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THE FOOD CORRIDOR FOR THE WORLD

The Black Sea is an important route for global commerce, and five months of fighting has almost closed it for all merchant shipping

BAITING THE DRAGON!

Amidst rising unpredictability in global geopolitics, one thing remains constant: the game of power and influence.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING!!!

Fragmenting all stereotypical questions, a tribal woman was crowned as the youngest President of India.

TURKEY - RUSSIA SUMMIT, 2022

After having recently summited in Tehran, President Putin and President Erdogan are scheduled to meet again

IT'S RAINING SPACE DEBRIS!!

We humans must be reminded that stockpiling space debris is a disaster waiting to fall.

PAK ECONOMY INCREASING DISTRESS?

A worsening global economy is denying Pakistan any green shoots of recovery, while Sri Lanka’s situation sends shivers down its collective spine.

WHERE IS THE INDIAN RUPEE HEADED?

An imbalance in global trade has caused a shift in the value of several currencies, including the Rupee. Does this indicate the beginning of a global recession?

RUSSIAN OUTREACH IN THE MIDDLE EAST

In his second foreign visit outside Russia, President Putin met President Erdogan and the Iranian President Raisi in Tehran.

FLOW OF FOOD RESUMES?

International agencies heaved a sigh of relief when Russia and Ukraine signed the deal to allow exports of Ukrainian wheat through its Black Sea ports.

THE NEW AGE MIGRANTS

The influx of white Ukrainians fleeing from Russian wrath to safe sanctuaries in Europe has created a fresh set of problems, despite the initial enthusiastic welcome.

A LEAP TO SPACE?

Japanese space ambitions, and investment, are welcome to Washington as NASA tries to stay ahead of Beijing in a potential new space race.

HOTTER SUMMERS & COLDER WINTERS

The realities of climate change are finally dawning on the global North as they face unusual equatorial temperatures in their temperate latitudes.

GOLD RUSH FOR REE

Global competition for rare earth elements (REE) is heating up, with Ankara joining the rush.

AN ENDURING LEGACY!!!

A Pivotal Chapter in India-Japan Relations comes to an end with India losing its most ardent advocate in Japan.

REVIVING SRI LANKA

The successors to the Rajapaksa family coterie will have their work cut out as they try to match expenditure to revenue

RISE OF THE YUAN?

Concealed by the din of the Russian- West confrontation over Ukraine has been the slow but steady climb of the Chinese Yuan as an attractive alternative to the all-mighty dollar.

WATER WARS: COOPERATION OR CONFLICT?

Reduced access to a reliable water supply in South Asia could have serious consequences for regional security.

A PRAGMATIC APPROACH

Impelled by the Ukraine Crisis to take its eyes off other global areas of contestation, the Biden Administration is refocussing on the Middle for its own and its allies’ energy security.

CPEC UNDER SIEGE

It is finally dawning upon China that its dreams of reincarnating the ancient Silk Road to mark its rise as the 'Middle Kingdom' will come at a price.

RUSSIAN SANCTIONS THROUGH CHINESE PRISM

The BRICS provided China and Russia and ideal platform to cajole fellow members to unite against unilateral western sanctions.