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COVER STORY

14-08-2020

U.S.-China August 14

The looming confrontation between the U.S. and China

Briefing

Bilateral relations

India-China relations: Looking forward

Bofeng Hu Cover Story
The future of India-China relations in the wake of the Galwan Valley clash is not only a historic challenge to both countries but also our responsibility to future generations.
Trade Wars

Divided over Huawei

V. Sridhar Cover Story
The coordinated attack against Chinese telecom giant Huawei threatens to split the ranks of the Western alliance, even as Donald Trump’s caprices endanger the viability of companies in the global telecom ecosystem.
Economy

Debt as Chinese weapon?

C.P. Chandrasekhar Cover Story
Concerns over China’s rise as a global economic power and its growing military prowess have led to a narrative that sees any lending or investment by China in developing countries as a sign of expansionism.
Historical Background

Border disputes between India and China: A colonial legacy

John Cherian Cover Story
The undefined border between India and China, which has caused several incidents in the last couple of years, is a legacy of colonial rule.
Ram Temple Construction

Ram temple, the last resort

The Hindutva combine once again takes recourse to the Ayodhya issue by conducting a ground-breaking ceremony for the Ram mandir construction to divert attention from the Modi government’s mismanagement of the COVID pandemic and military reverses in Galwan Valley.
Telecom

Reliance’s 5G claim: A reality check

V. Sridhar The Nation
Reliance’s claim that it has developed fully “indigenous” 5G capability appears dubious given the way the technology has evolved across the world. Its pole position in the Indian telecom market raises fears that this may limit India’s capabilities in telecommunications in the future.

A walk in Corbett country

Notes from a five-day field trip in 2016 in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand that involved trekking through places immortalised by Jim Corbett and led to the welcome discovery that tigers were once again a part of the landscape.
Ground Situation in Kashmir

Kashmir’s endless agony

The Centre abrogated Articles 370 and 35A supposedly as a cure-all for all Jammu and Kashmir’s problems, but a year on, the economy of the region is in the doldrums, while the sense of disillusionment, frustration and alienation among the people is only increasing.

A walk in the woods

Notes from a five-day field trip in 2016 in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand that involved trekking through places immortalised by Jim Corbett and led to the welcome discovery that tigers were once again a part of the landscape.
Bilateral relations

India-China relations: Looking forward

Bofeng Hu Cover Story
The future of India-China relations in the wake of the Galwan Valley clash is not only a historic challenge to both countries but also our responsibility to future generations.
Trade Wars

Divided over Huawei

V. Sridhar Cover Story
The coordinated attack against Chinese telecom giant Huawei threatens to split the ranks of the Western alliance, even as Donald Trump’s caprices endanger the viability of companies in the global telecom ecosystem.
Interview: Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami

‘The government’s action has broken the backbone of Kashmir’s economy’

Interview with Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M) MLA for Kulgam.
Economy

Debt as Chinese weapon?

C.P. Chandrasekhar Cover Story
Concerns over China’s rise as a global economic power and its growing military prowess have led to a narrative that sees any lending or investment by China in developing countries as a sign of expansionism.
Historical Background

Border disputes between India and China: A colonial legacy

John Cherian Cover Story
The undefined border between India and China, which has caused several incidents in the last couple of years, is a legacy of colonial rule.
China-U.S. confrontation

Trade and tensions between the U.S. and China

Vijay Prashad Cover Story
The Donald Trump administration uses every mechanism to cut China out of the global supply chain, but nothing seems to be working as a resolute China is unwilling to back down and dismantle its technological gains.
Vaccine Research

The quest for a COVID-19 vaccine: Promising first results

R. Ramachandran The Nation
Four candidate vaccines are ready to proceed to the critical third phase of clinical trials. But, as this phase takes a long time and as controlled laboratory studies do not guarantee that a vaccine will work in normal settings, realistically, there is not likely to be a vaccine for public use before early to mid 2021.
Controversy

Kerala gold smuggling case: Crossing the line

R. Krishnakumar The Nation
A gold smuggling case being investigated by Central agencies, with alleged links to terror financing, kicks up a political storm in Kerala.

Enlightenment and its discontents

Tracing the history of human civilisation as a dialectical struggle between rational and irrational thought, this book makes a compelling case for the inevitability and value of both in our lives.

The life and afterlife of Safdar Hashmi

Beginning at the moment of his death, this book moves on to capture the iconic story of Hashmi’s life and the city that formed the milieu of his work.
U.S.-China

Pressuring China

Cover Story
THAT relations between Washington and Beijing are spiralling downward has been apparent for some time. If any more evidence was needed, it was ...
China-U.S. confrontation

Trade and tensions between the U.S. and China

Vijay Prashad Cover Story
The Donald Trump administration uses every mechanism to cut China out of the global supply chain, but nothing seems to be working as a resolute China is unwilling to back down and dismantle its technological gains.
U.S.-China

Pressuring China

Cover Story
THAT relations between Washington and Beijing are spiralling downward has been apparent for some time. If any more evidence was needed, it was ...

U.S.&China: Looming confrontation

John Cherian Cover Story
The U.S. and China seem to be moving inexorably towards a serious conflict, and it can be detrimental to India’s national interests in the long run if it gets caught in the middle.
COVID-19 Update

Punjab: Late surge

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
There seems to be a sudden spread of the virus in Punjab as people shake off precautionary measures with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
COVID-19 Update

Gujarat: Unlockdown impact

ANUPAMA KATAKAM The Nation
Gujarat is again showing a surge after businesses and factories start operating as part of the unlocking process and people move across districts.
COVID-19 Update

Telangana: Late lessons

Ravi Sharma The Nation
After initial hesitation, Telangana begins testing on a large scale by involving the private sector as the disease, earlier confined to Hyderabad, spreads to rural areas.
COVID-19 Update

Karnataka: Terrible transition

Karnataka’s initial record in restricting the spread of COVID-19 has been upset by an alarming increase in the cases of infection across the State with Bengaluru emerging as a new national hotspot.
Telecom

Reliance’s 5G claim: A reality check

V. Sridhar The Nation
Reliance’s claim that it has developed fully “indigenous” 5G capability appears dubious given the way the technology has evolved across the world. Its pole position in the Indian telecom market raises fears that this may limit India’s capabilities in telecommunications in the future.
Ground Situation in Kashmir

Kashmir’s endless agony

The Centre abrogated Articles 370 and 35A supposedly as a cure-all for all Jammu and Kashmir’s problems, but a year on, the economy of the region is in the doldrums, while the sense of disillusionment, frustration and alienation among the people is only increasing.
Interview: Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami

‘The government’s action has broken the backbone of Kashmir’s economy’

Interview with Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M) MLA for Kulgam.
Vaccine Research

The quest for a COVID-19 vaccine: Promising first results

R. Ramachandran The Nation
Four candidate vaccines are ready to proceed to the critical third phase of clinical trials. But, as this phase takes a long time and as controlled laboratory studies do not guarantee that a vaccine will work in normal settings, realistically, there is not likely to be a vaccine for public use before early to mid 2021.
Controversy

Kerala gold smuggling case: Crossing the line

R. Krishnakumar The Nation
A gold smuggling case being investigated by Central agencies, with alleged links to terror financing, kicks up a political storm in Kerala.
COVID-19 Update

Haryana: Unchecked spread

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
Haryana’s strict lockdown measures do not seem to have succeeded in containing the spread of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 Update

Uttar Pradesh: Plunging to new depths

The people of Uttar Pradesh, especially the poor and marginalised, are facing a grim future as the deteriorating law and order situation compounds their economic hardship and the State’s COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Update

Kerala: Worrisome clusters

R. Krishnakumar The Nation
The rapid spread of community clusters and the steady rise in cases of infection are putting Kerala’s public health system under pressure.
COVID-19 UPDATE

Rajasthan: New hotbeds & old political games

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
A fresh spurt in cases in 13 districts in July points to a wider geographic spread of the pandemic in the State, and the ongoing political turmoil could only weaken the fight against it.
COVID-19 Update

Andhra Pradesh: Going all out

Ravi Sharma The Nation
Andhra Pradesh has increased testing and strengthened its public health infrastructure and human resource to tackle the fast-growing COVID numbers as the State fears that the peaking will come before the predicted date.
COVID-19 Update

Punjab: Late surge

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
There seems to be a sudden spread of the virus in Punjab as people shake off precautionary measures with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
COVID-19 Update

Gujarat: Unlockdown impact

ANUPAMA KATAKAM The Nation
Gujarat is again showing a surge after businesses and factories start operating as part of the unlocking process and people move across districts.
COVID-19 update

Tamil Nadu: Financial crunch & fatigue

R.K. Radhakrishnan The Nation
The State grapples with a lack of finances and the fatigue of frontline workers in the battle against the pandemic, even as the people struggle to make ends meet amid economic decline.
COVID-19 Update

Telangana: Late lessons

Ravi Sharma The Nation
After initial hesitation, Telangana begins testing on a large scale by involving the private sector as the disease, earlier confined to Hyderabad, spreads to rural areas.
Covid-19 update

Delhi: No room for complacency

Divya Trivedi The Nation
Morale is low and migrants suffer due to official apathy in the national capital region, whose residents remain vigilant despite the State government’s claim that the situation is under control.
COVID-19 Update

Karnataka: Terrible transition

Karnataka’s initial record in restricting the spread of COVID-19 has been upset by an alarming increase in the cases of infection across the State with Bengaluru emerging as a new national hotspot.

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