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Making Amends, Finally? Analyses & Assessments

Making Amends, Finally?

The U.S. government is again debating reparations for Black American slavery, but will it make up for generations of systemic repression?

A Web of Conspiracies Analyses & Assessments

A Web of Conspiracies

The fear of alienating the hard-line support base ensures that conspiracy theories remain a part of the Republican agenda, despite causing fissures in the party.

Future Mineral Might  Analyses & Assessments

Future Mineral Might

With mining rights being opened for exploitation in the Arctic, the race for rare earths and minerals is fuelling geopolitical tensions and may aggravate environmental depredations in the long run.

The Bitcoin Buzz Analyses & Assessments

The Bitcoin Buzz

The increasing trend towards using cryptocurrencies as an investment and trading tool, set off by influencers, calls for sustainable regulations.

Delayed Call Calculus Analyses & Assessments

Delayed Call Calculus

Biden’s Middle East policy should not be viewed as a cooling-off period with close-buddy Israel, but rather as a calculated move to assert his policy imprint in the region.

Closing the Chasm Analyses & Assessments

Closing the Chasm

Only once the yawning gap between terrestrial and space internet is bridged in terms of costs, technology, and the regulatory burden will it become a sustainable venture.

Enabling People of Space Tech Analyses & Assessments

Enabling People of Space Tech

Apart from innovative technologies, the satellite revolution owes its success to individual personalities who have dared to think outside the box.

Deep Pockets Needed Analyses & Assessments

Deep Pockets Needed

It will take enormous capital commitment and private initiative to realise the full potential of satellite internet.

Tapping Into Potential Analyses & Assessments

Tapping Into Potential

The demand for satellite internet in the country will be contingent on enabling policies, delivery strategies, and costs.

The Answer Lies in Space Analyses & Assessments

The Answer Lies in Space

Pervasive internet is a viable enabler of economic growth and social inclusion.

Democratising and Incentivising Analyses & Assessments

Democratising and Incentivising

Satellite broadband represents the future of communication. It will be critical in building ubiquitous connectivity across the globe.

Looking Ahead Analyses & Assessments

Looking Ahead

By learning from the past and drawing on global best practices, it is important to create an international governance framework for satellite internet.

The Mix and Match Way Analyses & Assessments

The Mix and Match Way

The success of satellite internet in India will depend on the permutations and combinations of systems to benefit the end-user.

A New ‘start’? Analyses & Assessments

A New ‘start’?

By giving a fresh lease of life to the arms reduction treaty, Russia and the U.S. are recommitted to a substantive model of limiting stockpiles.

Internet in the interstellar space Analyses & Assessments

Internet in the interstellar space

From innovations in space manufacturing to increased participation of the private sector, the timing is ripe for satellite-based broadband to grow at an exponential pace.

New era for telecoms, satellites, and backhaul Analyses & Assessments

New era for telecoms, satellites, and backhaul

Satellite communication presents the most elegant and uninterrupted platform for ubiquitous high-speed communication anywhere on the planet.

Engendering Partnerships Analyses & Assessments

Engendering Partnerships

Innovation and profitability will be important drivers in sustaining projects in space

Self-reliance In Defence - Many Mountains To Climb Analyses & Assessments

Self-reliance In Defence - Many Mountains To Climb

The DAP, in its latest avatar, has its work cut out in encouraging local manufacturing, pursuing quality-driven indigenisation, and acquiring cutting edge technology from overseas vendors.

The Health Silk Road – a Band-aid Solution? Analyses & Assessments

The Health Silk Road – a Band-aid Solution?

By leveraging the BRI infrastructure for its health outreach, China has the power to negate its besmirched 'Wuhan virus' status. However, it must first iron out its supply chain lacunae and avoid…

Iconic Hero in Irons—the Downfall of Paul Rusesabagina Analyses & Assessments

Iconic Hero in Irons—the Downfall of Paul Rusesabagina

With subterfuge, the celebrity Good Samaritan was lured back and thrown into prison. While Rwandan security czars may have reasons to gloat over this coup, it also exposes the authoritarian rule…