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Rebooting Strategic Ties Analyses & Assessments

Rebooting Strategic Ties

By recommencing trade and investment negotiations with Brussels, New Delhi hopes to counter Beijing’s role in the global value chain.

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.

Immigrants Biden-ing Time   Analyses & Assessments

Immigrants Biden-ing Time

President Biden’s humane immigration Bill may face roadblocks in garnering bipartisan support as a fresh wave of asylum seekers crowd its borders and a pandemic that refuses to die.

Lessons from the Global Vaccination Drive Analyses & Assessments

Lessons from the Global Vaccination Drive

From distribution mechanisms to questions over some of the vaccines themselves, the global drive should constantly learn and evolve.

Shifting Gears in the Gig Economy Analyses & Assessments

Shifting Gears in the Gig Economy

The historic ruling by the British Supreme Court, which affirms the employment rights of Uber drivers, can have a ripple effect in the international domain.

A Web of Conspiracies Analyses & Assessments

A Web of Conspiracies

The fear of alienating the hard-line support base ensures that conspiracy theories remain a part of the Republican agenda, despite causing fissures in the party.

Making Amends, Finally? Analyses & Assessments

Making Amends, Finally?

The U.S. government is again debating reparations for Black American slavery, but will it make up for generations of systemic repression?

Palestine: Cry My Beloved Country Analyses & Assessments

Palestine: Cry My Beloved Country

As the UAE and Bahrain close ranks with Israel, other Arab states may follow too, leaving Palestine with just a clutch of supporters for its cause.

China's Entry Into Att: Connecting the Dots Analyses & Assessments

China's Entry Into Att: Connecting the Dots

China joining the Arms Trade Treaty, which is skewed towards arms exporters, does not spell good news for importer nation-states.

Unstoppable! The Dragon's Digital Dominance Analyses & Assessments

Unstoppable! The Dragon's Digital Dominance

China’s ambition to emerge as a global norm-setter in the digital space is already extracting dividends through its ‘Digital Silk Road’ initiative.

North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine Analyses & Assessments

North Korea- a Quarantine Within Quarantine

The debilitating effect of the pandemic may force Pyongyang to rethink its isolationist policies and seek access to much-needed medical and economic aid

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit Analyses & Assessments

Deal Or No-deal: The Countdown On Brexit

Several issues hang in the air ahead of UK's final goodbye from the EU. The summit slated for mid-October could be the last-ditch effort for a deal

Floating In Between: The Swing Voter’s Filter Bubble Analyses & Assessments

Floating In Between: The Swing Voter’s Filter Bubble

The focus this time around is on the undecided voters who may get trapped in a flood of online “filter-babble."

Lebanon's Choice — Relapse or Revolution Analyses & Assessments

Lebanon's Choice — Relapse or Revolution

The August 4 Beirut blast has only aggravated the economic and political quagmire the nation finds itself in-salvation lies in intent and deep reforms

Russia's Stakes in Belarus Analyses & Assessments

Russia's Stakes in Belarus

Any popular movement that aspires to replace Lukashenko in Minsk will need to first contend with Moscow and its geopolitical bearings in Central Asia

Turbulence in the Aegean Sea Analyses & Assessments

Turbulence in the Aegean Sea

The region is in turmoil with Ankara denouncing the recently concluded Egypt –Greece deal and external powers-Russia, EU and France- jumping into the fray

Deal of the Century or an Election Gimmick Analyses & Assessments

Deal of the Century or an Election Gimmick

The ‘Abraham Accord’ may be a major foreign policy breakthrough, but there are doubts over its potential to broker peace in West Asia.

The Power of Remote Voting Analyses & Assessments

The Power of Remote Voting

Amidst raging infection rates, voting by mail seems to be the safest option. Will it remain free from tampering and electoral fraud?

Forging Strategic Partnerships for a Tranquil Indo-pacific Analyses & Assessments

Forging Strategic Partnerships for a Tranquil Indo-pacific

Does the Indo Pacific region need its own version of NATO to secure its strategic geography from big power manoeuvring?

The Malaise of the Me-first Syndrome Analyses & Assessments

The Malaise of the Me-first Syndrome

Countries embracing ‘vaccine nationalism’ in their race for a cure are forgetting that the bedrock of clinical research in pandemic times is 'the global public good.'