Analyses & Assessments

Self-reliance In Defence - Many Mountains To Climb Analyses & Assessments

Self-reliance In Defence - Many Mountains To Climb

The DAP, in its latest avatar, has its work cut out in encouraging local manufacturing, pursuing quality-driven indigenisation, and acquiring cutting edge technology from overseas vendors.

The Health Silk Road – a Band-aid Solution? Analyses & Assessments

The Health Silk Road – a Band-aid Solution?

By leveraging the BRI infrastructure for its health outreach, China has the power to negate its besmirched 'Wuhan virus' status. However, it must first iron out its supply chain lacunae and avoid overburdening debt-ridden countries

Iconic Hero in Irons—the Downfall of Paul Rusesabagina Analyses & Assessments

Iconic Hero in Irons—the Downfall of Paul Rusesabagina

With subterfuge, the celebrity Good Samaritan was lured back and thrown into prison. While Rwandan security czars may have reasons to gloat over this coup, it also exposes the authoritarian rule under Paul Kagame’s watch.

Indian Cyber-Power: Time for a Recharge Analyses & Assessments

Indian Cyber-Power: Time for a Recharge

A recent Harvard Kennedy School study reveals India's low ranking in cyber capabilities. It is high time for policymakers to articulate a resilient framework to protect data privacy

Palestine: Cry My Beloved Country Analyses & Assessments

Palestine: Cry My Beloved Country

As the UAE and Bahrain close ranks with Israel, other Arab states may follow too, leaving Palestine with just a clutch of supporters for its cause.

Unstoppable! The Dragon's Digital Dominance Analyses & Assessments

Unstoppable! The Dragon's Digital Dominance

China’s ambition to emerge as a global norm-setter in the digital space is already extracting dividends through its ‘Digital Silk Road’ initiative.

The Unbridled Race to Outer Space Analyses & Assessments

The Unbridled Race to Outer Space

As private companies gear up to mine extra-terrestrial resources, the time has come to put in place an effective international regulatory mechanism

China's Entry Into Att: Connecting the Dots Analyses & Assessments

China's Entry Into Att: Connecting the Dots

China joining the Arms Trade Treaty, which is skewed towards arms exporters, does not spell good news for importer nation-states.

Hacking the Hacker: Attribution of Cyber Attacks Analyses & Assessments

Hacking the Hacker: Attribution of Cyber Attacks

Given the intricate labyrinth of the world wide web, an evidence-based framework is required to pin the blame on states for any attacks on critical infrastructure through cyberspace.

Digital Health Data Policy:  Navigating the Privacy Quagmire Analyses & Assessments

Digital Health Data Policy: Navigating the Privacy Quagmire

In implementing the ground-breaking vision of the NDHM, India should not paper over the data protection cracks

North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine Analyses & Assessments

North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine

The debilitating effect of the pandemic may force Pyongyang to rethink its isolationist policies and seek access to much-needed medical and economic aid

Facebook in a Face-off Analyses & Assessments

Facebook in a Face-off

The social media platform faces allegations of not enforcing hate speech and fake news rules and siding with administrations for business interests

How much will the RIL Powerhouse upset the retail cart? Analyses & Assessments

How much will the RIL Powerhouse upset the retail cart?

With the telcos still smarting from the 'Jio-jacking', the recent M&A deal with Future Group has stakeholders worrying about Reliance’s potential monopolistic hold in other markets too.

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit Analyses & Assessments

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit

Several issues hang in the air ahead of UK's final goodbye from the EU. The summit slated for mid-October could be the last-ditch effort for a deal

Floating In Between: The Swing Voter’s Filter Bubble Analyses & Assessments

Floating In Between: The Swing Voter’s Filter Bubble

The focus this time around is on the undecided voters who may get trapped in a flood of online “filter-babble."

States in Dire Straits as GST Promises Turn Sour Analyses & Assessments

States in Dire Straits as GST Promises Turn Sour

With the Centre unable to abide by its commitment and legislation to compensate States for a shortfall in GST revenues, setting the stage for a royal battle

Lebanon's Choice — Relapse or Revolution Analyses & Assessments

Lebanon's Choice — Relapse or Revolution

The August 4 Beirut blast has only aggravated the economic and political quagmire the nation finds itself in-salvation lies in intent and deep reforms

Russia's Stakes in Belarus Analyses & Assessments

Russia's Stakes in Belarus

Any popular movement that aspires to replace Lukashenko in Minsk will need to first contend with Moscow and its geopolitical bearings in Central Asia

Turbulence in the Aegean Sea Analyses & Assessments

Turbulence in the Aegean Sea

The region is in turmoil with Ankara denouncing the recently concluded Egypt –Greece deal and external powers-Russia, EU and France- jumping into the fray

Deal of the Century or an Election Gimmick Analyses & Assessments

Deal of the Century or an Election Gimmick

The ‘Abraham Accord’ may be a major foreign policy breakthrough, but there are doubts over its potential to broker peace in West Asia.