Analyses & Assessments

NATO - On the Decline Analyses & Assessments

NATO - On the Decline

French President Emmanuel Macron, in a recent interview, has described NATO as, ‘brain-dead’. In its 70th year, the US-led military alliance is...

RCEP & India- Dodging Competition Analyses & Assessments

RCEP & India- Dodging Competition

In a surprise move, Indian ‘Act East’ policy did a volte face when India opted out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) raising...

Big Brother is Watching you Analyses & Assessments

Big Brother is Watching you

Snooping on Social Media and its alleged manipulation has invoked terrifying visions of an Orwellian State where there are no secrets. Will we all...

Twitter-Ethics or Political Expediency? Analyses & Assessments

Twitter-Ethics or Political Expediency?

Jack Dorsey hit a high moral note when he banned paid political ads on Twitter while Facebook continues to allow such ads, fake or not. This raises...

Run on the Banks? Analyses & Assessments

Run on the Banks?

The run on Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC) has gripped the attention of Indians who trust the Indian banking system with their life...

INFOSYS: Blowing Hot Blowing Cold Analyses & Assessments

INFOSYS: Blowing Hot Blowing Cold

Infosys was shaken by an internal controversy which led to its shares crashing 16% to ₹643.30 and wiping out ₹53,452 crores from its market...

A Caliphate sans Al Baghdadi Analyses & Assessments

A Caliphate sans Al Baghdadi

A triumphant U.S President announced to the world the demise of the Islamic State Group leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Does the threat of the ISIS die...

Indian Army-New Tools of Trade Analyses & Assessments

Indian Army-New Tools of Trade

The Indian infantry, the most combat active in the world, was at least two to three decades behind contemporary modern infantry rifle. With the SIG...

Netherlands: Green rules turn red Analyses & Assessments

Netherlands: Green rules turn red

The Dutch experience in having to face strident public anger while implementing international protocols is illustrative of the dilemma governments...

Lebanon- A Country Reborn Analyses & Assessments

Lebanon- A Country Reborn

Lebanon has seen a rapid decline in its economy over the last decade, and recently witnessed the largest protests since 2005 against their political...

Ageing Population- Live Long Work Longer Analyses & Assessments

Ageing Population- Live Long Work Longer

The ‘maturing’ of global societies is certainly a major achievement for medical sciences, with people today living far longer and healthier lives...

POFMA: Shackling the Web Analyses & Assessments

POFMA: Shackling the Web

Singapore’s latest anti fake news law has grabbed headlines as it affords sweeping powers to the state to monitor online platforms and chatgroups. Is...

Prisons-Boot Camps for Crime and Terror Analyses & Assessments

Prisons-Boot Camps for Crime and Terror

Bloody prison riots followed by police brutalities have become a frequent occurrence. The core principle of incarceration-penance followed by...

Tanzanian Democracy-Terminally ill? Analyses & Assessments

Tanzanian Democracy-Terminally ill?

Tanzania, oft-quoted as a model of democracy for the rest of Africa, is today under the yoke of the Magufuli regime. Will this be the denouement of a...

Ukrainean Tete A Tete -Trump’s  Watergate? Analyses & Assessments

Ukrainean Tete A Tete -Trump’s Watergate?

The road to the 2020 Presidential Elections has got bumpier for President Trump, with Democrats launching formal impeachment proceedings. Will it...

Project Chandrayan- Reaching  for the Moon Analyses & Assessments

Project Chandrayan- Reaching for the Moon

Project Chandrayan-II came tantalisingly close to remotely land an unmanned spacecraft on the lunar surface. Does India’s space programme stand up to...

Russia-Ukraine: Prisoners of Past Analyses & Assessments

Russia-Ukraine: Prisoners of Past

The recent prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine is indicative of a thaw between the two estranged neighbours. Will this spirit survive the...

Cultivated Meat: “Soul” Food Analyses & Assessments

Cultivated Meat: “Soul” Food

The global demand for meat is set to double by 2050. With Clean Meat technology making considerable headway, are we ready to make the conscious shift...

Israeli Elections- Persistent Deadlock Analyses & Assessments

Israeli Elections- Persistent Deadlock

With immunity from corruption charges as a political prize, Netanyahu is desperately seeking an extension of his lengthy rule through a coalition....

POK- The Unfinished Agenda Analyses & Assessments

POK- The Unfinished Agenda

The withdrawal of special provisions granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the biggest political gamble. For decades, Pakistan...