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The Golden Age of Hydrogen?

The Vernian vision of a hydrogen economy may soon come to pass as countries adopt strategies to mitigate climate change and democratise energy sources.

Surviving Humanoids

The vast landscape of future human-machine interplay is limited only by the discrepancies in our knowledge of the human brain.

Mercenaries of Disinformation

Although influence operations are almost as old as human history, the pervasive presence of social media has allowed private agencies to monetise disinformation.

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech

The NSO surveillance controversy not only indicates an erosion of basic privacy, but also a broader, more troubling trend of authoritarian cyber surveillance.

India’s Presidency at the UNSC

As India assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council, it will focus on three issues - maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.

Tempering Cyber Sovereignty

As it prepares to roll out its national cybersecurity strategy, India must adopt a carefully calibrated approach to the nebulous concept of ‘cyber sovereignty’

Drone Warfare: Here to Stay?

With non-state actors increasingly using unmanned aerial vehicles to counter conventional militaries, India needs to review its drone-use policy for armed forces.

Fostering Shared Values

In his recent visit to India, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has demonstrated strategic restraint on bilateral irritants like human rights issues.

Get the Chip Rolling!

With demand far outstripping supply, the semiconductor industry is in flux, which holds great promise for an accelerated Indo-Taiwan collaboration in the field.

A Geostrategic Outlook

Supply chain resilience in the semiconductor industry is predicated on regional security within East Asia.

Moving Beyond Silicon

The compound semiconductor industry can act as the bedrock for an Indo-Taiwanese strategic partnership.

Challenges for a Shifting Supply Chain

The Taiwanese semiconductor industry is gearing up to meet the challenges of disruption in the traditional supply chain through innovation and a multipronged approach

Delta Wave Disrupts Economic Recovery

As the Delta variant continues to spread throughout Asia, lockdown restrictions and low vaccine rollouts threaten to undercut economic recovery in the region

Holding All the Cards

With China’s overwhelming domination of strategic supply chains, potential disruptions to the electronics industry looms large.

Removing Investment Barriers

In the highly complex and cost-intensive semiconductors industry, the key to success lies in a robust ecosystem and regulatory environment.

Deconstructing the Taiwanese Model

The semiconductor industry is predicated on a complete and closed ecosystem that balances markets, investments, infrastructure, and technology.

‘Fab Future’ for India

The semiconductor industry forms the foundation of technologies that drive economic growth, national security and critical infrastructure.

One Step at a Time

India can leverage its existing strengths in design to establish a fabless ecosystem.

Fostering a Value Chain

The Indian semiconductor ecosystem can be fortified by establishing multiple centres of excellence that focus on specific aspects of the supply chain.

A Glimpse of the Future

Semiconductors are the key to an imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution, with 5G wireless and AI transforming the societal, economic and security verticals.