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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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Confrontation of Superpowers- Part I Op-Eds

A Confrontation of Superpowers- Part I

A work of fiction, artfully evolved from the COVID-19 to highlight the dangerous spiral of events, if the narratives are not controlled with facts and reasonableness.

The Legacy of WWII in a Post COVID World Analyses & Assessments

The Legacy of WWII in a Post COVID World

Post WW II, the decisions by leaders lead to a golden period as compared to the current period, where there is a lack of any inspirational leadership.

The Gig Economy in the Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

The Gig Economy in the Pandemic

While pandemic has destroyed jobs across segments, its impact on the gig economy in terms of fiscal and social deprivation is largely ignored.

LOAC: New Paradigms Need New Laws Analyses & Assessments

LOAC: New Paradigms Need New Laws

With the paradigm shift in warfare due to disruptive technologies for which we are less preepared, the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC) are long overdue for an overhaul.

Chinese Opening Gambits Post COVID-19 Analyses & Assessments

Chinese Opening Gambits Post COVID-19

Recent aggressive Chinese moves have given rise to concerns that China is exploiting the distraction of the pandemic to push its own geopolitical agenda.

Chinese Government Work Report Op-Eds

Chinese Government Work Report

The Chinese annual government work report released at the 'Two sessions 2020' revealed plans for reviving the economy, alleviating poverty and fiscal reform.