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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."