A review of Arundhati Roy's novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017).
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If India and the US can create tangible cooperation in cyber security and the digital economy, it would send a message to developing countries that digital spaces can be effectively secured while accounting for the freedoms of expression and commerce on the internet.
As India and similar countries work to regulate cybersecurity, norms and laws must allow technology to be its own antidote. Where state intervention is omnipresent, a light government touch in the digital realm is needed to respond to social challenges, poverty, food and energy needs.
A review of what was accomplished in the Paris Talks and other notes on recent happenings, including Congress's decision to remove restrictions on crude oil exports and Putin's comments on "love, war and the ruble."
The on-going debate on encryption and exceptional access for law enforcement agencies to encrypted communication—which recent attacks in Paris and California have only intensified—is also being closely studied in India.
ISIS's oil supplies have been hit hard, but will it be enough to stop the growth of the Islamic State? More on that and other energy issues in the latest Hot Commodities.
C. Christine Fair comes on the show to talk about Islamism in Bangladesh.