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THE SECOND COMING

Luiz Lula’s reincarnation as President has divided the nation as never before.

PARTNERS IN REGIONAL GEOPOLITICS?

With their long demilitarised common border and a shared cultural heritage, Bangladesh and India can jointly be a regional stabilising force.

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.

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.

BERLIN BOUND!

Indo-German relations have steadily been on the rise as both nations reassess their economic linkages with Russia amidst the chaos of Ukraine.Germany has been Europe's economy even when it was a…

COLOMBIA'S NEW “PINK TIDE”

The election of a left-wing government under a former guerrilla is a first for this conflict ravaged nation of 50 million.

NO, GAS IS NOT GREEN!

As the EU searches for alternatives to replace Russian oil and gas, the opposition to fossil fuels remains high in EU jurisdiction.

China-russia – Facing the West

Will the fractured geopolitical environment post the war in Ukraine force Russia and China into a closer alliance?

Hermit Kingdom Under Lockdown

While the world reeled under the COVID-19 pandemic, with rising fatality statistics numbing national consciousness in almost every country.

Is this the last one?

Mankind must ask itself whether, even after the Spanish Flu and the COVID 19 pandemic, it is doing enough to prevent future pandemics.

The End of Roe v Wade?

A leaked supreme court draft hints at an imminent turnaround on the historic 50-year-old decision making restrictions on abortion unconstitutional.

Timed to Perfection

At a time when the world is being divided into geostrategic blocs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s European tour conveyed India’s concerns in the correct perspective.

Quantum Cognition in Modern Politics

The application of quantum social sciences to international relations can provide a toolkit to predict outcomes in international exchanges.

Future-Proofing the Metaverse

Policymakers must be prepared to deal with the entire gamut of challenges that are bound to arise from the Metaverse, ranging from misinformation to anti-competitive practices.

Bolstering Cybersecurity Protocols

Governments will have to work closely with private companies if they want to effectively address emerging cyber threats.

A Cure Worse Than the Disease

The proposed Ken-Betwa River Link, being projected as a cure to Central India’s fast depleting water table, has many ecological pitfalls that need close scrutiny.

Declining Demographics

Despite many developing countries being unable to rein in their exploding populations, there are worries in some quarters about declining fertility rates.

Do Vaccine Mandates Work

When it comes to public health, are vaccine mandates ethical/moral, or do they infringe on a person’s right to choose?

Market Design to Do Good!

Auction theory and matching theory are tools of market design that can be used to improve market outcomes.

Resurgence of the State

Post -COVID economic recovery is largely being fostered by a steady stream of state-supported investment and expenditure, foretelling larger budgetary deficits for the future