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With cyber offensive capabilities increasing, why not ban cyber weapons?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the various instances of cyber attacks , the capacities of various countries in the world in the field, and the demand for banning such weapons

How pharma companies created a bottleneck in vaccine distribution

Private pharma companies and developed nations have created a bottleneck in vaccine distribution through the use of patents and legislation

French colonial crimes continue to affect lives in Polynesia

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent analysis of declassified documents from the nuclear testing done by France on the islands of Polynesia

The US Indo-Pacific strategy and its delusions

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the Anchorage meeting between the US and China, the recent Quad summit, and how geo-political considerations are playing a role in the distribution of vaccines

COVID-19: Can we make vaccines that work against all variants?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the new variants of COVID-19 that are emerging and the possibilities of developing a single vaccine for the disease

Covaxin trials: What 81% “interim efficacy” means

Bharat Biotech has claimed in a press release that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Covaxin, showed 81% efficacy in the “first interim analysis” of phase-3 trials.

Iran nuclear deal: What happens next?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge

Life sciences in the last 20 years

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the major developments in the last two decades in the field of life sciences, especially on the question of the origin of life

How has biotechnology evolved over the past two decades?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the developments in biotechnology over the past two decades, especially the hype around genetic engineering

2020: Nuclear disarmament in limbo, arms race in space?

In the second part of a series of conversations about the geo-political situation, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the state of global disarmament and the possibility of the weaponization of space

2020: Crumbling US hegemony, questions for India and EU, China’s gambit

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the year that has passed and the year that has begun and the alignments and challenges at a global level. He also examines the tech war waged by the US on China

Polarization, then a crash: Michael Hudson on the rentier economy

Michael Hudson discusses the chokehold of pro-finance, pro-rentier capitalism reaching into the present COVID-19 crisis

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