The expansive reach of genome sequencing could endanger human biosafety. If so, what are the key concerns ?
India is Bhutan’s most significant neighbour across dimensions. How can we foster this relationship to develop the South Asian region?
The increasing influence of the Chinese Yuan is raising red flags. What are the impacts on Yuan’s reserve status and its usage in global trade?
As Sudan gingerly adopts democracy, its first major diplomatic initiative is to mend ties with Israel. Will this quicken its international acceptance?
The UK has instituted a new points-based immigration system post BREXIT. How will this impact immigration into “Fortress UK?”
The deadly Coronavirus is disrupting global supply chains. How will countries cope with this unexpected “decoupling” from China?
Campaign funding legislation has triggered a debate on transparency vs donor privacy. Is there a reasonable compromise to protect the right to privacy?
The Israeli elections are likely to become a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who was charged with corruption in November 2019. Will “right” politics prevail?
The Chinese economy, afflicted by the consequences of the US tariffs is only facing a greater setback due to COVID-19 outbreak. How will it respond to this double whammy?
After decades of authoritarian rule, Omar al-Bashir is likely to stand the ICC trial. Is this the dawn of a new rule-based democratic Sudan?
The shipping and oil industry worldwide is stirred up by the IMO 2020. What are the viable alternatives available for stakeholders?
Iraq, a fulcrum of Middle East geopolitics, is trapped inexorably in the Iran- U.S. faceoff. Will it turn into a battlefield for a wider 21st Century war?
Turkey and Syria are on the verge of open conflict over the control of the strategic Idlib province. Can the world avert an all-out war?
Africa will be deeply impacted by climate change, despite contributing less than 3% to global greenhouse emissions. Can Africa balance these effects with its Growing Energy Deficit?
State institutions of policing and prosecution are turning to AI for decision making. Will this deliver equitable justice?
President Trump’s visit demonstrated the strong chemistry shared by the leaders of the world's two biggest democracies. Optics and cringe apart, were there significant gains from the visit?
With soaring demand and indispensability of gold to industry, Peru, the sixth-largest producer in the world, struggles to keep the supply legitimate.
Exploiting the weakened security environment in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has begun to reassert. Can the genie be put back?
Compelled to take a side in the US-China faceoff, its own unity in disarray, Europe is at a crossroad. Can it chart a safe route out of the gathering storm?
Right-wing political parties are now dominating the political space across the globe. Is this the new normal signalling the demise of liberal politics?