Analyses & Assessments

Palestine Analyses & Assessments

Palestine

On 06 October 2016, the US (both White House & State Department) strongly condemned Israel for approving plans for new settlement construction, in West Bank.

Contours for the Middle East Analyses & Assessments

Contours for the Middle East

On 09 October 2016, it was reported that ISIS had lost more than 30% of the territory, it controlled in January 2015.

Pakistan nuclear capability Analyses & Assessments

Pakistan nuclear capability

In July 2015, Dr. AQ Khan, father of Pakistan’s Nuclear bomb, said Pakistan could nuke New Delhi from Kahuta, within 5 minutes.

Columbian referendum Analyses & Assessments

Columbian referendum

On 02 October 2016, voters in Columbia rejected the landmark peace deal with FARC rebels. The deal was signed between President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez.

Oracle and Tiktok: a Match Made in Heaven? Analyses & Assessments

Oracle and Tiktok: a Match Made in Heaven?

With both tech companies talking at cross purposes, it is anybody's guess when the Trump-blessed deal will walk the rocky path up the aisle.

A Favourable Anomaly Called Donald Trump Analyses & Assessments

A Favourable Anomaly Called Donald Trump

Despite his administrative blunders and his brash criticism of his rivals, one cannot be dismissive of President Trump's chances in the November elections. His oddities are what keep his supporters glued to his side, come what may.

The Dichotomy of China's Green Pledge Analyses & Assessments

The Dichotomy of China's Green Pledge

Will Beijing fulfil its public undertaking on carbon neutrality when its economic goals are at conflict with environmental targets?

Chinks in Putin’s Armour Analyses & Assessments

Chinks in Putin’s Armour

Putin's credential as a strongman in foreign policy has been put to the test by a series of crises in his own backyard

Ethics in Military Use of Ai Analyses & Assessments

Ethics in Military Use of Ai

With the right resolve, ‘AI Partnership for Defence’ can become the precursor to a global framework on ethical uses of military AI.

Renouncing the Head, but Not the Family Analyses & Assessments

Renouncing the Head, but Not the Family

Barbados is set to bid adieu to the Queen as their sovereign but will remain a part of the Commonwealth for economic and socio-political advantages

Longer the Virus Stay, Wider the Gender Divide Analyses & Assessments

Longer the Virus Stay, Wider the Gender Divide

The adverse impact of the pandemic is threatening gender –regressive effects if immediate steps are not taken to counter it. Its implications are far wider than was initially perceived.

Futuristic Floating Cities – Pipe Dream or Reality? Analyses & Assessments

Futuristic Floating Cities – Pipe Dream or Reality?

A floating Atlantis can be a desirable alternative for population explosion and rising seas, only if financial, technological, and governance concerns are effectively addressed.

Thought Capturing through Influence Operations Analyses & Assessments

Thought Capturing through Influence Operations

Cyberspace has opened a gateway for adversaries to disrupt democratic processes and weaken liberal democracies

Rti's Sweet Sixteen Moment Analyses & Assessments

Rti's Sweet Sixteen Moment

Though the Right to Information Act has had a good run so far, its future as a citizen’s tool to question the state, must be jealously guarded.

The Age of Pandemic Tourism Analyses & Assessments

The Age of Pandemic Tourism

The beleaguered travel industry has to re-invent itself to emerge from the ashes of the pandemic if it hopes to seek a revival.