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An End to the Afghan Saga Analyses & Assessments

An End to the Afghan Saga

Despite accusations of mismanaging the final chapter of the Afghanistan imbroglio, most Americans endorse the strategic decision to withdraw.

The Wildcard in Afghanistan? Analyses & Assessments

The Wildcard in Afghanistan?

As its fellow NATO members make a rather humiliating retreat, all eyes are on Turkey to see if it can play a stabilising role in the aftermath of Taliban victory.

Great Game Redux Analyses & Assessments

Great Game Redux

The emergence of the Taliban as masters of Afghanistan has created new equations for regional geopolitics with global resonance.

Economics of Robust Defence Analyses & Assessments

Economics of Robust Defence

Strategic alliances apart, India must look at its security needs through the prism of self-reliance, bolstered by robust economic growth.

The Finger of Blame Analyses & Assessments

The Finger of Blame

While the Afghanistan crisis may represent a collective failure of the western coalition forces and their chosen Afghan political elites, the U.S. will have to share a greater degree of blame.

Hyperpower on the Wane? Analyses & Assessments

Hyperpower on the Wane?

The U.S. has its work cut out to convince its allies that even after the embarrassment in Kabul, it remains a staunch and dependable strategic partner.

The Web of Israeli Politics Analyses & Assessments

The Web of Israeli Politics

Israel, despite its small population and a compact landmass, is a bewilderingly complex nation to comprehend

Surviving Humanoids Analyses & Assessments

Surviving Humanoids

The vast landscape of future human-machine interplay is limited only by the discrepancies in our knowledge of the human brain.

Mercenaries of Disinformation Analyses & Assessments

Mercenaries of Disinformation

Although influence operations are almost as old as human history, the pervasive presence of social media has allowed private agencies to monetise disinformation.

The Retrospective U-turn Analyses & Assessments

The Retrospective U-turn

By abolishing retrospective taxes, India has sought to project itself as a pragmatic and investor-friendly regime devoid of regulatory uncertainty.

The Politics of Jihad Analyses & Assessments

The Politics of Jihad

Despite the ideological rivalry between the Taliban and the ISIS-K, the two sides have occasionally cooperated with each other to attain political objectives.

The Golden Age of Hydrogen? Analyses & Assessments

The Golden Age of Hydrogen?

The Vernian vision of a hydrogen economy may soon come to pass as countries adopt strategies to mitigate climate change and democratise energy sources.

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech Analyses & Assessments

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech

The NSO surveillance controversy not only indicates an erosion of basic privacy, but also a broader, more troubling trend of authoritarian cyber surveillance.

India’s Presidency at the UNSC Analyses & Assessments

India’s Presidency at the UNSC

As India assumes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council, it will focus on three issues - maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.

Tempering Cyber Sovereignty Analyses & Assessments

Tempering Cyber Sovereignty

As it prepares to roll out its national cybersecurity strategy, India must adopt a carefully calibrated approach to the nebulous concept of ‘cyber sovereignty’

Drone Warfare: Here to Stay? Analyses & Assessments

Drone Warfare: Here to Stay?

With non-state actors increasingly using unmanned aerial vehicles to counter conventional militaries, India needs to review its drone-use policy for armed forces.

Fostering Shared Values Analyses & Assessments

Fostering Shared Values

In his recent visit to India, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has demonstrated strategic restraint on bilateral irritants like human rights issues.

A Glimpse of the Future Analyses & Assessments

A Glimpse of the Future

Semiconductors are the key to an imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution, with 5G wireless and AI transforming the societal, economic and security verticals.

Get the Chip Rolling! Analyses & Assessments

Get the Chip Rolling!

With demand far outstripping supply, the semiconductor industry is in flux, which holds great promise for an accelerated Indo-Taiwan collaboration in the field.

A Geostrategic Outlook Analyses & Assessments

A Geostrategic Outlook

Supply chain resilience in the semiconductor industry is predicated on regional security within East Asia.