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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.'

Benign Neighbour Bangladesh For Keeps? Analyses & Assessments

Benign Neighbour Bangladesh For Keeps?

Having had close encounters of the unfriendly kind with several countries in South Asia, New Delhi would be well advised to keep Dhaka close.

Engaging the Dragon, Appeasing Uncle Sam Analyses & Assessments

Engaging the Dragon, Appeasing Uncle Sam

Japan is walking a tightrope in its geo-strategic relationship with China and the U.S.

Brain Drain - From North to the South Analyses & Assessments

Brain Drain - From North to the South

Shutting the door on foreign students and immigrants in the west, may have a totally unexpected consequence –the return of talented prodigals to home shores!

A Shot in the Arm for Eurozone Analyses & Assessments

A Shot in the Arm for Eurozone

The EU Recovery Deal is a much-needed injection of economic support for member countries and hopefully a trigger for global recovery

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 1 Analyses & Assessments

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 1

What happened to liberal, impartial and investigative journalism, in Hong Kong?

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 2 Analyses & Assessments

Populism, Propaganda & Prejudice – Part 2

What happened to liberal, impartial and investigative journalism, in Hong Kong?

Pooling Research Resources for a Eureka Moment Analyses & Assessments

Pooling Research Resources for a Eureka Moment

Oxford University is crowdsourcing its efforts to come up with novel therapies at affordable prices in the shortest time possible