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Srilanka: Economy in Doldrums Analyses & Assessments

Srilanka: Economy in Doldrums

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, there are a number of structural factors that cannot be ignored.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Shrinking Labour Pool Analyses & Assessments

Shrinking Labour Pool

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

Fourth Estate Under Siege Analyses & Assessments

Fourth Estate Under Siege

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

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

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.

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