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Is India Hungry? Analyses & Assessments

Is India Hungry?

While malnutrition remains the primary concern, a significant section of the Indian population is still calorie-deficient.

The New Face of Food Security Analyses & Assessments

The New Face of Food Security

Along with farm productivity, diet diversity and prevention of nutritional deficiencies are key factors in bolstering food security within India.

Mysterious Ailment or Diabolical Weapon? Analyses & Assessments

Mysterious Ailment or Diabolical Weapon?

With a resurgence of the much-dreaded Havana syndrome among U.S. embassy officials, there are competing theories about its origins.

The Nuclear Heist Analyses & Assessments

The Nuclear Heist

The recent demise of Dr. AQ Khan, the father of the Pakistani nuclear bomb, will hopefully put to rest the controversies that he courted in his lifetime.

Srilanka: Economy in Doldrums Analyses & Assessments

Srilanka: Economy in Doldrums

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, there are a number of structural factors that cannot be ignored.

The Finger of Blame Analyses & Assessments

The Finger of Blame

While the Afghanistan crisis may represent a collective failure of the western coalition forces and their chosen Afghan political elites, the U.S. will have to share a greater degree of blame.

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.

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.

Delta Wave Disrupts Economic Recovery Analyses & Assessments

Delta Wave Disrupts Economic Recovery

As the Delta variant continues to spread throughout Asia, lockdown restrictions and low vaccine rollouts threaten to undercut economic recovery in the region

A Cure For Alzheimer’s? Analyses & Assessments

A Cure For Alzheimer’s?

The authorisation of Aducanumab, a new drug to cure Alzheimer’s, by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has generated debates in the medical community.

Reopening EU: Too Soon? Analyses & Assessments

Reopening EU: Too Soon?

As countries in the European Union undertake measures to open the bloc for non-essential travel, they will have to strictly monitor changes in the status quo.

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19 Analyses & Assessments

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19

Japan is experiencing its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Shrinking Labour Pool Analyses & Assessments

Shrinking Labour Pool

With declining demographic growth rates, China will have to restructure its manpower- intensive economy.

India’s AstraZeneca Deal Analyses & Assessments

India’s AstraZeneca Deal

The global controversy surrounding AstraZeneca, India’s primary vaccine, together with an inadequate adverse reaction reporting system, has given rise to many unanswered questions.

Fourth Estate Under Siege Analyses & Assessments

Fourth Estate Under Siege

Reporters across the globe are witnessing an increase in threats, arrests, and censorship.

Digital Public Infrastructure Analyses & Assessments

Digital Public Infrastructure

Technology has disrupted the traditional model of news production by empowering the audience to amplify it or create new content altogether.

Believing the Written Word Analyses & Assessments

Believing the Written Word

Though social media reach is tremendous in India, its platforms have not been used to spread misinformation or create agitations.

Nixing Fake News Analyses & Assessments

Nixing Fake News

The only way to nip misinformation in the bud is to work alongside social media platforms.

Getting the Online, in Line Analyses & Assessments

Getting the Online, in Line

In a market as large and diverse as India, it is important to tailor regulatory requirements with great care if fair, equitable, and responsible behaviour is to be ensured in the digital ecosystem.

Fighting Misinformation Analyses & Assessments

Fighting Misinformation

The way forward is to have governments and institutions working together for a disinformation-free society