Information Warfare
Role of Cyber-enabled Technologies in the Russia-Ukraine Armed Conflict

The cyber conflict has blurred the distinctions between state-backed hackers and patriotic amateurs, making it harder for governments to determine who attacks them and respond effectively. However, both Russia and Ukraine appear to have welcomed...

Changing Dimensions of Information Warfare

The changing character of war and its emerging dimensions which are often referred to as grey zone, non-contact, cyber, and information warfare, are fuelling some serious debates/actions across the world and these aspects are now a part of every...

Myanmar’s Battle on Social Media

In the present century, social media has become a battleground to provide authenticity and validation for oneself as well as to produce hatred and discontent for others. Since the rise of the Arab Spring, the role of social media in spreading...

Social Media in Violent Conflicts – Recent Examples

… the very technology that is cause of the problem, can be used to correct it too .. Artificial Intelligence can help social media platforms spot lies, identify doctored videos and photographs and track the dissemination of falsehoods by domestic...

Shooting the ‘Messenger’: How India is tackling the Weaponisation of Social Media

A recent publication of a distorted map of India by Twitter (under its career section “Tweep Live”) sparked a huge controversy.1 After severe backlash, the map was hurriedly taken down, but FIRs have been lodged against Twitter India chief Manish...

Western Media Bias against India

The Western Media is now more vocal about the growing pervasiveness of moral denunciation through ‘Cancel Culture’ in western societies. Cancel Culture refers to a boycott of someone in professional or social circles that is determined by an...

J & K- Less War, More Peace: An Assessment of the Year after the Decisions of 5 August 2019

On 5 Aug 2019 India stunned the world, and perhaps itself, with decisions regarding the constitutional exclusivity attached to the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). These were related to abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the...

China in Cyberspace

A number of major developments in warfare and military technology occurred in the latter half of 20th century. These paradigm shifts are seen in veering away from waging conventional wars to unconventional wars; from nuclear wars to non-...

Warring Minds & Cognitive Ammo

Warfare’s most visible element is blurring of lines between wars and peace, competitors and adversaries, future friends and foes, and such like. It is an age of perception shaping and dominating the ‘truth’. The Chinese have embraced this for...

Cyber Enabled Information Warfare: Are Cyber Borders the Solution We Seek?

… U.S election is one of the recent examples of the threat due to information warfare ... cyber borders similar to the treaty of Westphalia can result into a system where the progress of nations due to cyber connections is maintained and at the...

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