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ICANN and GAC ? A Review of proposed byelaw changes
From an internet governance point of view, and the debate over the ITU staking its claim over managing the internet resources and taking over the ICANN functions, GAC's role is an important one, but which often finds itself as not having enough 'clout' in the ICANN decision making process.
 
Asian Security Dynamics
 
Lessons from BRICS: Developing an Indian strategy on global internet governance
Mahima Kaul
09 September 2014
BRICS countries have tried to move internet governance debates by taking strong stands at the global level. India too, has flirted with the idea, time and again. If nothing else, the biggest takeaway from this grouping needs to be the commitment to putting across new ideas to the global community.
 
AQIS: A possible Al Qaeda resurgence in South Asia?
Isha Sharma
09 September 2014
The birth of AQIS at the time when al Qaeda is loosening its grip over the jihadist movement in the Middle East, which has been taken over by the Islamic State (IS), raises questions about al Qaeda's possible resurgence in South Asia.
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Space Security
 
When it comes to internet governance, India is still engaging actively with the UN
Mahima Kaul
11 August 2014
A final draft resolution at the United Nations, passed in July 2014, has focused on the UN General Assembly's review process of World Summit on the Information Society outcomes implementation.
 
Reframing the global Internet ecosystem
Mahima Kaul
11 August 2014
As the conversations around internet governance become trapped in confrontational language, it is time to move the emphasis back to decision making that works for all
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Indian Defence
 
India: Diversifying arms purchases
Siddharth Sivaraman and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopal
13 August 2014
Technology is important, but who you get it from is even more important. U.S. drones in the Indian inventory would have a huge value in terms of messaging, to friends and foes alike. Strategic partnerships are among the best force multiplier options in an uncertain Asia, and India should leave no stone unturned.
 
Exploring net neutrality
Anahita Mathai
12 August 2014
With India seeking to connect the next billion, and becoming a key player in the global Internet debate, it is important to have clearly formed domestic policies. The combination of regulatory interest, corporate opposition and constitutional rights suggest that the time is right for a nuanced debate on net neutrality in India.
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Procurement & Self Reliance
 
Why India’s defence procurement is problematic?
Deba R Mohanty
10 April 2012
A country that spends 15 per cent of its Central expenditure on national defence (armed forces and DRDO) and 23 per cent on national security (armed forces and all other security forces like para-military, police) must explain to its citizens as to whether its spending on security is justifiably utilised or not.
 
From MIC to NSIC
Deba Ranjan Mohanty
11 October 2011
Nomenclature notwithstanding, the evolution of an Indian National Security Industrial Complex (NSIC) must be watched with interest and caution.
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Non-Traditional Security
 
Moves to enhance response to CBR attacks
Astik Sinha
27 December 2011
The recent Indian government’s decision to equip 800 police stations in 80 cities with radiation monitors is a clear indication of how serious the threats posed by chemical, biological and radioactive (CBR) weapons is being taken.
 
Winning the aerospace tech battle
Deba R Mohanty
29 August 2011
India had recently decided to partner Russia in a joint project known as Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). A project like this is a rarity, like Brahmos, that India can ill afford to lose. Prudence would demand employment of a realist strategy of engagement by India in convincing the Russians to expand the scope of involvement.
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Energy/Coal/Power
 
The Climate has Not Changed
16 September 2014
Lydia Powell,

Formal and informal conversations over ambitions and commitments to combat climate change are going on in India and other important regions of the world...

 
CIL must change its mindset
16 September 2014
Ashish Gupta,

The Energy Committee which was institutionalised recently under the Former Union Minister of Power Shri Suresh Prabhu was entrusted with the task for advising government on the issues related with the energy sector.

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International
The story beyond uranium
05 September 2014
C Raja Mohan

The real story for strong India-Australia relations lies beyond uranium. With one of the world's strongest mining sectors,

 
Taking India-Singapore partnership to newer heights1
03 September 2014
Richa Sekhani

India and Singapore's efforts and strategic planning have brought the bilateral linkages between them to such a juncture,

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National
Widening communal fault lines pose challenge to Modi govt
21 August 2014
Niranjan Sahoo

Compared to an average 100,000 incidents annually in the 1980s and 1990s, India witnessed only 72,126 communal riots in 2013.

 
Modi's ports
20 August 2014
R. Swaminathan

Modi needs a credible domestic strategy to ramp up India's maritime infrastructure.

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Japan
Modi's Lexicon
03 September 2014
C. Raja Mohan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fluent Hindi, through which he engages foreign interlocutors,

 
Why relations with Japan are important
03 September 2014
Manoj Joshi

In terms of technology, Japan is way ahead of us and China in many areas. It may be some time before we can expect Japan to export complete weapons systems,

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China
What Modi can learn from Xi
04 September 2014
Manoj Joshi

Modi has been ambivalent about the Lokpal, believing, presumably, that a revitalised administration will make this institution redundant.

 
Making friends with the middle
25 August 2014
C. Raja Mohan and Rory Medcalf

Building a set of flexible Asian coalitions that do not include America or China should become a critical element of India's strategy

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