With contributors from various Central Asian nations and beyond, this issue of Seminar provides a selection of perspectives about the past, present, and future trajectory of Central Asia, and the growing role of external actors, particularly India, China, Russia, and the European Union, in this evolving and dynamic space.
For India, the equation is pretty simple: better diplomatic relations between the United States and Iran would let New Delhi deal more smoothly with both countries. A decline in the relationship adversely affects Indian interests.
India’s efforts to create a robust data protection framework have garnered significant attention in recent policy debates. While the spotlight is mostly on Silicon Valley giants, such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google, the economic costs of data protection will be borne by all companies in the digital sphere.
Check out highlights from six key conversations in which policymakers, industry experts, and scholars debated and deliberated crucial questions on data privacy, 5G technologies, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and financial technology in the age of digital globalization.
With a steadily expanding fleet of satellites for both civilian and military purposes, the technological ability to secure these is a national imperative, as is the diplomatic ability to proactively shape the global governance of outer space with like-minded partners.
Emerging economies like India that are considering data protection regulations need to carefully evaluate the direct and indirect costs of such laws.