governance

India's small satellite mission: time for the next leap forward

India has always given importance to the development of space technology for peaceful purposes. The Indian space programme is one of the biggest national space programmes in the world, which has transitioned from its purely research orientation in the 1960s to a commercial orientation in the 1990s.

Debate on sace code of conduct: an Indian perspective

As the debate for a Space Code of Conduct gains momentum, there is a need to frame a code that is acceptable to all space-faring nations. This Paper assesses the concerns of Asian countries, especially India, on the code proposed by the European Union.

Global internet governance: India's search for a new paradigm

There is an on-going 'global war' for internet governance (and it has heated up considerably during the current year). As the battles rage, the entire debate has become even more confusing as it has got mired in complicated jargon being tossed about by various stakeholders.

Reimagining multistakeholderism: challenges for internet governance

As the internet has assumed increasing importance across the world, who governs the online sphere is becoming a burning question. The current governance architecture is anachronistic, as American-incorporated organisations like the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) continue to administer what was once an American, but is now unquestionably a global, phenomenon.

Right to Information Learning Programme in India for civil society and media representatives of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), New Delhi (CHRI) organised a Learning Programme on the Right to Information (RTI-LP) for representatives of civil society, media and academia from Commonwealth member States- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa, between 16-26 March 2014, with support from the Department for International Development (DfID), India office.

Consolidating SADC’s regional integration: the governance of the security sector

The Southern African region faces the major challenge of combining the principles ofdemocracy and the creation of democratic institutions with the pragmatic decisions required in implementing reforms in the security sectors of Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries.

China's position on the Sony attack

In late November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed it was the victim of a cyber attack that crippled its networks and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. On December 19, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publicly identified North Korea as responsible for these crimes.

Cyber war preparedness, cyberspace arms control and the United States

The cyber-attacks that Estonia, Georgia and Iran suffered as well as the U.S. PRISM spying scandal exposed in 2013 have demonstrated that there is increasing difficulty in maintaining order and security in cyberspace.

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