Amar Diwakar
Amar Diwakar
Amar Diwakar is a freelance writer and researcher of international affairs and political economy, focused on the Persian Gulf, South Asia, and the Belt and Road Initiative. He holds an MSc in international politics from SOAS, University of London

India under Modi markets itself as an alternative and counterweight to China in Asia, but it ranks behind Beijing in soft and hard power and its reforms have been anaemic by comparison.

As power is re-defined by data, states are not prepared for the global consequences of the AI revolution, while individuals remain vulnerable to new techniques of control.

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