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A Debt-strapped China? Analyses & Assessments

A Debt-strapped China?

Is the Evergrande crisis only a symptom of China’s larger debt crisis which may ultimately puncture its growth prospects?

Press on a Short Leash? Analyses & Assessments

Press on a Short Leash?

Singapore has passed a new law that limits foreign interference in domestic affairs, which could potentially impede neutral press operations.

Heated Skies Around Taiwan Analyses & Assessments

Heated Skies Around Taiwan

Increased aerial provocations by the PLAAF within Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), while avoiding actual intrusion of its airspace, is being taken as a bellwether for its ultimate…

Historical Allies Join Forces, Again Analyses & Assessments

Historical Allies Join Forces, Again

Reinforcing their military bonds tempered over the heat of many conflicts, the U.S., UK and Australia have come together to confront emerging threats.

In the Docks Analyses & Assessments

In the Docks

The Pandora Papers have blown the whistle on several powerful individuals who use a complex network of offshore firms to conceal their wealth.

Chinks in Asia’s Armour Analyses & Assessments

Chinks in Asia’s Armour

Asia is buffeted by a wave of security challenges, which makes it imperative for India to be at the forefront of a global concert of nations that ensure lasting stability.

A Muted Call for Help Analyses & Assessments

A Muted Call for Help

As the Taliban threatens to end the short era of hope for Afghan women, the international community must employ innovative strategies to come to their aid.

West Africa: Democratisation in Peril? Analyses & Assessments

West Africa: Democratisation in Peril?

The lack of democratic institutions and overbearing militaries have left West African countries bereft of true democracy, endangering regional stability.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Holding All the Cards Analyses & Assessments

Holding All the Cards

With China’s overwhelming domination of strategic supply chains, potential disruptions to the electronics industry looms large.

The Shadowy World of Mercenaries Analyses & Assessments

The Shadowy World of Mercenaries

The collusion of political elites and organised crime has created a market for mercenaries and hitmen in countries with socio-economic instability

The Cuban Vaccine: A Breakthrough For Latam? Analyses & Assessments

The Cuban Vaccine: A Breakthrough For Latam?

By contributing to ‘medical internationalism’ and producing its own home-grown vaccine, Cuba has increased its standing in the international community.

Lebanon: A Nation at Gunpoint Analyses & Assessments

Lebanon: A Nation at Gunpoint

Unless measures are taken to put aside political differences, Lebanon will find it challenging to recover from its debilitating economic crisis.

Respite For Transatlantic Trade Analyses & Assessments

Respite For Transatlantic Trade

Having suspended their dispute over aircraft subsidies, the United States and European Union can collaborate more widely on trade and technology.

Murmurs of a Military Coup Analyses & Assessments

Murmurs of a Military Coup

Beset with Islamic and racial violence, the French Republic once again woke up to rumblings within the powerful military fraternity.