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Cybersecurity, Meta and The Wire Fiasco
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Cybersecurity, Meta and The Wire Fiasco

Background In October 2022, a media outlet called the Wire, which presents itself as a critical dissenting voice and champion of free speech, published a three-story series alleging that Meta, the big tech and social media giant, had given unchecked authority to Amit Malviya, the head of the Indian ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Information […]

Foreign Workers on US Bases Subjected to Abusive employment practices: ICIJ Investigation
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Foreign Workers on US Bases Subjected to Abusive employment practices: ICIJ Investigation

Foreign workers for defense contractors on at least four U.S. military bases in the Persian Gulf are trapped in their jobs by abusive employment practices that they say prevent them from returning home or even looking for better work in the region, more than 30 current and former workers said in interviews with the International […]

India’s Maritime Security Policy for the Indian Ocean Region and Indo-Pacific
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India’s Maritime Security Policy for the Indian Ocean Region and Indo-Pacific

China has focused on building artificial islands in the South China Sea and pulling developing countries into debt traps through the Belt and Road Initiative. Although India’s diplomatic missions across the globe are vast, it remains on the sidelines observing the events unfold instead of actively intervening to pull its neighbours to its side and […]

Russia-Ukraine Conflict and India
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Russia-Ukraine Conflict and India

Given the high levels of fear and mistrust on both sides, it is necessary to avoid inadvertent escalations that might spiral things out of control. It is clear that Russia had no intention of invading Ukraine but all it wanted was to prevent it from becoming a satellite state of the US. India has been […]

Analyzing the USA’s New National Security Strategy
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Analyzing the USA’s New National Security Strategy

The New National Security Strategy underlines that America’s preeminence as a global power has to be maintained at all costs Perhaps for the first time, the threat of china has been quite explicitly mentioned in the policy of the Biden Administration which in a way has displaced Russia. The strategy document talks about the concept […]

Hijab: A Symbol of Choice or Social Oppression?
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Hijab: A Symbol of Choice or Social Oppression?

Hijab has been one of the most tweeted and searched keywords on the internet in the past few months. After the students’ protest in Karnataka in early 2022, the question of the Hijab regained public consciousness after the death of Mahsa Amini in the state of Iran. Late Ms Amini was a 22-year-old Kurdish woman […]

Most important decade since end of World War II: Putin
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Most important decade since end of World War II: Putin

In his speech at a plenary session of the 19th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club at the Imperial Park Hotel & Spa in Rogozinino, a suburb of Moscow, Russian President Putin underscored that Russia does not oppose Western elites and does not aspire for hegemony in the new multipolar world. He was speaking […]

Revisiting China’s emergence – The lesser-known story of the rise of a global hegemon
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Revisiting China’s emergence – The lesser-known story of the rise of a global hegemon

The credit goes to the duo of Jiang Zemin and Zhu Rongji for navigating China during the challenging times despite the severe shortage of qualified human resources. The missing of China’s top business tycoons such as Jack Ma has raised alarm bells on the extent and gravity of Xi’s unprecedented crackdown. There is a determination […]