Analyses & Assessments

Hyperpower on the Wane? Analyses & Assessments

Hyperpower on the Wane?

The U.S. has its work cut out to convince its allies that even after the embarrassment in Kabul, it remains a staunch and dependable strategic partner.

The Web of Israeli Politics Analyses & Assessments

The Web of Israeli Politics

Israel, despite its small population and a compact landmass, is a bewilderingly complex nation to comprehend

Call a Spade a Spade Analyses & Assessments

Call a Spade a Spade

Notwithstanding its grand proclamations, Taliban 2.0 is little removed from its original avatar.

An End to the Afghan Saga Analyses & Assessments

An End to the Afghan Saga

Despite accusations of mismanaging the final chapter of the Afghanistan imbroglio, most Americans endorse the strategic decision to withdraw.

The Wildcard in Afghanistan? Analyses & Assessments

The Wildcard in Afghanistan?

As its fellow NATO members make a rather humiliating retreat, all eyes are on Turkey to see if it can play a stabilising role in the aftermath of Taliban victory.

Great Game Redux Analyses & Assessments

Great Game Redux

The emergence of the Taliban as masters of Afghanistan has created new equations for regional geopolitics with global resonance.

Economics of Robust Defence Analyses & Assessments

Economics of Robust Defence

Strategic alliances apart, India must look at its security needs through the prism of self-reliance, bolstered by robust economic growth.

The Politics of Jihad Analyses & Assessments

The Politics of Jihad

Despite the ideological rivalry between the Taliban and the ISIS-K, the two sides have occasionally cooperated with each other to attain political objectives.

The Golden Age of Hydrogen? Analyses & Assessments

The Golden Age of Hydrogen?

The Vernian vision of a hydrogen economy may soon come to pass as countries adopt strategies to mitigate climate change and democratise energy sources.

Surviving Humanoids Analyses & Assessments

Surviving Humanoids

The vast landscape of future human-machine interplay is limited only by the discrepancies in our knowledge of the human brain.

Mercenaries of Disinformation Analyses & Assessments

Mercenaries of Disinformation

Although influence operations are almost as old as human history, the pervasive presence of social media has allowed private agencies to monetise disinformation.

The Retrospective U-turn Analyses & Assessments

The Retrospective U-turn

By abolishing retrospective taxes, India has sought to project itself as a pragmatic and investor-friendly regime devoid of regulatory uncertainty.

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech Analyses & Assessments

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech

The NSO surveillance controversy not only indicates an erosion of basic privacy, but also a broader, more troubling trend of authoritarian cyber surveillance.

India’s Presidency at the UNSC Analyses & Assessments

India’s Presidency at the UNSC

As India assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council, it will focus on three issues - maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.

Drone Warfare: Here to Stay? Analyses & Assessments

Drone Warfare: Here to Stay?

With non-state actors increasingly using unmanned aerial vehicles to counter conventional militaries, India needs to review its drone-use policy for armed forces.

Fostering Shared Values Analyses & Assessments

Fostering Shared Values

In his recent visit to India, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has demonstrated strategic restraint on bilateral irritants like human rights issues.

Tempering Cyber Sovereignty Analyses & Assessments

Tempering Cyber Sovereignty

As it prepares to roll out its national cybersecurity strategy, India must adopt a carefully calibrated approach to the nebulous concept of ‘cyber sovereignty’

Deconstructing the Taiwanese Model Analyses & Assessments

Deconstructing the Taiwanese Model

The semiconductor industry is predicated on a complete and closed ecosystem that balances markets, investments, infrastructure, and technology.

‘Fab Future’ for India Analyses & Assessments

‘Fab Future’ for India

The semiconductor industry forms the foundation of technologies that drive economic growth, national security and critical infrastructure.

One Step at a Time Analyses & Assessments

One Step at a Time

India can leverage its existing strengths in design to establish a fabless ecosystem.