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Delta Wave Disrupts Economic Recovery Analyses & Assessments

Delta Wave Disrupts Economic Recovery

As the Delta variant continues to spread throughout Asia, lockdown restrictions and low vaccine rollouts threaten to undercut economic recovery in the region

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.

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.

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.

Shrinking Labour Pool Analyses & Assessments

Shrinking Labour Pool

With declining demographic growth rates, China will have to restructure its manpower- intensive economy.

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.

Fourth Estate Under Siege Analyses & Assessments

Fourth Estate Under Siege

Reporters across the globe are witnessing an increase in threats, arrests, and censorship.

Digital Public Infrastructure Analyses & Assessments

Digital Public Infrastructure

Technology has disrupted the traditional model of news production by empowering the audience to amplify it or create new content altogether.

Believing the Written Word Analyses & Assessments

Believing the Written Word

Though social media reach is tremendous in India, its platforms have not been used to spread misinformation or create agitations.

Nixing Fake News Analyses & Assessments

Nixing Fake News

The only way to nip misinformation in the bud is to work alongside social media platforms.

Getting the Online, in Line Analyses & Assessments

Getting the Online, in Line

In a market as large and diverse as India, it is important to tailor regulatory requirements with great care if fair, equitable, and responsible behaviour is to be ensured in the digital ecosystem.

Fighting Misinformation Analyses & Assessments

Fighting Misinformation

The way forward is to have governments and institutions working together for a disinformation-free society

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…

Do You Want to Be a Hero? Analyses & Assessments

Do You Want to Be a Hero?

Jim Rice’s advice to become “Heroes of the Pandemic” can help achieve much-needed resilience in supply chains.

Surviving and Thriving in the Pandemic Analyses & Assessments

Surviving and Thriving in the Pandemic

How the right decisions and rapid responses can help a company emerge unscathed from the pandemic

How to Bounce Back from Disruption in Supply Chains Analyses & Assessments

How to Bounce Back from Disruption in Supply Chains

Companies need to adopt resilient, responsive, and flexible approaches to supply chain management to field a fast-approaching calamity

Rebrand, Revitalise, Regenerate for a "New Congress" Analyses & Assessments

Rebrand, Revitalise, Regenerate for a "New Congress"

The “grand old party” needs to deeply introspect and look beyond the “first family” for revival as a national party of political relevance

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!-Part 1 Analyses & Assessments

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King!-Part 1

If a new world order is in the making, what are the course corrections it should take?

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King! -Part 2 Analyses & Assessments

The King Is Dead, Long Live the King! -Part 2

If a new world order is in the making, what are the course corrections it should take?