South Asia

    • Paper

    The Army in Indian Military Strategy: Rethink Doctrine or Risk Irrelevance

    • Arzan Tarapore
    • August 10, 2020

    The Indian Army’s prevailing doctrine leaves the military with two main choices: do nothing or risk wars it cannot win. The Indian Army needs to rethink its use of force to meet today’s new challenges.

    • Event

    'Decoupling' and the Geopolitics of 5G

    Two weeks after the Indian government banned the use of 59 Chinese applications, the United Kingdom also reversed its policy on Huawei’s operations in the country. As international pressure grows to contain China’s aggressive global posturing, what impact will this have on the future of 5G?

    • Event

    Creating a Gender Equal Police Force

    • Mokshada Patil, Sharon Robson
    • July 31, 2020
    • Zoom Webinar

    Within law enforcement, women make up only 7.28% of India's total police force. Of these, 90% are constables, while less than 1% hold supervisory positions. Would improving this gender bias within the force help in ensuring that the police is able to carry out its duties more effectively?

    • Op-Ed

    Regulations Proposed by Draft Report on Non-Personal Data Need a Relook

    State regulation must identify concrete problems, not create interventionist bureaucracies based on potential ones. These lessons have made India one of the world’s largest economies and enabled the present government to seek “atmanirbharta."

    • Op-Ed

    How COVID-19 is Changing Indian Federalism

    The pandemic has enabled the central government to implement far-reaching reforms in areas such as agriculture, traditionally considered to be the domain of states.

    • Op-Ed

    Multilateralism With Chinese Characteristics: Bringing in the Hub-and-Spoke

    • Deep Pal, Suchet Vir Singh
    • July 10, 2020
    • Diplomat

    Although clarifications came from the Prime Minister’s Office a day later, this swift round of China’s infamous “wolf-warrior diplomacy” allowed them to capture the narrative surrounding the clash at Galwan Valley.

    • Event

    Policing a Pandemic

    A Carnegie India - Tata Trusts Initiative: Given the police's front-facing task of containing the spread of the coronavirus, what role do the long-held traditions of the force, its internal culture, training, and practice play in how the police manages its public interactions?

    • Op-Ed

    India and Global Artificial Intelligence Governance

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly embedded in society – from curating social media feeds and assisting law enforcement, to deciding an individual’s creditworthiness and aiding in healthcare.

    • Event

    Policymaking During Crises

    The coronavirus pandemic has re-emphasized the need for evidence-backed research in tackling health, economic, and socio-political issues in India, and across the world. In an increasingly saturated information space, how can we ensure that cogent steps are taken during times of crises?

    • Q&A

    How India’s Kerala State Contained the Coronavirus

    The coastal state of Kerala in south India has used a unique strategy to halt the coronavirus. By deploying police to support and inform people—for example, by arranging home delivery of essential goods to people in quarantine—it has flattened the curve.

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    Rudra Chaudhuri
    Carnegie India
    Rudra Chaudhuri is the director of Carnegie India. His primary research interests include the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues.

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