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What India’s farm crisis really needs

 Christophe Jaffrelot & Hemal Thakker, The Indian Express – 16 March 2021 The current farmers’ protests in India which have spanned for over three months now and resulted in tens of thousands of people amassing the streets of New Delhi highlight the problems within the Indian agriculture industry leading to this crisis. In this opinion article,…

Afghanistan wants to be bridge between South, Central Asia, Gulf with UAE’s digitalisation support: Afghan envoy

MENAFN, Binsal Abdulkader – 7 March 2021 In an interview with the Emirates News Agency, Javid Ahmad, the Afghan Ambassador to the UAE, said how the country has planned a long-term investment in digitalisation of trade and logistics infrastructure with the UAE. This digitalisation would improve regional connectivity within Afghanistan, which is a prerequisite for…

How China’s Digital Silk Road Is Leading Countries Away from the United States

Patrick Tucker, Defense One – 22 February 2021 This article looks at how China is building dependencies on their technology within other countries’ infrastructure in order to weaken their partners’ ties with the U.S.. Their strategy includes the supply of security technology to autocratic regimes, technology investments and the investment in Chinese tech education. Read…

One lesson the U.S. can learn from China to improve its competitiveness in technology development

Joseph Kannarkat and Norman Augustine, Brookings – 19 January 2021 China’s success story since its economic reforms has been characterised by high levels of technological development and innovation, a prominent example being its world-class high-speed railway. This article in Brookings explains why the U.S., currently stagnating in its global competitiveness, should take lessons from China’s…

Facebook’s push into Asia-Pacific runs into political hurdles

Hannah Murphy and John Reed, Financial Times – 6 January 2021 Mark Zuckerberg managed to conquer the west in building his Facebook empire, however now that the growth in usage of the social media platform in this region has flattened out, he has set his sights on the APAC region. Penetrating this market has not…