The suspension of expedited processing for H-1B visas offers an opportunity for India and the United States to rethink their approach to bilateral technology collaboration.
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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.
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.
The waters between the Indian Ocean and the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are shaping up to be the front lines of a new great game that will spread throughout the Asia-Pacific.
Last week, the Pentagon released a new Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy document outlining the Department's plan for ensuring the freedom of the seas and the broader security of the region. While the strategy is careful to not exclusively focus on the rise of China, the country's central role in U.S.
Last Friday, India and Bangladesh exchanged 50,000 people and more than 160 pockets of land as part of a major land boundary agreement (LBA). The swap is a consequential diplomatic victory for both parties.
Back in January, Sebastian Brady and I wrote a piece on the history and legal issues surrounding the border enclaves divided between India and Bangladesh.
Published by Oxford University Press (2015)
Reviewed by Bruce Riedel
With President Barack Obama on his way to India early next week, we asked Tanvi Madan, Fellow and Director of the India Project here at Brookings, onto the podcast to preview Obama’s trip and discuss what we can expect from the President’s second India summit in less than four months. It’s a trip that comes with much fanfare: it's the first time that an American president has been invited as chief guest to Republic Day, and it's also the first time a sitting American president has visited India twice.
Editor’s note: For quite a while now, social media enthusiasts have been using the hashtag #tbt (or, in long-form, “Throwback Thursday”) as a way to reminisce about the past. Last year, Lawfare decided to get in on the action---by each week turning back in time to a specific event, and briefly explaining how it relates to today’s security and/or legal environment.