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The Nuclear Heist Analyses & Assessments

The Nuclear Heist

The recent demise of Dr. AQ Khan, the father of the Pakistani nuclear bomb, will hopefully put to rest the controversies that he courted in his lifetime.

An Expanding Arsenal Analyses & Assessments

An Expanding Arsenal

China's hypersonic glide weapon can reportedly penetrate missile defence systems, representing a critical escalation in nuclear strike capabilities.

Mysterious Ailment or Diabolical Weapon? Analyses & Assessments

Mysterious Ailment or Diabolical Weapon?

With a resurgence of the much-dreaded Havana syndrome among U.S. embassy officials, there are competing theories about its origins.

The Human Face of Climate Change Analyses & Assessments

The Human Face of Climate Change

A deluge of information on climate change has triggered a sense of anxiety and impending doom, especially among the young and the marginalised.

Iraq’s Electoral Canvas Analyses & Assessments

Iraq’s Electoral Canvas

In the backdrop of the Tishreem movement, Iraqi voters have taken to the polling booths, hoping to usher in a new dawn for the fledgling democracy.

Historical Allies Join Forces, Again Analyses & Assessments

Historical Allies Join Forces, Again

Reinforcing their military bonds tempered over the heat of many conflicts, the U.S., UK and Australia have come together to confront emerging threats.

A Flag-bearer in Tech? Analyses & Assessments

A Flag-bearer in Tech?

While the QUAD’s efforts to align technical standard-setting is praiseworthy, it is not without its challenges.

In the Docks Analyses & Assessments

In the Docks

The Pandora Papers have blown the whistle on several powerful individuals who use a complex network of offshore firms to conceal their wealth.

Through the Prism of Indian Experiences Analyses & Assessments

Through the Prism of Indian Experiences

India can ill-afford to ignore the state of affairs in Afghanistan, which is a pivotal part of the country’s immediate neighbourhood.

Surviving the Chip Crisis – Part I Analyses & Assessments

Surviving the Chip Crisis – Part I

As automotive companies seek to bounce back from the disruptions in semiconductor supply chains, it is important to recognise that microcontrollers are not a ‘just-in-time’ industry.

Vpns: a Double-edged Sword? Analyses & Assessments

Vpns: a Double-edged Sword?

As the government contemplates a ban on VPNs, it is important to not reduce the debate to a trade-off between privacy and national security interests.

Chinks in Asia’s Armour Analyses & Assessments

Chinks in Asia’s Armour

Asia is buffeted by a wave of security challenges, which makes it imperative for India to be at the forefront of a global concert of nations that ensure lasting stability.

Heated Skies Around Taiwan Analyses & Assessments

Heated Skies Around Taiwan

Increased aerial provocations by the PLAAF within Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), while avoiding actual intrusion of its airspace, is being taken as a bellwether for its ultimate…

The Traffic-light Coalition Analyses & Assessments

The Traffic-light Coalition

The 2021 German elections usher in a new post-Merkel era, breaking the power status quo and giving rise to a coalition that could potentially create a new liberal consensus.

Fall of a Behemoth Analyses & Assessments

Fall of a Behemoth

As Evergrande teeters on the precipice of default, there is immense strain on China’s outsized property sector, fuelling concerns about a liquidity crunch.

West Africa: Democratisation in Peril? Analyses & Assessments

West Africa: Democratisation in Peril?

The lack of democratic institutions and overbearing militaries have left West African countries bereft of true democracy, endangering regional stability.

A Muted Call for Help Analyses & Assessments

A Muted Call for Help

As the Taliban threatens to end the short era of hope for Afghan women, the international community must employ innovative strategies to come to their aid.

A ‘virtual’ Standstill Analyses & Assessments

A ‘virtual’ Standstill

The Facebook outage has highlighted the vulnerability of digitally-mediated economies, which are precariously dependent on a few servers or platforms.

Honouring Warriors of Free Press Analyses & Assessments

Honouring Warriors of Free Press

In a world awash with misinformation, it is important to recognise the few brave-hearts amidst journalists who prevent the truth from getting suppressed.

Guardrails for the Payment Ecosystem Analyses & Assessments

Guardrails for the Payment Ecosystem

By introducing card-on-file tokenisation, the RBI has sought to strike a balance between the protection of financial data and the ease of online card payments.