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Not-so-white House: Is America Ready for Kamala Harris? Featured Article

Not-so-white House: Is America Ready for Kamala Harris?

Identity politics may be the game-changer for the vice-presidential Democrat candidate for the 2020 U.S. election, but her political experience and stance on cardinal issues also count

Have Passport, Will Travel? Not in Post-covid Skies Featured Article

Have Passport, Will Travel? Not in Post-covid Skies

The pandemic progress card of nations will dictate the ease of international travel. While it's a rough road ahead for backpackers, high-net-worth individuals have the luxury of opting for…

Passing the Baton of Abe's Legacy Featured Article

Passing the Baton of Abe's Legacy

The new prime minister stands to inherit a hard-won battle of rebranding Japan, but with it comes the baggage of a sluggish economy, the pandemic and geopolitical worries.

Thailand: Charge of the Youth Brigade  Featured Article

Thailand: Charge of the Youth Brigade

Inspired by popular protest movements around the world, Thai youth are spearheading demands for democratic reforms and curbing the all-powerful monarchy

Sri Lanka Elections: Vote for Stability Featured Article

Sri Lanka Elections: Vote for Stability

A strong showing at the hustings by the formidable duo has cemented their place in Sri Lankan politics for some time to come. What does it mean for its people and the region?

'Each Year the Electorate Becomes a Little Less British and a Little More Scottish' Featured Article

'Each Year the Electorate Becomes a Little Less British and a Little More Scottish'

Lord Desmond Henry Browne, former Secretary of State for Scotland, and former Secretary of State for Defence in the UK, shares with Synergia Foundation, his thoughts on the Scots' demand for…

How Will MNC’s Respond to the Challenge of Nationalism?, Featured Article

How Will MNC’s Respond to the Challenge of Nationalism?,

The ban on TikTok raises a flag on how MNCs respond to the challenge of nationalist politics

China's Assertiveness Is for 'equality with U.S., Not Hegemony': Emmott Featured Article

China's Assertiveness Is for 'equality with U.S., Not Hegemony': Emmott

There is a need for Washington to “repair” its foreign policy towards China and incentivise it to become an active part of multilateral institutions, says Bill Emmott, the former editor-in-chief of…

Handling-with-care: China's Wolf-warriors Featured Article

Handling-with-care: China's Wolf-warriors

Every economy has taken a hit, which means that trade issues will become a big part of foreign policy [...] Everyone’s instinct is self-reliance… China responds ultimately to the relative balance of…

America Must Continue to Be Guarantor of Security for Its Allies Featured Article

America Must Continue to Be Guarantor of Security for Its Allies

Washington's ‘America First’ policy signifies a disengagement from long-standing ties with friendly nations, and without its protection, a vacuum of anarchy and opportunity will emerge, says David…

Citizen Defenders at the Forefront Featured Article

Citizen Defenders at the Forefront

Civil Defence forms the innermost shield to guard the home and hearth of citizens in times of war and distress..

Democracy champions in a post- COVID world Featured Article

Democracy champions in a post- COVID world

“Democracy, while not perfect is far more effective than autocracy in the long term, which only guarantees short-term solutions”: Kuni Miyake.

Containing the Dragon: Dealing with China Featured Article

Containing the Dragon: Dealing with China

The best way to stymie China's moves is for countries to offer reasonable alternatives to Chinese investment and technical assistance, says Richard Fontaine.

Ripples in the South Asian neighbourhood Featured Article

Ripples in the South Asian neighbourhood

A rising China poses a challenge for all countries, especially those in its neighbourhood. What are the options available to offset the conflicts it could bring?

Building Economic Resilience with Insurance Featured Article

Building Economic Resilience with Insurance

“The government cannot overlook the role of insurance acting as a financial safety net against possible future risk exposures:” Tapan Singhel.

The case of Sovereignty in Currency Featured Article

The case of Sovereignty in Currency

The push towards cryptocurrency is gaining ground on an international level, but is it sufficient to be used alongside, or instead of, legal tender?

The real gold of Cyberspace Featured Article

The real gold of Cyberspace

Cryptocurrency could create a transparent, decentralised medium of exchange, challenging the very concept of sovereign fiat currency.

'Pharma, The White Knight of the Pandemic' Featured Article

'Pharma, The White Knight of the Pandemic'

COVID-19 has thrown up challenges and opportunities to pharmaceutical companies. Will they rise to the overriding need efficiently and humanely?

Changing Behaviour and Risk in Insurance Featured Article

Changing Behaviour and Risk in Insurance

The pandemic has spurred insurance companies to have a much broader view of 'threats' and to sensitise themselves to the changing lifestyle of customers.

Reimagining Industry Post COVID 19 Featured Article

Reimagining Industry Post COVID 19

The pandemic brings challenges and opportunities for pharmaceutical companies provided they are ready to face up to them.