Media reports outline U.S. President Donald Trump’s use of his social media accounts encouraging his supporters who ultimately broke into the Capitol. Similarly, significant attention has focused on how rioters used Parler, a Twitter-like microblogging and social networking site popular with right-wing groups and individuals, to organize and communicate, at times violently, before and during their siege.
“We today have accepted that judges, or rather courts, and especially constitutional courts, have become institutions of governance. As an institution of governance it must be open to public scrutiny and public criticism,” he said.
He was addressing the 16th Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture on”Criticism of judiciary, contempt jurisdiction and its use in the age of social media”.
It is long part time to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — President-elect Joe Biden can and should begin doing so upon taking office.
While U.S. defense firms produced innovations in defense and aerospace technology that underpinned the Pax Americana through the Cold War and beyond, times are changing.
The push to slash United States’ overseas bases is not going away anytime soon. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley recently remarked, “Large permanent U.S. bases overseas might be necessary for rotational forces to go into and out of, but permanently positioning U.S. forces I think needs a significant relook for the future.
Both the Irregular Warfare Annex to the National Defense Strategy and the Defense Department’s current directive define irregular warfare as a struggle to influence populations and affect legitimacy. They identify five core missions within irregular warfare: unconventional warfare, stabilization, foreign internal defense, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency.
Partha Chatterjee is an acclaimed academic and professor at Columbia University, New York. Speaking with Srijan Mitra, Chatterjee discussed the ICHR chair’s recent remarks on ‘secular’ historians, history versus general knowledge — and why, despite tangy controversies, studying history is so unexciting in India: ICHR’s new chair feels ‘secular historians’ […]
Almost 15 years ago Jeff Bezos, founder of US online retail firm Amazon, said e-commerce was going to change the way the world shops. It has and in the process rained billions of dollars into India this year. Investment plans announced this week by homegrown Flipkart — founded by the […]
Compared with tariffs, an escalating conflict over technology is of more concern to China. Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19’s impact on trade. Sign up here, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis on the pandemic. U.S. President Donald Trump famously tweeted […]
Beginning this week with the Brics summit at Fortaleza and Brasilia in Brazil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a packed foreign policy schedule over the next two months. His meetings will encompass leaders from US, China, Russia and Japan, among others. Foreign policy is usually marked by significant continuity despite […]
The Modi government has begun to carry forward a process related to Jammu & Kashmir that the UPA regime had initiated but had then abandoned in all but name. In October 2010, the home ministry had set up a Group of Interlocutors under the chairmanship of this writer with a […]
In a worrying sign for the Indian security establishment, two of the four youths from Thane who had gone missing in Iraq have admitted to joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Reportedly, the youths contacted their families and confessed to working for the jihadi group in Syria’s […]
India’s place has remained unchanged in the latest UNDP rankings for Human Development Index (HDI), the most widely accepted measure of living standards and human welfare. It comes in at a lowly 135th among 185 countries, worse off than besieged Palestine that is currently under bombardment. What is worse is […]
Politics isn’t a career choice in itself, as far as parliament’s website is concerned. But MPs do have the freedom to list multiple professions. Did you know L K Advani is a journalist, diplomat and trade unionist? That’s more versatility than even Ronald Reagan could boast — radio broadcaster, lifeguard […]
A large body of evidence in China’s official military and party media indicates the nation’s senior civilian and uniformed leaders recognize significant shortcomings in the warfighting and command capabilities of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). However, most of this evidence is not translated into English for public consumption and is […]
The People’s Liberation Army is actively thinking about the weak points of potential adversary’s operational systems.
Why does the United States get war wrong? Why does its use of force rarely achieve national security objectives? And how can this situation be remedied? The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder, by Dr. Sean McFate, takes on the mammoth task of addressing these […]
“The world by 2049 will be defined by the realization of Chinese power,” write Bradley Thayer and John Friend, referring to the centenary of the founding of the People’s Republic. “China,” these American academics tell us, “will be the world’s greatest economic and political force.” Must Americans accept the inevitability […]