India’s central bank is considering launching a digital currency. Yet a key question that needs to be addressed first is: would Indian consumers even choose to use it?
Udbhav Tiwari writes on how there is a false binary between encryption and public safety and highlights the need to give users better products while protecting their texts.
Bengaluru did not become a tech innovation hub overnight. It shows key policy changes that are required in India to foster an innovative ecosystem.
As Covid pandemic moves to epidemic conditions with regional hotspots, caution must be taken because any fault line in global vaccine supply can be cataclysmic.
Konark Bhandari writes how a moratorium on further testing of DA-ASAT weapons may take time, but countries must start exchanging data on debris in outer space and question sustainability in space.
Rudra Chaudhuri writes on how the outrage of ex-Servicemen against new claims on Manekshaw’s role in 1971 shows a homily in the larger literature, which undermines the agency of the forces.
Tensions along the de facto India-China border have long been simmering, but past agreements have failed to permanently lower the heat. Can a new agreement succeed?
While the world helps Afghanistan battle hunger and the collapse of its healthcare system, women’s rights are at risk of being politically orphaned.
Rudra Chaudhuri writes about how India is a top foreign policy priority for Global Britain.
With the Quad’s recent statement on a partnership related to outer space, India has an opportunity to bolster its private space sector. But it will need to articulate a national space policy first.
Experts weigh in on whether the United States is too hostile toward China.
New Delhi’s close relationship with Nepal, bound in history and culture, and the misperception about China’s relations with Nepal before 1950 have contributed to a skewed understanding of Sino-Nepali relations.
This paper discusses the opportunities and challenges arising from the adoption of CBDCs at the conceptual level and specifically in the Indian context.
India’s diplomatic advance in the US could be pivotal with long-lasting effects in both South Asia as well as the future of the Indo-Pacific.
While some policymakers argue that encryption must only be weakened to solve specific problems, most experts agree that there is no technological solution that would weaken encryption for specific law enforcement and national security purposes, while managing to maintain preexisting levels of security and confidentiality for general use.
With the Taliban’s return, India faces a real security threat. Rudra Chaudhuri writes how it also has the opportunity to pioneer an approach rooted in humanism.
Shibani Mehta and Manoj Kewalramani examine the hedging strategies of South Asian states amid China’s rise to illustrate how smaller powers can be rather adept at playing the geopolitical game.
China’s central bank has plans to roll out a digital yuan, which could circumvent the U.S. dollar in important global financial transactions. Here are some ways the digital yuan could pose a challenge to the dollar’s prominence.
Despite slick rhetoric from Taliban spokespeople, Afghanistan’s future under its new rulers is likely to be messy and uncertain.
India has proposed a simpler set of rules for drones. These rules could offer a welcome opening for India’s economy.