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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."

States in Dire Straits as GST Promises Turn Sour Analyses & Assessments

States in Dire Straits as GST Promises Turn Sour

With the Centre unable to abide by its commitment and legislation to compensate States for a shortfall in GST revenues, setting the stage for a royal battle

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?

Surviving and Thriving in the Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

Surviving and Thriving in the Pandemic

How the right decisions and rapid responses can help a company emerge unscathed from the pandemic

Do You Want to Be a Hero? Analyses & Assessments

Do You Want to Be a Hero?

Jim Rice’s advice to become “Heroes of the Pandemic” can help achieve much-needed resilience in supply chains.

How to Bounce Back from Disruption in Supply Chains Analyses & Assessments

How to Bounce Back from Disruption in Supply Chains

Companies need to adopt resilient, responsive, and flexible approaches to supply chain management to field a fast-approaching calamity

Spotlight on the Check on Big Tech Analyses & Assessments

Spotlight on the Check on Big Tech

This month-end will show whether the all-pervasive four giants in the digital space will have their tentacles pruned under U.S. antitrust laws

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.'

The Dirt on Instagram: When Aesthetics Reduces Movements to a Trend Analyses & Assessments

The Dirt on Instagram: When Aesthetics Reduces Movements to a Trend

Has the essence of the Black Lives Matter campaign been highjacked by virtue-signalling “slactivists”?

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.

States Can Make It a Win-win for Everyone Analyses & Assessments

States Can Make It a Win-win for Everyone

Perspective of Mr T.K.A. Nair, Former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India

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!

Systems and Solutions to the Migrant Labour Crisis Analyses & Assessments

Systems and Solutions to the Migrant Labour Crisis

Understanding the magnitude of the crisis and addressing it as a socio-economic issue from the perspective of the states, the migrants and the industry is the only way forward

Rebrand, Revitalise, Regenerate for a "New Congress" Analyses & Assessments

Rebrand, Revitalise, Regenerate for a "New Congress"

The “grand old party” needs to deeply introspect and look beyond the “first family” for revival as a national party of political relevance