Divya Suresh HIGHLIGHTS: 15th Dec – 31st Dec. ● Decarbonization recognized as the new area of...

DCGI’s Covaxin ‘approval’ is political jumla. It reinforces idea of Modi’s Atmanirbhar Bharat

Other than to the highly credulous, it is pretty obvious that the Drugs Controller General of India’s ‘approval’ for Bharat Biotech’s indigenous vaccine candidate, Covaxin, was announced for extra-scientific reasons....

No matter what Bharat Biotech says, Covaxin is just not ready for approvals

Bharat Biotech got an approval for its COVID-19 vaccine and along with it came a lot of flak from critics who believe that the process was rushed for no valid reason....

Hand Me the Paper #2

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, mostly around...

Having survived 2020 is in itself a cause for celebration

The welcome to the new year was wishfully cheerful, riding more on hope than on evidence. The economic data that is coming out is still mixed, yet hopeful. But to...

The big convergence challenge that we face in this new decade

We enter the third decade of this millennium amid rising doubts, risks and worries about technology, markets, nationalism, democracy and the world order. The unqualified enthusiasm for them that we...

PLA in 2020: Year-end Review

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had an eventful 2020. It was involved in skirmishes and stand-offs on multiple peripheries throughout the year. In particular, 2020 has been the first major...

India, China and the Proverbial 13-year gap that is widening

Two years ago, the Chinese people celebrated 40 years of the launch of their economic reforms. The achievement of this period is breath-taking. Read the full article on Times of...

An ongoing journal on Russia-Japan relations #1

Russia-Japan relations are an arena of geopolitics less explored than the headline grabbing contention between the West and Russia. As neighbours, Japan and Russia have always had an uneasy relationship...

The China Challenge – A Blue Paper

Download the Blue Paper as a PDF The Takshashila Institution and Hudson Institute hosted The China Challenge online discussion series over six weeks between August 28, 2020, and October 2,...

Why blocking Sci-Hub will actually hurt national interest

Earlier this month, three foreign academic publishers sued two foreign websites for copyright infringement in a case before the Delhi High Court. Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society, among the...

Eye on China: 120 FDI Proposals – LAC Talks Stalled – Nepal Intrigue – EU Deal Stumbles – PLA’s 2020 Perspective – Democratic Life Meeting

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties It’s been a slow news week...

Amazon, Facebook, Google and the question of trust

In the season of Secret Santa, and last-minute Christmas shopping or new year’s gifts, the option of shopping with e-commerce is a godsend. Read the full article on Mumbai Mirror

Hand Me the Paper #1

As a tech policy analyst, 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...

The next step for Quad: A dialogue on high tech

This article was first published in Hindustan Times. Views are personal. T-12 is the new G-7. We are not talking about your airport boarding gates. T-12, Tech-10, Democracy-10 are some...

Why India needs two maritime theatres of command, not one

Without doubt, the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff and the decision to reorganise the armed forces into joint theatre commands are the most significant defence reforms in independent India. The defence ministry and the top...

Eye on China: Border Talks – Huawei Decision – EU Deal & Resolution – 2021 Economic Agenda – Wang on US Ties

Eye on China is a weekly bulletin offering news and analysis related to the Middle Kingdom from an Indian interests perspective. I. India-China Ties Let’s begin with the tensions in...

Decoding the DC-Brussels-Beijing geopolitical triangle

Joe Biden’s election as the United States (US) president has led to talk of greater coordination between Washington and Brussels over China. In early November, European Union (EU) foreign affairs...

V-shaped recovery anticipated, but it’s the human capital base of economy that needs care

Macroeconomic winds are blowing favourably as we enter the New Year. Stock markets are at an all-time high. Share price indices are up nearly 60 per cent from their lows...

We must strengthen social trust for truly effective cyber security

Had it not been for over-ambition or arrogance on the part of the hackers—allegedly linked to Russian intelligence agencies—in attacking FireEye, a leading private cyber-security firm, it might have taken...

Let 2021 be the Year of Empathy

It has been a helluva year. Full of tragic struggle against a deadly invisible virus. So many loved ones lost, so sudden. Not even being allowed to see the dying...

Watch on Japan | #7 Rising corona cases – “Go To travel” suspended – Expanding missile defense – Digital & Green initiative stimulus packages

Watch on Japan | #7 Rising corona cases – “Go To travel” suspended – Expanding missile defense – Digital & Green initiative stimulus packages By Divya Suresh HIGHLIGHTS: 1st Dec...

China’s Economy May Be ‘Slowing Down’, But Don’t Write Off BRI Yet

Ever since it was launched, there’s been a raging debate about the sustainability of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Conventionally, these conversations take shape depending on where you stand....
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