The Balloon Incident and the Fragility of US–China Ties

US–China relations have become increasingly contentious due to a variety of issues spanning trade and economics to military and geopolitical concerns.

April 06, 2023

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill 2023: Boost to the Construction of Strategic Infrastructure

The proposed amendments to the Forest Conservation Act of 1980 will allow for speedy completion of infrastructure projects in the border areas.

April 06, 2023

The Metastasising ISKP Menace for India

The Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) has claimed responsibility for last year’s botched Coimbatore and Mangalore blasts in an attempt to show its expanding influence, which raises serious concerns for Indian security agencies.

April 05, 2023

The Corporatisation of Ukraine War: A Case of Unfolding Asymmetry in Military Power

The power of crowdsourcing budgetary support, technology, training, and logistic wherewithal, while at war, has emerged as an important lesson in the Ukraine war.

March 22, 2023

Clean Energy Transitions in Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges

Even as Vietnam has Southeast Asia's largest installed solar and wind power capacity, coal will continue to be the country’s primary source of energy till 2030.

March 21, 2023

A Need for an Autonomous Agency for Overseas Development Assistance

There is a need for India to establish an autonomous agency to execute overseas development assistance programmes.

March 15, 2023

The Saudi–Iran Rapprochement

The Chinese-mediated rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran puts a check on the widening gap between the two regional powers.

March 14, 2023

Negotiations on South China Sea Code of Conduct: Does It Matter?

Negotiations between ASEAN and China regarding a Code of Conduct on South China Sea may continue to be prolonged and evasive.

March 13, 2023

Implications of the New START Suspension

Russia’s decision to suspend participation in the New START complicates efforts to revive arms control negotiations.

March 02, 2023

Making Sense of the US–China Balloon Row

The US–China balloon row shows that the significance of methods like balloon surveillance has not reduced in the era of high-tech satellites and drones.

February 22, 2023