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Reopening EU: Too Soon? Analyses & Assessments

Reopening EU: Too Soon?

As countries in the European Union undertake measures to open the bloc for non-essential travel, they will have to strictly monitor changes in the status quo.

A Cure For Alzheimer’s? Analyses & Assessments

A Cure For Alzheimer’s?

The authorisation of Aducanumab, a new drug to cure Alzheimer’s, by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has generated debates in the medical community.

Respite For Transatlantic Trade Analyses & Assessments

Respite For Transatlantic Trade

Having suspended their dispute over aircraft subsidies, the United States and European Union can collaborate more widely on trade and technology.

The Flash of Cryptos Analyses & Assessments

The Flash of Cryptos

With China introducing its own digital currency (eRMB) and clamping down on other cryptocurrencies, it is evident it is asserting control over the digital economy.

An Evolving Global Fabric Analyses & Assessments

An Evolving Global Fabric

Restricting the free flow of data, which is critical to the cloud’s functioning, is likely to create a more fragmented system.

Cloud Security - A Macro View Analyses & Assessments

Cloud Security - A Macro View

Acknowledging the cloud as ‘global commons’ is the prerequisite for launching a universally coordinated effort to bolster security.

India: Opportunities and Challenges Analyses & Assessments

India: Opportunities and Challenges

India has a huge potential in the cloud market, both as a consumer as well as a service provider and business innovator.

Future of Cloud: Risks, Security and Governance Analyses & Assessments

Future of Cloud: Risks, Security and Governance

It is imperative to view cloud security as an integrated whole by placing equal emphasis on its non-security aspects.

Leveraging the Cloud Analyses & Assessments

Leveraging the Cloud

As critical infrastructures undergo digital transformation, cloud services will play a vital role in their secure functionality.

The Concentration Conundrum Analyses & Assessments

The Concentration Conundrum

It is important to identify and address the systemic risks that arise from a concentration of cloud service providers.

An All-Pervasive Presence Analyses & Assessments

An All-Pervasive Presence

By allocating shared responsibilities for risk mitigation, the cloud affords a better baseline for security.

Lakshadweep: Development Vs Indigenous Rights Analyses & Assessments

Lakshadweep: Development Vs Indigenous Rights

A series of laws introduced by the new administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Khoda Patel, has kicked up a storm in the islands, generating much unease and dissent.

G-7 Meet to Tackle Global Inequality Analyses & Assessments

G-7 Meet to Tackle Global Inequality

The leaders of the world’s largest economies have met at the Cornish resort of Carbis Bay for the 2021 G-7 summit.

Chinese Checkers in Afghanistan Analyses & Assessments

Chinese Checkers in Afghanistan

Coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of its internecine war in Afghanistan, the United States is preparing to withdraw all its troops by September 2021.

Legalising Bitcoin Analyses & Assessments

Legalising Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency. This digital tender is minted using huge amounts of energy.

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19 Analyses & Assessments

Olympics in the Shadow of Covid-19

Japan is experiencing its fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Budgeting for Peace Analyses & Assessments

Budgeting for Peace

Through its European Peace Facility, the EU has sidestepped legal and budgetary constraints on foreign armed interventions and overseas military funding.

A Strategic U-turn Analyses & Assessments

A Strategic U-turn

The easing of American sanctions on the Nord Stream project has raised hopes of a more profitable business landscape for European allies, as they seek to recover from the ravages of the pandemic.

Rampaging Digital Scourge Analyses & Assessments

Rampaging Digital Scourge

As anonymous cyber gangs run amok, raking in millions in ransomware payments, the global powers are themselves divided in coming up with an effective counter-strategy.

India’s AstraZeneca Deal Analyses & Assessments

India’s AstraZeneca Deal

The global controversy surrounding AstraZeneca, India’s primary vaccine, together with an inadequate adverse reaction reporting system, has given rise to many unanswered questions.