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JANUARY 2017

CHINA’S NEW CYBERSECURITY LAW AND TAKEAWAYS FOR INDIA
Mr E.Dilipraj, Associate Fellow, CAPS
06 January 2017:
 On November 07, 2016, the 24th Session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress of China passed the country’s Cybersecurity Law....read more

IS CONSTRAINED: SHIFTING AGENDAS AND TARGETS
Ms Radhika Halder, Research Associate, CAPS
11 January 2017:
 The New Year has only just begun and already given us the first terror incident. It was in one of Ankara’s nightclubs where a gunman went on a rampage, killing 39 people....read more

QUESTIONING THE ‘ONE CHINA’ PRINCIPLE?
Dr. Puyam Rakesh singh, Research Associate, CAPS
12 January 2017:
 Taiwan remains a very sensitive national issue for China. It is at the heart of China’s ‘One country, two systems’ policy for peaceful reunification of Taiwan. But the island is still a de facto independent state...read more

SHUTTING DOWN OF JAPAN’S MONJU REACTOR: PREVAILING NUCLEAR ENERGY UNCERTAINTIES
Mr.Gideon Kharmalki, Research Associate, CAPS
23 January 2017:
In December 2016, Japanese officials finally decided to pull the plug on the Monju reactor. The Monju reactor is located at Tsuruga city in the Fukui Prefecture...read more

ALLEGED RUSSIAN HACKING DURING THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT OR RUSSIAN SUBVERSION?
Gp Capt Ashish Gupta, Senior Fellow, CAPS
24 January 2017:
 The 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election of 2016 was ‘different’ in more than one way than many previously held U.S. presidential elections....read more

WHY IS RUSSIA APAHETIC TOWARDS CPEC?
Ms Chandra Rekha, Associate Fellow, CAPS
31 January 2017:
 The growing partnership between Russia and Pakistan has caused anxiety for India and uncertainty in the overall strategic partnership with its traditional ally- Russia. But is it right to say that the current partnership between Moscow and Islamabad is ‘foolproof’...read more

FEBRUARY 2017

IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL AND UNCERTAINTY POST-RAFSANJANI
Ms Anu Sharma, Research Associate, CAPS
01 February 2017:
 On January 08, 2017, Iranian politics suffered a major setback with the death of Iran’s former President, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani....read more

CHINA’S NEW COMMISSION FOR ENHANCING CIVIL-MILITARY INTEGRATION   
Dr. Temjenmeren Ao, Associate Fellow, CAPS
08 February 2017
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 The ongoing PLA reform recently witnessed the establishment of a new central commission for civilian-military development... read more

IRAQI KURDISTAN’S OIL ODYSSEY 
Divya Malhotra, Research Associate, CAPS 
13 February 2017:
 One century ago, the victorious imperial powers in World War I drew borders on sands of West Asia and the modern state of Iraq was founded... read more.

THE NEXT DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN ELECTRONICS: GRAPHENE TRANSISTORS
 Arjun Subramanian P
16 February 2017:
 A breakthrough in graphene-based transistor technology was reported in an editorial recently in the Indian Express by a team working on the technology at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore... read more

DIMENSIONS AND DYNAMICS OF FAKE NEWS ECOSYSTEM ON THE INTERNET 
Gp Capt A K Gupta, Senior Fellow, CAPS
16 February 2017:
 
The news coverage and consumption across the globe is in the midst of a paradigm shift in which traditional news gathering practices are giving way to extensive use of web and social media into routinized newsgathering practices...read more

POTENTIAL SECURITY GAINS OF INDIAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT 
Gp Capt Vivek Kapur, Senior Fellow, CAPS
20 February 2017:
 On 15 February 2017, at 0928h Indian Standard Time (IST) ISRO carried out the launch of its PSLV C-37 mission. This rocket carried India’s Cartosat-2D, (INS)-1A and INS-1B, and 101 nano satellites...read more

TRUMP’S SANCTIONS AND THE UNMAKING OF THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL?
Ms Anu sharma, Research Associate, CAPS
22 February  2017:
 The relations between US and Iran have started moving towards a new low with the US imposing fresh batch of sanctions on Iran. These fresh sanctions have supplied Iran with a reason to re-affirm their adversarial feelings towards the US....read more

THE SECURITY OF THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION: DELIBERATING THE REGIONAL SECURITY FRAMEWORK
Ms Pooja Bhatt, Research Associate, CAPS
24 February 2017:
 The Indian Ocean faces security threats from both traditional and non-traditional sources. The region is surrounded by the most number of developing and under-developed countries, apart from few developed countries....read more