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The King Is Dead, Long Live the King! -Part 2 Analyses & Assessments

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King! -Part 2

If a new world order is in the making, what are the course corrections it should take?

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King! -Part 3 Analyses & Assessments

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King! -Part 3

If a new world order is in the making, what are the course corrections it should take?

Marshalling Healthcare Post-lockdown Analyses & Assessments

Marshalling Healthcare Post-lockdown

The spike in COVID-19 cases despite repeated clampdowns calls for a robust mix of public and private healthcare systems

Stoking the Fires in a Volatile Middle East Analyses & Assessments

Stoking the Fires in a Volatile Middle East

Out of the public eye and under the weight of the pandemic, the Middle East is teetering on dangerous waters

Finding the Sweet Spot Analyses & Assessments

Finding the Sweet Spot

Seeking linkages through trade, capital flows, and national security, India has to create “the sweet spot” in its interaction with other countries

Chinese Diplomacy: Dancing with the Wolves Analyses & Assessments

Chinese Diplomacy: Dancing with the Wolves

The 'Wolf Warriors' are a new breed of Chinese diplomats, who mirror the face of a resurgent, aggressive China that brooks no criticsm

Chaotic Lockdowns Worsen the Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

Chaotic Lockdowns Worsen the Pandemic

Is Lockdown the only weapons left in the arsenal of the State to stop the relentless march of COVID 19? And why it has failed to control?

The Chinese goods ban: All Bark and no Bite? Analyses & Assessments

The Chinese goods ban: All Bark and no Bite?

In a hyper-patriotic environment, calls to boycott Chinese products are getting louder. Is a total ban economically viable or is it mere optics to subdue?

Turkey aims to be the Middle East's King Analyses & Assessments

Turkey aims to be the Middle East's King

The country's successes as a heavyweight military power in the Middle East are reminiscent of the erstwhile Ottoman Empire and it's conquest.

Destroying Dissent in Democratic frameworks Analyses & Assessments

Destroying Dissent in Democratic frameworks

The space for dissent is narrowing in powerful democracies, and the pandemic and social media manipulation is decimating it altogether.

Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley Op-Eds

Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

Did local commanders at ground zero take matters into their own hands and flout the rules of engagement? An impartial inquiry is necessary.

The BLM Movement and the November Ballot                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Analyses & Assessments

The BLM Movement and the November Ballot

Black Lives Matter protests for racial tolerance and equality have seen participation by a wide section of citizenry. Will it impact the presidential elections?

Indian Geopolitics- Time to be a Lodestar Analyses & Assessments

Indian Geopolitics- Time to be a Lodestar

In an increasingly disruptive and changing international landscape, where staying neutral is no longer a safe option,India must find its compass to cement its place.

Being ‘Vocal for Local’ – Part I Op-Eds

Being ‘Vocal for Local’ – Part I

'Be Indian, buy Indian’ seems easy to achieve, but in the age of a globalised economy, is it possible to do so? Part one explains how the issue is complicated.

Being ‘Vocal for Local’ – Part II Op-Eds

Being ‘Vocal for Local’ – Part II

'Be Indian, buy Indian’ seems easy to achieve, but in the age of a globalised economy, is it possible to do so? Part two explains how businesses in India should evolve.

India and Australia: In the Dragon's shadow Analyses & Assessments

India and Australia: In the Dragon's shadow

A landmark online India–Australia summit has spawned speculation of a new Indo-Pacific landscape that looks to focus on moving away from China.

Trump Vs Twitter: New Social Media Protocols Analyses & Assessments

Trump Vs Twitter: New Social Media Protocols

Social media networks need to have a transparent and objective mechanism in place instead of choosing to be passive bulletin boards.

India- Nepal- China:‌ ‌Delicate‌ ‌Balancing‌ ‌Act‌ Analyses & Assessments

India- Nepal- China:‌ ‌Delicate‌ ‌Balancing‌ ‌Act‌

Nepal's public upscaling of the Kalapani dispute, along with the chinese military excursions has raised the spectra of broader anti-India collusion.

A Confrontation of Super Powers– Part III Op-Eds

A Confrontation of Super Powers– Part III

In the last of the three-part series, end-states to the confrontation between US and PRC are examined with suggestions for impartial intelligence.

A Confrontation of Super Powers– Part II Op-Eds

A Confrontation of Super Powers– Part II

In this second part of the three-part series, the fictional narrative discusses electoral politics, geopolitical powerplay and tensions between US and PRC.