Analyses & Assessments

A House Divided? Analyses & Assessments

A House Divided?

With Poland and the EU facing off over the supremacy of European law, has the unity of the post-Brexit bloc been compromised?

A Debt-strapped China? Analyses & Assessments

A Debt-strapped China?

Is the Evergrande crisis only a symptom of China’s larger debt crisis which may ultimately puncture its growth prospects?

Sci-fi Turned Reality! Analyses & Assessments

Sci-fi Turned Reality!

Metaverse mixes the real world with virtual reality in real-time, creating new paradigms for life on this planet. But will it be equitable and safe?

A Fragile Ceasefire? Analyses & Assessments

A Fragile Ceasefire?

The Taliban-sponsored ceasefire between the Pakistani Army and the TTP is at best tenuous, considering an absence of mutual trust.

Is India Hungry? Analyses & Assessments

Is India Hungry?

While malnutrition remains the primary concern, a significant section of the Indian population is still calorie-deficient.

Vagaries of a Shortage Economy Analyses & Assessments

Vagaries of a Shortage Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the failure of ‘just-in-time’ production models, which are prone to supply chain disruptions.

Digitisation of Assets Analyses & Assessments

Digitisation of Assets

As NFTs and cryptocurrencies usher in a new decentralised world of finance, issues of ownership, authenticity and integrity will naturally gain importance.

The New Face of Food Security Analyses & Assessments

The New Face of Food Security

Along with farm productivity, diet diversity and prevention of nutritional deficiencies are key factors in bolstering food security within India.

A Forest-positive Future? Analyses & Assessments

A Forest-positive Future?

While the pledge to end deforestation is a positive move, it is crucial to establish a mechanism that ensures accountability and balances developmental concerns.

Press on a Short Leash? Analyses & Assessments

Press on a Short Leash?

Singapore has passed a new law that limits foreign interference in domestic affairs, which could potentially impede neutral press operations.

Iraq’s Electoral Canvas Analyses & Assessments

Iraq’s Electoral Canvas

In the backdrop of the Tishreem movement, Iraqi voters have taken to the polling booths, hoping to usher in a new dawn for the fledgling democracy.

The Nuclear Heist Analyses & Assessments

The Nuclear Heist

The recent demise of Dr. AQ Khan, the father of the Pakistani nuclear bomb, will hopefully put to rest the controversies that he courted in his lifetime.

An Expanding Arsenal Analyses & Assessments

An Expanding Arsenal

China's hypersonic glide weapon can reportedly penetrate missile defence systems, representing a critical escalation in nuclear strike capabilities.

Mysterious Ailment or Diabolical Weapon? Analyses & Assessments

Mysterious Ailment or Diabolical Weapon?

With a resurgence of the much-dreaded Havana syndrome among U.S. embassy officials, there are competing theories about its origins.

The Human Face of Climate Change Analyses & Assessments

The Human Face of Climate Change

A deluge of information on climate change has triggered a sense of anxiety and impending doom, especially among the young and the marginalised.

Chinks in Asia’s Armour Analyses & Assessments

Chinks in Asia’s Armour

Asia is buffeted by a wave of security challenges, which makes it imperative for India to be at the forefront of a global concert of nations that ensure lasting stability.

Heated Skies Around Taiwan Analyses & Assessments

Heated Skies Around Taiwan

Increased aerial provocations by the PLAAF within Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), while avoiding actual intrusion of its airspace, is being taken as a bellwether for its ultimate intention to use force.

The Traffic-light Coalition Analyses & Assessments

The Traffic-light Coalition

The 2021 German elections usher in a new post-Merkel era, breaking the power status quo and giving rise to a coalition that could potentially create a new liberal consensus.

Historical Allies Join Forces, Again Analyses & Assessments

Historical Allies Join Forces, Again

Reinforcing their military bonds tempered over the heat of many conflicts, the U.S., UK and Australia have come together to confront emerging threats.

A Flag-bearer in Tech? Analyses & Assessments

A Flag-bearer in Tech?

While the QUAD’s efforts to align technical standard-setting is praiseworthy, it is not without its challenges.